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Festive Season at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Luxury Al Maryah Island hotel curates a selection of holiday experiences ahead of the much-anticipated festive season
October 26, 2021,
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

As Santa prepares at the North Pole for a joyous festive season, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island has helped to make the list and check it twice with a curated selection of holiday experiences that will provide residents and international guests with the comforts of home. Bringing families together for the most wonderful time of year is decadent dining, indulgent wellness journeys, and world-class stays in legendary Four Seasons rooms.

Santa’s Culinary Wishlist

The quintessential centrepiece for any holiday celebration is undoubtedly the cuisine. Conjuring images of lavish roasts, delectable side dishes, and tempting treats is Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro’s culinary program. Alongside his team of experts, the Hotel’s Executive Chef has developed an array of lunches, brunches, and celebrations across the Hotel’s lounges and restaurants to take guests from Christmas into the New Year. Highlights for the star-studded month include weekly brunch at the capital’s favourite Friday destination Crust, Christmas and New Year dining at signature restaurants Butcher & Still and Cafe Milano, as well as New Year’s celebrations at the buzzing Eclipse Terrace Lounge. Explore the full roundup of activities below.

Take Away the Holidays

Make time for the gift of one another this holiday season. The expertise of Four Seasons chefs means families can reconnect while the Hotel provides the succulent turkey accompanied with the sides and desserts everyone craves.

  • Available from December 8 to 31, 2021
  • Roasted turkey - AED 395 net per kilogram
  • Roasted turkey is accompanied with side dishes and traditional festive sweets

Festive Afternoon Tea in Al Meylas

Sugar, spice, and everything nice are on “The Living Room of Abu Dhabi’s” festive afternoon tea menu at Al Meylas. Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro’s seasonal “stocking stuffer” comes from a sweet and savoury selection of homemade treats. Standout favourites are the beetroot cured salmon with multigrain bread, wild truffle and mushroom tart, and mini Yule log with notes of yuzu and candied mango.

  • Available daily from December 8 to 31, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm
  • AED 250 net per couple

Holiday Brunch at Crust

Market-inspired tradition meets Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro's and Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe’s artistic spirit this holiday season at Crust. Bountiful live stations overflow with classic roasts, innovative sushi spreads, and an eclectic mix of international alongside bold, new flavours from the Hotel's test kitchen.

  • Available December 3, 10, and 17, 2021, from 12:30 to 4:00 pm
  • Prices from AED 310 net

Christmas Eve at Butcher & Still

Welcome home for the holidays. Restaurant Manager Houssam Ouahid and Butcher & Still’s joy-filled team get into the festive spirit with curated plates to bring families together. The evening kicks off with Christmas-inspired cocktails combined with lavish spreads of Creekstone Farms beef. The wait for Santa only gets sweeter with a selection of cheerful pies topped with a blanket of “snow” from the homemade ice cream.

  • Available December 24, 2021 from 6:00 to 11:45 pm
  • Festive items are priced a la carte

Christmas Eve at Cafe Milano

The first gift of Christmas comes one night early courtesy of Restaurant Manager Danilo Paolella. A feast awaits with bright crab meat salad with festive touches, homemade pasta, and a pan-seared monkfish with pumpkin puree. Savour every last moment with loved ones and connect over the selection of shareable dolci Natalizi.

  • Available December 24, 2021 from 6:00 pm onwards
  • Prices from AED 410 net

Christmas Day Brunch at Crust

Indulge in Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro’s lavish spread of festive buffet favourites and a la minute surprises from his “Christmas sleigh.” Brought directly to the table, Chef's must-try dishes include a festive chestnut-parsnip soup with butter poached lobster, and pumpkin seed pesto, pan-seared seabass and Provençal lamb rack. Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe spreads a final dash of cheer with a colourful pavlova.

  • Available December 25, 2021 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm
  • Prices from AED 370 net

Christmas Day Brunch at Butcher & Still

Dash through the snow to Butcher & Still’s holly jolly Christmas Day Brunch. Restaurant Chef Marshall Roth and Sous Chef Pankaj Bisht curate a selection of holiday favourites to bring loved ones together in a Chicago-style atmosphere.

  • Available December 25, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Prices from AED 390 net

Christmas Day Brunch at Cafe Milano

Rediscover the comforts of home with a menu of holiday favourites from Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello’s childhood. Memories of Nonna's Natale hit the plate with a sharing-style Christmas Day lunch.

  • Available December 25, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
  • Prices from AED 370 net

New Year’s Eve Evening Brunch at Crust

Abu Dhabi’s best brunch elevates to sky-high standards for the year’s biggest show. Crust’s legendary year-end brunch takes Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro’s tableside trolleys to the next level with dishes including turkey roulade, 60-degree sous vide black angus tenderloin infused with black truffle, risotto carbonara, and an authentic bûche de Noël.

  • Available December 31, 2021 from 8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
  • Prices from AED 370 net

New Year’s Eve at Al Meylas

A serene location to welcome the New Year, Al Meylas’ inviting terrace brings the Abu Dhabi community together in relaxed luxury. Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro and Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe dazzle with a four-course set menu including foie gras terrine, risotto mantecato with lime and oscietra caviar. The evening is topped off with a celebration of decadence, the Mont Gerbier French meringue with Bahibe chocolate, yuzu ganache, and chestnut vermicelli.

  • Available December 31, 2021 from 7:00 pm onwards
  • Prices from AED 390 net for set menu

New Year’s Eve at Eclipse

End the year at the Hotel’s famed rooftop lounge. Breath-taking views of the Abu Dhabi skyline combine with a bold four-course tasting menu to provide a truly memorable New Year’s celebration.

  • Available December 31, 2021 from 8:00 pm onwards
  • AED 420 net for set menu

New Year’s Eve at Butcher & Still

The Roaring 20s get into full swing with a Prohibition-era celebration curated by Restaurant Chef Marshall Roth. A buzzing American atmosphere pairs with sizzling steaks, lavish desserts, and modern interpretations of classic mixology. Highlights of the evening are the soaring Grand Seafood Tower, Butcher’s Block, and a selection of Four Seasons Masterdishes such as the Tribune Tower chocolate cake.

  • Available December 31, 2021 from 7:00 pm onwards
  • AED 700 net minimum spend for indoor seating
  • AED 800 net minimum spend for outdoor seating

New Year’s Eve at Cafe Milano

Toast to the beginning of 2022 in Cafe Milano style overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello has handcrafted a bold mix of flavours including pan-roasted scallops, cod-stuffed ravioli, and a veal tenderloin accompanied with truffle mashed potatoes. The fireworks come at the end of the meal with an explosion of flavours from a mixed berry pavlova.

  • Available December 31, 2021 from 7:00 pm onwards
  • AED 730 net for indoor seating
  • AED 880 net or outdoor seating

Guest are encouraged to book early as seats are selling out fast for the legendary Four Seasons festive experiences. For reservations, call +971 (0) 2333 2222 or email dining.abudhabi@fourseasons.com; alternatively chat in real-time with the Hotel’s attentive staff through the Four Seasons App or Facebook Messenger.

Four Seasons Sleep – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Rest well while waiting for presents under the tree or to rejuvenate after New Year’s Eve celebrations. The world-renowned Four Seasons mattress is the gift that keeps on giving with its proprietary technology. The mattress is custom designed with three unique topper options - Signature, Signature Plush or Signature Firm - for the ultimate in personally selected comfort.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi invites guests to indulge in this state-of-the art sleep experience throughout the festive season by booking the Abu Dhabi Getaway – 20% Off offer.

Ring in the New Year with Wellness

Leave New Year’s resolutions to The Pearl Spa’s wellness experts. Start 2022 on a relaxing note with the Hotel’s signature wellness journey, The Pearl Spa Experience. Rejuvenate after a busy holiday season with extensive rituals covering head-to-toe. The 150-minute journey begins with an extensive foot ritual followed by full body exfoliation, a nourishing hair and body mask, a full body massage, and a fresh facial.

  • 150 minutes
  • AED 1650 net

Guests looking for more information may visit the Hotel’s festive page, call 02 333 2222, email reservations.abudhabi@fourseasons.com, or chat in real time on the Four Seasons App.