What's On 16th March - 22nd March

How is your week going?   Thursday and the weekend is here! Yay!  It is a big weekend coming up!  And it is going to be green!  The colour green!  Happy St Patrick's Day weekend and Dubai doesn't disappoint with the ways in which you can celebrate the Irish holiday.  There's green burgers, green drinks, toe tapping music and generally a big party!  Today we are focusing on ideas party on how to party like a green rockstar!   We can't ignore Design Days Dubai, but in reality we are focused on everything St Patrick events and promotions around Dubai. Don't miss it!  Why not read our choice to help you get even more out of what you do around Dubai!


Dubai Events

Design Days Dubai - 14 March - 17 March 2017

Design Days Dubai is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects, presenting design from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world. Even the Sheikh attended yesterday.  The fair also includes commercial programme of education, workshops, installations and live performances. Design Days Dubai is held in partnership with Dubai Culture and Dubai Design District (d3).  Call 04 433 3000 if you want to get more information or tickets for any of the events.


St Patrick’s Day Festival at Dubai Media City

St. Patrick’s Day is a huge event around the world, and Dubai rarely holds back on embracing the Irish tradition. This year, with the festival falling on a Friday for the first time in years, March 17 will see McGettigan’s go all out with a huge party at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.  An entire day of live music and craic awaits at the popular Irish pub chain’s Paddy’s Day Party. It promises a carnival atmosphere and a huge line-up of artists from the Emerald Isle, plus brunch deals, traditional Irish dancing and entertainment for all ages.  McGettigan’s favourites The Coronas return to emirate to headline the event, joined by nine-piece Dublin soul band The Stars from The Commitments, alternative rock band Walking on Cars, singer-songwriter Gavin James, singer-songwriter Craig Gallagher and more, supported by a raft of local musicians including Mike Ross.


St Patricks Day - CitiSpi Promotions

Around the world, the 17th March brings about all things green!  And at the Urban Bar and Kitchen at the Movenpick this is no different.  Want to have emerald green pints followed by a very green wagyu burger?  Then this is the place.  The JLT eatery is giving its menu a clover-coloured twist, serving up emerald pints for AED25 and wagyu burgers for AED85.  If you want the combo, it is AED95.  Available from noon on 17th - call 04 4380000 to book.


The Dubliners

The Emerald City brunch takes place every week at the popular Le Meridien Dubai venue and this week it has a St Patrick's Day twist. The St Patrick's Day Brunch features delicious grub, endless drinks, and toe-tapping entertainment. Packages available from AED99 for all-you-can-eat and two house beverages, AED179 for all-you-can-eat with five house beverages and AED79 for kids 12 and under.  It all kicks off at 12noon so call 04 702 2455 to book!


The Irish Village

The list of places to go in Dubai wouldn't be complete for St Patrick's Day without The Irish Village!  Did you know that there are 2 of them now?  One at Garhoud and the second now open at Riverland Dubai! They know how to celebrate St Patrick's Day and it a 3 day celebration starting today!  Why spend just one day celebrating when you can spend three?   You can enjoy free entry all weekend, with live music from the Ruaile, MapleJacks and DJ MarkyMark, as well as some more traditional Irish tunes and dancers. Saturday is the family day, with a petting zoo, face painting and bouncy castle.  Pure Irish craic and a reminder of home!  Call 04 239 5000 for more information!


McGettigans all around Dubai

Another Dubai great!  And not only are they hosted the big party at Dubai Media City but every McGettigans is getting ready to party too. It is starting very early!  Start the day with a breakfast roll and pint from 10am for AED50, or what about St Patrick's Day brunch, with four hours of free-flowing food and drinks — as well as music from AED295. The party is at JLT, the Souk Madinat and World Trade Centre!  Make sure you go to one!  Call 04 378 0800 for more information!


Is that enough options for your St Patrick's Day and weekend?  We are excited about it and there are so many more other things to do.  Plus next week it is Mother's Day in the UAE and in the UK so you better get your present sorted.    More Mother's Day ideas to come next week. We hope you have a fantastic time whatever you do!  Remember socialising around Dubai doesn't have to break the bank!   Wishing you a Happy St Patricks Day and May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you, wherever you go. Enjoy!


The CitiSpi team