Sponsored: This season, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is making the capital very merry indeed.
Between its eco-friendly principles, nautical interiors and overarching aura of understated luxury, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort has mastered the art of coastline hospitality. As for how it’s adding some festive sparkle to the capital? Well, turkey and trimmings to go, a family-friendly Christmas brunch, dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks and countless dining options as you ring in the new year are just some of the highlights. Here’s what you need to know.
Turkey to Go
Celebrating the festive season in the comfort of your home shouldn’t have to come with the stress of cooking, so let the master chefs at Jumeirah take care of all your festive culinary needs with a Turkey on the Go. Start with a festive surprise bread or selection of canapés to complement your perfectly cooked roast, choosing from a selection of Honey Glazed Slow Roasted Turkey, Herb Crusted Beef Brisket, or Roast Leg of Lamb – all served with the perfect sides, sauces and accompaniments of course! Offerings start at AED 450 and are available until 10 January, 2022.
A festive feast of savoury dishes wouldn’t be complete without sweet Christmas favourites, and that’s where the carefully curated selection of artisanal breads and seasonal desserts comes in – think: Walnut and Cranberry Loaf, Pecan Maple Pie, Christmas Fruit Cake, Galette de Rois and Dresdner Stolen. Entertaining little ones at home? There’s Gingerbread House on the menu, which you can decorate with your family or have accented with festive flair by the hotel’s pastry chefs. Festive desserts are available until 10 January, 2022.
The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table, and this year’s White Festive Brunch will be no different. Apart from festive cheer, the sparkling sights and rhythmic sounds, the homeliest flavours of the season will be on full display at White Festive Brunch, taking place on Christmas Day from 1pm to 4pm. This festive feast will take diners on an island extravaganza, featuring recipes that embody the festive month – tender roasts and mouth-watering desserts included. Not forgetting the kids, activities like gingerbread house decorating will also be in full swing. Brunch packages start at AED 425, with kids under five dining for free.
Natale e Capodanno
Named after the Italian word for ‘sea’ in recognition of its location and magnificent views of the azure, relaxed poolside restaurant Mare Mare brings together the coastal flavours of Italy. This season, it’s marking both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The former will entail a family-style set menu starting at AED 525 for lunch, giving guests a selection of starters and desserts to share. The latter, meanwhile, will bid farewell to 2021 with Italian favourites paired with a choice between packages featuring soft beverages, house beverages and premium bubbly.
Sound & Spectacle
Join Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort for an unforgettable afterparty on the boardwalk as it welcomes 2022 with a spectacular display of fireworks – go on, dance your way into the new year! Hoping to fuel into the late hours of the night? Selected house beverages and pass-around nibbles will be on offer.
Saadiyat Island Resort’s signature Levantine grill is located just footsteps away from the sea and, this New Year’s Eve, it will be serving the region’s most authentic flavours. The festive set menu will incorporate grilled, spiced meats and seafood dishes that will be cooked in the traditional Levantine way, complemented by a whole host of live entertainment. There’s a minimum spend of AED 190 and AED 400 for kids and adults respectively, with an AED 350 House Beverage package kicking off at 7:30pm.