Getting your hands on tickets to UFC 242 is one helluva’ task with tickets selling out within a week of going live. But if you’re looking to enjoy all the action, we recommend heading down to these top spots to catch the fight
Where: JA Ocean View Hotel
Cost: Dhs 100-130
About: If pub grub classics, bar games and a sporty vibe is what you’re after, we recommend going to Offside. They have a huge LED screen, accompanied by ample television viewing opportunities across multiple screens around the venue. They even have happy hours going on from 4-9 pm.
Check out our review of what the Offside experience is like.
Where: Liberty House, Level C, DIFC
Cost: Dhs 100 per person
About: Patrons can catch the live action from the prelims until the headline fight with a minimum spend of Dhs 100 per person. They’re also hosting a ‘Predict & Win’ contest.
Where: Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hote
Cost: Dhs 169 per person
About: You won’t miss a second of UFC 242 as BFF Gastro Bar & Lounge is screening the live-action on its huge TVs and a projector screen placed across the venue. They’re offering a Dhs 169pp deal inclusive of five bevvies and a main course meal.
Saadiyat Beach Club
Where: Saadiyat Island
Cost: Dhs 100-250
About: Take a dip in the pool and lie back as Saadiyat Beach Club’s ‘Grammable swimming pool as they live-stream the fight night. The beach club will play host to live music and entertainment in between fights too. Lads enter for Dhs 250 and ladettes enter for Dhs 200, inclusive of pool access and unlimited drinks from 5-8 pm. Entry without beach access costs dhs 150 for lads and Dhs 100 for ladettes.
Where: Emporium Bldg, Yas Marina Circuit, Burj Daman
Cost: No minimum spend/entry fee
About: With loads of drink deals and live entertainment, Stars ‘n’ Bars is worth checking out if you’re looking for a high-energy experience. The bar boasts of 76 screens and happy hour offers through the evening. For reservations, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 565 0101.