All the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dubai
Eins, Zwei, Drei, G’suffa!
Can’t head to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest? We will keep you up to date on all the places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dubai.
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When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 17 to October 23
An authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest is taking place at the German Biergarten at Ernst. Expect a large outdoor seating, with traditional German food, drinks and entertainment. You will also be able to catch a live stream of Munich’s Oktoberfest so you will feel like you’re in the beer gardens of Bavaria. Ernst is offering two-hour drink packages for Dhs250 – so you can drink as much beer, house wine, and house spirits as you want. The drinks package includes one bratwurst in a bun and one fresh pretzel. This will be redeemable from Thursday to Saturday from 7pm to 9pm or 9pm to 11pm and Sunday 12pm to 2pm or 2pm to 4pm
Book your seats on 04 210 2511 or email email@example.com
Ernst Biergarten and Wirtshaus, 25hours Hotel One Central, Dubai, every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun from Sept 17 to Oct 23, Tel: (0)4 210 2511. @ernstdubai
When: Sunday to Friday from September 18 to October 1
One of Dubai’s most widely known hotspots Barasti is hosting its very own Oktoberfest. This venue is free to enter and will have all your favourite beer on tap. The popular venue is pulling out all the stops with the Oompah Girls – an all-female cabaret band. A singer, saxophonist, guitarist, keyboard player, and drummer will be performing a variety of traditional and current pop classics, so get your dancing shoes on and prepare to dance all night long. No one will go hungry as there are traditional German sausages, fresh pretzels, German cheeses and more.
Barasti Beach Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai, Sunday to Friday, Sept 18 to Oct 1, free entry, Tel: (0)4 318 1313, @barastibeach
When: September 30 to October 9
Let the good times roll at this family-friendly Oktoberfest. Wavehouse will be decked out in typical Oktoberfest decorations, complete with stilt walkers and a live band playing all nights of the week. Parents will be able to let their hair down as the little ones get involved in various activities such as face painting. Authentic German eats will be available, including pretzels, bratwurst, roast pork and much more. If you have a sweet tooth, give into your temptations and indulge in an apple strudel.
Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Sept 30 to Oct 9, free entry, Tel: (0)4 426 2626, @wavehousedubai
When: Thursday to Sunday from September 15 to October 2
Known and loved by most Dubai residents, Phileas Foggs is hosting an Oktoberfest this autumn with beer and German delicacies. The celebrations will commence in both the restaurant and the area, with steins from Dhs55. Special live performances will be held across the two-week period, so make sure you come and check it out. Book your seats here.
Phileas Foggs, Emirates Hills, Thur to Sun from Sept 15 to Oct 2, free entry, Tel: (0)4 572 4477, foggs.xyz
Ribs & Brews Gastro Pub
When: Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, October 16.
Right in the heart of Dubai, Ribs & Brews is hosting an Oktoberfest. Everyone is invited to the month-long celebration, from Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, October 16. Be ready to dive into an endless stretch of Bavarian delicacies and drink hops to your hearts content. Guests can buy a stein and eat a pork platter for Dhs125. For those who want to get stuck into some Jägermeister, buy four shots for Dhs120 and the next one Is free.
Ribs & Brews, The Hilton, Al Habtour City, Dubai, Mon to Sun 12pm to 2am, Tel: (0)4 435 5577, @ribsandbrewsdxb
Oktoberfest Golf at the Els Club
When: Friday, October 21
If you’re a lover of all things golf and beer, then Golf digest has a winning combination for you. Following the success of last year’s Oktoberfest, they are back again for a bigger and better round two. For Dhs570, you will have full access to the 18-hole driving range from 11am. This comes with two German brews, two refill vouchers and an Oktoberfest lunch box. To keep things interesting, there will be several competitions golfers can participate in.
Els Club, Dubai, from Dhs570, Friday October 21, 11am, golfdigestme.com
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When: Friday October 14 to Sunday October 30
It’s well known among seasoned Dubai residents that Grand Hyatt Dubai typically throws one of the biggest and best Oktoberfest celebrations in the city. So, make sure to get your Dirndls and Lederhosen pressed and ready, entry and an all you can eat buffet is priced at Dhs169 per person. Alcoholic beverages are priced a la carte. As if the Oktoberfest celebration isn’t enough… they’ll be rounding out the festivities each week with a Bavarian Sunday Brunch. Taking place from 12.30pm to 4pm, the Bavarian feast is Dhs249 for the soft package or Dhs349 with house drinks. You’re welcome to bring the whole family to the Sunday brunch, with the children’s package (for those aged 5 to 12) priced at Dhs125.
Oktoberfest, Grand Hyatt, Dubai Healthcare City, Thu, Fri, Sat, 7pm to 2am, Dhs169. Sunday brunch, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs149 soft, Dhs349 house, Dhs125 children. Tel: (0)4 317 2222, hyattrestaurants.com, @grandhyattdubai
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