By Matt Fortune
The new Irish bar will open after the summer and be at Hilton JBR hotel in Dubai
McGettigan's is to open new licensed venue on JBR.
Already doing a thriving business in JLT and at Dubai World Trade Centre, as well as a venue at Terminal 1 in Dubai International, the Irish-themed venue will set up a fourth home in the Hilton hotel, right on the beach.
McGettigan's, which also has venues in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, also has plans to open pubs in Al Ain and Bahrain.
The Dubai outlets have won numerous Time Out awards for its atmosphere and the comedy and music guests it attracts.
Spin-off venue The Baggot in Jumeirah Lake Towers has welcomed some of the leading names of the stand-up circuit since opening last year, as well as famous faces like Harry Redknapp (for 'An Audience With') and singer-songwriter Paul Brady.
Specific details of the Hilton opening haven't been made available yet, but it's understood that the new bar will be on the site of Studio One, the street level sports bar at the hotel and is planned to be ready in time for the new season after the summer.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Jason Byrne will return to The Baggot in McGettigan's JLT on April 21 and 22. Tickets for the show, which fans will expect to be as good as last year's Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards shortlisted set, will cost AED120.