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Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2015 - What better location to embrace the season’s spirit and create new festive memories than in one of the finest luxury resorts in the city. With an agenda to rival even Santa Claus’ own, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has a series of offerings and events in place to help those celebrating do so in spectacular festive-style.

FESTIVE TREE LIGHTING – Saturday, December 5
To mark the start of the most wonderful time of the year, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will be lighting its beautifully decorated festive tree on December 5, accompanied by the angelic voices of a children’s choir, delicious cookies, cocoa and mulled wine. Taking place in The Lobby Lounge, the event is open to everyone (outside guests included), and is the perfect occasion to embrace the season’s festive magic for the first time.
The Lobby Lounge, 5pm-7pm.

GINGERBREAD DELIGHT – Saturdays, December, 5, 12 and 19

Ritz Kids are encouraged to get creative in the kitchen with a gingerbread decorating masterclass with the resort’s talented pastry chefs, followed by a tempting Ritz Kids Afternoon Tea, and gingerbread cookies to take home. The perfect occasion to let the little ones embrace the season, whilst getting their hands dirty!
Caravan, AED 265 per child (age 5-12 years), including Ritz Kids Afternoon Tea
Reservations Required.

While the kids are busy baking, or just as a festive afternoon treat, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s renowned Afternoon Tea is treating guests to some extra seasonal sparkle. A festive assortment of sandwiches includes foie gras with apricot marmalade and turkey breast with orange cranberry compote, whilst pastries and desserts include roasted banana eclairs, mince pies and freshly baked spiced cranberry scones, alongside The Ritz-Carlton Cake and the option to add a glass of sparkling wine or Champagne.
The Lobby Lounge, 2pm-6pm, daily. Reservations are highly recommended.
AED 190 per person includes a hot beverage of your choice.
AED 245 per person includes a hot beverage and a glass of sparkling wine.
AED 330 per person includes a hot beverage and a glass of Champagne.

Enjoy a delicious feast fit for a King on Christmas Eve, with a traditional festive buffet in Caravan, or dine al fresco on the beautiful terrace overlooking the lush manicured gardens of the resort. Serving roast turkey with all the trimmings, with further highlights including slow roasted prime rib, freshly grilled seafood, a raw bar and a large selection of artisan cheeses alongside an array of festive desserts, it’s the perfect way to spend the night before Christmas.
Caravan, 6pm-10.30pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
AED 365 per person, including the buffet and a glass of mulled wine.

For those wishing to welcome Christmas with a more intimate affair, Splendido will be hosting a special five-course set menu, comprising classic Italian cuisine with a festive twist. Menu highlights include langoustine linguini, duck glazed with honey, and orange and salt crusted sea bass. Entertainment will be courtesy of a live guitarist, providing a sophisticated seasonal ambience.
Splendido, 6pm-11pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
AED 575 per person, including a five course set menu and a glass of mulled wine.

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH – Wednesday, December 25
Nothing quite says Christmas in Dubai like a gourmet brunch, and The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is hosting one to remember, with a lavish festive buffet being served in Caravan and outside on the Gulf Lawn with spectacular views of the sea. Santa and his helpers will be on hand to keep the kids entertained, whilst a live jazz band will complete the festive ambience.
Gulf Lawn and Caravan, 1pm-4pm. Reservations essential.
AED 995 per person, including free flowing select premium beverages and Champagne.
AED 595 per person, including soft drinks and juices.
AED 320 per child aged 5-12 years. No charge for children under 5 years.

For more information or for reservations for all festive celebrations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, please call 04 318 6150, or email