Partner Content: There’s no better venue to spend the festive season than at the only hotel inside the world’s tallest building. At Armani Hotel Dubai, you can expect nothing but luxury and decadence to round off the year. Here are 13 reasons to add the luxe address to your festive wish list.
Armani Hotel Dubai has created a festive celebration inspired by their Italian lineage. Feel the true spirit of the season come alive in the heart of Downtown Dubai with a bespoke collection of thoughtfully curated Christmas and New Year events and experiences to end 2021 with the best of times.
Festive Afternoon Tea at Armani/Lounge
Armani Hotel Dubai’s festive afternoon tea is an annual essential. The hotel’s glamorous lounge is the focus for festive celebrations with a tempting dolci display, a giant gingerbread letter and a selection of Italian panettone in all sizes. The Queen Elizabeth II-inspired afternoon tea features sandwiches stuffed with strawberry jam from the Balmoral Castle gardens, which is also the perfect accompaniment to a warm scone. Available 15 to 30 December. AED 199 per person or AED 359 per couple.
Festive Take Away
Let the culinary team at Armani take care of all your festive treats. The hotel offers a Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day roast turkey for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. The turkey comes with all of the trimmings, in addition to traditional panettone, spiced stollen and Christmas cakes designed in the shape of a Christmas tree, gingerbread house or even the Burj Khalifa. Available 15 to 31 December. AED 899 turkey for six to eight people) and AED 329 (Armani branded panettone).
Christmas at Armani/Ristorante
Christmas in Italy is a feast in every sense of the word, so chef Giovanni has recreated the most decadent culinary rituals with a degustation experience for lovers of Michelin-starred dining and Italian traditions. Diners can tuck into a bumper six-course festive feast packed with all the delicacies you would expect from a Christmas meal in the heart of Rome. Available 15 to 30 December. AED 799 per person (six-course set menu).
Christmas at Armani/Amal
In India, food is integral to every holiday, festival or celebration. For an immersive festive experience created for sharing with loved ones and close friends, their five-course celebration of spice has been designed by Chef Rohit and can be enjoyed from mid-December. Expect a contemporary collection of classic dishes enhanced with a unique culinary touch overlooking The Dubai Fountain. Available 15 to 30 December. AED 549 per person (five-course set menu).
Christmas at Armani/Hashi
With Head Chef SK at the helm, get ready for a festive Japanese dining experience at Armani/Hashi. The festive season in Japan is a fascinating east-meets-west blend of traditions with food at its centre. So don’t wait until Christmas to sample the sublime six-course tasting menu, which showcases exquisite Japanese cuisine. Available 15 to 30 December. AED 799 per person (six-course set menu).
Christmas Eve at Armani/Mediterraneo
Celebrate the festive season with the best culinary traditions from across the Mediterranean. Armani/Mediterraneo explores seasonal flavours at one table, with Levantine, French, Italian, Greek and Spanish signatures. Enjoy an expansive buffet of Mediterranean classics to get you in the festive spirit. Saturday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 399 per person.
Christmas Day at Armani/Mediterraneo
Head to Armani/Mediterraneo and embark on a culinary journey across the Mediterranean on Christmas Day. Enjoy the diverse flavours of Mediterranean classics alongside a collection of signature dishes, colourful Arabian mezze and a traditional carving station. There’s even a dedicated kids’ table. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 449 (soft beverages) and AED 699 (house beverages).
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Ristorante
New Year’s Eve at the Michelin-lauded Armani/Ristorante will be an indulgent occasion with seven spectacular courses featuring the best produce from land and sea. Emulate Italian tradition by wearing a touch of red for good luck and welcome the new year in style accompanied by music from a live singer and pianist. Saturday 31 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 2,398 per person including the set menu and wine pairing
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Amal
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Amal will be a glittering affair filled with Indian splendour. Embark on a journey of gastronomic discovery whilst enjoying seven courses of bombastic flavours. Expect energetic live music and exquisite for a night of spectacular elegance. Saturday 31 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 2,098 per person including the set menu and 3h beverage package
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Hashi
End the year on a gastronomic high note with a New Year’s Eve celebration overlooking the Dubai skyline. Indulge in a succession of exceptional courses of high-end Japanese cuisine. And whilst you may not hear the ritual ringing of 108 temple bells to symbolise the arrival of 2023, you can start your own dining tradition before welcoming hatsuhinode – the first sunrise of the new year. Saturday 31 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 1,499 per person (seven-course New Year’s Eve set menu) and AED 2,298 (seven-course New Year’s Eve set menu and wine pairing)
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Mediterraneo
Level up your year-end celebrations with live music and a trip around the Med with an extravagant family-friendly buffet that reflects Dubai’s cultural melting pot. Share your New Year’s Eve traditions with your fellow diners. We personally love the Spanish good-luck tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight, one for every strike of the clock. Saturday 31 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 1,299 per person (soft beverages) and AED 1,998 (three hours of house beverages).
New Year’s Eve at Armani/Prive
Dine at Armani Hotel Dubai on New Year’s Eve and you can join the after-party to ring in the New Year in the company of Dubai’s most important socialites and party people. Expect sophisticated exclusivity at Armani/Prive, where free-flowing beverages and world-class DJs will ensure a vibe like no other to welcome in the New Year. Saturday 31 December. AED 500 (ladies) and AED 1,000 (gentlemen).
Festive Season at Armani/Spa
Book a 90-minute treatment and enjoy two additional 20-minutes of spa indulgence on the same day with the compliments of ARMANI/SPA. Double up on your festive pampering or invite a friend for a pre-party season treat. Choose from a bespoke menu of treatments, including energising scrubs, moisturising body wraps, facial treatments and more. Available Sunday to Thursday until 30 December, from 10am to 10pm. AED 950 per person, including full access to the Armani thermal bathing facilities and spa lounge.
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