One of our favourite fixtures in the Abu Dhabi calendar is just around the corner and we can hardly contain our excitement.
No, we don’t mean Halloween, the Formula One weekend or Christmas.
We mean Oktoberfest, the annual worldwide celebration which brings live music, free-flowing hops and traditional German cuisine together for a whole lot of fun.
And this year, Crowne Plaza Yas Island is playing the ultimate host with a list of events longer than a one-metre Bratwurst sausage.
The Yas Island hotel’s sixth annual Oktoberfest celebrations will be bigger and better than ever before.
du Forum is the place to be on October 4 and 5 as live band Münchner Gaudiblosn makes its way from Munich to kick-start a weekend of action-packed activities.
They'll belt out the best of German pop, folk and traditional music and guests are encouraged to join them on stage for their 'Bavarian Olympics' bash, with yodelling and mug-lifting among the competitions on offer.
Head down after work and you should arrive in time for the fun commencing at 7pm, just make sure you’re prepared for an unforgettable night as the party goes on until 2am.
Then grab a good night’s sleep before making your way back for an unmissable Friday brunch from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Expect all your favourite brunch dishes, with a few German treats thrown in for good measure.
There’s no time to rest though, as the party restarts for non-brunchers at 4pm with a bumper schedule taking the action all the way to 2am once more.
Sounds like a lot to keep up with?
Don’t worry, Crowne Plaza has thought of everything.
You can book an awesome stay at the Golf Plaza hotspot with a special Oktoberfest room package, which will give guests complimentary event tickets and cash back to spend on food and drink.
Bag a superior room stay from Dhs549 (inclusive of taxes) and you’ll get a ticket to the Oktoberfest night party ticket and get cash back of up to Dhs150.
Or maybe you’ll opt for the unlimited package superior room stay from Dhs700 net. That package included an Oktoberfest Friday Brunch ticket, including food and drinks.
You’ll also get a delicious complimentary breakfast at Jing Asia, complimentary access to Yas Beach and complimentary Yas Express shuttle bus to all Yas Island destinations.
That’s a lot of freebies thrown in to sweeten the deal.
If all that sounds like fun, you should probably book sooner rather than later as Oktoberfest 2018 in Abu Dhabi is just a matter of days away.
For more information, visit the website here or call 02 656 3052.
Oktoberfest 2018: Dhs199 (general admission Thursday with Dhs100 cashback), Dhs199 general admission Friday with Dhs150 cashback), Dhs350 (Friday brunch), Dhs89 (kids aged six-12). October 4-5. Du Forum, Yas Island (02 656 3052).
Oktoberfest room packages: Dhs549 (superior room with Oktoberfest night party ticket and Dhs150 cashback), Dhs700 (superior room with Oktoberfest Friday brunch ticket). Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island (02 656 3053).