Rugby World Cup 2019
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Our Top 7 Places to Watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup

If you’re a rugby fan wanting to catch the World Cup games at some of Dubai’s best viewing venues, then read on. We’ve rounded up our top 7 places offering great deals while you watch, eat and drink.

Perry & Blackwelder’s

Dubai’s original smokehouse has lots on offer during this Rugby World Cup. There’s nothing more satisfying than a good breakfast. P&B seems to share that sentiment because on game days, they’re offering their ‘All-American’ breakfast all day, every day. It’s super-sized but small on price, at only AED 85. Other promotions include a special breakfast sandwich plus drinks, a deal on their signature ‘all you can eat’ chicken wings and a number of beverage packages.


Dedicated to sports, Offside is an ideal place to watch the World Cup. The relatively new bar has a number of promotions on throughout the week, including daily specials, Happy Tuesdays, Saturday Super Sports (where you can get a range of drinks buckets and snacks starting from AED 120), Brunch and Late Brunch. You could also get the chance to win ticket to Hong Kong’s Rugby 7’s when you spend AED 200. Wouldn’t that be nice!

8am til 3am, JA Ocean View (04 814 5590)

Barasti Beach Bar


Always a favourite spot for watching sport, Barasti has made our list for its rugby season specials. With their giant LCD screen, you won’t miss a single single try. There are drinks deals running throughout the season with happy hour from Saturday to Thursday, starting at 10am. Don’t miss the chance to take part in a competition which could see you scoring an all expenses paid trip to the world cup final in Japan.

Sun to Weds – 10am to 1:30am, Thur to Fri – 10am to 3am, Sat 9am to 1:30am, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1313)

Garden on 8

Garden on 8
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The self-proclaimed, “coolest terrace in the city” can guarantee serious fans a good view of the game. With ample screens inside and a huge screen out on the sprawling terrace, you won’t miss any action. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 8pm with a wide variety of drinks available at AED 35 each.

Sat to Weds – noon til 12am, Thursday & Friday – noon til late. Media City (04 427 1000)

Social Company

Social Company
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Who doesn’t love unlimited wings? Alright, maybe not vegetarians and vegans, but everyone else loves unlimited wings…Social Company is offering all you can eat wings from kick off until the end of the match. This deal is on until Saturday 2nd November for only AED 99. If burgers are more your thing, you can get a Wagyu beef burger and set drink for AED 89. They’re also offering a package of 3 selected drinks for AED 89.

Open daily from 6am to 12am. Zabeel House, The Greens (04 519 1111)

Nell Gwynne

Roast Dinner at Nell Gwynne's
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Classic British pub Nell Gwynne, has been at the centre of a facebook drama since a customer posted a bargain breakfast recommendation about the establishment on one of the Brit groups which was subsequently taken down by the admin spurring a mini-revolution at the pub and a Brexit from the social media group.

When the authentically styled public house is offering patrons fantastic deals, it needs to be said! During live games, you can get a bucket of six selected beverages for AED 136. Saturday and Sunday roast dinners are only AED 52. You literally couldn’t get a roast dinner for that price even if you cooked it at home.

Open daily from noon til 2.45am. Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 448 8222).

McGettigan’s Souk Madinat

McGettigans Souk Madinat
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You don’t get much for free these days, but you can wangle a free drink at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat. If you turn up sporting your country’s rugby top, you’ll get a drink on the house. Along with McGettigan’s DWCT branch, the bar is running a competition to win tickets to the final in Japan. All you need to do is buy 3 drinks over 3 matches to be entered. The lucky winner will be selected on Sunday 20th October.

Sun to Wed – noon til 2am, Thurs – noon til 3am, Fri to Sat 9am til 3am. Umm Suqeim (04 447 0219)

You can find all the game fixtures here and updates on other sporting news in our sports section.