The Six Nations is back from February 1 and rugby fans in Abu Dhabi around the world will be excited.
For those not up on their rugby, the Six Nations is an international tournament contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.
The annual tournament is held across five weeks with the winner lifting the Championship Trophy. If a team wins every one of their matches it’s known as the Grand Slam honour.
Additionally if England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales win all three matches against the other nations from the UK and Ireland, they are named the winners of the Triple Crown trophy.
There are also awards and cups up for grabs for the winners in certain matches with rivalries.
Still with us?
Here’s where you can catch the action on screens in Abu Dhabi this year.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Head along to Abu Dhabi Golf Club and see all of the action unfold on four large HD screens. A number of offers will also be available, including buy one, get one free on hops, so you can settle in and watch the action.
Daily 4pm-midnight. Abu Dhabi Golf Club (056 536 2230).
Belgian Café Yas Island
Head to this Yas Island hangout to watch a game and you won’t miss any of the action on the screens in the venue. You can also enjoy promotions including a bucket of hops for Dhs129 or add a snack as well for Dhs159.
Sat-Wed noon-2am, Thu-Fri noon-3am. Radisson Blu Hotel – Abu Dhabi, (02 656 2406).
Blu Sky Lounge and Grill
You can see every single match of the competition live across 14 screens at Blu Sky Lounge and Grill this year. Head along to watch a game and you can enjoy happy hour deals with drinks from Dhs22 until 11pm.
Sun-Thu 3pm-3am, Fri-Sat noon-3am. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street (02 818 4888).
Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant
Head to Cooper’s to catch the action and you can watch every game on screens around the venue. There’s a couple of great deals too including unlimited drinks during the game for Dhs119, a burger and hops combo for Dhs115 and if you wear your country’s jersey you get a free drink.
Sat-Wed noon-2.30am, Thu-Fri noon-3.30am. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3325).
All the action will be live on screens at Heroes once again this year. Head along to the venue at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi and you will entered into a raffle if you spend Dhs100 to win a range of prizes including free drinks and food.
Daily noon-4am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Street (02 616 6132).
This rather more refined sports bar is showing all the games this year. There are dailyhappy hours from 5pm until 8pm every day and it's ladies' night every Wednesday from 8pm.
Open daily 5pm-3am. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).
If you’re a massive rugby fan and you want to watch the games with all the commentary on then McGettigan’s is the place to be, especially if you’re an Irish fan. Plus while you’re there you can take advantage of happy hour deals until 10pm and a roast dinner with all the trimmings on Saturdays and Sunday for Dhs99.
Thu-Sat noon-3am, Sun-Wed 3pm-3am. Al Raha Beach Hotel (02 652 4333).
Popular pub PJ O’Reilly’s will be showing all the matches again this year across all the screens in the venue. Plus, there a number of promotions to take part in too including free drinks until the first foul, get a free drink for wearing your country’s shirt, win a drink by guessing the time of the first try to the closest ten seconds. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Sun-Wed noon-2am, Thu noon-3am, Fri 9am-3am, Sat 9am-2am. Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi (02 695 0515).
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Every game will be on screens at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club across all five weekends of the tournament. Plus with selected beverages on offer from Dhs21 you can keep your energy levels up as all the teams battle it out on the field.
Daily 6am-10pm. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (056 660 8780).
The Sportsman’s Arms
Every match will be live on screens at this cool gastropub including live on the projector screen during the tournament. During happy hour you can get drinks from Dhs22 and bucket deals will also be available from Dhs99.
Daily 8am-2am. Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).
All the fixtures
Making plans? Here are all the fixtures in UAE time.
Wales v Italy, Saturday Feb 1, 6.15pm
France v England, Sunday Feb 2, 7pm
Ireland v Scotland, Saturday Feb 1, 8.45pm
Ireland v Wales, Saturday Feb 8, 6.15pm
France v Italy, Sunday Feb 9, 7.00pm
Scotland v England, Saturday Feb 8, 8.45pm
Italy v Scotland, Saturday Feb 22, 6.15pm
England v Ireland, Sunday Feb 23, 7.00pm
Wales v France, Saturday Feb 22, 8.45pm
Ireland v Italy, Saturday Mar 7, 6.15pm
Scotland v France, Sunday Mar 8, 7.00pm
England v Wales, Saturday Mar 7, 8.45pm
Wales v Scotland, Saturday Mar 14, 6.15pm
Italy v England, Saturday Mar 14, 8.45pm
France v Ireland, Saturday Mar 14, Midnight