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Where To Watch Rugby World Cup 2023 in Dubai | Top Sports Bars & Restaurants

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October 12, 2023

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Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 games live from Friday 8th September at some of Dubai's top sports bars and restaurants. Join other rugby enthusiasts to cheer for your teams and enjoy the matches together. Whether you want an authentic rugby viewing experience or a fun atmosphere to enjoy the matches, Dubai's top sports bars and restaurants have you covered.

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Wavebreaker, The Beach Stadium

Located at JBR, Wavebreaker is known as one of the best places to watch major sporting events. With 3 fanzones and multiple big TVs throughout the venue, you'll have a great view no matter where you sit. During the Rugby World Cup 2023, Wavebreaker will be running unbeatable food and drink deals alongside live BBQ cooking stations. The Beach Stadium has got it all to give you the ultimate Rugby experience this year! Be sure to book your table in advance for the games. 

Wavebreaker, The Beach Stadium, JBR


Offering comfortable seating and an energetic crowd, Barasti guarantees an unforgettable rugby-watching journey. Relish delicious bites and a variety of drink offers while you root for your favourite team. Don't miss out on their exclusive deals that are sure to elevate your World Cup experience. Head down wearing your team's jersey to get yourself a free pint or buy six pints for the price of five. Plus, quench your thirst during their daily happy hour from 12pm to 8pm, savouring refreshing drinks starting from AED20.

Barasti, Dubai Marina

The Dubliner's

Presenting an immersive Irish pub experience in Dubai, The Dubliner's lives up to its name. Rugby fans can catch every match on their expansive screens. Renowned for their outstanding fish and chips, the venue also features engaging pool and foosball tables. Don't miss the burger, fries, and a pint deal for a pocket-friendly AED105. Furthermore, happy hour runs daily from 1pm - 8pm, offering drinks from AED29.

The Dubliner's, Garhoud

Claw BBQ, Palm Jumeirah

Prepare yourself for the ultimate game day experience at Claw BBQ on Palm Jumeirah. Immerse yourself in the thrill of pinball, air hockey, and pool, or take on the challenge of the Bucking Bronco, all while enjoying the Rugby World Cup 2023. Whether you opt for indoor air-conditioned comfort or the scenic outdoor deck with marina views, this spot ensures a delightful experience with over 50 screens showing all the action. Enjoy a mouth-watering CLAW BBQ Sample Platter paired with a refreshing pint for just AED 120, and If you’re a burger lover, don’t miss the chance to try one of the fantastic options for AED 89. If you drop by between 12pm and 6pm from Monday to Friday, you can quench your thirst with selected drinks for just AED 32.

Claw BBQ, Palm Jumeirah

McGettigan's Factory

McGettigan’s Factory – The Palm will be home to a show-stopping FanZone this Rugby World Cup. Watch all the games on multiple screens, including a spectacular outdoor screen. Test your luck and spin the wheel to win fantastic prizes, including an all-expense-paid trip to witness the Final Match in France. Pints start at only AED30, ensuring you can stay refreshed and hydrated at all times. Satisfy your taste buds with all of your hearty favourites such as Irish Spice Bag to Delicious McGettigan’s Chicken Wings.

McGettigan's Factory, The Palm

Brew House

Craft beer enthusiasts, this one's for you! Join the Rugby World Cup excitement while relishing delicious bites and a selection of craft brews at Brew House. Whether you're watching with friends or family, Brew House, located in the heart of Business Bay, offers a comfortable and lively atmosphere for all. Don't miss special offers on food and drink including 'Buy 4, Get 6 Pints' and wings from AED38, that make your rugby-watching experience even more memorable.

Brew House, Business Bay

Brooklyn Bar

Located in the heart of Dubai, Brooklyn Bar beckons rugby enthusiasts with its vibrant atmosphere. Boasting an impressive lineup of screens, you won't miss a beat of the action. Cheer on your team while indulging in delicious bites, happy hour drinks and beer bucket deals. This New York-inspired sports bar sets the stage for a lively Rugby World Cup experience. With a large screen, multiple TVs, plus amenities like pool tables and darts, you're assured a great spot to watch the game.

Brooklyn Bar, Al Barsha

FireLake Grill House Restaurant & Bar (Damac Hills)

For Dubai's Rugby Fans, FireLake stands as the ultimate neighbourhood choice. With indoor and outdoor screens, FireLake ensures all matches are in full view. While you immerse yourself in the live excitement, savour the delight of wood-fired pizza, pasta, and a spectrum of craft cocktails. Don't miss the daily happy hour running from 4pm to 7pm as an added bonus. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy selected hops and grapes starting from AED35, making your rugby-watching experience even more enjoyable.

Live Sports Screen With Bean Bags
FireLake Grill House Restaurant & Bar (Damac Hills)

Garden On 8

Garden on 8, nestled in Dubai Media City, is the ideal spot to watch your team in action. The terrace is adorned with numerous screens, including two massive ones, making it an unparalleled spot for enjoying the Rugby World Cup in Dubai. Indulge in classic pub food such as burgers, pizzas, and chips, and take advantage of daily happy hour running from 4pm - 8pm. Elevate your rugby-watching experience at Garden on 8 for an unforgettable time.

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Garden On 8, Dubai Media City

Dubai is set to be buzzing with rugby fever during the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Be sure to book early at your favourite sports bar to reserve the best seats in the house. Don't forget to download the Playbook App for access to all trending venues and in-house offers across the city. Available for FREE on App Store & Google Play.

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