Dubai's Oktoberfest: Munich Distances Itself From the Event

  • Publish date: Saturday، 01 May 2021
Dubai's Oktoberfest: Munich Distances Itself From the Event
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According to DW, Dubai is planning to hold it’s own version of the Oktoberfest, beer festival which is known to take place in Munich, Germany.

The festival was cancelled in Munich last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it no statement has been issued regarding this years event.

Instead of the usual two weeks of the German version, the Dubai Oktoberfest would last six months according to reports, and is set to begin on October 7.

Officials in Munich said "Oktoberfest is a Munich original and takes place exclusively in Munich,"

"The organizer's plans for the event in Dubai, which have now been made public, are being carried out neither with the participation nor with the consent of the city of Munich," the statement added.

Clemens Baumgärtner,  Munich Oktoberfest organizer said "We will explore all our legal options to protect Munich's Oktoberfest," he told German news agency dpa.

Organized by Charles Blume, who helps organize the Berlin Christmas market, as well as former Munich restaurateur Dirk Ippen, who now lives in Dubai, the event is yet to be confirmed.

We expect dozens of beer tents, food stands, attractions and rides. The event boasts a celebrity attendee lineup including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Pamela Anderson.

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