Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 July 2019

Champions League final 2019: Where to watch in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

As Tottenham takes on Liverpool for the Champions League final, we round up the best places to watch the match

Catch Champions League final action from the Barasti Middle Deck or from the beach, where a giant screen will be set up for the occasion. Courtesy Barasti Beach
Catch Champions League final action from the Barasti Middle Deck or from the beach, where a giant screen will be set up for the occasion. Courtesy Barasti Beach

Tottenham versus Liverpool: it doesn't get more intense than two clubs from the same league vying for the top prize in European club football. The championship match is at 11pm on Saturday, June 1, and we've rounded up several places in Abu Dhabi and Dubai where you can see it. We'll update with more details as the match gets closer.

Abu Dhabi

Belgian Cafe – Radisson Blu Yas Island

02 656 2000, www.facebook.com/BBCYasIsland

Indoor and outdoor seating, attentive staff and an extensive menu in the hotel district of Yas Island.

Belgian Cafe – InterContinental Abu Dhabi

800 423463, www.facebook.com/BelgianCafeAD

The original Belgian Café in the capital, indoor and outdoor seating and loads of TV screens. It will be a popular place to catch the game.

Belgian Cafe – Novotel Gate Hotel

02 508 9999, www.belgianbeercafe.com/bars/novotel

Comfortable seating, great menu, and centrally located in the Al Maqta area.

Blu Sky Lounge

Southern Sun, 02 818 4888, www.facebook.com/BluSkyBarAD

The walls of the venue are plastered with screens for football fans to enjoy all the action.

Cooper’s

Park Rotana, 02 657 3333, www.rotanatimes.com/parkrotana/dining

Popular British bar with an extensive food and drinks menu and lots of TV screens for watching the game. Come early and get a great seat or spot at the bar.

Harvesters Pub

Holiday Inn, Downtown, 02 615 6461, www.facebook.com/HarvestersAbuDhabi

Drinks specials, great burgers, football and more in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi.

Heroes

Crowne Plaza, Hamdan Street, 02 616 6132, www.facebook.com/HeroesAbuDhabi

An Abu Dhabi institution, this basement bar serves classic pub grub and has plenty of big screens for all the football action.

McGettigan’s

Al Raha Beach Hotel, 02 652 4333, www.facebook.com/McGettigansAUHAlRaha

Located off-island in Al Raha, near Khalifa City, this popular venue has loads of screens, great specials and attentive staff.

NRG

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, 02 644 6666, www.lemeridienabudhabi.com

High-energy venue with fun décor, billiards and an extensive menu located in the popular Le Meridien Village.

Porter’s

Grand Millennium Al Wahda, 02 443 9999, www.facebook.com/portersenglishpub

Downstairs, two levels, relaxing atmosphere, plenty of large screens, great pub-grub menu and attentive staff.

The Sportsman’s Arms

First floor, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, 02 447 1066, sportsmanzsc.com

Gastropub with plenty of TVs, seating and parking, kid-friendly outdoor area, extensive menu and specials on food and drinks.

Stock Burger

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street, 800 78642, www.facebook.com/StockBurgerCoAD

Relatively new venue, centrally located, with gourmet burgers, great wings and friendly staff.

The Tavern English Pub

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, 02 677, 3333, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com

Cosy, brick-walled location near the Corniche gets busy so arrive early and enjoy the atmosphere and specials.

Velocity

Marriott Hotel Downtown, 02 304 7777, www.facebook.com/velocityabudhabi

Chic interior, two levels, TVs everywhere you look, plus a gigantic screen, delicious food – try the volcanic hot wings – and lively ambience for watching the big game.

Victor’s

Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, 056 201 8520, www.facebook.com/victorsabudhabi

Spacious, plenty of TV screens, great menu and attentive staff make this a great, central location on-island to meet friends for the game.

Viewz

Cristal Hotel, 055 329 3784, www.facebook.com/viewzbar

The cosy sports bar is known for Liverpool fans converging for matches and will feature a home and an away side so that Spur fans can also attend on match day.

Dubai

Barasti

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, 04 318 1313, www.facebook.com/barastibeach

Catch the game at the Middle Deck, or from the beach, where there will be a giant screen set up for the occasion. Group packages are available and it’s advised to arrive early as it will get busy.

BFF Gastro Bar and Lounge

Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, 052 777 7541, www.facebook.com/bffdxb

Fans of both teams will find their place with specials on drinks and unlimited wings, so book your table or get there early.

The Crown and Lion

Byblos Hotel, Tecom, 04 448 8000, www.bybloshoteldubai.com

The traditional British pub is a great place to watch this British match-up on big screens. There’s pool and darts as well as great English food.

The Duck Hook

Dubai Hills Golf Estate, 800 666 353, www.facebook.com/theduckhookdxb

The sporty gastropub with plenty of screens has drinks and food specials as well as a Scotch Cricket Egg deal.

The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill

Citymax Hotels, Al Barsha and Bur Dubai, 050 100 7046, www.citymaxhotels.com

The Huddle Stadium is made for live sports as it offers great pub grub, meal deals and a friendly atmosphere, so get there early to claim your spot.

Joe's Backyard

Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City, 055 709 4509, www.joebackyard.com

Neighbourhood hangout on the 19th floor of the Holiday Inn has big screens, food and drink offers and 25 per cent off the bill for patrons who wear a football shirt of the team they support. www.facebook.com/joesbackyarddubai

Kickers

Football Zone, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, 04 448 1001, www.facebook.com/KickersDSC

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere surrounded by the pitches of the Football Academy at Dubai Sports City. Big screens will show all the action of the final.

The Irish Village Dubai

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, 04 282 4750, www.facebook.com/TheIrishVillageDubai

Feel right at home at Dubai’s popular Irish venue, where you can enjoy cosy indoor and comfortable outdoor seating overlooking the gardens and lake. The authentic meals and traditional Irish music are a plus.

The Locker Room

Al Barsha, 04 501 6123, www.facebook.com/TheLockerRoomDXB

Friendly staff and great deals make this a popular meeting spot in the Al Barsha area.

McGettigan’s – DWTC

Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 378 0800, www.facebook.com/mcgettigansdwtc

Drinks specials, friendly staff and big screens for all the live football action. Saturdays you can get a traditional roast dinner from Dh99, too.

McGettigan’s – JBR

The Walk, Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 318 2580, www.facebook.com/McGettigansJBR

Classic pub grub, drinks specials, and plenty of TVs for all the action of the finals.

McGettigan’s – JLT

Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 356 0560, www.facebook.com/McGettigansJLT

Catch the football action plus enjoy the new McGettigan’s Sports Hub with pool, darts and pong for a fun summer hangout spot.

McGettigan’s – Souk Madinat Jumeirah

04 447 0219, www.facebook.com/mcgettigansmadinatjumeirah

Big screens, traditional roast on Saturday, great atmosphere at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Nezesaussi Grill – Souk Al Manzil and Address Dubai Marina

04 428 5888, www.facebook.com/NezesaussiGrill

The combination of New Zealand, South African and Australian hospitality is spelt Nezesaussi and the friendly staff will be serving up great food and beverages throughout the very British match-up.

Perry & Blackwelder's

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 800 666 353, www.facebook.com/perryandblackwelder

The southern-US smokehouse has 12 screens and is offering sharing platters of comfort food such as nachos, wings and potato skins, as well as beverages at special prices.

Reform Social and Grill

The Lakes, 04 454 2638, www.facebook.com/reformdubai

Live from The Lakes, catch the game at the community-orientated, family-friendly gastropub known for its quintessential British cuisine.

Spike Bar

Emirates Golf Club, 04 417 9842, www.facebook.com/spikebardubai

Sleek interior with sixteen screens plus a three-metre big screen, offers a selection of pub dishes, Asian and pizza.

Urban Bar and Kitchen (UBK)

Movenpick Hotel and Resort, JLT, 04 438 0000, www.facebook.com/ubkdubai

The air-conditioned Summer Tent has 19 screens to catch the action, a new food menu and even a PS4 booth for friendly competition among guests.

Wavebreaker

Hilton JBR, 04 318 2319, www.facebook.com/wavebreakerjbr

Beachside views and a terrace for watching the game with a stadium-like setting featuring beanbags and a big screen, plus great deals on food and drinks.

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Updated: May 29, 2019 01:18 PM

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