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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 23 February, 2020

This pub in Dubai was just named Best Irish Pub - here's what it's like inside

Just like being at home. If it was 40 degrees at home, that is.

LAST NIGHT, THE Irish Village, a pub in Dubai, was named Best Irish Pub at the Irish Pubs Global Awards, a ceremony honouring the best Irish pubs around the world.

The Irish Village faced stiff competition from pubs in such farflung places as Cologne, Annapolis, Savannah and Glasgow.

Let’s see what makes it so special, eh?

It has a pretty impressive outdoor area.

Complete with statues of lads playing the bodhrán and everything. Sure, it’s just like being back in the old country.

If you’re craving Irish bites and drinks, it’s got you sorted

Tayto and cider as we get burned to a crisp? Don’t mind if we do.

There are signs directing you back to Connemara, Dublin, Donegal and the Ring of Kerry.

Deathly important.


And an old school telefón box.

With a very newfangled phone inside it by the looks of things.

Shout out to Ballinasloe!

They even have ~deep sayings~ written in vaguely Celtic font

That’s us Irish for you. Full of wisdom.

And extremely Irish paintings.

Pale Irish men playing hurling and rugby. We can hear the familiar strains of Fields of Athenry in the distance…

Sure, don’t they do a bit of pub grub as well?

Sossies and spuds. 

Fish and chips.


Just like home.

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Amy O'Connor

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