November 2020

L Art de Noel Joie de Vivre Joie de vivre is the reason for the season at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown

L Art de Noel Joie de Vivre  Joie de vivre is the reason for the season

From a festive afternoon tea and Christmas Day pool market to a masquerade New Year’s Eve dinner and much more, family-friendly festive magic is in the air at this renowned French hotel

Joie de vivre, the joy of living, is the spirit of the season at Sofitel Dubai Downtown. The timeless French hotel is known and loved for its extravagant yet elegant festive activities each year. The pandemic hasn’t dampened its spirit in 2020 but has instead shifted the hotel’s focus to creating a sense of community and intimacy for its guests.

Here is what’s on the festive agenda at Sofitel Dubai Downtown this year.

‘Tis the season for turkey to-go

AED 449 for a roast turkey dinner for up to 10 people

Spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen with the Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s traditional turkey dinner. The classic Christmas feast is ideal for up to 10 people and features a roast turkey, a choice of four sides, your favourite stuffing, and a choice of delectable jus. The first 30 orders will receive a complimentary Cake de Noel. Orders can be placed before December 10 and collected between December 20 and 31 from La Patisserie Lobby Lounge.

Festive Afternoon Tea, December 1 to 31, AED 199 for two people

Putting a festive spin on its sophisticated afternoon tea, guests can indulge in a selection of flavored hot chocolate, festive French sweet and savory nibbles. They also stand a chance to win a signature Sofitel advent calendar.

Leave the finest treats out for Santa with Sofitel’s festive take-away

December 1 to 31.

Tickle your sweet tooth this season with fresh, Homestyle confections from Sofitel Dubai Downtown. Its gourmet selection features snow-themed winter chocolate drinks, ginger cookies, a Santa Hat cake, and a hamper.

Christmas Hamper- AED 125

Santa Hat- AED149

Winter Chocolate Promotion with ginger cookie AED 35

A winter wonderland at Les Cuisines’ Gingerbread Factory

December 1, 2020 to January 7, 2021

The multi cuisine restaurant, Les Cuisine transforms into an enchanting escape for the festive activities.

Immersing guests in a festive atmosphere with giant iridescent baubles, Christmas decor, and a show-stopping gingerbread house; guests of all ages are in for a memorable experience. Le Petit Prince will also be visiting junior guests with charming touches at breakfast, brunch, kids’ dinner, and more.

Christmas Eve Dinner at L’Apero

December 24, AED 225 with soft beverage and AED 325 with alcohol

Clink glasses and indulge in traditional festive fare at L’Apero.

Commence with a selection of spiced salmon with pickled vegetables and quail egg, poached pear with a blue cheese salad, maple-glazed duck with winter berries, crab and chilli salad with grilled peppers, or a cheese and charcuterie board. For the main course, choose from turkey chasseur, braised beef brisket with honey-glazed root vegetables, beef or chicken stew with ginger sauce, spaghetti carbonara, or seared red snapper mussel and salmon ragout with gourmet sides. End your meal with a choice of fresh fruit, mince pies, Santa Hat cake, lemon meringue tart, pumpkin pie, milk chocolate and hazelnut cake, warm Christmas pudding with vanilla sauce, or vanilla choux.

Stir up some festive fun with Christmas crackers and a festive quiz.

Festive Pool Market, Christmas Day December 25
AED 199 for the soft package and AED 299 for the alcohol package

Kids enjoy complimentary brunch and pool access (Kids upto 6YO) and AED 99 for (kids 7 – 12 YO)

Mark Christmas Day with picnic-style fun in the sun at the Festive Pool Market. Feast on international cuisine served at buzzing live stations, sip on classic drinks, mulled grape, and festive cocktails at the bar, and end your day on a sweet note at the dessert station before a splash in the pool.

NYE gala dinner at Les Cuisines’ Festive Factory, December 31

AED 389 for soft drinks and AED 499 for house drinks (AED 189 for kids 7 – 12YO)

Dive into a Dubai-style night brunch at Les Cuisines with live stations serving gourmet cuisine from around the world alongside soft and house drinks.

NYE dinner at the Grass Pool, Snow Land, December 31

AED Starting from 599 with alcohol

Dine around the world with Snow Land’s international offering of British, French, Asian, and Arabic cuisine. Get in the festive spirit with a selection of mulled wine, festive cocktails, and house drinks before tapping into a sugar rush with mini cakes, classic crepes, and an array of flavoured ice cream.

Snow Masquerade dinner at L’Apero, December 31

AED 389 for soft drinks and AED 499 for house drinks

Bid adieu to 2020 with an air of mystery at this Snow Masquerade.

The gala dinner will be serving assorted bruschetta, a cheese and charcuterie platter, a selection of iced seafood, and antipasti for starters. The main course is a tantalising selection of slow-cooked beef brisket, BBQ roast capon, roasted butternut, Italian festive beef casserole, a ham and cheese quiche, ratatouille, or Singaporean vegetable fried noodles. Taking its mysterious theme to another level, dessert is a surprise artisan dessert.

Welcoming, safeguarding, and taking care of others is at the heart of what Sofitel Dubai Downtown does. At each touch point along the guest journey through the hotel, extensive measures are being taken to protect guests and team members. Accor ALL Safe operational standards have been implemented at Sofitel Downtown, and all Accor properties across Middle East and Africa, which were developed with hygiene solutions specialist Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification.

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