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!

Eid Mubarak! It’ll all kick off at 5 p.m. again tonight. Oh, and there’s more…

Eid Mubarak from all of us here at McGettigan’s!

Our pubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah have been closed for the dry day preceding Eid Al Adha, but normal service will resume from 5 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd September.

If you’re around Dubai’s JLT neighbourhood this coming Friday (25th Sep.), don’t miss the Oktoberfest brunch at #McGettigansJLT !

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Join us as we transform our ever popular Friday brunch for one day only with Bavarian specialities including Gulaschsuppe (Beef, Onion, Potato & Caraway Seeds), Bierschinken, Jagdwurst & Lyoner (thinly sliced German cured pork), Oktoberfest Beer Roasted Chicken (A), German Lentil, Sausage & Kassler Stew (P), Apfelstrudel (German Apple Strudel & Vanilla Sauce) and Rote Grütze (Layered Coconut Pudding, Red Fruits & Coconut Cream Pot.

Get there early, we’ll have more Schweinebraten than you can shake a stick at!

For fans of good music, we’ve got another great event coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

We’re very excited to announce the return of “Hermitage Green” , who will be playing #McGettigansJLT and #McGettigansAUH for one night only at the end of October. The band’s UAE debut back in April was met with huge success and so the group is back by popular demand.

PrintYou can catch them at The Baggot @ McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel on Thursday 29th October at 10 p.m. and at McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Friday 30th October for a brunch performance at 4 p.m.

! FREE ENTRY TO ALL SHOWS !

Seeing Hermitage Green live, you can expect hard-hitting rhythm sections driven by the tribal combination of bodhrán and djembe, rhythmic guitar lines with dobro meolodies and soaring four-part vocal harmonies. The five-piece started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound. Hitting the live circuit, they quickly won over legions of fans and selling out international shows.

In 2014 Hermitage Green continued touring around the globe including sell out tours in New York, London, Vancouver, Czech Republic and a nationwide tour of Ireland. The band have just released their latest single “Quicksand”. They will be kicking off the first gig in The Baggot; McGettigan’s JLT music venue! This is set to be a fantastic Thursday night!

The second gig will be hosted at McGettigan’s AUH with the band on stage for a Brunch performance on Friday 30th October from 4pm. Make a day of your day with our fantastic Friday Brunch package available from 12.30pm -4pm including house beverages for AED199. Alternatively, head down in the afternoon to catch Hermitage Green along with our Happy Friday’s post brunch package with selected house beverages for only AED149.

WANTED – Pool Pro, reward offered!

We’re sending you back for the craic with a chance to WIN a weekend in the Wild West of Ireland!

Compete in this brand new pool competition at The Den for your chance to win a trip to the launch of McGettigan’s Galway in the west of Ireland this summer. Participants are invited to register in advance for the competition by emailing your  name and mobile number to contact@mcgettigans.ie or sign up in-house on your next visit to McGettigan’s DWTC or The Den.

This competition is FREE to enter, registration is required by 24th May.

Pool Pro - Final Flyer On all competition nights: Pints of Carlsberg for just AED25 all night!

This is the ideal chance to show off your pool skills and enjoy a few cold ones on the perfect lads night out. You may even walk away with a wild weekend in the west of Ireland!

Join the party downstairs in McGettigan’s afterwards with ladies night and live music/DJ ’til late!

First round qualifiers: Wednesday 27th May from 7:30pm

Second round qualifiers: Wednesday 3rd June from 7:30pm

Finals: Wednesday 10th June from 7:30pm

See you at The Den!

 

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!

Write us a love letter & win Irish goodies!

Do you love ‪#‎McGettigansIrishPubs‬ ? We mean, do your REALLY love them? If so, you could win some Irish goodies courtesy of The Irish Times!They’ll even ship them to you free of charge, wherever you are in the world!

All you need to do is to write us a max. 500 words love letter and tell us why McGettigan’s is your favorite Irish pub outside Ireland. You can nominate any of our international locations: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Airport, Fujairah, or Abu Dhabi.

To enter, simply click here: http://qoo.ly/4qpxx

If your letter wins (and McGettigan’s, too, by default) we might just have a surprise in store for you!

What are you waiting for? Get all loved up today!

Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi…

One for the Road & two for the girls

 

Valentine’s at McG’s!

McG Valentines dayThere’s no denying it, Valentine’s Day is coming. Bored of the same old schmoozy events? Fancy a more social & fun night out? Come to McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC, or AUH and party with your best guys and gals!

It’s the anti-Valentine’s! Choose either of our two excellent value food and beverage packages, each designed to share for 4! Available from 6-9pm it’s perfect for post work OR brunch party lovers looking to mix and mingle and, priced at just AED525, it will set you up for the night!

The drinks will be served on ice with the delicious sharing platters packed with all your foodie faves. As always your McGettigan’s experience will offer the best live entertainment and DJs and an electric party atmosphere!

It’s all happening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th February 2015!

Fly to Singapore for free with McGettigan’s!

Always wanted to see Singapore? Been already, but want to go back for another visit? For free? With added craic?

McGettigan’s can make it happen! Get in to win!

PrintTurn your business cards into flights and enter the draw for your chance to attend the opening of McGettigan’s Clarke Quay, Singapore this March!

This fantastic prize includes; return flights for 2 people from Dubai to Singapore, hotel accommodation for 4 nights and access to the opening night launch party of McGettigan’s Singapore.

Simply drop your business card into the box provided at any of the Picturehouse gigs this weekend across our JLT, DWTC & AUH venues!

Picturehouse Concert Dates:

Wednesday 28th January –  McGettigan’s DWTC
Thursday 29th January  – McGettigan’s JLT
Friday 30th January – McGettigan’s AUH

Terms & conditions:

  • Prize includes return flights for 2 people from Dubai to Singapore, hotel accommodation for 4 nights, access to the opening night launch party of McGettigan’s Singapore.
  • Winner must be over 21 and hold a valid passport.
  • Competition winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th February 2015.
  • No cash alternative will be offered.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

PrintA very Merry Christmas and a Happy New from all of us at McGettigan’s to all of our guests, neighbours, associates, and suppliers! Thanks for a great 2014! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Check out what’s happening in our pubs in the UAE and Ireland this festive season here.

The McGettigan’s ‘Scrum’-my Breakfast Package! Tackle the 7’s weekend at McGettigan’s : The home of Rugby in Dubai!

McGettigan’s loves all things rugby and in recent years has become a real go-to spot for pre- and post-Dubai Rugby 7’s antics! This year, we have the perfect pre Rugby 7’s package available across our two main Dubai venues to make sure you’re well set up for the day and weekend ahead!

You can enjoy a perfectly cooked full Irish Breakfast accompanied by a refreshing beverage before you hop on the free bus destined for the 7’s stadium!

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After the games Rugby, fans will be invited back to both the JLT and DWTC locations where they can party and mingle with fellow rugby goers until the early hours with some of the best music acts in the city and DJ until close!

The deal’s only AED 99 per person including; a full Irish breakfast, pint (or house
drink of your choice) and bus to the 7’s Stadium.

BUS TIMETABLE:

JLT- 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30, 1, 1:30pm
DWTC 1:15, 2:15pm

Tackle the 7’s weekend at McGettigan’s ­ The home of rugby in Dubai!!

Note: Seats are available strictly on first come first served basis, guests must purchase the breakfast package to avail of the bus. All times are approximate and subject to change.