Can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest 2018? No worries, there are plenty of events in Dubai where you can celebrate the annual German festival. From huge Oktoberfest parties to Munich-themed brunches, get your steins ready because Oktoberfest in Dubai kicks off this weekend…
1. Barasti Dubai
Barasti Dubai is all set to transform in to a Bavarian wonderland in celebration of Oktoberfest 2018! There will be live music by the DDFK Oktoberfest Party Band and Sweet Chilli Jam, traditional German food such as Shweinebratan and Wurstls, and of course, the finest hops.
Price: Free entry
When: Thursday 20th to Friday 28th September
Where: Barasti Dubai, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina
2. Grand Hyatt Dubai
Get ready for a 16-day celebration as Grand Hyatt Dubai prepares for its massive annual Oktoberfest bash. German band Die Kirchdorfer will be flying in from Munich to kick off the celebrations, and there will be authentic German grub, hops and traditionally-dressed waiters and waitresses. Don’t miss out on the Saturday brunch, where children will be allowed.
Price: AED 199 (opening night buffet), AED 249 (brunch with soft drinks), AED 349 (brunch with hops & grape)
When: Daily, from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 27th October
Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai
3. The Irish Village
The Irish Village invites all of you to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dubai with them this month. Tickets are on sale now for their big weekend bash, which will feature a variety of German hops, food, music, fun games and loads of prizes to be won.
Price: AED 300 (if booked before 24th Sep), AED 350 after
When: Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
4. Garden on 8
Make your way to Garden on 8 to get your very own ‘Oktoberfest passport’! You’ll receive a stamp after every beer, and once your passport is filled – you’ll be entered in to a raffle draw to win awesome prizes (weekend stays, brunches, etc)! There will also be a special Oktoberfest menu to taste, themed brunches, quizzes every Wednesday, German DJ EleKtronoiR behind the decks and a massive screen streaming the Oktoberfest festival live from Munich.
Price: Food & drinks deals from AED 130
When: Thursday 27th September to Saturday 13th October
Where: Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
5. Axe House JLT
Axe House JLT is celebrating Oktoberfest in Dubai with two whole weeks of fun! The venue will be transforming into a mini Munich filled with entertainment, traditional drinks, food stalls, festival games, Oompah music, and more.
When: Saturday 22nd September to Monday 8th October
Where: Axe House Dubai, JLT
6. The Tap House Dubai
Foodies, this one’s for you! The Tap House has launched a special Oktoberfest menu to celebrate the festival – filled with traditional German dishes like Bratwurst salad (veal sausages) and Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick). They’ve also got awesome drink deals to go with the new menu, with pitchers from AED 99.
Price: From AED 75 (food deals), from AED 99 (drink deals)
When: Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 7th October
Where: The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
7. Dubai Sports City
From brews and bratwurst to schnitzel and sauerkraut, get ready for all things German at Dubai Sports City this October. Taking place in an air-conditioned dome, there will be a live band, DJs, happy hour deals, food stalls and more!
Price: From AED 35 (two days), however entry is free if dressed in drindls and lederhosens
When: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th October, from 7pm to 3am
Where: The Dome, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City