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Published on : Friday, November 27, 2015
With party goers, food lovers, families and marine enthusiasts set to enjoy unprecedented room rates and exciting offers on an array of experiences, including mouth-watering festive offers in each of the resorts 23 restaurants, bars and clubs, Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy a stay in Dubai’s leading entertainment destination.
Festive cheer at the Winterland Festive Village at Atlantis, The Palm
This season, Atlantis guests will be greeted by the magical ‘Tree of Wishes’ in the Grand Lobby, the perfect place for excited children to hang their Christmas wishes.
The splendid Festive village is back and bigger than ever, with Poseidon’s Court near the Ambassador Lagoon being transformed on to a magnificent winter wonderland. The magical pop-up brings the holiday season to life, creating a spectacular landscape complete with a frozen lake, ski lift, windmill, sleighs, snow, Christmas Trees, life-sized gingerbread houses and more, as well as daily strolls by Santa and friends. Explore the Festive Shop full of yummy treats through 7th January from 8am-11pm. Available for purchase are traditional treats including authentic international festive goodies such as Lebkuchen, Italian classics such as Panettone, authentic mince pies, roasted chestnuts, ice cream, cookies, Yule Logs and seasonal gingerbread. Not to be missed? The one-of-a -kind chocolate river featuring over 100 litres of chocolate, or the visits from the diving Santa Klaus at the Ambassador Lagoon.
Festive activities and Christmas parties will also take place at Kids Club and Club Rush, as well as special Elf Tuck-ins – a special treat for the very young who wish to be tucked into bed and read a bedtime story by an Elf no less.
Festive Feast and Treats Galore
With over 23 restaurants and bars to choose from the options for festive meals are virtually limitless. For a very traditional Dubai experience, signature restaurants, including celebrity chef outlets, will host special Christmas day brunches.
The newest addition to The Avenues at Atlantis, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Bar will host its first Christmas brunch, priced at 550 dhs, as well as a 3-course Christmas dinner. With the menu set to include items such as Scottish Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Fennel and Watercress Salad, Roast Turkey Wellington with all the Trimmings, Cranberry Sauce and Caramelised Banana Bread with Christmas Pudding Ice Cream, it’s a slice of London in Dubai.
Nobu will also host their annual Christmas brunch, with packages starting at 385 dhs non-alcoholic and 585 dhs for alcoholic packages. The Japanese hotspot’s High Brunch, full of signatures including the mouth-watering black cod will be a must do for Dubai’s chic set. For a taste of Italy, celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli’s Ronda Locatelli offers the most authentic Italian cuisine in Dubai. The restaurant’s commitment to locally sourced products and quality fresh ingredients will shine through on their 3 or 4 course Christmas lunch menu, priced at 195 dhs /240 dhs respectively.
For guests wanting a Christmas by the beach, Nasimi will have their annual Xmas Bubble Q brunch complete with a DJ and visits from Santa for 295 dhs (food only). Saffron, long considered Dubai’s ultimate party brunch, will have a festive themed occasion, filled with the high energy it is renowned for with an added holiday twist with packages available for 595 dhs. Craving a more traditional meal? Seafire Roast Lunch is the perfect option, with a live band and welcome cocktails included for 395dhs.
For dinner the restaurants, including Ossiano, the mesmerizing underwater restaurant, will be offering a variety of set and al carte options on Christmas night.
Want a taste of Atlantis, from the comfort of your home? The Atlantis chefs have cooked up mouthwatering roast turkeys for takeaway. A festive meal wouldn’t be complete without delicious side dishes, and the Atlantis turkeys come with the best of the best, from Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Giblet Sauce, Bread Sauce, Chipolata Sausage, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Roasted Potatoes, Honey Glazed Parsnip, Brussels Sprouts, Green Beans and Carrots. Christmas puddings are also available.
The medium turkey serves 6 – 10 people, weighs 7-8 kg and costs AED 800. The large serves 10 – 15 people, is 9-10 kg and costs AED 1100. Christmas pudding can be ordered as well, with the medium serving 4-6 people at AED 100 and the large serving 6-8 people at AED 150.