Going Out: Enjoy sport in the garden at Media One Hotel

Matt Jones - Editor 10:17 28/09/2015
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Relaxed setting: Garden on 8.

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing and the football and NFL seasons getting underway, it’s time to get yourself down to Dubai and see what’s springing up at Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel.

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If you are ready for a season of sport, then it’s time to visit the Garden Fest. From now until October 31, join them for a thrilling six-week festival of sport as the boys get the balls out with live action from all the Rugby World Cup games, along with key football and NFL matches.

To create the full festival experience every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there will be a variety of entertainment from Dubai-based acoustic musicians, together with a menu full of world flavours and beverage deals on special imports.

Artists include Adam Baluch, Ian Appleby, Sam and Shay and Sebrina and Red. Weekends will see a variety of craft stalls and their bespoke Garden Fest T-shirts on sale plus festival-related interactive games. This starts from Thursday, October 1 from 17:00 every weekend.

Of particular note are Orange Boxy – from designer apparels to tech accessories, unique gift ideas to funky home decor; plus Toil & Tinker (T-shirt printing) – a small but punchy, print and design studio, from October 1-3.

Ryokobags – exclusively handmade leather goods – are available from October 8-10, as well as Sunny’s Pop, which brings your favorite Texas treats to Dubai, including amazing gourmet popcorn and cotton candy washed down with some old-fashioned sodas.

Watch sport in style.

Between October 15-17 it’s Drawdeck – an online community that connects emerging artists, companies and art-lovers together. There’s the healthy and yummy snack options of Munchbox.

From October 22-24 it’s time to Dot your T’s, Cross your I’s – all handmade, pom pom accessories, jewellery and clothing; while in the final week, from October 29-31 look out for Tinker & Toil, Ryokobags, Pictoresca and Dot your T’s, Cross your I’s.

Media One community manager Svet Kujic said: “The Garden Fest is time to enjoy a full festival experience with live sports and entertainment in one of the coolest terraces in Dubai – it’s about the vibrant social atmosphere, wholesome, hearty food with an extensive variety of classic drinks; providing a fun retreat to socialise with friends.

“It’s more than just an outdoor escape. Our garden features wall gardens cultivated by the chefs for fresh vegetables and herbs; some furniture from recycled and reused materials, plus rustic surroundings that even include a wishing well.

“Garden Fest is about the full monty experience with live sports (rugby, football, NFL), musicians, crafts and loads of fun.”

So crouch, touch, pause, and engage in a spectacle of sporting action at Garden on 8.

What: Garden Fest
Where: Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel, Dubai
When: September 18-October 31
Contact: Call Dubai 04 427 1000 or email [email protected] for further details

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