Forget cash, today you'll be able to pay for a drink with cucumbers
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
El Sur, Westin Mina Seyahi
folly by Nick & Scott, Madinat Jumeirah
Fume, Pier 7 Marina
Geales, Le Royal Meridien
Ginter, Intercontinental Marina
GQ, JW Marriott Marquis
Hendricks, Four Seasons Jumeirah
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
Images: DXB Cucumber Day