The perfect way to enjoy Christmas and New Year with friends and family at Rixos the Palm Dubai
We have also written about the new Shisha Lounge at The Rixos on The Palm.
December has to be my favourite month of the year, there is so much going on in the UAE and the weather is absolutely sublime! It is the perfect chance to catch up with friends and dress up without worrying about how hot it is. There are few cities in the world that do Christmas and New Year quite like Dubai, here we have a month of superb parties, gatherings and events.
Where you plan on spending your Christmas and New Year is a very personal choice, maybe you plan on having a quiet time in with your family, or are looking for an extravagant 5-course menu, or maybe you are a party person planning on dancing the festive season away. Well Dubai has every possible option you can think of.
We at Dine in the City would like to recommend that you visit the Rixos Hotel on The Palm; they have a little something special for everyone.
Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine…
Christmas is the time to spend with loved ones, whether family or friends. I personally love going out to a restaurant where I am guaranteed good food and a jovial atmosphere, all the extra bells and whistles don’t tend to make a difference…. although I am partial to a good bit of tinsel and some crackers.
The Rixos is offering the perfect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals for all the family. For the 24th of December you can choose between a cozy evening at A La Turca, with an unlimited buffet and drinks, this is great for a really sociable and conversation filled night. Or head over to L’Olivo for a spectacular poultry and truffle menu at AED 280 with soft drinks or sumptuous seafood menu with wine pairing for AED 430 per person.
Maybe you would like a bit of romance on your Christmas Eve, then dinner under the stars at the Aegean is a great choice; with their brand new seafood menu and a cool Dubai breeze this is a nice relaxing way to spend the night before the excitement of Christmas morning!
Being from England Christmas Day is always the main event, waking up early to see if Santa has visited, opening presents and having a lovely cup of tea and minced pie with the family. All before heading out to a raucous and enjoyable Dubai brunch. Could there be anything better?
So what does the Rixos have to offer? Firstly, there is the A La Turca brunch, featuring live cooking stations, seriously good food and live music, this is sure to be a fun and lively way to while away the day. You can either choose between the unlimited beverages package including sparkling wine for AED 480 per person or if you feel like a real treat opt for the champagne choice at only AED 630 per person. Come on spoil yourself, it is Christmas after all!
Or maybe you would like to spend the afternoon on the peaceful Aegean terrace, a delicious set menu of seasonal delights is the order of the day, you can choose between the soft drinks and set menu package for AED 300 or the wine pairing menu for AED 450 per person. Celebrate in style outside in the stunning setting of the Rixos the Palm Dubai hotel; this is a lovely option for families looking to fully take advantage of a warmer climate for the festive season.
Which ever you choose Dine in the City wishes you a merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!!
There are 3 choices for how you can spend New Year’s Eve at the Rixos.
Starting with a New Year’s gala party under the stars at the Aegean, put on your best dress and suit up, be prepared for a glamorous cocktail evening, with a luxurious beach buffet, delectable canapés and unlimited drinks. Dance the night away to classic live bands, a pop act, Broadway show and a DJ! For the children there is even a flying Santa show, we don’t want to spoil the surprise but it is pretty magical. Of course there is the obligatory fireworks display at midnight, made even more amazing by the location of the hotel itself, overlooking the serenity of the Palm to the twinkling lights of the city. Romantic, entertaining and the perfect way to ring in the New Year.
If a sit down buffet inside appeals more then pop over to A La Turca, the Rixos’ stunning Turkish restaurant. For those regular readers you will know that we have previously reviewed this restaurant and are pretty confident that Executive Chef Nurettin Celik won’t fail to deliver something mind blowing. There will be a plethora of well-crafted and surprising foods on offer, including a live pop band and belly dancer to spice up the evening!
So whether or not you choose the indoor or outdoor options we are certain this will be a fantastic way to celebrate the end of 2016.
To cheer up the January Blues!
Don’t worry if you are in mourning for the festive period then the Rixos has a little something to cheer you up, their celebrations keep going until the 7th of January!
There is something on pretty much every evening, from a Walkman party to a circus night. There are a number of music events including the incredibly talented DJ Mahmut Orhan on the 5th January, hailing from Turkey this will be a night to remember, as he plays a mixture of Deep House and Indie Dance. Placed next to the spectacular view of the Palm and the Dubai skyline, you should be in for a pretty good time!