Get jolly this festive season with Anantara

WT Writer
Dec 8, 2019
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel is bringing a flurry of good  cheer this festive season with its dazzling line-up of celebrations

As the temperature starts to drop and the summer heat fades, one thing is certain – the festive season is right around the corner and Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel is here to make it extra special. From decorative lights to gingerbread houses, tree lightings, and appearances from Santa himself, this luxury retreat will give you all the holiday feels. Here’s our pick of festivities that’ll make your inner child squeal… 

Enjoy this festive season with Anantara
Santa will make a grand appearance

Light It Up

Forget dusty chimneys. Here, Santa floats like a dream on a boat from the mangroves. Head over to The Pool Deck and await his grand entrance as you nibble on complimentary seasonal goodies and sway to choral performances. But that’s not the best part, join your loved ones as you bring the festive tree to life with sparkling lights and ornaments galore. 

Get Artsy 

There’s a reason this tradition has been around for centuries; gingerbread houses are simply so fun to decorate. Families and kids can channel their inner Picasso and bedazzle their dream gingerbread house using festive treats including frosting, gumdrops and sprinkles. It’ll make for a great decorative piece to take back home. 

Enjoy this festive season with Anantara
Tuck into a scrumptious festive feast

Gourmet Festivities

Serving up authentic Thai fare, Pachaylen offers immersive seasonal flavours with a Thai twist that’s sure to tantalise your taste buds. Tuck into a four-course delectable Christmas Eve dinner against the calming views of the protected mangroves and relish the zesty taste of the south. A more traditional cuisine awaits at Ingredients with its buffet of festive favourites – think foie gras, roast prime rib eye, oyster rockefeller and sweet pudding. 

The celebrations continue on the 25th at Papa Noël’s brunch where little ones can sit on Santa’s lap while parents unwind and rejoice in a seasonal feast with live cooking stations, surf and turf and homemade sweets. 

Festive Spa-rkle 

At Anantara Spa, sparkle and shine takes on a new meaning with the rejuvenating 90-minute treatment that promises to leave you feeling bright and jolly. 

Start with a 30-minute body scrub with lime and ginger salt and revel in the silky feeling of soft-smooth skin, followed by a relaxing 30-minute back massage with cinnamon infused oil, followed by a 30-minute glowing facial to start the celebrations refreshed. 

In the spirit of paying it forward, treat your loved ones to a customised bespoke treatment that will pamper them from head to toe. From soothing massages and hammam rituals to refreshing facials, the Santa spa gift card will delight all the senses. 

A new Chapter

Put on your best suit and tie (a beautiful gown for you ladies) and ring in the New Year in style with an elegant gala dinner at Ingredients. A soirée can’t go wrong with zesty cocktails, lively performances and scrumptious spread of festive favourites. 

Get in Shape 

New year, new you. Bid farewell to lazy excuses and usher in 2020 with a new healthy lifestyle. Offering an exclusive 50% discount on annual gym memberships, the resort invites you to shed old skin and start afresh with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

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