The Irish Village
Area: Garhoud, Dubai
A regular institution among bars in Dubai, The Irish Village is much loved, and it’s easy to see why. The wooden benches, cobbled stones, park-like area and on-site duck pond make for a relaxing setting, for the after-work crowd, families and regular drinkers alike. Highlights are the fine ales and the tasty Guinness-battered fish ‘n’ chips. And all at a reasonable cost.
The Irish Village hosts a good line-up of entertainment, with both in-house and visiting live bands. Recent artists include The Dubliners, Bob Geldof, the Pogues and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. There’s also Hopfest, an annual beer festival in August, and big screens to watch major sporting fixtures.