Places to Watch Live Olympics 2012 in Dubai

Olympics have taken the world by storm, including Dubai; from its grand opening ceremony to the actual games, people have been looking for places where they can watch them.

While some people have been lucky, like many London residents, to watch them live in the stadiums – others have to resort to watching them on their TV sets. Dubai residents do not solely have to rely on their TV sets to give them access to the adrenaline pumping sports, as various restaurants, cafes and other places have made arrangements to screen the events live as they happen.

In this guide we will be listing all the venues where you can watch the 2012 Olympics in Dubai.


  • 1

    ICON Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu, Media City

    This famous bar is not just screening the games from noon till midnight, it is also providing free giveaways. Just ‘scratch and win,’ thanks to the scratch and win cards they have introduced. So now sports enthusiasts not only get to watch the highest rated event of the year on the bar’s plasma screens, but they also get to win great prizes.

  • 2

    The Dubai Mall, Downtown

    Dubai Mall is known for being one of the best places to shop but now skaters in its ice rink not only get to enjoy skating in the ice after shopping, but they will also be able to watch the Olympics events which are screened in collaboration with Emaar Retail LLC and UAE National Olympics Committee.

  • 3

    McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, JLT

    Now enjoy the Olympics at one of the busiest pubs of New Dubai. It’s not just that – McGettigan’s brings an opportunity to win prizes too. Just buy a coke, get your scratch card and win different prizes as you watch the Olympics 2012 events on the big screens with surround sound systems. Best part? The entry is free!

  • 4

    Nelson’s, Media Rotana

    If you’re in a mood to watch Olympics matches on an enormous screen that has surround sound, head to Nelson's, one of the most popular pubs. Make sure you order their special margaritas as you enjoy the Olympics.

  • 5

    Rivington Grill

    Madinat Jumeirah is known for a lot of things and Rivington Grill is one of them! It is screening the games live while serving British cuisine to add to the whole effect. Entry into Rivington Grill is free and it is open from noon till midnight.  

  • 6

    Pool Bar, Grand Hyatt Dubai

    Pool Bar promises a tranquil dining experience with the best-tasting food in town. With a tropical environment, it is sure to make the summers a delightful time while the Olympic matches are being screened.

  • 7

    Rostang, French Brasserie, Atlantis the Palm

    If you’re in the mood for some French dishes then Rostang is the place to be at! It has themed nights almost throughout the week but the main crowd-puller these days is the big screen they have set up to screen the Olympic games.

  • 8

    Qube Sports Bar, Meydan

    Qube Sports Bar lives up to its name and doesn’t disappoint sports fans this time either. Screening the Olympic matches on not just one cube screen, but 16 other flat screens, it also provides a 10% discount to people who support the team that wins.

  • 9

    Spike Bar, Emirates Golf Club

    Spike Bar offers a menu that will not just satisfy your taste buds but your appetite as well. You can choose to sit on the terrace area but it is suggested to sit indoors – because that’s where the real action is! It has 8 screens that show the intense Olympic matches.

  • 10

    Sports Café, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

    What more can one want than an invigorating game of golf followed by sitting in a comfortable environment with a glass of chilled cocktail in your hand, as you watch an intense match from the Olympics. Nothing, right? Then Sports Café in the Jebel Ali Golf Resort is the place to be at!

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