Cherish the festive season and enter a world of magical family moments as Swissotel Al Ghurair welcomes discerning diners and residents into a season of merriment and fun-packed activities, promising a festive journey like no other. A delicious Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea, a festive confectionary, a tree-lighting ceremony, special Christmas Eve and Day feasts, gingerbread-making workshops and spa surprises!
Letters to Santa
Counting down to Christmas, guests can send special messages, good thoughts, wishes and love this Christmas. Let the Swissotel Elves help to deliver “Letters to Santa” from a special letterbox located in the lobby, as a lucky participant gets a chance to win an exciting gift daily.
The “Letters to Santa” advent calendar will be available in the lobby from November 27th to December 24th at 4 pm, announcing the lucky winners daily. The winner of the most heartfelt letter to Santa will be announced on 25th December 2022 on its Instagram page @swissotelalghurair.
Magical Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony, with LINDT Masterclass
Cherish a magical evening with friends and family as the beautiful 20-feet Christmas Tree in the lobby lights up for the season, adorned in beautiful decorations of red and golden. With melodies of the Christmas carols echoing in the lobby, delicious pass-around of canapés and Festive drinks, and a gingerbread house making workshop, guests can indulge in a Festive evening of love and laughter.
On that day Guests can also join a special Masterclass with LINDT’s Master Chocolatier, Matthew Müller, explore the craftsmanship of chocolate, and take home some delicious chocolate baubles.
The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 29th November at the hotel lobby from 6 p.m. onwards, and can be availed by all paying guests of the Festive Afternoon Tea experience at AED 175.
The Masterclass will take place on November 29 at 3 pm and is priced at AED 99 per person.
Throughout the Festive Season, guests can also purchase delectable Festive treats, cookies, Yule Log, White Chocolate Mousse cup, milk chocolate pecan crème brulée at the Festive Confectionery Pop-up with LINDT Yasmine Lounge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from 20th November to 8th January.
Festive Turkey Takeaway and Free-Delivery
This season, let the expert chefs at Swissotel Al Ghurair prepare a feast for your loved ones, that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home or office. Available to pre-order, Traditional Roasted Turkey is cooked to perfection and is carefully packaged with all the traditional trimmings and favorites like Roasted Chestnuts, Brussels Sprouts, Herb-roasted potato, along with homemade festive desserts.
- Festive Turkey is available for pick-up at Yasmine Lounge, as well as for free delivery at any location in Dubai, from 20th November until 25th December, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Priced at AED 499 for a 4kg turkey complete with all trimmings for up to six persons and AED 599 for a 6kg turkey serving up to ten persons.
- Guests can place their order before the 17th December, and avail of an Early-bird offer of 20% discount
- All orders require 72 hours’ notice.
- Terms and conditions apply.
Sinfully delicious LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea
Celebrating the Season of gifting and treats, Swissotel Al Ghurair presents a delicate Afternoon Tea with decadent Festive notes. The specially curated menu presents exquisite holiday treats of Smoked Salmon Pinwheels, Torched Duck Breast with Apricot Chutney Skewers, Warm Scones with Mascarpone Cream & Blueberry Compote, Baked Turkey Empanadas. Adding to the sweet indulgences, the menu also features Chocolate Fudge Cake, red velvet Swiss Rolls and Pistachio and berry Cheesecake Shooters, along with a selection of Hot Chocolates, luxury teas and coffees.
Also adding to the Festive spirit, taking place on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th December children can spend time at Swissotel’s Gingerbread House making workshop, and get a chance to meet Santa while their parents sip and savour the festivities. The pastry chefs will teach the “Little Explorers” how to build their own gingerbread creations with icing and sweet decorations.
- Festive Afternoon Tea is served daily from 20th November until 8th January, at the Yasmine Lounge from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is priced at AED 135 for two adults and two children up to 12 years, and AED 39 for additional children.
- Collaborating with Al Jalila Foundation, Swissotel Al Ghurair promises to match the donation of AED 10 per Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea set sold.
- The Gingerbread House making workshop will take place on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th December at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., complimentary for two children per two adults who join Festive Afternoon Tea experience at AED 175 and AED 75 for additional child.
- Advance booking required
Leading up to Christmas, Swissotel’s award-winning “Around the World” brunch transforms into a Festive spirit with beautiful holiday flavours, offerings and décor. Swissotel chefs promise to tease our Festive excitement with Chicken Terrine, Mix seafood thermidor and Festive Plum cakes.
Gather the family and friends for a delicious spread of international flavours, festive favorites and many exciting activities for the “Little Explorers”
The Festive Brunch is available every Sunday in December at Liwan restaurant on 4th, 11th and 18th December between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., is priced at AED 159 per adult, AED 79 per child between 6 to 12 years, and is complimentary for children below 6 years.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Celebrating the Festive spirit, Swissotel Al Ghurair presents a lavish dining experience during the day where families can enjoy a leisurely Christmas feast of Festive delicacies, as the magical Christmas Eve sets in.
Christmas Eve Dinner includes a delicious buffet including Festive Specialties of Turkey Roulade stuffed with dates, walnuts, cranberry and apricot sauce, Crusted Lamb Rack, and sweet treats like cherry filles dark chocolate Yule.
The Christmas Eve Dinner is available at Liwan restaurant on Saturday, 24th December, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at AED 179 per adult, AED 89 per child aged between 6 to 12 years, and is complimentary for children below 6 years.
Christmas Day Brunch
Waking up to the crisp Christmas morning, to the tunes of jingle bells, and the excitement of unwrapping the gifts from Santa, families are invited for cherishing a traditional Christmas lunch complemented by children’s activities.
Indulge in Christmas specialties like Beef Short ribs with Yorkshire pudding, poached salmon with honey-based chutney, warm sticky toffee pudding along with a spread of International buffet.
The “Little Explorers” have a blast with the special kid’s activities, including Cookie decoration at the “Little Chefs”, “Little Picasso”, enjoy a Zumba class, and also get a chance to meet Santa.
Christmas Day Brunch is available Liwan restaurant on Sunday, 25th December, from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is priced at AED 179 per adult, AED 89 per child between 6 to 12 years.
Swissotel Festive Spa-rkles
Enjoy festive spa-rkles and start the new year on a rejuvenating note at Swissotel Spa. Promising to revive your senses, unwind with a relaxing 60-minute wellbeing treatment along with a fresh haircut that will have you feeling confident for the new year.
The Swissotel festive spa-rkle offer can be availed at AED 250 per person from 28th November to 31st December between 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
One of the best-known Swiss brands in the world, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts offers contemporary hotels infused with the freshness and vitality of alpine energy, rooted in the tradition of Swiss hospitality. Respected for its intelligent design, quality craftsmanship and mindful approach to sustainability, Swissôtel gives its guests peace of mind to explore the world, discover life’s true rewards and embrace opportunities to ‘live it well’. The Swissôtel brand was founded in 1980 and today numbers more than 30 hotels globally including flagship properties such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, Swissôtel Chicago and Swissôtel Jakarta Pik Avenue. Swissôtel is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.