Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER BY THE SEA
A sumptuous five-course meal awaits all those venturing to La Mer Restaurant at Sofitel Bahrain this Christmas Eve. Indulge in not only a wonderland of exquisite cuisine designed to spike your Christmas spirits and dive you into wonderful flavours and unforgettable, heart-warming memories, but also in the picturesque seaside views on offer. All members of the family are most welcome from 7pm to 11pm. The price is BD45 net per person and is inclusive of the all-important bubblies.
MAGNIFIQUE CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
A scrumptious international style feast is available at Saraya on Christmas Day. Complete with live entertainment courtesy of the in-house Cuban band, the atmosphere is sure to be a joyful one. There is a dedicated kid’s corner, filled with fun activities to keep the little ones occupied. Keep an eye out for Santa Clause who will be arriving to distribute gifts to all of the children. Visit Saraya on December 25 from 12.30pm until 4pm to join in. BD46 net per person, inclusive of selected beverages.
FESTIVE SEASON SPECIALS
Get down to Macaron this festive season to take part in their spirit of giving. Bring the kids and visit the gingerbread house for a delicious variety of Christmas cookies, cakes and sweets. Wanting to stay in this Christmas without the hassle of cooking? Why not order an exquisite turkey complete with a variety of sides, all prepared by the venue’s quality chefs. For large orders, three days advance booking is required. Offers available until December 31.
Call the number below for price and times.
GO: Call 1763 6363 for reservations and more information.
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
FOUR-COURSE CHRISTMAS DINNER
Head on down to CUT at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay to be a part of a special culinary experience this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The renowned American Austrian Chef, Wolfgang Puck, has been tasked with delivering a scrumptious holiday themed, four-course dinner, for this festive occasion. Treat yourselves on day from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at BD45++ per person.
TIME TO TALK TAKEAWAY TURKEY
Everyone loves Christmas time, but perhaps the celebrations more than the preparations. Instead of spending all of your time in the kitchen this year, why not let The Four Seasons Hotel take care of your festive needs. With a selection of roast turkey (BD80++), honey baked spiral ham (BD45++) and roast beef dishes (BD20++), complete with delicious sides, preparing for the big celebrations couldn’t be any easier this year. Dishes serve 5 to 10 people, depending on the order. Currently available until December 31, with an option for delivery. Prior booking required.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT BAHRAIN BAY KITCHEN
Get ready to say (and eat) all of these delicious dishes on the most festive day of the year! Special festive dishes include marinated salmon, roast turkey with trimmings, brussels sprouts, chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, seafood bar on ice with freshly chuckled rock oyster from UK, Omani lobster, marinated calamari, mussels from New Zealand, Yule log, Christmas pudding, panettone, Stollen, and mince pie. There’s live band entertainment and special festive décor! BD 35++ with soft beverages and BD45++ with full beverage package; from 1pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 1711 5000 for reservations and more information.
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVE FEAST
This Christmas Eve promises to be a memorable one at Al Waha. A lavish buffet awaits all those in attendance, comprising of a wide variety of scrumptious dishes including hamachi sashimi, zucchini carpaccio and the well-loved stuffed turkey roulade. The feast does not end there with a delectable dessert spread of mince pies, panettone, stollen, Dundee cake and traditional Christmas cookies on offer. Contact the hotel for prices and times.
EXOTIC CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
The Gulf Convention Centre will be the location to visit this Christmas Day, with a lavish Christmas brunch on offer for all ages. Available at 10 of their award winning outlets, you are sure not to miss out. Featuring exotic festive dishes including rock lobster, red snapper, Moroccan style hammour fish, an assorted Iranian mixed grill, balsamic braised lamb shank with shallots amongst many others, your family will be spoilt for choice. Only BD32 net per person.
GO: Call 1771 3000 for reservations and more information.
Art Rotana Amwaj Islands
SANTA & SANTARINA CHRISTMAS
Whether you were naughty or nice this year, join everyone at Cellar 59 to welcome Santa and celebrate the occasion with festive vibes and delightful drinks. DJ Amm & Katrin will be performing their top tunes to spice up the night. Get ready at midnight for the exciting raffle draw and a sizzling dance from Santa and his lady helpers. All ladies can enjoy a complimentary Christmas beverage or a glass of bubbly before midnight. On December 22 from 9.30pm to 2am. Free entry for all guests.
CHRISTMAS DAY GARDEN BRUNCH
The Christmas Day Brunch at Choices Terrace will have an extraordinary setup in their indoor garden. They are offering all the bells and whistles of a traditional festive feast along with many enticing live cooking stations. The in-house band and choir will perform popular songs and carols of the festive season while the kids enjoy their time in the children’s games area. December 25 from 12.30pm to 5pm. BD27++ per person, including soft drinks and BD35++ per person including unlimited beverages. BD16 net per child aged between 6 and 12, whilst children under 6 dine for free.
CHRISTMAS DAY ITALIAN BRUNCH
Celebrate a jolly Christmas Day Brunch with a modern Italian twist. Bring your family and friends to enjoy all your favorite Christmas items along with some exceptional Italian dishes, live cooking stations and entertainment suited for an Italian festivity. The kids will have the time of their lives with the activities set up especially for them. Served at Rosso from 12noon to 4.30pm for BD19++ with soft drinks and BD29++ with unlimited premium drinks. Kids below 6 years old dine for free and those aged between 6 and 12 dine for BD12 net.
GO: Call 1600 0111 for reservations and more information.
Crowne Plaza Bahrain
A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
A festive seafood feast is what awaits all those lucky enough to be spending Christmas Eve at Waves Restaurant in the Crowne Plaza this year. Select from a wide variety of your favourite marine dishes from the speciality seafood market whilst enjoying the joyful atmosphere. BD38 per adult and BD33 for children between 5 and 10-years-old. Book before December 7 and receive a generous discount. Open from 7pm until midnight on December 24.
Christmas day is a day to be celebrated with friends and family. Bring everyone down to The Harvesters Pub to ensure a celebratory experience in comfortable surroundings. Relax and enjoy the well-loved menu whilst soaking up the Christmas cheer. Entry is only BD35 per adult and BD14 for children aged between 5 to 10-years-old. Book before December 7 to take advantage of the early bird discount offer. From 12.30pm until 4pm.
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
One of the many beautiful traditions included in Christmas celebrations is the lighting of the Christmas tree. Join other families in the Lobby of the Crowne Plaza for this wonderful spectacle. Sing along with the choir as they deliver beautiful renditions of classic Christmas carols and watch your children’s faces light up as they receive gifts from Santa’s elves. The evening begins at 7.30pm on December 5.
GO: Call 1753 1122 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The Sheraton always deliver on special occasions and this Christmas Eve will be no different. If delightful cuisine, friendly service and an inviting atmosphere sounds like your kind of environment, bring your family and friends to Al Safir Restaurant this Christmas Eve. This lovely meal runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm for BD13.9++ per person or BD21.9++ per person, inclusive of selected drinks. 50% discount for kids aged from 4 to 11 and free for kids 3 and under.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
If you prefer to stay in on Christmas Eve and to venture out on Christmas Day, Al Safir Restaurant also offers the option of a Christmas Day Feast at their inviting venue. Soak up the festive atmosphere whilst indulging in the array of culinary treats available to all lucky patrons. Available on t December 25, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, at the low price of only BD12.9 per person. You simply cannot afford to miss out on this one!
GO: Call 1753 3533 for reservations and more information.
Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
If like most people you can’t wait for Christmas Day to arrive, why not start the celebrations a little earlier this year and avoid the rush. Baharat Restaurant at Le Meridien Hotel promises a delicious feast for all those in attendance. Family members of all ages are most welcome. Enjoy this festive occasion for the low price of BD22++ per person, inclusive of water and soft beverages, or for BD32++ per person, inclusive of a beverage package. On December 22 from 12.30pm to 4pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
For those of you planning a big Christmas Day filled with food and fun, Baharat Restaurant should definitely be on your festive radar. Always a favourite location for special occasions, Baharat promises a brunch to remember with their enchanting menu and welcoming atmosphere. Join them on December 25 from 12.30pm to 4pm. BD22++ per person, inclusive of water and soft drinks or BD32++ per person, inclusive of a beverage package.
HAPPY HOUR SPARKLING SPECIALS
Bizarre Lounge at Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre is offering a happy hour with a touch of class at their pristine venue. This is a perfect location to relax and unwind after a long day at the office. Take advantage of their half price offers on selected ‘sparkling specials’ featuring twists on their classic creations and enjoy a lively and social atmosphere complete with friendly service. Available every day from 6pm until 8pm.
GO: Call 1717 1441 for reservations and more information.
The Westin Bahrain City Centre
Furn Bakery is helping parents to make the holiday season a special one for all of their children this year. Help your little ones express their creativity by building their very own gingerbread houses, whilst enjoying both family time and a chance to interact with other kids. Purchase the build your own gingerbread house kit for only BD12++ per child for a takeaway kit or BD14++ per child for both the kit and class. Classes take place every Saturday from 5pm to 7pm.
As the holiday season approaches, people are finding themselves with a little more time on their hands for pleasure seeking. Live music, tasty beverages and scrumptious bites are a combination not to be passed up. Make your way to Mezzanine Lounge at the Westin to enjoy the vibrant South African Duo “The Duex Song” delivering a retro styled performance. Every Thursday from 8pm onwards.
GO: Call 1717 1441 for reservations and more information.
CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL MENU
Join the festivities at the Legendz Steakhouse in The Intercontinental Regency Hotel to celebrate an unforgettable family Christmas Eve. Treat yourself to a specially curated festival set menu consisting of four courses, including a welcome drink of your choice. BD32++ with special beverage pairing or BD27++ including standard beverages. The warm and friendly atmosphere is thrown in for free. From 6pm onwards.
A JOLLY CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Experience the magic of Christmas Day at the stylish Medzo Italian Restaurant. A mouth-watering three-course set menu awaits all patrons, including a drink of your choice from the non-alcoholic beverages, fresh juices, coffee or tea, along with delicious Christmas mignardises. Enjoy this Italian flavoured celebration on December 25 from 12pm to 3pm for only BD25++ per person.
GO: Call 1722 7777 for reservations and more information.
Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
An extravagant brunch with all the trimmings is on offer at The Movenpick Hotel Bahrain, including juicy turkey, roasted vegetables and gravy. Roasted baby pig with apricot and apple stuffing is another option. Mince pies, plum puddings with brandy butter and yummy Christmas Stollen will provide a sweet ending to your feast. Santa will be making an appearance to give away gifts to all children present and a soulful choir will sing carols to keep you in the festive spirit. Only on December 25 from 12.30pm to 4pm. BD43 net per person.
GO: Call 174 600 17 for reservations and more information
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Enjoy a variety of festive offerings at the Al Khayma Tent this holiday season including a sweet and savoury Christmas buffet, holiday movie classics, Ritz-Kids activities and much more. Santa Claus will be there to provide a warm and jolly welcome. On December 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 3pm to 6pm. Members and guests will pay BD18++ per adult and BD8++ per child aged 4 to 12. For non-members it will cost BD20++ per adult and BD10++ per child aged 4 to 12.
GRAND CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Indulge in festive culinary delights highlighted by the Ritz- Carlton chefs’ splendid creations at the Grand Ballroom. Live cooking and carving stations, a large seafood and prime rib corner and delectable desserts are amongst the delicious treats on offer. Includes live music entertainment and a special visit from Santa Claus. From 12.30am until 4.30pm. BD45++ per adult, including selected beverages and BD25++ per child aged 4 to 12.
GO: Call 1758 6612 for reservations and more information.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AND BRUNCH
Spoil yourself with a lavish buffet at Flavours on 2 and enjoy the live entertainment as well as the many awaiting surprises. The festive feast for Christmas Eve Dinner is BD16++ per person, including soft drinks and juices or BD24++ per person, including selected beverages. Celebrate Christmas Day Brunch for BD24++ per person, including soft drinks and juices or BD29++ per person, including selected beverages. Christmas brunch from 12pm to 4pm and Christmas Dinner from 6.30pm to 11pm.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
This is the season to be jolly and to enjoy the tastiest treats, yummiest snacks, traditional favourites and a wide assortment of Christmas goodies your kids will love. Come join in with decorating your own gingerbread houses at City Lobby Lounge. All this for only BD10++ per child from December 3 to 31. Free Valet parking available.
GO: Call 1311 9999 for reservations and more information.
Elite Seef Residence & Hotel
FESTIVE CHRISTMAS EVE
Get on down to Il Giardino at the Elite Seef Residence & Hotel this Christmas Eve to enjoy a fun-filled occasion with the whole family. Take advantage of the succulent offerings from the grill and wide variety of refreshing beverages. Live performances will ensure you are thoroughly entertained throughout. 8pm to 12am on December 24. BD12++ per person.
GO: Call 1758 3388 for reservations and more information.
Elite Resort & Spa
CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME
Put on your Christmas party hats and head for Shift 7 at Elite Resort & Spa. An evening of music, fun and laughter awaits all those who join in the festivities. A great way to celebrate Christmas with old friends and to meet new ones, Shift 7 always promises a magical evening to remember. The party starts at 7pm on December 25. Entrance fee is only BD5 per person.
GO: Call 1731 3333 for more information
Elite Crystal Hotel
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET
Eating in abundance is synonymous with Christmas day. If you, like many others, wish to make life easy on yourself, take a turn past Elite Crystal Hotel on December 25 to partake in a lavish multi-cuisine buffet with unlimited house beverages. In this scenario, the dirty dishes are taken care of. A wonderful day awaits complimented by live music and friendly service. Starting at 12.30pm, the packages include BD10++ for food with soft beverages and BD15++ for food and unlimited house beverages.
GO: Call 3336 0300 for reservations and more information.
Elite Grand Hotel
SANTAS’S SOUND BEAT
The holiday season is all about celebration and what better way to celebrate than by dancing your way into Christmas Day with all of your friends? Head for H2O at the Elite Grand Hotel on December 24 and enjoy live DJ performances, a delicious set menu and an abundance of soft beverages. The party starts at 8pm and goes on until midnight. Entry is BD10++ per person.
GO: Call 1756 5888 for reservations and more information
The Domain Hotel & Spa
A CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Start your Christmas celebrations in style this year at Le Sauvage on December 7. Come and sing along with celebrated musicians Michelle Miles and Erika Nottingham Rawles in the beautiful setting of Domain Prive, as they delight you and your family with Christmas carols, songs and melodic music. This classical concert is paired with a set three course dinner. BD30++ per person, including welcoming drink and BD15++ per child aged 6 to 12. Children under 6 enter for free.
CHRISTMAS THEMED BRUNCH
Celebrate the magic of the festive season at Le Sauvage’s Christmas themed Friday brunch on December 22. Their award winning culinary team has once again created a splendid festive feast with a selection of treats, including a chocolate yule log, turkey carving at your table and so much more. Enjoy all of this whilst taking in the panoramic views of the city of Manama. From 12noon to 4pm, entry is BD19++ excluding beverages, BD27++ including beverages and BD 36++ including premium beverages and pairings.
CHRISTMAS EVE SUSHI SPECIAL
For an alternative to the typical Christmas meal, visit Imari at the Domain Hotel and Spa on December 24. Their Master Chef Riichiro is preparing an amazing option to ring in Christmas day, with a unique buffer experience complete with sushi stations, seafood market, homemade tempuras and other international favourites. From 6.30pm until 10.30pm, entry is BD20++ per person, including selected beverages and BD10++ per child for ages 5 to 12-years-old. ✤
GO: Call 1600 0000 for reservations and more information.
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
Kick-start the merry celebrations with a festive afternoon tea at Seasons Tea Lounge. Known and awarded as the best afternoon tea in Doha, the special festive menu includes sweet and savoury bites and a choice of hot or cold beverage. Available from December 19 to January 1, 2018. QR215 per set inclusive of one hot or cold beverage Every day from 3pm to 6.30pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE AT IL TEATRO
Gather your loved ones for a Christmas Eve dinner with delicious food and a fabulous atmosphere at Il Teatro. Chef Marco Arlotti and his team have prepared a sumptuous four-course set menu for all palates and tastes! QR410 for a four-course set menu with amuse bouche and nonalcoholic beverages. Kids aged 11-years-old and below dine complimentary from kids menu. Served on December 24 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
One of the most joy-filled and lavish Christmas brunches in the city, this food feast is filled with mouthwatering cuisine and festive activities for the little ones. A grand celebration of four restaurants featuring a beautiful array of Christmas classics alongside a selection of international dishes. QR550 Regular Christmas Brunch package; QR680 Sparkling Christmas Brunch package; QR275 Kids Christmas Brunch (five to 12-years-old). Served on Christmas Day from 12.30pm to 5pm.
GO: Call 4494 8600 for reservations and more information
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara
AZRAQ WINTER BRUNCH
Savour a truly bespoke brunch experience with an endless display of the choicest seafood, grilled delicacies and live cooking stations. Tuck into decadent desserts, from gingerbread houses to festive cakes and finely decorated cookies, inspiring good cheer. Children’s animation and games complement a lavish winter themed brunch that is sure to delight the entire family. Available from December 22 to 25, QR300 per person and QR150 per child.
ZEST WINTER HOUSE
Get all wrapped up in Anantara luxury at the cosy winter house, set up at Zest Chocolate Café exclusively for the month of December. Sip on a festive mug of soothing cinnamon chai latte or more hot beverages stirred with holiday delight. Treat yourself to an assortment of delectable treats trimmed and decorated to perfection. Available every day from 11am to 8pm.
GO: Call 4040 5116 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Doha
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
The St. Regis Doha Afternoon Tea takes aficionados on an epicurean journey through delectable sandwiches and desserts paired with yummy traditional festive blends. Taking place at Sarab Lounge, this is a pure indulgent experience. Caroline Astor Afternoon Tea is QR149; The St. Regis Doha Afternoon Tea is QR250 (for one person) and QR450 (for two people).
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT ASTOR GRILL
Create timeless memories this Christmas Eve with your loved ones while savouring sumptuous menus handcrafted by the culinary team. A special four-course set menu is prepared with all your favourite festive touches. QR295 with soft beverages and QR395 with sommelier selection. Served from 6pm to 11pm on December 24, pre-booking required.
CHRISTMAS GRAND BRUNCH
This December 25, honour the warmth of the festive season and celebrate with a culinary journey in more than 2,500 square meters of lavish offerings prepared by leading Chefs from Astor Grill, Opal by Gordon Ramsay, Vine and more of the hotel’s restaurants.With its dedicated children’s corner and live music, this Xmas daybrunch is bound to leave you spellbound. QR555 with soft beverages and QE655 with sommelier selections. From 12.30pm to 4pm. Pre-booking is required.
GO: Call 4446 0000 for reservations and more information.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha
FESTIVE WONDERLAND COUNTER
Visit the Palm Garden Festive Wonderland Counter and pick your favourite yummy treats! Choose from an array of handcrafted goodies for sharing this season, from a pocket of cookies to traditional European cakes, stollen breads, mince pies and chocolate santas, there’s something for everyone. Available daily from 9am to 10pm.
FAMILY FESTIVE PARTY
Join in the family festive party and let your little ones get excited for the big day. Special holiday music, a delicious buffet, cookie decorating and baking as well as a visit from the man in red – he has a gift for every child! QR70 per child aged five and below; QR100 per child aged five to 11; and QR150 per person for above 11-year-olds. Tickets are available at the F&B office and the party takes place on December 22 from 5pm to 8pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
Come together with all your nearest and dearest to this very special sparkling festive lunch, held in Hyde Park Coffee Shop. Tuck into a Christmas feast whilst you keep an eye out for a special visitor and lots of cool festive activities. Priced at QR290 with beverages and QR220 without beverages. Served from 12noon to 3pm.
GO: Call 4428 1555 for reservations and more information
The Ritz-Carlton Doha
TURKEY OR PRIME RIB TO GO
Bring the Ritz’s delicious culinary experience home with a festive Turkey or Prime Rib to enjoy with your family and loved ones. Additional side dishes and desserts are available upon request. Available with 48 hours advance order from December 22 to 25. QR840 for Turkey; QR980 for Prime Rib – both serving six to eight adults.
FESTIVE SEASON AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy the classic Ritz-Carlton afternoon tea experience with a festive twist. Think dainty Xmas themed finger food and sweet and savoury treats to whet your appetite and get you into the holiday spirit. December 15 to 30, daily at the Lobby Lounge. Served from 2.30pm to 5pm for QR130.
ITALIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER
Experience an exquisite Italian à la Carte menu, combined with traditional Christmas dishes to kick start the festivities. Served on December 24 at Porcini restaurant – this elegant festive eve feast is sure to get you ready for the big day! Please call the hotel for timings and prices.
GO: Call 4484 8000 for reservations and more information
ENCHANTING AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with festive cookies, sandwiches with winter fruit chutneys, and specially concocted mocktails. QR95 per person food only; and QR125 with soft beverages. Available from December 19 to 26, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Tea Lounge. Sounds super yummy!
CHRISTMAS EVE DINING
Indulge in a sumptuous bu¬ffet dinner of fresh seafood, sushi, festive roasts, and irresistible Yule logs paired with live entertainment at Coral restaurant. QR295 per person including festive beverages; QR225 per person including soft beverages; QR145 per child (6 to 12 years-old). Served from 7pm to 11pm. At Mykonos, get into theholiday spirit with a traditional Greek three-course menu by Chef Konstantinos paired with a soulful performance by the Bouzouki Duo and Christmas choir. There’s going to be special surprises and gifts for kids too! QR245 per adult and QR120 per child (6 to 12-years-old). Served from 7pm to midnight.
Enjoy the Sparkly Brunch at Coral! Savour exquisite seasonal delights while immersing yourself in the festive performance by Dynamix and Christmas choir. Special gifts for the little ones will be given out as the most delectable food is devoured. QR420 per person including festive beverages; QR295 per person including soft beverages; QR145 per child (6 to 12 years-old). From 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4484 4919 for reservations and more information.
Shangri-La Hotel Doha
This year, Shangri-La is celebrating the festive season with a Winter Festival which will bring children and families together for fun activities and delicious delicacies throughout their
restaurants. From seasonal favourites that remind you of your fondest childhood memories to unique winter treats, they’reensuring that there’s lots on offer to enjoy. Four outlets; Sridan, Santorini, Fuego, and Shanghai Club will all host beautiful Christmas Eve dinners, whilst Christmas Day is all about the hotel’s mega Shangtastic Brunch. Level one comes to life as Santorini and Fuego join forces offering a new take on brunch. Feast on lobsters, sushi and fresh fish as well as lip-licking festive favourites with all the trimmings. Select from the finest butchers cut, take your pick from the traditional pie and roast station grill or make your own cocktail, all while enjoying lively entertainment AND Christmas themed goingons. QR305 with soft drinks; QR405 with house beverages. Served from 1pm to 5pm!
GO: Call 4429 5000 for reservations and more information.
Grand Hyatt Doha
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER SANTA MONICA STYLE
The most wonderful time of the year is the perfect opportunity for family and friends to gather at home for a meal on the eve of the big day. So, make Santa Monica Breakfast Club your home away from home this Christmas, and feast on a scrumptious, traditional set dinner, to a backdrop of festive classics courtesy of the house band. QR220 for food and soft drinks, served from 7pm to 11pm.
XMAS LIQUID BRUNCH @ DUNES
This year, Christmas is coming a few days early to Dunes! Santa is travelling in a pimped-up sleigh, brimming with all manner of tasty beverages, to fuel an especially festive Liquid Brunch and kick-start the holiday merriment in grand style. Complete with resident DJ Santiago Vittorelli on the decks. Takes place on December 22 from 4pm to 8pm. QR250 standard package; QR340 house package; QR560 premium package.
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
What better way to launch into Christmas Day than a traditional feast at Santa Monica Breakfast Club, including the chance to meet Santa Claus himself! Dive into gastronomic heaven and fill your belly ‘til your culinary heart’s content, complete with a festive soundtrackof merry music and party tunes courtesy of DJ Santiago Vittorelli plus our house band. Dance if you feel like dancing – it’s Christmas after all! QR299 with soft drinks; and QR449 with special beverages. Served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
GO: Call 3029 3748 for reservations and more information
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl, Doha
K FESTIVE BOUTIQUE
Arrive to a magical winter wonderland with glistening lights, sparkling snowflakes and Santa’s helpers ready to treat you with festive delicacies! Gingerbread houses and cookies, traditional stollen cakes, cinnamon stars and mince pies are just some of the treats available in the Grand Lobby from December 19, 10am to 10pm.
AFTERNOON TEA WITH SANTA AT SAWA TERRACE
Festive tea time is even more special as Santa visits for an afternoon celebration! The young ones can have their picture with Santa and decorate gingerbread houses and cookies with the help of the bakers. Parents can spoil themselves in the afternoon tea buffet with delicate finger sandwiches and more festive yummies. Tuesday to Sunday, December 19 to 24. Two Seatings: 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm. QR95 per child, six to 12-years-old, complimentary access for children below six-years-old. QR195 per adult.
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH IN SAWA
Enjoy a traditional festive brunch buffet and allow the hotel to entertain the little ones with a bouncing castle, face painting and a surprise from Santa. Live band entertainment will also be available. QR495 per person including soft beverages; QR595 per person including vino, grains, cocktail and bubbles. QR150 per child aged six to 12-years-old, complimentary access for children below six-years-old. Served from12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4035 5555 for reservations and more information
Oryx Rotana Doha
The family-friendly restaurant Choices, which is transformed into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights and beautifully decorated tables, provides the ideal venue for celebration. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch buffet, featuring traditional turkey with different trimmings, plus a full selection of themed food corners, fresh seafood and live cooking stations. There will be plenty of seasonal cheer and music; plus a surprise visit with gifts for every child. Brunch is for QR290 (including soft drinks); QR390 (hops & vinos); QR440 (including hops, vinos, bubbly, and house spirits). Children from six to 12-years-old are charged at QR120.
Visit the Christmas display at the Sky Lounge until January 7, 2018 for a range of gourmet festive treats. From gingerbread and Christmas cookies to turkey takeaway – there is a tempting choice of traditional delicacies to eat in or to take away!
GO: Call 4402 3333 for reservations and more information.
InterContinental Doha The City
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
On December 20, gather around with loved ones on The Bridge and enjoy a fun festive family activity with gingerbread house decorating! Each gingerbread house will come complete with all the icing and sweet treats you need. Take your time and create your very own masterpiece. Available from 2pm to 5pm. QR125 per house. Also, don’t forget to stop by the giant Gingerbread House in the lobby from December 19 onwards to take a family photo. #festiveinthecity.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
The Square will host a beautiful traditional Christmas Eve Dinner from 6pm to 11pm. Enjoy a lavish holiday buffet offering all-time traditional favourites such as roast beef, turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, and more festive treats from around the world. Starting from QR265 including soft beverages. Children below sixyears- old eat complimentary, children aged six to 12 get 50% off.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Head to the majestic Al Jawhara Ballroom on December 25 for a grand Christmas Day celebration like no other. Enjoy a delectable festive offering with some of your traditional favourites such as roast beef, turkey with all the trimmings, a decadent Christmas Log, and many more surprises in store! The children’s activities will keep the little ones in the holiday spirit. Starting from QR315 including soft beverages. Children below six-years-old eat complimentary, and children aged six to 12 get 50% off. Served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
GO: Call 4015 8888 for reservations and more information.
Doha Marriott Hotel
CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP
Everyone likes Gingerbread and everyone loves Gingerbread men’s ornaments. This year, only a selected amount of lucky children will have the privileged to eat their own customized gingerbread men. Share a memorable moment with your family at our hotel, and allow your kids to unveil their creativity with this gingerbread workshop. QR100 for one gingerbread man to decorate (advanced purchase and on-site tickets) Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be available at no extra cost.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
At Corniche restaurant you’ll get a fusion of festive food for the hungry birds, and lighter items for the ones who already more than enjoyed Christmas Eve with their loved ones. Remember, festive season is definitely not over until you’ve eaten to your heart’s content. Priced at QR299 per person, including non-alcoholic beverages; QR399 per person, including nonalcoholic and house beverages.
GO: Call 4429 8888 for reservations and more information.
Sharq Village & Spa
TEDDY BEAR AFTERNOON TEA
Welcome the festive season with a joyful Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea, where the Christmas treat buffet and a warm cup of cocoa will delight the family and young ones. Traditional Christmas carols accompany Santa at the cheerful ambiance. Served in Al Jalsa Lobby Lounge from December 21 to 24, 2.30pm to 5.30pm. QR185 per adult and QR90 per child aged six to 12-years-old.
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVE
Enjoy a spectacular buffet spread filled with festive highlights including international specialties and the best seasonal favorites alongside soothing violin sounds. Available at Al Liwan Restaurant from 6.30pm to 11pm. QR250 inclusive of soft beverages; QR375 inclusive of house beverages; Children aged six to 12 dine with 50% savings; and children aged five and below dine complimentary.
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Wake up to Christmas Day with a sparkle of joy that a decadent brunch brings. While adults are spoilt for choice with an indulgent spread of traditional Christmas favorites alongside live saxophone music, children can spend Christmas brunch time with Santa. Taking place in Al Liwan Restaurant from 12.30pm to 4pm. QR325 inclusive of soft beverages; QR425 inclusive of house beverages; QR160 per child aged six to 12; and children aged five and below dine complimentary.
GO: Call 4425 6666 for reservations and more information.
Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
SUGAR AND SPICE, IN ALL THINGS NICE!
Rediscover sugar and spice in all things nice with our extensive variety of festive cakes, cookies, gingerbread houses and puddings galore at Quick Bites and West End Café & Patisserie. From QR20, available December 3 to January 6, 2018.
COOKIES AND CRAFTS
Lift the little ones’ spirits and build the excitement early with fun Christmas cookie decorating workshops at Quick Bites. On December 2, 9 and 16 from 4pm to 6pm. Kids aged five to 10 can take part for QR95 inclusive of snacks and refreshments for kids. Prior Registration Required.
Savour an array of brunch favourites, specialty dishes, live entertainment and free flowing bubbly in one of two lovely settings: at Crossroads Kitchen indulge in an extensive brunch layout with seasonal offerings, live interactive cooking stations, a roast of turkey carving station and a dedicated kid play area to keep the little ones entertained. Enjoy a selection of festive desserts and a visit from Santa Claus himself. At Ipanema celebrate Christmas with the Brazilian flare on your plate with our Brazilian Band – Sambaqa – along with an endless range of sizzling meat and cocktails served at your table. Feliz Natal! QR245 with soft beverages and QR345 house beverages, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4419 5000 for reservations and more information.
The Torch Doha
FESTIVE SEASON AT TEA GARDEN
Get in the Festive Spirit with a special Afternoon Tea. Scones, yummy sandwiches, delicious cakes and chocolate treats at QR185 per couple including two welcome drinks and two beverages. Available from December 19 to 31.
FESTIVE BRUNCH AT FLYING CARPET
A special day to spend with family and friends where a Festival Children Playground will be waiting our little friends with chocolate masterclasses, gingerhouse decorating and a lot
of festive activities! Buffet menu at QR210 including selected beverages. Special price for children aged between six and 12 at QR100. Available 12.30pm to 4pm. Booking and payment required 48 hours in advance, limited seats available. FESTIVE SUNSET CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON TEA Exceptional chocolate and freshly made pastries creating a bespoke combination of flavours to accompany Doha’s majestic sunset from the heights of The Torch Doha. Different elements of cocoa are blend together to celebrate the very best of chocolate, combining sugar and spice with the result being a rich, festive afternoon tea. Available at Sky Lounge for QR90 per person, from December 24 to 30, 5pm to 7pm.
GO: Call 4446 5600 for reservations and more information.
Movenpick Hotel Doha
SEASONS RESTAURANT CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
It’s the time of year to share and celebrate, so gather family and friends and tuck into a traditional holiday spread amidst stunning Christmas decorations and jolly tunes. QR215 per person, including Gluehwein; seven to 12-year-olds get 50% off and under six-year-olds dine for free. From 6.30pm to 11pm.
SEASONS RESTAURANT CHRISTMAS ALL DAY BRUNCH
Indulge in a feast of holiday favourites with live festive entertainment. The kid’s kingdom will be transformed for the holiday season with many exciting surprises in store. QR275 per person including delicious Gluehwein and unlimited vino, and soft drinks; seven to 12-year olds get 50% off and under six-year-olds dine for free. From 12noon to 11pm.
GO: Call 4429 1111 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FACTORY
Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some good kids craft. Your kids will be kept busy in the excitement of the holiday season. The master bakers will teach them the basics of crafting the best gingerbread houses! QR150 per child including snacks and soft beverages. On December 22 and 23, from 3pm to 5pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE AT LA VERANDA
On December 24, let Chef Emanuele entice you with his original Italian cooking skills in a glamourous festive four course dinner. Christmas is all about sharing so bring along the whole family for a memorable dining experience. QR229 per person with soft beverages; and QR329 per person including special beverages. Served from 7pm to midnight.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT LA VERANDA
Enjoy a picturesque family celebration with stunning views overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Indulge in a buffet of Italian classics and Mediterranean festive delights. QR240 per person with soft beverages; and QR340 per person with special beverages. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4485 3000 for reservations and more information.
W Doha Hotel & Residences
XMAS DAY BRUNCH AT SPICE MARKET
Join the iconic Spice Market Xmas day brunch! An impressive selection of South East Asian all-time-favourites and the best entertainment put together to make it a day to remember. DJ Gee on the decks whilst brunch runs from 12noon to 4pm. QR450 with specialty drinks; and QR350 with soft drinks.
GO: Call 4453 5000 for reservations and more information.
HAKKASAN DOHA FESTIVE MENU
Available until December 30, Hakkasan Doha’s Festive Menu is designed to be shared and features a mix of Hakkasan’s award-winning signature dishes and seasonal ‘one-offs’. Highlights include Festive steamed dim sum platter, Jasmine smoked crispy chicken, Crab meat fried jasmine rice with tobiko and Cherry Bavarois with spiced bread for dessert. The Hakkasan Doha Festive Menu is QR398 per person inclusive of a welcome cocktail, small eats, main course, dessert, water, tea and coffee (minimum of two people. From 6pm to 12am.
GO: Call 4446 0170 for reservations and more information.
Gather your family and friends and head to Zengo! This exquisite culinary hotspot offers you an unrivalled Christmas set menu combined with amazing views of the Doha skyline! QR290 including welcome drink; and QR410 including special beverage selection per 3hrs. Served on December 24 and 25 on the 61st floor of Kempinski Residences & Suites.
GO: Call 4405 3560 for reservations and more information
CHRISTMAS DAY & EVE DINNER AT TRADER VIC’S
Whether you are young or young at heart, there is no better place to catch the Christmas spirit than in the islands! With live entertainment and a succulent 4-course menu (vegetarian option available) Trader Vic’s will be an inviting oasis this Christmas. From 7pm onwards on December 24 and 25, starting at QR350 including house drinks and bubbly.
GO: Call 4423 3112 for reservations and more information.
City Centre Rotana Doha
FESTIVE EVE DINNER
Indulge in an enhanced festive buffet spread at Olive Oil while you are enjoying great tunes from Doha Jazz band! Add sparkle to your evening and join in for a memorable experience to share with your family and friends. From 6.30pm to 11pm. QR195 per person, beverage package starting at QR120.
FESTIVE CELEBRATION BRUNCH
At this special time of the year, indulging and celebrating with friends, family or colleagues is a must. Join in at Festive Celebration Brunch, lift your spirits and listen to festive melodies performed by Doha Jazz band. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm. QR249 per person, beverage package starting at QR150.
GO: Call 4445 8888 for reservations and more information.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
CHRISTMAS MARKET & SANTA CLAUSE
Join the annual Christmas market and Santa chase at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa for a full day of family friendly activities. Sing along to Christmas carols and make your own gingerbread house. Free entrance, takes place on December 9. From 12noon to 7pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Head to Fairways restaurant on December 24 and be prepared to indulge in all your festive favourites and more. Package starts from AED342 net. If you fancy a more homely, living room-style vibe with the most delicious Italian cuisine to keep you warm, Sacci is the answer. Dinner is priced at AED360 net. Served in both venues from 6.30pm to 11pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
One of the most joy-filled and lavish Christmas brunches in the city, this food feast is filled with mouthwatering cuisine, festive activities and entertainment from Celeste & Shaun. A grand celebration at Fairways featuring a beautiful array of Christmas classics alongside a selection of international dishes. AED516 net with soft drinks; AED636 net with premium beverages, and AED756 net with bubbly. AED366 net for children. Served on Christmas Day from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
YULE LOG MARKET
From December 8 to January 3, it’s all about the festively decorated mini Yule logs in traditional flavors such as vanilla and chocolate which will be available at Dolce Café for dining in and takeaway. Personalised Yule logs in a variety of flavours and designs are available with 24 hours notice. AED25+++ individual order; AED140+++ small Yule log; and AED260+++ large Yule log.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CLASSES
With delectable treats such as marshmallows, candy sticks, candy floss and gingerbread cookies as decoration, the little chefs can get creative under the guidance of the pastry team. AED175+++ per child. Parental supervision required, accompanying adults free. Recommended for children aged four to 11. Advance reservations required. From December 9 to 30 – two classes a day at Dolce Café, 4pm to 5pm; 6pm to 7pm.
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA AT ALBA
From December 10 to January 8, the classic lobby lounge with its vaulted ceiling and semi-private dining areas is the perfect place to try a selection of savory and sweet treats inspired by the traditional flavours of Christmas and paired with your preferred tea or coffee blend. AED125+++ per stand, served 2pm to 5pm
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE FORGE
The Forge presents a delectable five-course set menu featuring a deliciously decadent foie gras rocher, delicate rainbow chard and almond soup, and fresh scallops with five spice butter squash and a ginger honey tuile. A main course of Challan grilled duck breast with winter vegetables follows, with a spectacular dessert of coconut ice-cream profiteroles to end the meal. A la carte menu also available. Soft drinks package AED650+++ with soft beverage; AED950+++ with house beverages; AED325+++ for children aged six to 11-years-old; children under six-years-old not permitted. Served on December 24 and 25, 7pm to 11pm.
BRUNCH AT GIORNOTTE
This extravagant Christmas Day Brunch will feature more than 30 live cooking stations offering festive favourites, including turkey roulade and all the trimmings from the live carving station; slow-roasted wagyu beef with cranberry sauce and Yorkshire pudding; fresh seafood and oysters; and delicious specialities from the Dolce dessert room, such as traditional panettone, decadent chocolate fondue, Christmas cookies, mince pies and Yule logs. For the less traditionally minded, there is also a wide variety of delicious tapas and fusion delicacies. Enjoy all this and more in an elegant setting, with entertainment provided courtesy of energetic Brazilian carnival dancers, table magicians and, of course, Santa Claus himself. Afterwards, head to Sorso Bar where the celebrations continue with the resident DJ on the decks. Full prepayment is required at the time of reservation Soft drinks package is AED445+++; house beverage package is AED545+++; bubbly package is AED645+++. Children aged six to 11-years-old pay AED222+++. No charge for children aged five and below.
GO: Call (0)2 818 8888 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
A delightful treat for the festive season. Choose from Cheese Fondue with a selection of savoury accompaniments or Luscious Chocolate Fondue available with choice of dark or white chocolate. Daily from 1pm at St. Regis Bar and Crystal Lounge. With house beverage AED150+++; with bubbly AED350+++ – two-hour beverage package.
FESTIVE FRIDAY BRUNCH
The Terrace on the Corniche invites you to a hearty and colourful festive brunch in true St. Regis style. Indulge in an infinite selection of the freshest seafood, sushi, foie grass, and fine grilled cuts prepared to your specifications. Save room for the festive styled dessert and cheese room. AED275.00+++ incl. soft beverages; AED385.00+++ incl. selected cocktails, grapes and hops; AED525+++ incl. bubbly, selected cocktails, grapes and hops. Taking place on December 22 from 12.30pm to 4pm.
CHRISTMAS IN THE CLOUDS
An exclusive one off event held this Christmas for only 50 diners, commences in the hotel’s grand Reception Hall where guests are met by one of the hotel’s butlers who will escort them to the Abu Dhabi Suite’s private elevator. Upon arrival, guests will be free to explore the 1,120 square meter suite – from its living room to its spa room and even a cinema. AED500+++ incl. soft beverages; AED750++++ incl. bubbly, selected cocktails, grapes and hops. Reservations must be made in advance. Taking place on December 22 from 12.30pm to 5pm.
TUSCAN CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Forget about nouvelle cuisine, happy hours, finger food, fast food, molecular cuisine and all the fads around today’s gastronomy scene. The Villa Toscana team greet guests with warm Italian hospitality and ambiance reminiscent of Italy’s good old days, where perfection was as simple as fine company and honest good food. Served on December 23 from 12noon to 4pm. AED250+++ incl. soft beverages; AED350+++ incl. selected cocktails, grapes and hops; AED500+++ incl. Italian sparkling, grapes, hops and cocktails.
THE MOST WONDERFUL FAMILY FESTIVE BRUNCH
On Christmas Day, let The Terrace on the Corniche take care of you and your loved ones. Sure to thrill the most sophisticated of plates, the special festive Brunch at The Terrace on the Corniche is a deliciously different affair. Showcasing the season’s finest ingredients at their irresistible best, the joyful 25th December celebration combines mouthwatering cuisine, free flowing beverages and an unmistakably festive spirit. Featuring the female Duo Red Roses. AED350.00+++ per person incl. soft drinks; AED470+++ per person including free flowing grapes and hops; AED580+++ incl. bubbly, selected cocktails, grapes and hops. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call (0)2 694 4444 for reservations and more information.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
JINGLE BELL BUFFET DINNER
Indulge in a traditional Christmas meal featuring favourite festive delicacies inculding a roast turkey along with a wide variety of delicious, mouth-watering desserts set in the midst of an authentic souq-style restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the delectable buffet on the terrace by the Pool Bar. Available December 24 and 25 at Sofra BLD from 6.30pm to 11pm AED275+++ soft drinks package; AED355+++ house beverages package.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT BORD EAU
Spend Christmas with loved ones at the capital’s favourite French restaurant. Along with Bord Eau’s all new dining concept, guests can enjoy a carefully-crafted five-course menu featuring classic French recipes prepared with a contemporary twist, including festive savouries upon arrival and appetisers to share, followed by a beef broth with winter roots. The set menu includes slow-cooked Poularde de Bresse and oven-baked organic turkey breast, and an incredible selection of desserts enough to give diners a taste of Christmas in Europe. Those looking for something traditional with a French twist can opt for the four-course duck menu including duck rillette to grilled foie gras and oven-roasted duck breast. Available December 24 and 25 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Five-course set menu is AED450+++, four-course duck degustation menu is AED390+++, additional grape pairing is AED300+++.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT HOI AN
Hoi An offers a true Christmas delight with an Asian twist through its four-course menu featuring a trio of crab starter followed by a sea cucumber soup. Grilled seabass fillet and the five-spice braised duck are the choices of mains on the festive menu which is completed with the popular Vietnamese dessert of grilled sticky rice banana served in coconut milk. Guests can enjoy exquisite flavours cooked using innovative culinary techniques for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner. Available from 6.30pm to 11pm. Four-course set menu is AED258+++, additional soft beverage is AED60+++, additional house beverage package is AED120+++.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT SHANG PALACE
Experience authentic Cantonese cuisine at Shang Palace with a five-course dinner for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, including a round of dim sum, three kinds of soups, a wide selection of mains served family-style as well as baked sweet pastry and coconut pudding for dessert. Available December 24 and 25 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Five-course Christmas Dinner is AED295+++, additional soft beverage is AED60+++, additional house beverages package is AED120+++.
GO: Call (0)2 509 8555 for reservations and more information.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Discover a variety of Christmas handmade goodies and sample classic delicacies as you stroll around the stalls at this cool Christmas market. Enjoy the enchanting surroundings at the centre garden while searching for Christmas gifts. December 16 to 23, from 4pm to 9pm at The Village. Free entry.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Celebrate the eve of Christmas at Latest Recipe. A spectacular buffet complete with a selection of seasonal favourites including turkey, roast meats, delicious sweets and much more. Let the kids run around in The Village garden or bounce on the inflatable castles. A Christmas Movie complete with festive goodies will keep the little ones entertained. Taking place on December 24, from 7pm to 11pm. AED250 net with house beverages; AED350 net with bubbly; AED75 net for kids aged six to 12-years-old.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Listen and dance to the greatest festive hits performed by the ‘Once Duo’ band. Feel the true magic of Christmas as you taste dishes from the international spread including turkey, traditional trimmings and prime cuts or explore the seafood corner. Remember to leave space for the delicious desserts. The little ones will get to meet Santa as he makes a guest appearance to gift Christmas goodies. From 12.30pm to 4pm. AED250 net with soft drinks; AED350 net with hops, grapes, and selected cocktails; AED400 net with bubbly; AED125 net for kids aged six to 12-years-old.
GO: Call (0)2 644 6666 for reservations and more information.
Though you are never too young to get into the Festive Spirit, no one would argue that the Festive Season is all about the kids. Emirates Palace offers a Gingerbread House-Making workshop to keep kids busy. On December 9, book your children into the grandest gingerbread house-making party in town. The talented team of chefs will work individually with children to help them make and take home a gingerbread house so appealing that they may resist breaking it apart and eating it… at least for a little while. AED210++++ per child.
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
Visit Le Café from December 7 to 31 to get into the festive spirit with a High Tea designed to enhance your Christmas cheer. Special treats abound and an elegant menu sprinkled with the magic of the festive season is assured. Make a date for a festive afternoon pick-me-up with friends and family. AED220+++ per person. Due to the high demand, reserving your table 24 hours in advance is recommended.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Emirates Palace offers several special dining options to make your Christmas Eve memorable. Sayad will offer a five-course dinner set menu for seafood-lovers from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. AED600+++ inclusive of soft drinks; and AED750+++ inclusive of grape selection. Mezzaluna will have a traditional Italian Christmas Eve menu from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. AED600+++, inclusive of soft drinks, and AED750+++ inclusive of grape selection. BBQ Al Qasr will offer an a la carte set four-course menu from December 9 to 25.
FESTIVE HAMPERS & TURKEY TAKEAWAY
The Festive Season is in the air, and it’s time to schedule the delivery of your exceptional Emirates Palace festive hampers to stock up your home or workplace with tasty treats to share. This is truly a time for sharing and gifting the ones you love with gourmet fare and luxurious sweet treats. Roasted Turkey or Leg of Lamb Takeaway hampers may be ordered by phone or in our Lobby from December 10 and then be collected on December 24 and 25. Emirates Palace turkey or lamb takeaways arrive with all the appropriate trimmings you love. All you have to do is set the table and enjoy. Pick up from Le Café: Roasted Turkey Takeaway Hampers with Trimmings: AED850+++ for 6kg (serving 6-7 people) and AED950+++ for 10kg (serving 10-12 people). Leg of Lamb Takeaway Hampers: AED980+++ 4kg.
EMIRATES PALACE CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Christmas brunch is a big production. Why not leave it to the team of talented chefs at Emirates Palace to prepare your Christmas feast, so you can actually enjoy it rather than worrying about the not so glamorous preparation and post-party clean up? Can’t you just smell the roast cooking in the oven and the fruit pies hot and steamy coming through the room? Expect traditional Christmas fare alongside
international favourites. Emirates Palace has pulled all the stops to make your Christmas dinner one to remember. The buffet and beverages will leave the adults full and jolly, and the desserts and visit from Santa Claus and his elves will have your children buzzing about having had the best Christmas ever at Emirates Palace. Christmas is just one day a year, so make it memorable, sharing festive fare with the ones you love. Taking place at Le Vendome on Christmas Day from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED450+++ (inclusive of soft drinks), AED600+++ (inclusive of grape selection), AED700+++ (inclusive of free flow bubbly).
GO: Call (0)2 690 7999 for reservations and more information
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Cho Gao: Indulge in a four-course menu featuring classic Asian specialities such as crispy five spice duck and wok seared salmon, paired with a festive twist. From 6pm to 11pm. AED160 net with soft drinks and AED220 net with house beverages. Spaccanapoli: Spend time with the family in Spaccanapoli as you indulgeinafour-coursefestivemenufeaturingfestivethemedItalian dishes like pan seared foie gras with sweet balsamic reduction and slow roasted herb crusted turkey breast with rustic potato mash. From 6pm to 11pm. AED160 net with soft drinks and AED220 net with house beverages. The Garden: Enjoy our diverse international buffet, featuring festive themed dishes and a range of seafood options. Dinner is served from 7pm to 11pm. AED140 net with soft drinks and AED240 net with mixed drinks.
Cho Gao: Celebrate Christmas with a delicious Asian fourcourse set menu featuring items like wasabi seared Gulf shrimps and wok-fried noodles with Cho Gao’s festive fragrant sauce. From 6pm to 11pm. AED160 net with soft drinks and AED220 net with house beverages. Spaccanapoli: Spend time with the family in our award winning Spaccanapoli by enjoying our specially crafted three-course set menu featuring dishes like vine ripened tomato tartar with fresh Burrata and basil oil, and prime Angus grilled beef with tossed winter vegetables. The famous Cheese and Grape evening will also be on, featuring all your favourite cheese and grape varieties plus delectable antipasti at AED170 net! From 12pm to 11pm. The three-course dinner is AED140 net with soft drinks and AED200 net with mixed drinks.
GO: Call (0)2 616 6166 for reservations and more information.
BU! The Hub at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi
Bring along the family to the latest addition to BU!’s weekly drill, The Breakfast Club, to enjoy one of the most beloved traditions of the season – a visit to see Santa Claus. Click pictures with Santa, and let your kids take home a handcrafted goody bag from BU!, along with moments that will last for generations to come. At the same time, don’t forget to indulge in a lip-licking new breakfast menu and delicious hot drinks. December 9 from 10am to 5pm.
The team at BU! take it upon themselves to serve you an extensive feast for you near and dear, with the idea “tastes like Christmas in every bite”. Full turkey served for groups of 8 or more. Sliced turkey served along with all trimmings for smaller parties. AED375 net per person (Full feast); AED275 net per person (Non-Alcoholic). Bookings must be confirmed 72hrs in advance, pre-payment is required to guarantee the booking. Available until and including December 25.
GO: Call (0)2 666 8066 for reservations and more information.
If you fancy a change from the ‘norm’ stick with Koi and have an honourable and palate pleasingly different Christmas Day brunch. Traverse the Japanese foodie plateaus and enjoy something more exotic. Santa won’t mind! AED295 with soft beverages; AED395 with house beverages; AED445 with sparkling grape; AED495 with French bubbly. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call (0)2 678 3334 for reservations and more information.
Authentic Boa favorites, beautifully presented, with a welcoming smile and relaxing backdrop that makes it an unforgettable Christmas experience. Celebrate your holiday with bright, colorful and delicious dishes this festive season. AED285 per person (food only, beverages will be available from the A la Carte menu). Served from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call (0)2 641 1500 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
The hotel’s palm tree resort promises the perfect setting for a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family. Children are invited to decorate their own gingerbread houses and enjoy festive snacks and refreshments. Adding to the excitement, a petting zoo will showcase a range of friendly animals. Santa Claus will meet each child to make note of their Christmas wishes and surprise the young guests with a gift. December 13, from 4pm to 6pm. AED139 per child and AED109 per adult; advance booking is required.
Book your Christmas Eve dinner at the cosy Italian restaurant La Mamma to taste the traditional Christmas specials from Italy. Our Italian chef will be around to recommend you the best festive dishes from his homeland. Celebrate this Christmas the Italian way with tried and tested family recipes. December 24, from 6pm to 10pm. Dishes start from AED50. At El Sombrero, savour traditional Mexican Christmas specials or try the all-times favourites while soaking up the vivid atmosphere of this colourful restaurant. A great selection of flavourful Margaritas will add energy to the celebrations and El Sombrero’s popular trio “Latin Groove” will keep your Christmas spirit high. Served from 6pm to 12midnight. Dishes from AED50.
The Christmas Brunch with seasonal melodies at Flavours restaurant matches everyone’s taste. Guests can relish on fresh lobsters and oysters, while meat lovers stroll around carving stations of turkey, lamb and beef. The resident bands will keep everyone in the celebratory mood with their festive music. The youngest guests will be having fun in a dedicated kids play area, but they will need to save some cheer for Santa Clause, who will make his appearance during the Christmas Brunch. From 12.30pm to 4pm. Buffet and soft drinks is AED295; Buffet and premium drinks is AED375; Buffet, drinks and bubbly is AED550; Kids (6 – 12 years): AED130; Kids (below 6 years): Free.
GO: Call (0)2 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
CHRISTMAS AT SUSHISAN
Put a twist on your Christmas celebration this year with the Omakase Festive Brunches. Enjoy a seasonal set menu completed with pass-around novelties and a sushi Christmas tree. Santa is also sure to stop by. AED299 net all-inclusive. Kids below six-years-old eat for free. Kids aged between six and 12 eat for AED99 net. Christmas Eve Dinner is served from 7pm to 10pm. Christmas Day Brunch is served from 12:30pm to 3.30pm.
Enjoy the celebrations and let us do the hard work for you. Our chefs on call can prepare your traditional turkey alongside your favourite veggies, potatoes and sauces. Expect tasty Yule logs and Christmas puddings too. Packages start at AED450 net for a 4kg whole roast turkey with three side dishes, two types of potatoes, and two sauces. Desserts are available for AED60 net for 1kg portion. Prior booking required.
GO: Call (0)2 657 4857 for reservations and more information.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
Available until December 30, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s Festive Menu is designed to be shared. featuring a mix of Hakkasan’s award-winning signature dishes and seasonal ‘one-offs’. Highlights include Braised Superior seafood soup with black truffle, Festive steamed dim sum platter, Jasmine smoked crispy chicken and Honey panna cotta with green apple sorbet. Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s Festive Menu is AED588 per person (minimum two people) inclusive of a soft drink, AED688 per person (minimum two people) inclusive of a welcome cocktail and vino paring; and AED888 inclusive of a welcome cocktail, vino pairing, and bubbly. ✤
GO: Call (0)2 690 7739 for reservations and more information.
The Oberoi Dubai
CHRISTMAS THEMED BRUNCH
‘Tis the season! This festive season, celebrate in style with friends and family while enjoying warm, personalised service at Nine7One. Be transported to bustling Christmas markets with their Karnival themed brunch featuring cuisines from across the world. Indulge in the finest Christmas traditions, roasts, sweets, eggnog and much more on December 22nd from 1 pm to 4 pm. Enjoy brunch with non-alcoholic beverages at just AED450 or brunch with Prosecco, beers, wines and house spirits at AED550 and Champagne brunch at AED750.
Make it a Christmas to remember with a delectable Christmas dinner on December 24 and 25 at Ananta. Feast your senses on a tanstalising array of culinary masterpieces, innovative specialties and classical dishes embellished with contemporary flair. Indulge in unparalleled luxury fine dining with their festive set menus as well as a la carte menus. Dig into a four courses meal with soft beverages at just AED350 or AED450 with alcoholic beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 444 1444 for reservations and more information.
FESTIVE STORY TIME
Indulge in a spot of seasonal story-telling by the seaside! Make your way to the DUKES Beach Club with your little ones for a day of magical festivities. Children can curl-up on bean bags at the DUKSEY Kids’ Club as they listen to some enchanting festive tales and join in the fun and games from December 1 to 24 from 5.30pm to 6pm. Kids get to gorge on a selection of special festive treats including s’mores, marshmallows and hot chocolate as they enjoy some Christmastime stories at just AED30 per child.
BEST DRESSED BRUNCH
Get together with friends and family and experience the joy of the season at the Great British Restaurant on December 22. Dig out your ‘traditional’ Christmas jumpers and get creative with your attire at this special seasonal Best Dressed Brunch from 1pm to 4pm. Get a chance to win prizes while you sample a fabulous choice of dishes at AED295 with soft drinks, AED395 with house beverages, AED445 with sparkling grape and AED545 with French bubbles.
CHRISTMAS DAY BBQ
Head to the beach at West 14th for a relaxed festive meal and enjoy a selection of salads followed by BBQ Christmas turkey, skewers and lamb roast from 2pm to 6pm. Enjoy all this and more at AED175 with unlimited soft drinks and 50% off for kids aged six to 12-years-old.
GO: Call (0)4 455 1111 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Dubai
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
Experience the hotel’s timeless tea ritual with a festive twist at the opulent Sidra Lounge. Indulge in an exquisite assortment of traditional tea-time staples complemented by a diverse tea menu and holiday beverages including hot chocolate with marshmallows, cinnamon tea and more. AED225: Festive Afternoon Tea, includes unique tea blends, festive favourites and delectable treats; AED385: Sparkling Afternoon Tea, includes unique tea blends, festive favourites, bubbly and delectable treats; AED110: Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea Experience.
JOYFUL CHRISTMAS EVE
From December 7 to 24, unwrap the celebrations with an unforgettable lavish festive themed menu filled with traditional holiday favourites, at the award-winning dining destination, J&G Steakhouse. Served from 6.30pm to 12am for AED370 – includes a four-course set menu.
Double the Christmas fun with a scrumptious Christmas Brunch at BQ – French Kitchen and Bar. Make your way to their holidaythemed brunch and swing to the festive tunes of the live band as you tuck into a decadent spread from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Sample traditional favourites as well as an impressive fresh seafood and a gourmet dessert selection at AED495 including soft beverages, AED595 including house beverages and AED695 including bubbly. Children under 12 years of age enjoy 50% off and children under four-years-old dine for free.
GO: Call (0)4 435 5555 for reservations and more information.
Lock, Stock and Barrel, Barsha Heights
Join Lock, Stock and Barrel for a celebration of Christmas goodwill and cheer and indulge in a festive meal in a casual and friendly setting. Starting from the first weekend of December, guests can enjoy a proper Christmas roast for a taste of home, complete with stuffed turkey and all the trimmings at AED129, every Saturday and Sunday. If you like a good traditional Xmas dins, this is the place to find it!
Get together with your friends and family for some holiday cheer with a delightful festive brunch! Dive into a holidaythemed brunch every Friday all throughout December featuring scrumptious comfort food along with unique signature dishes. Treat yourself to three rounds of seasonally inspired mouthwatering dishes at AED199 with soft beverages and AED299 with house beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 514 9195 for reservations and more information.
Il Capo, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
This festive season, gather your friends and family for an authentic Italian meal until December 31, 7pm onwards Experience a traditional meal in a charming festive atmosphere at Il Capo and entice your taste buds over an intimate candlelit dinner. Dig in as you enjoy the sounds of traditional carols and the best of swing music at just AED300 including a delectable set menu, tea, coffee and soft beverages.
NATALE FRA AMICI
Combine your love of Italian food with the best time of the year at Il Capo’s extravagant Christmas Day celebrations! Inspired by traditional festive delicacies from across Italy, Il Capo invites guests to indulge in a decadent festive treat paired with the finest selection of premium grape. Starting 7pm onwards, enjoy live carols and melodious tunes along with a threecourse festive menu at AED399 including soft beverages and AED599 including house cocktails, grape and bubbly.
GO: Call (0)4 435 5577 for reservations and more information.
CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY
Get into the holiday spirit with a mega three-hour brunch serving up festive themed cocktails and all your favourite dishes along with live DJs and an Xmas glitter makeup station from 8pm to 11pm. Enjoy dim sum while you battle it out in karaoke. Priced at AED275 with house beverages and AED375 with sparkling drinks.
GO: Call (0)4 420 7489 for reservations and more information.
The Tap House
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Sample a delicious Christmas buffet and interactive stations along with a DJ playing all of your favourite Christmas songs! Join the celebrations from 12noon onwards for AED195 with unlimited soft drinks and AED355 with unlimited house beverages, while kids aged 12 and under dine for free. Book your spot before December 20 and get a 15% discount!
GO: Call (0)4 514 3778 for reservations and more information.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATIONS
Kick off your frosty festivities with your little ones at Manzil Downtown’s fun filled Gingerbread House Decoration on the December 1, 2 and 9. Let your children be part of the holiday festivities while expressing their creative talents as they decorate their very own edible gingerbread houses using a colourful selection of sweet treats. First session is from 10am to 1pm, followed by another session from 3pm to 6pm. Indulge in this exciting festive experience at just AED125 per child/person.
Celebrate with an indulgent culinary feast at Boulevard Kitchen. Dig into a delicious five-course menu inspired by flavours from around the world as you immerse yourself in the festive mood while taking in the stunning views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. Served from 7pm to 11pm at AED179 per person including festive welcome drink, AED85 per person for children aged six to 11 while children below five dine for free.
Embrace the spirit of the season as you get together with your loved ones for a fun-filled brunch on the most joyous day of the holiday season at the enchanted Courtyard. From 1pm to 5pm, kids get to enjoy a selection of fun games, while the adults savour a delectable brunch menu featuring Middle Eastern
traditions blended with global flavours. Enjoy a delectable buffet at AED225 including one hubbly bubbly and soft drinks and AED295 including unlimited house and premium beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 428 5888 for reservations and more information
Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Enjoy the magic of Christmas and joy of the season with a decadent Christmas Day feast with Suq Restaurant from 1 pm to 4pm. Indulge in a scrumptious brunch brimming with festive food complemented by live music and kids’ activities. Delight in flavours from the Middle East, Asia and the West at AED495 inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, AED650 with house alcohol, AED850 with champagne and AED250 for kids aged six to 12-years-old.
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
Christmas season isn’t complete without some sweet indulgence! Make your way to Shai Salon for a spot of freshly brewed coffees, teas and light cuisine with their Festive Afternoon Tea from 3pm to 6pm. Gather a group of friends and make festive magic with delicious sugary treats and light savoury bites at just AED190 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 270 7777 for reservations and more information
Give your cocktails a holiday makeover with Roberto’s Festive Aperitivo from December 1 to 30. Relax and unwind as you take in the stunning skyline views and sip into their mixologist’s special Christmas cocktails from 4pm to 8pm. Indulge in a festive selection of refreshing cocktails and dig into complimentary aperitivo bites starting at just AED28.
PRANZO DI NATALE
Add a little more sparkle to the festive season with a carefully curated Christmas brunch! Head over to Roberto’s on December 22 from 12pm to 4pm and enjoy a seafood tower, sharing antipasti, choice of main course and delectable desserts. Unwind to the tunes of the live DJ as you treat your taste buds at just AED350 with soft beverages, AED450 with wines, beers, spirits and selected cocktails, AED550 including Italian bubbles and selected cocktails, AED150 for kids aged six to 12 and kids below six dine for free.
NOTTE DI NATALE
Your Christmas Eve just got a whole lot tastier with Roberto’s Christmas Eve special! Indulge in a contemporary dining experience and some truly divine Italian cuisine from 7 pm onwards in the Lounge and Restaurant. Swing to the tunes of the live DJ and Mozaik Band at AED420 per person for a 4-course menu and AED550 per person with wine pairing. Festive dinner menu is available from December 24 and 25.
GO: Call (0)4 386 0066 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers
Begin the countdown to Christmas with Vivaldi’s divine festivethemed brunch on December 8, 15 and 22. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm, the brunch will include an array of the hotel’s speciality dishes including options of authentic Italian cuisine or theatrical flair from Asia. Revel in great company, the best of gastronomy and a stylish ambience at AED169 with soft drinks, AED219 with house beverage, AED269 with premium beverages, and AED99 for kids aged six to 12; kids aged under six dine for free.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
This festive season, indulge in the comfort of traditional Indian food with Ashiana’s Christmas Day Dinner. Spice up your Christmas with the popular craft three-course set menu as well as an a la carte menu packed full of festive favourites from 7 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy a lavish authentic meal whilst the live band plays Indian classics at AED179 including soft beverages and AED300 including house beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 228 1111 for reservations and more information.
Atlantis, The Palm
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Toast the holidays in style with an elegant Christmas Eve dinner at Ossiano! Served from 6.30PM pm to 11pm, guests can get together with family and friends and enjoy a unique dinner at Dubai’s award-winning underwater restaurant whilst surrounded by breathtaking views. Indulge in Chef Gregoire’s eight-course ‘Spherification’ menu as you enjoy entertainment by Salha and the Million Dollar Band for AED995 per person.
CHRISTMAS DAY HIGH BRUNCH
Mark the festive season with good friends and good cheer at Nobu’s Christmas Day High Brunch from 12pm to 3pm. Celebrate with a sprinkle of uniqueness and a drizzle of luxury with Nobu’s distinctly urban experience featuring specialties including succulent seafood, beef and sushi as well as a selection of luscious desserts. Dig in at AED395 per person with soft beverages and AED585 per person with premium beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 426 2000 for reservations and more information.
TIME Grand Plaza Hotel
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Make spirits bright this December with a jolly old Christmas Day Brunch from noon to 4pm at Brio Restaurant at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel. Crank up the Christmas spirit and indulge in a hearty holiday meal featuring inspired dishes from all around the world. Enjoy all this and more at AED165 per person with soft drinks, juices and sparkling beverages. There’s also a 25% discount for bookings made 10 days before Christmas Eve and a 35% discount for in-house guests!
GO: Call (0)4 233 4444 for reservations and more information.
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Come and raise a glass of holiday cheer with a spectacular Christmas Eve dinner from 6.30pm to 11pm at The Talk. Revel in a classic Christmas atmosphere and sample a traditional festive buffet with live carving stations, mulled wine and eggnog as well as to die for desserts. Sing to the tunes of Christmas carols as you bite into the best Christmas delicacies at AED250 including soft beverages, AED350 including house beverages, 50% off for kids aged six to 12 and kids under six dine for free.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
It’s the season to eat and make merry! Embrace the festivetime with your friends and family with a mouthwatering Christmas Day brunch at The Talk and Soul from 12.30pm to 4pm. Feast on an emporium style buffet with live carving stations and traditional and international festive dishes. Relax to the tunes of the Jazz band and Christmas carols as you enjoy the yummy delicacies at AED299 with soft beverages and AED399 with house beverages. 50% off for kids between six and 12 while kids aged six and under dine for free.
GO: Call (0)4 449 8888 for reservations and more information.
Grand Hyatt Dubai
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
Discover the festive spirit at The Collective from 12.30pm to 4pm on Christmas Day! Enjoy great food and service in a collection of relaxed settings including presents for your young ones. Savour a delicious multi-cuisine buffet as you celebrate the festive season with friends and family at AED250 per person including soft beverages, AED350 including free flow of sparkling and house vino and AED125 for children aged six to 12 including soft drinks.
GO: Call (0)4 317 1234 for reservations and more information.
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Kick start Christmas morning with a delicious and luxurious brunch! Gather your loved ones and head over to Feast for a flavourful explosion of authentic tastes from 1pm to 4pm. Savour a legendary roast topped off with all the trimmings including beef Wellington and Yule logs at AED395 including soft drinks, AED545 including house pours and AED695 including bubbly. 50% discount for kids aged seven to 11 and kids aged six and under dine for free.
GO: Call (0)4 503 4444 for reservations and more information