What’s On details where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dubai, including Dubai Sports City, Barasti, Irish Village, Hofbräuhaus, Al Hamra and Sheraton JBR.

You don’t need a plane ticket to Munich to join in the spirit of Oktoberfest. A whole host of venues around the city will be serving up würstl, knödel, käsespätzle and other unpronounceable delights to mark the annual German festival this month. Prost!

Dubai Sports City will host two nights of Bavarian-themed celebrations with entertainment from Munich band the 
Die Derbys.

October 9 and 10
Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 7pm to 3am, Dhs30. Tel: (04) 4251111. Taxi: Dubai Sports City. dubaisportscity.ae.

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The middle deck at Barasti will host live performances from German band Die Lauser every night from 6pm, and there’ll be ample hops, schnitzel, wurst and frites.

October 16 to 25
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina. Tel: (04) 3181313. Metro: Nakheel. barastibeach.com

This German restaurant is devoting the entire month of October to Bavarian-style celebrations. Drop in for authentic food, live music and German brews.

October 1 to 31
JW Marriott Hotel, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira, daily 6pm to 2am, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 6077977. Taxi: Hamarain Shopping Centre. marriottdiningatjw.ae

The ten-day celebrations at the hotel will include a traditional German band as well as authentic food and drinks.

October 8 to 18
JBR, Dubai, 7pm to midnight, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 3995533. Taxi: Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort. sheraton.com/jumeirahbeach

The Ras Al Khaimah resort is putting a beachside spin on the Bavarian festival. You’ll find a traditional a la carte menu, Oktoberfest beer and German-inspired cocktails, and a German DJ on the decks.

October 7 and 8
Al Hamra Residence and Village, Ras Al Khaimah, 2pm to midnight. Tel: (07) 2067222. Taxi: Al Hamra Residence. alhamraresorts.com



The Grand Hyatt is going all out for the festival for the eighth year running, with weisswurst, haxn, and apfelstrudel up for grabs in its Oktoberfest tent from 7pm every Wednesday to Saturday from now until October 25. It’s also hosting a Bavarian style brunch every Saturday for the rest of the month.

October 8 to 25

Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai Creek, Wed to Sat from 7pm. Tel: (04) 3172222. Taxi: Grand Hyatt Dubai. hyatt.com