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Ring-in the Festive Celebrations This Holiday Season and Create Unforgettable Moments with Incredible Stay Packages and Extraordinary Culinary Experiences

ABU DHABI, October 31, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal welcomes the spirit of the festive season with incredible stay packages and a host of extraordinary culinary events to create memorable moments for friends, families, and couples alike. The charming location, warm hospitality and unparralled luxury on offer are sure to be the perfect ingredients to set the season’s festive magic in motion.

Kicking off the festivities on December 9th, Dolce Café hosts the ever-popular Gingerbread House Decorating Classes, perfect for children aged four to twelve to showcase their creativity in the kitchen using delectable treats. Guests looking for traditional festive sweets are invited to visit Dolce Café from December 8th, where the Yule Log Market takes place and savor the luscious Festive Afternoon Tea at Alba from December 10th. The hotel treats in-house guests to extra seasonal sparkle offering complimentary one-hour mixology workshops with resident mixologist at Sorso every second day from December 22nd to 30th.

From December 21ts to January 2nd, the Christmas Roast Take-Away Turkey Dinner provides a delectable meal to those looking for the perfect holiday dinner without the hassle. Ready for pick-up with just twenty-four hours’ notice, the take-away includes a eight-kilogram whole roasted turkey with scrumptious stuffing, giblet gravy and roasted root vegetables.

On December 24th, guests are spoiled for choice with classic festive menus across the full range of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal’s dining offerings. Christmas Eve Dinner at Giornotte offers a classic family-style dinner featuring international selections. Those looking to welcome the holiday season with an Arabian Christmas can relish the very best of Lebanese cooking at Mijana, set against the backdrop of live music and performances. Guests also have the option to indulge in a mouthwatering five-course menu at The Forge, or enjoy a variety of Pan Asian cuisines at Li Jiang, ranging from Vietnamese and Chinese to Malaysian and Singaporean, all perfect for sharing.

Adding to the Christmas cheer, guests can extend the celebrations with the Christmas Day Brunch and Stay Package inclusive of an overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room for two adults, two Christmas Day Brunch packages with house beverages and complimentary beach and pool access. The Christmas Day Brunch, served on December 25th, features more than 30 live cooking stations with festive favorites including slow-roasted wagyu beef with Béarnaise sauce and Yorkshire pudding, fresh seafood and oysters, and delicious specialties from the Dolce dessert room such as traditional panettone, Christmas cookies, mince pies and yule logs. Table magicians and Santa Claus will be on hand to keep the kids entertained.

Guest ring in the New Year with a black and white themed setting under swaying palm trees decorated with fairy lights. The sumptuous gourmet buff­et features tapas and ceviche stations, sushi and sashimi, foie gras, oyster and seafood bar, Arabic specialties, and a wide range of main courses. Guests enjoy live entertainment and dancing throughout the evening and, at midnight, celebrate with spectacular fireworks over the Grand Canal and a glass of bubbly on the beach. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Package welcomes guests for an overnight stay and exclusive Gala Dinner from just AED 3,550++ per room per night. The package includes overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room for two adults, dinner for two including live entertainment and dancing, midnight fireworks and complimentary access to the after party at Sorso bar.

Please call the hotel at +9712 818-8282 or email for restaurant reservations and +9712 818-8888 or for room bookings.