Top 13 Places to Watch the Euros
Story Rooftop Lounge
The hip and edgy after-work-hangout boasts a fully Euro themed bar, from artificial grass to a six tiered stand. The bar offers hospitality booths, branded giveaways, raffles, and a grand prize worth Dhs10,000 on the Euros final. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, the venue provides two large projectors and two TV screens and a special themed menu. Top tip? Book a table or a booth early, because this is going to be a sought-after spot!
INFO: 8pm-11pm Thu-Fri, Dhs250 per person, Holiday Inn Express, Media City, Dubai, 055 773 0010 / 056 694 4538, firstname.lastname@example.org
Casa de Tapas
Real Madrid fans will feel right at home at Casa de Tapas, as this joint gives you a little bit of Spain in Dubai with authentic Spanish food made by Spanish chefs, and offers specials on their food and beverages. The restaurant offers 14 screens, including one massive TV screen, as well as a limited number of tables that have individual TV screens, which can be booked in advance. While their hearts belong to Spain, Casa de Tapas has extended their warmest welcome to all fans to enjoy matches at their lively restaurant.
INFO: 6pm-2am, daily, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai, 044 161 800, facebook.com/CasaDeTapasDubai
Keep your cool while the soccer players heat it up at the popular beachside venue. Barasti offers the combination of enjoying the summer at the beach with the match going on, but also keeping cool inside its massive air-conditioned tent, set to a blissful 22 degrees, day or night.
INFO: 11am-1.30am Sat-Thu, 11am-3am Thu-Fri, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 043 993 333, barastibeach.com
This urban sports bistro is worth the drive to The Palm due to its lively atmosphere, and if you wear your team’s colours, you get a freebie if they’re playing that night. The sports bar offers numerous beverage offers and not one, but two happy hours!
INFO: 12midday-12midnight Sun-Thu, 8am-12midnight, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Views East, Dubai, 04 552 4000, barrel12.ae
A groovy venue even when there’s no sport playing; Claw boasts fantastic food and a private gaming room open Sun to Tue to add to the competitive vibes. Claw gifts free drinks to fans wearing their team’s colours when their team scores and offers plenty of promotions on food and drink. All matches will be shown on their 15 TV screens.
INFO: 6pm-2am Sun-Thu, 12midday-2am, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 04 432 2300, clawbbq.com
Urban Bar and Kitchen
Expect all matches to be shown here simultaneously, as UBK have the highest screen count out of all the sporting venues in the city. The menu will satisfy food lovers, with delicious burgers starting at Dhs65 and regular promotions and offers throughout the week.
INFO: 12midday-3am Sun-Thu, 9.30am-3am Fri-Sat, Sheikh Zayed Road, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, 04 438 0000, movenpick.com/en/middle-east/uae/dubai/dubai-jumeirah-lakes-towers/restaurants/restaurants/urban-bar-kitchen-ubk/
Yesterday Restaurant & Bar
The joint offers an interactive and fun experience as it encourages fans to come dressed in support of their teams and to share pictures on social media for a chance to win food vouchers. Fans can also get a 30 per cent discount, as long as they win the “Guess the Score” competition and can even win an overnight stay at the hotel by guessing the winning score in the Euro final! How much are you willing to bet on your team?
INFO: 6.30pm-11pm, daily, Al Mankhool Road, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown, Bur Dubai, Dubai, 04 354 3333, yesterdaypub.com
Dusty’s has extended its happy hour throughout the live matches, allowing you to order drinks for just Dhs25 while you cheer for your favourite team. The kitchen stays open late and the matches are shown live on a big screen. What more could you need?
INFO: 7.30am-12midnight, Sun-Fri, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, 04 354 5435, facebook.com/Dustys.Dubai
Perry & Blackwelder’s
Love barbeque and football? Head to Perry & Blackwelder’s for their burgers, starting at Dhs99 and dedicated happy hour during all the games, while watching the match on several of the big screens that surround the venue.
INFO: 12midday-2am daily, Souk Madinat Jumeriah, Dubai, 04 432 3232, jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/madinat-jumeirah/restaurants--bars/perry--blackwelders--original-smokehouse
Kickers Sports Bar
Kickers is changing the game with their chance for you to win tickets to the semi-finals. If that wasn’t good enough, the bar is also offering well thought-out match-day meals and offerings to match the teams playing that night, as well as a bookable fanzone for you and your VIP guests.
INFO: 8pm-2am on match days, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 448 1001, kickerssportsbar.ae
McGettigan’s is a vastly popular Irish bar and a favourite to football fans, as they show all the action on three giant screens in an air-conditioned tent, as well as on more than 20 TV’s inside the bar. Bucket deals start at Dhs199 and lastly, for the cherry on top, they‘re offering customers the chance to win tickets to the semi-finals!
INFO: 12midday-3am daily, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers-Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, 043560560; 12midday-3am daily, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 378 0800, mcgettigans.com
This joint offers 19 giant TV’s for you to watch the match, while you can enjoy special bucket and beverage deals during the games. Expect plenty of promotions and banter throughout the night!
INFO: 5pm-2am Sun-Thu, 12midday-2am, Manzil Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 04 428 5888, vida-hotels.com/en/manzil/restaurants/nezesaussi-grill.aspx
This popular lounge has been transformed into a themed venue for the Euros, just for the city’s football lovers. Warehouse is offering a themed menu, with dishes named after your favourite players, and many beverage promotions after dark.
INFO: 12midday-1.30am daily, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference centre-Garhoud, 04 217 0000, warehouse-dubai.com