Cricket fans, it’s the time of the year when Asia’s top cricket teams battle it out for glory – Asia Cup 2023 kicks off today. From August 30 to September 17, the cricket tournament will see the national cricket teams of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh chase victory in 13 ODI (One Day International) matches.
Where is the Asia Cup 2023 happening?
While the UAE had the honour of hosting the Asia Cup in 2022, this year’s hotly anticipated showdown is being co-hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Match venues are being split between stadiums in both countries and the thrilling final will unfold on September 17 at Sri Lanka’s R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
When is the India-Sri Lanka match of Asia Cup 2023 finals?
Neighbours India and Sri Lanka have made it to the final of the Asia Cup. The South Asian nations will fight for the Asia Cup on September 17 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The match starts at 1:30pm UAE time.
Where to watch the Asia Cup 2023 final in Dubai?
Sports bars and pubs across the UAE and Dubai will be screening the matches live on big screens with big crowds that will recreate the epic atmosphere of packed cricket stadiums.
Here are 9 places in Dubai to watch Asia Cup 2023.
The cricket-themed cafe and restaurant in Jumeirah owned by Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is the ideal venue to catch the on-field action. AED 149 will get you access to Team India’s matches on a 200cm screen as well as unlimited starters and two refreshing mocktails for three hours. After that enjoy a 20% discount. For all non-Indian team matches, AED 99 will get you access to unlimited biryani and mocktails.
Call 054 527 4494 for reservations
From August 30 to September 17, the ACE Fan Village set up shop at Barasti and screen all matches of Asia Cup 2023. There’s a special event in place for the epic India vs. Pakistan match on September 2. From 1:30pm onwards, Barasti’s indoor bar and tent inside the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort will screen the match live. There’s a minimum spend of AED150 on food and beverages per person.
Call 056 777 1194 for reservations
The sports bar tucked away inside the World Trade Centre is hosting a screening for one day only on September 2 for the India vs. Pakistan match. A minimum spend of AED 300 per person is a must to enjoy the screening.
Call 052 337 7510 for reservations
The rooftop bar IN Aloft Al Mina Hotel, Mankhool will be screening the important matches of the Asia Cup 2023 tournament. The nailbiting India-Pakistan cricket match on September 2 is a highlight, followed by other important playoffs of the group stages, Super 4s and the finals. A minimum spend of AED 150 for indoor seating and AED 100 for outdoor seating is redeemable on a la carte food and beverages. Or you can plump for an AED 120 deal for a bucket of four hops.
For the full schedule of live screenings and reservations call 058 591 8153 or 050 254 6782
The casual sports bar at Trump International Golf Club is one of the joints in town to drop by for communal viewing of the cricket matches. Open from 10am to 1am daily, you can catch all the matches live here while kicking back with comfort food and drinks during the high-stakes action.
Call 04 245 3988 or email email@example.com for details
Arabian Courtyard and Hotel’s vintage English pub is a hub for live sports. Asia Cup matches will be shown regularly here with special deals for the big games. On September 2, nab a special beer bucket offer of 5 pints for AED 99 to wash down the excitement of the Ind-Pak match.
From 12pm to 3pm am; call 050 629 6745 or 043519111 for reservations
This sports bar’s outlets are screening Asia Cup matches live with special deals for the clash of the Titans – India and Pakistan – on September 2 taking centre stage. For bragging rights of having watched the matches live amidst a frenzied crowd, hit up either the Al Barsha or Bur Dubai branches. A minimum spend of AED 100 per person in Huddle Al Barsha will get you entry plus 4 pints of beer, and at Bur Dubai, it’s a minimum spend of AED 150 per person that’s redeemable on a la carte food and drinks.
Call 0501007065 (Bur Dubai) or 0501007046 (Al Barsha) for reservations
Find the full schedule of all Asia Cup 2023 matches here
8. Old Castello
The cafe and restaurant in Jumeirah 1 is hosting special screenings of all Asia Cup 2023 matches. But there’s a minimum spend on big matches such as the semi-finals, finals and the India-Pakistan matches. The minimum spend of AED 120 per person includes a la carte F&B, soft drinks and/or hubbly bubbly equivalent to the amount.
Call 052 942 2000 for reservations
9. Nezessausi Grill
A combination of the names of countries’ whose cuisines oit serves – New Zealand, South Africa and Australia this gastropub is serving delicious food along with screenings of the Asia Cup final. Both the outlets in Address Marina and Manzil Downtown are equipped with multiple TV screens including one giant screen and two pool tables.
From 1pm to 3am; call 04 8883444 for Manzil Downtown branch and 04 436 7777 for Address Marina branch