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.

Let’s fire up the trees in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

Christmas Lightup 2014It’s that time of the year again! McGettigan’s is switching on the Christmas Lights and firing up the trees: Welcome to the McGettigan’s Winter Wonderland!

Come along to the McGettigan’s annual Christmas Lights Party and get the festive season off to a great start!

Be enchanted by the McGettigan’s Christmas trees as  the lights are turned on for the first time, try your hand at opening a door on the McGettigan’s giant advent calendars, meet Santa Claus and enjoy a live choir performance from traditional carol singers!

Delicious, homemade mince pies & mulled wine, served with the compliments of McGettigan’s Irish Pubs.

A guaranteed fun-filled, festive evening with children welcome to attend.

McGettigan’s AUH – Monday 1st December 2014 @ 6:30pm
McGettigan’s JLT – Tuesday 2nd December 2014 @ 6:30pm
McGettigan’s DWTC – Wednesday 3rd December 2014 @ 6:30pm

Calling all Head Chefs! Do you have what it takes?

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Calling all Head Chefs! Do you have what it takes to work for McGettigan’s Irish Pubs? Do you have the desire to work in a busy, energetic and lively environment? Do you have the ability to brighten up a customer’s day with your infectious smile? Are you a self-motivated, hard-working employee with a positive attitude and outlook?

At McGettigan’s, we have a strong passion for providing excellent service, nurturing creativity and team spirit. Many of our team members have joined us from all over the world and have stayed with us for many years to develop their skills and careers.

We’re currently looking for a Head Chef. In order to be considered for this role, you will have appropriate professional qualifications and up to date professional knowledge. You will possess 1+ year experience in a similar position in 4 or 5 stars hotel or reputed chain of restaurants.

You will have a high degree of ‘emotional intelligence’, remaining rational and calm under pressure as well as open-minded and excited by cultural and professional diversity.

Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are a must. Additional languages will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Executive Chef with the recruitment of all kitchen employees and to make sure appropriate induction plans are drawn up prior to new employees starting work.
  • To lead all kitchen employees by example at all times, fostering a spirit of cooperation between different sections, ensuring all employees work hand in hand, and to create a challenging and fun environment for all staff to work in.
  • To carry out quality control functions in all areas of the department.
  • To assist the Executive Chef in preparing the department’s annual budget, analyse results, and implement corrective actions if required.
  • Based on sales figures by menu items, to review the profitability and popularity of dishes on the menu, and to make changes where applicable together with Executive Chef, F&B Manager and Director of Operations.

Salary & Benefits:

This position offers a highly competitive salary and package which includes a basic salary, accommodation, transportation, duty meals, air ticket, and medical insurance.

You can find out more & apply by clicking here.