Where to watch the Rugby World Cup France 2023 in the UAE and Bahrain

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup France 2023 begins as fans across the region will be looking for places to watch the action. The tournament kicks off on Friday September 8 at the Stade de France before the final on Saturday October 28. Here are the top venues in the UAE and Bahrain to catch the best of the action.

52 days of festivities

The 10th World Cup in the history of rugby will take place from the 8th of September to the 28th of October 2023, 200 years after Rugby first came about. This is an opportunity to reconnect with the founding spirit of rugby and celebrate the event during the seven weeks of the competition. The festival will take place throughout France, starting with the 10 host cities where the matches will be held: Lille, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Paris and Saint-Denis.

Where to watch the Rugby World Cup

If you are not in France and you are fond of rugby on the big screen, then we’ve got you covered with our top picks to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023. All 4 venues will have indoor and outdoor event areas also hosting live music and DJ’s, sports activities, competitions and amazing giveaways!

McGettigan’s Factory The Palm & JLT Dubai
McGettigan's is the place to be for fans, where they will be able to watch the match on the large screens and cheer on their team while enjoying F&B deals.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Never miss a moment of the action at Abu Dhabi Golf Club's fanzone with its three huge screens showing all 48 matches - even if you go for a dip in the pool.

Bahrain Rugby Football Club
Catch every minute live at the club with commentary on the big screens and happy hour at every game.