On the illustrious shores of Palm Jumeirah, Raffles the Palm Dubai beckons with opulent Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, inviting guests to partake in an unforgettable experience crafted by European artisans. The beachfront palace promises an exceptional encounter within its state-of-the-art interiors. Against Dubai’s backdrop, where temperatures average a pleasant 78 degrees and the sea water maintains a balmy 77 degrees, the holiday season takes on a magical aura.
CAPTIVATING CHRISTMAS MARVEL
As the festive spirit envelopes Dubai, the city transforms into a captivating winter wonderland adorned with splendid Christmas decorations and enchanting festivities. Streets come alive with twinkling lights, while Christmas trees and adorned facades create an immersive festive atmosphere. Dubai’s luxurious shopping malls not only cater to shopping enthusiasts but to all seeking the magic of the season. Engaging Christmas shows, captivating decorations, and magical events await within these malls. The Mall of the Emirates hosts a classic Christmas market boasting Santa Claus and charming trees within 19 inviting pavilions. Dubai Creek’s Christmas market delights with artificial snowflakes and a stage resonating with Christmas carols. The Global Village theme park delights visitors with festive lights, treats, and even traditional carousels.
Throughout December, Raffles the Palm indulges in the ultimate Christmas spirit, offering culinary and festive highlights.
Sparkling Beginnings: Commence the holiday season on December 5th, with the lighting of a towering 9-meter Christmas tree. A magical Christmas market by the pool, featuring Santa Claus as the guest of honor, adds to the festivities from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., creating cherished moments for all.
Jazz-infused Joy: December 23rd sees Sola Jazz Lounge come alive with live jazz music and a delectable Christmas jazz brunch, setting the stage for an enchanting Christmas Eve between 8 p.m. and midnight
Majestic Christmas Delights: An unforgettable Christmas night awaits guests at Restaurant Le Jardin on December 24th, as a majestic buffet of the finest delicacies is presented in a luxurious setting from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.
Beachside Italian Extravaganza: On Christmas Day, guests may indulge in culinary delights elegantly presented on the beach at the upscale Italian restaurant, Piatti by The Beach.
GREET THE NEW YEAR IN SPLENDOR
Dubai’s reputation for splendid New Year’s Eve celebrations remains unblemished, boasting a stunning blend of vibrant fireworks, entertainment, and sophisticated soirées. The stroke of midnight witnesses Dubai’s iconic landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, ablaze in a splendid fireworks display, transforming the night sky into a kaleidoscope of colors. Dubai invests millions annually to create the world’s largest fireworks display. Experiencing these grand shows from famous public spots like Downtown Dubai and the Palm Jumeirah Broadwalk etches a memory of overwhelming beauty. Raffles The Palm emerges as the perfect vantage point, offering unobstructed views of the city’s fireworks over Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Marina.
OPULENT NEW YEAR’S FESTIVITIES
Step into the new year with Raffles’ Gold Program, themed “Raffles Royal Masquerade,” and indulge in a lavish buffet gala dinner fit for royalty at the gourmet restaurant Le Jardin. Accompanied by a vibrant pop band, this exceptional evening, taking place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., promises an unparalleled experience. For those seeking a beachside celebration, the luxurious Piatti by The Beach restaurant offers an enticing Italian-style menu, complemented by an in-house DJ’s musical accompaniment to welcome the new year against the backdrop of Palm Jumeirah’s sandy beach from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Alternatively, fireworks can be viewed from the Kalian Rooftop Lounge featuring a DJ.
A GLOBAL TAPESTRY OF FESTIVE MAGIC
Dubai’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve season weaves a unique fabric of enchantment, inviting visitors from all corners of the world to partake in the joyous festivities. From December 21-26, a luxurious stay begins at 2,050 euros per night per room, offering a Family Ocean guest room with balcony, inclusive of breakfast. The royal experience includes exceptional amenities and awe-inspiring views. For those extending their stay beyond December 27, guests can relish in a panorama of unparalleled beauty from a Family Ocean guest room with balcony, complemented with opulent amenities, for 2,783 euros per night per room. A minimum booking of five nights, featuring a gala dinner, sets the stage for a magnificent New Year’s Eve celebration.