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.

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

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!

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

Bell X1 - Abu Dhabi

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.


McGettigan’s AUH makes Abu Dhabi Mondays happier!

McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi is setting out to make Mondays happier for folks living in and around the UAE’s capital city. The pub, part of the fast expanding McGettigan’s Irish Pub chain, is introducing “Happy Mondays” and will sell all house beverages for just AED 20/drink every Monday.

Happy Mondays in Abu DhbaiThe promotion isn’t time limited and guests can enjoy AED 20 drinks all day long every Monday – a great chance to try out the pub’s new breakfast menu, sample its lunch offerings, or meet friends for dinner.

In true Irish fashion, the promotion even includes Guinness, so here’s to happier Mondays in Abu Dhabi from 3rd November 2014 onwards!


McGettigan’s AUH – Abu Dhabi, here we come!

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2014 is the year that sees McGettigan’s Irish Pubs expand to Abu Dhabi. The newest addition to the pub chain will open soon at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi and bring to the city the award-winning McGettigan’s hospitality, food, and craic.

The Abu Dhabi pub is scheduled to open in April 2014 and you can keep up with the pre-opening and opening progress on the pub’s Facebook page.

McGettigan’s AUH is coming!

McGettigan's AUHOn 20th November, McGettigan’s Irish Pubs sealed the deal and secured a stunning new location in Abu Dhabi.

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Work on the new venue will start shortly and McGettigan’s is looking forward to welcoming the first visitors to McGettigan’s AUH early next year.

The new pub is located next to the prestigious Al Raha Beach Hotel, on the main road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

Check out the new pub’s Facebook page for updates.