It’s the merry season! The time for family and friends to get festive and enjoy fabulous food & fantastic fun. Here are our picks for some exquisite spots perfect to celebrate Christmas, and say hello to the New Year.
Say hello to 2016 at InterContinental Citystars. CAIRO
At InterContinental Cairo Citystars … the free welcoming drink at Bellini Cocktail Lounge is a great way to start your celebrations on New Year’s Eve, before moving onto to other venues where the atmosphere will be buzzing with excitement. Bring a unique flavour to your New Year celebrations by seeing in 2016 with sushi at Shogun, or savour the elegance of Maestro for the ultimate Italian cuisine experience. Make a lively start to the New Year at Pool Bar or The Arcade as the DJ rocks you through the early hours.
Say hello to 2016 at Zero Gravity. DUBAI
The outdoor party season is well and truly underway at Zero Gravity; Dubai’s most-talked-about beach club. Zero Gravity’s ground floor will be transformed into a Festive Garden on Friday December 25, filled with traditional and artisan food stations, live music, BBQ, beach-side picnic spots and plenty of Christmas entertainment for all family members. And after last year’s huge NYE success, Zero Gravity has selected the perfect pair of globally- demanded DJs to look back at the past, look forward to the future and ensure thousands of Dubai’s party people are dancing under a sky filled with fireworks as we enter 2016.
Say hello to 2016 at at the Cairo Marriott Hotel. CAIRO
Visions of Christmas trees adorned with decorations, sparkling lights and snow are nearing. At Roy’s, Christmas Eve dinner buffet includes many classics including a turkey that will excite your senses. While at The Bakery, you can find a variety of Christmas goodies, chocolates and Santa treats! Celebrate NYE in historical plushness with great offers! Harry’s Pub is ready to dance the night away with you till the early hours of morning with live entertainment including a band and a singer. JW’S Steakhouse, Saraya Gallery and Ristorante Tuscany come together to offer a one special menu and a dance floor in the middle of Saraya Gallery where you can dance to the killer tunes of the DJ.
Say hello to 2016 at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab: ABU DHABI
Santa is arriving on a camel this year at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, as this festive season embrace the captivating charms of age-old traditions combined with comfortable modern facilities, surrounded by the spectacular, ever-changing desert landscape. Add a twist of Arabian spirit to your festivities and spend Christmas in the heart of the Empty Quarter. Enjoy a unique Christmas Day where all guests are invited to a cocktail gathering in the courtyard for Santa’s arrival on a camel with surprises for the little ones, in a merry atmosphere complemented by carols performed by Qasr Al Sarab’s very own choir. On 31 December, celebrate New Year’s Eve 1001 Nights style at the mirage palace.
Say hello to 2016 at Sheraton Miramar. EL-GOUNA
Let Your Christmas & New Year Spirit Shine at Sheraton Miramar this holiday season. Enjoy an unrivalled dining experience, elegant entertainment and decoration which will take you to the real Christmas and New Year warmth throughout the resort. Miramar Restaurants are offering an exceptional Christmas and New Year program, as mouthwatering dishes are served, varying from regional to Italian cuisine, in a fantastic atmosphere with amazing views of the sea or the pool. Miramar Restaurant serves delicious international buffets, while Orient 1001 offers authentic Arabic dishes and the finest Italian delicacies are presented in La Piscina.
Say hello to 2016 at Ramses Hilton. CAIRO
Indulge in an exquisite four-course romantic dinner on the 36th floor with panoramic views of the River Nile & Cairo at our Windows on the World rooftop restaurant at Ramses Hilton Hotel. And enjoy the melodic duet sounds of live guitar & violin while being entertained by belly dancer Kawakib. Then countdown & celebrate New Year’s in style as you party 2015 away with a sumptuous three-course gala dinner including live DJ entertainment and a belly dance show by artist Bardees at the Ramses Ballroom. Be sure not to miss out on the special performance by famous Lebanese Singer, Marwa!
Say hello to 2016 at Semiramis InterContinental. CAIRO
Opt for Pane Vino on Christmas Eve (December 24) and enjoy an exclusive Dinner Dance with Cairo’s premier crooner Ahmed Harfoush. Then party like the Italians do at the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration with delicious specialties alongside Sara & Khalid music band & belly dancer Bardis and DJ Bardis to top it all off.
Say hello to 2016 at Jood Palace Hotel. DUBAI
The opulent 5-star property handled by the renowned Juma Al Majid Group, joyously commenced its long awaited Christmas and New Year festivities in true traditional style. The Hotel which boasts sheer sophistication complimented by Middle Eastern hospitality, hosts an array of luxury dining outlets, a relaxing lobby lounge, as well as an enriching health club complete with the rejuvenating Jood spa and rooftop swimming pool. The festivities began with a magnificent tree lighting ceremony, which welcomed guests and Dubai residents to merry make with the jolly red man himself, while enjoying complimentary delicious goodies and carol singing. The event saw an impressive turnout of over 200 spectators. And the Jood Palace Hotel is set to marvel guests with a glamourous New Year Eve Gala Dinner, showcasing live cooking stations and spectacular entertainment, complete with a memorable balloon drop and live fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Participating outlets include the traditional Arabic restaurant; Al Waha, the award winning North-Indian restaurant; Handi and the vibrant Japanese and Pan-Asian restaurant; Sakura.
Say hello to 2016 at Sheraton Montazah. ALEXANDRIA
Celebrate the beginning of 2016 at Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria. With special New Year’s parties and fun programs , you get to enjoy specialty cuisine including a gala party at the Tabia Ballroom. Party offers tombola prizes with stays at Sheraton Montazah and other Starwood hotels in Egypt. And there’s a special surprise in store for those who book 12+ tickets, as they’ll get the 13th absolutely for free, with advance reservation.
Say hello to 2016 at InterContinental Dubai Marina. DUBAI
Interconti marina will celebrate its first festive season with an array of fun filled luxury experiences throughout the hotel in the lead up to the New Year. From traditional family festivities to exquisite culinary treats, indulging spa treatments and the perfect New Year celebrations, the sophisticated new hotel has the holiday season all wrapped up in the heart of Dubai Marina.
Say hello to 2016 at Holiday Inn. CAIRO.
See in the New Year with a lavish Gala Dinner at Windows, Holiday Inn in a sparkling party atmosphere from 11pm until 2am. The Oriental theme is sure to lift the joyous mood with oriental belly dancer, live band and DJ.