With one of our favorite times of the year just around the corner, we thought we’d round up some of the best places in the capital where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s where it’s all happening this year….


Head to Velocity at Marriott Abu Dhabi Downtown in your most fabulous green outfit to score a complimentary house beverage on Tuesday, March 17. Enjoy Irish brews over the weekend as in-house band Mizmo play all your favorite Irish tunes to get you in the festive spirit. There'll also be a cool happy hour until 12am. So gather the squad and have fun all night long.

Location: Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi | Contact info: 02-304 7777

Belgian Café

How does a whole week of Irish celebrations sound? Beginning on the 11th of March until the 21st of March, make your way over to Belgian Café at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi to enjoy scrumptious Irish delicacies such as braised beef & veal bacon or Dublin coddle. Choose any of of your favorites from their special ‘Irish Week’ menu. Psst..don’t miss their Irish coffee cake.

Location: Belgian Café, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-666 6888


Cooper’s at Park Rotana has organized four days of fun St. Paddy’s celebrations. Head to the award-winning pub in your fav green outfit from the 17th of March to the 21st of March, for a fun celebration including everything from special offers to irresistible Irish treats. Gear up for a St. Patrick’s brunch on Friday, the 20th of March to enjoy your traditional pub grub with a special 7-hour package for AED 250.

Location: Cooper’s, Park Rotana – Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-657 3333


This popular bar is throwing the ultimate St. Paddy’s celebration on the 13th, 14th and 17th of March. Located in Al Raha Beach Hotel, you can head to the Irish hotspot for Paddy's Day Brunch on Friday, 13th of March. Indulge in a selection of classic Irish dishes from 1pm until 6pm while grooving to loads of traditional tunes all day long. Can't make it on Friday? Pop in for the Rollover Brunch on Saturday, March 14 from 3-8pm. Enjoy five hours of free-flowing drinks and delicious food for AED 199. The party doesn’t stop there with the festivities carrying on in McGettigan’s long after on Tuesday, March 17. Sounds like the perfect start to the St. Patrick’s weekend.

Location: McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort | Contact info: 02-652 4333

PJ O'Reilly's

There’s an Irish-themed brunch happening at P.J. O’Reilly’s on the 20th of March from 1pm until 4pm with something for the whole family. Enjoy traditional Irish delicacies while grooving to your favorite Irish tunes. Hosted by Radio 1’s Sonya Mac, there’ll be plenty of games and activities for the little ones too. What’s more, you can also look forward to a special performance by Sweet Chilli Jam. What's more, if you buy your tickets now, you could win an all-inclusive trip for two to Ireland. Yay!

Location: P.J. O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-695 0515

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Article published: 10th March, 2020
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