The Spring Break Session at McGettigan’s JLT in Dubai!

Spring break is not just for students! It’s time to brush off the January blues and join the non-stop party on Friday 6th February at #McGettigansJLT!

2nd Birthday adKick it off with the ultimate pocket friendly brunch at 12 p.m. – 4 hours of unlimited food and drinks just AED199. Continue the party or join in the fun later with the McGettigan’s ‘Friday-Funday’ post brunch drinks deal – a wide selection of free flowing house drinks from 5-8 p.m. just AED149!

The day will feature live music and DJ throughout concluding with a live concert from Spring Break – Ireland’s Premier 80’s supergroup in the brand new live music venue, “The Room”! The band describes themselves as ‘The best friend a good time ever had’ and are renowned for energetic routines and die-hard commitment to 80’s style… fashion, music, performance and otherwise, with lots of surprises in store for their audience! FREE ENTRY with DJ til’ late…

DSC_9743What to wear?  Day-glo fashion, flip-flops, straw hats & silly sunglasses are all welcome!
For details, see the McGettigan’s JLT website or call the venue on 04 3780800.

Don’t forget to share you pictures with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

PrintA very Merry Christmas and a Happy New from all of us at McGettigan’s to all of our guests, neighbours, associates, and suppliers! Thanks for a great 2014! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Check out what’s happening in our pubs in the UAE and Ireland this festive season here.

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The McGettigan’s Comedyfest 2015 is coming!

The annual McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for its 5th year running at McGettigan’s in Dubai’s JLT neighbourhood!

As always, it features a heavyweight lineup of some of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. The 2015 lineup includes headline act Barry Murphy from Irish television feature “Après Match” alongside Karl Spain, Eric Lalor, Gearoid Farrelly, and Colum McDonnell.

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This year the Comedyfest will be held in an all-new room at McGettigan’s JLT. It will be the very first event held in this new venue. The new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.

 “We have a serious demand for events and concerts in JLT, so we have designed a purpose-built venue at the pub to house these shows. The new room at JLT is an exciting new addition to the venue and we are extremely excited to show it off”, said McGettigan’s CEO, Dennis McGettigan.

The McGettigan’s Comedyfest 2015 takes place on the 8th and 9th January with tickets priced at just AED50 which includes the show and a free drink or BBQ burger.

In keeping with tradition, McGettigan’s has kept the ticket price for the Comedyfest low as an annual “thank you” to everyone for all the support shown to McGettigan’s throughout the previous year. Tickets are priced at only AED50 including entry to the comedy gig and a choice of a free drink or BBQ burger on the house!

This is an increasingly popular event and was a complete sell out last year, so we highly recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be on sale exclusively from McGettigan’s in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

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The McGettigan’s ‘Scrum’-my Breakfast Package! Tackle the 7’s weekend at McGettigan’s : The home of Rugby in Dubai!

McGettigan’s loves all things rugby and in recent years has become a real go-to spot for pre- and post-Dubai Rugby 7’s antics! This year, we have the perfect pre Rugby 7’s package available across our two main Dubai venues to make sure you’re well set up for the day and weekend ahead!

You can enjoy a perfectly cooked full Irish Breakfast accompanied by a refreshing beverage before you hop on the free bus destined for the 7’s stadium!

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After the games Rugby, fans will be invited back to both the JLT and DWTC locations where they can party and mingle with fellow rugby goers until the early hours with some of the best music acts in the city and DJ until close!

The deal’s only AED 99 per person including; a full Irish breakfast, pint (or house
drink of your choice) and bus to the 7’s Stadium.


JLT- 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30, 1, 1:30pm
DWTC 1:15, 2:15pm

Tackle the 7’s weekend at McGettigan’s ­ The home of rugby in Dubai!!

Note: Seats are available strictly on first come first served basis, guests must purchase the breakfast package to avail of the bus. All times are approximate and subject to change.

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Let’s fire up the trees in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

Christmas Lightup 2014It’s that time of the year again! McGettigan’s is switching on the Christmas Lights and firing up the trees: Welcome to the McGettigan’s Winter Wonderland!

Come along to the McGettigan’s annual Christmas Lights Party and get the festive season off to a great start!

Be enchanted by the McGettigan’s Christmas trees as  the lights are turned on for the first time, try your hand at opening a door on the McGettigan’s giant advent calendars, meet Santa Claus and enjoy a live choir performance from traditional carol singers!

Delicious, homemade mince pies & mulled wine, served with the compliments of McGettigan’s Irish Pubs.

A guaranteed fun-filled, festive evening with children welcome to attend.

McGettigan’s AUH – Monday 1st December 2014 @ 6:30pm
McGettigan’s JLT – Tuesday 2nd December 2014 @ 6:30pm
McGettigan’s DWTC – Wednesday 3rd December 2014 @ 6:30pm

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Well Done Shane Lowry!

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Here’s a little something to brighten up your Sunday! To celebrate McGettigan’s and Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ brand ambassador, Shane Lowry’s fantastic season culminating in the DP Golf World Championship over the weekend at the Jumeirah Golf Estates here in Dubai, there will be a FREE BAR* tonight from 8-10pm at McGettigan’s JLT!

This very special offer is valid for one night only, don’t miss out!

Shane Lowry is an Irish professional golfer currently ranked #52 in the world. He is proudly sponsored by the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the McGettigan’s Group.

Come and join us at the McGettigan’s ‘Race to Dubai’ after-party tonight Sunday 23rd November at McGettigan’s JLT at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel.

*applies to house beverages only.

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McGettigan’s AUH goes “Vroooom” at the Abu Dhabi F1 and you can, too!

PrintThe Formula 1 is coming back to Abu Dhabi and McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel, just minutes from the race track on Yas Island, is brings you The F1 Pitstop at McGettigan’s AUH!

McGettigan’s AUH is your one-stop shop for award-winning food, perfectly poured drinks, excellent live entertainment & the best full Irish breakfast in Abu Dhabi! During the F1 weekend in the capital, the folks are open from 9 a.m. daily over for breakfast, lunch & dinner and there’s also live music nightly until late.

The F1 Pitstop package is offered from 21st – 23rd November and consists of:-

  • A hearty full Irish breakfast
  • A perfectly poured pint
  • A souvenir t-shirt
  • Bus transfer from McGettigan’s AUH to Yas Island (subject to availability, first come, first served)

All of this for only AED 99/person! Get into the F1 Grand Prix action and make McGettigan’s AUH your pre- and post-race venue!

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We’re having a party in the park and you’re all invited!


Dubai, already home to some of the world’s best events, is set to experience a totally new party taking place this coming Friday, 14th November 2014.

It’s a Party in the Park and McGettigan’s will be playing a pivotal role in it, too! Sure, you have Lily Allen, Richard Ashcroft, and many others performing live in a beautiful outdoor setting, but the real star of the show must surely be “The Deck”, which is hosted by McGettigan’s!

The Deck will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Friday and offer a true McGettigan’s Friday Brunch experience for festival goers. All the popular bar food choices will be on the menu, including Texan BBQ chicken, Angus beef burgers, pizza, American Hot Dog with saute onions, ketchup and mustard, Southern fried chicken burger, and fish and chips, served with tartare sauce and mushy peas. For ticket holders, who have bought the combined concert and brunch ticket, it’s all you can eat.

Not only will McGettigan’s guests be able to sample fabulous food, but they’ll also have a prime spot to follow all the music performances, because The Deck has an outstanding view of the main stage.

Come down to Dubai Media City on Friday and enjoy a day out in the park with great McGettigan’s food, fab music performances, the very best in DJs from around the UAE, acoustic music from talented local musicians, and a sparkling array of stalls from Dubai’s coolest food and fashion boutiques.


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McGettigan’s JLT turns 4 and Abu Dhabi has reason to celebrate, too!

It was a warm night in November 2010 when the very first McGettigan’s Pub opened in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighborhood. Since then, the pub group has gone from strength to strength and is now in the middle of expanding globally with outlets popping up in Abu Dhabi, Fujeirah, Ireland and Singapore very soon!

bell-x1-21McGettigan’s JLT has played host to the biggest stars – some just popped in for drinks and food like Bob Geldof and Rory McIllroy, others have performed in the pub, like The Coronas, Paul Brady, and Jason Byrne.

On November 27th and 28th 2014 McGettigan’s JLT will celebrate its 4th birthday with a weekend of live music including live music from Irish Rock/Trad band Ruaille Buaille on Thursday and a concert from Irish music festival headliners Bell X1 on Friday 28th November.

Bell X1 are one of the biggest bands in Ireland and they will be travelling to Dubai for the very first time to perform all of their hits including Flame, Rocky Took A Lover and Eve, The Apple of My Eye. The concert will be free to enter and kick off in McGettigan’s at 9 p.m. on Friday 28th November.

McGettigan’s JLT birthday weekend – the lowdown:

  • Thursday 27th November: All house drinks AED20 from 12noon-10pm with live performance from Irish Trad/Rock band; Ruaille Buaille.
  • Friday 28th November: All inclusive brunch 1-5pm (AED199), free-flowing drinks deal 5-8pm, (AED149) FREE Bell X1 concert from 9pm
  • Saturday 29th November: House drinks AED20 all day/night long! Live music.

Although the birthday party is happening at McGettigan’s JLT, the folks haven’t forgotten about their friends in Abu Dhbai and Bell X1 will also perform at McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel on Thursday 27th November.

For more information of the McGettigan’s JLT birthday weekend check out McGettigan’s on Facebook or

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Calling all Head Chefs! Do you have what it takes?

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Calling all Head Chefs! Do you have what it takes to work for McGettigan’s Irish Pubs? Do you have the desire to work in a busy, energetic and lively environment? Do you have the ability to brighten up a customer’s day with your infectious smile? Are you a self-motivated, hard-working employee with a positive attitude and outlook?

At McGettigan’s, we have a strong passion for providing excellent service, nurturing creativity and team spirit. Many of our team members have joined us from all over the world and have stayed with us for many years to develop their skills and careers.

We’re currently looking for a Head Chef. In order to be considered for this role, you will have appropriate professional qualifications and up to date professional knowledge. You will possess 1+ year experience in a similar position in 4 or 5 stars hotel or reputed chain of restaurants.

You will have a high degree of ‘emotional intelligence’, remaining rational and calm under pressure as well as open-minded and excited by cultural and professional diversity.

Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are a must. Additional languages will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Executive Chef with the recruitment of all kitchen employees and to make sure appropriate induction plans are drawn up prior to new employees starting work.
  • To lead all kitchen employees by example at all times, fostering a spirit of cooperation between different sections, ensuring all employees work hand in hand, and to create a challenging and fun environment for all staff to work in.
  • To carry out quality control functions in all areas of the department.
  • To assist the Executive Chef in preparing the department’s annual budget, analyse results, and implement corrective actions if required.
  • Based on sales figures by menu items, to review the profitability and popularity of dishes on the menu, and to make changes where applicable together with Executive Chef, F&B Manager and Director of Operations.

Salary & Benefits:

This position offers a highly competitive salary and package which includes a basic salary, accommodation, transportation, duty meals, air ticket, and medical insurance.

You can find out more & apply by clicking here.


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