It’s time to dig out your lederhosen and celebrate Bavarian-style…

You don’t need a plane ticket to Munich to join in the spirit of Oktoberfest. The new Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City will be serving up würstl, knödel, käsespätzle and other unpronounceable delights at its inaugural Oktoberfest M’City 2019 extravaganza this month.

Here are the highlights…

The tent

From October 23, and for 18 days, Oktoberfest fans and families can enjoy the best of Bavaria inside a cosy and traditional Munich-style Oktoberfest tent complete with authentic wooden Hofbraeuhaus tables and benches shipped in. Love football? Make this tent your new home with several screens broastcasting matches live.

The deals

Oktoberfest M’City hosts a series of exclusive deals and entertainment throughout the 18 days, including Munich Muscles Mondays, where lads can test their brawn in physical competitions against their mates, before enjoying special deals on 1-litre steins. Then there’s Damen Wiesn, a limited-time Tuesday ladies’ night from 5pm to 8pm where ladies get discounted drinks and prizes for the best dressed. Plus, there’ll be daily HB happy hours, and a unique Oktoberfest souk where guests can pick up their very own steins to take home.

The brunch

Of course, a Dubai Oktoberfest event must have a mega brunch and Oktoberfest M’City’s Big Bavarian Brunch every Friday shouldn’t disappoint. It features an array of Bavarian specialities, including bratwurst, roasted knuckle, freshly baked pretzels, German apple strudel and much more.

On Saturdays, it’s a more family-friendly afternoon with plenty of fun for the little ones, including a dedicated kids’ zone with cooking classes, hair-braiding, and other fun activities. Both brunches are priced at Dhs179 with soft drinks, Dhs375 with house drinks and Dhs429 with house drinks and beer.

The band

It wouldn’t be a proper Bavarian bash without an authentic Oktoberfest band, and thankfully Oktoberfest M’City delivers. Flying in direct from Munich is five-piece band Münchner Gaudiblosn who will perform every day throughout the festival. Expect everything from rock to traditional folk as the band recreates the atmosphere from their homeland.

For the full line-up of events happening at Oktoberfest M’City, check out

Plus, get a 50 per cent discount on Careem to the venue using the code Mcityfest.

Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, daily 5pm to 2am, October 23 to November 9, free entry. Tel: (054) 7931426. ofest@movenpick or @gpmovenpick

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