Add those dirndls and lederhosen to your shopping cart as it’s time to party like a German. What’s touted to be Dubai’s most authentic Oktoberfest is returning to Ernst, Dubai’s only Bavarian Biergarten and Wirtshaus at 25Hours Hotel.
The German pub will get Dubai residents hopped up on authentic Bavarian hops and cuisine from September 14 to October 15, in tandem with the popular 213-year-old folk festival that’s held every autumn in Munich. However, unlike Munich’s 16-day Oktoberfest, this one lasts an extra 14 days,
Oktoberfest at Ernst is packed with German food, music and games
Music, food, ambience, decor and drinks will all be as German as can be. Five different German bands will be flown into Dubai and perform weekly, so you can do the schuhplattler (traditional German folk dance) in style. When it comes to food, a special Oktoberfest menu priced at AED 150 per person includes both halal and non-halal options with unlimited access to a roasted chicken station and more.
Besides, you can also chug down on litre-full steins of special brews flown in all the way from German brewery Paulaner, including a limited-edition Oktoberfest ale.
In Munich, this special ale is served in the Paulaner tent called Armbrustschützenzelt which attracts hordes of visitors. It’s hard to get that tongue-twister of a name right even without imbibing any of that special ale.
Want to take home souvenirs? A wooden chalet-style German shop will be stocked with trinkets and merch to purchase. This year, revellers can also try their hand at mini-games such as Blow Up Basket, Corn in a Hole, Insane Cans, and The Strength Hammer.
That’s your cue to polish up on your German and stock up on more words and phrases than just Prost and Guten Tag if you’re headed to this cracker of an event. We’ll get the ball rolling for you with this gem: Eins, Zwei, Drei, G’suffa!, which means One, Two, Three, Drink!