The Oberoi, Dubai has revealed its 2014 celebrations for the festive season and they are enough to make anyone want to opt for sun rather than snow this Christmas.
All degrees of merriment are catered for: from traditional festive fare at world cuisine restaurant Nine7One, to contemporary Asian cuisine at Umai or avant-garde Indian delicacies at Ananta. The hotel offers a range of gourmet festive packages and party venues to suit all tastes, as well as family activities such as gingerbread-making classes.
On Christmas Eve the hotel’s in-house choir will spark the festive spirit with carol singing in the lobby and Christmassy taster menus, with prices starting from AED 280 (approx. £47).
Christmas Day and Boxing Day bring a wide range of culinary delights for all. Celebrate with family and friends at the Festive Brunches hosted at Nine7One. On both days, guests can choose from a variety of packages. Prices start from AED 395 (approx. £67) per person for a soft drinks package or opt for a bubbly package at AED 695 (approx. £118.52).
For the countdown to 2015, there are a variety of options for those who wish to welcome the New Year with joyful tranquility and those who prefer to party. The Oberoi, Dubai’s three restaurants all offer a sensational New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Toast the end of the year with the six-course Degustation Menus at Ananta and Umai, starting from AED 800 (approx. £136) per person. Guests can also celebrate the oncoming of the New Year over an opulent buffet dinner at Nine7One from AED 750 (approx. £127) per person. This lavish meal offers an Oyster and Lobster station, Foie Gras, Sushi and Sashimi Counter and a Waygu Beef Carvery. For those looking to dance the year away a DJ will provide a stimulating soundtrack from 9pm – 2am
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a view – experience breathtaking panoramas on the hotel’s 26th floor, with a private viewing deck of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Plan an intimate gathering of up to 35 guests and enjoy delicious canapés at AED 850 (approx.£144.95) per guest, including house beverages and a glass of bubbly to toast the New Year. The hotel’s dedicated event planning team is on hand to help, from designing festive menus to preparing exclusive indoor and outdoor function spaces, providing the perfect setting for a festive finale.
Continue the celebrations on New Year’s Day with a barbeque at Nine7One, offering an international selection of gastronomic dishes from the charcoal grill, yakitori, tandoor and Shawarma rotisserie.
If guests are looking to unwind after the festive season, then The Oberoi, Dubai offers a ‘Festive Synergy’ package at the hotel’s spa. Therapists will relax, rejuvenate and revive aching muscles. Guests will be re-energised for the New Year and primed for some of the best bargains to be had at The Dubai Shopping Festival 2015. The hotel’s close proximity to The Dubai Mall will ensure that guests are the first in the shops on 1st January when the fetsival begins.