Festive Afternoon Tea
This festive season, guests are invited to gather together on the Al Mesayan rooftop terrace for a very special Christmas-themed afternoon tea. Providing amazing views of the beautiful sunset and the golden dunes, the delicious selection of savoury and sweet treats is inspired by the most iconic flavours of the season. The festive culinary adventure presents delicious tempting creations such as Black Forest logs, Mont Blanc cakes, Christmas pistachio cubes, classic panettone, freshly made gingerbread scones and
many more delectable specialties.
The festive afternoon tea is available to enjoy from December 15th to 30, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Priced AED 95 per person with tea or coffee, and AED 125 per person including a glass of sparkling vine.
Festive Explorer’s Dinner at Terra Secca
Exclusively for the holiday season, Chef Marco has curated a special Festive Explorer’s Dinner menu filled with sumptuous Italian recipes. Perfect for sophisticated desert explorers, the unforgettable dining experience offers a choice of two or three courses. Inviting guests to relax and dine al fresco whilst admiring the peaceful views of the Arabian horses grazing in the paddock, the Festive Explorer’s Dinner provides a unique and memorable way of celebrating Christmas. Spanning delightful starters such as polipetti alla luciana with baby octopus, olives and tomatoes, homemade pastas like spaghetti al profumi del mediterraneo with swordfish, and wholesome mains such as traditional roasted cod, every course is filled with enrapturing flavours and textures.
The Festive Explorer’s Dinner is available daily from December 15th to 30th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Priced AED 225 for two course menu and AED 255 for three course menu.
Gingerbread House Workshop
For the third year in a row, Bait Al Hanine is delighted to invite little ones to put on their hats and aprons and have a go at building their own gingerbread house. Mini chefs are encouraged to explore their artistic talents and celebrate the joys of Christmas with this traditional festive ritual. Fueling their creativity and inspiration, the interactive workshop also includes a festive spread of hot chocolate and marshmallows, ice cream, cotton candy and more, ensuring that every family experiences a magical Christmas day to remember forever.
The Gingerbread House Workshop is available to enjoy exclusively on Sunday, December 25th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for AED 85 per child.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Bait Al Hanine
The culinary team at Bait Al Hanine have channeled all their skills into preparing a flavoursome Christmas Eve dinner that embodies the true spirit of the festive season. Treating families and friends to an interactive culinary experience, the lavish spread presents an awe-inspiring choice of expertly made international dishes, served directly to every table from the tantalising live cooking and carving stations. While the live grills produce sizzling meats and fresh seafood, guests are encouraged to explore stations preparing traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, heartwarming soups, an indulgent choice of sweet festive desserts and much more. Meanwhile, the amazingly talented Ukrainian KAIV Duo band will keep spirits joyful and buoyant throughout the night, performing an enchanting fusion of soulful vocals and moving live piano notes.
The Christmas Eve Dinner will take place on Saturday, December 24th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Priced AED 250 for soft drinks, AED 450 for mixed drinks and selected beverages or AED 550 for bubbly, mixed drinks and selected beverages.
Christmas Day Brunch at Panache
Found nestled in the rolling golden dunes of the Al Wathba desert, picturesque poolside restaurant Panache is proud to present a fun and magical Christmas Day Brunch. Filled with fun and festive vibes, families and friends are invited to honour the most magical day of the year with a relaxed desert BBQ, complemented by refreshing free-flowing beverages and uplifting tunes from the supremely talented live KAIV Duo band. Spanning fresh and colourful salads, shrimps, lobsters, tender grilled meats and traditional roasted Christmas turkey with delicious sides and sauces, guests are encouraged to conclude their unforgettable Christmas Day feast with a visit to the irresistible desert spread. Starring tantalising chocolate fountains, classic Italian tiramisu, cheesecake, kunafa, carrot cake and many more international sweet treats, everyone is guaranteed to enjoy Christmas day to remember forever.
The Christmas Day Brunch at Panache is available to enjoy on Sunday, December 25th from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Packages are priced AED 255 for soft beverages, AED 395 for selected mixers and selected beverage or AED 550 for French bubbles, selected mixers and more!
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Al Mabeet Desert Camp
Private, luxurious and adorned with plush Bedouin-style furnishings, Al Mabeet Desert Camp is a magical place to mark the start of the new year. Set out under the clear starry sky of the Al Wathba desert, the stunning hideaway takes guests on an immersive journey through the history of the UAE. A timeless tribute to the nation’s rich and fascinating heritage, guests are invited to savour a decadent New Year’s feast, whilst the live belly dancers, traditional folk dancers, DJ and henna artists provide mesmerising entertainment. A lavish al fresco dining experience that’s truly fit for royalty, the delectable culinary delights range from traditional local dishes to fine-dining specialties such as caviar, foie gras, chilled poached lobster and live grills, all made with the finest ingredients. With the roaring bonfire further adding to the tranquil ambiance, spending New Year’s Eve at Al Mabeet Desert Camp is an experience to be treasured forever.
The Al Mabeet Desert Camp New Year’s Eve dinner is taking place on Saturday, December 31st from 8:00pm to 1:00am. Prices start from AED 550 for soft drinks, AED 850 for mixed drinks, or AED 950 for bubbly, mixed drinks, and selected beverages.
Al Wathba A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, +9712 204 4444