Family is front and centre at the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate this season, with plenty of festive fun and frolics for every age…

Light the tree

Head to Al Bahou for a tree lighting ceremony full of festive spirit. Expect seasonal snacks, a Christmas carol singalong and a visit from Santa himself.

December 5

6.30pm, free

An Italian eve

Prepare for the madness of the big day itself with a relaxed Christmas Eve Italian feast at Siciliano. The four-course menu features pizza, pasta, fresh meat and fish, all with a festive twist…

December 24

7pm to 11pm, Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs325 with house drinks

A very merry Christmas

Enjoy a cracker of a Christmas Day brunch at Al Bahou, where the festive offering is renowned as a truly family friendly affair. The traditional turkey will be present and correct, but there will also be a host of international delicacies and prime roasts, plus plenty of entertainment for the kids to enjoy when they’re finished raiding the dessert counter.

December 25

12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs449 with soft drinks, Dhs599 with house drinks, Dhs799 with champagne, Dhs225 under-12s, Dhs99 aged under-sixes, under-threes free

Boxing Day brunch

Give your novelty Christmas jumper one final outing and keep the festive spirit alive at Mistral, where turkey leftovers are far from the only option. With a host of international dishes, from Asian dim sum to Arabian kebabs, what’s more day of indulgence between friends?

December 26

12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks, Dhs599 with premium drinks, Dhs160 under-12s, Dhs45 under-sixes, under-threes free

Welcome 2018 in style

Beat the Downtown traffic and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Al Bahou, where the gala dinner will welcome 2018 with a bang. The live band will ensure everyone is up and dancing, while the city’s Burj Khalifa fireworks display will be broadcast on a big screen, ensuring you can enjoy all the drama without the stress of braving
the crowds.

December 31

From 8pm, Dhs449 with soft drinks, Dhs749 with house drinks, Dhs999 with premium drinks, Dhs225 under-12s, Dhs99 under-sixes, under-threes free

Take away a turkey

Escape the kitchen and order a turkey, complete with all the seasonal trimmings. A 7kg to 8kg bird costs Dhs650, a 9kg to 10kg one Dhs850, and the team will even deliver your feast straight to your front door, for an additional  charge of Dhs150.

Until December 25

Order 72 hours in advance on

(04) 4445613.

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Jebel Ali, Dubai.