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The best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the UAE

It’s that time of year when we don our Lederhosen, sip on our favourite hops and indulge in Bavarian delicacies in celebration of Oktoberfest.

Dubai

Barasti Beach Bar

Barasti Beach Bar at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark opens its tent for Oktober fest, bringing back the annual Bavarian tradition in honour of the 183rd fest. To celebrate this year’s Wiesn with a blast, Barasti brings you The Oompah Girls – an all-female cabaret band dressed in traditional drindle. A singer, saxophonist, guitarist, keyboard player, and drummer will perform a varied collection of traditional and current pop classics. A selection of German cuisine will accompany the Bavarian entertainment. Available from Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 1 October.

GO: Visit www.barastibeach.com for reservations and more information.

Barasti

Ernst

A traditional German Oktoberfest is taking over Ernst, the Bavarian Biergarten and Wirtshaus at 25hours One Central Dubai. The celebrations will feature four German bands, two German chefs creating a traditional Oktoberfest menu of halal and non-halal options, one German market, and a limited-edition Oktoberfest ale on tap. Available Saturday 17 September to Sunday 16 October.

GO: Email dubai@ernstbiergarten.com or call 04 210 2511 for reservations and more information. 

Oktoberfest in the UAE

Ribs & Brews

Experience a fun and eventful Oktoberfest on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal at Ribs & Brews inside Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City. Enjoy a Bavarian feast, German hops, Brätwurst and weisswürst, or accept the venue’s exciting caveman challenge. Several appealing offers have been introduced to celebrate the occasion, including three Steins for AED 237, with the fourth provided complimentary. Available Saturday 17 September to Sunday 16 October.

GO: Email dining@hiltonalhabtoorcity.com or call 04 435 5577 for reservations and more information.

Oktoberfest in the UAE

Wavehouse

Oktoberfest at Wavehouse features Bavarian-inspired dishes from AED 45 and pop-up draught stations on the venue’s terrace. Highlights on the food menu include homemade Brezen pretzels, bratwurst with sauerkraut, a Bavarian meat and cheese board spread, classic apple strudel and double German chocolate cake. There will also be a live house band on weekdays, a German Oompah band on weekends, stein holding competitions, face painting and stilt walkers. Available Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October. 

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com or call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.

Oktoberfest in the UAE

Abu Dhabi

c.mondo

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the vibrant c.mondo inside Centro Capital Centre Abu Dhabi. Expect a Bavarian-style celebration with a menu of German food and drinks, including pretzels, sausages, spätzle and lamb shanks. Offers include three sharing dishes and three litres of hops for AED 199, one dish and two glasses of hops for AED 99, or unlimited draught hops and selected house beverages for two hours at AED 99 per person. Available Saturday 17 September to Monday 3 October.

GO: Call 02 409 6514 for reservations and more information.

Oktoberfest in the UAE

Offside

The only sports lounge on Saadiyat Island is the ideal spot to indulge in Oktoberfest celebrations. Head to Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort to enjoy traditional Bavaria hops and a menu of Oktoberfest classics, including giant pretzels and apple strudel. Friday 30 September to Sunday 16 October.

GO: Email jsirestaurants@jumeirah.com or call 02 811 4342 for reservations and more information.

6 Nations in Dubai

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club 

Head to Saadiyat Island for a true German celebration on the Dolphin Lawn at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Here, you can experience German culinary specialities, including a Bavarian snack with a choice of your favourite pint of hops such as Franziskaner, Erdinger or Löwenbräu for AED 79. Available Thursday 29 September to Sunday 9 October, from 4pm to 11pm (weekdays) and 12pm to 11pm (weekends).

GO: Email events.sbgc@aldarleisure.com or call 056 660 8780 for reservations and more information.

Oktoberfest in the UAE

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