Where to watch Joshua v Ruiz in the Clash on the Dunes in Dubai

Top spots to see the first-ever World Heavyweight Title fight in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 Where to watch Joshua v Ruiz in the Clash on the Dunes in Dubai

There’s been the Rumble in the Jungle, the Thrilla in Manila, and now history will be made in the Clash on the Dunes – and Dubai has some top places to go watch it all go down.

The hugely-anticipated boxing match will see world heavyweight champion Andy ‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr – who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles – take on Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, the 2012 Olympics boxing gold medallist.

With ring walks expected to be at 1am on Sunday December 8, it’s going to be a late one, but definitely not a show to be missed.

Looking for a place in Dubai to watch first-ever World Heavyweight Title fight in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? If you’re a boxing fan, of course you do.

Check out the list below and prepare for a boxing match like no other.

Burger & Lobster
Fancy a some burgers and lobsters while the top heavy-weight boxers in the world go mono-e-mono? How convenient – Burger & Lobster in DIFC will be screening the match on its spread-out TVs, with doors opening at 11pm.
Free entry. Sat Dec 7, 11pm-2am. Burj Daman, DIFC, www.burgerandlobster.com (04 514 8838).

Reform Social & Grill
The British pub garden will be streaming the hugely-anticipated match, kicking off from midnight until 3am with plenty of pub grub. Prices are at Dhs250, but fret not, it’s all redeemable on refreshments.
Dhs250 (redeemable with food and drinks). Sun Dec 8, midnight-3am. The Lakes, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).

Looking to make a trip of it? Taking place in the custom-built 15,000-seat Diriyah Arena, at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site, ticket prices start at 519.75 SAR (Dhs509), and you can buy them by visiting www.diriyahseason.sa. And with Saudi’s new eVisa system, boxing fans from 49 countries can now apply for visas online or on arrival.
From Dhs509. Fri Dec 7, 6pm-1am. Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia, www.diriyahseason.sa.

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