We’re firing up the trees! Don’t miss it in Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again… We’re firing up the trees and passing around mince pies and mulled wine.

Join us in JLT, DWTC, and Abu Dhabi for our annual Christmas Lights parties. JLT kicks off the season with it’s 6th annual Christmas Wonderland party on Monday, 30th November at 6.30 p.m.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas

Come and enjoy the snow capped peaks of JLT for one night only as we bring out our very own snow machine. Bring along the family or head down with colleagues and mingle over Christmas drink or two. As always, the spectacular Christmas tree will take pride of place in the gorgeous garden and the lights will be ceremoniously switched on by the one and only Santa! We’ll really be getting in the spirit with our enchanting carol singers along with complimentary homemade goodies such as mince pies and mulled wine. For the kids (and adults too) we’ll be screening the fantastic classic Christmas comedy ‘Elf’ as part of our McGettigan’s Monday Movie Night. For all the details, click here.

On Tuesday, 1st December 2015, at 630 p.m. it’s McGettigan’s AUH’s turn to start the festive season in Abu Dhabi. Her, too, dance around the tree, enjoy a mince pie or two, and take a sip of mulled wine. For details, click here.

On Wednesday, 3rd December at 6.30 p.m., the lights will be switched on at McGettigan’s DWTC. The usual festive shenanigans will ensue and there’ll be carol singers, too. Find out more here.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas


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.

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

Make it a McGettigan’s Christmas!


There’s no denying it, Christmas is around the corner! Put aside thoughts of the annual shopping frenzy and let McGettigan’s put you in the festive spirit this year!

First up, as every year, is the McGettigan’s Christmas Lights Party. It takes place on Wednesday, 4th December at McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC.

Be enchanted by McGettigan’s giant Christmas tree as the lights  are turned on for the first time! You are invited to attend McGettigan’s annual Christmas party and get the festive season off to a great start! Guests can meet Santa Claus in the snow filled garden and enjoy traditional carol singers and delicious homemade mince pies & mulled wine.  A guaranteed fun filled and festive evening for all with children welcome to attend.

Entry is free and timings are: McGettigan’s DWTC: 6:30-7:30pm / McGettigan’s JLT: 8-9pm


Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but it’s certainly a lucky day at McGettigan’s, because it’s when the McGettigan’s Christmas Bumper Brunch takes place!

Celebrate the Christmas holidays with a bumper brunch session at McGettigan’s. Priced at just AED250 for a whopping 6 hour party… Included in the package; unlimited house beverages, a delicious dish from the brunch menu or tasty Turkey dinner and as always, a packed line up of Dubai’s best live music and DJ acts playing Christmas classics to keep you entertained throughout the day! McGettigan’s will be decked out in all its Christmas glory for a day and night of festive fun not to be missed!

Timings: McGettigan’s DWTC: 2-8pm / McGettigan’s JLT: 2-6pm


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at McGettigan’s offer numerous fantastic options for guests:

Let McGettigan’s be your home away from home this holiday season! Spend a cozy Christmas Eve with friends at McGettigan’s and enjoy a delicious and lovingly prepared traditional roast Christmas dinner with all the trimmings! Friendly staff, festive surroundings and live music acts playing all your Christmas classics will ensure a lively, party atmosphere! On Tuesday, 24th December, McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC will offer a special 3 course Christmas menu in addition to their usual a la carte menus. Enjoy live music from 7 p.m. in both venues!

Christmas Day will see the JLT and DWTC pubs offer a special 3 course Christmas Lunch menu (a la carte menu also available) for AED 160 per person. Bookings are required and can be made via email.

The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s DWTC meanwhile will put on a very special Christmas Day brunch. Celebrate Christmas Day in elegant and festive surroundings! The all inclusive package features a superb selection of gourmet cuisine both buffet and a la carte as well as a wide range of beverages. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of mulled wine on the new outdoor terrace. The restaurant boasts a warm ambience complete with plush carpets, twinkling chandeliers and handcrafted Irish stone and wood workmanship ensuring an ideal venue to celebrate this special day. Packages start from AED 295 per person and bookings are required. You can email The D by clicking here.

New Year’s Eve at McGettigan’s shouldn’t be missed under any circumstances!

McGettigan’s are known for throwing a party and this New Year’s Eve is no exception! Ring in 2014 in true McGettigan’s style with various different packages available across all of their Dubai venues. They’ll promise an electric party atmosphere, amazing food, well poured beverages and some of the best live music and entertainment in the city!

DWTC: AED299 per person. It’s McGettigan’s DWTC’s first New Year’s Eve party and they want to make it a great one. Enjoy a delicious buffet packed with all your foodie favourites, free flowing house beverages and great party music at fantastic value! Package inclusive from 8 pm-12:15am. For more info & bookings click here.

JLT: AED499 per person including full buffet and unlimited drinks from 8pm-12:15am and a jam packed live entertainment line up all night long. Double the celebrations as they ring in both UAE and Irish New Year and party until the very early hours of New Years Day 2014! For more info & bookings click here.

The D: AED599 per person. Enjoy a gourmet, expertly prepared 5 course gala dinner in a stylish and elegant setting as you welcome the New Year with friends and loved ones. Toast with a glass of chilled champagne on arrival and at midnight with free flowing house beverages available throughout the evening. For more info and bookings click here.

You can also find the details of all events on the McGettigan’s website, or visit their Facebook pages: JLT, DWTC, The D.