RAFFLES THE PALM DUBAI TO TRANSFORM INTO A WONDERLAND OF FESTIVITIES THIS WINTER

01 Dec '23 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Raffles The Palm, the beachfront palace on Palm Jumeirah, will turn into an enchanting wonderland this festive season. Lavish feasts, glittering parties, and luxurious relaxation await at the elegant property, inviting families to create new traditions and unforgettable memories this festive season.

Christmas

Le Jardin – Raffles Christmas Brunch

On Christmas Day, Le Jardin, the palatial-style restaurant, brings an enchanting Christmas Brunch to delight all generations. A luscious feast of traditional seasonal fare will be served amid an elegant atmosphere. Father Christmas will pay a visit to spread festive cheer to young and old alike, while a live trio will keep joyful spirits high.

The brunch runs from 1-4PM and is priced at AED 945 per person for Champagne, AED 845 per person for house sparkling beverages, or AED 645 per person for soft drinks. Children aged 6-12 years old can join in the fun for AED 345, and kids under 6 years old can dine with compliments.

Le Jardin – Raffles Christmas Buffet Dinner

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, families, friends and couples can enjoy a seasonal Christmas Buffet at Le Jardin, where live music will set spirits high. Mouth- watering roast meats, delicious side dishes, and delectable desserts will be served in abundance. Festive activities will be on offer for little ones, complemented with cheers from Father Christmas.

The buffet is on December 24th and 25th from 7PM – 1PM and is priced at AED 855 per person with Champagne, AED 655 per person with house sparkling beverages or AED 455 with soft drinks, while the buffet is available at AED 255 for children aged 6-12 years, and those aged under 6 can dine for free.

Matagi – Christmas Dinner

For those seeking Japanese indulgence this festive season, a refined Japanese menu at Matagi awaits, meticulously crafted in authentic Omakase style by the restaurant’s team of Michelin-starred Chefs. Between December 23rd – 25th from 6PM, indulge in fresh specialities like a variety of sushi rolls and signature main dishes, from Torched Scallops with ginger ponzu to the much-loved Cod, while a live DJ infuses cool beats into this unique celebration.

Guests can avail of this offer from AED 1,250 per person with house sparkling beverages or AED 850 with soft drinks.

Sola Jazz Lounge – Christmas Jazz Brunch

Sola Jazz Lounge brings a sophisticated and cool festive experience with its Evening Christmas Jazz Brunch on December 23rd. Guests can kick start Christmas by settling into cosy surroundings and getting whisked off to a festive wonderland as a talented three-piece jazz band plays holiday classics and soulful jazz while savouring seasonally inspired bites. The evening begins at 8PM and is AED 950 per person with Champagne, AED 650 for premium beverages or AED 550 for house beverages.

Sola Jazz Lounge – Christmas Eve with Sinatra

On December 24th from 7:30PM – 12:30AM, Jazz singer Ciaran Fox will serenade guests during a Christmas gala dinner soirée, complemented with Christmas- inspired cocktails.
Guests can opt for the soft beverage package, priced at AED 525 per person, AED 625 for the alcoholic house package, and AED 825 for the champagne package.

Sola Jazz Lounge – Gastro Christmas Cinema Soirée

On Christmas Day, the magic of movies meets the joy of the holiday season at Sola Jazz Lounge, where a big screen will play holiday classics. The night begins with savoury welcome canapes followed with an indulgent Christmas dinner complemented with festive cocktails. From 7:00PM, guests can tune into festive favourite Home Alone 1, and The Holiday from 9:30PM.

For those opting for soft beverages, the package is priced at AED 425 per person, AED 525 for the alcoholic house package, and AED 825 including Champagne.

Piatti by the Beach

Set against a backdrop of the immaculate sands of Palm Jumeirah, here, families and friends of all ages can celebrate the beachside way, with a sharing style festive brunch that showcases the best of Southern Italy’s seasonal classics. The Piatti by the Beach brunch is from 12:30PM – 4:30PM on Christmas Day and is priced at AED 1,650 per person inclusive of Taittinger bubbles, AED 920 per person including prosecco, AED 720 including red and white wine, and AED 540 per person including soft beverages.

Royal Festive Afternoon Tea

For an indulgent and regal treat, a Royal Festive Afternoon Tea will be served throughout the season at Blüthner Hall. Guests looking to make special holiday memories will delight in a selection of sweet and savoury dishes crafted by the finest pastry Chefs, while a pianist will set a beautifully elegant tone. To sip, guests can select a fragrant tea or fresh coffee, or a glass of chilled Champagne for added festive sparkle. The afternoon tea is available from 2PM – 8PM daily between 5th December – 7th January and is priced at AED 425 per couple, AED 625 per couple with Champagne, or AED 220 per person or AED 330 per person with a glass of Champagne.

Private Dining at The Chef’s Table

Located on the 6th floor, The Chef’s Table is an exquisite private dining area, where a chef can be arranged to cook a scrumptious turkey feast to celebrate in true festive style. The private space, which draws inspiration from the famous Faberge egg, can be booked at a minimum spend of AED 6,500 for 6 people or more, from 23rd – 25th December.

Gingerbread House

A life-size Gingerbread House at the hotel’s Patisserie will delight guests of all ages, bringing an enchanting spectacle and helping set a magical scene for the holidays. Bringing a joyful artisanal treat for the senses, confectionary, sweet treats, intricate chocolate sculptures, delectable festive cakes, and authentic Italian panettone are available to discover throughout the holidays at the Patisserie between 6th December – 7th January.

Royal Turkey To Go

For families looking for a regal festive feast to enjoy in the comfort of their home, Raffles The Palm’s Turkey to Go offers a convenient option for a mouth-watering turkey roast, with no hassle. Guests can order the roasted turkey 48 hours in advance and collect it from the hotel’s grand Patisserie, next to Blüthner Hall. The roasted turkey can be accompanied by a choice of traditional trimmings, such as stuffing and cranberry sauce, along with indulgent desserts, including classic Christmas pudding. The takeaway festive option is priced from AED 550 and is available from November 23 until January 2, 2024.

New Year’s Eve

Raffles Club Rooftop Dinner

For an all-in glamorous New Year’s Eve, those looking to celebrate in style can head to Raffles Club Rooftop for a White and Gold Masquerade ball, where a magnificent dinner will be served amid phenomenal fun and theatre. A live entertainment from a 3-piece band will entertain into the small hours, bringing an unforgettable start to 2024.

Guests can arrive between 7PM and 8PM, and packages are AED 4,000 per person for outdoor seating including alcoholic beverages or AED 3,200 per person for indoor seating with alcoholic beverages. Children aged 12-18 years old can join the fun for AED 2,800 for outdoor seating or AED 2,200 each for indoor seating. For younger guests aged 6-12 years old, prices are from AED 1,150 per person, and kids aged below 6 dine for free.

Le Jardin Buffet Dinner

The new year will be welcomed in elegant style at the Royal Masquerade party hosted at Le Jardin. A charming spectacle of fun, exquisite appetizers and mouth- watering main courses will be followed by moreish desserts, as a 4-piece band will perform throughout the night to keep revellers on their toes into the small hours. The party starts from 7PM – 12PM on 31st December and is priced at AED 2,700 per person with outdoor seating and alcoholic beverages, or AED 2,400 per person with indoor seating and alcohol, while children are welcome for AED 1,650 per child for ages 12-18, or AED 1,150 per children aged 6-12. Youngsters aged below 6 years dine for free.

Piatti by the Beach

Situated overlooking the stunning beach of Palm Jumeirah, Piatti by the Beach will play host to a New Year’s Eve party in its inimitable luxe style. Guests will be transported to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Southern Italian coast in a night filled with delicious cuisine and fine beverages.

Guests can dine and dance their way into 2024 as a resident DJ welcomes the New Year with electric tunes. The party on 31st December is from 8PM – 3AM and costs AED 2,700 per person with outdoor seating, AED 2,200 per person with indoor seating, and kinds under 12 years can dine indoors with a 50% discount.

Kalian Rooftop Lounge New Year’s Eve Party

Guests can ring in the new year from Kalian Rooftop Lounge, a stunning rooftop location, providing party goers a breath-taking backdrop to dance the old year away and welcome 2024. A DJ will spin the latest tracks, accompanied by a live saxophone player, to create a memorable vibe and unforgettable scene below the stars. The party on 31st December starts at 5PM – 8PM with Italian aperitifs and a Saxophonist, with drinks charged upon consumption. From 8PM to 12AM, there is a minimum spend of AED 1,000 per person, and for those wishing to continue the party, from 2AM to 3AM, drinks will be charged on consumption.

Matagi Omakase Dinner

Guests will revel in sophisticated fun at the lively Matagi Masquerade party, where diners are encouraged to dress to impress. On 31st December, diners can indulge in an authentic Omakase dinner featuring the finest and freshest flavours, while a DJ will keep the party atmosphere alive as the countdown to 2024 begins. The evening is from 7PM – 12AM and is priced at AED 2,300 per person including alcoholic beverages, AED 1,450 per child aged 12-18, or AED 550 per child aged 6-12.

Sola Gatsby Brunch

Guests will be transported back to the roaring 1920s with the Gatsby New Year’s Eve Brunch at Sola, the cool and sophisticated Jazz lounge at Raffles The Palm. In an event that celebrates the sounds and aesthetics of the era, this immersive experience will see dapper suits and flapper dresses mingling amid elegant decor. A talented Jazz band will entertain throughout dinner while a DJ takes over for an exceptional After Party celebration.

The brunch is on 31st December from 7PM – 12PM and is an adults-only event priced at AED 1,500 per person with alcohol. The after part continues until 4AM with a la carte drinks.

Blüthner Hall

Sophisticated and refined, the iconic Blüthner Hall will welcome friends and families to its elegant terrace to revel in New Year’s Eve festivities, complemented with delicious a la carte bites and sips while a four-piece New Year’s Eve band sets a perfect mood for welcoming in 2024. Minimum spends apply between 7PM to 1AM at AED 2,000 for tables of 2, AED 3,500 for tables of 4, 4,500 for tables of 6, and 5,500 for tables of 8 guests.

Cinq Mondes Spa

Celebration of Radiance

Guests can get party ready with the perfect pre-occasion radiance booster that includes the Cinq Mondes’ Iluminescence Facial, a classic manicure and a signature blow dry, priced at AED 930 for 120 minutes.

Festive Reveal and Restore

A restorative journey awaits after the festivities, with a deeply hydrating hair masque, while thirsty skin is sublimely pampered with a luxurious Tahitian Monoi Scrub and Polynesian massage. With mind and body balanced and calmed, skin and hair are left intensively nourished and revived. The experience is AED 1,140 for 105 minutes with the option to add a blow dry for AED 250.

Seasonal Sleep Embrace

If the festivities have left guests low on sleep, they can book in for a heavenly treatment which includes a 30-minute vibration and acoustic therapy to encourage a sound slumber. A Royal Shirodhara therapy follows, transporting visitors to another realm, with the signature Ayurvedic massage to end. The experience is 150 minutes and priced at AED 1,500.

Corporate Celebrations

Whether planning a year-end party, team-building retreat, or corporate event, this festive season Raffles The Palm Dubai offers a special 20% discount on the minimum spend for private events held between the 1st and the 30th December. A dedicated team of specialists can tailor a bespoke event, helping guests to create memorable festive celebrations in style.

For a private celebration, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s events team can be contacted at [email protected] / +971 4 248 8840.

For reservations, guests can call 04 248 8888 or visit www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com

For reservations at Piatti by The Beach, please contact 04 248 8889

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About Raffles The Palm Dubai

The palatial beach resort occupies a prime location on the Palm Jumeirah Island and offers 387 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. The resort features spectacular sea views, a private white sand beach, an indoor and outdoor pool and a selection of restaurants such as Matagi, Piatti and Sola Jazz Lounge. The property encompasses a range of facilities with Raffles’ quintessential standards of service, including a 24-hour Raffles Butler and the private Raffles Lounge. With classic furnishings, the hotel opens up into the grand Blüthner Hall and a dedicated Raffles Patisserie serving chocolates and pastries. Visitors can pamper themselves in the Cinq Mondes Spa, offering 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, scrub rooms, hammams and fully equipped gym and yoga classes. The resort has also partnered with Virtuoso, a global network of agencies that craft bespoke trips and create unique experiences for guests around the world.

Find out more here: www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com 

About Raffles

Founded in Singapore in 1887, Raffles Hotels, Resorts and Residences are places where ideas are born, history is made and stories and legends are created. At each landmark address, distinguished guests and residents will find a world of elegance and enchanted glamour, where Raffles’ renowned legacy of gracious service knows no bounds. As the authentic heart of a destination, Raffles champions fine art and design, and fosters culture in all its forms, guiding guests to make discoveries in their own time and way. Raffles’ commitment to local communities is expressed through diverse initiatives with a unified mission to actively support the arts and the environment. From one generation to the next, visitors arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family. Raffles can be found in key international locations including Singapore, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Maldives, Udaipur, Phnom Penh and Bali; with flagship openings upcoming in London, Boston, Macau and Bahrain in 2023. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,500 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.

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