Sponsored: From a merry tree-lighting ceremony to a poolside Christmas Day brunch…

The festive season is nearly upon us, and what better to get you feeling all festive than making some Christmassy plans? Grand Hyatt Dubai have plenty of Christmassy things for you to do this season, whatever the occasion.

Here’s 5 ways to spend the festive season at Grand Hyatt Dubai…

1. Indulge in some festive treats

Are you one of those people who just can’t get enough of festive treats like cookies, gingerbreads and chocolates? You’ll find sweet treats-galore at Panini, Grand Hyatt’s Italian deli and cafe, with impressive gingerbread houses, chocolate Santa Claus’s and there will even be a  Santa’s grotto for the little ones.

Panini, from Wednesday Dec 4, 8am to 1am. hyattrestaurants.com

2. Light up with a tree lighting ceremony

There’s little that gets us feeling more warm and fuzzy at this time of year than seeing a huge Christmas tree, adorned with decorations, being lit up with fairy lights to mark the festive season. At this one, there’ll be Christmas carols, themed drinks and loads of festive cheer.

Thursday Dec 5, 6pm onwards, tree lighting around 7pm. 

3. Feast on a Christmas Day brunch

If you’re looking for a hearty Christmas meal without the hassle of cooking it yourself, head to The Collective by Market Cafe, where they’ll take care of your every need on Christmas Day. Enjoy a delicious festive feast with all the trimmings and free-flowing house drinks inclusive of beer and wine for Dhs349.

The Collective by Market Cafe, Wednesday, December 25, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs349 house, Dhs249 soft, Dhs125 children aged 6 to 12. hyattrestaurants.com

4. Spend Christmas Day poolside

While living in Dubai, why not make the most of the sunny weather and spend your Christmas by the pool? You can do just that, with an all-you-can-eat poolside BBQ brunch and free flowing drinks where you can fill up your plate as many times as you want with sizzling barbecue bites.

Poolside Restaurant, Wednesday, December 25, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs289 selected house beverages, Dhs189 soft. hyattrestaurants.com

5. Tuck into a traditional turkey dinner

If you prefer your Christmas dinner in the evening, Manhattan Grill have got you covered with their evening turkey feast. Expect a huge crispy butterfly roast turkey carved right in front of you from the turkey trolley, coupled with all the trimmings. It takes place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 7pm.

Manhattan Grill, Tuesday Dec 24 and Wednesday Dec 25, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs250 inclusive of soft drinks and one glass of house wine. hyattrestaurants.com

Grand Hyatt Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 317 2222. hyatt.com

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