As the winter season finally arrives in Dubai, the city transforms into a glittering wonderland, embracing the festive season with heartwarming Christmas dinners, lively brunches, sensational New Year’s Eve parties, serene spa days, and much more
The festive season in Dubai is the perfect time to experience unlimited cheer, joy, and luxury. From the sparkling lights that illuminate the city to the exhilarating brunches and stunning New Year’s Eve parties, the city truly comes alive to celebrate this most special time of year. As you indulge in all the extraordinary things that Dubai has to offer this winter, Katch International wishes you a joyous and memorable festive season filled with splendour and unforgettable memories.
Recognising the countless ways Dubai celebrates the season of wonders, here are some of the incredible events and activities taking place over the coming weeks for everyone to immerse themselves in the incredible ambience of this magical period.
Christmas Tree - Illuminating Joy and Wonder
Nothing can truly capture the festive spirit more than the most well-known symbol of the season, the majestic Christmas Tree. Many of Dubai’s iconic landmarks celebrate the season by showcasing a captivating tree every year. Some venues even go as far as hosting full Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies where soothing Christmas music, drinks, treats, and visits from Santa combine to add a touch of luxury and class to this festive tradition.
Notable ceremonies and events have already been hosted by Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites and The H Dubai, two of the city’s most exceptional properties. With both destinations hosting stunning Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies earlier in the month, guests can still enjoy the impeccable lights and decorations that will adorn the lobbies of each property until the beginning of the new year.
Cosy Christmas Eve Dinners and Enchanting Christmas Day Brunches
Indulging in delectable dishes, enticing drinks, and plenty of festive treats is what everyone craves at this time of the year. Dubai is the perfect place to have all your cravings satisfied, as the city’s world-class restaurants come alive with a plethora of tempting Christmas goodies including succulent roasted turkey, mulled grape, gingerbread desserts, and everything in between. There are a whole host of Christmas Eve dinners taking place on December 24th, which will embody the Christmas spirit in full, boasting Christmas-themed dishes, sweets, beverages, and a family-friendly ambience.
Armani Hotel Dubai and Address Fountain Views, two of Downtown Dubai’s top hospitality destinations, are among the best choices for heartwarming Christmas Eve dinners and lively brunches filled with festive flavours. They will be serving up a myriad of delicious dishes, carefully crafted by talented chefs, taking the hassle of cooking away from families so they can enjoy the magic of these special days to the fullest. For those planning to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas, Address Grand Creek Harbour is hosting a vibrant Christmas brunch on January 7th at the hotel’s spacious venue, The Restaurant, with an exquisite indoor dining area and a lavish bar outside overlooking Dubai’s breathtaking skyline views.
Limitless Sensation in New Year’s Eve
Dubai is known for hosting some of the most sensational New Year’s Eve extravaganzas, and this year will be no exception. Stunning fireworks, upbeat parties, magnificent vistas, and much more await at the city’s top-class venues. The whole city will be brimming with excitement, with plenty of events ranging from traditional gatherings to themed parties, and even pre-party events kicking off in the mid-afternoon for those who can’t wait until the evening or want to beat the traffic.
One of the most exhilarating New Year’s Eve parties will be taking place in Address Downtown, featuring unlimited beverages and a premium selection of dishes from an open buffet and live stations. Guests can not only enjoy the tantalising selection on offer but will also be able to ring in the new year while marvelling at the glorious fireworks that will illuminate Downtown Dubai.
For those who want to start the festivities early, head to The H Dubai, where guests can avoid the traffic and start celebrating from as early as 3:30 pm. With drinks specials available throughout the day and night, guests will be kept refreshed right up until the clock strikes midnight.
Perfect Blend of Fun and Learning at Festive Workshops
Beyond the tasty bites and refreshing beverages, many venues in Dubai host special workshops and classes for those looking to sharpen their skills or learn a new talent. From dessert-baking classes, tree decorating workshops, and cocktail-making masterclasses, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. The H Dubai will invite budding mixologists to attend its cocktails and mocktails-making masterclasses until December 31st, where attendees will get the chance to craft some of the most delightful concoctions under the supervision of The H Bar’s talented Staff.
If it’s baking that tickles your fancy, then Address Beach Resort is the place to be. The iconic hotel, which towers high above the city’s skyline in JBR, will open a gingerbread house-making session with a family-friendly ambience between December 22nd and 26th. This is a great opportunity to gather the whole family and partake in this exciting activity, where guests will even be given the chance to bring home the tasty treats they have made.
Utter Tranquility and Peace at Dubai’s Renowned Spas
Amid the holiday hustle, taking some time to relax and unwind is essential. During the festive season, some of Dubai’s iconic spas await you to indulge in utter serenity and refresh your body and soul. If you are searching for rest and peace after a long day of celebrations, The H Dubai and Armani Hotel Dubai are some of the best destinations to relieve stress, offering a range of treatments to transport you into a realm of ultimate tranquillity. With special packages tailored for the season, this is the perfect time to treat yourself or someone you love to a day filled with utter relaxation and complete rejuvenation.
Blending tradition and modernity with an exquisite touch, Dubai stands as one of the top spots for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the full magic of the festive season. Whatever your plans for this season, the city’s diverse array of venues can make your festive days feel like home or transport you to a realm of undiscovered joy. Katch International wishes you a very merry Christmas and a joyful New Year filled with happiness, love, and wonder.
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