Five festive parties to get you in the mood for the season

It’s never too early to start planning for the big day

The festive season in Abu Dhabi is always packed with memorable events, dinners brunches and parties.
Here are five Christmas brunches you can sign up for now.

Cho Gao
The Asian restaurant is getting in on the festive spirit by offering a four-course set menu on Christmas Day. It might not be traditional, but it will be tasty.
Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Dec 25 6pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6149).

Book a table at the all-day-dining spot for a Christmas lunch buffet. There will be carving stations and traditional dishes on offer as well as a kids’ club for little ones.
Dhs280 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs140 (kids aged five-12). Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).

The Irish venue is good for a party any time of the year, and when it comes to Christmas the good vibes only increase. Christmas Day here includes a three-course meal, with five drinks, for Dhs279, available until 7pm.
Dhs279. Dec 25 until 7pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).

Southern Sun
The steakhouse is holding a special brunch on Christmas Day. There’ll be the usual top quality meat on Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs319 (house beverages), Dhs369 (bubbly). Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 184 888)

The Sportsman’s Arms
The Boston-inspired sports bar and family venue will be full of festive cheer, especially when people get their hands on the four-course sharing menu on offer on Christmas Day. It comes with a three-hour drinks package, too.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs345 (Italian bubbly), Dhs85 (kids aged eight-14), Dhs55 (kids aged five-eight), free (kids under five). Dec 25. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).

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