September is here, which means it’s finally time for the ever-so-iconic Oktoberfest. Originating in Munich, Germany, during October, this Bavarian festival spans 16 lively days. However, in the vibrant capital of Abu Dhabi, tradition takes a new twist, with the festivities spanning throughout September and well into October, offering a unique take on this cherished event. So, in honour of these amazing German festivities, let me show you all the amazing places you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Abu Dhabi.
1. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi – September 16th
The Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi hosts its Oktoberfest in Abu Dhabi celebrations on Saturday, September 16th, coinciding with the commencement of the German festival. The “Prost in the Park” event under the Skydome promises a family-friendly picnic-style atmosphere. Enjoy live music and relish Bavarian specialties like pretzels with cheese dip, German potato salad, schnitzel, and Bratwurst with onion gravy. In addition to German delights, an array of international favorites awaits, including salads, burgers, poke bowls, tacos, pizza, and more, with plenty of activities for the little ones. Entry is a mere AED 95 (free for those under 15), entirely redeemable against delectable food and beverages, starting from just AED 35. Afterward, head over to McGettigan’s to redeem a complimentary hops voucher while catching Rugby World Cup matches.
Location: Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street – Muroor Rd – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 3 PM–2 AM | Fri-Sat 3 PM–3 AM
Contact: 02 698 8137
2. C.mondo – September 16th Till October 6th
Looking for a budget-friendly Oktoberfest experience? Look no further than C.mondo. Between Saturday, September 16th and Friday, October 6th, indulge in special dishes like pretzels and currywurst, expertly paired with hops. During the celebration, you can enjoy three dishes and a three-liter hops tower for AED 199, or opt for a single dish with two hops for just AED 99. If your focus is on drinks, for AED 99, you can relish unlimited draught hops or selected house beverages for two whole hours. Prost!
Location: Capital Centre District Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–1 AM
Contact: 02 409 6514
3. Ramsa – September 16th Till October 15th
Erth’s Ramsa takes you on an Oktoberfest journey from Saturday, September 16th, to Sunday, October 15th, offering a plethora of special offers. Sip on three draught German hops for just AED 100, or pair them with a starter for AED 129. Feeling more substantial? Opt for three draught German hops with a main course for AED 149. Ramsa promises a delightful Oktoberfest experience for all.
Location: Khor – Erth Abu Dhabi – Al Khaleej Al Arabi St – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 4 PM–12 AM | Fri-sun 4 PM–1 AM
Contact: 02 497 5832
4. Stock Burger – September 17th Till October 3rd
From September 17th to October 3rd, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi invites you to experience Oktoberfest at Stock Burger. Indulge in freshly made, traditional Bavarian dishes starting from just AED 35 while sipping on delightful German hops. This lively sports bar doesn’t skimp on the action – they’ll be showcasing your favorite matches throughout the week. Keep an eye out for unbeatable Oktoberfest deals, like three pints of Erdinger draught beer for just AED 105. You’ll be toasting with “prost” in no time!
Location: Dhafeer St – Al Sa’adah – Zone 1 – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–2 AM
Contact: 02 657 4864
5. Heroes Never Die – September 22nd Till October 7th
Heroes Never Die, back under new management, is ready to embrace Oktoberfest in Abu Dhabi. From Friday, September 22nd to Saturday, October 7th, relish a one-liter stein of selected German hops for just AED 69. The à la carte menu boasts enticing dishes like chicken schnitzel, veal bratwurst, currywurst, fries, and apfel strudel. Your Oktoberfest journey awaits!
Location: Millennium Downtown – Al Danah – Zone 1 – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 3 PM–3 AM | Fr-Sat 3 PM–4 AM
Contact: 050 525 6364
6. Stars N Bars – September 22nd Till October 7th
Stars N Bars, a popular haunt at Yas Marina, offers the same fantastic deal as Heroes Never Die. A one-liter stein of draught German hops is yours for Dhs69. The celebration unfolds from Friday, September 22nd to Saturday, October 7th. Let the good times roll!
Location: Emporium Bldg,Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–2 AM | Fri-Sat 12 PM–3 AM
Contact: 02 565 0101
7. Offside – September 30th Till October 16th
Offside at the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort transforms into a delightful garden affair from September 30th to October 16th. Immerse yourself in the vibrant garden, patio, or indoor seating, adorned with German décor and spirit. Be sure to mark your calendar for live music on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. With a tempting Bavarian menu, giant sports screens, and fantastic deals on German hops, this is the perfect spot to gather your friends for some hearty Oktoberfest fun. And here’s a bonus – BB+ members receive an enticing 20% off all à la carte items!
Location: Off the beach, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 5 PM–1 AM | Sat-Sun 5 PM–2 AM
Contact: 02 811 4342
8. CuiScene – September 30th
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr invites you to savor a taste of Germany at CuiScene as part of their Oktoberfest in Abu Dhabi celebrations. On Saturday, September 30th, experience a brunch like no other, featuring schnitzel, bratwurst, doner kebabs, and sauerbraten. The thematic journey includes live German music to transport you to the heart of Bavaria. Choose from soft drinks (AED 295), house beverages (AED 420), or French bubbly (AED 595) to accompany your delectable German fare.
Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Khor – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open Thursday to Friday 7–10:30 PM | Saturday brunch 1–4 PM
Contact: 02 654 3238
9. The Retreat – October 1st Till October 31st
Get ready for a month of Oktoberfest festivities at The Retreat, located in the Westin Abu Dhabi, from October 1st to October 31st. Raise your glass filled with authentic German hops, indulge in The Retreat’s enticing Oktoberfest à la carte menu, featuring grilled curry sausages, Vienna-style strudel, and succulent pork, all generously crowned with heaps of sauerkraut. For added excitement, special guest DJ Naomi takes the stage, ready to pump up the atmosphere from Wednesday to Sunday, starting at 7 PM. And here’s a treat for BB+ members – enjoy a fantastic 20% discount on all à la carte items!
Location: The Westin – Khalifa City – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–2 AM
Contact: 02 616 9999
10. Stills – October 14th Till October 16th
At Yas Plaza Hotels, Stills invites you to indulge in a buffet of Bavarian delicacies, including pretzels, weiss wurst, leberkäs, and schwarzwälder kirschtorte, nightly from October 14th to October 16th, running from 7pm until 11pm. Immerse yourself in the authentic Oktoberfest experience with German hops and the lively tunes of the Gaudiblosn Oktoberfest band, all the way from Munich. Choose from soft drinks (AED 159) or German hops (AED 259) to accompany your feast. Get ready to raise your stein and celebrate in style!
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Yas Island – Yas Island – Yas Plaza – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–1 AM | Fri-Sat 12 PM–2 AM
Contact: 02 656 3066
11. Bridges Bar – October 20th Till October 22nd
Mark your calendars for a memorable Oktoberfest weekend at Bridges Bar, taking place only on Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd. For just AED 299 per person, revel in unlimited German hops, perfectly paired with Bavarian-style snacks from 8pm to midnight. To elevate the atmosphere, an enthusiastic Umpah band will serenade you with classic Bavarian tunes, promising to keep you on your feet throughout the night.
Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr – Rabdan – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 4 PM–2 AM
Contact: 056 502 4999
12. Appaloosa – October 20th Till October 29th
From Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 29th, the spirited sports bar, Appaloosa, invites you to join their late Oktoberfest celebration. Throughout this period, dive into an enticing à la carte menu, exclusively crafted for Oktoberfest in Abu Dhabi. On weekends, savor a live outdoor barbecue experience starting at 7pm (for AED 99 per person), complete with the lively tunes of a Bavarian band on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This is your ticket to an unforgettable Oktoberfest experience right here in Abu Dhabi.
Location: Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 12 PM–3 AM | Sat-Sun 10 AM–3 AM
Contact: 02 201 4131
13. Hemingways – October 21st Till October 31st
Get ready to raise your stein and say “Prost!” at Hemingways, located in the Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, from October 21st to October 31st. For 10 glorious days, revel in the festive atmosphere as you bask in the cooler October evenings in their inviting beer garden or savor the classic pub vibes indoors. Sip on authentic German brews while indulging in a mouthwatering German platter, featuring Sauerkraut, an array of German sausages, roasted chicken, pretzel bread, and creamy mashed potatoes, all for just AED 149. If you’re in the mood for variety, there’s also a special à la carte menu available.
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
Timings: Open daily from 4 PM–2 AM
Contact: 02 692 4999
14. Oktoberfest At The Green – October 27th to November 6th
Abu Dhabi’s grandest Oktoberfest celebration returns from October 27th to November 6th, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Located at The Green, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, this festivity promises an array of exciting events for everyone. Tap your toes to the sounds of authentic Bavarian brass bands, savor traditional festive hops and food, engage in fun games and giveaways, and don’t miss the Saturday Bavarian Brunch Feast, starting at just AED 275. Plus, for a limited time, grab your free entry passes to join in the merriment!
Location: Al Mushrif – Abu Dhabi
Timings: Open daily from 2 PM–12:30 AM | Fri-Sun 2 PM–1:30 AM