Team shortlist30 Sep 2018 AT 09:40 AM

Oktoberfest in Dubai

Grab your glasses, because Oktoberfest oompah’s its way to Dubai once more
Team shortlist30 Sep 2018 AT 09:40 AM
Oktoberfest in Dubai

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone dressed in lederhosen waltzing about Munich... well, until October comes around, that is. Oktoberfest, which originated in the great German city, is a party that’s now celebrated globally.

It’s like St Patrick’s Day, but with more oompah bands and thigh-slapping dance moves. It’s become a huge event in Dubai in recent years, and this year promises to be bigger than ever with more venues getting in the spirit.

Volkfest Beer Festival 
Saffron at Atlantic, The Palm 

Saffron is getting in on the Oktoberfest celebrations with a themed brunch this Friday. The world's largest beer festival will be celebrated in conjunction with their brunch with DJ's, dancers, accordion players and hostesses in Bavarian costumes. 
When: October 5 
Contact: +971 4 426 0800

Places to celebrate
Grand Hyatt
Setting up camp in a giant tent, here’s one joint keeping to the centuries old tradition. Sing and dance to the cheery ‘Die Kirchdorfer’ band and plough your way through pretzels-a-plenty. No tickets are needed, just turn up.
When: October 10-27
Contact: +9714 317 1234, website

Garden on 8
This venue is hosting its very first Oktoberfest celebration this year, and is pulling out all the stops. So  authentic is the event, it’s been officially sanctioned by the German Consul Andreas Wegner at the
grand opening.
When: Until October 13
Contact: +9714 427 1062, website

Emirate Golf Club
There’s a themed-brunch to be had at the golf course. From AED220, dirndl-donned diners and co can enjoy a Bavarian feast while listening to an upbeat band. The à la carte menu is available until 1am.
When: October 11-13
Contact: +9714 417 9999, website

The Tap House
Join in the fun at the beachfront restaurant and tuck into a special limited edition menu from just AED79. Unlimited themed food and added drink offers make this ace.
When: Until October 7
Contact: +9714 514 3778, website

Sports City
Want to get social over a portion of schnitzel and sauerkraut? With happy hour drink offers, food stations and live entertainment, it’s a one-stop destination for all things Munich-inspired, all for just AED35. Come dressed up and entry is free.
When: October 4-5
Contact: +9714 425 1111, website

And here’s one especially for the hop lovers out there. Enjoy half price beverages and free entry to help you get into the festival spirit as you sip away in the lounge and terrace.
When: Until October 7
Contact: +9714 377 2000, website