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Oktoberfest Hits Dubai

The Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held in late September and early October every year in Munich, Germany and is attended by six million people each year!  The festival has made its way to many countries around the world (often founded by German immigrants, descendants or expats).  The largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany is in Canada, in the of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario where they welcome 750,000 to  1,000,000 visitors every year.

Dubai has seen a rise in Oktoberfest celebrations over the years.  This year, marks the largest family Oktoberfest event organised by The Els Club and German Emirates Club.

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Many restaurants and bars are hosting their own fun Oktoberfest events as well.
Have a look at Dubai’s Oktoberfest 2011 offers:

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The Irish Village
13th – 14th October, 2011

Celebrating Oktoberfest with a big party. A traditional German festival: a buffet spread of German specialties, including the ever popular sauerkraut, grilled sausages, herrings, pretzels etc. washed down by German ale among other choice live entertainment.

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October from 7pm until late.
Entrance Free. Consumption priced individually.
Booking is highly recommended +971 4 282 4750

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Sherlock Homes English Pub
17th September – 3rd October, 2011

Oktoberfest, the 17-day festival held annually in Bavaria, Germany and one of the most famous events in the country will be celebrated with much fanfare at Sherlock Holmes English Pub in Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district of Dubai. Sherlock Homes English Pub brings the world’s largest fair from Germany to Dubai marked with lots of traditional cuisine lovingly created by the property’s culinary expert. Enjoy delicious crumb fried nutty young lamb, Pretzels, Jerk Prawns on a bed of avocado & mango salsa, Weiner Schnitzel Chicken breast, Beer grilled beef Bavarian Steak, Sausages for main course along with sumptuous dessert options. The menu makes a sizzling combination with a glass of German wheat beer ‘Konig Ludwig’, specially flown in from the country for this festival.

The promotion will run from 12pm till 2am from 17th September until 3rd October, 2011.
For reservations please call Sherlock Homes English Pub at +971 4 351 9111

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Hofbräuhaus
All of October

Now in its 200th Anniversary, swing to the Oompah, enjoy hearty food and get ready for the best Bavarian feast. During Oktoberfest, eat, drink and dance at Hofbräuhaus for the entire month of October. Grab your pair of Lederhosen or Dirndl and celebrate with our German band, who will get you going with an exhilarating rendition of the ‘birdie dance’! While the drinks flow, enjoy a variety of traditional fare, savour the Bavarian Beef Goulash and White Sausage Dumpling in Creamy Mustard Sauce and Veal Dumplings in caper sauce. Visit the live cooking stations serving marinated meat cutlets and a variety of German sausages. The Stuffed Veal Breast with Rosemary Glaze and the Roasted Duck are a popular at the carving stations, and don’t go home without trying the delectable offering of salmon and smoked mackerel.

Come and indulge in traditional German fare this October, straight from the Fatherland, served up by our bona fide Bavarian chefs from 19:00 until 02:00.
Packages starting from AED230, including beverages.
For reservations contact: +971 4 607 7977 /7009 /7588 or log on to marriottdiningatjw.ae

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Grand Hyatt
12th – 29th October, 2011

The Dubai version of the world-renowned Oktoberfest festival of German food and drink will take place from 12th to 29th October, from 7pm to 1am, and on the weekends (Thursday and Friday) until 3am, in a fully air-conditioned tent on the Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Events Lawn. Performing live on stage will be the band “Die Kirchdorfer”, well-known from the Hacker Tent at Oktoberfest in Bavaria, encouraging the crowd to sing along while toasting and dancing.

Enjoy the ever-popular Friday brunch on three consecutive Fridays (14th, 21st and 28th October) from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, at AED180 for food only.
For more information and reservations call +971 4 317 2271, or visit restaurants.dubai.hyatt.com

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Palm Garden
20th – 29th October, 2011

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort is set again for the annual Oktoberfest. Say PROST with us and celebrate the famous tradition from Munich, Germany.  While renowned seven piece Bavarian Band “Hemmendorfer Musikanten” performs all night, you can enjoy the extensive Bavarian Buffet and Beverages.

Event starts every night at 7 pm at the Palm Garden Terrace.
Food Buffet Prices: Weekdays – AED160 pp & Weekends – AED185 pp (Thu-Fri-Sat).
Beverage is a la carte per consumption.For more information call +971 4 315 3861, click here for a reservation form.

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Brauhaus
18th – 22nd October, 2011

Brauhaus Imports Oktoberfest Straight from Germany for AED259* from October 18th until October 22nd.
Oktoberfest is coming with the best Deutschland has to offer in traditional Bavarian food, drinks and live entertainment by “Volte” playing authentic Bavarian tunes.

For more information or reservation contact +971 4 345 5888 or brauhaus.jumeira@rotana.com

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Sloane’s
every Friday throughout October

This October Sloane’s at the Grosvenor House Dubai will be paying homage to the wonderfully popular Oktoberfest festival, serving up a German inspired brunch, which will leave you wondering if you are still in Dubai. Expect a buffet full of German favourites, such as schnitzels, German sausages, sauerkraut and other delicacies guaranteed to transport you to the heart of Europe faster than you can say ‘Oktoberfest’.

The Oktoberfest brunch runs every Friday throughout October, from 1pm to 4pm and is priced at AED220 per person (excluding drinks).
For reservations call +971 4 317 6000.

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For other events happening in and around Dubai this month check out What’s On in October



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