Extended Ramadan Opening Hours = More Sports!

Watch all the sports in Dubai during Ramadan!

Due to popular demand, McGettigan's Irish Pub has just extended its Ramadan opening hours.

Dubai's top Guinness selling pub now opens every day at 5.30 pm. Alcohol will be served from sunset onwards until the pub closes at 2 a.m.

It's a Summer full of sports and some matches are being played before 5.30 p.m., so on the following days McGettigan's will open even earlier:

  • Saturday, 6th August: Join us from 11 a.m. and catch all the Tri-Nations action! New Zealand vs. Australia will be shown at 11.30 a.m.; England vs. Wales starts at 5.30 p.m. and Scotland vs. Ireland kicks off at 6 p.m. Also on: GAA 2011 Quarter Final – Dublin vs. Tyrone/Roscommon at 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 13th August: Tri-Nations – Wales vs. England at 5.30 p.m.; South Africa vs. Australia at  7 p.m.; France vs. Ireland at 11.30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 20th August: Tri-Nations – Scotland vs. Italy at  6 p.m.; South Africa vs. New Zealand at 7 p.m.; Ireland vs. France at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 27th August: Tri Nations – Australia vs. New Zealand at 2 p.m.; Ireland vs. England at 5.30 p.m.

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Live Sport this Weekend!

McGettigan's - the only place to watch sport in Dubai.

Welcome to the last live sports weekend before Ramadan! Come down to McGettigan’s in JLT and chill out…

Don’t forget, we’re open all summer long, including Ramadan (after sunset only)!Want to know what we’ve lined up for the autumn? Click here for a sneak preview!

McGettigan’s is on Foursquare! Check-in today: https://foursquare.com/venue/10324023

Long Weekend Alert!

Don’t forget that this coming Tuesday is ” dry day” – on the holy occasion of Lailat Al Miraj, we will not be serving alcohol from 6 p.m. on 28 th June until 8 p.m. on 29th June 2011.

McGettigan’s will be closed on the 28th and re-open at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Fret not, though, as this week also brings us a long weekend! Why not spend it at the Bonnington?

We’ve got a few rooms remaining at our special Summer rates – call 04 3560600 or email reservations@bonningtontower.com. We’re also offering a double brunch in McGettigan’s to celebrate the long weekend! Not one, but two brunches. Join us in Dubai’s no. 1 Guinness selling pub!

Double brunch at McGettigan's in Dubai!

McGettigan’s is on Foursquare! Check-in today: https://foursquare.com/venue/10324023

Vote for the Bonnington in the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards!

You’re probably aware that McGettigan’s is part of the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Dubai’s only Irish owned and operated luxury hotel.

The Bonnington has just been nominated in the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards!
The World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide and were established as a celebration of the ultimate achievement in hoteliering. The awards are about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step and differentiated themselves from “good hotels” to “exceptional hotels”.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards account for all categories in the Luxury Hotel industry. Award winners set the benchmark for luxury hotels in achieving recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence.

Vote for the Bonnington in the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards!<– Click here to vote for the Bonnington and please spread the word! Polls open on 9th May 2011 and you can vote until 20th June 2011!

The results will be announced during a gala dinner at the Regent Hotel Zagreb, Croatia, on Friday, 16th September 2011.

The earlier you dine, the faster you can be in the Pub!

Ever wanted to pop down to McGettigan’s but got delayed because you needed to have dinner first?

Well, here’s the solution: Dine earlier and you’ll make it to McGettigan’s faster! You’re probably aware that the food in McGettigan’s is as good as the craic there, but don’t we all crave something different every now and again? In April we offer you a discounted dinner alternative!

Follow the Bonnington Hotel or McGettigan’s Irish Pub on Twitter and get access to discount vouchers for dinner at the Cavendish Restaurant all through April!

Tweet! Tweet! We’ve put together a special dining deal for our Twitter followers. All through April, we will tweet vouchers for 20% off our Early Bird dinner in the Cavendish Restaurant – just click the link and print out the voucher!

Dining discounts at the Cavendish - Bonnington Hotel Dubai - Only on Twitter!The Cavendish recently launched its new dinner menu, “Cavendish PM” and here’s your chance to be one of the first to try it out!

You can check out what’s on offer here.

So what are you waiting for? Follow @bonningtontower or @mcgettiganspub on Twitter today and bag yourself a discount voucher!

The added advantage is, of course, that it only takes a minute to walk from the Cavendish to McGettigan’s!

The UAE for free! Grab a Golden Ticket!

Grab a Golden Ticket to win a year for free in the UAE!

The first 100 winners have been found, but you can still grab a GOLDEN TICKET! Go to www.explorerpublishing.com/uaeforfree/enter-now today to stand the chance to win a year of UAE experiences for free! Get a car for free for a year, stay in one of our luxurious apartments for free for a year, fly to London or LA for free…

Hurry up, though! You only have until 2nd of April to enter!

Japan Charity Drive: The Results!

McGettigan’s Irish Pub at the Bonnington Towers Hotel is pleased to announce the result of its charity drive for the victims of the natural disaster in Japan, which was held on St. Patrick’s Day (17th March 2011).

Japan Charity event at Dubai Pub raises AED 30,000
Dennis Mcgettigan, Managing Dircetor of the Bonnington Hotel, and Decland Pierce, Entertainments Manager, with some of the charity donations

McGettigan’s Pub, which was one of the main St. Patrick’s Day entertainment venues in Dubai, asked party goers to donate whatever cash they could to the Red Crescent (Red Cross), the International aid charity. In addition, the Managing Director of McGettigan’s and the Bonnington Hotel, Mr. Dennis McGettigan, offered to match all donations to double the total and promised that the entire takings between 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in McGettigan’s on St. Patrick’s Day would also be added to the total sum.

Dennis McGettigan said, “I am pleased to say that within a very short space of time, we managed to raise AED 30,000, which has now been donated to the Red Crescent to support their aid mission in Japan. I would like to thank everybody who has contributed to this amazing total!”

Irish Pub in Dubai raises money for JapanIn response to the devastation caused by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March and the resulting tsunami, the Red Crescent Society has deployed 62 response teams over the past 24 hours.

These medical relief teams – made up of about 400 doctors, nurses and support staff – are already providing assistance in affected areas through mobile medical clinics, as well as assessing the damage and needs of the communities affected.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2011!

So, the big day has finally arrived! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody! Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Sláinte!

The Bonnington Hotel and McGettigan’s Irish Pub in Jumeirah Lakes Towers have kicked off the day’s celebration’s with a live performance of dancers from the Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance in the Bonnington’s Hotel lobby.

Already a big hit with Bonnington guests and visitors last year, the dancers drew big crowds again this afternoon. There are two more performances planned for today, one at 6 p.m. in the beergarden just outside Mcgettigan’s and one at 9 p.m. again in the lobby of the Bonnington, where the Cavendish restaurant also offers a specially created St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Here are some pictures of the dance performance earlier today:

Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance performing at the Bonnington - the home of St. Patrick's Day in Dubai!

Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance perfomring at the Bonnington - the home of all things Irish in Dubai!

Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance performing at the Bonnington in Dubai - the home of the Irish and St. Patrick's Day

Here’s a little video, too:

Check out “Bonnington TV” – the Bonnington’s YouTube Channel for many more videos of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day!