This summer is turning into a smashing season for all the sports aficionados out there, with one major event after the other lined up to keep your appetite for sporting action satisfied. Next up is Wimbledon – the tennis tournament of all tournaments. Running since 1877, this yearly sporting event catches the attention of professionals, amateurs and fans all around the globe, including Dubai. It may be too hot to play here, but we sure can cheer like there’s no tomorrow!
So we’re serving you with a list of great choices of where to watch all the matches from today until the finals on 10th July. Don’t miss Andy, Serena and Novak in action and don’t miss out on some smashing food and drinks deals while you’re at it. Everything from extended happy hours to tea and strawberry deals – you name it!
A sports bar to the bone, Fabrique is showing all the ports, including Wimbledon, this summer. You won’t miss any of the big matches on their big screens, and best of all, during the break you can practice your own sportsmanship at their pool tables. They have an excellent selection of platters and nibbles to choose from, making this a great spot to watch the tennis with a large group of friends. 04 294 1222
Game. Set. Match. Your place to watch all the Wimbledon 2016 action Brunswick!, MOE! They have put together a special fizz and hotdogs menu, where they will be ‘serving’ you up your choice of our chicken and beef hotdogs, a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label (darrrrrrling) and a bowl of delicious strawberries and cream for only 130AED, while you admire what a beast Djokovic is! All available until 10 July. 056 404 0685
Don’t want to miss a single match? Head over to Kickers Sports Bar inside the Sports Village in Dubai Sports City to cheer on all of your favourite tennis stars. The matches are shown from 4pm across five large screen projectors and eleven TV screens, so you are set not to miss a serve, smash or volley. Every day there’s a different promotion available to take advantage of, and they also offer a great selection of international hops. 04 448 1001
Does it get more British than this? We doubt it! Our favourite hidden gem, Reform, will be serving up British cream teas and strawberries to match the tennis tournament on 9th and 10th July. After sunset, buy two glasses of sparkling grape and get the rest of the bottle free! As we know, they’ve already done a great job housing Dubai sports fan during the Euro 2016 and we expect them to do an equally good job at making us feel closer to the action than ever during Wimbledon. Reform will only be showing the matches that air on the 9th and 10th July, so be sure to book your table early to get a good spot. 04 454 2638
Get comfortable at this neighbourhood eatery during this year’s Wimbledon shenanigans for a great spot of all the action. Call ahead and check what matches will be screening but remember – Fümé don’t take reservations, so arrive early to secure a good seat. Once there, order some great food off their extensive menu, including beef brisket (our personal favourite), a whole chicken or lamb shank pie. 04 421 5669
For a safe bet, head down to this popular seaside hotspot as they will have a screen dedicated to Wimbledon throughout the tournament. And as a little birdie has told us, you can enjoy a stiff drink or two from noon, even during Ramadan… We highly recommend their fish and chips and lunch platter, as well as the daily roast which varies depending on the day of the week. 04 406 8720
Never one to miss any of the sporting action, Claw inside Souk al Bahar, Downtown will be showing Wimbledon matches this year. We are rather excited about the prospect of watching our favourite tennis stars play it out while we tuck into bucket loads of shellfish and fish tacos! 04 432 2300
Open every day form 4pm, your favourite American sports bar will be showing tennis matches on request. Call ahead and let them know what matches you are after and they will let you know if you’re in luck. Remember, the bigger the group you’re bringing, the bigger the chance you’ll score! This place is a great option for watching the tennis if you’re after comfort food such as nachos, quesadillas and – of course – chicken wings. 04 359 6900
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