Holiday Travel: Experience Seaside Festive Celebrations at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Lavish Christmas and New Year celebrations are on offer at the glamorous beachfront Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai this festive season. A majestic canopy of frost-white lights and other seasonal decorations will create the perfect festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy a series of activities and culinary treats at the resort over the holidays.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – City Skyline
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – Hotel Lobby

For a merry holiday gathering, Noor Lounge’s Festive Afternoon Tea will be available starting December 5, featuring a delectable array of scones, finger sandwiches, cakes and other tasty bites.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Cake Shop
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Luxury Spa Daybed
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Pool Cabana

Beautifully decorated Christmas cakes, petit gâteaux, gingerbread houses and panettones will be available at The Mandarin Cake Shop. Guests can spoil loved ones by gifting them an elegantly wrapped Festive Hamper packed with Christmas biscuits, chocolates, Panettone and other mouth-watering seasonal delicacies.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – The Bay Fine Dining Restaurant

Christmas menus will be offered at the resort’s highly acclaimed restaurants on December 24 and 25, including an extravagant buffet of international festive favorites at The Bay, the relaxed brasserie-style restaurant with two terraces overlooking the beach. On Christmas Day, Santa will delight children by making a special appearance at the restaurant to bring them gifts.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Exterior Cityscape

Tasca by Michelin-starred chef José Avillez will recreate a traditional Portuguese feast for guests on 24 and 25 December. Decorated to resemble a Christmas market, the lively restaurant will offer a sharing-style menu featuring codfish, roast turkey, flavoursome desserts and other seasonal dishes. Signature drinks and melodious Portuguese music will add to the celebratory mood.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – Mandarin Suite with Sea Front Bedroom
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – Skyline View Living Room
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Premier Sea View Bathroom
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Club Lounge
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – The Bay

On New Year’s Eve, guests will be able to choose between several menus and live entertainment options at the resort’s restaurants. At The Bay soirée, guests can ring in 2020 with the moon-lit Arabian Gulf as an alluring, magical backdrop.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – Tasca Restaurant at dusk

At Tasca by José Avillez, a celebratory menu will be available, with views over the sparkling Dubai skyline. Omisoka, meaning the last day of the year in Japanese, will be honoured in style at Japanese steakhouse Netsu by Ross Shonhan, where diners can indulge in an appetizing five-course sharing menu followed by live music.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Pool
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai VIP Spa Lounge

To help guests unwind and experience the ultimate in holiday pampering, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai will launch the Rose 02 facial from Ling New York specially for the festive period. The treatment begins with a face, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a Rose O2 mask and Energy Lift treatment to cleanse, revive and rejuvenate the skin.

Children will be thrilled by the many fun-filled activities at the resort’s Little Nomads Kids’ Club over the holidays, ranging from Crazy Scientist experiments, which will include making fake snow and peppermint slime, to cookie decoration and festive arts and crafts, culminating with an end of year Talent Show that will be as enchanting to parents and exciting for children.

For restaurant reservations or more information, visit mandarinoriental.com/dubai or email modub-info@mohg.com.