Sponsored: When it comes to lavish festive feasts, family-friendly Christmas activities and New Year’s Eve celebrations to remember, look no further than idyllic island destination The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
The festive season is a time for celebrating with family and friends while making lasting memories. This year, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort adds a touch of luxury and a sprinkle of festive magic to the season with an exciting range of activities and dining experiences.
A Moveable Feast at The Drawing Room
A Moveable Feast is an experience that invites families and friends to celebrate the holiday season with a majestic Christmas banquet from the comfort of home. Carefully sourced, cooked and prepared by The Drawing Room’s expert chefs, the slow-roasted herb turkey comes complete with chestnut and sage stuffing, a wide range of tasty trimmings, sides and indulgent desserts. So take the stress out of preparing a festive feast and spend quality time with friends and family instead. Available daily until Thursday 30 December. AED 550 (6kg to 7kg turkey) and AED 650 (8kg to 9kg turkey).
Bubbles & Joy at The Manhattan Lounge
The chic and sophisticated Manhattan Lounge has unveiled an exceptional festive experience, pairing Champagne with sweet and savoury macaroons. The experience tempts friends and loved ones to relax and enjoy three glasses of Champagne with a selection of miniature nibbles in a range of exciting flavours. Available daily until Thursday 30 December, from 12pm to midnight. AED 395 per person.
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room
In honour of the St. Regis family’s treasured ritual, The Drawing Room presents a Festive Afternoon Tea experience in its welcoming lounge. The selection of savoury delights and traditional scones is accompanied by an indulgent selection of bespoke Christmas sweet treats. Expect traditional stollen bites, warm Christmas pudding, clementine pavlova and a range of quality loose leaf teas and smooth barista-style coffees. Available daily until Thursday 30 December, from 12pm to 6pm.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Oléa
With its ocean views, white marble décor, gorgeous palm-treelined terrace and live pianist, Olea provides a unique festive dining experience on the night before Christmas. Diner can expect to be wowed with a feast of festive favourites from around the world, including fresh seafood, roast turkey, beef Wellington, and succulent grills from the Josper oven. Friday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 450 (festive mixes, mulled grapes and hops) and AED 150 (children aged six to twelve years).
Christmas Day Brunch at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi
Create memories with family and friends over a lavish Christmas Day brunch at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Indulge in a festive fusion feast featuring sushi, robata grills, ceviche and festive desserts. With live entertainment from the resident DJ and saxophonist and a beautiful setting overlooking the beach, it promises to be a magical and elegant Christmas Day on the sun-kissed shores of Saadiyat Island. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 425 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).
The Grand Opus New Year’s Eve Experience
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort will welcome 2022 across three exceptional venues. Choose between an epicurean feast at Oléa, a magnificent spread of Asian delicacies at Sontaya or a journey through the aromatic cuisine of the Pacific Rim at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Then, as the clock approaches midnight, diners are invited to head down to the beach, where they can raise a glass to the exciting year ahead.
The Sparkling Soirée at Oléa features a grand festive buffet of delicious international delicacies and live music from a talented two-piece band. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (selected grapes, premium beverages and mixed drinks).
Shimmer & Shine at Sontaya presents a set menu of exceptional Asian recipes, joined by live entertainment from a DJ and saxophonist. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 550 (soft beverages) and AED 650 (selected grapes, premium beverages and mixed drinks).
Ignite the Night at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi invites diners to enjoy a set menu of expertly crafted dishes inspired by the Pacific Rim. Guests can dine outside on the stunning beachfront terrace or inside the elegant dining room. The resident DJ and live saxophonist will set the mood throughout the night. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 750 (indoor seating), AED 950 (outdoor terrace) and AED 1,500 (lower deck).
The Iridium Wonderful Escape
Iridium Spa has unveiled a festive pampering package specially curated for the festive season. The relaxing journey begins with an uplifting vitamin C body scrub that polishes the skin, removes dead cells and reveals a glowing and radiant complexion. The voyage is then completed with a 60-minute massage to refresh and re-energise tired muscles. Available daily until Friday 31 December, from 11am to 11pm. AED 750 per person.