The most exuberant, fun-loving and musical of German hops festival arrives in Dubai this week. Bars up and down the city are donning their lederhosen, polishing the steins, preparing pretzels and cooking up some currywurst. Locations include Hofbräuhaus, where for the past 20 years this long-standing eatery has been celebrating Oktoberfest in style, so head over for some classic dishes, German hops and a live band flown in from Germany. Festivities will run from Thursday September 28 until Saturday October 28. Don’t miss it. Prices vary.