It’s that time of the year again! When the weather is getting a wee bit cooler hence the city of Doha is coming back to life. Lots of events are happening around the city which makes it hard for me to choose which one I’m going to attend. I had two event invitations lying in my inbox for the same date – 7th October 2015, which was last night. It didn’t take long for me to decide to accept the Oktoberfest celebration invitation from the Intercontinental Doha. Why? Because I’ve been to their Bouzouki Night party a few months ago where I had an amazing time so I was sure that this event will also be great and of course, I was not mistaken.
What is Oktoberfest?
I’m not sure if there are people out there who doesn’t know what Oktoberfest is but just in case, I’d tell you. It’s the world’s largest beer festival held every year in Munich, Germany running for a period of 16 days. In reality though, the festival is celebrated during mid-September until the first weekend of October. It started during the wedding of King Ludwig and Princess Therese in 1810 in which the public was invited during its festivities. Since then, it has been an annual event of merrymaking and beer drinking.
Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Oktoberfest in Intercontinental Doha
1. A very well-organized event!
From the extended parking space to the huge, air-conditioned tent as the venue of this celebration and a lot of staff to assist you – you’d know that you’ll be in good hands and that Intercontinental Doha has exhausted all efforts to make this celebration hassle-free for their guests. They surely have anticipated a huge number of participants that even the buffet tables were arranged according to the number of people attending – two buffet tables in each side of the tent. Hence, there was never a crowd of people trying to serve themselves the yummy German dishes they have.
2. Great food!
Oktoberfest celebration is all about the booze but even if this obviously is the case, Intercontinental Doha did not let the quality of the dishes served go down the drain. The Greek Mister may not agree with me on this as he was not a big fan of the food except one specific kind of sausage (the one which had cheese in it) which he feasted on with his beer. He’s more of a drinker than an eater, which is why we really do compliment each other as I am the exact opposite. I feasted on all kinds of German dishes which of course includes different kinds of sausages but I will have to specifically mention my favorite dish for the night – the veal escalopes. YUM!
3. Top-notch entertainment.
A lively Bavarian band played traditional German songs and at some point – even English songs all throughout the night. Their showmanship was extremely intoxicating! You’re sure to have a great time just by watching them perform.
It was absolutely fun I tell you. The Greek Mister left with a heavy heart since he has to work the next day, if it wasn’t for that – I think he’d be drinking until we get personally kicked out by the staff. I have not been to the real Oktoberfest in Germany just yet (it’s in the list) but from what I’ve seen/read/heard, I do believe that Intercontinental Doha’s celebration of this event was close enough to the real thing. Next year, I’m planning to attend it in full traditional Bavarian clothes. Ein Prosit!
Of course, I made a video of the event. Hard to resist.
Tickets priced at QR265 per person.
Drinks to be purchased separately.
I was a guest at the Oktoberfest in Intercontinental Doha however as always, all opinions, photos and video are my own.