Cricket fans in Dubai have a lot to look forward to now that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kicked off in the UAE. So, if you were still wondering where to catch the big matches in Dubai, we’ve found you just the right spots across the city.
If you happen to live or work in the Business Bay area, chances are you’re already familiar with this laidback sports bar. You can’t go wrong with this chilled spot which boasts massive screens–so you won’t miss a single minute of the action. There are also plenty of deals going on during the matches with snacks, burgers and sandwiches for AED 60-100.
Location: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay | Contact info: 04-414 3000
You wouldn’t have to worry about missing out on any of the matches with massive IPL 2020 screenings taking place at Fibber Magee’s. Oh, and if you get peckish, you can always order your favourite grub which will probably make you stay longer than you expected.
Location: Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road | Contact info: 04-332 2400
garden on 8
Ah, nothing like watching the big match in a garden terrace with all your favourite comfort food on the menu. We’re talking everything from burgers to pizzas and then some. garden on 8 also has plenty of other deals going on as well, so make sure you check it out!
Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City | Contact info: 04-427 1000
There’s a deal going on every single day at this Media City hotspot. But wait, there’s more. You can also brunch every day (that’s right!) at ICON Bar from 1pm to 4pm with unlimited bites, a main course and a dessert for AED 175. So, if you’re still looking for spots to watch the IPL, you don’t need to look any further than this. If you happen to walk in on a Wednesday, you can also score unlimited chicken wings for AED 99 from 6pm until closing.
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City | Contact info: 04-366 9186
If you’re looking for a smoke-free experience while watching the IPL matches this year, McGettigan’s JBR is the place for you. Oh, and you’d also want to make the most of their Sunday roast deal for AED 100. So, round up the mates and get ready for an epic time this year.
Location: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR | Contact info: 04-318 2580
How about watching the match on a massive 200 inch screen?! This JBR hotspot is where it’s at this IPL season. There are eight screens dotted across the venue which means you wouldn't be missing out on a single minute of the action. That’s for sure!
Location: JA Ocean Beach Hotel, JBR | Contact info: 04-814 5590
The Eloquent Elephant
Catch all the IPL matches on the big screen at The Eloquent Elephant. Regulars at this British gastropub will vouch for the signature ‘Elephant Curry’ which you can now score as part of an ongoing deal. For AED 119, you can feast on this signature dish along with a few more additions. Perfect way to watch your favourite sport, don’t you think?!
Location: Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay | Contact info: 04-438 3100