Irish bar McGettigan’s will open its sixth UAE outlet in Dubai at Souk Madinat Jumeirah this summer.
The bar will open in partnership with Utopia, Viva Entertainment at the site currently occupied by Frioul restaurant (formerly Jambase).
Situated underneath Pacha Nightclub, the site has a waterfront terrace with views of Burj Al Arab.
McGettigan’s will offer its signature live music, sports coverage and pub food.
Dennis McGettigan, CEO of McGettigan’s Group said: “I could not be more delighted to be making this announcement, Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most prestigious and visited locations in Dubai and opening a McGettigan’s at this site is an extremely proud moment for us as a group.
“We feel we can bring a different style of dining and nightlife experience to the Madinat which will perfectly complement the existing offering of top quality bars and restaurants already available and further enhance the experience of Madinat visitors.”
Umesh Amarnani, CEO of Utopia, Viva Entertainment Hospitality Division added: “We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership with the McGettigan’s family, and are excited to bring this world class Irish pub concept to Madinat Jumeirah.
“There is a growing demand for casual F&B options in Dubai and Madinat has an ideal mix of both local and tourist markets making it an ideal setting for a signature McGettigan’s here in Dubai.”
Frioul restaurant will close its doors to the public on 13 May, 2016, and the space will reopen as McGettigan’s during the summer months.
There are currently five McGettigan’s bars in operation across the UAE at Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai Airport, Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah Tennis Club.
The first McGettigan’s Pub was opened in Ireland in the 1960s on Queen Street in Dublin by company founder, Jim McGettigan.
In late 2010, the award-winning bar entered the United Arab Emirates, opening its first international branch in Dubai at the Bonnington Hotel, JLT before returning back home.