From a fabulously festive teatime to a classic Italian Christmas…

‘Tis the season for getting together with your nearest and dearest. Whether it’s catching-up over a lavish afternoon tea, or celebrating the big day with the family where everyone’s invited to get in on the fun, here are 5 reasons to enjoy the silly season at Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Dec 9: A sparkling tree lighting at Mosaico

Be enveloped in the grandeur of Mosaico, enhanced with a little Christmas magic as the towering fir tree lights are turned on in signature Versace style.

6pm to 8pm, Dec 9, Dhs150 minimum spend per person.

Dec 10 to Jan 7: A traditional afternoon tea

The spirit of the season will be captured in tiered towers of teatime treats this holiday season at Mosaico’s inviting alfresco terrace. Tuck into homemade holiday favourites, from neat finger sandwiches to pastries and cakes, paired with a selection of delicious brews or upgrade to the celebration tea to include two glasses of bubbly.

10.30am to 7pm, daily, Dec 10 to Jan 7, Dhs360 for two, Dhs480 for two inclusive of two glasses of prosecco.

Dec 24 and 25: Festive Italian dining at Vanitas

This refined Italian eatery goes all-out on December 24 and 25 to ensure the festive season is merry and bright. Indulge in signature holiday season classics from Italy’s finest shores, with a delicately prepared four-course set menu. Prefer to dine a la carte? The full menu is also available.

7pm to 11pm, Dec 24 and 25, Dhs499.

Dec 23, 24 and 25: A trio of fun-filled family brunches

Make the festive season the most memorable one yet for the little ones, with a festive edition of Giardino’s famed ‘Into the Jungle’ brunch. An all-star family affair that pairs endless live cooking stations and free-flowing drinks with unforgettable entertainment, this is one the whole family will love. There’s kids activities, animal cosplay, a live DJ and of course a visit from Santa, plus pool access afterwards – so bring your swimwear.

1pm to 5pm, Dec 23, 24 and 25, from Dhs350 to Dhs1,165.

Nov 20 to Jan 1: A gourmet turkey takeaway

Be the host with the most and treat your guests to a lavish festive spread from Palazzo Versace Dubai. Say goodbye to slaving away in the kitchen and hello to spending time with your nearest and dearest by letting the talented culinary team take care of it all. Order a 6-8kg or 8-10kg turkey and it’s served with all the trimmings, like roast potatoes, glazed chestnuts, root vegetables and cranberry sauce. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Nov 20 to Jan 1, Dhs799 for 6-8kg, Dhs999 for 8-10kg.