Happy Birthday #McGettigansDWTC

2nd Birthday adTime flies like an arrow. Irish flies like a Guinness. Has it really been three years only since we opened at one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, the Dubai World Trade Centre? It would appear so!

Today is McGettigan’s DWTC’s third birthday and you’re all invited!

3 is most definitely the magic number at McGettigan’s this Thursday with all house beverages only AED23 from 6-9pm. You can also enjoy 3 shots of Jagermeister for only AED100 throughout the entire evening. Finally, there will be some seriously tasty complimentary food platters available for you to tuck in to, on the hour, for 3 hours.

We are famous for our live entertainment and our birthday party will be no different with live acts performing throughout the evening. They are guaranteed to get the party going and don’t worry, there won’t be any musicals bumps!

Join us on this momentous occasion for an evening of brilliant, birthday delights.

One thing’s for sure, here at McGettigan’s we know how to throw a good party!


Date: Thursday 22nd October

Venue: McGettigan’s DWTC

Time: House beverage offer 6 – 9pm

Admission: Free

Only read this if you’re very organized & like to plan ahead!

Ahhh, but you know what they say: Christmas seems to come earlier every year. Well, wouldn’t ya know, we’ve just released our program for the 2015 festive season at McGettigan’s JLT and McGettigan’s DWTC.

If you’re somebody who likes to plan ahead, here it is. If you’re not a fan of early Christmas announcements, pop into your nearest McGettigan’s, have a drink, and shake your head at us:


McGettigan’s is frequently referred to as a ‘home away from home’ by expats living in Dubai and this is even more apparent during the festive season. Our management and staff make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable, well looked after and enjoy genuine Irish hospitality during their visit. From office parties to festive gatherings with friends, McGettigan’s award winning food and beverage together with the finest live music is a sure for Christmas perfection.

McGettigan’s JLT boasts a sizeable outdoor garden which will be well dressed for the silly season. Including our signature giant Christmas tree which will take pride of place in the centre. Our annual Christmas Lights party will be hosted on Monday 30th November at 6.30pm. You can see Santa turning on the lights, enjoy the enchanting carol singers and dive into complimentary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. It’s the perfect evening for all of the family.

McGettigan’s DWTC will host their Christmas Lights Party on Wednesday 2nd December from 6.30pm held within their intimate garden with abundance of yuletide charm. The garden provides an ideal spot to mingle over Christmas drinks and nibbles but is also hugely popular for larger private parties – booking is essential. Alternatively cosy up beside the fireplace, sit back and enjoy some of the city’s best live music acts performing on stage!

McGettigan’s will run their weekly live music entertainment schedules with a festive twist throughout the Christmas period for more information and updates please see our website and Facebook pages – click here for JLT and here for DWTC.

Halloween Alert! Things will go “clonk” at night in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Fujairah!

Pumpkins, schmumpkins! Halloween’s on the way, so get ready for a spooktacular twist on our Friday brunch with live entertainment featuring classic Halloween hits at all McGettigan’s venues in the UAE.

Brunchers are encouraged to dig out their best costumes to impress on the day! At McGettigan’s, we’re all about having a great laugh so be as wacky, wild and creative as you can. Originality will be rewarded!  We’ve got loads of spot prizes and free drinks to give away throughout the day plus we’ll be giving guests a taste of an Irish Halloween with our very own Barmbrac!

All this plus the terrifyingly tasty buffet and a la carte dishes including witches brew with peas and bacon, ‘butchered and rolled’ pork belly and ’Broken Rib and Yorkshire Ripper’ Roast Beef to name a few, along with house beverages is no trick! To top things off we have a gruesomely ghoulish graveyard feature, ideal for capturing your creepy Halloween snaps!

Halloween at McGettigan’s, Friday 30th October - join us if you dare!
Brunch timings and costs:
McGettigan’s JLT 12-4pm, AED249 including house beverages
McGettigan’s DWTC 12-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages
McGettigan’s AUH 12.30-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages

McGettigan’s AUH are hugely excited to have Irish acoustic rock band Hermitage Green along for their Halloween brunch with the band rocking the venue with a 4pm performance. No tricks, just treats with the brilliant Hermitage Green! McGettigan’s AUH ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person – it’s the perfect add-on to your Friday Brunch!

McGettigan’s DWTC is hosting the after party for the participants of the Contagion Run – Dubai’s Zombie themed 5k obstacle run that is returning for its 2nd year. Runners who show up with their wristbands are offered a very special drinks deal for the evening, see http://www.contagionrun.com/ for more information on the run. McGettigan’s DWTC ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person… it’s the perfect add-on to their Friday Brunch Deal!

McGettigan’s JLT are running a ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 5-8pm just AED199 per person… it’s the scarily perfect add-on to the popular Friday Brunch!

Tayto V King – The Ultimate Crisp Sandwich Showdown!


The age-old, Irish debate of which makes a better crisp sandwich, Tayto or King has been causing quite a bit of a stir across our social media pages. We’ve seen families divided, blood spilled and tears shed all in the pursuit of finding out what Ireland’s favorite cheese and onion crisp is!

Here at McGettigan’s we’ve decided enough is enough and that we’d settle the debate ourselves. But we need your help – We want you to vote – Tayto or King, taking taste, texture, flavor and whatever other variables you consider into account.

The winner will receive a months supply of the winning crisp , 2 tickets to visit Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath and a two night stay with bed and breakfast at the Kingswood Hotel, Citywest, Dublin. T&C apply.

Click here to cast your vote!

It’s the ultimate 90’s ladies night in Dubai!

PrintRelive your youth and celebrate the best of all things 90’s for one night only at McGettigan’s DWTC. The entire night will be themed around this great decade; food, drinks, cinema, fashion and of course, the music! Will you find a better way to spend your Wednesday night?? ‘As if!’

Come dressed to impress for the chance to win prizes for the best 90’s outfits. The highlight of the evening will be what’s sure to be a very nostalgic nineties performance by Ireland’s top covers band, aptly named ‘Smash Hits’. The Smash Hits! live show is a nonstop, dance-floor filling night that embraces the cream of 90s chart classics from the most influential popular artists of the era. ‘Get jiggy with it’ to hits such as; Rhythm is a Dancer, Freed from Desire, Maniac, Insomnia, Mr. Vain & more!

Ladies night at McGettigan’s DWTC entitles each lady to 5 FREE DRINKS each and every Wednesday and this special event is no exception, making this the perfect pocket friendly girls night out!

Golly! Has it been a year already? Abu Dhabi, get ready to party!

PrintHas it really been only a year since we opened our doors in Abu Dhabi at the Al Raha Beach Hotel? It sometimes feels like we’ve been there much longer already 🙂 A year, though, it has been indeed and it did really fly by – time to stop, party, and thank all our loyal #McGettigansAUH guests for their support!

McGettigan’s AUH has had an incredible first year on the Abu Dhabi bar and nightlife scene and they want you to help them celebrate! The Irish bar has a jam-packed weekend of food and drinks deals, live music and a bit of 90’s cheese thrown in for good measure!

Irish 90’s covers band ‘Smash Hits’ are being flown in especially for the occasion and will perform live in a FREE concert on Thursday 7th May! 90’s dress up is not mandatory but is encouraged with spot prizes and free drinks for those who make the effort! Get in there early and make the most of the AED20 happy hour drinks until 7pm.

The party continues into Friday 8th May with brunch kicking off at 12:30pm, enjoy unlimited drinks and food from the a la carte menu, roast carvery and buffet until 4pm AED199 per person. Live music will feature throughout the day with performances from a host of excellent local music acts. It doesn’t stop there, the post brunch drinks deal is unreal value at just AED149 for 3 hours of unlimited house drinks (including premium cider and pints of the infamous Irish ‘black stuff’) from 4-7pm! While recommended, guests don’t have to attend the McGettigan’s brunch to avail of this deal, the offer is open to all Abu Dhabi brunch goers and those looking to join the party that little bit later!

Saturday 9th May is all about the recovery! Pop in for what is quite possibly the best breakfast in town…a real full Irish fry up and the most effective cure you could ask for! As a thank you to McGettigan’s customers for their support over the past year, drinks are priced at just AED20 all day long with more of the city’s best live music and top sporting events on screens throughout the day.

See you in Abu Dhabi in May!

St. Patrick’s Day 2015 is coming! Paint the towns green with McGettigan’s!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! This year, McGettigan’s in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has put together a stellar line-up of events for the occasion.

In Dubai, McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC will form the St. Patrick’s Day party hubs. The festivities will see one of Ireland’s top bands; Keywest (who made their name busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street) fly in from Dublin especially for the occasion; they will perform alongside chart topping Irish singer, Paddy Casey who will return to the desert once again to rock the house at both Dubai venues over the course the celebrations. Visitors to both JLT and DWTC venues can watch performances from a troupe of traditional Irish dancers and enjoy some of McGettigan’s award winning food, drink, and party atmosphere.

At McGettigan’s JLT the acts will perform in The Baggot, Dubai’s newest live music venue! This new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.

Here’s the full line-up for Dubai, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s JLT Facebook & Google+, McGettigan’s DWTC Facebook & Google+

McGettigan’s JLT

Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Controversial Allstars live in concert
Paddy Casey live in concert

Thursday 19th March

Paddy Casey & Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

The Live Music Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Keywest live in concert


McGettigan’s DWTC

Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Keywest live in concert 9pm

Friday 20th March

Friday Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Live music & DJ Tim Cheddar



In Abu Dhabi, McGettigan’s AUH is where it’ll all happen on St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the full line-up, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s AUH Facebook & Google+

McGettigan’s AUH

Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers followed by live concert from Big Generator

Wednesday 18th March

Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

Paddy Casey live in concert. Make a day of it with Brunch from 12:30-4pm at AED199pp followed by a post brunch drinks package from 4-7pm just AED149 for unlimited house beverages.

AUH Paddy's Day

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McGettigan’s AUH goes “Vroooom” at the Abu Dhabi F1 and you can, too!

PrintThe Formula 1 is coming back to Abu Dhabi and McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel, just minutes from the race track on Yas Island, is brings you The F1 Pitstop at McGettigan’s AUH!

McGettigan’s AUH is your one-stop shop for award-winning food, perfectly poured drinks, excellent live entertainment & the best full Irish breakfast in Abu Dhabi! During the F1 weekend in the capital, the folks are open from 9 a.m. daily over for breakfast, lunch & dinner and there’s also live music nightly until late.

The F1 Pitstop package is offered from 21st – 23rd November and consists of:-

  • A hearty full Irish breakfast
  • A perfectly poured pint
  • A souvenir t-shirt
  • Bus transfer from McGettigan’s AUH to Yas Island (subject to availability, first come, first served)

All of this for only AED 99/person! Get into the F1 Grand Prix action and make McGettigan’s AUH your pre- and post-race venue!

We’re having a party in the park and you’re all invited!


Dubai, already home to some of the world’s best events, is set to experience a totally new party taking place this coming Friday, 14th November 2014.

It’s a Party in the Park and McGettigan’s will be playing a pivotal role in it, too! Sure, you have Lily Allen, Richard Ashcroft, and many others performing live in a beautiful outdoor setting, but the real star of the show must surely be “The Deck”, which is hosted by McGettigan’s!

The Deck will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Friday and offer a true McGettigan’s Friday Brunch experience for festival goers. All the popular bar food choices will be on the menu, including Texan BBQ chicken, Angus beef burgers, pizza, American Hot Dog with saute onions, ketchup and mustard, Southern fried chicken burger, and fish and chips, served with tartare sauce and mushy peas. For ticket holders, who have bought the combined concert and brunch ticket, it’s all you can eat.

Not only will McGettigan’s guests be able to sample fabulous food, but they’ll also have a prime spot to follow all the music performances, because The Deck has an outstanding view of the main stage.

Come down to Dubai Media City on Friday and enjoy a day out in the park with great McGettigan’s food, fab music performances, the very best in DJs from around the UAE, acoustic music from talented local musicians, and a sparkling array of stalls from Dubai’s coolest food and fashion boutiques.


McGettigan’s JLT launches an all new Friday Brunch this November!

Fridays are set to get a whole lot bigger and better at McGettigan’s JLT in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood! The Irish pub will launch a brand new pub grub brunch and post brunch beverage deal on 7th November.

Every Friday starting 7th November, guests can enjoy a wide range of unlimited house beverages including grape, hops, spirits, premium cider and pints of the infamous Irish ‘black stuff’. These drinks will be accompanied by your choice of delicious nosh from the extensive a la carte brunch menu, a live carving station and a fresh salad buffet!

The exciting food menu on offer features tasty dishes such as salmon fillet, homemade cottage pie, Irish mussels and a selection of perfectly cooked meats with ALL the trimmings from the live carving station. This generous 4 hour brunch package is very competitively priced at AED 199 per person and runs every Friday from 12 noon-5 p.m.!

JLT Brunch A4Don’t delay and hurry down to JLT and indulge! Those who wish to join the party or stay on for more Friday fun can do so with the sundowner special – unlimited house drinks from 5-8 p.m. for just AED 149pp – making it the perfect post brunch add on!

Party all day and night every Friday at McGettigan’s JLT with entertainment from some of the city’s best live music acts and DJ until close.

McGettigan's JLT Friday Brunch