For our non-Irish brethren and expats, “St. Paddy’s day” is a public holiday in Ireland commemorating Saint Patrick and also a celebration of Irish culture.
1. The Irish Village
This is as Irish as it gets in our opinion. Entry will be free this weekend, so you can really paint the town red. There will be live music, DJs on the decks and even some traditional Irish dancers.
Mar 16-18, 11am-1am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
2. Dhow & Anchor
Another Irish classic, this establishment will also have a soiree with Irish dancing starting at about 5pm and a nice slash in bevvy prices from noon to about 7pm.
Fri Mar 17, noon-1am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8720).
3. La Ville Hotel
Maybe you’re feeling a bit “bougie” for this weekends festivities and want something a little up-scale? Well, La Ville Hotel and Suites down by City Walk has you covered with prime cut Irish beef at AED350 and a happy hour from 5pm to 8pm. To top it off, you can register for their competition and be in with a chance to win a trip to Dublin!
//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsLa Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk, Wednesday March 15 to Sunday March 19. Tel: (04) 403 3111.
4. Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant
This American themed bar plans to take the Dubai mentality for this weekends celebration and go big. For a duration of two nights, Speakeasy will have a live band performing along with themed food and beverages on offer for both evenings.
5. Dubai Media city Amphitheater
Perhaps you’re looking for something a little more vibrant? On the 17th of March, Mcgettigans will be going all out with a huge party at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater. The day long day party will have talents such as The Coronas and The Commitments playing at the venue. Expect brunch deals and entertainment for all ages.
Whatever you decide to do, the city will be live with tonnes of St Paddy’s day themed evenings. So as our Irish brethren would so eloquently put it –
“May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you.May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”