Dennis McGettigan, CEO, Bonnington Hotel and McGettigan’s Irish Bars
Time Out Dubai staff
We challenge you to find a soul in the city – or even the country – who hasn’t heard of McGettigan’s. The first branch opened in 2010 in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, though the company’s history stretches back to Dublin in the ’60s, where the very first McGettigan’s pub was founded. The brand has become one of the most famed and enduringly popular in the city, so much so that it has continued to expand to Singapore and New York. Dennis McGettigan’s vision as CEO of the group is to grow further still and open branches in London, Jakarta, Bahrain, Qatar and beyond. It’s a true Dubai institution, but McGettigan doesn’t rely on reputation alone. He continues to keep things fresh, launching events such as the Paddy’s Day Party at Media City, and jumping at opportunities to grab a slice of busy city spots such as Madinat Jumeirah. We couldn’t imagine Dubai without McGettigan’s. And neither do we want to.