There’s no question St Patrick’s Day is one of the most anticipated days of the Irish calendar and although you might be thousands of miles away from The Causeway Coast and the Wicklow Mountains - there’s one thing for sure.
No matter what the occasion, or celebration - Dubai knows how to do it!
So if you’re searching for the perfect place to enjoy a pint (or two) of Guinness and a Tayto sandwich, we’ve once again got you covered.
Let’s jump right into our top picks for the weekend:
BAI Bar and Terrace - Raddison Blu, Business Bay
All weekend long, BAI Bar & Terrace in Business Bay is offering amazing Paddy's day deals!
Grab three Irish hops for only AED 99, enjoy a crisp cool pint with a bowl of Irish stew for just AED 99 or if you're a burger lover, try their special edition Irish burger with a house beverage for just AED 75! (steal).
Plus, selected pints are only AED 25 - the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry (without the price tag!).
Bongo’s Bingo - Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina
On Saturday, March 18th get ready for a special Irish-themed edition, that'll have you singing, dancing, and channelling your inner leprechaun. This isn't your average game of bingo - so be ready to bring the party! Think loud, crazy and full of surprises.
Plus, you'll even get to enjoy a live performance by former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle. Tickets start at AED 150.
Earth Terrace - Jumeirah Golf Estates
Looking to enjoy some Irish fun with the kids? Head down to Earth Terrace this weekend for their special St. Patrick's Day brunch! A lively Irish band will be there to perform right into the afternoon and there will be plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained.
Prices start from AED 135 for kids aged 5-12, AED 315 for soft beverages, and AED 440 for house beverages, on Friday, March 17th, from 5pm-8pm.
McGettigan’s - Dubai Media City
If there’s one place to be on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it’s most probably McGettigan’s! This weekend, McGettigan's is taking things up a notch by hosting an exciting festival at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, headlined by The Script. Start your day off right with a delicious brunch at any McGettigan's location, followed by a complimentary coach ride to the main event. Or, opt for a full day of fun in one spot and book a brunch package at The Deck, complete with food and five drinks.
Prices start at AED 349 for regular entry tickets, while a "brunch + concert" package is for AED 699. Head down on Saturday, March 18th for an unforgettable weekend.
Saffron Brunch 2.0 - Atlantis, The Palm
Looking for something special? Get ready for a St. Patrick's Day celebration like no other at the award-winning Saffron Brunch! Indulge in over 200 mouth-watering dishes and a huge selection of your favourite beverages, all while enjoying live entertainment and music.
With an Emerald Isle twist, this brunch has everything you'd expect from Saffron and more. Prices start at AED 595 per person on Saturday, March 18th, from 1pm-4pm.
Seafire Steakhouse and Bar - Atlantis, The Palm
Steak lovers! You might want to call off those plans for tonight and head down to Seafire.
In celebration of St.Patrick's Day, they have Irish dry-aged grass-fed tomahawk beef steaks on offer with malt beverage for 45 days. The result? A mouth-watering Irish beef dish perfect for treating your taste-buds.
Priced at AED 850 for two, you’ll also be able to enjoy the smooth sounds of live jazz music playing in the background.
Irish Village - Al Garhoud or Studio City
Calling all Dubai partygoers! The Irish Village is of course the perfect destination to get your St. Patrick's Day celebrations started.
Enjoy amazing drinks promotions, live music from local bands, and traditional Irish dancers on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. On Sunday, March 19th, there'll even be a petting zoo and bouncy castle for the whole family to enjoy!
At Studio City, join them for a traditional brunch on Saturday March 18 from 1-4pm, with Six Nations games shown live from 4.30pm. On Sunday March 19, indulge in delicious carvery from 12-4pm and enjoy live music from 2-5pm.
Qwerty - Media One, Media City
Calling all dog lovers in Dubai!
Head down this weekend to Qwerty for a fun-filled St. Patrick's Day celebration with your furry friends. Dress up your dog in their best St. Paddy's Day outfit and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! There will also be a special dogwalk, where you can sign them up and watch them strut their stuff. There will of course be a whole host of themed mixed drinks and food available and plenty of irish tunes to jig along to.
Packages start from only AED 199 per person (and dogs are completely free!)
Battle on Bluewaters Caesars Palace
Looking to switch it up a little? Tonight (March 17th) at Caesar Palace, OnlyComms is back hosting their famous white collar events, where Irish fighters (including Allsopp & Allsopp’s very own Stephen Folan) will take to the ring.
The action-packed evening will kick off at 6pm and end with a after-party at 88 Terrace nearby starting at midnight. Tickets start from AED 350, hurry there’s just a few left!
Oh, and while you might be painting the town green this weekend, don’t forget Mother’s Day falls on Sunday in the UK and Tuesday in the UAE, if you’re looking for the ultimate list of treats and gifts, we’ve got it covered!