Movenpick IBN Battuta
Give the chef at home a rest this festive season. Take the stress out of cooking and enjoy a classic oven-roasted turkey with an array of delicious traditional trimmings. Priced at AED 650 for 7-8 kg, and AED 850 for 9-10 kg, plus AED 150 for delivery in Dubai. Available from 1 December until 31 December. Make sure to order 72 hours in advance!
Come and discover the Yuletide magic with Movenpick Ibn Battuta’s first-ever Christmas market, as Al Bahou’s famous brunch is transformed into an enchanting setting with a variety of local food kiosks and tons of gift ideas. Open every Friday throughout December from 12:30pm-4pm.
Indulge in a selection of festive-themed culinary surprises, live cooking stations, special Christmas drinks and a range of exciting activities for children every Friday throughout December from 12:30pm-4pm. Prices start at AED 295 per person; AED 165 for children aged 7-12 years; AED 50 for children aged 3-6 years, and children up to 2 years dine for free.
What is Christmas without the inviting aroma of cinnamon and gingerbread? Revo Café brings in traditional Yuletide cookies and sweets alongside its signature drinks that will keep you warm throughout December. Open daily from 8am-9:30pm.
Decorate your own gingerbread house
Make the most out of your kids’ Christmas holidays by allowing them to unleash their creativity. Get them into the festive spirit with a gingerbread house decorating session at Revo Café every Friday between 12:30pm- 4pm; prices start at AED 65.
Feast of Natale
Experience a magical Italian Christmas without leaving the comforts of Dubai, as you discover a four-course menu showcasing all the elements of what a true Italian Christmas should embrace. Head to Sicilia on 24 and 25 December from 12pm-3pm, and 7pm-11pm to enjoy the offer – priced at AED 310 per person.
Marvel the festive spirit at Mistral for a lavish Christmas Eve buffet, as you take an international tour of fine cuisines and you welcome the most wonderful time of the year. Prices start at AED 210, and festivities will run from 6:30pm-11pm.
No matter what your holiday is, gather ‘round - ‘tis the best time for a family brunch at Al Bahou. And as they say, the season is for kids, prepared fun-filled activities for them with a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Festivities will begin at 12:30pm and run till 4pm, and prices start at AED 449 per person; AED 99 for children aged 3-6 years, and children up to 2 years dine for free.
New Year's Eve
Bid adieu to the year that was and ring in 2019 in style beneath Al Bahou’s 88 impressive lanterns. Dive into a feast of culinary delights and anticipate performances from a band and a DJ to keep you entertained all night long. The evening will begin at 8pm and finish at 2am; prices start at AED 449 per person, AED 225 for children aged 7-12 years; AED 99 for children aged 3-6 yers, and children up to 3 years dine for free.
Dance the night away to the tunes of Moroc’s resident DJ and welcome 2019 with views of the iconic Gate. Celebrate under the stars with unlimited drinks, an array of delicacies, and of course, shisha. The evening will begin at 8pm and finish at 2am; priced at AED 299 for entrance with unlimited drinks.
Chef Ansgar Werneke
For Chef Ansgar Werneke, his fondness of the Yuletide has given him the edge in bringing genuine Christmas to the deserts of Dubai.
The thoughts of Christmas immediately brings back childhood memories of him helping out in the kitchen of his family home back in Germany.
“Christmas is special to me. It ignites the same excitement that I used to have in years gone by, and the fun part today is that I can pass on my experience and excitement to my own children – so that they can share the same passion I have for the festive season.”
A self-proclaimed sweet tooth, his love towards the sugary art resonates through various treats served in the hotel throughout December, such as the Christmas stollen and German cookies.
Spending the festive season for over thirteen years in the Middle East, the executive chef brings onto the table an array of dishes inspired by various traditions he learned from countries he has been throughout his career as a chef. He has since fine-tuned these for the palates of Dubai residents and tourists, along with recipes from Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s specialty restaurants.
“Our lavish brunch has more than 150 dishes, as it is the extended version of all restaurants of the hotel in one area. The entire team pays attention to all dishes, focusing on flavour, presentation and overall quality.”
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