The Irish Village
Ever-popular Irish pub next to the tennis stadium 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)
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Like all ‘pubs’ in Dubai, The Irish Village is not so much a public house as a hotel bar in drag – nevertheless, its cobbled interior and surly staff adequately convey the gloom of an Irish winter, even in the Dubai sun.
There’s a wide selection of pub grub at standard prices and, although the quality is as flatly average is it’s possible to get, your meal is likely to come out at lightning speed, even if the place is packed.
And it is generally busy – as much as The Irish Village doesn’t impress as an eatery, it is incredibly popular as a bar. This is particularly notable in winter, when the massive outdoor area is packed out every day with cheerful revellers.
And while the staff may leave something to be desired – you’ll generally find one chipper waiter for every three glowering ogres – the atmosphere generated by the other patrons is more than enough to make up for it.
It’s worth checking its website for news, because The Irish Village often plays host to quality bands. There’s also a gift shop, should you feel that your time in Dubai would not be complete without a giant Guinness hat or fuzzy shamrock.By Time Out Dubai staff
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- Previous reviews
- 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
- 26 March,2008- reviewed by Jeremy Lawrence
- 12 March,2007- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
- 30 April,2006- reviewed by Time Out Dubai
- 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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