Huge DXB Cucumber Carnival coming to Soho Garden

Live music, hobby horse polo, afternoon tea and more

Huge DXB Cucumber Carnival coming to Soho Garden
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There’s a Cucumber Carnival coming to town, and you’re invited.

Last year’s massive city-wide DXB Cucumber Day cucumber campaign was such a success it’s back for 2019, and now it’s even expanded to include a massive two-day cucumber festival.

Sound like something you want to get involved in? Of course it is.

DXB Cucumber Carnival kicks off on Thursday October 17 for two days at Soho Garden at Meydan.

We’re being promised an “action-packed, festival-style weekend” with performances, tastings, workshops and shows all taking place.

On Thursday October 17 acts such as The Electric Swing Circus will be coming to the venue with various interactive shows, comedy and more. There will also be hobby horse polo, cucumber croquet, tug of war, rose and spoon race, a three-legged race and the Cucumber Cup Horse Race.

Meanwhile that evening from 7.30pm until 9.30pm you can dig into a banquet-style dinner for Dhs250 a person, with juniper-inspired dishes such as juniper-cured salmon, grilled lamb chops, pan roasted chicken with truffle mash and more. All washed down with free-flowing juniper drinks.

High tea more your style? On Friday October 18 there’s a special juniper-themed afternoon tea from 3pm until 5pm, again costing Dhs250 a person.

Dishes will include mini sandwiches, citrus and pink peppercorn eclairs, poached strawberry tartlets and tea cups full of juniper drinks.

Throughout the weekend there will be entertainment from six-piece fusion swing band The Electric Swing Circus, swing act Jaye and Foe, jazz band The After Hours Quintet, DJ C@ in the H@ and more.

Want more cucumber-related deals? Six weeks of offers kicked off on Sunday (September 8) and some 35 bars around Dubai are getting in on the action (for a full list of bars click here).

Venues from Dubai Marina, to Bluewaters Dubai, to JLT, DIFC, Business Bay and beyond are all hosting special deals and offers on juniper mixed drinks, so it’s time to check them out.

What are you waiting for? It's time to mark your diaries.
Prices vary. Thu Oct 17-Fri Oct18. Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, (052 388 8849).

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