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The festive season brings endless possibilities for celebrations and activities to do with your loved ones. Few do it better than Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, with its snowy setting and fabulous array of festive offers.

Here are all the happenings…

Tree lighting ceremony


When: Tuesday December 6

Celebrate the beginning of the most joyful season by watching a magical Christmas tree lighting. From 5.30pm to 6.30pm, make your way over to the elegant lobby where there will be a symphony of carol singers, and even a visit from Santa.

Festive turkey takeaway


When: Sat November 26, 2022 to Sunday January 8, 2023

Looking for a fuss-free Christmas? Take away all the hassle from your festive supper with Kempinski’s turkey takeaway. A full Christmas feast can be delivered to your door with turkey and all the trimmings: for six to eight people it’s Dhs755 and for eight to nine people it’s Dhs995. All orders must be placed 48 hours prior to pickup.

Festive afternoon tea at Aspen


When: Sunday December 4 to Monday December 26

Calling all tea lovers, indulge in an elegant and festive afternoon tea where you can dive into savoury and sweet treats including mini cakes, scones and more. From 3pm to 6pm daily, explore seasonal teas from London Tea Exchange as well as a joyful gingerbread house-making activity for Dhs190 per person or Dhs350 per couple.

Christmas bunch at Olea

When: Sunday December 25

Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones at this festive brunch, complete with traditional dishes, live carving stations and a wonderland of deserts from 1pm to 5pm. Little ones will be well looked after with a children’s play area as well as a visit from Santa. Packages start from Dhs400 with soft drinks and Dhs550 with house drinks, and a reduced rate for children aged 6 to 12 priced at Dhs250. Under 6s dine for free.

New Year’s Eve at Olea


When: Saturday December 31

Make your New Years an unforgettable experience with Olea’s NYE party from 8pm to 1am. Expect live entertainment, free-flowing drinks and an extravagant selection of food such as a raw seafood bar and live cooking stations. This celebration will cost you Dhs900 with soft drinks, Dhs1,140 with house beverages, Dhs450 for kids between 6 and 12 and under 6s dine for free.

Salero Tapas & Bodega New Years Eve

When: Saturday December 31

Choose to fiesta the Spanish way at this Bodega, where you can commemorate the New Year with paella and latin drinks from 9pm to 1am. Salsa your way into the New Year with live music and festive flamenco dancers for a minimum spend of Dhs500 per person.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 341 0000 kempinski.com