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Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has an array of festive offers on hand to suit everyone, from traditional feasts at Dunes Café to Asian twists at Hoi An and Shang Palace. Here’s a look at some of its best…

Dunes Café Christmas

December 24 and December 25
Take a trip around the world this Christmas with a delicious international buffet spread at Dunes Café on Christmas Eve (7pm to 11pm) and Christmas Day brunch (1pm to 4pm) or dinner (7pm to 11pm). Highlights include fresh seafood on ice, lobster risotto and pan-fried foie gras. Traditions are kept alive with a carving station including turkey and a whole goose with all the trimmings, and delectable festive desserts. Sing-a-long to all your holiday favourites, while the the children are entertained at the dedicated activity corner.
Prices: Dhs350 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks, Dhs625 for sparkling, Dhs175 children 5 to 12 years

Hoi An

December 25
A seven-course menu featuring some of Vietnam’s finest dishes is a unique way to celebrate the season. Expect authentic dishes such as steamed seabass with sambal sauce, grilled five-spice lamb chops with sweet potato and much more. The night ends with Hoi An’s signature festive dessert – a matcha tea yule log and lychee sorbet.
Prices: Dhs499 with wine pairing and one glass of bubbly, Dhs225 children 5 to 12 years

Turkey takeaway

Planning Christmas at home? Save some time and order a whole turkey, served with all the trimmings including seasonal root vegetables, confit baby potatoes, sautéed porcini mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and more, prepared by Shangri-La Hotel Dubai’s culinary team. You can also order a roasted rosemary lamb leg or a whole goose both served with all the trimmings, too.
Prices: Dhs699 (6kg turkey, serving 8 people), Dhs799 (7kg turkey, serving 10 people), Dhs575 (4kg lamb, serving 8 people), Dhs650 (3kg goose, serving 6 people)

Afternoon Tea

Throughout December
Indulge in a sophisticated Afternoon Tea (daily from 1pm to 6) with a festive twist. Think, Christmas cookies, yule logs, ginger chestnut scones and other tasty bites accompanied by tea and coffee.
Prices: Dhs99 including tea or coffee; Dhs149 including tea, coffee and one glass of bubbly

Hot Chocolate

Love hot chocolate? Come and try one of the best in town. Shangri-La’s baristas will carve imported dark, milk and white chocolate blocks, adding the shavings into hot milk for a most decadent drink.

The return of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai’s Toy Drive
Do good and give back this month with Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai’s annual toy drive in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent. Throughout the month, a donation box will be placed in the hotel lobby where guests can drop off new, or gently used, toys to be donated to those in need.

For bookings, call (04) 4052703 or email f&breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com. For more information, visit golden-circle.com

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