The Irish Village Oktoberfest 2018






Thursday, 25th of October will see The Irish Village turn 22 years old.

Since its opening in October 1996, The Irish Village has always been looked upon as a small piece of Ireland in the heart of Dubai.  Designed in the form of a typical Irish village street, its authenticity comes from the use of Irish materials, such as Liscannor stone, and craftsmanship used in its construction, all of which have been imported from the Emerald Isle.

To help celebrate the 22nd Birthday, Toploader will be flown in for a FREE CONCERT along with their iconic “Dancing in the moonlight” the band be playing their style of “Alternative Rock”

The Maplejacks and DJ Marky Mark will also keep you “dancing in the moonlight” till the early hours of the morning.

There will also be selected beverages for 22dhs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm.


Event information:

Thursday, 25th October

Free entry

Selected Beverages AED 22 from 7pm -9pm

Show at 9:30PM



For more information:

Call +971 4 239 5000

Halloween Night at The Irish Village 2018

Trick or Treat, what will it be?

Beware of the Creepy Crawlies as they will come out on Wednesday, 31st October, 6pm-1am, kids until 9.30pm!

The Irish Village is hosting a FREE party that the entire family can attend.

Expect a day filled with:
– Halloween themed games
– LIVE entertainment – by DJ Marky Mark
– Costume competitions – with prizes for adults & kids!

Dust of those costumes and come participate for a chance to WIN F&B Vouchers for The Irish Village:
– 2 Kids best costume- AED 500 & 2 runner-up kids- AED 250.
– Adults best costume – AED 1000 & runner-up- AED 500.

Caribou + Rhye Live in Dubai at The Irish Village


Canadian electronic band CARIBOU are announced today to play their first ever show in the UAE next month when they play at The Irish Village on Thursday 8 November. The Grammy-nominated four-piece will be joined on the night by RHYE, who will also be making their first stop in UAE.
Caribou are one of the most iconic names on the contemporary electronic circuit. They have spent the last four years touring the world with their energetic and immersive live show – playing all the top festivals across Europe and America from Primavera, Latitude, Pitchfork Paris, Field Day to Coachella. They’ve sold out their own headline stages worldwide from London to Australia including the Sydney Opera House. With a killer catalogue of tunes like Can’t Do Without You, Odessa, Silver, Our Love, Melody Day and Sun, Caribou’s first ever LIVE performance in the UAE is not to be missed.

Based around the spellbinding falsetto vocals of Mike Milosh, six piece Rhye are set to take to the stage for the first time in the UAE. Since the release of their latest album’ ‘Blood’ earlier this year, they have been playing sold out shows everywhere this from Bangkok to London where they were handpicked by The xx to play on their festival bill.


Caribou’s 2007 album Andorra won the 2008 Polaris Music Prize, 2010’s album Swim was on the 2010 Polaris Music Prize shortlist, in June 2013, Snaith’s studio album, Jiaolong, released under the moniker Daphni, was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. Caribou’s 2014 album Our Love received the IMPALA Album of the Year Award and Caribou was awarded Essential Mix of the Year in 2014 by Mixmag for his “Essential Mix”. In 2015, Up In Flames was selected by fans to be one of the ten albums reissued by The Leaf Label as part of the label’s 20th anniversary celebrations.


Rhye’s singles ‘The Fall’ and ‘Open’ became viral global hits in 2012 racking up over 44 million and 16 million hits on youtube respectively. Rhye then took the world by storm with the release of their debut album ‘Woman’ in 2013 and are continuing to collect critical acclaim and fans with their new album ‘Blood’. Their uniquely atmospheric and balearic sound evokes comparisons to acts such as Massive Attack and Bonobo whom they collaborated with on massive global single ‘Break Apart’ in 2017.

Zenith Festival presents Caribou (LIVE) plus very special guests Rhye at The Irish Village on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Brian McFadden Live at Irish Village

HOPFEST 2018 at The Irish Village In its 14th consecutive year and still going strong!


One of the best weekends on the summer agenda is Hopfest at The Irish Village.   Held for the 14th time this July, Hopfest brings to you like no other place, a selection of beverages that will make you want to sample till you’re ample!


This year’s event is a 3-day party where you can enjoy some of the best hops from around the world.


As in previous years, The Irish Village has teamed up with African & Eastern to fly in the best, the most popular and the less known hops from all the continents, to turn the weekend into a discovery and fun party.

This year’s festival once again offers over 100 brands from around the world: you will be able to indulge in your favourites or be more curious to try the rare varieties.


From Ireland (a must!) to Belgium (another must!) to Germany, England, Italy and all they way to Asia and down to the other half of the world, with the best from Australia, we have it all.

Hopfest 2018 will be held inside a gigantic marquee with air-conditioning, of course and live music throughout.  What you will be able to find on the programme is all-day entertainment with 3 fantastic live bands: one of Dubai’s favourites, The Maplejacks, the lively Roadie and adding the rocky edge Fixer, plus spinning the tunes into the night DJ Marky Mark.  The ambience promises to be fun filled summer vibes with the perfect partners hops and live music!


Hot Hot Summer.

Sizzling Hopfest.


So mark your calendar, Thursday 26th from 6PM to 12:00AM, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 am, all day long!


Pub food will be available all day long.


And as the saying goes sample till you’re ample!


Venue – The Irish Village, Al Garhoud

Date – 26th, 27th and 28th July 2018

Contact – 04239 5000 or

James Live in Dubai 2018