The Irish Village – Riverland

The Irish Village has been around for more than 20 years, building a stellar reputation as a fan favorite. It is essentially a Dubai Classic, regardless if you’re a tourist or resident. Recently, The Irish Village opened a new branch for the first time and they have out-done themselves.

Located in the heart of Riverland Dubai, at the Peninsula, with a 19th-Century architectural theme, the restaurant and bar take home a spacious two-floored building.

The view right by the lake is accompanied by a terrace and rightly so, with a view like that it would make your trip to Dubai Parks & Resorts that much better.

Opening a new location and maintaining the same Irish feel, experience, and smiles all around is really tough to do, but The Irish Village have managed to do it.

With the traditional foods still available, such as the Irish stew and classic full English fry up The Irish Village satisfies your cravings.

On top of that, it retains its status as one of the finest places to grab a drink with your group or lay back and relax while watching your favorite sport match.

Timeout Dubai makes a claim that The Irish Village in Riverland Dubai is “one of Riverland’s strongest sells”. If you’re heading to Riverland, the trip isn’t complete until you’ve visited the Irish Village.

Why Football and Beer are a Match Made in Heaven.

Where there is football, there is beer – lots of it!

The ideology behind consuming drinks while watching sports is an old fan tradition – one that persists even today. In fact, nearly 54% of adults between the ages 21 and 35 like to enjoy beverages, like beer, while watching a match.

So where did it all begin? The tradition sprouts from a social practice, where individuals would come together and bond over shared interest, whilst drinking beer.

Ever wondered why? Well football is a sport that rose up from the working classes. They didn’t play rugby, tennis or golf, it was just football. No matter which city in the world, it was the working-class men who played the game – the same men who used to hang out at pubs and drink beer.

This link between football and beer quickly became a dream for beer companies, leading to advertisement wars. Heineken sponsors the Champions League, Carlsberg the last Euros, Carling the English Premier League, while Budweiser sponsors the FA Cup, and the last FIFA World Cup. On top of that, a huge number of teams are sponsored by beer companies too.

During any big football game, there is a huge hike in the amount of beer sold. So imagine how many beers will be guzzled this summer for the World Cup in Russia.

Beer gives the buzz, and the game seals the deal. Win, lose or draw, football and beer will always go hand-in-hand. So, what are you waiting for? Grab that ice-cold beer and enjoy the match here at the Irish Village Dubai – your home for football this summer! Cheers!

World Cup at the Irish Village

Here we go again with the planet’s LARGEST and most viewed event!

World Cup season is a time of joy, filled with excitement, fear, patience and energy and all felt simultaneously. It is a peak of all the  desire people hold for the renowned sport. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil boasted a total of 3.2 billion viewers. t is one of the most watched tournament to be recorded in history! Watching the World Cup is an emotional experience! Once again, we gather for the 2018 World Cup which is guaranteed to be the same and usually bigger.

Everyone who watches the World Cup, regardless of the level or competition share very similar emotions while watching the sport. Given that, the World Cup certainly holds a special place in the heart of Irish Village! To make the World Cup season even more special this year, we are setting up an exceptional tent, to help bring the experience and spirit of football to life! This summer, come to Irish Village Dubai and celebrate your favorite team in a place where no one is a stranger, just another fan enjoying every exhilarating moment of the game! Feel the energy of this major season at the Irish Village Dubai, make it your home for football this summer!

The Parlotones Live at The Irish Village 2018

The Irish Village presents The Parlotones Live in Dubai on Friday 23 November 2018.

When The Parlotones met in 1998 in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, little did they know that they would go on to write one of the greatest Rock ‘n Roll stories South Africa had ever seen.

The Parlotones are Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson.

Formed in 1998, they have achieved massive success in their home country of South Africa, as well as success in various international markets.

The Parlotones are known for their hard work, humble attitude, and passionate dedication and commitment to their music.

Their career, to date, has spanned over 20 years and includes achieving multi-platinum selling status and accumulating numerous awards.

3-Day Rugby 7’s Party



Touch down at The Irish Village!

Pop in early and have a full Irish breakfast to set you up for a full day of revelry and take the bus from outside the main gate.


When the rugby is over, bus it back to the biggest party venue in town for the Sevens weekend, to hear banging hits from live band The Maple Jacks.

When they are not playing, DJ Marky Mark will be on hand with a DJ bag full of classic tunes to have you dancing all night long.


Every year The Village runs a free shuttle bus to and from the Sevens Stadium every 20 minutes from midday until midnight.

The Irish Village – making the most of the Dubai Rugby Sevens for everyone since 1996.

New Years Eve Party 2018 at The Irish Village