It’s TIME to get festive
TIME Hotels unveils its 2015 festive programme with an exciting line-up of dining and entertainment events; annual Christmas Market returns for fifth year on 18 & 19 December as local community takes TIME out to celebrate the season
Santa Claus will make two special stops in Dubai this year as he joins the team at TIME Hotels in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.
The fun begins at 4pm on 10th December with traditional tree lighting ceremonies at both TIME Oak Hotel & Suites and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, complete with Christmas carol singing and a taster of the hotels’ Christmas menu, as well as a visit from Santa with goodies for the little ones. He will make a second guest appearance at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, during the popular annual Christmas Market, which will take place on the weekend of 18th and 19th December 2015 from 9am to 6pm daily.
The hotel’s Petals Terrace will once again be the backdrop for this seasonal event, which is now in its fifth year, with over 25 participants from the city’s arts and crafts community coming together to showcase a delightful collection of handmade festive gifts and edible treats, as well as a dedicated kids corner.
Exhibitors at this year’s market will include offerings such as fairy trees made from semi-precious stones, seasonal cookies and breads, painted T-shirts, handmade jewellery and dream-catchers, soaps, quirky cushions, and engraved glassware.
Commenting on the event, Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: “The Christmas Market has become a fixture on our annual calendar of community focused events and each year it just gets bigger and better. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring our guests, Dubai residents and the community together to celebrate the spirit of the season.”
Festive dining options for 2015 blend the best of TIME’s culinary offerings with classic seasonal flavours for a traditional taste of home.
Bring family and friends along to either Petals Restaurant, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, TECOM, or Brio Restaurant at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Al Qusais, for a Christmas Eve feast on 24th December, or for a full-on Festive Brunch on 25th December for just AED 150 per person (50% discount for children aged six to 12 years) including soft beverages.
Get your fill of roast turkey with all the trimmings, along with a host of Christmas dishes, and international flavours, before a special visit from Santa Claus adds an authentic seasonal touch. Alternatively, if you’re planning on dining at home, pre-order a full turkey dinner with all your favourite accompaniments including vegetables and sauces for just AED 450 orders will last until 31 December 2015.
TIME’s team of talented chefs will also bake up a selection of seasonal sweet treats including Yule Logs, Christmas cookies and festive pastries, available from the gingerbread house in the lobby at TIME Oak Hotel and Suites and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel.
New Year festivities are no less tempting with both hotels serving up a lavish celebration to conclude the year in style. The gala countdown to 2016 will be held poolside at both TIME Oak Hotel & Suites and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, and includes an extravagant buffet spread and selection of soft drinks, juices and sparkling non-alcoholic beverages starting from AED 200 per person.
About TIME Oak Hotel & Suites:
The flagship property in the TIME Hotels portfolio, the 204-room property is conveniently located in the TECOM area of Dubai, close to Dubai Internet & Media City, and just 30 minute drive from Dubai International Airport or 20 minutes from the new Al Maktoum International Airport. Designed with business and leisure travellers in mind, and offering a choice of regular guestrooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens, the contemporary hotel blends residence-style privacy with world-class services. A choice of three restaurants – Petals for all-day dining, Vanilla lobby lounge cafe, and Waves poolside venue – is complemented by an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, and three state of the art meeting rooms.
About TIME Grand Plaza:
Located in the busy commercial district of Al Qusais in Dubai, just a few minutes drive from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Airport Freezone, central Sharjah and a short ride to the city’s major business and leisure hubs, the modern 235-room property offers a wide range of accommodation options from Deluxe Rooms to fully equipped Executive Suites. A convenient location for both business and leisure travellers, hotel facilities encompass a selection of relaxed dining venues - Brio for all-day dining delicacies, the lobby lounge Courtyard Café, and Splash, situated poolside on the hotel rooftop by the temperature controlled swimming pool. Additional onsite services include a 24-hour gym access, spa, male and female salon, and three multi-purpose state of the art meeting rooms.