St Patrick's Day in Doha

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Expect to see the Irish folk, in a whole lot of green, out in force on March 17 in order to celebrate one of their favourite holidays – St Patrick’s Day. This is our top pick of where you can go in Doha to have fun like you’re right in the heart of Dublin’s fair city.

A long, long time ago back in the early seventeenth century, an official feast day in Ireland was called in honour of St Patrick. Fast forward hundreds of years later and now March 17 is recognised as a big celebration all over the world for the Irish (and lovers of the Irish) to mark the day with dancing, parades, parties and lots and lots of the colour green. No stone has been left unturned, no country left ignored, as many venues in Doha have jumped on board to commemorate the day with live music and plenty of festivities.

Champions
March 13-17
It’s not just a day for these folk but a whole week! St Patrick’s Week is being celebrated in Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant with live music by well known Irish band Shamrog, who have flown in all the way from Ireland to celebrate the week here. They are performing on the 13th, 14th and 17th when it’s QR60 to enter inclusive of one house beverage, while the 15th is also dedicated to watching Rugby Six Nations.
Head over any time from 8pm to 1am throughout the week.
West End – Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, West Bay (4419 6100).

The Grill
Friday, March 14
In honour of Ireland’s favourite day, contemporary European and all-day dining restaurant The Grill is putting on a themed Friday brunch with a menu that has been specially prepared by Park Hyatt Goa’s Irish Executive Chef Shane O’Neil. Pay QR280 for the soft drinks package or do like the Irish do with a special beverage brunch package for QR395.
Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (3000 7513).

Hilton Doha
Friday, March 14
The Hilton Doha is kicking off beach party season with a special St Patrick’s Day theme. They’re doing it in collaboration with the Gaelic Athletic Association so expect to enjoy some traditional live entertainment by three-piece Irish band ‘Folk That’, alongside a bunch of DJs that are playing throughout the day. Festivities kick off from 2pm until late and there are special prices on Irish drinks too. It’s free for ladies and GAA members to enter or QR100 for men with one welcome beverage. The festivities also extend to Zawaya bar.
Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3333).

Shehrazad
Friday, March 14
A whole night of traditional St Patrick’s entertainment awaits you in down-to-earth pub Shehrazad. Find live music, traditional Irish food and plenty of customary beverages on tap. Doors open from 5pm and it’s free entry for all.
Radisson Blu, Salwa Road (4428 1428).

Dunes

Monday, March 17
Pop on your green hat or bring out the Shamrock jewellery and head over to the popular Dunes Lounge to score a free welcome drink on the house. Expect to find a sea of green and a room full of enthusiastic party-goers.
Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7798 2394).

Habanos
Monday, March 17
No one expects to miss out on St Patrick’s Day and so Cuban bar Habanos is also getting involved in the festivities. They’re inviting you to raise a glass to the Irish with a bunch of hops on tap alongside special green mixed beverages from 5pm to 1am.
Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8504).

Admiral’s Club
Monday, March 17
Head to Admiral’s upper floor on St Paddy’s Day to enjoy the sounds of a live Irish band, who are tuning into your Irish sensibilities, as you partake in the wide selection of green hops and spirits that are on offer. The night runs from 8pm to 2am and it’s QR100 per person to get in, and that includes one selected house beverage.
Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8663).

Misturado
March 17-21
Another week full of Irish inspired festivities is being hosted at Brazilian Lounge, Misturado. Starting on the big day, Misturado are introducing a special Irish menu full of traditional delights alongside your favourite themed beverages. The promotion will be running until March 21 and celebrations start from 4pm on each evening so you can really stretch the festivities this year!
Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, Airport Road (4408 7777).

By Time Out Doha staff
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