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Is Oktoberfest moving from Germany to DUBAI? Beer festival cancelled due to Covid 'has been given green light to go ahead in UAE' Germany's iconic Oktoberfest has been cancelled for the second year running A separate event is said to have been agreed to be held in Dubai later this year It will be held for six months with celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger

By Antony Thrower For Mailonline

Published: 18:43 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 18:44 BST, 4 May 2021

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Germany's iconic Oktoberfest is set to be held in Dubai after it was cancelled for the second year running because of the pandemic.

Yesterday Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said holding large events in Bavaria, including the annual celebrations, is 'not feasible' after a meeting with the city's mayor Dieter Reiter.

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But German media has reported all is not lost for drink fans as something similar to the 16-day festival is to be held in the United Arab Emirates.

Instead of being held for about 18 days, the breakaway festival in Dubai will continue for around six months.

A waitress serves beer mugs at the opening of Oktoberfest in 2019, the last time the event was held before the pandemic hit

A waitress serves beer mugs at the opening of Oktoberfest in 2019, the last time the event was held before the pandemic hit

According to German publication Bild, the event has been organised by Charles Blume and restaurant entrepreneur Dirk Ippen and is to be held in Dubai Marina with breweries and innkeepers from Bavaria set to be flown in. 

Celebrities already invited include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal and Pamela Anderson.

Mr Blume said on a Munich radio station permission had

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