The Irish Village This award-winning Irish institution wraps up four days of festivities with a day of live music. Expect traditional Irish tunes and dancing from international guests The Logues, plus local Irish band Roisin Dubh and party favourites the MapleJacks and DJ Marky. Free entry. 11.30am-late. Garhoud (04 282 4750).
McGettigan’s JLT The festivities will see a full traditional Irish music band fly in from Galway in the west of Ireland especially for the occasion. The band will perform alongside Dublin rock band, and McGettigan’s favourites, Picture House. Free entry. 8pm-3am. Bonnington Tower, JLT (04 356 0560). The Underground Pub It might be themed after the London Underground, but the Habtoor’s pub is going well and truly green for St Patrick’s. From noon watch out for an interesting assortment of Irish and green-coloured food and beverages, including a green burger and green hops, plus Irish hop-flavoured cakes and Irish stew. Free entry. Noon-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).
Reform Social and Grill It’s that time of the year when Ireland’s patron saint comes around to paint the town green. Reform Social & Grill is just one of the city’s venues getting in on the action, with special St Paddy’s Day tasters of distilled Irish short drinks. Free entry. Noon-late. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Fibber Magee’s This traditional pub is one of the most authentic Irish spots in town and promises an electric atmosphere on the big day, with live music from 5pm and legions of regulars who really don’t need an excuse. Free entry. 5pm-3am. Sheikh Zayed Road (behind Crowne Plaza) (04 332 2400).