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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

UAE versus Oman: 5 places to watch the Gulf Cup final

UAE take on Oman in tournament's showpiece final game

NRG in Meridien Village will be showing the game. Courtesy NRG
NRG in Meridien Village will be showing the game. Courtesy NRG

Following a tumultuous build up that saw the tournament variously shifted between Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait, the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup finally kicked off in Kuwait last month. Following group qualification and a semi-final penalties victory over Iraq, the UAE meets Oman in the tournament final at 6.30pm (UAE time) on Friday night. Abu Dhabi Sports and Dubai Sports will both be broadcasting the game, but if you’d rather get out of the house to catch the match action, here’s our guide to where to watch the big game.

Loca, Souq al Baha and Marine Beach Resort, Dubai and Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Where better to start your very own Mexican wave while you catch the action than the popular nacho and taco emporium that is Loca? All three venues across the UAE will be screening the game, and in the event of yet another goalless draw, at least you can console yourself with some spicy, corn-based snacks.

www.locauae.com

Kickers Sports Bar, Dubai Sports City

When it comes to sports, Kickers goes the extra mile to never let you miss a match! Catch the game from every possible angle with five large projector screens and 11 TV’s. Promotions on food and drink run all throughout the day.

www.kickerssportsbar.ae

Stars and Bars will showcase the game. Courtesy Stars and Bars
Stars and Bars will showcase the game. Courtesy Stars and Bars

Stars and Bars, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

The ever popular American-themed sports bar in Yas Marina will once again be on hand, screening every kick on its 76 HDTV Screens, as well as its 100" video wall complete with full audio commentary.

www.starsnbars.ae

NRG, Meridien Village, Abu Dhabi

Meridien Village’s popular sports bar will be screening the game on its giant indoor and outdoor screens, alongside its usual menu of bar snacks and refreshments. And if the result doesn’t go your way, at least Meridien Village offers a host of other eateries to escape the torment.

www.thevillageatlemeridienabudhabi.com

McGettigan's, various venues, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain

The ever-popular Irish pub will be screening the game across its many venues nationwide, with the chain's ever-present hearty food, refreshing drinks, traditional Irish music and craic on hand as a potential distraction too.

www.mcgettigans.com

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Read more:

Alberto Zaccheroni insists UAE players 'ready to win the Gulf Cup'

Alberto Zaccheroni: Gulf Cup final 'step in the right direction' for UAE ahead of 2019 Asian Cup

Ahmed Khalil warns UAE face 'tough game' against Oman in Gulf Cup final

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