Anantara Announces Festive Programme for Sir Bani Yas Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 11th November, 2015: You might not have a chimney at home, but Santa always seems to find a way to get the gifts to all the nice boys and girls in time for Christmas. This year the three Anantara resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island have received confirmation from the North Pole offices of Mr. Claus, that the reindeer sleigh GPS has been set with the co-ordinates for Sir Bani Yas Island. Want to be part of the island festive celebrations? Rates start from AED1,600* per room per night with a great calendar of events.
You’ll smell the winter spices and hear the sounds of Christmas at Carols Under the Tree at each of the three resorts: Desert Islands, Anantara Al Yamm and Anantara Al Sahel on Sunday 20th December from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Join the Anantara team and the island carollers for an evening of seasonal treats including Christmas cookies, festive treats and warm your senses with some hot mulled wine or homemade eggnog.
With the date now in the GPS and the co-ordinates plugged in for Sir Bani Yas Island, Santa and his reindeer are expected to visit Desert Islands Resort & Spa on December 24th. Gather on the Al Shams lawn at Desert Islands Resort & Spa to Welcome Santa Claus as he rides in on his horse (while his reindeer take a much needed break) bearing gifts for the little ones while the adults will enjoy festive drinks while singing along with our island Carolers. Santa Claus will also make a visit to Al Yamm and Al Sahel Villa Resorts on December 25th.
Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a choice of Christmas Eve culinary journeys. Choose from a lavish 5 course Italian inspired Christmas Eve menu at Olio Italian restaurant at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, or the flavours of Africa in a delectable 5 course dinner at Savannah Grill at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort with rates from AED 350* and AED 150* for children 4-12 years of age. For those who enjoy a feast, opt for the Christmas Eve Buffet at The Palm at Desert Islands Resort & Spa which includes festive favourites and a live carving station. Rates start from AED 300* per person and AED 150* for children 4-12 years of age.
Christmas Day Dinner is the ideal option at Sir Bani Yas Island if you’ve spent the day on the beach or out and about enjoying the adventure of the island.
Our chefs will prepare the perfectly Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings for your enjoyment. Expect gourmet salads, freshly shucked oysters, foie gras and an array of live cooking stations. From AED 300* per Adult | AED 150* per child 4 – 12 years. 7pm to 11pm at The Palm, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.
If a la carte is more your style, delight in a choice of festive 5 course Christmas Day dinners available to Olio Italian Restaurant or the Savannah Grill. Prices from AED 350* for Adults | AED 150* for children 4 – 12 years. 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
During the festive period Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island has developed a series of special activities:
25 December – Kids Christmas Cookies Bake-off.
Al Shams at Desert Islands Resort & Spa from 12:00 to 5:30 pm. (Free for kids to participate).
26 December – Movie Night for Kids, 7pm – 9pm
Al Shams Lawn at Desert Islands Resort & Spa (complimentary)
27 December – Traditional African Boma BBQ Night
Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort. Prices from AED 300 Adults | AED 150 Children 4 – 12 years.
28 December – Movie Night – 10pm – Midnight
Al Shams Lawn at Desert Islands Resort & Spa (Complimentary)
29 December – Seafood Dinner BBQ
Amwaj beachside restaurant, Watersports Centre, Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Prices from AED 250 Adults | AED 125 Children 4 – 12 years.
30 December – Make Your Own Pizza 3pm – 5pm
Olio Italian Restaurant, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort. Prices from AED 40 per pizza.
Countdown to 2016 – New Year’s Eve
Gather at the Dhabi Ballroom for the Sir Bani Yas Island New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Be welcomed at a cocktail reception while being entertained by a 3-piece band. Move through to the elegant ballroom to take your seats before your culinary journey commences at the buffet. Work your way through a selection of appetizers and gourmet salads. Relish perfectly prepared carvery roasts and fresh seafood. Complete your dining experience with decadent desserts. AED 999* Adults | AED 499* Children 4 – 12 years. Afterwards move to the beach adjacent to the ballroom, where our DJ will keep you dancing as we gather around the bonfire until the countdown to the New Year with a bar (chargeable to your room account) for winter warmers and celebratory bubbles.
Ring in the new year at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort with an exquisite Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Buffet with live cooking stations and the soothing sounds of the Sax. AED 999* Adults | AED499* Child (4 – 12 years). Afterwards mingle with other guests at the Al Yamm beach and bonfire.
Celebrate the end of 2015 as you dine at Savannah Grill on a delicious African Inspired New Year’s Eve Buffet with entertainment from our electronic Violinist. Afterwards, move to the Boma for a relaxing evening by the bonfire with lounge music.
Take advantage of Advance Purchase discounts and plan ahead. Visit anantara.com for special packages for stays at any of the three resorts at Sir Bani Yas Island.
NOTES FOR THE EDITOR:
Please note the New Year’s Eve events are charged to the room booking and payment is compulsory. *The price for the after party is upon consumption. *Prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee.
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