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Raffles Roast “Christmas Eve Edition”
Dhs495 per person inclusive of house beverages, Dhs345 for a non-alcoholic package and teens from the age of 13 to 20 years, Dhs175 for children under the age of 12 years - 2 Children from 0-6 years old per couple dine for free Timings: 7pm-11.30pm 24 December 2013
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Savour an array of delicacies while listening to your favourite festive songs with The Collection – Afternoon Tea by Raffles/Christmas Edition. We are counting down to Christmas with our wall-sized “Hand-Painted” Advent Calendar. Each day will reveal surprise giveaways at 4:30pm. (December 1st to 24th) Create festive memories with your family at the Raffles Play Room. Discover the fun Raffles Play Area sponsored by the Early Learning Centre. Dhs299 per couple Timings: 2pm-7pm 31 December 2013
From a candlelit dinner to shimmering snowflakes, enjoy the transformation of the ballroom into a European Christmas market. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, fine French cheese and foie gras, pan-European carvery and walk-in delicatessen. A giant gingerbread house compliments the huge range of traditional dessert on offer and kids can enjoy themselves in their own entertainment area. Dhs345 (with soft drinks); Dhs495 (with house beverages); Dhs175 (children under 12 years); Free (children under 6) Timings: 12.30pm-4pm 24 December 2013
Countdown to Christmas with a wall-sized hand painted Advent calendar that will reveal surprise giveaways when opened each day. Listen to festive songs and sample festive Afternoon Tea as the kids paint their own Christmas baubles in the play area. Dhs299 (two people) Dhs399 (two people including a glass of sparkling) Timings: 2pm-7pm 31 December 2013
Make Christmas Day special with a visit to Raffle’s winter wonderland complete with life size igloos, giant gingerbread houses and a festive feast for all. Kids can run wild in their own area where Santa will also be paying a visit. Dhs375 (with soft drinks); Dhs575 (with house beverages); Dhs190 (children under 12 years); Free (children under 6) Timings: 12.30pm-4pm 25 December 2013
Raffles has the distinction of being the only hotel in Dubai to be shaped like a pyramid, and a mostly glass pyramid at that. Built next to the Egyptian-themed Wafi mall, not too far from the airport, Raffles has brought some serious class and luxury to Dubai. Set away from Sheikh Zayed Road, visitors are able to watch the sun set over the iconic cityscape from the RED lounge terrace, before indulging in some of the city’s best Chinese food at Noble House, which won a Highly Commended award this year at Time Out's Restaurant Awards. The mall next door is one of Dubai’s higher end offerings, combining international designer boutiques, such as Chanel and Chopard, with local talent. Independent boutique Ginger & Lace is one of the city’s fashion favourites, while the souk, also located in the mall, is perfect for picking up souvenirs and presents. After all that hard work, relax in one of Dubai’s most pampering spas. Absolute bliss comes in the form of one of the many body wraps.
• On a Sunday night, check out Movies Under The Stars in Wafi’s outside terrace for free. Pull up a beanbag for a themed, double bill each week.
• Time Out’s Club of the Year 2011 is at Raffles, People by Crystal.
• For award-winning Arabic food, head to Khan Murjan at the Wafi souk – you’ll find mezze to die for.
• If Wafi proves to be too high-end, whizz down to Festival City mall for more high street stores than you can shake your credit card at.
• For designer fakes and ‘Hugo Boos’ watches, grab a cab to Karama – wall to wall ‘it’ handbags, watches, sunglasses and more.By Time Out Dubai staff
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