Some people reckon one of the best bits of the festive season is the array of delicious seasonal coffees from Starbucks.
And they wait patiently all year to get their hands on the famous red cups filled with the likes of gingerbread lattes and the flat white with cinnamon spice.
So we think a lot of Abu Dhabi residents will be keen to learn about the coffee giant’s new treats for the 2018 festive season.
The chain’s Holiday menu is now available in venues throughout the UAE and ends on January 6.
It features a range of espresso-based delights including toffee nut flavours, red velvet cakes and a new collection of seasonal merchandise.
To give us a good season’s-greetings-in-a-cup this year, coffee fans can expect the toffee nut latte from Dhs22, which blends Starbucks' signature espresso with toasted nuts, topped with whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.
If you’re looking for something a little frostier, the flavour is also available with frappuccinos.
The holiday menu will also feature a gingerbread latte – which is due to be released soon – that uses a combination of sweet and spicy flavours to kick-start your day, while its signature hot chocolate is making a grand return to warm our bellies from Dhs19.
But what about a vessel? Starbucks has a new collection of tumblers, mugs and cold cups. If you’re an annual collector or just want a reusable cup to drink in, the merchandise will be available in multiple stores across Dubai.
“The launch of the Starbucks red cups is highly anticipated each year, as it marks the arrival of the season”, said CSR Manager for Starbucks Coffee MENA Rana Shaheen.
“We are excited to announce the return of the toffee nut drinks, which have become fan favourites, and we hope that they will bring people together this festive season.”
Starbucks first launched its chain of holiday cups back in 1997, and has since given us the first signs to start getting in to the festive mood.
To find your closest Starbucks outlet, you can go to www.mena.starbucks.com/en and use the store locator.
Prices vary. Various locations including Al Seef Village Mall and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. www.mena.starbucks.com/en.