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Updated April 2023
As the world eagerly anticipates the coronation of King Charles III, Dubai prepares to join in the royal celebrations with a range of lavish events and screenings across the city. The vibrant metropolis, known for its grandeur and multicultural ambience, is set to embrace the British spirit with style, transforming select venues into regal hubs for residents and visitors alike to commemorate the crowning of King Charles III.
If you’re wondering where to watch King Charles III’s coronation in Dubai, keep reading to find out.
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About King Charles III’s coronation
A coronation is a symbolic religious ceremony in which the crown is physically placed on a monarch’s head.
After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, her son, King Charles III, became the heir to the British throne according to the line of succession. The coronation ceremony is a formal way of marking his role as the head of the Church of England and the transfer of his title and powers.
During the ceremony, the King will swear an oath to uphold the law and the Church of England and will be anointed with special oil on his hands, chest, and head. He will also receive various regalia, such as a ring, a sceptre, and a sword. The ceremony will be followed by a procession to Buckingham Palace and a balcony appearance by the King and Queen Consort and other members of the royal family.
Prince William and his family, Prince Edward and his family, Princess Anne and her family, as well as Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, will attend King Charles III’s coronation. Several notable political figures from around the world, including Jill Biden, Boris Johnson, and Keir Starmer, will also be in attendance.
When and where will King Charles III’s coronation take place?
King Charles III and Camilla will be crowned as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM British Standard Time (2:00 PM Gulf Standard Time) and is expected to last approximately three hours.
In addition to the coronation ceremony, there will be a concert on Sunday, May 7, 2023, on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire. The concert is set to feature world-famous entertainers such as Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Gary Barlow, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Where to watch King Charles III’s coronation in Dubai?
Several venues across Dubai will be screening the coronation ceremony live. Here is a list of venues in Dubai where you can watch the live screening of the coronation ceremony of King Charles III.
Barasti Beach Bar
Join the festivities at Barasti Beach Bar, where the King’s coronation will be streamed on a cinema-size screen on the pub’s middle deck. Enjoy a selection of British snacks and drinks while watching the procession and ceremony. After the coronation, there will also be live entertainment to keep the celebration going.
Prices: Approximately AED 470 for two people with alcohol, AED 42 for a pint of beer.
Barasti Beach Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).
Watch the live action of the royal celebrations at The Dubliner’s Irish bar across 16 HD TVs while savouring traditional British dishes like pie and chips.
Prices: Approximately AED 325 for two people with alcohol, AED 44 for a pint of beer.
The Dubliner’s, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Dubai Reform & Social Grill
Reform’s summer garden tent will host a live stream of the King’s coronation and serve a quintessentially British brunch. Relish classic British cuisine and beverages as part of the package while children enjoy face painting and crafts activities.
Brunch prices: AED 220 for soft drinks, AED 375 for house beverages, and AED 99 for kids.
Saturday, May 6, 1 PM – 4 PM. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 454 2638).
The Roast by Bubbalicious
Embrace the regal spirit at The Roast by Bubbalicious in Dubai as they commemorate the King’s coronation with a themed brunch event. Delight in a roast dinner and indulge in British afternoon tea favourites, including coronation chicken sandwiches and scones. Experience the coronation on a large screen while being serenaded by live musicians at The Westin.
Brunch prices: AED 295 for soft drinks, AED 350 for house beverages, AED 450 with bubbly, and AED 175 for kids aged 6-12 years.
Sunday, May 7, 1 PM – 4 PM. Mina’s Kitchen, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).
Yalumba in Garhoud is gearing up for a full-fledged British theme for its weekly brunch. The restaurant plans to distribute Union Jack flags and offer guests the opportunity to decorate themed biscuits. Be sure to don attire in red, white, and blue for this festive event.
Brunch prices: AED 225 for soft drinks, AED 295 for house beverages and sparkling, AED 365 for premium drinks, and AED 75 for kids, and free for kids under six years.
Sunday, May 7, 1 PM – 4.30 PM. Yalumba, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
In the heart of Dubai’s British scene, the QE2 is planning an extraordinary event for the 2023 coronation. On May 5, guests are encouraged to arrive in their finest black-tie or formal attire to enjoy a sumptuous fine-dining meal. The evening will be filled with genuine British entertainment, featuring a Royal Marines Corps of Drums, a Royal Marines Piper, a talented string duo, and a DJ who will entice guests onto the dance floor after dinner.
Prices: AED 750 for a three-course meal with house beverages.
Friday, May 23, 7.30 PM. Theatre by QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai ( +971 58 838 3107).