The Euro 2020 tournament is here to save our Dubai summer – it might be a year late, but with 51 matches and all the big teams, we’re not complaining!
And it’s fair to say Dubai has gone Euro 2020 crazy, with some incredible venues putting on some incredible events.
The action starts this Friday and lasts for a month with up to three games a day in the early stages. We’ve run through the best venues in Dubai and pulled out the best deals so you don’t have to miss a match.
Barasti Fan Zone Tent
One of the best places to catch the action is at the Barasti Fan Zone Euro Tent. The custom-built tent is free to enter for all matches. And as well as screening all the games, they’ll have live bands and DJs on hand to keep the atmosphere pumped.
They also have some ace drink deals, loads of football-themed games and open from midday each day.
Original Wings and Rings
Original Wings and Rings in DIFC has two big advantages. It has several huge screens which will be showing every match. And they do the best wings in town. So it’s a bit of a no-brainer, to be honest.
Plus with amazing weekly deals including happy hours and their incredible brunch deals, you can tuck into a feast while watching the matches.
Picture the scene: your national team is playing, the stars are shining and you’re sat back in a pool watching a huge screen showcase the Euro 2020 championships.
Life really doesn’t get any better.
And it’s a wonderful, wonderful reality thanks to the Radisson RED Roof pool bar. They’ve turned their 150-capacity roof terrace into a football haven, complete with a 4.5m x 2m screen alongside one other big screen and a shisha area.
All you need to do is book ahead, order from one of the drink deals and sink into the temperature-controlled pool. Or head to the OUIBar and Terrace fitted for AC and their five big screens.
BFF Pub and Sports Bar
The huge 15,000sq/ft Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel venue is showing all of the 51 games starting from this Friday. And you can take in all the goal-scoring action via 20 screens across at the BFF Pub and Sports Bar.
As well as screens across the venue, they have a professional football simulator so you and your mates can compare penalty and free kicks in between matches. They also have plenty of other sports to keep you going during your month-long football marathon including snooker, pool, darts and table football.
Win seven free tables to the Euros
Yes, that is a correct headline. Yowsers!
Mais Musica have teamed up with Breeze Beach Grill, Reform Social & Grill, Jebel Ali Club, Tipsy Lion, Kickers Sports Bar, Garden on 8 & Stars n Bars to bring a host of fan zones across the city for what stands to be one of the biggest sporting tournaments of the year.
And you – yes, you! – could win a table at those seven venues. To win, simply enter the competition here.
Radisson Dubai DAMAC Hills
With a huge tent and screen, the newly-opened Radisson DAMAC is a very strong option. Housed at the FireLake Grill House, they’ll be offering great food and drink deals and will be showing all the games on a first-come, first served basis.
One of our favourite pubs in Dubai, the Tipsy Lion has a cracking Euro 2020 package.
Catch all the games with a beer and a burger for AED99 or go for the Football Munch package which starts 30 mins before each match. A football brunch, in essence, it’s AED249 for food and unlimited drinks or AED199 for the drinks package.
Everyone’s favourite Irish pub have gone all in on their Fan Package deal across their three venues. For AED199, you get two hours of unlimited drinks and front row seats next to the big screen.
Or head for the AED100 Game Package and get a guaranteed seat and AED100 credit towards food and drink. Book here or phone 043560470.
Soho Beer Garden
One of the largest beer gardens in Dubai, it’s only right and proper that Soho Beer Garden is putting all that space to good use for the Euros.
They’ve created their own FanZone with a brand new AC marquee and huge TV screen. They’ve also created daily food and drink offers so you can sit back, relax and don’t have to move until your team scores.