So, the big day has finally arrived! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody! Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Sláinte!
The Bonnington Hotel and McGettigan’s Irish Pub in Jumeirah Lakes Towers have kicked off the day’s celebration’s with a live performance of dancers from the Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance in the Bonnington’s Hotel lobby.
Already a big hit with Bonnington guests and visitors last year, the dancers drew big crowds again this afternoon. There are two more performances planned for today, one at 6 p.m. in the beergarden just outside Mcgettigan’s and one at 9 p.m. again in the lobby of the Bonnington, where the Cavendish restaurant also offers a specially created St. Patrick’s Day menu.
Here are some pictures of the dance performance earlier today:
Are you looking for a more quiet and gourmet way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai?
The Cavendish Restaurant at the Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers may be just the place for you then! Chef Thomas has created a special St. Patrick’s Day gourmet menu, which is on offer for only AED 119/person for two courses in the evening of St. Patrick’s Day:
Fans of traditional Irish music may want to check out the trad band playing at McGettigan’s throughout the week. Here they are during a sound check yesterday:
Don’t miss the live performances by dancers from the Dubai-based Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dance at McGettigan’s and the Bonnington!
You can catch the dancers on St. Patrick’s Day at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the beer garden at McGettigan’s Irish Pub, and at 9 p.m. in the hotel lobby at the Bonnington.
Welcome to the home of St. Patrick's Day in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates!
Every year on 17th March, Dubai residents and visitors, whether Irish or not, flock to the city's entertainment venues to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We thought it was time to provide St. Patrick with an "online" home in Dubai!
As you can see from the countdown clock on the right, there are only 39 days left until the 2011 St. Patrick's Day in Dubai.
On March 17th, everybody is a bit Irish, and to get you ready for the big day, we suggest you visit Dubai's premier Irish Pub, McGettigan's at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, for some pre-St. Patrick's Day training beverages.
Make a note in your diaries now! The 2011 St. Patrick's Day Ball, organised by the Dubai Irish Society, takes place on Friday, 11th March 2011. The venue and ticket prices are currently being finalised, so make sure you keep an eye on the Dubai Irish Society's website for updates!
Lovers of Irish music do not have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to enjoy Irish songs, food, and drinks, because Paddy Casey is coming to town on Friday 4th March 2011. For one night only, Paddy Casey will perform all his hits live at McGettigan's: