Things to do while waiting for St. Patrick’s Day 2011 (2)

DDF Gulf Gaelic Games 2011

Here’s another pre-St. Patrick’s Day 2011 event in Dubai, which promises sporting action and fun for all the family.

Dubai Duty Free, together with the Dubai Celts, brings you the 2011 Gulf Gaelic Games!

Taking place on the 4th & 5th March at the Emirates Sports Complex just outside Dubai, the event will feature competitions in Men’s Football, Ladies Football, Hurling, Camogie, Schools and Underage.

Thanks to the success of the previous Dubai Duty Free Gulf Gaelic Games, this year’s event promises to be the biggest yet. Last year, teams came from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Ireland to take part in the competitions and it proved to be a fantastic weekend of Gaelic Games.

Teams will battle it out over two days in the different sections of the competition and the strongest teams will be rewarded at the end of day two after what promise to be closely contested finals.

You can find out more about the event on the Dubai Celts’ website, and also don’t forget to check out our sponsors website, Dubai Duty Free, without whom the Gulf Gaelic Games could not happen.

The event, of course, conveniently coincides with Paddy Casey’s concert at McGettigan’s Irish Pub at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers. A short 30 minutes taxi ride will take you straight from the Emirates Sports Complex to McGettigan’s!

Concerts at McGettigan's

Declan O’Sullivan – Pure Irish Craic in Dubai

Declan O'Sullivan - Pure Irish Craic at McGettigan's Irish Pub every Wednesday Night!For some pre-St. Patrick’s Day 2011 craic, why not catch Declan O’Sullivan live in Dubai, every Wednesday evening at McGettigan’s Irish Pub in Jumeirah Lakes Towers?

McGettigan’s is fast turning JLT into somewhat of an Irish village and Wednesday evenings from 9 p.m. onwards are made even more special by Declan’s live performances.

Declan, who’s originally from Monasterevin in Co. Kildare (up the Lilly Whites!), has been living in Dubai for the last 5 years or so.

Music is his pass-time and it has helped him make many great friends at home and while working in France, Italy, and Canada over the last few years.

He says: “It’s a great feeling to get a pub full of strangers all singing together at the start of the weekend.”

He now has to regular weekly gigs in Dubai, McGettigan’s on Wednesdays, and Fibber Magees on Thursdays. Do check him out!

Here’s a video of Declan in action:

Things to do while waiting for St. Patrick’s Day 2011 (1)

St. Patrick’s Day 2011 is still 38 days away, so here’s a couple of suggestions for what you could do while waiting for the big day to arrive…

Mid-February sees Valentine’s Day celebrations taking place all over the world, and Dubai is no exception. At the Bonnington in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, both lovers and haters of Valentine’s Day are suitably catered for!

Those of you, who despise Valentine’s Day, may want to pop down to Healey’s Bar & Terrace at the Bonnington for “Heartless Valentine’s – The Celebrity Anti-Valentine’s Party” on Sunday, 13th February.

14th February has been declared a ‘dry day’ by the authorities in the UAE, so here’s your chance to party it down before the bars and clubs close for an evening:

Fans of Valentine’s Day, on the other hand, might enjoy a romantic dinner for two on the Bonnington’s Leisure Deck, high above the Jumeirah Lakes:

Last, but not least, tickets have just gone on sale for Paddy Casey’s Dubai concert on 4th March 2011 – get yours before they sell out!

Tickets are only available at Dubai’s premier Irish Pub, McGettigan’s at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai!

Welcome to the home of St. Patrick's Day in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates!

Every year on 17th March, Dubai residents and visitors, whether Irish or not, flock to the city's entertainment venues to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We thought it was time to provide St. Patrick with an "online" home in Dubai!

As you can see from the countdown clock on the right, there are only 39 days left until the 2011 St. Patrick's Day in Dubai.

On March 17th, everybody is a bit Irish, and to get you ready for the big day, we suggest you visit Dubai's premier Irish Pub, McGettigan's at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, for some pre-St. Patrick's Day training beverages.

Make a note in your diaries now! The 2011 St. Patrick's Day Ball, organised by the Dubai Irish Society, takes place on Friday, 11th March 2011. The venue and ticket prices are currently being finalised, so make sure you keep an eye on the Dubai Irish Society's website for updates!

Lovers of Irish music do not have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to enjoy Irish songs, food, and drinks, because Paddy Casey is coming to town on Friday 4th March 2011. For one night only, Paddy Casey will perform all his hits live at McGettigan's:

Paddy Casey will be performing live at McGettigan's

Tickets will go on sale soon, so keep an eye on the McGettigan's website or Facebook page for updates.