Thomas Mackie10 Mar 2019 AT 01:52 PM

4 top St Patrick’s Day parties in Dubai

Irish music, eats and entertainment all over the city
Thomas Mackie10 Mar 2019 AT 01:52 PM
4 top St Patrick’s Day parties in Dubai

Venues across Dubai are throwing huge St. Patrick's Day celebrations and turning into Shamrock city this coming weekend.

So throw on some green and get ready to embrace the Irish spirit.

Girders Garden
Kick things off at Girders Garden this St. Patrick’s Day, as they host the ultimate Paddies celebration, with a brunch and drunch. On Friday, March 15, the sports bar located at JA Ocean View Hotel in JBR will be hosting a brunch and drunch package in honour of the friendly folk from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy an Irish themed menu, several Irish-themed competitions, and an "unbeatable atmosphere" according to Girders Garden. With a midday and evening package, both costing AED249, it's a decent value proposition. It will take place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, but for those who prefer to party, the St. Patrick’s Day drunch package will run from 7pm until 10pm. The menu will feature a large selection of moreish dishes, including Irish classics, all served alongside a three-hour beverage package.
Where: Girders Garden, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
When: Friday March 15
Time: 12.30-3.30pm, St. Patrick’s Day Brunch; 7-10pm St. Patrick’s Day Drunch
Contact: +974 814 5590

Hothouse Flowers – Dubai Opera
Missing the cracking tunes of good ‘ol traditional Irish music? You’ll need to head to Dubai Opera for St. Patrick’s Day, as it’s hosting popular Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers for one night only. From 8pm on Sunday March 17th, the band will be blasting their best hits, including Feet on the Ground, The Rose, Give It Up, I Can See Clearly Now and many more. They’ve reached the number one spot in Ireland with their first album, People, and have since impressed with even more stand-out tunes. No two shows of theirs have ever been the same, so make sure you get your tickets.
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
When: Sun Mar 17, 8pm onwards.
Price: From AED195.
Contact: +974 440 8888

McGettigan's JBR
McGettigan's JBR is also gearing up for its biggest festival of the season. The Irish pub will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day for not one, not two, not three, but four days from Thursday March 14 to Sunday 17. The weekend will see fun-filled experiences, musical treats and live entertainment as well as themed food and beverage. And of course, the venue will feature Irish bands performing live alongside the resident DJ. Entrance is free and things kick off at 12.30pm, running until 3am.
Where: McGettigan’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
When: Thursday March 14 to Sunday 17
Time: From 12.30pm-3am
Contact: +971-4-318-2999

The Irish Village
Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at the Irish Village from Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17. Two bands have flown in all the way from Ireland to enjoy the event. Enjoy live music all day over the weekend from the Logues, The Real Shindig, Yeah Yeah Nah, and DJ Marky Mark. There will also be traditional Irish music and dancers, a petting zoo, face painting and a bouncy castle, so bring the kids along, kick back and enjoy the sunshine. It's set to be a three-day celebration and pure Irish craic.
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
When: Friday March 15 to Sunday 17
Contact: +971 4 2395000