Dubai Is The (Second) Best Place In The World To Celebrate Paddy's Day: Here's Where You Need To Hit

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Roll up lovers of all things Irish, the celebration of St. Patrick is nearly upon us and as far as mighty craic goes, there are plenty of places to find it.

Paddy's weekend itself kicks off on Thursday, March 14, and from free gigs by Irish rock bands to six nations madness and more, across McGettigan's JLT, DWTC, Souk Madinat and JBR, your schedule for the biggest weekend session OF THE YEAR is wrapped up.

If you can't be in Ireland for Paddy's Day... Dubai is the next best thing.

Here's how to party like a Paddy on Paddy's Day in Dubai

Start your weekend with a FREE Hermitage Green gig in McGettigan's JLT

McGettigan's go ALL OUT every year, but this year it's on another level with a shamrock shakin' style weekend partayyyy that'll last all weekend long.

Arrive early. Fans of this acoustic folk rock Irish band will be hammering down the door to get a good spot at this gig. Not only is it free in, but it kicks off on Thursday which means you can start your weekend as you mean to go on; at McGettigan's with a pint in your hand making the very most of the extended happy hour which is available 'til 9pm.

When? March 14

Where? The Baggot, from 10pm

The Ultimate Paddy’s Day Concert Dubai is SOLD OUT (but you can join the after party)

Nothing says 'UNREAL reputation' than a concert that's sold out two-weeks in advance.

The sadness you're feeling right now because you missed out on tickets need not last long, 'cos the after party kicks off at McGettigan's JLT from 11pm. In previous years, McGettigan's JLT has been the spot bands hit for an after party, (*cough Razorlight, *cough Ed Sheeran) so we're keeping our eyes out for The Coronas & Gavin James who COULD head to JLT after.

It might be the red hair but the Irish think of Ed Sheeran as one of our own

Six Nations on the 16th

Though Ireland's chances of taking the trophy have slimmed to none, Irish supporters are still best in the world for a reason; expect a full-house across all McGettigan's locations on Six Nations Saturday.

Sore head from Friday? Your full Irish will never look better... Stock up on the SOS breakfast deal from 11am to 3pm AND get special offers until 8pm.

Italy Vs France: 4.30pm

Wales Vs Ireland: 6.45pm

England Vs Scotland: 9pm

The ultimate shoutout to St Paddy: Drinks for AED17 on March 17

You haven't lived until you've had a bap at Mcgettigan's and on Paddy's Day you can get a breakfast bap with two drinks for just AED100 from 12am-4pm.

People say the Irish are a friendly bunch, and nothing's more friendly than discounted drinks on the big day.

Expect Irish dancers galore for a truly Irish celebration on the day itself.

To shout out to St Paddy, and to make sure you can afford to celebrate all-day-longgggg, McGettigan's are doing drinks for AED17 from 12pm-4pm across ALL bars. BOOM.

Paddy's Day SESSIONS await

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.