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!

Grab a burger, then grab the bus to meet Robbie!

FlyerRobbie Williams is live in concert at The DU Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday 25th April. Get there with McGettigan’s!

McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel has put on a special pre-concert package. For just AED 89++ per person, you’ll get a McGettigan’s Beef Burger, a house drink of your choice, and a free bus transfer to the DU Arena.

Buses depart from McGettigan’s AUH on the 25th April at 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, please see in house for details or call: 02 652 433. Seats subject to availability. Concert ticket is not included in the package. Vouchers must be redeemed on 25th April 2015 at McGettigan’s AUH only. Terms & conditions apply. Price is exclusive of 10% service charge & 6% tourism fee.

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!

The Spring Break Session at McGettigan’s JLT in Dubai!

Spring break is not just for students! It’s time to brush off the January blues and join the non-stop party on Friday 6th February at #McGettigansJLT!

2nd Birthday adKick it off with the ultimate pocket friendly brunch at 12 p.m. – 4 hours of unlimited food and drinks just AED199. Continue the party or join in the fun later with the McGettigan’s ‘Friday-Funday’ post brunch drinks deal – a wide selection of free flowing house drinks from 5-8 p.m. just AED149!

The day will feature live music and DJ throughout concluding with a live concert from Spring Break – Ireland’s Premier 80’s supergroup in the brand new live music venue, “The Room”! The band describes themselves as ‘The best friend a good time ever had’ and are renowned for energetic routines and die-hard commitment to 80’s style… fashion, music, performance and otherwise, with lots of surprises in store for their audience! FREE ENTRY with DJ til’ late…

DSC_9743What to wear?  Day-glo fashion, flip-flops, straw hats & silly sunglasses are all welcome!
For details, see the McGettigan’s JLT website or call the venue on 04 3780800.

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McGettigan’s JLT turns 4 and Abu Dhabi has reason to celebrate, too!

It was a warm night in November 2010 when the very first McGettigan’s Pub opened in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighborhood. Since then, the pub group has gone from strength to strength and is now in the middle of expanding globally with outlets popping up in Abu Dhabi, Fujeirah, Ireland and Singapore very soon!

bell-x1-21McGettigan’s JLT has played host to the biggest stars – some just popped in for drinks and food like Bob Geldof and Rory McIllroy, others have performed in the pub, like The Coronas, Paul Brady, and Jason Byrne.

On November 27th and 28th 2014 McGettigan’s JLT will celebrate its 4th birthday with a weekend of live music including live music from Irish Rock/Trad band Ruaille Buaille on Thursday and a concert from Irish music festival headliners Bell X1 on Friday 28th November.

Bell X1 are one of the biggest bands in Ireland and they will be travelling to Dubai for the very first time to perform all of their hits including Flame, Rocky Took A Lover and Eve, The Apple of My Eye. The concert will be free to enter and kick off in McGettigan’s at 9 p.m. on Friday 28th November.

McGettigan’s JLT birthday weekend – the lowdown:

  • Thursday 27th November: All house drinks AED20 from 12noon-10pm with live performance from Irish Trad/Rock band; Ruaille Buaille.
  • Friday 28th November: All inclusive brunch 1-5pm (AED199), free-flowing drinks deal 5-8pm, (AED149) FREE Bell X1 concert from 9pm
  • Saturday 29th November: House drinks AED20 all day/night long! Live music.

Although the birthday party is happening at McGettigan’s JLT, the folks haven’t forgotten about their friends in Abu Dhbai and Bell X1 will also perform at McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel on Thursday 27th November.

For more information of the McGettigan’s JLT birthday weekend check out McGettigan’s on Facebook or

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Everything you always wanted to know about St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai, but were afraid to ask…

Bonnington Irish FlagSo, here we go! Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in Dubai?

McGettigan’s Irish Pubs certainly are and, as every year, have put together a stellar line up for the most Irish of all weekends.

Join the fun at either McGettigan’s in Jumeirah Lakes Towers or at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The latter also features The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, where you can kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a fine Thursday night brunch for only AED 299/person and a large range of Irish gourmet dishes.

The weekend starts on Thursday, 13th March, and the fun doesn’t end until the early hours of Tuesday, 18th March!

Here’s what’s on offer:

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Thu, 13th, 7 p.m.: Live performance from Adam Sherro

Thu, 13th, 10 p.m.: Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits!

Fri, 14th, 3 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Fri, 14th, 6 p.m.: Post brunch entertainment with DJ Chris

Fri, 14th, 10 p.m.: McGettigan’s Favourites The BozBoz

Sat, 15th, Game Day!: 6 Nations Rugby Live on Screens – Italy vs England at 4:30 p.m., Wales vs Scotland at 6:45 p.m. and FRANCE vs IRELAND at 9 p.m.

Sat, 15th, 10.30 p.m.: Live performance from Mike Ross

Sun, 16th, 10 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Mon, 17th, Paddy’s Day!: 4 p.m. – Live Irish Music Session; 7 p.m. – Live Irish Dance Performance; 7.30 p.m. – Live performance from our man Mike “Not Bob Geldof” Ross; 10 p.m. – Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

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Thu, 13th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Thu, 13th, 8 p.m.: McGettigan’s Favourites ‘The BozBoz’ followed by DJ John Hayes until late!

Fri, 14th, 4 p.m.: Acoustic Kick

Fri, 14th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Fri, 14th, 8 p.m.: Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits! DJ John Hayes follows until the early hours!

Sat, 15th, Game Day!: 6 Nations Rugby Live on Screens – Italy vs England at 4:30 p.m., Wales vs Scotland at 6:45 p.m. and FRANCE vs IRELAND at 9 p.m.

Sat, 15th, 3 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Sat, 15th, 10.30 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Sun, 16th, 6 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band

Mon, 17th, Paddy’s Day!: 3 p.m. – Traditional Irish music session from ‘Toasties Traddies’ Band; 6 p.m. – Live Irish Dance Performance; 8 p.m. – Live concert from Irish rockers Picture House, back with the biggest party hits!; 11 p.m. – DJ John Hayes follows until the early hours

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17 days to go! Are you ready? St. Patrick’s Day 2014…

17th March Dubai Mcgettigan'sWould you believe it? Only just over 17 days to go until St. Patrick’s Day 2014! At McGettigan’s Irish Pubs, the home of St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai, you don’t even have to wait that long, because the 2014 celebrations kick off on Thursday, 13th March already!

McGettigan’s Irish Music Weekend brings you 5 days of FREE traditional Irish music and entertainment sessions in the run up to the biggest day of the year for the Irish, and friends of the Irish, all over the world!

The festivities will see a full traditional Irish music band fly in from Galway in the west of Ireland especially for the occasion; they will perform alongside Dublin rock picture house 1band, and McGettigan’s favourites, “Picture House” at both Dubai venues during the 5 days. 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. For full line up and music schedules keep an eye on the McGettigan’s Facebook page.

The highly anticipated France vs. Ireland 6 Nations Rugby match falls right in the middle of the celebrations on Saturday 15th March! Watch the Irish lads go into battle with the French live on one of the many wide-screen TVs around the bar and be in with a chance to win an array of fun give-aways and an exclusive VIP trip to Ireland!

St. Patrick’s Weekend at McGettigan’s – the best Irish food, drink, music and craic!

McGettigan’s & the Lord of the Dance!

Lord of the Dance DubaiM4 Events is bringing the Lord of the Dance to Dubai and McGettigan’s Irish Pubs are very pleased to be one of the official hospitality partners for the event, which takes place on 27th & 28th March at the Dubai World Trade Centre Arena.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a very special finale to the current World Tour of The Lord Of The Dance, the award winning international dance phenomenon. Featuring 40 world class dancers this outstanding production is an international phenomenon that has received standing ovations worldwide.

The Coronas are coming back to Dubai!

The Coronas 1Irish rockers, The Coronas, will take to the stage for the 3rd year running in Dubai! This year McGettigan’s Irish Pub has taken the band indoors for a live and loud show, at Almas Tower, in the heart of JLT: Thursday, 27th February 2014, 7 p.m.

When Danny O’Reilly (vocals/guitar) met Graham Knox (bass) for the first time, O’Reilly was only two weeks old while Knox had barely escaped his mothers’ womb. All their lives they were surrounded by music but it wasn’t until O’Reilly began writing songs at the tender age of 13 that they decided it would be cool to start a band. They recruited school friends Conor Egan (drums) and another close friend to form Kiros and performed their first gig on a Saturday afternoon in a run-down pub in Dublin’s city centre to about 10 friends. Their adventures as Kiros, however, were short-lived as the band broke up before they turned 18 years of age. O’Reilly, Knox and Egan, however, continued to create music but soon they began to miss the thrill of live gigging and, calling themselves Corona, they decided to start playing to anyone who would listen.

2007 saw them change their name to “The Coronas” (due to an Italian dance act already called Corona) but this did not hinder their success as they began to take the Irish music scene by storm with their debut single “Decision Time” which reached no.8 in the retail charts in January ’07. Another top 20 single followed entitled “The Talk” which resulted in the band being signed to UK agency Marshall Arts.

Their hit singles “Grace, Don’t Wait!” and “San Diego Song” which spent a staggering 16 weeks in the Irish top 40, and the release of their debut album “Heroes or Ghosts” was met with rave reviews.

The band’s third album, Closer to You, was released in Ireland on 11 November 2011. The Coronas recorded the album in LA with producer Tony Hoffer who has worked with Air, Beck, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian and many more. Their first single from the album, Addicted To Progress, was a big hit on Irish airwaves and the single was in the Top 5 Irish Airplay Chart for more than 13 weeks. The song was also nominated for the 2012 Meteor Choice Music Prize.

At the moment the band are working on a new album and have spent most of the winter recording it both in Ireland and the US.

Tickets for The Coronas at Almas Tower, opposite McGettigan’s JLT, are on sale now from McGettigan’s JLT & DWTC and through priced AED 150.


Mary Black is (not) coming back!

McGettigan’s are proud to welcome the legendary Irish singer Mary Black to Dubai for her final ever international tour.

She will bring her full band to Dubai for this once off gig and perform all of her greatest hits. The performance is part of the 3rd birthday celebrations at McGettigan’s JLT.

The concert will be one of a number of live performances over the birthday weekend. The concert will take place at the Almas ballroom, just across the road from McGettigan’s JLT.

After the show in Almas, the party will continue across the road at McGettigan’s JLT with a weekend of live music. Tickets are priced at just AED120, seating is limited so tickets for this show will sell out fast.

Tickets are available from McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC, and TimeOut Tickets!

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