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It’s time to bid 2022 farewell and toast the start of a brand-new year with exciting festive offerings from JA Resorts and Hotels.

Celebrate the holiday season at four exquisite locations in the UAE as well as the beautiful resort situated on the Indian Ocean for the ideal getaway spot, from lavish dinners to incredible late nights filled with entertainment and unparalleled views.

Embark on a culinary journey across a wide range of restaurants that are located at the different properties, including JA The Resort, JA Ocean View Hotel, JA Hatta Fort Hotel, and JA Manafaru Maldives, where there is something for every mood and palate for the season.

JA THE RESORT

Glow Fest Program

Kick off the season’s festivities at the Magical Glow Fest Garden, where one can glide on to the skating rink, participate in a variety of exciting games and activities, along with live entertainment and a warm festive beverage at the bar.

When: 16th of December until the 7th of January

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Palmito Garden, JA Beach Hotel

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Get into the festive spirit as the Christmas countdown begins, at the spectacular tree lighting ceremony, which is gloriously illuminated with sparkling lights and sing along with the JA Christmas carolers to traditional tunes. Stay tuned for a special guest’s appearance.

When: 16th of December

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Glow Fest Garden

Christmas Eve Dinner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the extravagant Christmas eve dinner buffet, stocked with happiness and all the trimmings, leaving one spoilt for choice with classic Christmas dishes featuring the roast turkey as well as vegetarian options. Kids are sure to be delighted with gifts straight from Santa’s bag.

When: 24th of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Price: AED 299 per person including soft beverages

           AED 399 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount and children aged 0-5 years dine for free

Where: La Fontana, JA Palm Tree Court

*Bookings required

Christmas Day Brunch

Splash around with the outdoor brunch, set by the pool and beach and filled with festive dishes, live cooking stations, and live entertainment. Children will be entertained by the gift-bearing Santa and a variety of activities and games.

When: 25th of December

Time: 12:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Price: AED 450 per person including soft beverages

           AED 550 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount and children aged 0-5 years dine for free

Where: Palmito Garden, JA Beach Hotel

*Bookings required

Boxing Day BBQ

Catch all the live sporting action on the big screen, whilst channeling your competitive spirit to enjoy dart tournaments and foosball table competitions. Beat hunger with a scrumptious BBQ alongside carvery and festive drinks to celebrate the season.

When: 26th of December

Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Price: AED 299 per person

           AED 399 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount and children aged 0-5 years dine for free

Where: Sports Café, JA Beach Hotel

Festive Pool Party

Celebrate a cheerful day out by the infinity pool and beach, with a relaxing al fresco dinner.

When: 29th of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 280 per person including soft beverages

           AED 399 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount

Where: Anchor Pool, JA Beach Hotel

*Bookings required

Saturday Night Fever New Year’s Eve with Fireworks

Get your groove and grab your friends and families to welcome in the new year at the al fresco buffet gala dinner with live music and fun entertainment as the fireworks fill the sky.

When: 31st of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Price: AED 1,895 per person including alcoholic beverages

           AED 995 per child ages 6-12 years, children below the age of 6 dine for free

Where: Palmito Garden, JA Beach Hotel

*Bookings required

Taperia After Party

Enjoy an array of late-night tapas with extended celebrations into the new year with a Spanish party vibe.

When: 01st of January

Time: 1:00 AM – 03:00 AM

Where: Taperia, JA Beach Hotel

We Be New Year Brunchin

Kickstart the new year with a monster feast at the picnic-styled brunch with live cooking stations, a DJ, live music, and entertainment for the kids.

When: 01st of January

Time: 12:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Price: AED 280 per person including soft beverages

           AED 375 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount, children below the age of 6 dine for free

Where: Anchor Pool, JA Beach Hotel

*Bookings required

Just Splash Beach BBQ

Splash away with new memories at the illuminated waterpark with a delicious BBQ by the beach.

When: 04th of January

Time: 06:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Price: AED 220 per person including soft beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount, children below the age of 6 dine for free

Where: Just Splash, Splash Park

*Bookings required

Orthodox Christmas Dinner

Feast on a spread of lavish dinner featuring classic festive favourites to celebrate an orthodox Christmas whilst enjoying live musical entertainment.

When: 07th of January

Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 220 per person including soft beverages

           AED 320 per person including alcoholic beverages

Children aged 6-12 years will enjoy a 50% discount, children below the age of 6 dine for free

Where: 81, JA Lake View Hotel

*Bookings required

For restaurant bookings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 4 814 5604 or +971 4 814 5603

JA OCEAN VIEW HOTEL

Turkey Takeaway

Pull out the stress of a Christmas dinner with the famous turkey takeaway complete with all the delicious trimmings, sauces, and sides. Upon booking a larger turkey package, diners can enjoy a Panettone cake with chocolate sauce and caramelized nuts for dessert.

When: Available from 20th December until 1st of January

Price: AED 599 | 6KG Turkey package

           AED 799 | 8KG Turkey package

Christmas Day Dinner | Le Rivage

Indulge in a generous dinner buffet with live turkey carving stations, live entertainment, and rounds of cranberry jello shots to keep the night young.

When: 24th of December

Time: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: AED 180 per person including soft beverages

           AED 300 per person including house beverages

          AED 69 for kids aged 7 to 12 years and kids under the age of 7 eat for free

Christmas | Motorino

The ultimate Italian Christmas feast is here and includes a delicious spread of Italian treats such as the classic antipasti, signature pizza and pasta with an urban atmosphere against the backdrop of soulful tunes where children can enjoy a surprise visit from Santa.

When: 24th - 25th of December

Time: Available all day with a 3-hour package

Price: AED 249 per person including soft beverages and house spirits

           AED 299 per person including soft beverages, house spirits and wine

           AED 399 per person including soft beverages, house spirits, wine, and draft beers

           AED 99 for kids aged 7 to 12 years and kids under the age of 7 eat for free

*Booking is required

Christmas Day Brunch | Le Rivage

Enjoy a family-friends brunch with a distinct kids buffet along with fun activities, healthy grinch juices for the family, live entertainment, and naughty elf cocktails for the grown-ups.

When: 25th of December

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price: AED 199 per person including soft beverages

           AED 329 per person including house beverages

           AED 369 per person including house beverages and bubbly

           AED 79 for kids aged 7 to 12 years and kids under the age of 7 eat for free

Christmas | Offside

Sports fans, gear up for the festive spirit for the ultimate Christmas brunch featuring traditional pub grub, the best craft hops on tap, live entertainment, pub games including a giant beer pong and more!

When: 24th and 25th of December

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price: AED 249 per person including soft beverages and house beverages

           AED 299 per person including soft beverages, house beverages and bubbly

           AED 369 per person including house beverages and bubbly

*Booking is required

Boxing Day | Offside

Carry on the Christmas spirit with a hearty sharing-style set menu along with free-flowing bevvies and live entertainment.

When: 26th of December

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price: AED 249 per person including soft beverages and house beverages

           AED 299 per person including house beverages and bubbly

New Year’s Eve | Offside

Your favourite sports bar levels up this New Year’s Eve with a 4-course set dinner featuring favourite pub classics topped with free-flowing house beverages along with groovy tunes mixed by a resident DJ, live musicians, roaming entertainers and a pumped-up vibe.

When: 31st of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 800 per person including a 4-course set menu and free flowing bubbly and house bevvies

           AED 400 minimum spend per person after 11 PM

*Full payment is required upon reservation

New Year’s Eve | Motorino

Party the night away with urban beats and an Italian 4-course dinner along with bottomless beverages. Enjoy the uninterrupted Ain Dubai fireworks by the poolside deck.

When: 31st of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 950 per person for outside guests

*Booking is required

New Year’s Eve | Le Rivage

A night filled with mystery and magic only at Le Rivage where guests can enjoy a masquerade-themed party alongside an extravagant buffet and live entertainment by guest performers.

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 950 per person for outside guests

           AED 400 for kids aged 7 to 12 years

New Year’s Eve | Lvl Blu

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a spectacular 4-course set menu, live music by the resident vocalist and fabulous after-party beats by the guest DJ.

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 250 supplement for in-house guests

           AED 1,200 for outside guests

           AED 500 for kids aged 7 to 12 years

New Year’s Eve | Coral Lounge

It’s time to bid 2022 farewell and welcome the new year with a bang and a 4-course set menu with stunning views of the Ain Dubai fireworks.

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 150 supplement for in-house guests

           AED 1,100 for outside guests

           AED 500 for kids aged 7 to 12 years

New Year’s Eve After Party | Lvl Blu

A New Year’s Eve party but on the easy side of JBR? Only at Lvl Blu, with unparalleled views of the fireworks across JBR, Ain Dubai and The Palm.

Time: From 11:00 PM onward

For restaurant reservations, contact +971 4 814 5504 or +971 50 979 6219 (also available via WhatsApp)

JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Glide into festive spirit by joining in on the Christmas tree lighting along with other hotel guests at the entrance. Gather your family and friends and sing along to the cheerful carols performed by the Christmas choir, whilst enjoying an hour of complimentary canapes and a round of warm, mulled wine.

When: 10th of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Festive Season Treats

Indulge in a variety of seasonal treats including stollen, pudding, mince pies, speculoos, and yule logs exclusively available at Peaks Café and the Christmas village at the Margham Hall filled with festive activities and fun photo sessions. Additionally, enjoy classic Christmas blockbusters such as Home Alone and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Christmas theatre, making it the perfect family night in.

When: 10th – 31st December

Chef’s Table

Looking for a more intimate yet special way to celebrate the season? Dive into a full Christmas experience with butter-based turkey, traditional stuffing, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, roasted market veggies and buttermilk mashed potatoes only available at the chef’s table experience, ideal for private celebrations or small parties alongside an impressive menu from the resident head chef.

*Bookings required

Christmas Eve Dinner

Round your family and friends and toast to the joyous season with a generous culinary spread, with the perfect warm atmosphere.

When: 24th of December

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: AED 175 per person including soft beverages

           AED 285 per person including house beverages

Party at Romoul Bar

Electrify the festive vibes at the ultimate New Year’s countdown with beats pumped up by the resident DJ, to get you in the mood for a groovy night.

When: 31st of December

Time: 11:30 PM – 3:00 AM

Price: AED 150 per person with unlimited house beverages and canapes

*Guests with the dinner package get a 50% discount

For restaurant bookings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 56 601 4664

JA MANAFARU MALDIVES

Festive Tree Lighting

Going back to its roots, JA Manafaru will be lighting up the oldest Banyan tree on the island, a tradition that started in 2014. Guests can also enjoy bubbles, canapes, and festive music from the resident musicians.

When: 22nd of December

Time: From 5:45 PM onward

Where: The Cellar Garden

Tapas Cheese and Wine Tasting

Savor an array of the world’s finest cheeses and wines, exclusively available at the garden of Maldives’ first and deepest subterranean wine cave, whilst enjoying beats mixed by the resident musical trio, setting the festive mood.

When: 23rd of December

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: The Cellar Garden

Price: AED 312 (USD 85) per person

*Reservations required

The Arrival of Santa Claus

Santa has arrived at the paradisical island to give out exciting presents to both, those naughty and nice!

When: 24th of December

Time: 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Coral Beach

A Taste of Christmas

Lay under the stars on Christmas day, enjoying festive delectable dishes served by the chefs with delicious live cooking stations as well as entertainment from the resident musicians.

When: 24th of December

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Kakuni

Price: AED 532 (USD 145) per person supplement for residing guests (All-inclusive meal plan)

           AED 826 (USD 225) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

           AED 1,267 (USD 345) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

Christmas Day Brunch

Santa returns to bring in extra treats for the children! Guests can enjoy a relaxing morning where breakfast hours will be extended to incorporate brunch. The resident musicians will perform from 11:30 AM onward, setting the mood for ultimate relaxation.

When: 25th of December

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Kakuni

Price: AED 275 (USD 75) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

           AED 275 (USD 75) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

Return Visit of Santa Claus

Wave goodbye to Santa one last time until the next year. Santa and his elves will be back for the very last time this year to gift the guests, whether naughty or nice, and to snap a memorable photo.

When: 25th of December

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Kakuni

A Treasure Hunt with a Sustainability Theme

Embrace your adventurous side and explore the island by following the clues in order to find the hidden treasure. Once finished, guests can gather at the Guest Experience Pavilion to receive the exciting family prize.

When: 25th of December

Time: 04:00 PM onward

Where: Guest Experience Pavilion

*Reservations required

Classic Movie Under the Stars

Setting the scene for an ultra-relaxing movie experience, surrounded by palm trees and the sounds of the ocean, tune in to watch a classic festive movie under the stars.

When: 25th of December and 01st of January

Time: 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Where: Infinity Pool & Bar

*Reservations required

Maldivian Board Games with a Cultural Theme

Embrace the Maldivian culture with ‘Ohvalhu Gondi’, a traditional game of skill against the opponent where the whole family can play.

When: 26th of December

Time: 04:00 PM onward

Where: Utheemu Gallery

*Reservations required

Tales around the Bonfire with a Historical Theme

Hosted by one of the Maldivian elders, enjoy a historical night of ancient Maldivian stories whilst going on a night walk to reach a secluded area of the beach.

When: 26th of December, 02nd and 6th of January

Time: 09:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Guest Experience Pavilion

*Reservations required/maximum numbers apply

Family Activity x Competitive Games

Embrace your competitive spirit and join in for exciting games on the beach where guests can win prizes.

When: 27th of December

Time: 04:00 PM onward

Where: “Best Dives” Water Activities Base

*Reservations required

Maldivian Night

Discover authentic Maldivian cuisine, using the freshest selection of local ingredients and fish cooking in a traditional sand barbeque. Enjoy a night of traditional Maldivian stick dance known as ‘Dhandi Jehun’. 

When: 27th of December and 03rd of January

Time: 06:30 PM onward

Where: Ocean Grill

Price: AED 404 (USD 110) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

           AED 220 (USD 60) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

 

New Year’s Eve | Magical Manafaru Dhathuru and Gala Dinner

Feast on extravagant flavours and culinary creations that take you across the island before arriving at Kakuni for the main event. The perfect way to march your way toward the New Year is a combination of food, music, dance, fabulous course of dinner and soiree on the beach.

When: 31st of December

Time: 07:00 PM onward

Where: White Orchid Lounge followed by Kakuni and finally Coral Beach

Price: AED 1,450 (USD 395) per person supplement for residing guests (All-inclusive meal plan)

           AED 1,818 (USD 495) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

           AED 2,185 (USD 595) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

New Year Countdown

Once the ‘Dhathuru’ has concluded, the closure of the new year has drawn near. Join in on the festivities on the beach for a night of music, dance, and reflection on the prospects of the new year, whilst admiring the firework filled sky.

When: 31st of December

Time: 11:00 PM onward

Where: Coral Beach

New Year’s Day Bubbly Brunch

Ease up the mornings with extended breakfast hours into a brunch with relaxing music performed by the resident musicians.

When: 01st of January

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Kakuni

Price: AED 275 (USD 75) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

           AED 275 (USD 75) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

Scavenger Hunt with Creativity as a Theme

Jump in on family fun with clues and win a prize at the end of the hunt.

When: 02nd of January

Time: 04:00 PM onward

Where: Guest Experience Pavilion

*Reservations required

Orthodox Christmas

With festive colours of green and red in sight, dine in with an Eastern European inspired culinary menu.

When: 06th of January

Time: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Kakuni

Price: AED 275 (USD 75) per person supplement for residing guests (Villa and Breakfast meal plan)

           AED 165 (USD 45) per person supplement for residing guests (Half board meal plan)

Children from 6 to 11.9 years can enjoy a 50% discount

For restaurant bookings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 56 601 4664

THE MANOR BY JA

Christmas Brunch

Celebrate this festive season with your precious fur babies at The Manor by JA. Conveniently located at the heart of new Dubai, The Garden Restaurant will feature a charming Christmas Brunch filled with deliciously popular centerpieces like roast turkey and mince pies, an al fresco dining area, and a dog-friendly space to make for a truly memorable festive experience.

When: 25th of December

Time: 01:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: The Garden Restaurant

For restaurant bookings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 4 875 2222

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