Fish out your lederhosen, throw on a dirndl, as Chanelle Tourish rounds up the best of the Bavarian shindigs across town
Time Out Dubai staff
Grand Hyatt Dubai
As one of Dubai’s bigger Oktoberfest celebrations, crowds flock to the Grand Hyatt night after night in traditional costume. A variety of packages are on offer including a Saturday brunch from 12.30pm to 5pm for Dhs199 per person, which includes soft drinks, or Dhs269 for unlimited hops and drinks. Other offers include an à la carte menu served Tuesday to Saturday. And admission is free. Free entry. Tue-Wed 7pm-1am, Thu-Fri 7pm-2am. Sat 12.30am-5pm. October 7-24. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Dome at Dubai Sports City
Now in its sixth year, this event takes place in an air-conditioned, indoor dome over two days. Munich band Die Derbys provide the soundtrack, along with a DJ, and Bavarian food and drinks are on offer. Dhs30 or free entry for those wearing lederhosen or a dirndl. Dhs400 (VIP) reserved seating for eight people. October 1-2. Dubai Sports City, www.dsc.ae.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Dine al fresco on picnic tables and enjoy the sounds of live band Henndorfer Musikanten while enjoying authentic German eats and drinks. Guests dressed in a dirndl or lederhosen should upload their pictures on Instagram and tag @sheratonjumeirah and @seawingsdubai to be in with a chance of winning a Seawings flight for two. Dhs195 (unlimited food). Wed-Sat 7pm-midnight, brunch Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. October 21-31. The Walk, JBR (04 399 5533).
Celebrate all the best things about Germany – traditional brews, cuisine and live music. Last year’s inaugural event was pretty lively, with rows of picnic tables set up for larger groups. Still feeling the heat? Head to Barasti’s new Ice Bar, where German herb-based shorts are served. Free. Sun-Thu 7pm-3am, Fri-Sat 2pm-3am. Until October 10. Le Méridien, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina (04 318 1313).
Enjoy Bavarian specialities such as Germknödel – a Bavarian dumpling stuffed with plum sauce – at this newly renovated restaurant. Diners dressed in traditional Oktoberfest attire will get a free drink. Free. Daily noon-midnight. Until October 4. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 366 5866).