Those opting for the breakfast package are entitled to a free house beverage at the after party, which is even livelier than usual over the Sevens weekend. Fans will be arriving on the shuttle bus to continue the party atmosphere until the early hours so don’t leave it too late to leave the Sevens stadium.
McGettigans JLT, next to Bonnington Hotel, until 3am. Tel: (04) 3560470. mcgettigans.com
A traditional Sevens after spot, you can expect live music, DJs and an up for it crowd. Buses from the Sevens stadium will take you directly to the Irish Village so there’s no time wasted. Be warned – the venue gets very busy and queues form at the bars.
31 A Street, Al Garhoud, buses every 30 minutes from 12pm. Tel: (04) 2824750. theirishvillage.com
Sports fans will be packing out this bar, which pays homage to New Zealand, South Africa and Australian rugby. Flat screen TVs, and free pool tables make this place the ultimate sports hub, and the perfect place to continue the party after a day in the stadium.
4th floor, Address Dubai Marina, daily 3pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 8883444. addresshotels.com
BARASTI BEACH BAR
Ask anyone at the Sevens where they’re going afterwards and the answer will probably be Barasti. The live music and drinks will be flowing on all three evenings following the rugby. It’s the perfect place for a shisha with a view of the Dubai skyline too.
Le Méridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina, daily 9am to 3am. Tel (04) 3181313. barastibeach.com