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The festivities are approaching at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

Partner Content: Whether you’re seeking Christmas carols, afternoon tea with a festive twist, or beachside celebrations to ring in 2024, Mina Al Arab is where it’s at.

With Ras Al Khaimah increasingly in the spotlight, staycationers are getting wise to something we’ve known all along: there’s no better getaway than this coastal emirate. It’s also home to InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa, where idyllic island-style living meets the warm hospitality of authentic Arabia, which is now gearing up to host a magical festive season. With a wide array of festive events and culinary experiences on the roster, the resort is the ideal place to celebrate Christmas and usher in the New Year. Here’s what to expect, with the festivities kicking off on 10 December.

Christmas Carol Celebration

Embrace the joy of the season at the Christmas Carol celebration inside InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. This heartwarming event takes place from 4pm to 6pm on 10 December and caters to all ages with festive treats aplenty — traditional gluhwein, hot chocolate, mince pies, and irresistible Christmas cookies included. The festivities are priced at just AED 50 per person, with all proceeds from the event being donated to charity, thereby spreading love and goodwill during this special time.

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Festive Afternoon Tea at Ramsa Lounge

Indulge in the festive edition of Ramsa Lounge’s exquisite High Tea, where a selection of themed pastries and sandwiches await. Paired with expertly crafted premium teas, coffees, and hot chocolate whipped up by skilled baristas, this delightful experience is perfect to share with a loved one for an afternoon of pure indulgence. Priced at AED 200 for two people starting, the festive afternoon tea will be served daily from 12 to 23 December, 2pm to 6pm.

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Christmas Dinner at Saffar Kitchen Collective

Celebrate all things Christmas with an elevated buffet at Saffar Kitchen Collective. Here, you can enjoy a sumptuous seafood bar, a sushi display, and an elaborate Christmas Turkey carving station with all the trimmings. Bonus: live music and carolling will ensure that you soak up the festive ambience in no time. Starting at AED 275 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), the buffet will be served from 6:30pm to 10:30pm on both 24 and 25 December. 

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Christmas Dinner at NoHo Bar & Grill

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the stylish NoHo Bar & Grill with a curated menu, complete with a choice of appetiser, main course, and dessert tailored to your liking. And with wine or cocktail pairings and the accompaniment of a live musical duo, you’ll be celebrating Christmas in New York style amidst the rugged beauty of Ras Al Khaimah. NoHo Bar & Grill will host the dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 7pm to 11pm, with prices ranging from AED 475 per person to AED 699 per person (with wine or cocktail pairing).

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Christmas Day at NoHo Garden

Celebrate Christmas Day in exquisite style thanks to the Under the Sun Brunch set amidst NoHo Garden. As for what culinary delights await? An oyster and ceviche bar, a lavish seafood buffet, the sizzling offerings of the butcher’s grill, mouthwatering pizzas straight out of a wood oven, an array of artisanal cheeses from the cheese cellar, and a decadent dessert lounge. Kicking off at 1pm, the brunch starts at AED 275 per person, inclusive of unlimited soft and selected house beverages.

NoHo Garden

New Year’s Eve at Saffar Kitchen Collective

Saffar Kitchen Collective invites families to embark on a gastronomic journey with an extended New Year’s Eve buffet that will feature an exquisite selection of dishes crafted by chefs from InterContinental Hotels and Resorts worldwide. From a caviar ice bar to a live turkey carving station, this experience will take place from 8pm to 11pm — the evening doesn’t end there, though. The party will evolve into an extraordinary beachside celebration with a live DJ and band performances under the stars, continuing until 1am. The event ranges in price from AED 1,199 per person (unlimited soft beverages) to AED 1,499 (unlimited selected house beverages). 

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New Year’s Eve at NoHo Bar & Grill

For those seeking a more intimate affair for New Year’s Eve, NoHo Bar & Grill is offering an exclusive à la carte dining experience at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. Here, you can delight in a selection of exquisite dishes – including butter-aged premium steaks – and raise your glass for a New Year’s toast as the clock strikes midnight, all within the restaurant’s chic and welcoming ambience. Kicking off at 8pm, the event requires a minimum spend of AED 599 per person.

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New Year’s Eve at Levant & Nar

At fine dining institution Levant & Nar, revellers can indulge in a luxurious New Year’s Eve dinner on the edge of the Arabian Gulf. Staying true to the authenticity of Levantine cuisine, you’ll enjoy a delightful selection of cold and hot mezze, fresh pide, and Turkish-style kebabs grilled to perfection, all before raising your glass as the clock strikes midnight. Served from 8pm to 1am, the dinner requires a minimum spend of AED 599 per person.

Levant and Nar

New Year’s Day at Saffar Kitchen Collective

Start 2024 in a leisurely manner with a lavish buffet spread for breakfast and lunch at Saffar Kitchen Collective. A meticulously curated selection of dishes from around the world will be served, which means you’ll begin the new year on a truly satiated note. Priced AED 125 per person, breakfast will be served from 7am to 11:30am. Lunch will follow from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, priced at AED 135 per person.

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