The Irish Pubs Global Awards Are Back! Help us win again!

The Irish Pubs Global Awards are back and McGettigan’s is again part of the show. After last year’s win for our pub in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in the “International Irish Pub Food” category, we’re hoping for continued success in 2017.

For the first time, the awards are open for public voting, so you can help us win!

Voting is easy: Simply click here to go to the voting form, then select the “Rest of the World” category and cast your votes:

  • Irish Pub of the Year: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Food Experience: McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Best Entertainment Experience: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Irish Community Pub: McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi
  • Best Sports Experience: McGettigan’s Singapore
  • Best Chef: Derek Flynn at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

If you’re based in Ireland, please vote for McGettigan’s Galway in the “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Best Cocktail Experience” categories.

Public voting is only open until 5th July, so hurry!

Thanks for your support!

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Irish National Fish & Chips Day 2017: Grab some free fish & chips on 31st May!

Fancy some fish and chips or a free night out? Head to McGettigan’s on Wednesday May 31 to celebrate Irish National Fish and Chip Day and get complimentary bite-size portions of delicious beer battered fish and fat chips from 7pm to 8pm.

Try the fish and chips however you like it, with a little tartar sauce, a bit of mayonnaise, or good old fashioned ketchup and malt vinegar! And that’s not all, the freebies don’t stop there!

Head to McGettigan’s DWTC, where ladies can enjoy five free house drinks when arriving between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., to be redeemed all night long. Or pop into McGettigan’s in JLT and enjoy a mega Happy Hour starting from noon until 8 p.m. Drinks start from as little as Dhs 20 and there’s a huge selection of premium drinks including sparkling wine and premium draught (Guinness, Magners, Hoegaarden and Stella) pints for just AED35. If you find yourself near McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah, you can enjoy Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday with a great selection of house drinks from just AED 29 including bubbles, wine, spirits, cider and beers. In McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi, you’ll get Happy Hour drinks from Dhs 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Irish National Fish & Chips Day is an initiative of the ITICI – the Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association. You can find out more about the history of fish & chips in Ireland on their website.

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Full Paddy’s Day in Dubai 2017 Line-Up Revealed

Paddy’ Day the McGettigan’s Way! Here’s the full line up for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Although the main event takes place in Dubai Media City’s amphitheater, there’s plenty on offer in the various McGettigan’s pubs across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

If you can’t make it to Dubai’s biggest Irish party ever in Media City, do pop into McGettigan’s JLT, McGettigan’s at the Dubai World Trade Centre, or McGettigan’s in Abu Dhabi at the Al Raha Beach Hotel. At Souk Madinat Jumeirah, we’ll take over the Madinat stage for the afternoon and evening – get your Irish on with views of the Burj al Arab!

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Rocking and Rolling at the Souk…

Work is progressing at high speed at Souk Madinat Jumeirah and our latest pub is quickly taking shape. Soon you’ll be able to pop into one of Dubai’s biggest tourist attractions and enjoy great food, perfectly poured pints, live sports, and outstanding entertainment.

Check out the latest progress pictures on our dedicated Pinterest board:

McGettigan’s Madinat Jumeirah is already open on Facebook. Check it out here.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience, located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort, Dubai. Visitors enter a world reminiscent of ancient Arabia through sight, smell and sound as sunlight peeks in through the wood carved archways showcasing intricate Arabic architectural design.

Souk Madinat! We’re coming for you!

McGettigan's expands in Dubai

McGettigan’s has done it again! Another stunning new Dubai location has just been confirmed: McGettigan’s is set to open in Dubai’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah this summer.

The bar will open in partnership with Utopia, Viva Entertainment at the site currently occupied by Frioul restaurant (formerly Jambase).

Nestled beneath Pacha Nightclub, the site itself is an impressive size and boasts an amazing waterfront terrace offering breathtaking views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and the surrounding landscape. McGettigan’s will offer all of the key elements the bar brand is known for; live music, unparalleled sports coverage and top class pub grub.

When asked about the opening, Dennis McGettigan, CEO of McGettigan’s Group said;

“I could not be more delighted to be making this announcement, Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most prestigious and visited locations in Dubai and opening a McGettigan’s at this site is an extremely proud moment for us as a group. We feel we can bring a different style of dining and nightlife experience to the Madinat which will perfectly compliment the existing offering of top quality bars and restaurants already available and further enhance the experience of Madinat visitors. This is a very exciting development for McGettigan’s and we are very much looking forward to getting started on this new project.”

Umesh Amarnani, CEO of Utopia – Viva Entertainment Hospitality Division is equally as excited about the joint venture between the companies;

“We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership with the McGettigan’s family, and are excited to bring this world class Irish pub concept to Madinat Jumeirah. There is a growing demand for casual F&B options in Dubai and Madinat has an ideal mix of both local and tourist markets making it an ideal setting for a signature McGettigan’s here in Dubai.”

Frioul restaurant will close its doors to the public on May 13th and the space will reopen as McGettigan’s during the summer months.