McGettigan’s wishes you a Happy Ramadan!

Ramadan Kareem from all of us here at McGettigan’s!

During this year’s Ramadan, our JLT and Souk Madinat pubs are open as usual, as is our pub at Dubai International Airport.

McGettigan’s DWTC at the Dubai World Trade Centre and McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi will be open daily from 5.30 p.m. until 2 a.m. with alcohol being served from 7 p.m.

In Fujairah, McGettigan’s FJR will be open, too. For opening times, please see their Facebook page.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope to see you at McGettigan’s soon!

 

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Paddy’s Day in Dubai 2017 – A Quick Roundup

Shake your Shamrock at McGettigan’s Irish bars this St Patrick’s weekend!  If the Irish (and those with Irish roots, however distant they might be) ever needed an excuse to party, look no further than McGettigan’s Paddy’s Day antics on Friday 17th March.

Kick the day off at McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC or Souk Madinat Jumeirah with a delicious breakfast roll plus a pint for just AED 50 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and get a free bus to the Dubai St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dubai Media City Amphitheater.

Can’t make it to the festival? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other options!

The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at JLT

Hosted at the #CavendishDXB in the Bonnington Hotel , guests can
enjoy four hours of free flowing food and drinks and genuine Irish craic. The day of entertainment kicks off with the talented Mike Ross in the afternoon followed by The Maple Jacks to get you in the party mood. We also have some fabulously talented traditional Irish dancers performing in the bar plus loads of fun giveaways, music and a DJ until the VERY early hours. You can find out more on the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page.

Coming from out of town and want to stay overnight? The Bonnington has a great Paddy’s Day hotel offer, which includes tickets to the biggest Irish festival Dubai has ever seen. Find out more here.

 The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at McGettigan’s DWTC

Four hours of free flowing food and drinks this St. Patrick’s Day with the talented Scott Maher taking to the stage in the afternoon followed by the Mike Ross Trio. Loads of fun giveaways, music and a DJ until the early hours. For all the details, head over to the McGettigan’s DWTC Facebook page.

The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Enjoy 4 hours of free flowing food and drinks while listening to the sounds of Sean Gavin in the afternoon followed by the Scitzophonic duo. Loads of fun giveaways and a DJ until the early hours. Check the details on the McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah Facebook page.

 Celebrate at Paddy’s Day at McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi

The MASSIVE day of entertainment kicks off with the mega talented Fergus in the afternoon followed by some traditional Irish music which is bound to get you in the party mood! We also have some fabulously talented traditional Irish dancers performing in the bar plus loads of fun giveaways and a DJ until the early hours! The full details are on the McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi Facebook page.

Wherever you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, have fun and don’t forget to share your pictures with us! #ShakeYourShamrock

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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.

St. Patrick’s Day 2015 is coming! Paint the towns green with McGettigan’s!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! This year, McGettigan’s in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has put together a stellar line-up of events for the occasion.

In Dubai, McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC will form the St. Patrick’s Day party hubs. The festivities will see one of Ireland’s top bands; Keywest (who made their name busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street) fly in from Dublin especially for the occasion; they will perform alongside chart topping Irish singer, Paddy Casey who will return to the desert once again to rock the house at both Dubai venues over the course the celebrations. Visitors to both JLT and DWTC venues can watch performances from a troupe of traditional Irish dancers and enjoy some of McGettigan’s award winning food, drink, and party atmosphere.

At McGettigan’s JLT the acts will perform in The Baggot, Dubai’s newest live music venue! This new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.

Here’s the full line-up for Dubai, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s JLT Facebook & Google+, McGettigan’s DWTC Facebook & Google+

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Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Controversial Allstars live in concert
Paddy Casey live in concert

Thursday 19th March

Paddy Casey & Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

The Live Music Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Keywest live in concert

ALL SHOWS 9PM, FREE ADMISSION

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Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Keywest live in concert 9pm

Friday 20th March

Friday Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Live music & DJ Tim Cheddar

ALL SHOWS 9PM, FREE ADMISSION

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In Abu Dhabi, McGettigan’s AUH is where it’ll all happen on St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the full line-up, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s AUH Facebook & Google+

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Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers followed by live concert from Big Generator

Wednesday 18th March

Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

Paddy Casey live in concert. Make a day of it with Brunch from 12:30-4pm at AED199pp followed by a post brunch drinks package from 4-7pm just AED149 for unlimited house beverages.

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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.

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.

 

Happy Birthday DWTC! Here’s to Fujairah. And Singapore!

DWTC 2nd BirthdayTime really does fly, doesn’t it! Today marks the second birthday of McGettigan’s DWTC – the Irish Pub at Dubai’s World Trade Centre! Happy Birthday, folks!

Over the past two years, McGettigan’s turned an old bank building into one of the city’s best pubs, added a beer garden, and launched The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, the city’s first Irish fine dining venue, which already ranks highly on TripAdvisor!

DWTC’s second birthday sees a huge party taking place with star guests Mundy and Ryan Sheridan, who will also play McGettigan’s AUH, of course!

McGettigan’s really has taken the UAE by storm and it’s probably high time to bring the modern Irish experience to folks over here, who – so far – have perhaps felt left out a bit: Hello Fujairah! Yup, McGettigan’s is coming to Fujairah very soon! It’ll be located at the Tennis & Country Club and you can already check out the Facebook page!

We all know that, once something has arrived in Fujairah, it’s set to dominate the world alright, so the folks from McGettigan’s aren’t stopping for a snooze on the beach, but are raising the bar a little more: Hello Singapore!

For the first time, McGettigan’s will open outside the UAE and Ireland, right in the heart of Singapore, in the beautiful and happening Clarke Quay neighbourhood!

Exciting time ahead then, but in the meantime, come and experience the craic in JLT, at the World Trade Centre or at Dubai International Airport, and, of course, in Abu Dhabi!

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