Where to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
We don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but a certain feisty Irishman is going to be fighting a certain flashy American on August 27. It’s supposed to be a pretty big deal or something. Or at least that’s what we’ve been told.
We may have also have learned that an alarming number of your colleagues will be taking that day off work citing "a bit of a headache" or a "scratchy throat". So, seeing as everyone appears to be planning on getting ill and having absolutely nothing to do on that day, here are five locations where you’ll be able to alleviate your illness with a bit of boxing and a Lemsip or two.
QD’s 2.0 at The Emirates Golf Club
The Emirates Golf Club will be staging a special Punch Brunch to celebrate one of the biggest boxing bouts of all time. The Money Fight between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather takes on Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor will be shown live at QD’s 2.0 (Emirates Golf Club’s dedicated Summer Tent) with doors opening at 5.30am on Sunday 27th August. QD’s 2.0 is fully air-conditioned and has 15 widescreen TV screens, plus one giant TV monitor, so nobody will struggle to see the bout.
For just Dhs110, fight fans will be able to choose from a full real English breakfast buffet served from 6am with classic favourites, including sausages, bacon, grilled tomato, hash brown, beans, mushroom and a fried egg station. Alternatively, there will also be baps with bacon, sausage and egg, or a selection of cold cut meats and cheeses to fuel guests through the fight. Tea, coffee and a choice of juices will also be included within the package but you can also upgrade to a package including house beverages for Dhs275.
If your entire office does seem to be coming down with something, there’s even a 20 percent discount for bookings of groups of 11-20 people.
For bookings call +971 4 417 9999 or visit here to find out more
You may have been to Barasti fairly late into the night but we doubt you’ve ever been there this early in the morning. Open from 6:00am to 11:00am, you can enjoy the sights of two sweaty men beating the living daylights out of each other for absolutely free. However, if you would like your morning accompanied by an English breakfast with coffee, tea or juice it will only cost you Dhs80. As always, the atmosphere at Barasti’s beach bar is bound to get a little lively.
Bookings cannot be made but call +971 2 318 1313 or visit here to find out more
What better way is there to watch the most anticipated fight of the decade than in an award winning sports bar? Kickers, located in Dubai Sports City, is giving you the chance to watch the fight on five large projector screens and eleven TVs to guarantee you won’t miss a minute of the man-on-man action.
Open from 6am, Kickers will also be serving up a special Heavy Weight Breakfast starting at 7am. The buffet style breakfast will have stations dishing up healthy (and not so healthy) breakfast favorites including freshly baked pasties and bread, sessional fruit selection, a cereal bar with homemade granola, Bircher muesli, wheat flakes and more; an egg station where our chef will cook your eggs to your liking with a variety of toppings or fillings, and a hot buffet with turkey bacon, sausages, grilled tomatoes, baked beans. Not only that, but the Heavy Weight Breakfast - which costs Dhs85 per person - also includes unlimited tea and coffee as well as a fresh juice bar.
For bookings call +971 4 448 1001 or visit here to find out more
In order to watch the ‘Fight of the Century’ you may as well enjoy the feast of a century too. So get yourself down to the Bridgewater Tavern and enjoy an unlimited breakfast of champions as you witness history in the making.
The breakfast menu includes everything from croissants, Danish pastries, banana bread, muffins, fresh fruit to a full fry-up including scrambled eggs, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, hash browns, maple glazed veal bacon and chicken sausages. Finish off with Bread and Butter Pudding with whipped cream, vanilla sauce and berry compote to sweeten the deal. The Bridgewater Tavern opens from 7am, with this unlimited breakfast costing Dhs200, excluding house beverages.
For bookings call +971 4 414 3000 or visit here to find out more
McGettigan’s JLT & The Baggot
McGettigan’s JLT will open its doors from 6am to show the fight across multiple large screen TVs and one giant screen on Sunday morning.
We’d also recommend getting yourself fueled up for the big fight by tucking into McGettigan’s signature breakfast with all the trimmings for just Dhs79.
Entry is free but tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis so we’d recommend trying to get there as early as possible.
Bookings cannot be made but call +971 4 3780800 or visit here to find out more
Burger & Lobster
In the mood for a bit of feast while you watch two sweaty men engage in more exercise than you've done in an entire year? Head down to Burger & Lobster to sample the restaurant's exclusive one-time breakfast menu in celebration of the big fight.
Screening the encounter from 4:00am, Burger & Lobster's knock-out menu will consist of winning breakfast dishes that are sure to set you up for a hard day at the office. Or a long day at the bar.
Heavyweight boxing themed breakfast items like 'Mayweathered Eggs Benedict' or a 'Full McGregor Breakfast' are available whilst the light-weights out there can also sample 'The Healthy Winner', a protein-packed white omelette served with lobster tail and accompanied by herbed grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, and roasted baby potatoes.
A menu destined to truly bankrupt all millenials, options like 'The Smash Up' provide a mouth-watering start to the day with tender lobster meat tossed in Japanese mayo accompanied with crushed avocado and poached eggs, all served on soft English breakfast muffins. Burgers for breakfast are also heartily encouraged. The 'K.O' and 'Protein Baby' being ideal options for getting around 70% of your daily calorie intake in before 7:00am.
This breakfast menu, like Mayweather, looks pretty hard to beat and will cost Dhs110 per person inclusive of selected beverages.
For bookings call +971 4 523 8838 or visit here to find out more
Lock, Stock & Barrel
From 6am at Lock, Stock & Barrel you can get yourself fully prepared for the ultimate fight experience. All for a fair Dhs125 entry fee you can enjoy a full Vegas Breakfast including unlimited soft drinks, teas & coffees, ring girls and a full Vegas Sound and Light show. It's pretty much the closest thing you're going to get on a Sunday morning to actually being in Vegas.
For bookings call +971 4 514 9195 or visit here to find out more
Perry & Blackwelder's
If you're the sort of person who prefers staying up late as opposed to getting up early then Dubai’s favourite smokehouse and sports bar, Perry & Blackwelder’s, has you sorted with their broadcast of all the build-up and action from 3am. Home to 12 big screens, and 11 TVs, this sports bar also has unlimited coffee and delicious breakfast bites from Dhs60 in order to make you actually stay awake for the fight.
In celebration of the big fight Chef Tony has even whipped up a week-long special of MONEY CAKES, a delicious cheesecake, topped with 100 dollar bills, available in two flavours; Irish cream and P&B.
For bookings call +971 4 366 6197 or visit here to find out more