Partner Content: Enjoy a lively brunch, festive afternoon tea or a Christmas tipple at the highest outdoor rooftop bar in the capital this winter.
Home to 315 guest rooms, 32 suites, various restaurants and bars, a stunning spa and a rooftop swimming pool, it’s hard to believe that all of this can be found in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, offers discerning diners plenty to enjoy this winter throughout the chic city hotel.
Festive Afternoon Tea at Central Grounds
This winter, Central Grounds introduces a cosy afternoon tea that’s ideal for the festive season. Instilled with an autumnal flair and perfect for get-togethers and indulgent afternoons, it includes an array of festive-themed sweet and savoury treats, complemented with unlimited herbal teas or coffees. Available daily, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 120 for two people.
Turkey Takeaway at Central Grounds
From 23 November to 30 December, entrust your festive preparations to the culinary maestros at Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi. Delight in a whole roasted turkey takeaway with all the trimmings, available with just 48 hours notice, with pick-up available between 8am and 8pm. AED 525 (4kg to 6kg turkey) and AED 695 (8kg to 10kg turkey).
Thanksgiving Dinner at AT25
Gather your nearest and dearest and express gratitude in a stylish setting above the city at AT25. Treat yourself to a plated Thanksgiving dinner featuring succulent roasted turkey and all the traditional accompaniments. Raise your glass at the highest outdoor rooftop bar in the capital with ten of your favourite house beverages. Thursday 23 November, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 200 per person.
Christmas Party at Velocity
Celebrate the entire month with style and festivity and party all night with DJ Santa at Velocity. Enjoy festive food platters, and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with ten of your favourite house beverages. Available every Friday and Saturday in December, culminating with a Grand Party on Monday, 25 December, from 6pm to 4am. AED 100 per person.
New Year’s Eve Party at Velocity
Celebration the most exciting evening of the year with the most raucous New Year’s Eve party in the capital. Head to Velocity for a night of glamour and energetic beats courtesy of DJ Santa before raising a toast to welcome 2024. Sunday, 31 December, from 6pm to 3:30 am. AED 100 per person (inclusive of food and ten house beverages).
Christmas Pool Party at AT25
Get ready for a month-long festive celebration with DJ Kris Kringle. Dive into the holiday season with AT25’s exciting pool party, where you can savour delightful festive platters and enjoy the festivities with (you guessed it) a selection of ten of your favourite house beverages. Available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 200 per person.
Christmas Day Brunch Pool Party at AT25
Santa is swapping his sleigh for an inflatable at the AT25 Christmas Day Pool party. Experience holiday joy with festive food platters and enjoy ten of your preferred house beverages at this festive-themed pool party with DJ Kris Kringle. Monday, 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 200 per person.
New Year’s Eve Pool Party at AT25
Bid farewell to the old and welcome in the new high above the city this New Year’s Eve. Plunge into a memorable New Year’s Eve bash and revel under the stars with festive food, ten house beverages and music from DJ Kris Kringle. Sunday, 31 December, from 8.30pm to 4am.
New Year’s Day Brunch Pool Party at AT25
Assemble your pool squad and brunch amidst stunning downtown views, and splash into 2024 at the inaugural pool party of the year. Expect sharing platters, free-flowing house beverages and a soundtrack from DJ Kris Kringle. Monday, 1 January 2024, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 200 per person.
Stay & Party
Experience the grandest New Year’s Eve celebration from dusk until dawn at Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi. Start 2024 on a literal high note at the city’s highest open-air rooftop lounge, AT25, where a lively pool party, live entertainment, ten house beverages, a midnight glass of bubbles, and a delectable sharing food platter await. Valid for stays on 31 December 2023. AED 900 per night.