Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with these promotions filled with merriment, themed décor, special menus and beverages.
Black Tap has just created an exclusive burger and CrazyShake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the sweetest way possible. The Reuben Burger (AED 70) features prime Angus beef, corned beef, sauerkraut sliced pickles, swiss cheese and special sauce. In comparison, the new Emerald Vanilla Shake (AED 62) boasts a frosted vanilla rim with mini marshmallows and green icing “shamrocks” topped with rice crispy bar, rainbow sour belt rope, gold chocolate coins and whipped cream. Available 12 to 19 March across all Black Tap outlets in the UAE.
GO: Visit https://blacktap.com for more information.
Dhow & Anchor
Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s laidback gastropub will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across three days of action-packed merriment. Take part in a Scavenger hunt, find the lucky four-leaf clover and get the chance to try the Paddy’s Day lucky dip. Fill your boots with Guinness and Jameson’s with the daily ‘Anchor Hour’ from 3pm to 6pm paired with the limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day menu, featuring Guinness Beef Stew, Banjo Breakfast Bap and St. Paddy’s Day Cheesecake. In addition, diners can delight in live entertainment with tunes from the resident DJ and live singer, whilst those who wear green will receive a complimentary Jameson’s jelly shot. Thursday 17 March to Saturday 19 March.
GO: Call 04 432 3232 for reservations and more information.
garden on 8
Get ready for an evening of laughter and cheer with Irish MC’s Jono and Rich taking the stage for quiz night at Media One Hotel’s rooftop venue, garden on 8. So work the brain, answer a few questions (or forget what the question was) and win exciting prizes while enjoying a range of the best hops in town. Wednesday 16 March, from 8pm to 10pm.
McGettigan’s JBR is gearing up for its biggest festival of the season in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. Festivities kick off with the Annie Power Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm and live coverage of the Cheltenham races, followed by the musical bingo and live music from the Tone Deaf band. In addition, the venue’s a la carte menu will offer Irish grub and an array of hops. Thursday 17 March, from 4pm.
Throw on some green and get ready to embrace the Irish spirit at Offside Sports Bar located at JA Ocean View Hotel. The venue will be hosting two evening brunches in honour of the friendly folk from the Emerald Isle, filled with delicious bites, free-flowing drinks and live music. Thursday 17 and Friday 18 March, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 199 per person.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irish stew, Irish hops and some green sliders for good measure. Enjoy Happy Hour prices throughout the day and then challenge your pals to an Irish themed Quiz Night hosted by Ciaran Fox from 7pm. Thursday 17 March.
The Dubliner’s stands as one of Dubai’s long-standing Irish pubs and celebrates St. Patrick’s day with the ‘all things Irish night brunch’ featuring unlimited food and selected beverages. Wear green and you’ll be entitled to a 35% discount on the total bill. Thursday 17 March, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 250 per person.
Studio One’s trendy neighbourhood hangout will be going all out on St. Patrick’s Day. Expect green cocktails, Irish music, Irish dishes, a scavenger hunt for the kids, and a fancy dress competition with AED 1,200 in prizes. Thursday 17 March, from 5pm.
Wavehouse has dedicated a whole week to St. Patrick’s Day with celebrations running from 11 to 20 March and a traditional Irish bland playing live on 17 March from 8pm to 11:30pm. Revellers can enjoy Irish beverages such as Guinness and Jameson and a variety of traditional Irish dishes, including corned beef hash with russet potatoes or a selection of mini Irish pies. In addition, there’s a delectable bread pudding with dark chocolate or a cheesecake brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Guests are also encouraged to get into the spirit of the celebration by dressing in green for the occasion.
GO: Visit: www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/wavehouse for reservations and more information.
Enjoy authentic pub grub and a wide selection of draught hops at this lively eatery featuring outdoor seating overlooking the central garden. For St. Patrick’s Day, Captain’s Arms will offer an Irish feast featuring Irish cuisine and drinks alongside an all-day Happy Hour with live entertainment. Thursday 17 March, from 12pm to 2am.
GO: Call 02 697 4482 for reservations and more information.
Cooper’s at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi invites you to a four-day St. Patrick’s celebration. First, enjoy the Irish holiday in one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite pubs with Guinness draught at AED 17 on 17 March. Then, dig into the pub’s Steak & Guinness Pie plus a pint for AED 110 or the Magners & Guinness Trio (three pints) at AED 99 from the 18 to 20 March. Finally, a St. Patrick’s-inspired Saturday Brunch will take place on Saturday 19 March from 12pm to 4pm, featuring traditional Paddy’s Day dishes along with free-flowing Irish stout, from AED 229.
GO: Call 02 657 3325 for reservations and more information.
For one week, Hamilton’s Gastropub will be hosting an Irish festival featuring live entertainment. There will also be a special food menu featuring Irish steam cabbage rolls, Guinness Irish Beef stew, bangers and mash, and deals on Irish beverages, including an unlimited beverage package for three hours. Available 17 to 24 March.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and treat yourself to a week-long buy one get one free offer on Jameson’s and selected hops at Abu Dhabi’s legendary pub. Available 14 to 21 March, from 4pm to midnight.
GO: Call 02 681 1900 for reservations and more information.
McGettigan’s at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Paint the town green with brunch at McGettigan’s. Gather your friends for a three-day-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The Paddy’s Day Table Brunch features starter plates, soups, and delectable mains, while the McG Leprechauns will offer a trolley-laden dessert selection. Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 March, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 280 per person.
PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
This year, the annual St. Patrick’s Day at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is back as a socially distanced brunch. So get the ball rolling with a four-hour brunch package featuring traditional Irish favourites, including BBQ platters, unlimited beverages and pints of the black stuff. Enjoy the sunshine on the terrace with live entertainment from DJ Sonya Mac. Saturday 19 March, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 295 per person.
GO: Visit https://tickets.virginmegastore.me for tickets and more information.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green-themed desserts, drinks and more. Enjoy an authentic Irish buffet and unlimited house beverages, alongside live music from the Leather Hat Guy to entertain the whole family. Saturday 19 March, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. AED 185 per person (soft beverages) and AED 295 per person (house beverages).
If you ever needed an excuse to party, look no further than the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Tavern inside Sheraton Abu Dhabi. Order your favourite drinks, Irish-themed food and hops for AED 17 all night long. Thursday 17 March, from 4pm.
GO: Call 02 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Urban Kitchen’s Extraordinary Dusit Brunch turns green with a special St. Patrick’s Day theme. Expect a lavish brunch buffet featuring seafood, a refreshing coco loco station, a carvery and sushi station, plus dishes from signature restaurants – Benjarong and Namak. Saturday 19 March, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 270 per person (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages).
Kick-start St. Patricks Day with a playful beverage offer at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. Throw it back with music from the International Playboys and a two for one offer on selected beverages. Thursday 17 March, from 6pm to 1am.
Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge
To ensure guests enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, the FACT award-winning Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge offers discounted drinks all day. This tempting offer on Irish hops and spirits is priced at AED 25 all day. Thursday 17 March, from 12pm to 1am.
GO: Call 02 501 6444 for reservations and more information.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a three-hour beverage package at this Yas Island hotspot. The venue will be illuminated in green while DJ Teddy spins your favourite tunes. Friday 18 March, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 150 (ladies) and AED 200 (gents).