If you’re looking to celebrate in royal style this season, Palace Downtown’s festive programme offers a host of chic options, from seasonal high tea at Al Bayt and a new year’s gala at Buhayra Lounge, through to Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing Day lunches and dinners in the sumptuous surrounds of Ewaan. Overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain, Palace Gardens and the Palace’s vibrant poolside, each offers a truly Dubai experience to remember.

FESTIVE BUFFET AT AL BAYT

Indulge in a selection of infusions crafted by the Palace’s expert tea sommelier, accompanied by sweet and savoury delicacies from the high tea buffet, as you relax and unwind to a live violinist and harpist. Afternoon tea is also served Sunday to Tuesday, and on Thursdays.

Until December 31

Wed, Fri and Sat 2pm to 6pm, Dhs160. Dec 24, 25 and 26, Dhs190

TURKEY TAKEAWAY AT PALACE DOWNTOWN

Enjoy the expert creations of the Palace’s chefs in your own home with perfectly prepared whole butterball turkey and trimmings including Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, roasted parsnips and potatoes and traditional stuffing, accompanied with turkey and cranberry sauce. 

December 1 to 31

10am to 8pm, Dhs799, 5kg to 7kg, Dhs899, 8kg to 10kg

FESTIVE DAY BRUNCH AT EWAAN

Enjoy a gourmet family brunch in regal surrounds at Ewaan, where there’ll be a huge selection of traditional and contemporary cuisine, entertainment from a live band playing festive tunes, and a visit from Santa himself.

December 25

1pm to 4.30pm, Dhs550 with soft drinks, Dhs700 with house drinks, Dhs850 with premium bubbly, Dhs275 under-12s, under-fives free

NYE AT BUHAYRA LOUNGE

If it’s glamour you’re looking for on New Year’s Eve, Buhayra Lounge’s al fresco cabanas overlooking the Burj Khalifa are sure to impress, with live music, an extensive buffet and unrivalled views of the all-important Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain.

December 31

8pm to 3am, Dhs1,800 with soft drinks, Dhs2,500 with premium bubbly, Dhs900 under-12s, under-fives free

Palace Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.