Take in the spirit of the holidays amidst a world of magical family moments as Swissotel Al Ghurair welcomes discerning diners and residents into a season of merriment and fun-packed activities, taking them on a festive journey. With a delicious Lindt festive afternoon tea, special Christmas Eve and Day feasts, daily culinary delights and spa surprises; all filled with excitement and joy, guests will be spoilt for choice while mailing their wishes to Santa.
Letters to Santa
Swissotel Al Ghurair offers the opportunity to guests, to send special messages, good thoughts, wishes and love this Christmas, collected from the letterbox at the lobby and placed around the city in various locations. Swissotel’ elves help them send a thoughtful wish or a heartfelt message to Santa and will help him pick three lucky winners to enjoy special festive surprises at the hotel. Winners will be announced on December 25, 2021 on its Instagram page @swissotelalghurair.
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 including 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, until December 25, from 11am to 9pm.
Priced at Dh599 for a 7kg turkey complete with all trimmings for up to six people and Dh699 for an 8-9kg turkey serving up to ten people.
Guests can place their order before December 17, and avail of an early bird offer of 15 per cent discount, and Accor ALL members can avail of a 20 per cent discount.
All orders require 72 hours notice.
Terms and conditions apply.
Online orders can be placed from https://forms.gle/LkXDxd7YTEYfUkaH7
Sinfully delicious Lindt festive afternoon tea
Celebrating the Season of gifting and treats, Swissotel Al Ghurair launches for the first time an exquisite afternoon tea experience in collaboration with Lindt, the renowned master Swiss chocolatier since 1845. Inspired by the various notes of flavours in the chocolate, the chefs at Swissotel and the Lindt master chocolatier, Matthew Müller, have together re-imagined a delicate afternoon tea experience. The specially curated menu with the luxury collection of Lindt chocolates, presents exquisite holiday treats of candied bacon-wrapped figs with chocolate dip, dark-chocolate crusted chicken terrine, and steak au poivre skewers with balsamic and dark chocolate drizzles. Adding to the sweet indulgences, the menu also features white chocolate truffles, milk chocolate Swiss rolls, and dark chocolate and raspberry tarts, along with a selection of hot chocolates, luxury teas and coffees.
Complementing the Lindt festive afternoon tea experience, guests can participate in the advent calendar countdown at the beautiful life-size Giant Gift Box of Gifts, where as soon as the clock chimes 4pm, Santa’s help appears to find out if children have been nice or naughty, and announces a lucky winner daily.
Also adding to the Festive spirit, taking place on December 15, 21 and 22, 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.
Lindt festive afternoon tea is served daily until January 7, at the Yasmine Lounge from 12pm to 6pm and is priced at Dh135 for two adults and one child up to 12 years, and Dh39 for additional children.
Accor ALL members can avail up to 15 per cent discount on the Lindt festive afternoon tea experience.
Collaborating with Al Jalila Foundation, Swissotel Al Ghurair promises to match the donation of Dh10 per Lindt festive afternoon tea set sold.
The Giant Gift Box of Gifts advent calendar sits majestically in the lobby of Swissotel Al Ghurair and hosts the countdown until Christmas at 4pm, daily. All guests staying or dining at the hotel can participate in the advent calendar countdown.
The gingerbread house making workshop will take place on December 15, 21 and 22 at 2pm to 4pm, complimentary for one child per two adults who join the Lindt festive afternoon tea experience at Dh175 and Dh75 for an additional child.
Christmas Eve dinner
Celebrating the festive spirit, Swissotel Al Ghurair presents a lavish dining experiences 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 chicken roulade stuffed with dates, walnuts and cranberry with apricot chutney, salmon coulibiac with saffron cream with dill sauce and tomato coulis, and sweet treats such as giant yule log and peppermint brownies.
The Christmas Eve dinner is available at Liwan restaurant on Friday, December 24, from 6pm to 11pm and is priced at Dh175 per adult, Dh88 per child aged between six to 12 years, and is complimentary for children below six years.
Swissotel Christmas Day lunch
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 such as beef wellington, infused cherry filling red velvet yule log with lotus crumble along with a spread from the 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 Lunch is available restaurant on Saturday, December 25, from 12.30 pm to 4pm and is priced at Dh165 per adult, Dh83 per child between six to 12 years.
Swissotel Festive Spa-rkles
Spa-goers can unwrap this season with Festive Spa-rkles and welcome the New Year rejuvenated at Swissotel Spa. Offering a soothing 60 minute vital detox massage, that promises to revive and refresh tense muscles with special lymphatic techniques, with the goodness of essential oils of peppermint and lemongrass coupled with a 30 minute nude body scrub massage, an exfoliation session with Anne Semonin nude sea salt and white sand body scrub, soothing and nourishing the dry and tired skin.
Usually priced at Dh560 for the two treatments, the Swissotel Festive Spa-rkle offer can be availed at Dh390 per person, until December 31 at the Swissotel Spa between 1pm to 10pm Terms and conditions apply.