17 Sep 2017

Oktoberfest Dubai 2017 is celebrated soon, Appetti shows you where it is happening

Oktoberfest Dubai 2017 celebrations: here are 7 places to savour this Bavarian tradition

Did you know that officially, in 2017, the Oktoberfest starts on September 16th and ends on October the 4th!

Oktoberfest Dubai 2017 celebrations are approaching fast. This means lots of exuberance, fun-loving music and  German Hops, Hops and more Hops by the Stein.

So bars citywide are putting on their leather trousers (known as lederhosen), buffing their steins, prepping the pretzels and getting in the wursts of all types. Currywurst, bratwurst, Weisswurst and Berner-Wurstel to name a few.

This year Oktoberfest Dubai is going to be big, and here are seven places where you can get into the festive German spirit of Oktoberfest 2017. One of the most celebrated months of the year.

  1. Barasti
  2. Bidi Bondi
  3. Brothaus Cafe and Bakery
  4. Der Keller
  5. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oktoberfest Tent
  6. McGettigan’s
  7. Long’s Bar


Barasti is one of the city’s hippest beach clubs. This year they are also celebrating Oktoberfest Dubai with a 10-day event. Here the German rock group CHAOS die Partyband will be playing for 9 out of those nights So go along between September 21 (Thursday) and September 30 (Saturday). Performance’s timings vary so are subject to change go to their website HERE for up to date information. Also they are serving traditional German fayre and drinks, you can expect some massive German rock too.

The World famous Barasti Beach Bar has always been one of the city’s most vibrant bars. Boasting a vast outdoor seating area and Dubai’s best live sport big screen. So it’s simply a great place to watch sport with a cool drink and bar snacks. There is also a complete menu available.

Barasti image Oktoberfest Dubai
Barasti Dubai

Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Al Sufouh, Dubai, UAE

Bidi Bondi

This Oktoberfest, dig into their Oktoberfest 2017 Burger, specifically concocted for their whole month long Oktoberfest festivities at Bidi Bondi. They are offering Oktoberfest deals from September 15th onwards.

Pronounced BIDEE BONDEYE, this iconic sports bar and restaurant brings all the awesome and laid-back ways of life that everyone likes about New Zealand and Australia together.

Beach life, draught beverages, barbecued eats, lovely wine, live sports and a friendly and relaxed ambiance, Bidi Bondi is the perfect hangout to enjoy time with friends, whether it’s for a major sporting event with the outlet’s 17 HD TV screens, quiz nights or just good drinks and food.

Bidi Bondi image Oktoberfest Dubai
Well tie me Kangaroo down sport!

Bidi Bondi, Shoreline Apartments, Between Buildings 3 and 4, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Brothuas Cafe and Bakery

Brothaus is celebrating Oktoberfest for the whole month of October. Enjoy schnitzels, wursts and German gingerbread (known as lebkuchen), with various offers of  hops.They really are pushing the boat out this year. There will be eating contests, stein-holding competitions to name but two. Also the spanking new Brothaus Biergarten terrace is now open too.

The action takes place from October 1st to 31st from midday to midnight.

Steinberger Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Der Keller

German restaurant Der Keller is celebrating Oktoberfest Dubai this year. Literally meaning  the German for The Cellar, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel they are  celebrating in style., with an authentic Bavarian menu. Expect Bavarian  dishes goodies, such as wiener schnitzel. Also daily BOGOF deals on German ales . From September 15th to October 4th from 18:00 to 23:30 On Fridays and Saturdays the fun starts earlier at 16:00

The first thing you notice as you step into this German restaurant in Dubai is the striking décor of red brick arches, wine barrels and solid oak furniture. Then the  wonderful aroma of sizzling meats. Also it is one of the oldest restaurants in Dubai. Serving traditional German cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

Der Keller: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Umm Sequim, Dubai

Grand Hyatt Dubai Oktoberfest Tent

Now for the biggy!

Get a real feel of Bavaria this Oktoberfest Dubai, as they have flown a band in from Munchen. The German band Die Kirchdorfer will be playing for your entertainment. Enjoy a whole array of German beers and of course pretzels.

Munch on  Münchener Weisswurste (white sausages), Schweinshaxe (famous pork knuckle) and Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel) to name but a few. The bar will also be serving some of the most popular brands of German hops!

From Wednesday  October 11th to the 28th from 19:00 to 01:00 (Thurs and Fri until 02:00)

Grand Hyatt Dubai:  Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai, UAE

McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai World Trade Centre and JLT

Enjoy a German combination  offer this Oktoberfest Dubai. Try a beer, a one foot-long German wurst, sauerkraut, and curry sauce all for AED99.

Enjoy this from September 16th to October 4th

McGettigan’s: Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Long’s Bar

Only for a short time from September 28th to 30th this one at the Towers Rotana on Sheikh Zayed Road

Get 30% discounts on selected house bevvies, for this 3 day event at Long’s  There will also be Oktoberfest meals  on offer. Try the Weisswurst, Thuringer bratwurst, or perhaps Berner-Wurstel, Pork Schintzel and Pork Knuckle with a large mug of refreshing hops.

So as its name suggests, Longs is one of the longest bars in the Middle East. It is also a great place for casual dining. There are  also many exciting promotions every night of the week, featuring specialities from the Far East and a variety of theme evenings. Expect football on TV, value drinks, tasty food, and revelry at the weekends.

Longs bar image Oktoberfest Dubai
Long as long sounds

Long’s Bar: Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

Thinking of going to Munich for the Oktoberfest? Here is the official Oktoberfest site from Germany

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AUTHOR: Appetti