Dubai World Cup 2021

Dubai World Cup 2021: Where to Watch

Dubai World Cup 2021 is a $12-million event to kick off at Meydan Racecourse on the 27th of March. Due to the pandemic, no tickets will be sold to the public. But the good news is, you can watch the much-awaited racing event at home by tuning in to Dubai Racing channel. If you can, you may also opt to swing by any of the following pubs, which will stream the event. Take a look at our picks on where to watch Dubai World Cup 2021.

The Meydan Hotel

Meydan Racecourse may be off-limits but you can watch the event somewhere a little closer. Book a staycation at The Meydan Hotel for an up-close-and-personal viewing experience. The hotel has reserved one of its rooms facing the racecourse for staycationers to see the event live while enjoying snacks and unlimited cocktails. The Millenium Lounge would also be streaming the racing event, should you wish to indulge in a cozy atmosphere while watching the action.

Crown & Lion

One of the hottest sports bars in town, Crown & Lion features screens all over the venue and every seat is guaranteed a good view of the sporting event. The pub is also a great place to enjoy a game of darts or watch a footie match, while enjoying a robust meal. 

Brew House

Brew House not only offers the best deals on pub grub in the entire city. You can also depend on the store owners to offer race fans primetime viewing of the World Cup 2021. Happy hour starts as early as noon and you can get a 50% discount on food from noon until 4:00PM. But one of Brew House’s biggest draws is its deal of five selected beverages for only Dhs 99.

The Dubliner’s

What’s a list of Dubai’s best sporting bars without your good old authentic Irish pub? The Dubliner’s is well-loved by sporting fans for the excellent menu, bigger servings, friendly customer service staff, and vibrant atmosphere. If you think it couldn’t get any more Irish than the old wooden fittings, wait until kickoff starts and the drinks start pouring.


Barrels is easily one of Dubai’s most popular pubs to date–and for good reason. The underground establishment brings an authentic and cozy atmosphere to its guests. Several TV screens will be showing the sporting event. The bar also features a huge screen that is sure to take you right at the center of the action. You wouldn’t want to miss happy hour at the Barrels.

Garden on 8

Garden on 8 offers a unique viewing experience that is a little different from your typical sports bar. Featuring an outdoor terrace with several bench rows for viewers, this definitely deserves a mention when talking about the best places to watch Dubai World Cup 2021. Head on to Media One Hotel at the Dubai Media City to experience Garden on 8’s al-fresco vibe. 


Go for an interesting racehorse viewing experience at McGettigan’s. While it’s true that you can’t watch from the racecourse itself, McGettigan’s Best Dressed Awards will definitely hype things up. Men and women are invited to come in their best racing gear and impress the judges.