It’s the most wonderful time of year, and Al Habtoor City is giving Dubai plenty to look forward to this Christmas.
From Habtoor Palace Dubai’s swanky Versailles Gardens getting ready for the Christmas season with dazzling decorations and holiday carols, a Jour de Noël a la Françaişe ‘posh’ family brunch and a New Year’s Eve buffet taking foodies on a trip back in time just before the New Year, we’re all in for a treat.
If you’re looking to celebrate December’s festivities in all their glory, be sure to reserve yourself a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 04 435 5577 or visiting www.alhabtoorcityhotels.com/festive.
Now, time to get out those Christmas and New Year’s calendars and start planning.
Kick off the Christmas season in splendid fashion at the beautiful Versailles Gardens, as it will be transformed into a winter wonderland where all the merriment of the season is taking place. How so? Expect dazzling decorations, holiday carols and fun entertainment for the little ones, including a ‘chu chu’ train, plus mini golf, a merry-go-round, traditional gingerbread house-making classes and a dedicated Snow Fight zone. Santa will be paying a visit every day, along with a live seasonal tunes from a live singer, school choirs singing carols, plenty of festive kiosks and food stalls. It’s completely free to enter the Festive Garden, and better yet, families can bring along their four-legged pals, all to make sure the whole family is involved.
Free entry. Thu Dec 5-Tue Dec 24, daily 5pm-10pm. Versailles Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
BQ – French Kitchen & Bar
Fancy a Jour de Noël a la Françaişe (in other words, French Christmas brunch)? Fine-dining French restaurant BQ – French Kitchen & Bar will be hosting a sophisticated Christmas Day lunch buffet featuring festive favourites. Diners can expect whole roasted turkey, Christmas stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes, a seafood and oyster bar with king crab legs and Omani lobster tails. Oh, and a cheese and charcuterie section. There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon with a band singing all the classic festive songs to spread holiday cheer.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs695 (sparkling grape). Wed Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. BQ – French Kitchen & Bar at Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
The Market is throwing a super family-friendly Christmas Day brunch. In fact it’s so good that it took home a Highly Commended award Best Family Brunch at the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2019. There is a dedicated kids area for little ones to keep entertained, Santa will be there complete with gifts and a live band singing all the famous Christmas tunes.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs750 (sparkling), Dhs150 (kids ages five-12), free (kids under five). Wed Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. The Market, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City.
New Year’s Eve
BQ – French Kitchen & Bar
Ring in the New Year at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar, as guests can expect a delicious buffet spread featuring a grand selection of fine-dining appetisers, main courses, desserts and a French cheese selection complimented with the finest grape and live entertainment.
Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages and one glass of sparkling). Tue Dec 31. BQ – French Kitchen & Bar at Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
World Cut Steakhouse
Fancy a ‘New York, New York’ five-course dinner filled with delicious meats? Sure you do, and World Cut Steakhouse has just the treat for New Year’s Eve. The specially curated set menu will include an amazing selection of signature temptations including mouth-watering steak that the restaurant is so celebrated for.
Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs750 (house beverages). Tue Dec 31. World Cut Steakhouse at Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
It’s time to take a trip back before we all move forward to 2020 at The Market’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Guests will be transported back in time with an exciting time travelling theme, with a live band singing favourites from all ages, The Market will be throwing a party to remember. Excellent food, excellent music, excellent beverages – what’s not to like?
Dhs500 (soft drinks), Dhs625 (house beverages), Dhs750 (sparkling), Dhs200 (kids ages five-12), free (kids under five). Tue Dec 31. The Market, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City.
Book before Sunday December 15 and save 20 percent on all festive bookings