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
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.
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.
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.
Holiday Inn, Downtown, 02 615 6461, www.facebook.com/HarvestersAbuDhabi
Drinks specials, great burgers, football and more in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
Citymax Hotels, Al Barsha, 050 100 7046, www.citymaxhotels.com
Great pub grub and a friendly atmosphere, get there early to claim your spot at the Citymax Hotel in Al Barsha.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: May 26, 2019 12:30 PM