5 places to celebrate St Patrick's Day
Where to find the luck of the Irish this March 17
The Sheraton’s all-day-dining restaurant has live music and an Irish-themed buffet – on the menu is bangers and mash, Guinness stew and bread and butter pudding and there’s live music from an Irish band.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche East, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs200. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
02. Captain’s Arms
This pub is celebrating with an Irish breakfast, confusingly, from noon to 2pm (got an Irish passport? You eat brekkie for free) and a dinner buffet with live music from Dave Monks and his fiddle and banjo.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, noon to 2pm, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs50 (Irish breakfast), Dhs95 (Irish dinner buffet). Tel: (02) 6446666. Taxi: Le Méridien. captainsarms-abu
03. PJ O’Reilly’s
Brunch includes Irish dishes such as stew and music from Sweet Chilli Jam, plus there’s a bouncy castle for kids.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs200. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien.leroyalmeridien
The bar’s Big Paddy’s Day Brunch on March 17 features music from Fergus, Irish dancers, a DJ and giveaways.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs229.
Tel: (02) 6524333. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. mcgettigans.com
Get a free drink from the green isle when you order an Irish dish off the menu, plus there’s a combo meal available for Dhs80 every day from noon to 11.45pm.
March 12 to 18
Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 2am, Dhs80. Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. hilton.com