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Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2021 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Celebrate everything Irish with promotions filled with merriment, themed décor, special menus and beverages.

ABU DHABI:

Cooper’s at Park Rotana:

Cooper’s at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi invites guests to a week-long St. Patrick’s celebration. Enjoy the famous international Irish holiday in one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite pubs in more ways than one. Tuck into a Steak & Guinness Pie plus a pint for AED 115, Buy two Irish pints for AED 99 and get one free, or enjoy a St. Patrick’s Brunch on the 19 March featuring traditional Paddy’s Day dishes along with free-flowing Irish stout and the famous Irish spirit for AED 320, from 12pm to 4pm.

GO: Call (0)2 657 3325 for reservations and more information.


McGettigan’s at Dusit Thani Abi Dhabi:

This Irish venue at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is transforming for a three-day-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Gather your friends and “sláinte” to an Irish Drunch and Special Paddy’s Day menu available all-day. Available from 17 to 19 March. AED 280 (three-course menu and unlimited house beverages) and AED 100 (Drunch package of five selected beverages).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call (0)2 698 8137 for reservations and more information.


PJ O’Reilly’s at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:

Enjoy the sunshine on the transformed terrace, listen to music and be transported to the Emerald Isle at Abu Dhabi’s oldest Irish pub. The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations return to popular Irish pub PJ O’Reilly’s for a socially distanced brunch. Begin the day with a three-hour brunch package featuring traditional Irish favourites such as BBQ platters paired with unlimited beverages and pints of the black stuff. Friday 19 March, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (premium brunch package) and AED 86 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.


Stock Burger at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi:

Stock Burger, the American restaurant focusing on gourmet burgers and craft hops is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for a full week! Enjoy a special menu of Irish comfort food and for each main course ordered, you’ll receive one complimentary Irish brew, Daily from 14 to 20 March.

 GO: Call (0)2 657 4864 for reservations and more information.


Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abi Dhabi:

Enjoy a unique St. Patrick’s Day spin on Dusit Thani’s Abu Dhabi’s Extraordinary Dusit Brunch over two weekends. In addition to the usual array of global flavours, Irish specialities and innovative beverages will be available. Available on 12 and 19 March, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 270 (soft beverages) and AED 400 (house beverages).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call (0)2 698 8137 for reservations and more information.


DUBAI:

Barasti Beach at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort:

Don your best St. Paddy’s Day greens and head to Barasti from sunrise to sunset, where an Oysters and Guinness offer will be in full swing. Buy fresh oysters for AED 10 each, and for every five oysters bought, swap their shells for a free pint of Guinness, The aphrodisiac oysters will transport you straight to the dramatic Irish coastline while the refreshing Irish hops will be reminiscent of the authentic style pubs. It doesn’t get much more Irish than this! Available from 14 to 19 March.

GO: Call (0)4 318 1313 for reservations and more information.


Bla Bla Dubai:

Head to the the rooftop of The Irish Bar, which is one of the twenty bars at the Bla Bla Dubai in JBR. Guinness will be priced at AED 30 for the entire night, with a complimentary shot of Tullamore Dew thrown in for good measure. Make sure to arrive early, as there’ll also be a giving away Guinness hats. Wednesday 17 March, from 4pm to 12:30am.

GO: Call (0)58 606 3535 for reservations and more information.


Foxglove & Soho Beer Garden:

Treat yourself to a unique St. Patrick’s-themed gastronomic experience at Foxglove and Soho Beer Garden’s Lunch in the Garden: Irish Edition. Enjoy a three-course lunch filled with special-edition Irish dishes, along with British classics, international favourites, and free-flowing house beverages, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Friday 19 March, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 250 (ladies) and AED 300 (gentlemen).

GO: Visit www.sohobeergarden.com for reservations and more information.


Garden On 8 at Media One Hotel:

The expansive terrace at Media One Hotel will offer a selection of four mini pies for AED 45 and a Guinness and Jameson drink combo for AED 69 this St. Patrick’s Day. The pies include Guinness and beef, chicken pot pie, cauliflower, potato and cheese, and braised lamb and rosemary. There’s also a daily Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm offering 2 for 1 on selected drinks. Wednesday 17 March, from 4pm to 1am

GO: Email gardenon8@mediaonehotel.com or call (0)4 427 1000 for reservations and more information.


Joe’s Backyard at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City: 

Joe’s Backyard, the barbecue restaurant at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, offers an appealing deal this St. Patrick’s Day. Why celebrate one day of St. Patrick’s Day when you can have a week-long celebration instead? Available from 14 to 18 March. AED 99 per person (Corned Beef Cabbage and one pint of Guinness), AED 210 per person (three-courses and four selected beverages), or AED 280 (three-courses and selected beverages for three hours)

GO: Email email reservations@joebackyard.com or call (0)55 709 4509 for reservations and more information.


Geales at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai:

British restaurant and bar, Geales, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the ultimate Irish grub of beef and Guinness pie with Colcannon mash, garden peas and gravy for AED 130. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Geales way, by the seaside, enjoying a mouth-watering meal within the modern and simple yet sophisticated surroundings. Wednesday 17 March. AED 130.

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


McGettigan’s

Known as one of the most important dates in the Irish calendar, St Patrick’s Day 2021, will see McGettigan’s in all its green glory at McGettigan’s JLT and Souk Madinat, or swing by DWTC post-work and tuck into a delicious Jameson Style BBQ. Wednesday 17 March, from 4pm. AED 150 entry fee, fully redeemable on F&B.

GO: Visit mcgettigans.com for reservations and more information.


Seafire Steakhouse & Bar at Atlantis The Palm:

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day, Seafire’s Chef Raymond has been dry ageing Atlantis’ signature Black Onyx Tomahawk with Irish whiskey. The1.2kg steak will be served sharing style for two people with a traditional Irish side of Colcannon potatoes and creamed kale. The restaurant’s mixologist will also be whisking up a special cocktail for the occasion that will pair perfectly with the meaty main. Wednesday, 17 March, from 6pm to 10:45pm. AED 850 for two (sharing style menu including a 1.2kg Tomahawk steak) and AED 80 (St. Patrick’s Day cocktail).

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.


The Dubliners at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Dubai:

The Dubliners is your Irish home away from home and will be serving a St Paddy’s Day three-course menu on Friday 19 March, that will remind you of the delights of the Emerald Isle with the likes of Irish Stew, Guinness Braised Short Ribs and Apple Crumble. Additionally, if you wear green on St Patrick’s Day, you will get a drink on the house! 17 and 19 March, from 12pm to 3am.

GO: Call (0)4 702 2455 for reservations and more information.


The Rose & Crown at Al Habtoor City:

Get your green on with Irish food and drink specials at The Rose & Crown this St. Patrick’s Day. Expect chilled brews and Irish specials all day long, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Foodies can pick from the regular a la carte menu or chefs specials that include pies and stews. The venue will also be offering special deals on Guinness and Irish coffee all day long. Purchase a Guinness for AED 30 or opt for a pint with an Irish stew and dessert for AED 100. If you wish to skip the hops, enjoy Irish coffee for AED 35. Available from 17 to 19 March.

GO: Call (0)4 437 0022 for reservations and more information.


The Tap House at Club Vista Mare:

Green will be the colour of the day on 17 March, with the Club Vista Mare gastropub offering customers a specially-made St. Patrick’s Day burger paired with a Grasshopper cocktail for AED 99. The venue’s famous Classic Wagyu Burger will be given an Irish twist to celebrate the Emerald Isle’s biggest event of the year, with a green bun complementing the 200g homemade beef patty. Wednesday 17 March. AED 99 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 514 3778 for reservations and more information.


UBK at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers:

UBK is ready to delight this St. Patrick’s Day with old Dubai hop prices. If you’re looking to celebrate with proper Irish snacks or want to have fun with family and friends, guests will receive a 50% discount on selected items from the food menu, can avail two selected cocktails for AED 25 and sip on pints of hops for just AED 25. Dishes will include crispy fish and chips, succulent Irish sausages and traditional steak pie. Wednesday, 17 March, from 12pm to 1am.

GO: Call (0)4 438 0000 for reservations and more information.


Wavehouse at Atlantis The Palm:

Wavehouse has dedicated a whole week to celebrating St Patrick’s Day, with celebrations culminating on the Friday evening. Revellers can enjoy Irish hops and a selection of traditional Irish dishes, including corned beef with roast potatoes, beef and Guinness pie with mashed potatoes, Irish stew with colcannon, and shepherd’s pie. There’s also an Irish apple cake with Bailey’s custard, a double chocolate brownie with cream cheese frosting and Guinness chocolate fudge, or a zesty Irish lemon pudding for dessert. Guests are also encouraged to get into the spirit of the celebration by decking themselves out in green for the occasion. Available from 14 to 20 March.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.


Weslodge Saloon at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

Weslodge Saloon’s culinary team are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a duo of delicious burgers. The eye-catching green-hued burgers will come with a crispy fried chicken or pulled beef filling and served with a side of triple cooked chips. Those celebrating at home can still get their patty fix by ordering the St Patrick’s Day burgers via Deliveroo.  Sunday 21 March, from Available from 5.30pm. 

GO: Call (0)4 560 1700 for reservations and more information.


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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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