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….


How does a whole week of Irish celebrations sound? Beginning on the 11th 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. For only AED 65, 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 three days of fun St. Paddy’s celebrations. Head to the award-winning pub in your fav green outfit on the 13th of March for a Shamrock Party that’ll have everything from live entertainment to irresistible Irish treats. This will be followed by an after-party on the 14th of March with a DJ playing party anthems all night long. Gear up for a St. Patrick’s brunch on Friday, the 15th of March to enjoy your traditional pub grub from 12pm to 4pm.
Location: Cooper’s, Park Rotana – Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-657 3333


Ah, what could be better than a karaoke night with your mates?! The lovely Bavarian bar and restaurant, Das Brauhaus is offering you a St. Patrick’s celebrations filled with scrumptious food, delicious drinks and lots and lots of singing. They’ll also have a Happy Hour offer where you can buy one drink and get another one absolutely free until 11pm. Ladies will be in for a special treat with drinks on the house as part of the festivities. If you work up an appetite, their food menu has everything from sausages to stews on it. Sounds like our kind of place!
Location: Das Brauhaus, Al Ain Palace Hotel | Contact info: 02-678 0522


Gear up for a three-day St. Patrick’s celebrations at Heroes. An old favorite of ours, the sports bar has organized a weekend party that’ll have everything from live music courtesy of The International Playboys along with three whole hours of FREE drinks for AED 149. Enjoy your favorite Irish beverages for only AED 25 while catching up with friends for a night that’ll have you singing along to some great festive tunes. This no-nonsense bar also offers some great pub grub that you should check out while you’re there.
Location: Heroes, Al Markaziya  | Contact info: 02-616 6132


This popular bar is throwing the ultimate St. Paddy’s Party on the beach on Thursday, the 14th of March. Located in Al Raha Beach Hotel, you can head towards the beach at 6pm for a fun music festival featuring talented musicians Gavin James and The Coronas. That’s not all though, you can also snag a free house beverage if you have a ticket to the event. The party doesn’t stop there with the festivities carrying on in McGettigan’s long after. Sounds like the perfect start to the St. Patrick’s weekend.
Location: McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort | Contact info: 02-652 4333


There’s a pool picnic brunch happening at P.J. O’Reilly’s on the 15th 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 dance performance by the Bailey Murray Academy of Irish dance. There’s also a Stay & Brunch room offer available that should be great for those who don’t want to drive.
Location: P.J. O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-695 0515


Fancy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for a whole week? Head to The Village at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi to indulge in a delicious Irish platter from the 15th of March to the 17th of March. You can also enjoy Irish brews over the weekend with Once Duo playing all your favorite Irish tunes to get you in the festive spirit. You’ll also love their special St. Paddy’s Friday brunch where you can choose from both international and traditional Irish dishes. There’ll also be a lucky draw with winners announced on Sunday.
Location: The Village, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi  | Contact info: 02-644 6666

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