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We’re bringing the spirit of Oktoberfest on board with special food and drink on flights between Germany and Dubai. As the world’s largest folk festival kicks off in Munich, you can join in our version of the Wiesn from 22 September to 7 October.

Raise a stein in our A380 Onboard Lounge

Celebrate Oktoberfest the German way in the A380 Onboard Lounge on flights between Germany and Dubai. Bite into soft pretzels sprinkled with rock salt and duck schmaltz. And then wash it all down with a chilled Paulaner Oktoberfestbier served in a stein – a traditional German beer glass.

Taste a celebratory feast in the skies

Savour pan-fried chicken nuremberger with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and tangy dijon mustard in Business Class. And if you’re flying in Economy Class you can enjoy a traditional meal of roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, complete with knöpfle and sauerkraut.

Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest in our airport lounges

Enjoy authentic Oktoberfest celebrations across all our lounges in Germany. Choose from sumptuous minced meat patties with potato salad to mouth-watering marinated chicken thighs. And tuck into delicious leberkäs and weisswursts, or snacks like freshly baked soft pretzels topped with coarse salt.

Join Oktoberfest celebrations around the world

Oktoberfest isn’t just for the Germans. Discover Oktoberfest celebrations around the world.

For the traditional five-day celebration, take a flight to Munich and get festive with the locals. Make sure to book a table at one of the many beer tents, and prepare for a full day of revelry.

If you’re looking for something a little different, book a flight to Osaka, Japan and head down to Okinawa for the annual Rocktoberfest – a mixture of rock and metal bands, bangers and beer. Or fly to Toronto, Canada and take the drive to Kitchener-Waterloo for Oktoberfest Idol. Cheer on your favourite contestant while sipping on a traditional stein.

Staying home this Oktoberfest? Why not head to one of the special tents in Dubai for a dance and a traditional meal of sausage and sauerkraut.

What is Oktoberfest?

The longest wedding reception ever, the first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royal family invited all the citizens of Munich to join in the festivities – because as they say, the more the merrier. The celebration lasted five days with contests, games, food and drinks. The party continues to this day. Visitors and locals can enjoy the annual two-week festival in Munich from late September to early October.