8 fabulous ways you can celebrate festive cheer in Dubai

Have you got those festive feels yet?

Because we certainly have. The cooler weather brings with it the gentle chime of jingle bells and soft scent of pine wood in the air. We’re all togged-up in our festive jumpers, ready to light the tree, sing carols, get stuck into scrumptious turkey takeaways, and make-merry all the way to those wild New Years Eve parties. And if the prospect of all that hasn’t had away with the humbugs, take a sleigh ride into the list below for exciting things to do this holiday season… we just know you’re going to love it!


1) Christmas shopping

We don’t need to tell you that Dubai is the region’s best Chrimbo shopping destination. And if you’ve been busy filling the stockings at Ibn Battuta Mall why not look after yours-elf by taking a welcome break and head on over to Revo Café at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate for fresh coffee, festive cake, and so much more


2) Watch the festive tree lighting ceremony and meet Santa 

The rumours are true. Santa Claus is coming town. And he’ll be bringing his ho ho hos and a sack full of pressies to Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate on the 5th December from 6.30pm-7.30pm.

The Five-Star hotel is putting on an enchanting evening full of festive cheer. Embrace the holiday spirit with joy and laughter. Sing along with the carol singers as they serenade you through the evening while enjoying canapés and festive tipples.


3) Order the star of the festive season

Who doesn’t like a good shortcut? Our pro tip of the season, for a stress-free festive gathering, is getting oven-roasted turkey goodness delivered straight to your door. Saving hours of preparation work, complicated ‘cooking time arithmetic,’ and potential arguments in the kitchen.

Focus on celebrating what’s important and order Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s traditional Christmas Turkey with all the proper trimmings to enjoy with your loved ones. This festive fare is so delicious that your guests are bound to have ‘a cracker.’ Prices start at AED 550.


4) Create a get-together without lifting a finger 

We all love a Yuletide gathering. The prep work for the party however – not so much. There’s the planning, picking a scheme, doing the shopping, the decorating, the carrying, juggling and then there’s cooking to suit everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements… the list is endless.

The smart move is letting Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate sort that out for you. Imagine having your own event planner with talented chefs to whip up an extravagant feast for your party. With many event spaces and restaurants to choose from, all you have to do is say what you want and the rest will follow. It’s so easy! 


5) Get creative with the kids 

One of the greatest gifts you can receive in the festive season is spending time with your family, especially the little ones. With candy fences, gumdrop pathways and frosting everywhere, a gingerbread house decorating session at Revo Café is the perfect holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family.


6) Christmas Eve Dinner 

T’was the night before Christmas, and contrary to rumour, it wasn’t silent at all, it was filled with fine-dining and good humour. Sicilia Restaurant is offering a romantic, candlelit, Italian Christmas Eve dinner with a must-try curated menu that delivers an authentic Mediterranean festive feast. Don’t miss their special winter truffle menu too.


7) Celebrate Christmas Day with a brunch

Brunch is one of Dubai’s most celebrated pastimes. One that it has become exceptionally good at. So what better way to see in the big day than with a special Christmas-themed brunch, at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate on Wednesday the 25th December. Tuck into a Christmas banquet, filled with expertly prepared favourites like oven-roasted turkey accompanied by traditional sides, followed up with a delectable selection of sweets and treats of all assortments.


8) Welcome the new decade in style

Wait, it’s almost 2020 already? Usher in the new decade in style and join the citywide celebrations. End the year the right way, with a sophisticated party, complete with extravagant buffet, live cooking stations serving everything from prime cuts to ocean-fresh seafood and specialty dishes paired with an opulent selection of irresistible international favourites.


Luckily, all of the above is conveniently found under one roof. Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai brings you a whole month of festive cheer that you won’t to miss. From goodies and treats, to turkey takeaway, brunches and dinners, gatherings and galas you have everything you need and more right here.

Greetings of the season to you and your loved ones!

To know more about it call 04 444 5613 / 052 630 8954 or e-mail dine.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com



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