St. Patrick’s Day has been observed for centuries as a religious holiday by the people of Ireland and celebrated annually by all cultures on March 17. Here’s our suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the UAE
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis, The Palm
In celebration of the occasion, Seafire Steakhouse & Bar has been dryageing grass-fed tomahawk steaks with a fermented grain distillate for 30 days. The Irish beef – all 1.2kgs of it – will be served sharing style for two people, with traditional sides of colcannon and creamed kale.
March 17 from 6-11pm. AED850 for two (inclusive of sharing-style menu, including a 1.2kg tomahawk steak). Visit the website.
Goose Island, FIVE Jumeirah Village
Goose Island is celebrating its very first St. Patrick’s Day and you can look forward to lots of sports and entertainment, accompanied by an unmissable happy hour between 4-9pm and scrumptious bites when the hunger pangs strike. Diners are encouraged to walk in wearing their best green outfits for a chance to win fabulous prizes.
Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The laidback gastropub has planned a three-day celebration, featuring an exciting Scavenger hunt. Sip on adult beverages with the daily ‘Anchor Hour’ from 3–6pm, paired with a limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day menu offering dishes such as Beef stew, Banjo breakfast bap and St. Paddy’s Day cheesecake. In addition, those who wear green, will receive a complimentary infused-jelly shot.
March 17 to 19. Anchor Hour from 3–6pm and special Irish menu. Visit Instagram.
The Dubliners, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Visit The Dubliner’s for their special St. Paddy’s Night Roast Brunch brimming with delightful Irish flavours and live music. Not only that, if you wear green, you will receive a cool 35 per cent off your total bill.
March 17 from 7-11pm. AED250 per person (inclusive of food and four Irish hops) and AED399 per person (inclusive of food and selected beverages). Call +9714 702 2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Celebrate the day at The Croft with good cheer, Irish stew, Irish hops and green-coloured bites. Enjoy Happy Hour prices throughout the day; and then challenge your pals to an Irish-themed Quiz Night hosted by Ciaran Fox from 7pm onwards.
March 17 from 4-11pm. Visit Instagram.
The Duck Hook
Celebrate the day amidst the lush greenery of the Dubai Hills golf course, tucking into a special Paddy’s Day menu including Smoked salmon with soda bread, Beef stew, Cheesecake and an Irish apple tart. Upbeat tunes from Sean Gavin and Noel Gallagher and a special Happy Hour offer on Irish beverages and concoctions complete the experience.
March 17 from 11:30 onwards. Special Irish menu. Visit Instagram.
Head to Black Tap at Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates or Rixos JBR and enjoy an exclusive Burger and CrazyShake to celebrate the day. The Reuben Burger features prime angus beef, corned beef, sauerkraut, sliced pickles, Swiss cheese and a special sauce; and the St Paddy’s Shake is a vanilla shake with mini marshmallows and green icing “shamrocks”, topped with a rice crispy bar, rainbow sour belt rope, gold chocolate coins, whipped cream and cereals
March 16 to 19. The Reuben Burger at AED70 and St Paddy’s Shake at AED62 onwards. Visit Instagram.
49er’s Steakhouse and Club, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
The American Sports Bar invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with classic Irish sips and traditional dishes, alongside a line-up of live entertainment. Look forward to dishes such as Traditional Irish stew, Colcannon potato skins, Battered cod fish and chips.