Time to shake your shamrocks! Here are the Patrick’s Day events taking place around the city, so wear something green, but remember not to iron your four-leaf clover – you don’t want to press your luck!
The Ultimate Paddy’s Party
The biggest Patrick’s Day party of them all, as McGettigan’s brings Irish rockers Kodaline, The Coronas, Little Hours and U2 tribute act The Joshua Tree Dubai to Media City Amphitheatre. It’s a day-to-night party, with barbecue brunch from 1pm-4pm.
Friday 16th March, 1pm to 11.30pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Tickets AED 250 regular (includes first drink free). Brunch AED 495. Kids under five are free, kids under 16 AED 75 . Tickets available from McGettigan’s outlets and online at Platinumlist.net
Paddy’s Brunch at The Dubliner’s
Paint the town green at The Dubliner’s. The welcoming Irish pub at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre deals in frosty beverages, lively entertainment and plenty of hearty grub for brunch guests.
Airport Road, Al Garhoud. Thursday, 15th March from 7pm-11pm. AED 119 – all you can eat with two selected soft or house beverages. Friday, 16th and Saturday 17th March, 1pm-4pm. Starting from AED 109 – all you can eat with two selected soft or house beverages. 04 702 2455.
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
A taste of Ireland comes to the The Palm – Allan Morris of Ireland’s John Stone Dry Aged Meat Company hosts a dinner at Atlantis. Take a culinary journey with a trained Irish butcher with more than two decades of experience. Along the way, feast on a seven-course menu that includes wild Irish crab cakes, a hearty stew and plenty of the best dry-aged beef.
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March, 8.30pm-11.30pm. AED 390 per person. 044 262 626.
Sin Bin brunch turns green
Green – green like the rugby pitch. Green like the Irish team’s kit. However they’re going to do it, the Friday brunch at Nezesaussi Grill Marina will take on an emerald hue this Friday. Friends will be green with envy that you’re getting stuck into hunger-busting bangers and mash, burger sliders, all-you-can-eat charcuterie and cheese and piles of Pavlova.
Friday, 16th March, 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 per person, inclusive of house beverages Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina, fourth floor of Address Dubai Marina.
How does unlimited Irish hops and a platter of snacks sound? Curl up in the Conrad’s trendy Cave bar and enjoy the above from 7pm-11pm on Friday, 16th March.
Friday 16th March, 7pm-11pm. AED 199 per person. Sheikh Zayed Road.
More Irish than a field full of shamrocks and certainly a more fun place to spend the day. Three days of pure Irish craic kicks off at the Irish Village on Thursday, 15th March, with traditional dancers, face painting, live bands and a bouncy castle for kids.
15th-17th March, 11am-2am (1am Saturday). Century Village, Garhoud. 04 282 4750 or visit www.theirishvillage.com
D&A – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Three days of celebrations around Ireland’s rugby team playing England on the evening of Patrick’s Day. Sporting honours at stake and classic boxty and Irish stew on the menu (plus the usual meaty pub fare) make for a Celtic celebration bar none.
15th, 16th and 17th March, 12pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel.