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(MSN)   "Dubai tapped to host Germany's canceled Oktoberfest, upsetting some traditionalists." Ach, ya think?   (msn.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Wasn't April Fools Day last month?
 
4 days ago  
Having been there twice, I can confirm that while public alcohol consumption and public displays of drunkenness are major no-nos, there are plenty of establishments that serve alcohol.  The rule is they have to be attached physically to a hotel or on property owned by a hotel.

So yes, you can definitely go there and get your drink on, just don't be a loudmouth asshole afterwards.

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View from Hilton rooftop bar.
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Same view earlier that evening.
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View from another rooftop hotel bar.
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, if I can't go to Oktoberfest in Germany, Dubai is a close second choice
 
4 days ago  
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Um, yeah, in Dubai, not gonna happen.
 
4 days ago  
Because Disneyland with slave labor is such a happy place.
 
4 days ago  
It's just like stepping back to 1940s Germany with real authentic slaves.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
What month is Oktoberfest in?

Fun fact:  November. Just like the October Revolution in Russia. But in the case of Oktoberfest, I don't think it has anything to do with the calendar, just convenience. It takes some time for beer or wine to age, after all.
 
4 days ago  

brantgoose: What month is Oktoberfest in?

Fun fact:  November. Just like the October Revolution in Russia. But in the case of Oktoberfest, I don't think it has anything to do with the calendar, just convenience. It takes some time for beer or wine to age, after all.


September, usually.
 
4 days ago  

brantgoose: What month is Oktoberfest in?

Fun fact:  November. Just like the October Revolution in Russia. But in the case of Oktoberfest, I don't think it has anything to do with the calendar, just convenience. It takes some time for beer or wine to age, after all.


It starts in mid-September.  Ends in the first week of October.
 
4 days ago  
I went to Oktoberfest 4 times.

One does not simply move Oktoberfest.

They can import beer and German mammaries to Dubai but they can't import Oktoberfest.
 
4 days ago  
From "Dubai Travel Planner" website:
Drinking Laws in Dubai for Tourists, updated in November 2020:
- Licensing laws require venues serving alcohol to be attached to hotels or private clubs.
- It's illegal to drink in the street or a public place or be under the influence of alcohol in a public space.
- The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years old.

Oh, and here is one from "Dubai Travel Adventure, Rules for Tourists" that doesn't seem right:
Dressing: Women aren't allowed to wear very short clothes in public that are indecent, but these restrictions are relaxed at designated places like swimming, etc. Women should wear clothes that are below knees and shoulder covered.


So, don't expect any twenty year old frauleins to be flocking to Dubai for Oktoberfest.
 
4 days ago  
"Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, actor Steven Seagal, and politician and "Terminator" actor Arnold Schwarzenegger are reported to have been invited.

I invited Pamela Anderson, Jessica Simpson, and Carrie Underwood to my lingerie-only birthday party, but they didn't show up.  It would have been a lot more fun if it hadn't just been me.
 
4 days ago  
IIRC, the only people that go to Oktoberfest are the immediate locals (from Munich and its surrounds) and foreigners. Most Germans avoid it like the plague. So it may not be missed all that much.
 
4 days ago  
Oktoberfest or Fyrefest?
 
4 days ago  
The Germans have a word for this type of thing:

"Eineblödemarketingideedieniemalsfunkt​ionierenunddentraumvomocktoberfestfüri​mmerruinierenwird"
 
4 days ago  
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Only if they have a hill to recover on.
 
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4 days ago  

JuggleGeek: "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, actor Steven Seagal, and politician and "Terminator" actor Arnold Schwarzenegger are reported to have been invited.

I invited Pamela Anderson, Jessica Simpson, and Carrie Underwood to my lingerie-only birthday party, but they didn't show up.  It would have been a lot more fun if it hadn't just been me.


You got any photos?
 
4 days ago  
markie_farkie:

So yes, you can definitely go there and get your drink on, just don't be a loudmouth asshole afterwards.


Isn't that the whole point of Oktoberfest? That and scantily dressed beer servers.
 
4 days ago  

Mi-go amigo: IIRC, the only people that go to Oktoberfest are the immediate locals (from Munich and its surrounds) and foreigners. Most Germans avoid it like the plague. So it may not be missed all that much.


You are misinformed. There is a huge contingent of "foreigners", but there is no shortage of Germans in attendance, and I would imagine that only increased after reunification (my visits were when East Germans were fenced out).
 
4 days ago  
Subby, I think it would be "Ach, weisst du?".

/my kingdom for an S set on my keyboard
//zwei
//drei
 
4 days ago  
"Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, actor Steven Seagal, and politician and "Terminator" actor Arnold Schwarzenegger are reported to have been invited.

The Schwarz would be kind of fun to see, but the other two... what the hell are you guys thinking?
 
4 days ago  
No
 
4 days ago  

Pigeonhole: From "Dubai Travel Planner" website:
Drinking Laws in Dubai for Tourists, updated in November 2020:
- Licensing laws require venues serving alcohol to be attached to hotels or private clubs.
- It's illegal to drink in the street or a public place or be under the influence of alcohol in a public space.
- The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years old.

Oh, and here is one from "Dubai Travel Adventure, Rules for Tourists" that doesn't seem right:
Dressing: Women aren't allowed to wear very short clothes in public that are indecent, but these restrictions are relaxed at designated places like swimming, etc. Women should wear clothes that are below knees and shoulder covered.


So, don't expect any twenty year old frauleins to be flocking to Dubai for Oktoberfest.


Dubai Rule #1: Exceptions can always be made, as long as profits permit. That's undoubtedly why they're holding it out at the marina, where the crowd can be quarantined, and agreements like this are in place:

"Speaking on Radio Charivari, a Munich radio station, Blume said permission had been given on the understanding that guests, who might be drunk, would be transported back to where they are staying in buses, to keep them out of sight."
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
unless that's also canceled... :-/
 
4 days ago  
I would think that everything associated with Oktoberfest would be absolutely haram...

The radicals can be expected to make the sheer weight of their displeasure known very, very soon.
 
4 days ago  
النقانق والبيرة لجملي !
 
4 days ago  

Cajnik: brantgoose: What month is Oktoberfest in?

Fun fact:  November. Just like the October Revolution in Russia. But in the case of Oktoberfest, I don't think it has anything to do with the calendar, just convenience. It takes some time for beer or wine to age, after all.

September, usually.


Brant is Canadian. Oktoberfest must be a little askew up there, like Canadian Thanksgiving, Canadian dollars, or ketchup chips.
 
4 days ago  

xanadian: Maybe just go to the one in Canada instead?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchene​r,_Ontario#Kitchener%E2%80%93Waterloo_​Oktoberfest


Or Chicago.

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/ I miss living in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: xanadian: Maybe just go to the one in Canada instead?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchene​r,_Ontario#Kitchener%E2%80%93Waterloo_​Oktoberfest

Or Chicago.

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/ I miss living in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square


Either would be better than Dubai.  f that noise.
 
4 days ago  
How about St. Patrick's Day hosted in Mexico City?
 
4 days ago  
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/Do they still throw you in jail in Dubai for having specks of weed on your shoe?
 
4 days ago  

The Pope of Manwich Village: The Germans have a word for this type of thing:

"Eineblödemarketingideedieniemalsfunkt​ionierenunddentraumvomocktoberfestfüri​mmerruinierenwird"


"Schnapsidee" seems to fit.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Traditionalists in both countries.

Regardless, dirndls.

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4 days ago  

markie_farkie: Having been there twice, I can confirm that while public alcohol consumption and public displays of drunkenness are major no-nos, there are plenty of establishments that serve alcohol.  The rule is they have to be attached physically to a hotel or on property owned by a hotel.

So yes, you can definitely go there and get your drink on, just don't be a loudmouth asshole afterwards.

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View from Hilton rooftop bar.
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Same view earlier that evening.
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View from another rooftop hotel bar.


I'm a female traveler, so Dubai is a huge nope from me, regardless of how pretty the landscape it.

/especially for an Oktoberfest replacement.
 
4 days ago  

Snaptastic: I'm a female traveler, so Dubai is a huge nope from me, regardless of how pretty the landscape it.


Uncommon wisdom. Most folks shouldn't visit Dubai. Far too many folks completely buy into the Sex+City / Disneyfied "Oh look at this quaint charming culture and its fun, futuristic cityscape" version of several of these countries, and all too often, "find out."
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: Because Disneyland with slave labor burkhas and hajibs is such a happy place.


You need to list a distinguishing characteristic that's different between the two places.
 
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