Get ready to dust off your Lederhosen and Dirndls (it’s okay if you don’t know what these things are right now; you’ll definitely know once Oktoberfest commences!) because Germany’s grandest celebration is making a triumphant return to the heart of Dubai at Ernst Biergarten, 25Hours Hotel One Central! From September 14th to October 15th, prepare yourself for a month-long Oktoberfest extravaganza every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s a cultural experience unlike any other you’ve ever seen in Dubai! Here are all the smashing details you need to know.
Step Into A Bavarian Wonderland
As you enter the massive venue, you’ll be transported to a German wonderland. Botanical floral arrangements adorn the space, creating a picturesque garden-like atmosphere. For the perfect German snap, pose on the swing outside, surrounded by an abundance of flowers, and bonus you get to take home a complimentary polaroid memory, courtesy of the Ernst team. To fully immerse yourself in the Oktoberfest vibes, there will be live streams of the festivities in Munich playing on numerous TVs throughout Ernst.
Feast Like Royalty
During the entire event, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (from 5pm till late), and Sundays (from 12pm till 7pm), indulge in a generous food package for just AED 150 per person. This package offers unlimited access to the Roasted Chicken Station and Suckling Pig Station, allowing you to savour the specially curated Oktoberfest Menu. Drinks can be ordered from the à la carte menu. (Food is served from 7pm till 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and from 12pm till 4pm on Sundays).
Raise Your Glass To Paulaner Beers
For beer enthusiasts, enjoy specially brewed and imported Paulaner beers of your choice. Opt for the Oktoberfest Edition Paulaner on draught (AED 49) or the freshly-produced Paulaner in 30-liter wooden barrels (AED 2,370 per barrel for diners in the private dining room, groups of 10 or more, or those who purchase the premium brunch package for AED 450 per person). Don’t miss out on the traditional Bavarian digestif, Kirsch (AED 35), and pear schnapps (AED 35), infused with pears and cinnamon for 30 days.
Live Music & Dance
Prepare to dance the night away with not one, but FIVE different Oktoberfest bands straight from Germany! Bands like Op Tied Muuj, Göt Net, Zwarte Fanfare, and Die Vlierländer Musikanten, and The Gaudiblasen will keep the energy high and the guests grooving. After 10pm, the resident DJ will keep the party going with house beats.
Engage in some friendly competition at the games’ corner in Ernst! It’s packed with fun-filled mini games like Blow Up Basket, Corn in a Hole, Insane Cans, and The Strength Hammer, ensuring endless entertainment for all guests.
In the lead-up to Oktoberfest, Ernst is hosting an exciting raffle that ends on September 7thth. There are incredible prizes up for grabs, including the grand prize of a paid trip to Oktoberfest in Germany, complete with flights, accommodation, and entry to the Paulaner tent. Wunderbar!
Oktoberfest Quick Deets
Location: Ernst Biergarten and Wirtshaus, 25hours Hotel One Central, Dubai
Date & Timing: September 14th to October 15th – every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Contact: 04 210 2511
Visit their website to find out more about Oktoberfest