The acknowledged best league in the world battles it out on the pitch, and we’ve rounded up the best spots for you to catch all the action.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and all the other recognised greatest teams with some of the finest players in the world are once again competing to become champions of England.
Fortunately there are enough football lovers here for bars and restaurants to be showing all of the matches and highlights. Catch some of our favourite spots below to watch all the Premier League matches.
Barasti, Mina Seyahi
One of Dubai’s original places to chill by the beach with a pint, this venue is known for its commitment to showing various sporting matches. Expect a lively vibe with a mega screen outside, and plenty of smaller ones inside in the air conditioned cool. Open Monday-Friday 9am-2am and Sat-Sun 9am-3am at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina.
CLAW BBQ (JBR & The Palm)
Famous for its (dangerous) 7-hour Happy Hour and with locations at JBR and The Palm, this is as good a spot as any to kick back and relax while you catch all the action. Sports fans will be entertained here for hours as they also have pinball, air hockey, pool, and even a Bucking Bronco. Open Sun-Thu noon-2am, Fri-Sat noon-3am at the Pavilion at the Beach, Dubai Marina. Open Sun-Thu noon-2am, Fri-Sat noon-3am. Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah.
Coterie Social, IBN Battuta Mall
With a whopping 19 high definition screens, this contemporary spot (which also does a cracking weekend roast dinner) serves up classic British pub grub such as Sticky Toffee pudding, pies, and fish and chips, as well a plethora of classic British beverages. Open daily 8am-2am on Level 2 of the mall.
Fibber Magee’s, Downtown Dubai
One of the city’s oldest and much loved pubs, Fibbers is the closest thing you’ll find to a classic English pub in Dubai. It’s a top spot to watch all the on-pitch action, and expect a bustling lively atmosphere, plus a menu filled with authentic classics. Open daily 8am-3am at Saeed Tower One, SZR.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel
Two massive screens dominate this casual laid-back venue, with smaller ones spread around the terrace area meaning this is a fabulous spot to watch the matches. There’s a menu full of pub classics including burgers, pizzas, and great Happy Hour beverage offers. Open Mon-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sun noon-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City.
Goose Island Tap House, FIVE Jumeirah Village
A sprawling venue at party spot the FIVE in JVC, also known for its cracking roast dinners, expect indoor golf and pool with high ceilings and an arena atmosphere when the key matches are being shown, and the venue gets super packed. Open Sun-Wed noon-2am, Thu-Sat noon-3am.
Lock, Stock & Barrel (JBR, Barsha, Business Bay)
Wildly popular with residents and tourists alike, you can watch the matches of your choice at any one of the three iconic LSB venues across Dubai. Their epic Happy Hour deals come highly recommended. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 3pm-3am, Sun 2pm-3am. Grand Millennium Dubai, Mon-Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 2pm-3am. Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay and Mon-Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 1pm-3am, Sun 2pm-3am. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR.
McCafferty’s, (JVC, Wafi Mall, Jebel Ali Village)
Another Irish pub venue that’s proved so popular it’s been able to open three locations, and they’re great spots to enjoy a cold pint (some with outdoor terraces now that winter is en route) and enjoy the atmosphere as this place gets rowdy when it’s busy (you’ve been warned!). Open daily noon-2am. Circle Mall, JVC, Sun-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat10am-2am. Jebel Ali Village and Open Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat-Sun 9am-2am. Pyramids Wafi.
McGettigan’s (City Walk, Souk Madinat, JLT, Hilton Palm Jumeirah, DTWC, JBR)
By far the most popular with venues from downtown to JLT, McGettigan’s promises epic pub grub, wild weekend brunches, and all the draft beers you could possibly want. What else do you need from your spot to catch the matches? Open daily 10am-3am, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Mon-Wed 4pm-1am, Thu 4pm-2am, Fri 11.30am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-1am, City Walk, Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-2am, Dubai World Trade Centre, Mon-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri-Sun noon-3am, Hilton Dubai Palm, Sun-Thu noon-2am, Fri-Sat 10am-3am, Souk Madinat and Mon-Fri 12.30pm-3am, Fri-Sat 10am-3am, The Walk JBR.
Mr Toad’s (Al Jaddaf, Barsha Heights, IBN Battuta, Silicon Oasis)
Quickly becoming a contender for being Dubai’s most popular watering hole, it’s also a great spot to watch the League matches, with dishes from AED 25, and all-day Happy Hour, plus big screens at every venue – what a winner. Open daily noon-1am, Premier Inn Hotel, Al Jaddaf, daily noon-1am, Premier Inn Barsha Heights Hotel, daily noon-1am, Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park, daily noon-1am, Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Hotel, daily noon-1am, Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis Hotel.
Nell Gwynne, Dubai Marina
Pints are an absolute bargain here and the vibe is a little more chilled than its rowdier counterparts, and the easy to access location in Dubai Marina makes a popular spot to watch the football or enjoy a casual night out. Open daily 11am-3am. Marina Byblos Hotel, Al Hubob Street, Dubai Marina.
Nelson’s, Barsha Heights
Traditional pub interiors and a classic menu (they do an amazing steak), Nelson’s is a top spot to catch some football or head over for post-work drinks, as they have a ton of different hops on offer. Open Sat-Wed noon-2am, Thu and Fri noon-3am. Rotana Media, Barsha Heights.
Prepare to be dazzled by Offside’s whopping 200-inch screen, and loads of other screens everywhere so you don’t miss a second of the action. There are long tables perfect for you and your gang and some activities to keep you entertained such as darts, foosball, a hops pong table and a pool table. Open Mon-Thu 4pm-3am; Fri-Sun noon-3am. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR.
Phileas Fogg, Emirates Hills
With stunning views over the golf course, this is one of the classier spots to watch the Premier League matches. Set over a sprawling 33k sq. foot space, there’s a restaurant, pub, garden, and covered amphitheatre that can house up to 1,000 people – phew, expect a serious vibe when this place is packed to the rafters. Open daily 8am-2am. Montgomerie Golf Academy, Emirates Hills.
The Blacksmith, Dubai Marina
A Southern-style smokehouse with amazing offers to drink and dine, there’s enough big screens here for you to watch the matches wherever you’re sitting. A five-bottle bucket of hops is just AED 149, while you can also avail an unlimited pints offer for AED 199 (only for the duration of a match), plus a unique combo of one pint and a main dish for a bargain AED 99. Open Mon-Thu 5.30pm-1am, Fri-Sun 5pm-2am. Wyndham Dubai Marina.
The Irish Village, Al Garhoud
One of Dubai’s first-choice destinations for sports, hops, and their iconic annual festival, The Irish Village has many reasons to show why it’s an award-winning venue and a Dubai institution. There’s even a new branch recently opened at Dubai Studio City that’s equally good. There’s no better spot to watch all the matches on their big screens. Open Sun-Thu 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, Sun-Thu 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am. Studio One, Dubai Studio City.
The Underground Pub, Dubai Marina
With its famous decoration reminiscent of the London Underground tube stations, this venue will be live-streaming all the matches, and make sure you take advantage of their new Happy Hour offer which is available one hour before each match starts. Feeling peckish? There’s a great menu with British pub grub. Open daily noon-3am, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection.