22 places to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dubai
Celebrate in style…
Looking for places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dubai? The big green day is coming up on Thursday, March 17, and if you’re in the mood for a bit of Irish ‘craic’ there are plenty of places in the city to celebrate.
Here are 18 places where you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dubai
71 Sports Bar
This sporting hideaway is offering a happy hour from 12pm to 8pm and a delicious meal deal for St Patrick’s Day in Dubai. You can enjoy your beef pie with a pint of Irish stout for Dhs125 with views of the golf course. For an all-day affair, enjoy happy hour from 12pm to 8pm with special deals on drinks and food. Prefer gin-based cocktails? Prices start from Dhs39. Enjoy a game of pool, or catch a game on the screen at the fun space.
71 Sports Bar, Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Damac Hills, Dubai, March 17, Tel: (0)4 245 3988. @71sportsbar
Plenty of events at popular Barasti will keep you entertained this Paddy’s day. On March 17 9am to 1am there’s stout, ciders, and distilled beverages for Dhs29 each. On March 17 (7pm to 1am) there’s bingo and entertainment by Sweet Chili Jam and DJ Marky Mark. On March 19, there’s a live Paddy Man show, a rugby game and music and finally on March 20, 9am to 1am there are drinks (stout, ciders, and distilled beverage) for Dhs29 and EPL games on the big screens.
Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 318 1313. @barastibeach
Black Tap has created an exclusive Burger and CrazyShake to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dubai. The Reuben burger with Angus beef, corned beef, swiss cheese, pickles and sauce will cost you Dhs70 and will be available across outlets in UAE from March 12 to 19. Their CrazyShake is emerald green and white with mini marshmallows, green icing, a rice crispy bar, gold chocolate coin and more. This indulgent treat will cost you Dhs62 and is available at all outlets from March 12 to 19.
Sit down to a traditional Irish buffet carvery roast accompanied by all the mouthwatering trimmings at Cavendish Restaurant at voco Bonnington. If you’re at the restaurant at 4pm, head to the lobby to see a spot of top tapping display of Irish culture.
Voco Bonnington, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 356 0000. ihg.com
The Cheeky Camel
One of Dubai’s newest spots, The Cheeky Camel is offering a delicious Irish coffee for free for all guests dining from 5pm onwards. Score!
The Cheeky Camel, Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, JLT, Sun to Thur 5pm to 2am, Fri & Sat 3pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 356 0574. @thecheekycameldxb
Dhow & Anchor
Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s laidback gastropub is celebrating for three days from March 17. There’s a scavenger hunt, daily ‘Anchor Hour’ from 3pm to 6pm which you can pair with the limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day menu with highlights including Guinness beef stew, banjo breakfast bap and St. Paddy’s Day cheesecake. There’s live entertainment and the 6 Nations Rugby matches will be live-streamed all weekend long.
Lobby level, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 432 3232. jumeirah.com
Expo 2020 Dubai – Ireland Pavilion
The Ireland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has a line-up of events, performances and activities for St Patrick’s Day on March 17. There’s a cultural performance at Al Wasl Plaza at 10am, a gala concert at the same venue at 7pm with Martin Hayes and Daithi showcasing modern Irish music, a parade led by Irish Defence Forces Pipers and much more. A list of all the events and timings can be found here.
Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai, @expo2020dubai
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This old Irish pub in Dubai is celebrating St Patrick’s week with a world-class lineup. On March 13, 17 and 20 Paddyman will be performing while Trad Session takes to the stage on March 16 and Sandstorm on March 18. Best news? It’s free entry. Timings mentioned in post above.
Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 332 2400. fibbersdubai.com
garden on 8
This popular spot in Media One Hotel is celebrating St Patrick’s Day in a number of ways. On March 15, 6pm to 10pm enjoy unlimited wings and three pints during bingo night for Dhs159 or take part in a quiz night (free entry) and win cool prizes on March 16 from 8pm to 10pm. On the food front, on March 14 enjoy steak and two sides for Dhs99 from 6pm to 10pm or do St Patrick’s Day in true Dubai style with a brunch from 1pm to 4pm while watching Ireland versus Scotland Six Nations match. For soft drinks, it’s Dhs249 for soft drinks and Dhs329 for house drinks. On March 20, indulge in a roast for Dhs119 for one roast dinner and paint from noon onwards. Reserve on firstname.lastname@example.org.
garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Tel: (0)52 476 7865. @gardenon8
Goose Island at Five Jumeirah Village is celebrating its very first St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with happy hour on pints; popular pub games including pool, beer pong and X-Pro golf simulator. Go dressed in green for a chance to win prizes. Ladies night will also run alongside from 8pm onwards where ladies can enjoy five drinks and four dishes for Dhs150.
Goose Island Tap House, Five Jumeirah Village, JVC, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 455 9989. fivehotelsandresorts.com
At everyone’s favourite Irish Village there’s plenty of fun waiting for the whole family on March 19. Expect live music provided by two bands (a local band and one flown in from Ireland), Irish dancers, and a bouncy castle and petting zoo for the little ones.
Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 282 4750, theirishvillage.com
Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen
On March 17, the banks of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah turn green with live music from 7pm. There’s an extended happy hour including pints of the black stuff, some Guinness and some refreshing apple beverages for a special price all day long. Anyone wearing green on the day will be entered into a draw to win a brunch for four people.
Mezzanine Bar and Kitchen, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Tel: (0)58 599 4659. mezzaninedubai.com
McCafferty’s Bar and Restaurant
Head to the JVR branch on March 16 with beef and stew served with sourdough and mash or an Irish chicken fillet roll. There are also Irish bevvies for Dhs39. On March 17, both branches – JVC and Al Furjan will have live music, Irish dancing and happy hour from 12pm to 8pm. On March 19, brunch at JVC and enjoy free-flowing house drinks from just Dhs295. Upgrade to premium for Dhs350. Post brunch, from 5pm to 8pm it’s Dhs199 for more free-flowing drinks. Only brunch is available at Al Furjan from 2pm to 6pm.
At Mcgettigan’s JLT, arrive early on March 17 and enjoy three drinks for Dhs100. There’s live music and entertainment from 3pm. On March 18 and 20, enjoy breakfast and three pints for Dhs149 from 10am to 12pm.
McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 356 0470. mcgettigans.com
McGettigan’s JBR has prepared an ultimate four days-long bash from March 17 to 20, celebrating St Patrick’s and everything Irish. The long weekend here will include a myriad of musical treats, live entertainment and great deals. On March 17, there’s happy hour from 4pm to 7pm with live coverage of Cheltenham races, followed by music by three-piece Irish band Tone Deaf. Pair your night with the a la carte menu. On the weekend, tuck into an Irish breakfast with a pint for Dhs70 and enjoy live music from 12pm.
McGettigan’s JBR, The Walk, Lobby Level, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 318 2580. mcgettigans.com/hilton-jbr
McGettigan’s Trade Centre
At Mcgettigan’s Trade Centre on March 18 and 20, enjoy breakfast from 10am to 12pm for Dhs149. It includes three pints and a breakfast dish. Stay on and enjoy live music and entertainment.
McGettigan’s Trade Centre, next to Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Tel: (800) 6247. mcgettigans.com/dwtc-dubai
McGettigan’s City Walk
Brunch is available at three venues: McGettigan’s JLT, Madinat, Trade Centre, and City Walk but the real treat is post-brunch where you can enjoy the St. Patrick‘s Day Music Festival. It takes place at the new venue at City Walk but if you’re at the other two venues, there will be buses to take you to the venue to enjoy the music from The Coronas, Hermitage Green, True Tides, Mundy, and Paddy Casey followed by the after-party with DJ Fergal Darcy.
McGettigan’s City Walk, City Walk, The Square – Dubai, Tel: (0)4 385 2400. homebymcgettigans.com
Mr Toad’s Pub & Kitchen
Mr Toad’s at all Premier Inn hotels in Dubai is offering an Irish Stew and a pint for Dhs90, daily until March 20. If you want the stew on its own, it’s Dhs65.
This popular sports bar is hosting Paddy’s Day celebrations with delicious bites, free-flowing drinks, and live music playing some of the best Irish tunes in town. Starting from 8pm on Thursday, March 17, indulge in food platters featuring Offside pub grub classics for just Dhs99. There are nachos, chicken wings, flatbreads and more to pair with cocktails and house beverages. There are also Irish tunes on Thursday evening and live music from the resident singer on Friday.
Offside, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, Tel: (0)56 522 0219. offside.com
Located in Le Meridien Dubai, The Dubliner’s is one of Dubai’s long-standing traditional Irish pubs and is celebrating St. Patrick’s day with an Irish night brunch on March 17. It takes place from 7pm to 11pm and costs Dhs250 for food and four pints and Dhs399 for food and select beverages. There will be live music and if you wear green, you’ll be entitled to 35 per cent off your total bill. Continuing the celebrations throughout the month, there’s live Irish music on March 13, 17 and 20 and every Sunday, you can enjoy a roast buffet with prices starting from Dhs175.
The Dubliners, Airport Road, Garhoud, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 702 2508. thedubliners-dubai.com
The Duck Hook
On Thursday, March 17 head to Dubai Hills golf course to indulge in the special Paddy’s Day menu. There’s smoked salmon with soda bread, Guinness & beef stew, Irish apple tart and more. You’ll have tunes from Sean Gavin and Noel Gallagher, plus a special happy hour offer.
The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubau. Tel: (800) 666 353. @theduckhookdubai
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At the First Collection at JVC, get a two Guinness or a Guinness and a pie for just Dhs55 per person. The offer runs on March 17 from noon to 11pm.
The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle, JVC, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 275 6666. thefirstcollection.ae
The Void is celebrating with all things Irish on March 17. Expect green cocktails, Irish music and Irish dishes on the menu. Come dress in your Irish best and you can win Dhs1,200 in prizes. Bring the younglings and they can have fun with the scavenger hunt.
The Void, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 581 6877. studioonehotel.com