The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just a few days away and the city is gearing up for another epic round of sporting action. If you’d like to get in on all the exciting action for this cricket world cup season and cheer your favourite team to victory, here is a list of the best places to watch Cricket World Cup in Dubai.
Fast facts: Everything you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Before we get into the list of places to watch Cricket World Cup in Dubai, here are the details about when and where the matches are happening as well as who will be playing.
When is the Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019)?
This year’s Cricket World Cup will take place from May 30, 2019 and go on until 14 July 2019. This is the 12th edition of the cricketing tournament.
Where is the Cricket World Cup 2019 taking place?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 venue will in England and Wales across 11 stadiums. The Cricket World Cup finals will take place at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Which are the qualified teams for Cricket World Cup 2019?
This time a total of 10 teams will be playing at this year’s Cricket World Cup. Here are the 10 qualified Cricket World Cup 2019 teams according to their ODI ranking:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
What is the format for the Cricket World Cup 2019 matches?
This year’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played in a round-robin format without group classification i.e. all of the 10 qualified teams will play against each other in a series of matches, for which they will be allotted points. The last time this format played at the World Cup was in 1992.
There will be a total of 48 matches for this year’s Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule. After all the matches are played, the top four teams on the Cricket World Cup 2019 points table will qualify to the semi-finals and subsequently the finals.
Who won the last ICC Cricket World Cup?
Australia won the last Cricket World Cup in 2015. They beat New Zealand by 7 wickets.
Now that we’ve got all the details, let’s take at the Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule for all the matches.
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 SCHEDULE & FIXTURES
Use this fixtures table to find out all the Cricket World Cup matches today!
The Cricket World Cup 2019 group matches will begin with the opening match on 31st May 2019 between England and South Africa at 01:30 pm. These group stage matches for the Cricket World Cup will end on 6 June 2019 with a match between Australia and South Africa at 04:30 pm.
The first match for the defending champions Australia will be on 1 June 2019, at 04:30 pm where they will take on Afghanistan. Apart from these matches, all eyes will also be on the England vs Australia match on 25 June 2019 at 01:30 pm, and India vs England on 30 June 2019 at 01:30 pm.
As for the rivals, India and Pakistan will go head to head on 16 June 2019 at 01:30 pm – the first IND vs PAK World Cup match for this cricketing tournament. The Cricket World Cup 2019 predictions point to an exciting India vs Pakistan final. But only time will tell. Until then, let’s take a look at all the places to watch the Cricket World Cup in Dubai.
Note: All the match timings mentioned in this Cricket World Cup 2019 time table are of the match times in London UK, which is three hours behind Dubai’s time. To know the Cricket World Cup matches timings in Dubai, just add three hours.
WHERE TO WATCH CRICKET WORLD CUP IN DUBAI?
Pubs and sports lounges across the city will have world cup live streams. Here are the top 10 places to watch the Cricket World Cup in Dubai that are having exclusive offers and deals.
1. Stables Dubai
If you are looking for popular bars in Dubai showing the Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, head to The Stables Dubai! An in-demand choice for weekend sundowners, you can enjoy their happy hour deals while the cricket matches are being screened on the large screens. If you are a resident of the rental apartments in Sheikh Zayed Road, this is the closest place to you.
- Stables Happy Hour deal: AED 35 on house beverages from 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm every day
- Location: Sheikh Zayed Road
- Contact: +971-4-342-5571
Sheikh Zayed Road has loads of options when it comes to pubs and lounges. Headlines Dubai is another great choice for those on the hunt to find the best bars to watch Cricket World Cup in Dubai. Their special Cricket World Cup offers in Dubai include 25% on all food and beverage.
- Location: Ibis Hotel near the World Trade Centre Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-526-0036
- CWC offer: 25% on all food and beverage
3. The Eloquent Elephant – Taj Dubai
For the residents of the Business Bay community on the lookout for best bars to watch the Cricket World Cup in Dubai, The Eloquent Elephant at the Taj Dubai is a must visit as it is the closest one to you. Along with screening the matches live on their giant screens, you can avail of their Cricket World Cup offers in Dubai such as happy hour deals and other custom packages.
- CWC offers:
- Unlimited Heineken: Choice of either first or second innings AED 179 per person and full match AED 249 per person
- Selection of Fish & Chips or Elephant Curry + 1 pint AED 119
- 1 bucket of beer AED 150
- Location: Business Bay
- Contact: +971-4-438-3131
4. IRISH VILLAGE CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 SCREENING
Dubai’s most popular pub, Irish Village in Al Garhoud will also be streaming all the world cup cricket matches on both their large indoor and outdoor screens. There is no entry fee for any of the screenings and you can take advantage of happy hour deals if the match is running during that time. If you are a resident of Deira, Irish Village Al Garhoud is one of the best bars to watch the Cricket World Cup in Dubai. This is also one of the pet-friendly places in Dubai to watch the game.
- Location: Al Garhoud
- Contact: +971-4-282-4750
- Irish Village Happy Hour deal: AED 35 on house beverages from 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm on weekdays.
5. QD’s Al Garhoud
Another great place in Al Garhoud to check out is QD’s at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Here, you can watch the Cricket World Cup matches on their two giant screens which sit against the backdrop of the stunning creek waters. Known to be a popular Shisha joint in the city, there will also be a set of exclusive Cricket World Cup deals on their food and drink menu, so make sure to avail of those when visiting.
- Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
- Contact: +971-4-526-9011
6. Hitchki – Grand Millennium Hotel
Hitchki is the closest restaurants to watch the Cricket World Cup 2019 for residents in the Barsha Heights community. They will be screening the matches live during which you can snack on some great Indian delicacies and avail their curated Cricket World Cup offers on drinks during the matches.
- CWC offer: Selected spirits and beers at AED 29 or AED 39 depending on the drink.
- Hitchki Happy Hour deal: Buy one get one free on all beverages from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm, Saturday to Thursday
- Location: Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, Barsha Heights
- Contact: +971-4-526-0145
7. Fisherman’s Hub – Arabian Courtyard
With a unique setup and multiple screens to watch the game, this cosy bar is the perfect place to watch the latest cricketing season. Their offer includes ‘buy one get one free’ on house beverages as well as set deals with drinks and starters. With their great Cricket World Cup offers, residents of Bur Dubai can’t ask for a better place for watching the Cricket World Cup in Dubai
- Location: Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa in Al Fahidi
- Contact: +971-4-526-0803
8. Club Everest Restro Bar
Another cosy bar located in the Al Fahidi district is, Club Everest Restro Bar, which is screening the matches on a giant screen that will make you feel as if you are in the stadium itself! Their special Cricket World Cup offers include various discounts on food and beverages. Also, if you correctly predict the winners of the match you stand a chance to win gift vouchers and more!
- CWC Offer: Predict the winners and win gift vouchers, beer buckets and more!
- Location: Astoria Extension Hotel, Al Fahidi
- Contact: +971-4-526-9213
9. Bar Baar
Bur Dubai’s most happening Indian bar is also screening the Cricket World Cup in Dubai! You can take advantage of the Bar Baar happy hour deals if the matches are running during that time. They will have the Cricket World Cup 2019 Livestream played on their 250-inch digital cinematic screen that will make you feel like you’re there. There will also be a live DJ to entertain you once the matches are done!
- CWC offer: Predict the outcome and win a drink
- Bar Baar happy hour deal: 1 + 1 on drinks every day from 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm. On Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 06:00
- Location: Majestic City Retreat Hotel
- Contact: +971-4-501-2631
10. Legends Sports Lounge – Royal Ascot Hotel
Watching cricket in Dubai has never been more accessible thanks to the Legends Sports Lounge. Their relaxed ambience and spectacular match day promotions titled ‘Match Day Mania’ will offer you the best cricket-watching experience in Dubai.
- CWC offer:
- 25% on food and beverages
- 2 + 1 free on drafts at AED 45 per bottle
- Location: Royal Ascot Hotel, Mankhool
- Contact: +971-50-570-6803
11. The Liquid Lounge – Mercure Gold Hotel
Complete with large screens and a pool table, this is one of the bars to watch Cricket World Cup 2019 in Dubai where you can make the most of your time while catching a game with friends. They will also have various discounts and promoters for food and beverages so make sure to avail of those too!
- CWC offer:
- Choice of pizza or burger + 1 Hoegaarden int at AED 69
- 4 Hoegaarden pints at AED 150
- Bottle of spirits at AED 399; premium brands at AED 799
- AED 99 for 6 shots; premium brands 4 shots
- Location: Mercure Gold Hotel, Al Satwa
- Contact: +971-4-526-0404
12. The Dubliners – Le Méridien Dubai
Another great showing the upcoming world cup matches is The Dubliners at the Le Méridien hotel in Al Garhoud. This Irish pub is a perfect spot to watch the match in a laid-back setting. It’s also a family-friendly pub with a selection of board games to engage kids while you catch the live action of the game.
- Dubliners happy hour deal: 20% off on drinks from 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm every day
- Location: Le Méridien Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-526-0404
13. Moombai & Co. – The H Dubai
If you want to enjoy the upcoming ICC World Cup cricket matches with a varying range of drinks and a great selection of Indian snacks, visit the Moombai & Co at The H Hotel Dubai!
- Moombai & Co happy hour deal: Buy one get one free from 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm every day
- Location: The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
- Contact: +971-4-501-8607
14. The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill – Citymax Hotels
Enjoy the ‘World Cup @ The Huddle’ because apart from having huge screens, they are offering the most spectacular range of Cricket World Cup deals on food and drink. This makes it one of the best places to watch Cricket World Cup in Dubai in 2019.
- CWC offer:
- At every 4’s and 6’s scored, shots are at AED 15
- 1 Bira + Chicken Tikka AED 59
- Cocktail packages of 3 drinks each starting at AED 119
- Bucket of 5 beers starting at AED 138
- A bottle house spirits + 1 starter at AED 45
- Location: Citymax Hotels – Bur Dubai and Al Barsha
- Contact: +971-50-100-7065 / +971-54-776-7762
15. McGettigan’s JLT
For all the residents living in the rental apartments in JLT, head over to McGettigan’s JLT! All 48 Cricket World Cup 2019 matches will be screened live there. So if you are in the area, make sure to head down here and catch all the cricket matches live.
- McGettigans JLT happy hour deal: Reduced prices on selected drinks from 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm every day except Fridays
- Contact: +971-4-356-0470
Many other sports bars in Dubai will also have the Cricket World Cup 2019 live stream in Dubai on huge screens. So make sure to check those out when searching for places in Dubai to watch the Cricket World Cup.
HOW TO WATCH THE CRICKET WORLD CUP IN DUBAI FROM AT HOME?
For everyone who would prefer to watch CWC live from the comfort of your home, here is how.
OSN will be live streaming the world cup matches on two new dedicated channels – OSN CRIC XTRA 1 and OSN CRIC XTRA 2. Their existing channels, OSN Sports Cricket HD and TenSports will also be streaming the matches. To access their live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Dubai you will need to get ICC event add-on, priced at AED 199 (one-time, non-renewable payment offer).
Bayut is one of the associate sponsors of this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on OSN in the GCC region, so if you catch our ads while watching any of the cricket matches, take a picture and tag us any of our social media accounts.
That concludes this article on the best places to watch Cricket World Cup in Dubai. If we’ve missed out any of your favourite restaurants or bars that may be screening the ICC Cricket world cup live in Dubai, send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to the list!
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Disclaimer: These Happy Hour deals for bars in Dubai are based on information provided by the bars. This may be subject to change, so kindly check with the pubs for the latest information.