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THREE TO TRY: Where to watch the Olympics in Dubai

Get a gold medal in cheering. Here are our picks of where to watch the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Sporting action has started already, but set your alarm, the opening ceremony is 3am UAE time on Saturday, 6th August.



Reform Bar and Grill, The Lakes

Reform Social Grill Tent-8

Cheer on your country in comfort. The huge air-conditioned tent that arrived for Euros stays for the Olympics.

Every flip, throw and general sporting contortion will be on the big screen.

Sports fans get an extra treat on Wednesday evenings from 8pm, when Reform will also be showing classic sports games.

04 454 2638/


McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC

McG Burger Challange

Take on your own Olympic challenge without heading to Rio.

Everyone’s favourite Irish bar will be showing all of the Olympic action on 32 big screens, but the real nail-biting finish could be at your table.

Finish a 32 oz steak burger, coleslaw and fries in under 32 minutes and it’s free. For non-Olympic eaters, it’s AED 199.

Bonnington Tower, JlT and Dubai World Trade Centre.


Jimmy Wickets Sports Bar & Lounge, Warwick Dubai

Olympic platter

These are our kinds of gold medals! Super casual sports bar Jimmy Wickets is feeding up fans with Olympic-themed dishes throughout the Games.

Head there between 5pm-8pm to catch happy hour and rejoice in the fact it’s that rare thing, a smoke-free sports bar.

04 506 9636/



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