Connector August 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 14 CONNECTOR.AE 15 Dining Around Dining Around Manchester City FC have had a growing presence in the UAE since they were acquired by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, and that presence can be seen each match day at Mr Toad’s at Premier Inn Barsha Heights. The modern bar and restaurant serves up a traditional British dining experience with dishes including pulled beef sliders, loaded fries, lemon garlic popcorn chicken and buffalo chicken wings. The venue has a large screen at the centre and multiple screens scattered around to get a glimpse of the game at all times. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace, where during the cooler months, visitors can enjoy watching the games from the comfort of an outside table. One of the most decorated English football clubs, Manchester United have a strong international following, with fans in many countries around the world. Dubai-based fans meet to cheer the ‘Red Devils’ on at Harvesters at Millennium Plaza Downtown. The British sports bar will be live-steaming all matches throughout the football season on several screens, making it a great place to enjoy the football action. Delight in an endless choice of drinks as the bar is home to 16 different types of hops from 10 different countries. Tuck into dishes from Indian flavours to light bites including tikka masala, cheese quesadilla, crunchy chicken schnitzel, spicy chick fries and traditional cheesecake. Newcastle United fans head down to Brooklyn Bar at Elite Byblos Hotel, Al Barsha to watch the game alongside other ‘Magpies’ fans, during the English Premier League. The American sports bar will stream all the matches on big screens to ensure fans can watch every single part of the game. Tuck into a variety of American dishes and international dishes including mac and cheese, Philly cheese steak sandwich, Brooklyn burger, chicken tenders, Brooklyn hot dog, seafood pizza and crabstick salad. After the football action, challenge friends to a few rounds of pool and darts. Harvesters Millennium Plaza Downtown Brooklyn Bar Elite Byblos Hotel Nelson’s Media Rotana Mr Toad’s, Premier Inn Barsha Heights After a season where they won a major trophy for the first time in 43 years, West Ham United supporters will again be gathering at Nelson’s at Media Rotana, Barsha Heights. The bar live streams the games on the video wall, featuring a large screen and also has multiple televisions around the venue, to catch every second of the game, making it a brilliant place to catch all the sporting action throughout the EPL season. While watching the ‘Hammers’, tuck into delicious traditional British dishes including cobb salad, bangers and mash, charcoal grilled prawns, smoked salmon and avocado, steak sandwich and apple pie, as well as hops on tap. During breaks and to unwind after the nail-biting games, fans can also play a round of pool. Double Decker Pub at Swissotel Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai, is home to the Dubai-based supporters of North London team Tottenham Hotspur. The bar has a delicious range of food to enjoy including chicken tikka salad, sloppy joe slider, steak and chips andcitrus lamb rack, for all that visit.Whileat thepub, fans of the English Premier League can catch the game happening throughout the season, with a large screen at the centre and multiple screens around the restaurant. An outdoor terrace is also available for individuals to catch the match and enjoy the view, during the cooler months. Double Decker Pub Swissotel Al Murooj After an absence of two seasons, Sheffield United are back in the top tier of English football, and supporters of the ‘Blades’ can watch their team in action at Spikes Sports Bar and Terrace at Emirates Golf Club. Fans will not miss a minute of the game with 16 screens around the bar and restaurant, as well as a large screen on the terrace, great for the cooler months. Tuck into dishes like prawn kunafa, Spike Wagyu beef burger, poached lobster salad, supreme nachos and chicken wings, while taking in the views of the lush golf course. Spikes Sports Bar and Terrace Emirates Golf Club