Grab a burger, then grab the bus to meet Robbie!

FlyerRobbie Williams is live in concert at The DU Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday 25th April. Get there with McGettigan’s!

McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel has put on a special pre-concert package. For just AED 89++ per person, you’ll get a McGettigan’s Beef Burger, a house drink of your choice, and a free bus transfer to the DU Arena.

Buses depart from McGettigan’s AUH on the 25th April at 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, please see in house for details or call: 02 652 433. Seats subject to availability. Concert ticket is not included in the package. Vouchers must be redeemed on 25th April 2015 at McGettigan’s AUH only. Terms & conditions apply. Price is exclusive of 10% service charge & 6% tourism fee.

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Golly! Has it been a year already? Abu Dhabi, get ready to party!

PrintHas it really been only a year since we opened our doors in Abu Dhabi at the Al Raha Beach Hotel? It sometimes feels like we’ve been there much longer already :-) A year, though, it has been indeed and it did really fly by – time to stop, party, and thank all our loyal #McGettigansAUH guests for their support!

McGettigan’s AUH has had an incredible first year on the Abu Dhabi bar and nightlife scene and they want you to help them celebrate! The Irish bar has a jam-packed weekend of food and drinks deals, live music and a bit of 90’s cheese thrown in for good measure!

Irish 90’s covers band ‘Smash Hits’ are being flown in especially for the occasion and will perform live in a FREE concert on Thursday 7th May! 90’s dress up is not mandatory but is encouraged with spot prizes and free drinks for those who make the effort! Get in there early and make the most of the AED20 happy hour drinks until 7pm.

The party continues into Friday 8th May with brunch kicking off at 12:30pm, enjoy unlimited drinks and food from the a la carte menu, roast carvery and buffet until 4pm AED199 per person. Live music will feature throughout the day with performances from a host of excellent local music acts. It doesn’t stop there, the post brunch drinks deal is unreal value at just AED149 for 3 hours of unlimited house drinks (including premium cider and pints of the infamous Irish ‘black stuff’) from 4-7pm! While recommended, guests don’t have to attend the McGettigan’s brunch to avail of this deal, the offer is open to all Abu Dhabi brunch goers and those looking to join the party that little bit later!

Saturday 9th May is all about the recovery! Pop in for what is quite possibly the best breakfast in town…a real full Irish fry up and the most effective cure you could ask for! As a thank you to McGettigan’s customers for their support over the past year, drinks are priced at just AED20 all day long with more of the city’s best live music and top sporting events on screens throughout the day.

See you in Abu Dhabi in May!

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Calling Singapore. We have lift off! What an opening!

McGettigan’s CQ rocked Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April, when the latest addition to the McGettigan’s Irish Pubs family opened its doors. And what an opening it was!

The Classic Beatles provided the entertainment for the opening weekend and even managed to take some time out to pose with our CEO, Dennis McGettigan:

11142817_352615791613005_1253656643_nOf course, there was also the official ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of a commemorative plaque:

11084873_644056282362238_156705982_n928770_1630666450503722_1701731412_nMcGettigan’s CQ is right on Clarke Quay in Singapore, so if you’re passing through, pop in and find out what the first McGettigan’s Pub in Asia is like!

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We’ll leave you with some more Beatles action courtesy of The Classic Beatles:

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Jason is coming back to Dubai!

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Critically acclaimed comedian Jason Byrne returns to Dubai on April 23rd, 2015. Jason first travelled to Dubai to take part in the inaugural McGettigan’s Comedyfest and headlined the 4 day comedy marathon.

Demand for the comic is so high that he returns to Dubai to perform at The Baggot, Dubai’s newest live entertainment venue! This new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar at the Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.

Save the date! 23rd April 2015
. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are available from McGettigan’s JLt and via

For more info, call us free on 800McGS (6247), email us, or check out our website or the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page.

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Win a VIP trip to Singapore!


Bored of Dubai? Want to win a trip to Singapore? You can now, courtesy of McGettigan’s! One lucky winner and his or her friend will not only get the chance to spend 3 nights in Singapore including return flights to Dubai, but they will also be VIP guests at the opening of McGettigan’s CQ – our new Irish Pub in Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April 2015.

Here’s what you’ve got to do to enter:

  1. Visit either McGettigan’s JLT, McGettigan’s DWTC, or McGettigan’s AUH between now and 8th April 2015 and purchase any food or beverage items.
  2. Write your name, mobile number, and email address on the back of the till receipt you’re given for your purchase and drop it in the competition entry box in the pub.
  3. The more often you visit, the higher your chances of winning.

The small print:

  • You must be available to travel between 15th – 18th April 2015
  • You must be able to enter Singapore on the passport you’re traveling on or be able to obtain an entry visa prior to travel
  • The winner will be drawn & announced on 9th April 2015
  • The prize consists of return flights for two people (Dubai – Singapore), hotel accommodation in a four star hotel for 3 nights, and VIP passes to the opening of McGettigan’s CQ. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be transferred or sold.
  • Participants must be aged 18 or older.



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Singapore and New York! McGettigan’s is coming!

You may have heard that McGettigan’s Irish Pubs are expanding fast and that the next openings will be in Singapore (McGettigan’s CQ) and New York (McGettigan’s NYC).

First up will be Singapore and we’ll be open in about two weeks on Clarke Quay. You can already connect with McGettigan’s CW on Facebook and Twitter. Work is ongoing and we’re excited about the progress we’re making:

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In New York, our future home will be on 36th Street, right in the heart of the Big Apple. You’ll find our friends from NYC on Facebook here and on Twitter here:

We’ll be coming to many more locations in the future! Stay tuned for more announcements!


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We’re off to the races!


Don’t miss the Dubai World Cup Brunch at McGettigan’s DWTC on Saturday, 28th March 2015!

Set yourself up for the day ahead and make sure you’re fueled up for the world’s richest horse race. We even throw in free transportation!

The fun starts at 12 noon at the Dubai World Trade Centre and for just AED 199/person, you can get unlimited food and free flowing house beverages until 4 p.m.

Sure we have entertainment, too! The Riptide Movement will be playing at 2 p.m.

Whether you’re brunching indoors or outdoors, make sure you book ahead if you want to use our free after-brunch shuttle service to the race course!

For reservations & enquiries: 04 3780800 OR

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St. Patrick’s Day 2015 is coming! Paint the towns green with McGettigan’s!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! This year, McGettigan’s in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has put together a stellar line-up of events for the occasion.

In Dubai, McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC will form the St. Patrick’s Day party hubs. The festivities will see one of Ireland’s top bands; Keywest (who made their name busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street) fly in from Dublin especially for the occasion; they will perform alongside chart topping Irish singer, Paddy Casey who will return to the desert once again to rock the house at both Dubai venues over the course the celebrations. Visitors to both JLT and DWTC venues can watch performances from a troupe of traditional Irish dancers and enjoy some of McGettigan’s award winning food, drink, and party atmosphere.

At McGettigan’s JLT the acts will perform in The Baggot, Dubai’s newest live music venue! This 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.

Here’s the full line-up for Dubai, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s JLT Facebook & Google+, McGettigan’s DWTC Facebook & Google+

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Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Controversial Allstars live in concert
Paddy Casey live in concert

Thursday 19th March

Paddy Casey & Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

The Live Music Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Keywest live in concert


McGettigan’s DWTC

Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers
Keywest live in concert 9pm

Friday 20th March

Friday Brunch 12-4pm AED199
Post Brunch Drinks Deal 5-8pm AED149
Live music & DJ Tim Cheddar



In Abu Dhabi, McGettigan’s AUH is where it’ll all happen on St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the full line-up, as it stands right now. For updates, please keep an eye on the following pages: McGettigan’s AUH Facebook & Google+

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Tuesday 17th March – Paddy’s Day

Traditional Irish Dancers followed by live concert from Big Generator

Wednesday 18th March

Keywest live in concert

Friday 20th March

Paddy Casey live in concert. Make a day of it with Brunch from 12:30-4pm at AED199pp followed by a post brunch drinks package from 4-7pm just AED149 for unlimited house beverages.

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Want more craic? Check out this quick video: VID-20150213-WA0015

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Write us a love letter & win Irish goodies!

Do you love ‪#‎McGettigansIrishPubs‬ ? We mean, do your REALLY love them? If so, you could win some Irish goodies courtesy of The Irish Times!They’ll even ship them to you free of charge, wherever you are in the world!

All you need to do is to write us a max. 500 words love letter and tell us why McGettigan’s is your favorite Irish pub outside Ireland. You can nominate any of our international locations: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Airport, Fujairah, or Abu Dhabi.

To enter, simply click here:

If your letter wins (and McGettigan’s, too, by default) we might just have a surprise in store for you!

What are you waiting for? Get all loved up today!

Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi…

One for the Road & two for the girls


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Valentine’s at McG’s!

McG Valentines dayThere’s no denying it, Valentine’s Day is coming. Bored of the same old schmoozy events? Fancy a more social & fun night out? Come to McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC, or AUH and party with your best guys and gals!

It’s the anti-Valentine’s! Choose either of our two excellent value food and beverage packages, each designed to share for 4! Available from 6-9pm it’s perfect for post work OR brunch party lovers looking to mix and mingle and, priced at just AED525, it will set you up for the night!

The drinks will be served on ice with the delicious sharing platters packed with all your foodie faves. As always your McGettigan’s experience will offer the best live entertainment and DJs and an electric party atmosphere!

It’s all happening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th February 2015!

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