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Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 6 December, 2023 2:03 pm |


Cherish the festive season and enter a world of magical family momentsas Swissotel Al Ghurair welcomesdiscerning diners and residents into a season of merriment and fun-packed activities, promising a festive journey like no other. Relish into a delightful range of offerings, including Turkey Takeaway, A delicious Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea, traditional Thanksgiving Brunch, special Christmas Eve and Day feasts, engaging gingerbread-making workshops!  

 ‘Tis the Season of givingSwissotel Al Ghurair invites guests to share moments of indulgence and gifts their loved ones with the launch of their new voucher platform that encourages them to experience and redeem various curated moments with friends and family, from family staycation, spa day cation, individual training sessions, or a family-friendly brunch experience.
Vouchers can be purchases through vouchers.swissotel-dubai-alghurair.com/ 

Festive Turkey Takeaway 

This season, focus on cherishing moments with friends and family rather than spending time in the kitchen. 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 potatoes, along with homemade festive desserts. 


  • Festive Turkey is available for pick-up at Yasmine Lounge, as well as for free delivery within the 5 kilometers, from 20th November until 25th December, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Priced at AED 599 for a 4-6 kg turkey complete with all trimmings, good for up to six people.
  • All orders require 72 hours’ notice. 
  • Terms and conditions apply. 
  • Early Bird discount of 20% till 20th December 
  • Online orders can be placed from https://forms.gle/z4Bg9STfiEkEEfYD7 



Begin Festivities with the Magical Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony 

Cherish a magical evening with friends and family as the beautiful 20-feet Christmas Tree in the lobby lights up with festive decoration and the beautiful tunes of the hotel choir. With melodies of the Christmas carols echoing in the lobby, delicious pass-around of canapés and Festive drinks, an access to the “Little Explorers” Play Area, and a gingerbread house making workshop, guests can indulge in a Festive evening of love and laughter. 


The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, 8th December at the hotel lobby from 6 p.m. onwards, and can be availed by all paying guests of the LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea and gingerbread house making experience. 


Throughout the Festive Season, guests can also purchase delectable Festive treats, cookies, Christmas Yule Log, White Chocolate Mousse cup, milk chocolate pecan crème brulée, at the Festive Confectionery Pop-up Yasmine Lounge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from 27th November 2023 to 7th January 2024. 


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. 


As an added treat, Swissotel has thoughtfully organized a selection of family board games to cherish quality time with your loved ones.


Also adding to the Festive spirit, taking place every Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23th 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 8th December 2023 until 7th January 2024, at the Yasmine Lounge from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is priced at AED 140 for two adults and two children up to 12 years, and AED 45 for additional children.

  • The Gingerbread House making workshop will take place on 9th, 16th and 23th December at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., complimentary for two children per two adults who join Festive Afternoon Tea experience at AED 180 and AED 60 for additional child. Advance booking required.

Traditional Thanksgiving Brunch 


Promising the treasured flavors, trimmings and cranberry sauce and mince pies, the “Around the World” Sunday Brunch at Swissotel Al Ghurair celebrates the traditions of Thanksgiving in a family-friendly brunch. The special menu includes Beetroot Goat Cheese with Orange Segments, Beef Fajita steaks with Nachos and a live carving station of Honey glazed turkey with trimmings and Cranberry sauce. End your meal on a sweet note by treating yourself to delectable desserts like Caramel Hazelnut Cake, Peanut Truffle, and Chocolate Concorde Cake.


The Swissotel Traditional Thanksgiving Brunch will be available at Liwan restaurant from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, 26th November 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.



Festive BrunchesLeading 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, Beef Wellington with Herb Jus, Salmon Coulibac, Seafood Paeela, Christmas pudding 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” like Face Painting, Christmas craft corner, “Little Chefs” cooking class, bouncing castle and other family games.

The Festive Brunch is available every Sunday in December at Liwan restaurant on 10th and 17th 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 Roasted Turkey Roulade stuffed with apricot and prunes, 48 Hours Slow Cooked Smoked Cumin & Paprika Crusted Beef Brisket, Crusted Caper Berries Rack of Lamb with Berry Jus, and sweet treats like Christmas Yule Log and Eggnog Mousse.


The Christmas Eve Dinner is available at Liwan restaurant on Sunday, 24th December, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at AED 199 per adult, AED 99 per child aged between 6 to 12 years, and is complimentary for children below 6 years. Early Bird discount of 30% till 15th December.



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 live entertainment and children’s activities. 


Indulge in Christmas specialties like Roasted chestnut with Turkey Bacon and Chives, Herb Crusted lamb Chops with Roasted New Potatoes warm sticky Christmas pudding and Customize Yule log 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”, and also get a chance to meet Santa. 


Christmas Day Brunch is available restaurant on Monday, 25th December, from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is priced at AED 249 per adult, AED 99 per child between 6 to 12 years. Early Bird discount of 30% till 15th December.


For more information on the above Festive dining offers call 04 293 3270, email dining.alghurair@swissotel.com, or visit swissotel-dubai-alghurair.com/festive/   



Festive Spa-rkles Spa-goers unwrap the season with a Winter Warmer package of a 90-minutes indulgent hot stone couple massage, followed by a Festive Lindt afternoon tea for two adults at AED 999, with a choice of baby-sitting services.

Perfect for the cold, the hot stone massage with essential oils helps in reliving muscle tension, reduces anxiety, boosts immunity, soothes the skin and promotes sleep. 

For appointments, please call 052 428 6517, email spa.alghurair@swissotel.com 



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