With the festive season fast approaching, Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa has unveiled a calendar of activities to share special moments with friends and family in an intimate setting while experiencing the natural beauty and tranquillity that the desert has to offer.
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
For a relaxing moment, head to Al Mesayan to enjoy a tasteful afternoon tea complemented by French pastries. Choose between 15 varieties of tea while indulging into the infused festive flavours of Ginger spiced Mille Feuille, Pumpkin Eclairs, Apple Tart Tatin & Cinnamon Crème Brûlée. The Festive Afternoon Tea with a French Touch is available from December 1st till 30th and takes place from 4 pm to 7 pm. It is priced at AED 195 per stand and is accompanied by two hot beverages.
INDULGENT FRIDAY BRUNCHES
It is a season to be truly indulgent, and The Desert Rose Brunch provides just the right opportunity! Four different cuisines are seamlessly combined for a flavorful feast. The courtyard of Bait Al Hanine has opened its doors to host the best of Levant, Tuscan region, c and France. A feast of tastes with different dishes awaits featuring the best selection of mussels "le coze", seafood pastilla, scallops, live grills and the signature dessert of 'The Desert Rose'. The Desert Rose Brunch is available on 11th and 18th December from 1 pm to 4 pm. Prices start from AED 350 net per person including soft beverages; AED 450 net per person includes selected cocktails, grapes & hops and AED 650 net per person includes champagne, selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
For the first time ever, Bait Al Hanine will be hosting the making of Gingerbread House exclusively for younger guests! Kids will be able to gather al fresco, collect their "chef's hat" and aprons while the pastry team guides them to assemble and build their own magnificent Gingerbread House. Throughout the experience, treats of sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and candies are available with milkshakes and fresh juices to refresh their minds. The Gingerbread House Workshop takes place on December 18th from 3 pm to 5 pm and costs AED 120 per child.
CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVITIES
A Festive feast awaits at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa. The culinary team has prepared a traditional and flavoursome dinner in the festive spirit of Christmas. The menu offers everything from live grills and roasts, to turkey carving, to spiced crêpes Suzette and traditional beverages including eggnog and mulled wine. The festive dinner starts at AED 300 net per person including soft beverages: AED 400 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops and AED 650 net per person including champagne, selected cocktails, grapes & hops. It takes place at Bait Al Hanine on December 24th from 7 pm to 11 pm.
For guests wanting to celebrate their Christmas Eve with a Tuscan flair, a traditional and tasteful 4-course menu has been thoughtfully curated for an authentic Tuscan Christmas celebration. The Christmas Eve dinner is available at Terra Secca on December 24th from 7 pm to 11 pm. Prices start at AED 400 net per person, including soft beverages and AED 600 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
Continue the festivities with an indulgent meal taking place on December 25th from 7 pm to 11 pm at Bait Al Haine. Enjoy a feast of tastes, where different dishes and herbs are combined along with a selection of caviar, oysters, foie gras, scallops and live grills. The festive meal is available for AED 400 net per person including soft beverages: AED 600 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops and AED 595 net per person including champagne, selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
For a glamorous Christmas, the lovely ambience of Terra Secca provides the perfect setup to celebrate with your friends and family. A 4-course dinner inspired by Tuscan flavours, complimented with authentic Italian wines and creative cocktails awaits the festive celebrations.
Christmas Dinner at Terra Secca is available on December 25th from 7 pm till 11 pm and costs AED 400 net per person including soft beverages and AED 600 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES
Ring in the New Year in the picturesque and al fresco ambience of Bait Al Hanine. On December 31st from 7 pm to 1 am, enjoy a unique dining experience hosting a myriad of culinary selections starting from traditional local dishes to all-time classics and favourites such as caviar, foie gras, scallops, chilled poached lobster, live grills, roasted calf leg, and Yorkshire pudding, all freshly prepared, cooked and served at the table. Prices start at AED 500 net per person including soft beverages; AED 750 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops and AED 950 net per person including champagne, select cocktails, grapes & hops.
Enjoy a Tuscan inspired 5-course dinner and toast the New Year within the chic and elegant ambience of Terra Secca. Black truffles, a selection of prime grilled meat and a full buffet of cheese varieties to accompany authentic Italian grapes will enrich your celebrations. The New Year's Eve Dinner at Terra Secca is available on December 31st from 7 pm to 1 am and is available for AED 500 net per person including soft beverages and AED 750 net per person including prosecco, selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
An authentic Moroccan and French setting await at Al Mesayan to set the tone and start the celebrations for the New Year to come. With a live DJ performance and unlimited delicacies especially prepared by our Moroccan chef, starting from caviar on consommé gelée, to duck and foie gras pastilla, to lobster thermidor on potato and beverages of seared wagyu and truffled shallots, this feast will promise to end the year with a bang. Available at Al Measyan the New Year's dinner can be availed on December 31st from 9 pm to 2 am and is priced at 500 net per person including soft beverages and AED 750 net per person including selected cocktails, grapes & hops.
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