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 www.mcgettigans.com

Bell X1 - Abu Dhabi

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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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McGettigan’s JLT launches an all new Friday Brunch this November!

Fridays are set to get a whole lot bigger and better at McGettigan’s JLT in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood! The Irish pub will launch a brand new pub grub brunch and post brunch beverage deal on 7th November.

Every Friday starting 7th November, guests can enjoy a wide range of unlimited house beverages including grape, hops, spirits, premium cider and pints of the infamous Irish ‘black stuff’. These drinks will be accompanied by your choice of delicious nosh from the extensive a la carte brunch menu, a live carving station and a fresh salad buffet!

The exciting food menu on offer features tasty dishes such as salmon fillet, homemade cottage pie, Irish mussels and a selection of perfectly cooked meats with ALL the trimmings from the live carving station. This generous 4 hour brunch package is very competitively priced at AED 199 per person and runs every Friday from 12 noon-5 p.m.!

JLT Brunch A4Don’t delay and hurry down to JLT and indulge! Those who wish to join the party or stay on for more Friday fun can do so with the sundowner special – unlimited house drinks from 5-8 p.m. for just AED 149pp – making it the perfect post brunch add on!

Party all day and night every Friday at McGettigan’s JLT with entertainment from some of the city’s best live music acts and DJ until close.

McGettigan's JLT Friday Brunch

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McGettigan’s AUH makes Abu Dhabi Mondays happier!

McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi is setting out to make Mondays happier for folks living in and around the UAE’s capital city. The pub, part of the fast expanding McGettigan’s Irish Pub chain, is introducing “Happy Mondays” and will sell all house beverages for just AED 20/drink every Monday.

Happy Mondays in Abu DhbaiThe promotion isn’t time limited and guests can enjoy AED 20 drinks all day long every Monday – a great chance to try out the pub’s new breakfast menu, sample its lunch offerings, or meet friends for dinner.

In true Irish fashion, the promotion even includes Guinness, so here’s to happier Mondays in Abu Dhabi from 3rd November 2014 onwards!


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McGettigan’s DWTC launches new Friday Brunch

DWTC BrunchMcGettigan’s Irish Pub at the Dubai World Trade Centre has launched a brand new Friday Brunch. Starting from Friday, 31st October 2014, guests will be able to enjoy unlimited house beverages and food from the pub’s award-winning a la carte menu for only AED 199 per person.

Friday Brunch is very much a Dubai institution and McGettigan’s new brunch at DWTC, which runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, provides a casual alternative to the existing Friday Brunch at The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s DWTC, the city’s first Irish fine dining restaurant.

Getting to McGettigan’s new brunch is easy, because the pub is located in walking distance from the World Trade Centre metro station.

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Happy Birthday DWTC! Here’s to Fujairah. And Singapore!

DWTC 2nd BirthdayTime really does fly, doesn’t it! Today marks the second birthday of McGettigan’s DWTC – the Irish Pub at Dubai’s World Trade Centre! Happy Birthday, folks!

Over the past two years, McGettigan’s turned an old bank building into one of the city’s best pubs, added a beer garden, and launched The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, the city’s first Irish fine dining venue, which already ranks highly on TripAdvisor!

DWTC’s second birthday sees a huge party taking place with star guests Mundy and Ryan Sheridan, who will also play McGettigan’s AUH, of course!

McGettigan’s really has taken the UAE by storm and it’s probably high time to bring the modern Irish experience to folks over here, who – so far – have perhaps felt left out a bit: Hello Fujairah! Yup, McGettigan’s is coming to Fujairah very soon! It’ll be located at the Tennis & Country Club and you can already check out the Facebook page!

We all know that, once something has arrived in Fujairah, it’s set to dominate the world alright, so the folks from McGettigan’s aren’t stopping for a snooze on the beach, but are raising the bar a little more: Hello Singapore!

For the first time, McGettigan’s will open outside the UAE and Ireland, right in the heart of Singapore, in the beautiful and happening Clarke Quay neighbourhood!

Exciting time ahead then, but in the meantime, come and experience the craic in JLT, at the World Trade Centre or at Dubai International Airport, and, of course, in Abu Dhabi!

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