Sponsored: InterContinental Hotel, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are collectively kicking Christmas into high gear.
Perfectly situated between old and new are three IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), each exuding festive spirit with its own unique offerings for Christmas and beyond. Expertly prepared turkey, visits from Santa, seafood specials, Belgian hops and even a toy-themed brunch – it’s all here. And if that wasn’t enough, the popular Imagine show will be accented by a grand display of fireworks to ring in 2022 with style!
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Looking to enhance your celebrations and impress your guests? Grace your table with authentic French delicacies by the renowned three-Michelin starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire, choosing from: duck foie gras terrine, homemade chutney and quince paste (AED 120 per 100g), pâté en croûte with chutney (AED 185 for four slices), Christmas log that serves four to six people (AED 175), Roasted Grass Fed Beef Striploin (AED 790 for 4kg), traditional roast turkey (AED 590 for 4kg, AED 690 for 6kg) and AED 790 for 8kg), and whole truffled Bresse poultry with dauphinoise potatoes and chestnuts that’s good for four people (AED 1,300).
Orders should be placed be at least 48-hours in advance of collection and can be picked at The Event Centre or Anise to enjoy with your family and friends.
French Flavours takeaway will be available for collection at CHOIX Par Pierre Gagnaire.
The Night Before
Belgian Cafe at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City is joining the Christmas Eve festivities, serving brunch from 12:30pm to 4pm. As for what’s on the menu? Belgian classics and your favourite hops followed by dessert. Brunch packages start at AED 175 per person.
Embrace the festive spirit and start your seasonal revelry with a dash of sparkle at all-day dining restaurant Anise at InterContinental Dubai Festival City, where you can relish all your favourite seasonal treats alongside an opulent spread of fresh seafood from 7pm to 11pm on Christmas Eve. Dinner packages start at AED 295 per person. Bonus: children under five dine for free.
Another great option for Christmas Eve dinner awaits at Sirocco, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City. Taking place from 6:30pm to 11pm, the festive feast will include a succulent assortment of international delights as part of a lavish buffet featuring a selection of roasts, smoked salmon, and turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings. Dinner packages start at AED 99 per person, making this one a steal!
A sensorial dining experience, headed by the inimitable three Michelin star Chef Pierre Gagnaire will take place the night before Christmas at Pierre’s Bistro. Expect a creatively handcrafted menu accompanied by live music from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 550 (four-course menu) and a grape paring upon request for additional AED 450 per person.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas Day with an abundance of authentic flavours inspired by culinary traditions from across the world during a very special brunch from 1pm to 4pm at Anise. Diners will enjoy traditional treats from a whopping eight live cooking stations, as well as an array of international cheeses and desserts accompanied by live music and children’s entertainment. The little ones will be delighted by a visit from Santa himself! Brunch packages start at AED 395 per person, with children under five dining for free.
Mediterranean favourite Zaytoun at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City is shaking things up this Christmas Day by taking the festivities outside, courtesy of The Festive Picnic Pantry Brunch from 12:30pm to 4pm. Head outdoors for a fun-filled family day out packed to the brim with delectable treats, live music, pool access and kids’ activities aplenty. Brunch packages start at AED 395 per person, with children under five dining for free.
Christmas Brunch at Sirocco is all about family, the young and young at heart celebrating together! Taking place from 1pm to 4pm, the very special Christmas Toy Brunch will feature an extensive international buffet with everyone’s festive favourites – delicious premium grills included. The kids, meanwhile, will love the Toys’ R’ Us play place created just for them. Brunch packages start at AED 175 per person, with children under five dining for free.