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Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island Announces an Exciting Array of Year-End Celebrations

A month-long range of festivities awaits for guests at the Hotel property with fun-filled Christmas and New Year celebrations  

November 6, 2018,
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

There are so many reasons to choose Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island as the “go-to” venue for all things festive this year.   With a program of events bursting at the seams, guests can choose from a host of stylish venues and party themes.

As soon as December starts, Four Seasons connects to a whole host of holiday season activity that will bring the entire island to life, with a festival of lights, holiday shopping, and festive cheer courtesy of the Winter Wonderland at The Galleria Mall and Promenade, running December 14 to 26, 2018.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island offers the perfect choice of outdoor vantage points to see in 2019.  Right on the property’s doorstep, a large scale, live open-air concert will provide the ideal backdrop to the New Year’s Eve experience with Four Seasons.  A range of outdoor terraces allow a ringside seat for the event, as well as uninterrupted, sweeping views of the night sky, ready for an awe-inspiring firework display at 12:00 midnight on Al Maryah Island.

December 7 to 30, 2018

For those looking to mark the holiday season early, guests should look no further than Crust.  One of the capital’s favourite brunch destinations enters into the festive spirit from December 7, 2018, with a Christmas themed brunch each Friday where live cooking, carving stations and festive specials across a lavish buffet spread help the holiday season start in style.

Also on December 7, the all-American "Beef-Boy" Chef Marshall Roth serves up a Stateside Friday celebration at Butcher & Still - all in a laid back "come as you are" party atmosphere, featuring appetisers, “The Butcher’s Block” selection of cuts served to the table, and a dessert station including cherry pie, peach cobbler, homemade chocolate brownies and more, alongside a free flow beverage package.  Friday, December 7, 2018, 1:00– 4:30 pm.  AED 495 per person.

Take a well-earned break from Al Maryah Island’s Promenade and all the Winter Wonderland activity, by coming upstairs to relax and indulge in a Christmas themed Afternoon Tea at Al Meylas.  Situated adjacent to the Hotel lobby, this award-nominated (Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2017 – “Best Afternoon Tea”) venue will serve English-style Afternoon Tea, with a festive twist, for AED 180.

Need gifting inspiration?  For those looking for something thoughtful and unique this holiday season, Dahlia Spa does the work in crafting the perfect gift of wellness for that special someone.  Offering three unique gift sets ranging from AED 950 to AED 1395, these packs combine a Dahlia Spa experience with selected retail products.  Visit the Spa on the 3rd floor to purchase, or select a personalised gift from the range including premium brands such as Sodashi, Biologique Recherche and Swiss Perfection.

Christmas Eve

Festive dining at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island never looked so good.  Cafe Milano offers an Italian Christmas Eve Dinner with all the style and atmosphere one would expect from this sophisticated outpost of the award-winning restaurant of the same name in Washington, DC.  A four course set menu inspired by seafood specialties awaits for just AED 330 (with a la carte options also available), and expect the Cafe Milano team to bring the festive cheer with customised decorations and their very own brand of Italian Christmas spirit.

For in-house guests looking to create their very own festive occasion from the comfort of their guest room or suite, a team of skilled in-room dining chefs have curated a very special four course set menu for AED 380 that allows guests to create their own intimate festive occasion to remember.

Butcher & Still brings the festive season to life with a set of stateside-inspired specials to compliment an already stellar a la carte menu, featuring house favourites such as the Kansas strip, porterhouse cut and the infamous tomahawk steak.

Christmas Day

Crust will go to a new level with this Christmas Day with festive specials and entertainment to make the holidays even more memorable.  A Christmas themed brunch starting at 12:30 pm – with a visit from Santa Claus and very special kids entertainment – will be supported by a cast of chefs performing live cooking, plus carving stations and festive specials across a generous buffet spread to make the perfect occasion for the holiday season.  Adult packages starting from AED 390, with children’s packages available.

The Cafe Milano team, led by gregarious General Manager Paolo Falchi, goes out of its way this year to prove that Italians do the best Christmas celebrations.  From 12:00 noon an authentic family-style Christmas Brunch from the Bel Paese (Beautiful Country) starts from AED 300 for adults with children welcome for a special price of just AED 95.  And Chef Federico and his team will take their culinary skills into the evening, with carefully created Christmas specials being added to the a la carte offerings for those choosing to celebrate the festivities at night, accompanied by the beautiful waterfront views from the famous Cafe Milano terrace.

New Year’s Eve

Dine and party through the ages at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – thanks to a diverse range of party themes across the property.  Reserve a table for dinner, and stay all night to enjoy the celebrations at 12:00 midnight, as the Hotel allows a ringside seat for a grand fireworks display over Al Maryah Island, thanks to its many terraces offering expansive views of the city.

Cafe Milano surely offers the most memorable and stylish New Year’s Eve experience in the capital, thanks to its chic and elegant setting, next to the water’s edge and boasting beautiful views of the night sky.  Expect a unique Italian party atmosphere, live entertainment and a specially crafted four course set menu. Packages available from AED 850 for inside seating, AED 950 for premium terrace seating.  Guests will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly a few minutes before the clock strikes 12:00 midnight.

Or go back to the Prohibition Era of 1920s Chicago at Butcher & Still and ring in the New Year with a sharing-style menu for just AED 750 per person, which secures one of the best views in the house for the 12:00 midnight fireworks across the water.

A modern, high energy atmosphere awaits at Eclipse Terrace Lounge on the 3rd floor of Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, with a vibrant New Year’s Eve Party.  A live DJ, and a stylish outdoor bar and lounge setting awaits.  From 7:00 pm onwards, guests can enjoy guaranteed seating for the evening selecting a special four course set menu for AED 420 per person.  Bar bites menu also available, with entrance fee for non-diners at AED 150.

Al Meylas Lounge offers guests in groups looking for a more relaxed occasion a beautifully crafted set menu of four courses for AED 340.  And for those searching out the most lavish of New Year’s Eve brunches, Crust puts forward a unique party experience starting from 8:00 pm, where diners can enjoy brunch packages starting from AED 450 for adults, children’s pricing available.

New Year’s Day

After all the partying and indulgence is over, check into Dahlia Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, where a range of treatments await to rejuvenate the mind and body.  Fitness club memberships are available, with personal training packages on offer to get everyone back into shape in 2019, allowing members to work out in the Hotel's high-tech, separate men’s and women’s Fitness Centre, with access to the outdoor pool.

For reservations call +971 (0) 2333 2444 or email dining.abudhabi@fourseasons.com