While the year may have passed by in the blink of an eye, end the year on a strong note and step into 2023 with your best foot forward. Gather your family and friends and make memories with our impeccable list of things to do before the end of 2022.
From an indulgent brunch at Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island to festive celebrations at Millennium Place Barsha Heights and a festive gathering with Private Chef Vanessa Bayma to incredible Maldivian getaways, there is something for everyone.
Brunch And Stay at Doubletree By Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
Celebrate the end of the year at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island with a special Brunch and Stay package for AED 1121. Enjoy an indulgent stay starting with the legendary Islander’s brunch from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday at the Vespa & Brasserie Terrace with a complimentary breakfast the following morning and late checkout at 5pm.
Only 50 minutes away from Dubai, the sprawling property in Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect escape for families, with impressive fun zones such as the Bouncing Castle, Kid’s Swimming Pool, Kids Club, and an extensive outdoor playground complete with a Pirate Boat Aqua Zone featuring water slides, sprinklers and water buckets, the fun and entertainment never stops for the little ones.
Overlooking 650 meters of private white sandy beach, guests can admire the stunning panoramic sea views as they soak up the sun or take a dip in one of the 8 swimming pools including 2 kids pools, indoor pool and floating sea pool.
With a range of 13 restaurants and bars including Meze for an authentic Turkish experience, Sanchaya for flavors from Asia, Vespa for an Italian touch or Brasserie for classic European cuisine, guests can indulge in a wide range of gourmet cuisines.
Enjoy The World Cup at The Copthorne Lakeview Hotel
Grab your friends and watch the biggest sports tournament in the world, World Cup, as Copthorne Lakeview Hotel invites all football fans to its exclusive Fan Zone.
Kicking off on 18th November, guests can enjoy the best screening experience as they watch their favorite teams live in action and cheer them on their race to claiming the winning title.
Treat yourself to a selection of delicious sharing dishes and live cooking stations from the a la carte menu that would include sports favourites such as Chicken Wings, Crispy Calamari, Onion rings, Loaded Nachos, Chili Dogs, Trio Tacos, CLV Burgers, Woodfire Pizzas, and much more. To quench your thirst while being glued to the screen, the hotel is also offering some exciting combos’ and large format drinks including themed cocktails, flights and buckets for sharing.
In between all the nail-biting matches, guests can kick back and enjoy the resident band and DJ spinning the latest tunes or engage in a game of foosball, ping pong and other outdoor games. Copthorne Lakeview Hotel also offers fun activities for kids and daily raffles with prizes ranging from dinner vouchers, Christmas dinner, incredible weekend stays at the property, and much more.
With various minimum spend options, starting at AED 50 per person for bean bags and AED 150 per person for pool access, ardent fan can make Copthorne Lakeview Hotel their go-to football destination this World Cup.
Have A Holly Jolly Festive Season At Millennium Place Barsha Heights
Embrace the magic of the festive season at Millennium Place Barsha Heights, where guests are welcomed to find their happy place, spread joy, create memories and toast to a brighter future.
With an incredible line-up of activities all through December, including lots of festive themed activities, delicious meals and live entertainment, the property ensures that every guest is filled with the festive spirit as they celebrate the holidays with their loved ones.
Ring in the holiday cheer with the property’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa on December 9 at 6p.m. In addition to festive treats that will be available in the evening, the little ones get to bring out their creative side by participating in the gingerbread house and cookie decoration activity starting at 5p.m.
On December 24 and 25, M One Restaurant will host a festive meal to celebrate the joyous occasion partnered with the festive tunes from the vibrant, live Cuban duo. A place where guests can indulge in traditional festive culinary delights such as roast turkey, braised lamb leg, roasted duck & all the trimmings, in addition to fresh oysters, live cooking station featuring seafood, lobster & tempura while the kids enjoy their own kids buffet and the fun of the activities from the Kids Club and that much anticipated visit from Santa! Not forgetting a selection of desserts right from a Christmas stollen to Hazelnut Caramel Yule log and from Gingerbread Cookies to a Traditional Christmas cake, ensuring a fantastic celebratory indulgence.
For those looking for a delicious and perfectly cooked traditional roast turkey meal to host their friends and family, Millennium Place Barsha Heights offers an option of a 5 or 7kg turkey priced at AED 649 and AED 749, respectively, stuffed with sage, apricot and nuts alongside all the trimmings, including cranberry sauce, infused gravy, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, broccoli mornay and more.
Heritance Aarah Maldives: The Perfect Destination For A Wellness Getaway
Wellness enthusiasts can take off on a restorative journey, of body and mind, at Heritance Aarah Maldives, one of the most holistic spa resorts. With healing hands gently soothing the senses and uplifting one’s soul, the resort invites guests to immerse in a world of tranquillity at the Medi Spa, set above tranquil lagoon waters at the overwater spa.
Listed as one of the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022, Heritance Aarah not only offers a wide range of spa therapies, but also customises treatments depending on personal requirements and length of visit, giving guests an opportunity for real change.
Bringing the best of western medical technology, the resort has curated a menu inclusive of state-of-the-art dermatological treatments that combine the latest medical prevention, aesthetics, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing ensuring a perfect rejuvenating package. The spa uses Dermograph skin diagnosis system to create a personalised plan for guests, accompanied by Medi spa products.
Other services available at the Heritance Aarah spa include Micro-needling, Nano-needling, mesotherapy, and medical facial treatments along with a range of facials and massages as well as body treatments such as body contouring, sculpting, scrubs and wraps. The spa also offers fitness stays, weight loss programs, salon and nail services along with wellness programs and activities.
The perfect location to begin your fitness journey, Heritance Aarah Maldives allows guests access to fitness activities such as yoga, pilates, crossfit, beach classes and bootcamp workouts. To discover how mindful nutrition can positively affect your general wellbeing, the resort offers healthy meals — without compromising on delicious flavours — as well as insights and new ideas to help one incorporate a healthier lifestyle once back home.
A private cocoon of serenity that has been woven into the tropical tapestry, Heritance Aarah gives guests the chance to reconnect with themselves through the power of healing, leaving you feeling invigorated.
Host a festive gathering with Private Chef Vanessa Bayma
It is the season of events, large family meals and festive gatherings to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are a pro at throwing an extravagant soiree or a newbie, it is absolutely natural to feel a little anxious while delving into the realms of entertainment, food and hospitality. It can take its toll on you as the host, leaving you exhausted at a time when you should be enjoying with loved ones.
To help take the load off your shoulders, opt for private catering from services such as CBC consultancy and events. With catering customised to your theme and culinary preferences, a private chef can add that extra sparkle to your buffet and take a few things off your plate.
With over 20 years hospitality experience, Chef Vanessa Bayma, alongside her highly trained professional team will provide guests with bespoke F&B consultancy, event management, and private chef services like never before offered in the region.
Embark on a Journey to the Highest Peak in Switzerland’s Vaud
Set off on an adventure to the Glacier 3000, located at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps in the canton of Vaud for an experience you will never forget.
Cable cars connect you to various activities and experiences such as the thrill-evoking Peak Walk by Tissot, the world’s only suspension bridge connecting two summits, with views of the Les Diablerets glacier and the highest mountains. The 107-meter walk and a 5-meter slope will bring you to the summit of Scex Rouge where you can celebrate your victory with a breath-taking view of mythical mountains like the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Jungfrau.
Other activities include the Alpine Coaster which is the highest toboggan in the world, a Dogsled ride where majestic Huskies pull you through the beautiful glacier landscape, and a snow park for both professionals and beginners.
Experience Having Your Own Private Island for a Day at W Maldives
Adventure seekers can embark on a true castaway experience at W Maldives’ Gaathafushi private island. Just a stone’s throw away from the property, guests will be dropped off to discover the wild and untouched paradise of a secluded island that is truly theirs to discover. Whether it’s sunset cocktails, an overnight escapade, themed parties or special BBQs, experiences on Gaathafushi can truly be curated as per your heart’s desires.
W Maldives and Gaathafushi sit above one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, home to hundreds of species of marine life ready to be explored. Accessible from anywhere on the islands, jump in with snorkeling gear at any time and enter a whole different world. Guests can have the adventure of a lifetime by swimming with reef sharks and turtles, an experience they will never forget.