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Irish Village
Century Village
Aviation Club

Cuisine: Bar Food

+971 4 282 4750
Hours : Sat - Wed: 11am - 1am
Thu - Fri: 11am - 2am

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Outdoor Seating
Live Entertainment
Sports Games Aired
Licensed (Alcohol Served)
Lounge/ Bar
Credit Cards Accepted
Open Late

Restaurant Description   
Historically Irish pubs are renowned throughout the world for their vibrant and friendly atmosphere, full of character and characters and above all, a place where you immediately feel at home.

The Irish Village in Dubai is no exception. The traditional wooden pub is steeped in its own character and has its own story to tell. Whether you decide to sit inside the traditional wooden pub or out on the terrace overlooking gardens and lake, let the traditional Irish music entertain you while sampling authentic meals served with a warm and friendly Irish smile - what better way of experiencing Ireland in Dubai!

How it all started?

In 1994 Dubai Tennis Championships were taking place at The Aviation Club for the second consecutive year in a temporarily-built stadium. At that time, spectators would not exceed the few hundreds. At the end of the final match after handing out the prize to the winner, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that the following year Dubai Tennis Championships would be played in a real stadium with a capacity of 5000 people.

So in 1995 the current tennis stadium was ready to host the 3rd Dubai Tennis Championships.

Acknowledging the great spaces created beneath the stadium terraces, Mr. Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of DDF, with the support of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, came up with the idea of building a permanent outlet that would cater to visitors on the different events held at the stadium.

The idea of The Irish Village was born.

The Village was designed using Irish craftsmanship and materials which were shipped to Dubai and reassembled on site, creating an authentic experience in the heart of the city. Even the paving stones came all the way from Liscannor in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. All props and décor items around The Village, from the telephone box down to the shop windows bric-a-brac, are genuine Irish pieces.

In the fall of 1996, The Irish Village opened its doors with a full complement of Irish staff; a tradition that has been kept to the current days!

With the ongoing success and the increasing demand, The Village terrace has been expanded over the years to satisfy Dubai patrons and can now accommodate up to 3500 people during special events and concerts.

Famous performers have played at The Village: Sir Bob Geldof, Finbar Fury, The Human League, The Pretenders and The Commitments, to name just a few.

Over the years, The Irish Village has celebrated its birthday with big parties and concerts featuring popular Irish bands. To commemorate the 10th anniversary in 2007, a life-size bronze sculpture of three traditional Irish musicians, depicting the rural charm of the Emerald Isle has been installed in the center of The Village terrace. The sculpture, entitled “The Session” was commissioned In Ireland and created by Irish artist Austin McQuinn. It was then shipped to Dubai and unveiled in the presence of An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern,
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1 Posted by Asher over a year ago  
Amazing ambience and crowd!
Went there on a weekend with a couple of friends and enjoyed every moment.
Ordered a few rounds of beers and the wings for starters. It was all perfect
For the main course i had the steak and it was definitely one of the best steaks ive had !
Ambience and service is top notch.
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2 Posted by Baklawas over a year ago  
Irish Village is the best place for a friendly outside gathering. It's so nice that you can immediatly feel an European atmosphere. The choice of beer is good and it's very enjoyable in the evening sitting outside and listening to some special music event.
However for the families with children it's forbidden after eight p.m.
The other thing is about the food. Whereas you have some nice choicce you rapidly feel that most of the food is frozen-defrozen. but if you are ok with it it's good.
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3 Posted by Meera over a year ago  
Has always been consistent with it's food, service and atmosphere! One of the most popular spots in Dubai since more than a decade. We love watching football matches at the Irish Village over some good food and drinks!
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4 Posted by altamimi over a year ago  
its my favorite place since i came to dubai, relaxing, comfortable after hard working day, food is very good
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5 Posted by stowie over a year ago  
By far one of the best places in dubai for a good time. Drinks, food, all good and the atmosphere is always great.
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