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On May 17, a collection of 35 Dubai restaurants and lounges will accept a cucumber as form of payment in exchange for a selected mixed beverage.

Think we’re pulling your leg? According to their Facebook page, DXB Cucumber Day's aim is to transform “the humble green fruit into exchangeable monetary units."

You don't have to pay money. You literally have to hand over a cucumber to your server. It is, however, limited to one cucumber per person. Better head to the grocery store. 

Responsible retailer Spinneys is offering customers the chance to cut costs on their cucumbers with the launch of its naturally imperfect veg.

Spinneys will be selling wonky cucumbers as part of its ‘I’m perfect’ range, a selection of misshapen fruit and veg that will hit shelves across selected Spinneys stores this week. Described as ‘naturally imperfect’, they will retail at a cost of around 45 per cent less than conventional produce from the same sources, with prices starting from Dh2.75.

Those heading to one of the 35 bars and restaurants set to offer a free mixed beverage in exchange for a cucumber on Wednesday 17 May simply need to pop into Spinneys and collect a misshapen cucumber to save money.

Here is a guide on all restaurants where you can pay with cucumbers in exchange for a selected mixed beverage:

  • Drum Bar, Madinat Jumeirah Al Naseem
  • Dustys, DIFC
  • El Sur, Westin Mina Seyahi
  • GQ, JW Marriott Marquis
  • Fume, Pier 7 Marina
  • Cargo, Pier 7 Marina
  • Carpenters, Hyatt Regency
  • China Grill, Westin Mina Seyahi
  • Gaucho, DIFC
  • Geales, Le Royal Meridien
  • Ginter, Intercontinental Marina
  • Belgian Beer Café, Madinat Jumeirah -Souk
  • Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis
  • Burger & lobster, DIFC
  • Cocktail Kitchen, Armada JLT
  • Cook Hall, Westin Habtoor City
  • Copper Dog, Hilton Doubletree JBR
  • Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  • Gramercy, DIFC
  • Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
  • Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House
  • Rose and Crown, W Hotel
  • Siddhartha Lounge, Grosvenor House
  • The Croft, Marriott Harbour Hotel Marina
  • The Hub, Sofitel JBR
  • Hendricks, Four Seasons Jumeirah
  • Play, H Hotel
  • The Maine, Hilton Doubletree JBR
  • Tribeca, Ocean View Hotel JBR
  • Vaults, JW Marriott Marquis
  • Iris, Oberoi
  • Jones the Grocer, Dusit Thani
  • Lima Dubai, City Walk
  • Le Bistro D'arts, Pier 7 Marina
  • Miss Lily's, Sheraton Grand Hotel
  • Folly by Nick and Scott
  • Cafe Belge, Ritz Carlton