We’re firing up the trees! Don’t miss it in Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again… We’re firing up the trees and passing around mince pies and mulled wine.

Join us in JLT, DWTC, and Abu Dhabi for our annual Christmas Lights parties. JLT kicks off the season with it’s 6th annual Christmas Wonderland party on Monday, 30th November at 6.30 p.m.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas

Come and enjoy the snow capped peaks of JLT for one night only as we bring out our very own snow machine. Bring along the family or head down with colleagues and mingle over Christmas drink or two. As always, the spectacular Christmas tree will take pride of place in the gorgeous garden and the lights will be ceremoniously switched on by the one and only Santa! We’ll really be getting in the spirit with our enchanting carol singers along with complimentary homemade goodies such as mince pies and mulled wine. For the kids (and adults too) we’ll be screening the fantastic classic Christmas comedy ‘Elf’ as part of our McGettigan’s Monday Movie Night. For all the details, click here.

On Tuesday, 1st December 2015, at 630 p.m. it’s McGettigan’s AUH’s turn to start the festive season in Abu Dhabi. Her, too, dance around the tree, enjoy a mince pie or two, and take a sip of mulled wine. For details, click here.

On Wednesday, 3rd December at 6.30 p.m., the lights will be switched on at McGettigan’s DWTC. The usual festive shenanigans will ensue and there’ll be carol singers, too. Find out more here.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas


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The Coronas are coming back to Dubai! Get your tickets for their best gig ever!

PrintBrilliant Irish rockers, The Coronas, will take over the stage in The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT this December for what is set to be their greatest Dubai gig yet!

The Coronas formed in Dublin and have been making music together for practically all of their lives. Their three studio albums, Heroes or Ghosts (2007), Tony Was an Ex-Con (2009) and Closer to You (2011) were greatly received. Following the release of the band’s chart-topping first major label album The Long Way in 2014, the band embarked on a sell-out tour of Ireland, Europe and Australia earning them a legion of new fans at home and abroad.

The guys are sure to rock the stage with classics such as ‘Heroes or Ghosts’ and ‘San Diego Song’ in addition to new hits from their latest album. This show is their only UAE performance and forms part of the band’s 2015 tour including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

For more information about the band and their music check out their website http://thecoronas.net/

Tickets are now available via McGettigan’s JLT and Platinum List.

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Happy 5th Birthday, #McGettigansJLT ! Oh, and you can now buy Corona tickets online!

A very happy birthday to McGettigan’s JLT! Can you believe it? It’s been five years since we opened our first pub in the UAE at the Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

We’ve put together a great lineup of offers and events for our birthday guests. Check out all the details here or in the video above.

McGettigan's JLT is turning 5!

We’re also please to let you know that tickets for our upcoming Coronas gig are now available online. Find out more about the concert here, or click here to buy your ticket.

The Coronas in Dubai December 2015

Book your Christmas & New Year’s Eve parties now. Click here for our offers!


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Winter is coming. Must be time for a Spring Break then!

Spring Break FB flyer

Ireland’s legendary 80’s super group ‘Spring Break’ are set to transport The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT back to the 1980s (arguably one of the greatest decades of all time) for a night of bangin’ floor-fillers!

Join us on Thursday 19th November for a FREE live concert from Spring Break – who return after a ‘totally tubulor’ gig back in February. This is set to be a fantastic night and 80s fancy dress is seriously encouraged! Doors open from 8 p.m., show at 10 p.m.

Want to find out more about ‘Spring Break’? Check out their Facebook page here. Spring Break is the best friend a good time ever had. Battling for the future of yesterday’s tomorrow!


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Live and Laughing – Comedy nights at McGettigan’s DWTC are starting 27th October!


McGettigan’s DWTC is proud to announce a new edition to the weekly line up – Live and Laughing comedy night every Tuesday from 7.30pm. The first night kicks off on Tuesday 27th October – everyone needs a good laugh, especially on hump day!

We welcome Canadian MC and comedian Dave Marosi who’ll be hosting the evening. Dave has taken UAE comedy scene by storm with his brand of sharp observational humour which has gained him fans of all nationalities. Every week Dave will show off the best of local comedy talent with fantastic stand ups that are bound to get you roaring with laughter. There is no better remedy for the mid-week blues!

To make your night even better you can enjoy an exclusive ‘show special’ main course and glass of wine (or house beverage) for only AED99, it’s definitely not to be scoffed at!

We’re all about the craic at McGettigan’s and this night is not be missed! Enjoy an evening of top class stand-up comedy which is guaranteed to see you through to the weekend.


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Happy Birthday #McGettigansDWTC

2nd Birthday adTime flies like an arrow. Irish flies like a Guinness. Has it really been three years only since we opened at one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, the Dubai World Trade Centre? It would appear so!

Today is McGettigan’s DWTC’s third birthday and you’re all invited!

3 is most definitely the magic number at McGettigan’s this Thursday with all house beverages only AED23 from 6-9pm. You can also enjoy 3 shots of Jagermeister for only AED100 throughout the entire evening. Finally, there will be some seriously tasty complimentary food platters available for you to tuck in to, on the hour, for 3 hours.

We are famous for our live entertainment and our birthday party will be no different with live acts performing throughout the evening. They are guaranteed to get the party going and don’t worry, there won’t be any musicals bumps!

Join us on this momentous occasion for an evening of brilliant, birthday delights.

One thing’s for sure, here at McGettigan’s we know how to throw a good party!


Date: Thursday 22nd October

Venue: McGettigan’s DWTC

Time: House beverage offer 6 – 9pm

Admission: Free

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Only read this if you’re very organized & like to plan ahead!

Ahhh, but you know what they say: Christmas seems to come earlier every year. Well, wouldn’t ya know, we’ve just released our program for the 2015 festive season at McGettigan’s JLT and McGettigan’s DWTC.

If you’re somebody who likes to plan ahead, here it is. If you’re not a fan of early Christmas announcements, pop into your nearest McGettigan’s, have a drink, and shake your head at us:


McGettigan’s is frequently referred to as a ‘home away from home’ by expats living in Dubai and this is even more apparent during the festive season. Our management and staff make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable, well looked after and enjoy genuine Irish hospitality during their visit. From office parties to festive gatherings with friends, McGettigan’s award winning food and beverage together with the finest live music is a sure for Christmas perfection.

McGettigan’s JLT boasts a sizeable outdoor garden which will be well dressed for the silly season. Including our signature giant Christmas tree which will take pride of place in the centre. Our annual Christmas Lights party will be hosted on Monday 30th November at 6.30pm. You can see Santa turning on the lights, enjoy the enchanting carol singers and dive into complimentary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. It’s the perfect evening for all of the family.

McGettigan’s DWTC will host their Christmas Lights Party on Wednesday 2nd December from 6.30pm held within their intimate garden with abundance of yuletide charm. The garden provides an ideal spot to mingle over Christmas drinks and nibbles but is also hugely popular for larger private parties – booking is essential. Alternatively cosy up beside the fireplace, sit back and enjoy some of the city’s best live music acts performing on stage!

McGettigan’s will run their weekly live music entertainment schedules with a festive twist throughout the Christmas period for more information and updates please see our website and Facebook pages – click here for JLT and here for DWTC.

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Halloween Alert! Things will go “clonk” at night in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Fujairah!

Pumpkins, schmumpkins! Halloween’s on the way, so get ready for a spooktacular twist on our Friday brunch with live entertainment featuring classic Halloween hits at all McGettigan’s venues in the UAE.

Brunchers are encouraged to dig out their best costumes to impress on the day! At McGettigan’s, we’re all about having a great laugh so be as wacky, wild and creative as you can. Originality will be rewarded!  We’ve got loads of spot prizes and free drinks to give away throughout the day plus we’ll be giving guests a taste of an Irish Halloween with our very own Barmbrac!

All this plus the terrifyingly tasty buffet and a la carte dishes including witches brew with peas and bacon, ‘butchered and rolled’ pork belly and ’Broken Rib and Yorkshire Ripper’ Roast Beef to name a few, along with house beverages is no trick! To top things off we have a gruesomely ghoulish graveyard feature, ideal for capturing your creepy Halloween snaps!

Halloween at McGettigan’s, Friday 30th October - join us if you dare!
Brunch timings and costs:
McGettigan’s JLT 12-4pm, AED249 including house beverages
McGettigan’s DWTC 12-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages
McGettigan’s AUH 12.30-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages

McGettigan’s AUH are hugely excited to have Irish acoustic rock band Hermitage Green along for their Halloween brunch with the band rocking the venue with a 4pm performance. No tricks, just treats with the brilliant Hermitage Green! McGettigan’s AUH ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person – it’s the perfect add-on to your Friday Brunch!

McGettigan’s DWTC is hosting the after party for the participants of the Contagion Run – Dubai’s Zombie themed 5k obstacle run that is returning for its 2nd year. Runners who show up with their wristbands are offered a very special drinks deal for the evening, see http://www.contagionrun.com/ for more information on the run. McGettigan’s DWTC ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person… it’s the perfect add-on to their Friday Brunch Deal!

McGettigan’s JLT are running a ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 5-8pm just AED199 per person… it’s the scarily perfect add-on to the popular Friday Brunch!

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Eid Mubarak! It’ll all kick off at 5 p.m. again tonight. Oh, and there’s more…

Eid Mubarak from all of us here at McGettigan’s!

Our pubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah have been closed for the dry day preceding Eid Al Adha, but normal service will resume from 5 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd September.

If you’re around Dubai’s JLT neighbourhood this coming Friday (25th Sep.), don’t miss the Oktoberfest brunch at #McGettigansJLT !


Join us as we transform our ever popular Friday brunch for one day only with Bavarian specialities including Gulaschsuppe (Beef, Onion, Potato & Caraway Seeds), Bierschinken, Jagdwurst & Lyoner (thinly sliced German cured pork), Oktoberfest Beer Roasted Chicken (A), German Lentil, Sausage & Kassler Stew (P), Apfelstrudel (German Apple Strudel & Vanilla Sauce) and Rote Grütze (Layered Coconut Pudding, Red Fruits & Coconut Cream Pot.

Get there early, we’ll have more Schweinebraten than you can shake a stick at!

For fans of good music, we’ve got another great event coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

We’re very excited to announce the return of “Hermitage Green” , who will be playing #McGettigansJLT and #McGettigansAUH for one night only at the end of October. The band’s UAE debut back in April was met with huge success and so the group is back by popular demand.

PrintYou can catch them at The Baggot @ McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel on Thursday 29th October at 10 p.m. and at McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Friday 30th October for a brunch performance at 4 p.m.


Seeing Hermitage Green live, you can expect hard-hitting rhythm sections driven by the tribal combination of bodhrán and djembe, rhythmic guitar lines with dobro meolodies and soaring four-part vocal harmonies. The five-piece started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound. Hitting the live circuit, they quickly won over legions of fans and selling out international shows.

In 2014 Hermitage Green continued touring around the globe including sell out tours in New York, London, Vancouver, Czech Republic and a nationwide tour of Ireland. The band have just released their latest single “Quicksand”. They will be kicking off the first gig in The Baggot; McGettigan’s JLT music venue! This is set to be a fantastic Thursday night!

The second gig will be hosted at McGettigan’s AUH with the band on stage for a Brunch performance on Friday 30th October from 4pm. Make a day of your day with our fantastic Friday Brunch package available from 12.30pm -4pm including house beverages for AED199. Alternatively, head down in the afternoon to catch Hermitage Green along with our Happy Friday’s post brunch package with selected house beverages for only AED149.

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Tayto V King – The Ultimate Crisp Sandwich Showdown!


The age-old, Irish debate of which makes a better crisp sandwich, Tayto or King has been causing quite a bit of a stir across our social media pages. We’ve seen families divided, blood spilled and tears shed all in the pursuit of finding out what Ireland’s favorite cheese and onion crisp is!

Here at McGettigan’s we’ve decided enough is enough and that we’d settle the debate ourselves. But we need your help – We want you to vote – Tayto or King, taking taste, texture, flavor and whatever other variables you consider into account.

The winner will receive a months supply of the winning crisp , 2 tickets to visit Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath and a two night stay with bed and breakfast at the Kingswood Hotel, Citywest, Dublin. T&C apply.

Click here to cast your vote!

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