Women@Work Festive Guide

This festive season maybe a lot different for many of us this year, away from our families and remaining in the UAE… but the Women@Work team have been busy with our partners to ensure you feel the festive vibe no matter how far away from home 😊


Let’s start with prepping the home and Dubai Garden Centre have Christmas all wrapped up! With artificial trees and fresh Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees all the way from Denmark – which will be sure to make your home feel and smell like Christmas. They also have a grotto filled with bubbles, garlands, wreaths, reindeers, and Santa’s, so a quick stop at Dubai Garden Centre will be sure to have your home looking festive fantastic!




We are always looking for perfect gifts and there are so many choices out there, but we are thinking a little different this year and setting ourselves up for a new year and boosting our career in 2021 with a photoshoot with the amazing Vera Schoppe who has great deals on Corporate Photoshoots or if a family photoshoot is more what you are looking for we also have an exclusive offer on family and maternity shoots – perfect gifts (maybe even a perfect gift for yourself!)



Once you have decorated and run around finding the perfect gifts for everyone, you will probably be a little too exhausted to think about cooking, so we have handpicked some of the best Christmas lunches and Turkey Takeaways – so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your day!

If you fancy enjoying your Christmas at the world’s tallest 5* hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis has a number of fab options for Christmas Day lunch:

Winter Wanderlust Brunch – if you fancy a party brunch this is Dubai’s favourite, this Christmas they will be have 7 live stations serving Wanderlust Favourites and traditional festive treats. AED 425 per person, including house beverages, from 1pm until 4pm.


Alternatively, if you fancy a more laid-back Friday afternoon in the sun, then the Bridgewater Tavern will be a perfect Christmas Day treat. With live entertainment, gourmet comfort food, and refreshing beverage stations, including a Gin Garden, all with Dubai canal views! AED 425 per person, including house beverages. AED 112.50 for children between 6-12 years. Children below 6 eat for free, Timings December 25 from 1pm until 4pm.

For those looking to stay home this year JW Marriott Marquis have the yummiest Turkey Takeaways. Sit back and relax and traditional turkey prepared by a team of award-winning chefs, served with lavish trimmings, including chestnut apple stuffing, bacon-wrapped chipolata sausages, mashed potatoes and roasted maple glazed vegetables. Starting from AED 795, you can order from La Farine Café & Bakery and serve between 8-10 guests.

For order please call: 04 414 0000 or email mhrs.dxbjw.ays@marriotthotels.com

Another great family option is Christmas at Lapita Hotel, who are celebrating Christmas with a Polynesian twist. Starting with Christmas Eve Dinner from 6:30pm-11pm, with Christmas carols and Gingerbread decoration, it’s the perfect way to get you in the Christmas spirit!  – Adult Buffet: AED 155, Kids Buffet (6 – 12yrs old): AED 75

Christmas Day Brunch ( A-la Carte) at Kalea is from 1pm-4pm and the big guy (Santa) will pay the kids a visit! There will also be Christmas carols to make this the perfect Christmas Day family brunch Soft Beverage Package: AED 295, House Beverage Package: AED 395, (6 – 12 years old): AED 145

If you fancy making a staycation of it, from only AED 449 per room you can enjoy a night’s stay, including breakfast and Motiongate access!

Be sure to book your Christmas brunch reservations soon as bookings made before 10th December will receive 25% off! For bookings call: 04 810 9421


Finally, has there ever been a year more ready to be ushered out and replaced with a new one! Make it a memorable one at the luxury Sofitel Dubai The Palm with a magnificent celebratory dinner and live entertainment. The New Year’s Eve spectacular will be hosted at two different venues, with unique atmospheres that range from family-friendly to the sublimely romantic.

MAUI  – bring the kids along for island-style dining on the palm-fringed terrace overlooking serene sea and city skyline views; and lively entertainment courtesy of the Norby & Eddy Duo, a pair of talented musicians all the way from Colombia.

Dinner is a sumptuous buffet spread, including a chilled seafood bar, a festive cheese counter, a gourmet carving station and so much more. In between courses, the children can run down to the caster sugar sands, where the warm waters of the Gulf lap upon the shore and palm-fringed tiki huts bring the spirit of the South Seas to the Middle East.

PORTERHOUSE, for a more grown-up celebration, book at Porterhouse Steaks & Grills, where reservations are exclusively for guests aged 16 and over. Here, you’ll be finishing the old year on a high note thanks to a curated four-course menu that features some of the very finest ingredients from across the globe. To start, lobster pani puri inspired by the Indian subcontinent. Next, superlative French foie gras terrine followed by Atlantic scallops in velouté sauce, then premium Australian beef tenderloin for the main course. Dessert is a masterpiece known as Harmonie de Mandarin, which brings together the distinctive and delicious flavors of chocolate, mandarin orange and raspberry soil. Vegetarian alternatives are available for every course.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve celebrations are priced as follows:

  • Adults: AED 1,250 (food and alcohol included)
  • Maui Only – Teens (below 21): AED 650 (food and drinks included), Kids (below 13): Free

Prices are valid until 9 December 2020, and will be subject to an increase thereafter. To take advantage of these early bird prices, buy a prepaid voucher online before 9 December 2020.

 Booking details:   Call 044556677, Email H6541-RE@sofitel.com or visit www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com


That’s just some of the fab festive ideas we have, keep your eyes peeled as over the coming weeks we will have more festive fun ideas to ensure your Christmas and New Year in the UAE is just perfect!