Hopfest returns to the Irish Village later this month

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The popular summer sampling festival is now in its 14th year…

The Irish Village has announced the return of Hopfest, its mega-popular summer festival centred around bringing a wide range of the best hops from around the world to Dubai for a weekend of fun-filled sampling.

Now in its 14th year, the three-day event will take place from Thursday, July 26 through to Saturday, July 28 in a massive air-conditioned tent adjacent to the popular Garhoud pub.

More than 100 different brands of hops will be on offer, many flown in especially for the event, giving punters the chance to sample their favourites as well as discover a few new ones.

The soundtrack to your sampling will be provided by three of Dubai’s most popular live bands; The Maplejacks, Roadie and Fixer, with DJ Marky Mark spinning tunes well into the early hours.

One of the busiest events on Dubai’s summer calendar, you’ll want to make sure you get there early to claim a good spot.

Hop Fest, The Irish Village, Garhoud, Thu July 26 6pm to 12am, Fri July 27 to Sat July 28 12pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 282 4750. theirishvillage.com

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