Cherish festive moments with loved ones at Swissotel Al Ghurair

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Take in the spirit of the holidays amidst a world of magical family moments as Swissotel Al Ghurair welcomes you to a season of merriment and cheer. Look forward to an enchanting Christmas tree-lighting, a luscious Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea, special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts, daily delights and spa surprises, only at Swissotel Al Ghurair.


Magical Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Spend a magical evening with friends and family as the gorgeous 20-foot Christmas Tree in the lobby of Swissotel Al Ghurair lights up with festive decoration and surrounds with melodious tunes from the Swiss International School choir. Reach for delectable canapés and festive sips, while the little ones keep busy in a dedicated “Little Explorers” Play Area or at a gingerbread house making workshop.

December 8 from 6pm onwards. Can be availed by paying guests of the LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea and gingerbread house making experience.


Letters to Santa

Swissotel Al Ghurair is giving guests the opportunity to spread the Christmas cheer this year through special messages, good thoughts, wishes and love, collected from the letterbox at the hotel Lobby and placed around the city in various locations. Swissotel’ elves will then help send your thoughtful wish or heartfelt message to Santa and assist him in picking up three lucky winners to enjoy special festive surprises at the hotel.

Winners will be announced on December 25 on Instagram.


Festive Turkey Takeaway with Free Delivery

Take the stress out of cooking up a big bird and let the expert chefs at Swissotel Al Ghurair prepare a feast for you and your loved ones to relish from the comfort of your home or office. Available to pre-order, the Traditional roasted turkey is cooked to perfection and packaged with all the traditional trimmings including Roasted chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, Herb-roasted potatoes and festive desserts for the grand finale.

December 7 to 25 from 11am-9pm. Pick-up at Yasmine Lounge or opt for free delivery at any location in Dubai. AED599 for a 7kg turkey (up to 6 people) and AED699 for an 8 -9kg turkey (up to 10 people). Orders placed before December 17 receive 15 per cent discount and Accor ALL members can avail of 20 per cent discount. Orders required 72 hours in advance. Order online. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Sinfully delicious LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea at Yasmine Lounge

Celebrating the season of gifting and treats, Swissotel Al Ghurair has launched 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 talented gourmands at Swissotel and the LINDT Master Chocolatier, Matthew Müller, have put together a decadent experience. Sit down to a specially-curated menu and tuck into fine 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, alongside a selection of Hot Chocolates and luxury teas and coffees to sip on.

December 7 to January 7 from 12-6pm. AED135 for two adults and one kid up to 12 and AED39 for additional kids. Accor ALL members can avail up to 15 per cent discount. Collaborating with Al Jalila Foundation, Swissotel Al Ghurair promises to match the donation of AED10 per Lindt Festive Afternoon Tea set sold. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Giant Gift Box of Gifts

Giant Gift Box of Gifts

Complementing the LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea experience, guests can participate in the advent calendar countdown in the hotel’s lobby, with the impressive life-size Giant Gift Box of Gifts. Keep an eye out for Santa’s helpers, for as soon as the clock chimes 4pm, they will come by to announce a lucky winner.

Daily countdown to Christmas at 4pm. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Swissotel’s Gingerbread House making workshop

Swissotel’s Gingerbread House making workshop

Adding to the festive spirit, kids can spend time at Swissotel’s Gingerbread House making workshop and learn how to craft their own gingerbread house, complete with icing and sweet decorations. Kids can also expect a visit from the jolly man in red himself, while the parents sip and savour festive eats and treats.

December 8, 15, 21 and 22 from 2-4pm. Complimentary for one kid per two adults who join the LINDT Festive Afternoon Tea experience at AED175 and AED75 for additional kids. Advance booking required. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Festive Confectionery Pop-up at Yasmine Lounge

Festive Confectionery Pop-up at Yasmine Lounge

Throughout the Festive Season, guests will be able to pick up scrumptious seasonal sweets and tempting treats such as Yule log, White chocolate mousse cups, Milk chocolate pecan crème brûlée; along with a LINDT Festive collection of chocolates.

December 7 to 25 from 11am-7pm. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Christmas Eve Dinner at Liwan restaurant

Gather the family and friends for a lavish dining experience brimming with festive delicacies such as Chicken roulade stuffed with dates, walnuts and cranberry with apricot chutney; and Salmon coulibiac with saffron cream, dill sauce and tomato coulis. Satisfy your festive dessert cravings with a Giant yule log and Peppermint brownies.

December 24 from 6-11pm. AED175 per adult, AED88 per kid aged between 6 to 12 and is complimentary for kids below 6. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Christmas Day Lunch at Liwan restaurant

Gather with your family and celebrate the most wonderful day of the year with a traditional Christmas lunch, complemented by children’s activities. The menu comprises specialties such as Beef Wellington, Red velvet yule log with an infused-cherry filling and lotus crumble; alongside an expansive International buffet.

The “Little Explorers” will have a blast too with special kids’ activities, including Cookie decoration at the “Little Chefs”, a visit to the “Little Picasso”, a fun Zumba class and the chance to meet Santa.

December 25 form 12:30-4pm. AED165 per adult and AED 83 per kid aged between 6 to 12. Call +9714 293 3270 or email Visit the website or Instagram.


Swissotel Festive Spa-rkles at Swissotel Spa

Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment at Swissotel Spa. Opt for a soothing 60-minute Vital Detox Massage, that promises to revive and refresh tense muscles; coupled with a 30-minute Body Scrub Massage.

December 7 to 31 between 1-10pm. AED390 per person. Call +9714 293 3322 or email Visit the website.