News that HopFest at the Irish Village is back for the sixth year running will be music to the ears of Dubai’s Gaelic-loving masses. And if the previous years are anything to go by, this three-day event is not for the faint-hearted. It’s destined to be as raucous as ever, with scores of fancy-dressers and hops enthusiasts jostling for space inside the air-conditioned tent. Visitors can guzzle lots of familiar favourites and sample something a bit different, choosing from a selection of more than 120 different draughts. Entertainment will be laid on thick and fast, this year boasting local bands The Maplejacks, The Vision and Skitzofonik.
HopFest is at the Irish Village in Garhoud on August 5-7, doors open at noon each day.