Dubai was chosen to host Germany’s canceled Oktoberfest, upsetting some traditionalists

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Germany’s Oktoberfest, which has been canceled for a second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in Dubai, which will upset traditionalists. According to German media, the Dubai authorities have approved the festival, which will take place for six months, much longer than the typical two weeks in Munich, starting in October at the Dubai Marina.

The beer will be imported from Germany, along with a genuine service staff. It was reported that “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, actor Steven Seagal and “Terminator” actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger were invited. Read: With ‘great regret’ Germany cancels Oktoberfest for second year Dubai event is being organized by Charles Blume, who oversees Berlin Christmas markets, and restaurant entrepreneur Dirk Ippen. He has raised some eyebrows due to Dubai’s conservative laws on alcohol consumption. Speaking at Radio Charivari, a Munich radio station, Blume said permission had been granted on the understanding that guests, who might be drunk, would be transported back to where they are staying on the buses, to keep them out of sight. . In normal years, Oktoberfest would normally attract 6 million visitors to the Munich festival grounds. It was scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 4, but Germany is still struggling to vaccinate its population, while the United Arab Emirates is at a more advanced stage. From the archives (April 2020): Oktoberfest in Munich canceled because the Bavarian governor says ‘the risk is too high’ Bavarian minister-president Markus Söder had said it was with ‘regret’ that the festival would be canceled for second year, but promised “Oktoberfest will be held again and will be great again.” Furthermore, Buckingham Place has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II has released two beers made from barley grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. It’s the monarch’s first time brewing beer, and Sandringham Golden India Pale Ale sells in her gift shop for £ 3.99 ($ ​​5.53) a half-liter bottle.