Festive celebrations, new restaurant openings and brilliant brunches.
Sunday 5 December 2021
Festive Market at Fifth Street Café
Treat your loved ones this holiday season with delightful festive bites and a selection of gifts at Fifth Street Café. While adults are enjoying the festive cheer, children can unleash their inner Willy Wonka as they decorate cupcakes and gingerbread cookies and create their very own festive treats to take home as souvenirs. Available from 1 to 31 December, from 7am to 7pm.
GO: Call 052 914 1207 for reservations and more information.
Monday 6 December 2021
Visit Mykonos at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
The new waterfront restaurant at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi showcases classic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Tuck into the Insta-worthy black burger with truffle fries or artfully presented sushi from Chef Yousef. Overlooking Al Maryah island, the venue is painted in pastel colours with touches of greenery to offer the expected island vibes.
GO: Call 02 644 6666 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 7 December 2021
Visit the brand new Kamoon at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Step into a world of Levantine flavours at Kamoon restaurant. With idyllic views of the Arabian Gulf and warm hospitality, taste your way through the flavours of the Levant as you indulge in an array of authentic dishes with a contemporary twist. From variations of Hummus and kebabs reaching one meter in length to modern twists including halloumi sunrise, prawns quinoa salad, organic seabream and nayeh tartare, dinner at Kamoon is backed by enchanting live performances from Oud players.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 657 0000 for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Tree Decorating at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel
Children will relish the opportunity to decorate their own miniature Christmas tree this festive season. Each child will be provided with an evergreen tree and decorations so that they can get crafting with glittering fairy lights, personalised ornaments and colourful garlands, turning the tree into a dazzling piece to take home. While the little ones are busy decorating, adults can indulge in eggnog and festive treats. We also hear that Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Wednesday 8 December, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 150 per tree.
Thursday 9 December 2021
Festive tree-lighting brunch at PJ O’Reilly’s
This December, find your holiday spirit with the brightest, boldest, flashiest, ugly holiday sweater and light up the Christmas Tree with the PJ O’Reilly’s tree lighting brunch. Thursday 9 December, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 225 (house beverages).
GO: Call 02 695 0515 for reservations and more information.
Friday 10 December 2021
Brunch at West Bay Abu Dhabi
The FACT award-winning West Bay with its views of the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi skyline is known for its tropical ambience and gastronomic dishes. Experience the newest Friday Brunch in the capital with an impressive culinary lineup served family-style, alongside live entertainment and pop-up bars. The brunch also includes a children’s fun zone. Fridays, from 1pm to 5pm. Packages from AED 325.
Saturday 11 December 2021
Culinary Master Series at Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Enjoy an exciting culinary experience highlighting Michelin-starred chef Baptiste Renouard through an exclusive five-course set menu featuring his signature dishes. Presenting unexpected flavours and expertly crafted dishes, the chef is known for his classic but assertive approach to French cuisine, so it’s no surprise that Ochre was awarded a Michelin star earlier this year. The five-course menu will begin with a delectable amuse-bouche, followed by a tarte Tatin with turnips and puffed buckwheat. The main course will include snacked scallops with butternut and fresh black truffles, as well as Australian beef tenderloin. As for dessert? The chef’s signature dish features his childhood memories and is followed up with fruit mousse tartlets and the popular Paris-Brest. AED 388 (soft beverages) and AED 576 (grape pairing).