Where to watch the Japan rugby world cup 2019 in Dubai

3 days to go… heres 5 great bars to watch the Rugby World Cup in Dubai

With just three days to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan which sees international rugby teams from around the world competing for the ultimate prize of being World Cup Champions 2019. For rugby fans living in Dubai, the Rugby World Cup needs to be watched in a local pub or bar, with a chilled beer in hand to cool you down through the last of the hot months before it begins to cool. So for all the best HD TV sports action this World Cup, be sure to check out our quick guide to our best pick of the bars and pubs in Dubai to watch the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

nezesaussi rugby world cup coverage

Nezesaussi Downtown

Chances are the locals at this positively antipodean rugby bar will be cheering on anybody but the English during the Rugby World Cup. Allegiance notwithstanding, this is a top place to catch any match, especially rugby, thanks to its mass of screens, wall-to-wall rugby paraphernalia, cuisine of the tri-nations and cracking deals.

Opening Times: Daily 12:00 – 02:00. Located at the Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai
Contact Tel: 04 428 5888

reform social and grill - Rugby World Cup Japan

Reform Social & Grill

This family-friendly gastropub is always popular with the gang, and will be streaming all the games live, during which fans can get a bucket of five hops for Dhs110, while enjoying a two-one-deal on all burgers. It’s also not a bad spot for parents to enjoy the scrum while the kids tuck into an ice cream.

Opening Times: Sun-Wed 08:00 – 00:00. The Lakes, Emirates Living District
Contact Tel: 04 454 2638

Barasti rugby coverage 2019


With a giant LED screen, Barasti brings you all the very best in sporting entertainment, and boasts more TV screens than most of the sports bars in Dubai, just to make sure you get to watch what you came for! They will be broadcasting all the action live from the Japan Rugby World Cup and everything in between! Daily drinks deals include the new ‘Drinks Exchange’ deal, which sees prices go all over the shop when Wednesdays come rolling around. Prices fluctuate based entirely on demand – the more popular a drink is, the more expensive it will become, and the less popular (you can see where we’re going with this) the cheaper it becomes.

Opening Times: Sun-Wed 10:00 – 01:30; Thu-Fri 10:00 – 03:00, Sat 09:00 – 01:30. Located at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh
Contact Tel: 04 318 1313

crown and lion Japan Rugby World Cup 2019

Crown & Lion

This old-school English pub that’s just the most typical pub’s pub. It does the basics well, with reasonably priced drinks, bar sports and a bucket load of screens dotted about showing the rugby, as well as a darts board and pool table for anyone looking to bring the competition to reality. The venue is laid-back and it’s reliably busy whenever there’s a match on making it a top place to watch the ruggas.

Opening Times: Daily 11:00 – 03:00. Located at the Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights
Contact Tel: 04 448 8000

Nell Gwynne Rugby Bars Dubai

Nell Gwynne

English pub, Welsh name. Pick your allegiance, and head on in. It’s a proper old-school pub, in fact it’s so old-school it’s positively medieval looking, but it’s cracking fun. It has bar sports, lots of actual sport on the multiple high definition television screens and a properly homely vibe. Every Saturday and Sunday you can get a cracking roast for Dhs52 and during all live matches you can get a bucket of six select hops for Dhs136 – it’s perfect for the kick-off.

Opening Times: Daily 12:00 – 02:45. Located at the Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina
Contact Tel: 04 448 8222

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