Top Oktoberfest celebrations 2011 - Dubai style
Celebrated traditionally every year in Munich on the Theresienwiese, Oktoberfest also occupies an important place on the calendar of many Dubai hotels.
Known as “Wies’n”, Oktoberfest traditionally celebrated the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese, when the citizens of Munich were invited to a five-day celebration in front of the city gates. From this special
event, a cheerful gathering evolved, becoming the largest public festival in the world.
Today, celebrations extend to the Middle East, click through to the next pages for details of our pick of Oktoberfest celebrations in Dubai.
JW Marriott Dubai
During Oktoberfest, eat, drink and dance at Hofbräuhaus in the JW Marriott Dubai.
Grab your pair of Lederhosen or Dirndl and celebrate with the hotel’s German band.
While the drinks flow, guests may 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.
Live cooking stations serving marinated meat cutlets and a variety of German sausages will also be on offer.
The feast will be served up by Bavarian chefs from 7pm-2am during October.
Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
Guests can celebrate Oktoberfest at Sherlock Holmes English Pub at Dubai Arabian Courtyard.
The event will be marked with a feast of traditional German cuisine.
Crumb-fried nutty young lamb, pretzels, jerk prawns on a bed of avocado and mango salsa, schnitzel chicken breast, beer-grilled beef Bavarian steak and sausages of course are among the menu items.
The promotion will run from 12pm until 2am from September 17 until October 3, 2011.
Grand Hyatt Dubai
For the fifth consecutive year, the Grand Hyatt Dubai will host the world’s largest beer festival in the festive atmosphere of a tent decorated in authentic Bavarian style.
The hotel’s version of the event of German food and drink will take place from October 12- 29 from 7pm until 1:00am, and on weekends (Thursday and Friday) until 3:00am.
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.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
While renowned seven piece Bavarian Band “Hemmendorfer Musikanten” performs all night, guests can enjoy the extensive Bavarian buffet and beverages in the gardens of the Sheraton resort.
The event starts every night at 7pm at the Palm Garden Terrace.