McGettigan's JBR confirms status as non-smoking venue
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah made the decision to set a healthy and community-friendly trend by making it the first non-smoking sports bar in JBR
McGettigan's JBR at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has confirmed its status as a non-smoking venue.
Ahead of its opening in October, the hotel’s senior management made the decision to set a healthy and community-friendly trend by making it the first non-smoking sports bar in JBR.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah cluster general manager Andreas Searty said: “Ahead of opening we knew that we wanted it to be a community-friendly bar and restaurant. Dubai as a whole is becoming a healthier place to live but there is a lack of non-smoking options across bars and restaurants in the JBR community.
“We felt that the reception from our patrons would be positive but the reaction has been overwhelming. The venue has been busy every night since we opened and we’ve received dozens of messages thanking us for making it non-smoking.”
Patrons who wish to smoke have the option of stepping outside either of the bar’s two entrances should they need to light up.
McGettigan’s JBR manager Marion Sheridan thinks it’s a great decision for an international Irish bar to make, saying: “There’s been a smoking ban in Ireland since 2004, so making McGettigan’s JBR smoke-free was a logical decision. Along with our traditional menus and special Guinness pipes, we’re proud to be a true Irish bar and offer a smoke-free sports bar option to JBR and Dubai Marina residents.”