If there’s one hotel in Abu Dhabi that has thought of everything this Christmas it’s The Westin Golf Resort & Spa.
Throughout the festive season there are brilliant things happening that are suitable for all the family.
From festive markets to gala dinners there’s loads going on – even the chance to chase Santa Claus.
Read on for details of all the wonderful events.
Festive market & Santa chase
The hotel’s lawn will be transformed into a winter wonderland with lots of vendors and activities for the whole family. There will be performances by children from local dance schools, a DJ playing chilled tunes and a choir to round off the day. There’s also the kids’ Santa chase, which gives little ones the chance to win prizes if they catch him.
Free. Dec 7, noon-7pm. Westin Events Lawn.
Bubbalicious brunch advent calendar
You can countdown to Christmas every Friday at the brilliant Bubbalicious brunch, and also book for Christmas Day itself. As well as the usual incredible spread of food and drinks you’ll also have the chance to win one of 25 prizes with the Bubbalicious advent calendar, including staycations across, brunches, golf prizes, heavenly Spa vouchers and tickets to the New Year’s Eve gala dinner.
Dec 6, 13, 20, 25. Fairways, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 616 9999).
Christmas Eve a la Italiana
Chef Stefano Conti is welcoming everyone on Christmas Eve with a festive four-course menu of Italian delicacies. He’s taken inspiration from festive family celebrations with his grandparents back home in Italy. A kids’ menu will also be available.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (grape pairing). Dec 24, 6pm-11pm. Sacci, email@example.com (02 616 9999).
Santalicious Christmas brunch
Prepare for a fantastic festive feast on Christmas Day as brunch is served with all the trimmings. Expect signature drinks stations, a mouth-watering buffet, kids’ entertainment, delicious desserts and live music, as well as an appearance from Santa Claus himself, who will be bringing a bag of presents along. There’s also an after party from 5pm, when the fun will continue on the lawn outside along with Christmas beverages and a DJ playing festive tunes.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs665 (bubbly), Dhs705 (house beverages and after party), Dhs845 (bubbly and after party), Dhs125 (kids package). Fairways and Events Lawn, FBreservations.firstname.lastname@example.org (02 616 9999).
New Year’s Eve gala dinner and fireworks
There’s a fantastic gala dinner on offer at Fairways as the countdown to 2020 goes on. Indulge in award-winning cuisine with dishes from across Arabia, Asia, and the Mediterranean's northern shore, as well as enjoying a live grill and cooking stations and a brilliant dessert station.
There will be free-flowing drinks and live entertainment all the way through to 1am at Fairways and on the events lawn outside. The fireworks display over the golf course is a true sight to behold, too. Then the after party will continue from 1am until 3am at Lemon & Lime. You call also get early bird prices until December 15.
Dhs475 (soft drinks, early bird price Dhs375), Dhs585 (house beverages, early bird price Dhs475), Dhs765 (bubbly, early bird price Dhs615), Dhs685 (house beverages and after party, early bird price Dhs545), Dhs935 (bubbly and after party, early bird price Dhs755), Dhs165 (kids package, early bird price 135). Dec 31, 8pm-midnight (gala dinner), until 1am (drinks and fireworks on Events Lawn), 1am-3am (after party). Fairways, Events Lawn and Lemon & Lime. FBreservations.email@example.com (02 616 9999).