The Irish Village
It has come to pass that any introduction to Dubai’s social circuit is incomplete without a night’s initiation at the immensely popular Irish Village 20 Reviews
New Years Eve
Party into the 2014 at The Irish Village where there will be spectacular array of food stations laden with festive specialities. Dance the night away with live music from the MapleJacks and party with DJ Marky Mark and watch the midnight fireworks to welcome the New Year! Tickets Dhs150 until 30th December and Dhs200 at the door, tickets include food only 31 December 2013
With a traditional festive buffet laden with Christmas specialities including a turkey carvery, and all the trimmings, live music and lots more! As the children have been so good this year Santa will be dropping by on his rounds to give out his gifts, plus a bouncy castle! With Dhs165 per person and children below 12 years Dhs90. A very merry Christmas Day lunch not to be missed Timings: noon-4pm 25 December 2013
All the windows of the advent calendars are open and the chocolates are eaten, it’s the night before Christmas to enjoy an evening out of festive ambience. With free entry and music from DJ Marky Mark have yourselves a very merry Christmas at The Irish Village 24 December 2013
The Irish Village’s barbecue
Choose from a range of meats – from chicken to steak – and get a free hop or short beverage with each order. Dhs50 (includes one drink) Timings: Noon-4pm (Friday, Saturday)
It has come to pass that any introduction to Dubai’s social circuit is incomplete without a night’s initiation at the immensely popular Irish Village. For a laid-back bevvy or three, quality live entertainment and top pub grub, nowhere hits closer to home than the IV. Set in its own atmospheric ‘village’ with authentic Irish shop fronts, an expansive courtyard and chirrupy Irish staff, the IV is an all-time favourite with residents and visitors alike who love paying homage to this local institution.
The food is hale and hearty pub fare with something for everyone. For starters, the cajun chicken salad tickles the tongue with its light orangey zest, though the chicken is perhaps a little too crispy. Moving on to the mains, the traditional fish and chips in Guinness batter is the winner, cooked to crunchy perfection and served with a generous dollop of mushy green peas. The tasty chicken, ham and mushroom pie fares just as well, the chunky filling thoughtfully presented in its own dish as not to make the crusty pie pastry soggy. Those not excited by wintry fare will melt for the Atlantic salmon, grilled to perfection so it falls off the fork, and served with a colourful array of grilled vegetables.
The steamy hot apple pie defies any anglophile not to feel positively nostalgic. Whether it’s for an after-work drink or a lively evening out, the IV comes up trumps yet again.
By Time Out Dubai
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- 15 April,2013- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 21 March,2012- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 11 August,2011- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
- 17 March,2009- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 26 March,2008- reviewed by Jeremy Lawrence
- 12 March,2007- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
- 01 December,2004- reviewed by Matthew Lee
- 01 May,2002- reviewed by Carolyn Robb
- 01 January,2002- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
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