Celebrate in style…

St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner (Wednesday, March 17) and the Irish celebration is popular around the world. Naturally, it’s made its way to Dubai and if you’re in the mood for a bit of Irish ‘craic’ there’s plenty of places you can celebrate.

Bla Bla

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Head to huge JBR beach club Bla Bla on Wednesday, March 17 to enjoy selected Irish beer for Dhs30 with a complimentary shot of whiskey. You could even bag yourself a special hat. You’ll find 20 bars, three restaurants and a beach club at Bla Bla.

Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, March 17, 4pm to 12.30am. Tel: (0)58 606 3535. blabladubai.ae

Black Tap

Head to two venues (Black Tap’s JBR and Jumeirah Al Naseem) of the cult burger chain Black Tap on March 17 to enjoy selected draft Irish beers for Dhs17. There’s also an Irish coffee classic shake and a themed burger with sauerkraut, corned beef and swiss cheese.

Available at Black Tap’s JBR and Jumeirah Al Naseem venues…

Blacksmith Bar & Eatery

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Enjoy selected dishes such as beef and Guinness pie and crispy fish and chips priced at Dhs75 or pair your dish with a famous Irish beer for Dhs100. The special dishes will be available throughout the week, from today until Saturday, March 20.

Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel, open daily 5pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 407 8873. theblacksmithdubai.com

Fibber Magee’s

Stalwart Irish bar Fibber Magee’s has long been in favour for its hearty Irish flair and it’s celebrating St. Patricks Day for the entire month of March with a selection of popular Irish beers and ciders priced at Dhs35. With rough stone walls and rustic pub relics, you’ll literally feel like you’ve stepped into an old Irish pub.

Fibber Magee’s, Saeed Tower, Trade Centre, Dubai, open from 8am daily. Tel: (04) 332 2400. @fibbermageesdxb

Garden on 8


Tuck into four mini pies for Dhs45 at Garden on 8. Flavours include Guinness and beef, chicken pot pie, cauliflower, potato & cheese and braised lamb and rosemary. Pair them with whisky for Dhs69. Happy hour runs daily from 4pm to 8pm.

Garden on 8, Media One hotel, Dubai Media City,  Sun to Thurs 4pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 12pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com


Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at one of Dubai’s true home of the Irish, McGettigan’s. Celebrations are on for a whole nine days from March 12 to 20. On Fridays 12 and 19, there’s unlimited food and beverages, priced at Dhs399.They’ll also be screening the Six Nations and Cheltenham festival with lots of great offers on drinks throughout the period. On St. Patrick’s Day itself, it’s Dhs150 (fully redeemable) entry to the JLT or Souk Madinat Jumeirah venues from 4pm. The Souk Madinat Jumeirah venue will have happy hour on all day with Irish beer and cider priced at Dhs40. If you head to the DWTC venue you can enjoy a BBQ in the garden from 4pm. There is no minimum spend at the DWTC branch.


Joe’s Backyard


This casual bar is celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Dubai all week by offering a classic Irish beer and a dish of corned beef cabbage for Dhs99 from March 14 to 18. On Thursday, March 18 you can enjoy three courses of food, plus four selected beverages for Dhs210, or three courses and three hours of selected beverages for Dhs280 (9pm to 12am). Alternatively, visit on Friday 19, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm for three courses and four selected for Dhs275 or Dhs395 for three courses and three hours’ unlimited selected beverages.

Joe’s Backyard, Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Sun to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thurs 5pm to 2am, Fri 1.30pm to 2am, Sat 1pm to 2am. Tel: (0)55 709 4509. @joesbackyard

Palm Bay

Popular Club Vista Mare bar Palm Bay is celebrating St. Patricks Day in a big way on March 17 with a popular Irish beer on happy hour all day from 12pm to 1am. Specially-themed cocktails include the Bubbly Irish, The Irishman and Melon Martini. Tuck into hearty dishes such as St. Patricks Irish stew, St. Patricks ultimate burger or Patrick’s pesto Mac and cheese.

Palm Bay, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 10am to 1am, Fri & Sat 9am to 1am. Tel: (04) 554 2665. @palmbaydubai


For a top-notch steak, head to Seafire at Atlantis, The Palm to enjoy a 1.2kg tomahawk steak for two, along with other sharing items, priced at Dhs850. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sipping on a special themed cocktail, priced at Dhs80.

Seafire, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 6pm to 11.45pm. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/seafire-steakhouse

The Croft

Check out cool British-style pub The Croft on Wednesday evening. If you turn up wearing green, you’ll get 50 per cent slashed off your bill. The Croft will be serving up sliders with green buns, lamb stew and more, plus a range of Irish beverages at happy hour prices from 4pm to 11pm.

The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, 4pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 319 4000. marriott.com

The Rose & Crown

The Rose and Crown

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for three whole days at The Rose & Crown, from March 17 to 19. Enjoy selected Irish beer for Dhs30 or enjoy it with an Irish stew and dessert for Dhs100. An Irish coffee is priced at Dhs35.

The Rose & Crown, The Atrium at Al Habtoor City, open daily 11am to 2am. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com

The Pointe

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah is home to the world’s biggest fountain show and this will be lit up in green on Wednesday, March 17. There will also be a special Riverdance show to catch too. The fountains play on the hour every hour.


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UBK, or Urban Bar & Kitchen is taking it back to ‘old Dubai’ prices on Wednesday, March 17, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with selected house beer priced at Dhs25 all day. Alternatively, you could also enjoy two selected cocktails for the same price of Dhs25. There’s also 50 per cent discount on selected items on the food menu such as Irish sausages or a steak pie served with lashings of gravy.

Urban Bar & Kitchen, Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, open 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 438 0000. @ubkdubai


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Head to cool band and restaurant Warehouse which has its own bowling alley and arcade games. They’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day between March 14 and 20 with drinks and food.

Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sunday and Wednesday 5pm to 12am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantis.com

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