Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi will light up its highly anticipated Christmas tree on Saturday 12 December at 7 pm.

The glamourous 13-metre centrepiece will be adorned with stunning gold and silver ornaments and stand tall at the iconic property’s Dome Area which will be transformed into a winter wonderland. With beautiful chalets placed in every corner of the Dome, mini-Christmas trees surrounding the main installation and decorated with fairy lights throughout, the decked-out venue is certain to give visitors a much-needed festive cheer.

Guests who wish to witness the unique lighting ceremony can watch it live on Emirates Palace’s social media channels, Instagram and Facebook, or book the Festive Afternoon Tea experience at Le Café, as part of the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, priced at AED 395 for two. The menu includes Alaskan king crab and organically farmed turkey as well as winter macarons and Christmas cookies, offering a sweet finish to the decadent experience. Guests can also purchase delicious baked goods, perfect as stocking fillers for the whole family.

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season’s wider programme of events offers something for all dining preferences, from hunting for the city’s best hidden gems in an interactive scavenger hunt to indulging in popular dessert hotspots and exploring the incredible coffee offerings throughout the capital.

About Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

The property is owned by Emirates Palace Company, a subsidiary of the government of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, which is a fine example of Arabian design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and remains the preferred venue for several high-profile conferences in the public and private sector. It is also well recognised for welcoming several heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 33 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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