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Delightful Moments for the Entire Family in the UAE Capital

ABU DHABI, November 8, 2015 – Setting the stage for the capital’s most spectacular festive season celebrations, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is preparing to unveil an assortment of engaging activities and culinary happenings taking place in a variety of beautiful settings throughout the month of December.

From December 1, the month-long festive programme at Ritz Kids features gingerbread cookie-making classes, reindeer sack races, junior chef competitions, movies under the stars and much more. Ritz Kids activities are complimentary for in-house guests and resort members and chargeable at AED 50++ per hour for non-guests. Ritz Kids overnight beach camp on December 31 will engage the youngest guests’ imagination and encourage their sense of adventure while offering them more than one reason to smile and make merry throughout the holiday season. Overnight camp early bird price is AED 550++ per child.

Gingerbread house decorating classes (AED 175++ per child) and yule log market will be taking place in Dolce café from December 7 and 14, respectively, while Alba Lounge will be serving festive afternoon tea featuring a selection of savoury and sweet treats inspired by traditional flavours of Christmas paired with gourmet tea and coffee blends for AED 75++.

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 10th will gather Abu Dhabi community and hotel guests in the grand lobby at 6 p.m. to enjoy a merry buffet of freshly baked yule logs, mince pies and traditional treats with many wonderful opportunities for the children to interact with Santa and join in a sing-along.

Giornotte will be hosting festive brunches on the Christmas Day (from AED 600++), Boxing Day (from AED 300++) and on the New Year’s Day (from AED 300++) as well as a gala dinner on December 31st where guests will be treated to a gourmet buffet. The gala experience includes live entertainment, dancing and, at midnight, spectacular fireworks over the Grand Canal at a starting price of AED 950++. Signature restaurants Li Jiang and The Forge will be offering five-course set dinner menus on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Exclusive accommodation packages are available for guests over the festive period. At AED 2,150++, The “Christmas Day Brunch and Stay Package” offers early check-in and late check-out of a luxurious Deluxe room, use of the beach and pool facilities, and festive brunch for two. On December 31 - the “New Year’s Eve Gala Package” offers Deluxe accommodation with dinner and entertainment in Giornotte, midnight fireworks and complimentary access to the after party starting at AED 3,550++. For more information about the festive offers email or call +971 2 818 8181.