Yes, you read that correctly…

Mark your calendars, people, May 17, 2017 has officially been dubbed DXB Cucumber Day.

What does that entail? Well, aside from being an excellent excuse to add a bit of extra greenery to your lunchtime salad, you will be able to walk in to over 35 bars and restaurants across Dubai, hand over a cucumber to a member of staff, and be presented with a juniper-based beverage.

Spearheaded by a British drinks brand, the one-day event is designed to help customers “recognise the true value of the cucumber by transforming the humble green fruit into exchangeable monetary units”.

Amongst the participating outlets, including Bridgewater Tavern, Copper Dog, Siddhartha, Rhodes W1, Geales, the Maine and Iris, there is a strict one cucumber-per-person-per-bar policy – although they’re not fussy about what species of the fruit you show up with. 

We do not recommend painting a carrot green and trying to pull a fast one, lest you be mocked and turned away at the door.

Visit the official DXB Cucumber day Facebook page for more details.

Here is a full list of bars and restaurants that will be accepting the long green fruit as legal tender come next Wednesday:

Belgian Beer Café, Madinat Jumeirah -Souk

Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis

Burger & lobster, DIFC

Cargo, Pier 7 Marina

Carpenters, Hyatt Regency

China Grill, Westin Mina Seyahi

Cocktail Kitchen, Armada JLT

Cook Hall, Westin Habtoor City

Copper Dog, Hilton Doubletree JBR

Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Drum Bar, Madinat Jumeirah  – Al Naseem

Dustys, DIFC

El Sur, Westin Mina Seyahi

folly by Nick & Scott, Madinat Jumeirah

Fume, Pier 7 Marina

Gaucho, DIFC

Geales, Le Royal Meridien

Ginter, Intercontinental Marina

GQ, JW Marriott Marquis

Gramercy, DIFC

Hendricks, Four Seasons Jumeirah

Iris, Oberoi

Jones the Grocer, Dusit Thani

Lima Dubai, City Walk

Le Bistro D’arts, Pier 7 Marina

Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel

Play, H Hotel

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes

Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House

Rose and Crown, W Hotel

Siddhartha Lounge, Grosvenor House

The Croft, Marriott Harbour Hotel Marina

The Hub, Sofitel JBR

The Maine, Hilton Doubletree JBR

Tribeca, Ocean View Hotel JBR

Vaults, JW Marriott Marquis

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