At Shangri-La Dubai, the spirit of the holiday season comes to life with an array of grand dining experiences
It’s that time of the year again when families and friends come together to celebrate the holiday season with a host of culinary traditions. With venues in Dubai pulling out all the stops to host one-of-a-kind gastronomic experiences for loved ones to revel in, there’s plenty to choose from.
At Shangri-La Dubai, the spirit of the holiday season comes alive with grand dining experiences, from themed afternoon tea menus to private festive dinners overlooking the city skyline.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 5, 2021 – January 8, 2022 1pm to 6pm
The art of afternoon tea is elevated this December at Shangri-La Dubai’s Lobby Lounge, with a decadent offering that sees diners savouring a selection of premium teas or coffee with seasonal treats, warm scones, pastries and light bites.
Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24, 2021 7pm onwards
Gather the family together on Christmas Eve for a delicious buffet dinner featuring international treats, a live festive carving station, grilled seafood, heavenly desserts and more at Dunes Café.
For something a little more exquisite, book the hotel’s private Christmas Eve dinner at Level 42 of the property. This glamorous venue promises breathtaking views of the city, which lends the perfect atmosphere for an indulgent six-course meal with Champagne.
Families looking to shake up their usual traditions will find the ideal offering at Hoi An, Shangri-La Dubai’s Asian venue, which will bring the unique flavours of Vietnamese cuisine together with a bespoke five-course set menu. Highlights include authentic dishes such as Hokkaido sea scallops, deep-fried oysters, traditional pho and more.
Another unique option is Shang Palace’s à la carte menu featuring an array of authentic Chinese delicacies, including Peking duck, deep-fried seabass with pineapple in sweet and sour sauce, steamed mushroom buns and traditional dumplings.
Christmas Day Brunch
December 25, 2021 12pm to 4pm
Take a trip to the Far East on Christmas Day at Hoi An and enjoy brunch featuring the best of Vietnam, from grilled foie gras sausages, steamed dumplings and pan-seared diver scallops to chicken satay with peanut sauce, green papaya salad and more.
Families looking to start a new holiday tradition can indulge in Shang Palace’s dim sum Christmas special with a selection of festive dishes curated by the venue’s chefs.
Also on the agenda is a delightful Christmas Day buffet lunch at Dunes Café, where diners can tuck into seasonal favourites, from turkey with traditional trimmings, roasted rosemary lamb and seafood on ice to mouth-watering desserts. And those looking to savour a true Christmas feast after a longer lie-in can join in for late brunch, from 3pm to 7pm at iKandy.
New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2021 7pm onwards
For a refined New Year’s Eve celebration, enjoy a sophisticated five-course set menu that will have you exploring all the delicious flavours of Vietnam at Hoi An. At Balcony Bar, create memorable moments with your loved ones as you savour gourmet canapés paired with free-flowing beverages.
For a true New Year’s Eve feast, Shang Palace has curated an authentic eight-course Chinese set menu with delicacies such as abalone soup and pan-fried Wagyu beef with sweet chilli sauce. And at Dunes Café, ring in 2022 with an array of delicacies, desserts and creative cocktails.
For a truly spectacular celebration, ring in the new year under the stars with a picture-perfect view of Burj Khalifa and the astounding Downtown Dubai fireworks display at iKandy. On offer is a lavish buffet featuring an extensive seafood selection and a variety of gourmet offerings.
And finally, the dreamiest location for New Year’s Eve in Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai’s lounge on Level 42 promises the most exclusive year-end party. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the iconic Dubai skyline, unlimited premium beverages and gourmet canapés all through the night.
New Year’s Day Brunch
January 1, 2022 12pm to 4pm
Indulge in a brunch featuring Vietnamese dishes, from grilled foie gras sausages to steamed dumplings and more, at Hoi An. While at Shang Palace, enjoy a dim sum feast with traditional and contemporary dishes on New Year’s Day.
At Dunes Café, enjoy an extravagant selection of food served from a fresh seafood bar and live cooking stations, while those with a sweet tooth can tuck into the extensive pastry offering. And for something a little more entertaining, enjoy a poolside party at iKandy with sumptuous dishes and creative beverages.
For reservations or more information, call 04 4052703, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shangri-la.com