The Irish route

We celebrate the emerald isle with a night at Dubai’s best Irish bars

Party route

Irish bars and clubs are popular all over the world, especially on St Patrick's Day. There is something about the traditional drinks and party heritage that makes us want to join in.

Time Out’s expert party people have planned a route that takes in many of Dubai’s Irish party hotspots.

Fibber Magees: Start the proceedings at Dubai’s favourite backstreet boozer. A route beginning at Fibbers is likely to be something of an enlivening start but the atmosphere is second-to-none and will certainly put you in the right mood for the mission ahead.

Waxy O’Conner’s: If you’ve embraced a couple of hours at Fibbers then you’re on fine form for your next stop. Waxy’s has a well-deserved reputation as one of the city’s liveliest venues so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Dublin Arms: Next stop, the Dublin Arms, a much more sedate venue so the perfect place to catch your breath and grab a bite to eat before your next stop. This is a good time to pull up a seat, gather your thoughts, maybe do a few lunges, before you embark on the rest of the route.

Dubliners: Still far more chilled-out than Waxy’s, but lively enough to warm you up for your next stop, Dubliners has a pretty terrace to relax on so grab a few lungs of fresh air, season permitting, and build-up your strength before your final stop.

Irish Village: Famed throughout our fair Emirate as the home of all things Irish, including a large proportion of the staff, this is the only place to finish an Irish-themed evening. Live music (often U2 and The Pogues), a humungous beer garden, and a large-enough bar inside. What better way could you wish to finish your night?

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