Last Chance: 10 Christmas deals not to be missed
Festive dining events and deals on overnight stays, taking place across the GCC this Christmas
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
\nAlila Jabal Akhdar is offering a three-night Christmas break that includes:
\n- Welcome Drink: cinnamon & spice winter warmer
\n- Daily breakfast in Juniper Restaurant
\n- Traditional Christmas Eve dinner
\n- Christmas Day lunch
\n- Boxing Day hike: 'Mirage in the Mountains'
\n- Boxing Day high tea: hot cakes and cocoa
\n- $25.97 (OMR 10) gift voucher for the Alila Living Store or Spa Retail
\n- Access to WiFi in room and public areas
\nThe offer is valid from 24th - 27th December 2015, rates start at $1025.84 (OMR 395) per room, per night based on two adults sharing the Mountain View Suite, for a minimum booking of three nights per stay. Rate is subject to 17 percent goods and services tax.
Atlantis The Palm
\nThe Atlantis chefs have cooked up roast turkeys for takeaway. A combination of cranberry sauce, turkey giblet sauce, bread sauce, chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing, roasted potatoes, honey glazed parsnip, Brussels sprouts, green beans and carrots. Christmas puddings are also available.
\nThe medium turkey serves 6 – 10 people, weighs 7-8 kg and costs $217.80 (AED800). The large serves 10 – 15 people, is 9-10 kg and costs $299.47 (AED1100). Christmas pudding can be ordered as well, with the medium serving 4-6 people at $27.22 (AED100) and the large serving 6-8 people at $40.84 (AED150).
Millennium Airport Hotel
\nCactus Jacks Christmas Eve is offering a traditional North American Christmas dining with vibrant Latin flavours. Tuck into peccadillo stuffed oven baked turkey with honey glazed root vegetables served along with spicy sauce and citrus salsa, accompanied by spring vegetable jambalaya in corn tortilla cylinder. Finish off your feast with warm soft chocolate lave cake served with strawberry ice cream in a tuile cup with fresh berry compote. Indoor seating or al fresco surrounded by festive decorations and accompanied by the seasonal tunes of a Christmas choir and the resident band and DJ later in the evening. Prices start from $80.31 (AED295) per guest including unlimited house beverages (prices apply for children five to 12 years old). Santa will be making a halt from between 6pm – 3am.
\nThe Boxing Day Lazy Brunch at Bushman’s Restaurant offers a variety of traditional seasonal Australian dishes, accompanied by a selection of Aussie beverages and chilled out, live entertainment from the resident musician, Jaymie Deboucherville. Starting from $74.87 (AED275).
Kempinski Hotel MOE
\nCelebrate Christmas at the new Levantine dining experience in town, Olea. Located on the second floor of the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, enjoy a sharing-style brunch with live entertainment and a special appearance from Santa Claus himself. Brunch prices start at $99.37 (AED365) per person, including non-alcoholic beverages, and (AED495) per person, including house beverages.
\nDate: December 25th, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
\nPrice: $99.37 (AED365) per person including non-alcoholic beverages; $134.76 (AED495) per person including house beverages.
Arabian Nights Village, Abu Dhabi
\nArabian Nights Village, the desert resort nestled in the Al Khatim dunes between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has come up with a December 25th deal where kids under 10 eating for free. Adult guests get luxury coach transfers to and from the village, a lavish brunch with all the trimmings for $81.67 (AED300 plus taxes) per person.
The Westin Mina Seyahi
\nThe Westin’s restaurants, Hunter’s, Spice Emporium and Blue Orange, combine for a festive Christmas Bubbalicious brunch, complete with live entertainment.
\nPrices range from $231 (AED850) including free flow Champagne and house beverages, $231 (AED590) including non-alcoholic beverages and $231 (AED300) Kids aged 6-11 years. The lunch starts from 1pm – 4pm on the December 25th.
The Address Dubai Mall
\nCabana offers interactive cooking stations, lavish food spreads and a live DJ; plus eggnog and hot chocolate to complete a unique festive atmosphere! The Christmas day deal begins from 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices starts from $80.31 (AED295) including soft beverages, $104.82 (AED385) including house beverages. Children (6 to 11 years old) – $40.84 (AED150) per person. Children five years of age and below are free of charge.
Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
\nOven roasted stuffed turkey with the classic condiments of Brussel sprouts, oven roasted potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Prices range from $80 (AED549) for a 5kg turkey; $65 (AED240) for starters including a trio of premium smoked salmon and salads; $49 (AED180) for desserts including six mince pies. Available until 31st December, with 48 hours’ notice required.
At.Mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa
\nAt.Mosphere Lounge, in the world’s tallest tower, has a special English afternoon tea with festive flavours. The regular high tea experience gets a Yuletide makeover this December in the spirit of the season with a celebration of tradition and the addition of some uniquely festive specialties. Enjoy a classic English afternoon tea with a selection of canapés, sandwiches, hot specialties and house-made pâtisserie; with a hint of winter flavours to evoke fond memories of this special season.
\nTimings: until 31 December 2015; 12-noon to 4.30pm
\nPricing: $144.29 (AED530) per person for a regular table; $157.90 (AED580) per person for a window table.