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2014

Festive Experiences for the Senses


Friday 6 December Al Wadi Festive Charity Market Indulge in festive fun and Christmas treats at Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s annual Festive Christmas Charity Market. Decorate your very own ginger bread house and freshly baked cake, feast on tantalising food and drinks or simply belt out soulful melodies alongside our Resident Carolers as they seek to entertain you and your loved ones in an afternoon of fun and festivities. Join us in this season of thanksgiving as part of the sales proceeds will be donated to the ABA Centre – Ras Al Khaimah. 11:00 – 15:00 The Mews Banyan Tree Al Wadi


Tuesday 24 December Christmas Eve Cocktail

A Sands Family Affair

Get into the festive mood and join us at the Moon Bar for a sunset cocktail or two alongside our management team, whilst enjoying melodic Christmas classics by our Resident Carolers.

This Festive Season, gather with family and friends at Sands Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf to enjoy a hearty festive family set menu with all of the trimmings.

18:00 – 19:00 (In-house guests) Moon Bar Banyan Tree Al Wadi

19:00 – 22:00 Sands Restaurant and Terrace AED350* per person - RSVP Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach

Christmas Eve Buffet Spend Christmas Eve at Al Waha and enjoy a lavish buffet offering a wide variety of festive delicacies with cultural influences. 19:00 – 22:00 AED 300* per person - RSVP Al Waha Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Festive Set Menu Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Tantalise your taste buds with Safran’s festive Thai set menu. From a delightful seafood starter to mouthwatering Turkey slices in Panang curry sauce, it is a Thai festive fusion menu waiting to be devoured. 19:00 – 22:00 AED350* per person- RSVP Safran Banyan Tree Al Wadi


Wednesday 25 December Arrival of Santa Claus For the children and the young at heart, get ready to meet and greet Santa Claus, as he makes his appearance at the Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach at 10:30 and at the Kids Club at Banyan Tree Al Wadi at 15:15.

Cocktail class at Samar Lounge Kick off the afternoon in high spirits at Samar Lounge! Featuring signature cocktails, here’s your chance to master the art of mixing your very own concoction and drinks from our inhouse mixologist. 17:30 - 18:30 AED 75+ per person  Samar Lounge Banyan Tree Al Wadi Contact Samar Lounge to book in advance. Seats are subject to availability.

Christmas Day BBQ at the Beach Sit back at the Sands Restaurant with the cool Arabian sea breeze and let our Chefs prepare you a delicious festive BBQ. 12:30 - 15:00 AED350* Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach


Thursday 26 December

Friday 27 December

Arabian Night Camp under Arabian stars and indulge in freshly grilled culinary delights amongst the majestic Al Wadi nature reserve. While enjoying an extensive sharing menu, join in activities such as henna painting and be entertained by mesmerising performances from our resident belly dancer.

Little Chefs Cooking Class Kick off the afternoon in high spirits at Little Chefs cooking class. Whip up freshly baked cookies, gingerbread men and fruit gums and learn the art of cup cake decorating using healthy sugar substitutes such as raw honey and puree.

18:30 - 22:00 AED400* per person Khan Zaman Banyan Tree Al Wadi Thai Set Menu Tantalise your taste buds with Safran’s festive Thai set menu. From a delightful seafood starter to mouthwatering Turkey slices in Panang curry sauce, it is a Thai festive fusion menu waiting to be devoured. 19:00 - 22:00 AED 350* per person  Safran Banyan Tree Al Wadi

12:00-13:00 4 –12 years In-house guests only – RSVP Al Waha Banyan Tree Al Wadi Barbeque Class Learn the art of perfect barbecuing from marinades, basting meets and seafood. Surprise your loved ones with a mouthwatering feast. House drinks and snacks will be served during the class 16:00 - 17:00 RSVP Banyan Tree Al Wadi AED 150* per person


Usher in the New Year Join in the festive cheer and celebrations at Banyan Tree Al Wadi or Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach this December. With breathtaking views of sweeping desert dunes and of the Arabian Gulf, you can look forward to ushering in the New Year in style. Be entertained with a host of New Year’s Eve festivities or opt for a romantic and private countdown under the canopied ceiling of your tented villa. Welcome the New Year with celebratory cheer as the clock strikes twelve – there’s no better way to kick start a brand new year than at Banyan Tree Al Wadi.

Book the Usher in the New Year promotion with a minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights and enjoy the following inclusions: • Daily breakfast at Sands Restaurant or Al Waha Restaurant • New Year’s Eve gala dinner including house beverages during dinner at Banyan Tree Al Wadi in Al Waha or Safran Restaurant • New Year’s Day brunch in Al Waha restaurant or Sands Restaurant • 2 complimentary daily kids activity per child at Banyan Tree Al Wadi Rates start from AED 5145* per night, per villa subject to 10% service charge


Monday 31 December New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet Wine and dine and be entertained with an exciting host of New Year Eve’s entertainment including an Oud player and magician as you start your evening feasting on a sumptuous grand dinner buffet with selected beverages. 20:00 – 22:00 Al Waha Banyan Tree Al Wadi Contact Al Waha Restaurant to book in advance. Seats are subject to availability. Extravagant Thai Dining Overlooking the nature reserve’s wate ring hole at Wadi Khadeja, discover the art of gastronomy with a seven course degustation set menu at Safran, paired perfectly with an exquisite glass of wine for each serving. 20:00 – 22:00 Safran Banyan Tree Al Wadi Contact Safran Restaurant to book in advance. Seats are subject to availability.

Destination Dining Sit back and enjoy your very own Barbecue dinner under the star-lit skies with your partner, as you toast to the New Year. Your personal butler will be on hand to serve you at the private dining platform. 20:00  –  22:00 Al Wadi Dunes Banyan Tree Al Wadi Supplement rate AED 2,500+ per couple. Contact Banyan Tree Al Wadi to book in advance. Seats are subject to availability. Samar lounge and Moon bar Dance the night away counting down to the New Year’s Eve in a night of live entertainment including a five piece live band, fire dancers and much more! 22:30 – 2:00 Moon Bar and Samar Lounge Banyan Tree Al Wadi New Year’s Eve with a view This New Year’s Eve surprise your loved one with an intimate setting at the dramatic Safran Tower, your private butler will prepare a sumptuous private barbeque for two, a perfect way to bid good bye to 2013. Supplement rate AED10, 000* per couple - RSVP Safran Tower Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Above festivities are for in-house guests. For enquiries on the package, contact guest services.


Christmas Week Activities

New Year’s Eve Kids Club Programme

Entertain the little ones with an exciting week long lineup of fun and educational activities at our Kids Club. From delightful arts and craft-making lessons, handson Christmas gingerbread creations, to learning about the fascinating wildlife, there is never a dull day for the children.*

Usher in the New Year with delight as the children partake in their very own New Year’s Eve Countdown at the Kids Club! The little ones can look forward to an evening of fun and games, an exciting blockbuster movie screening and welcoming 2013 with glee in their Auld Lang Syne count down!

24 - 29 December 2013

30 December 2013 - 1 January 2014

24 December 2013 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:45 Face painting/Coloring 14:45 – 15:15 Pencil Holder Making 15:15 – 15:45 Basic archery 2 15:45 – 16:30 Movie with popcorn 16:30 – 17:00 Falcon MEWS tour

25 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:45 Face painting/Coloring 14:45 – 15:15 Ginger bread creation 15:15 – 16:30 Arrival and Photos with Santa Claus 16:30 – 17:00 Christmas Tree Coloring

26 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 15:15 Face painting/Coloring 15:15 – 16:00 Little Chef 16:00 – 16:30 Stables tour 16:30 – 17:00 Pulp Paper Art

27 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:00 – 15:45 Face painting/Coloring 15:45 – 16:00 Art & Craft 16:00 – 16:30 Accessories making 16:30 – 17:00 Falconry Mews tour

28 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:30 Face painting/Coloring 14:30 – 15:00 Basic archery2 15:30 – 16:00 Pulp Paper Art 16:00 – 16:30 Treasure hunt 16:00 – 17:00 Stables tour

29 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:30 Face painting/Coloring 14:30 – 15:30 T-shirt painting 15:30 – 16:00 Art craft 16:00 – 16:30 Gazelle feeding 16:30 – 17:00 Falcon Mews tour

* AED 100+ per child. Contact the Kids Club at Banyan Tree Al Wadi to find out more. 1 For children age 4 to 7 2 For children age 6 to 12

30 December 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:30 Face painting/Coloring 14:30 – 15:30 Paper Pulp Art 15:30 – 16:15 Pony rides 16:15 – 16:30 Origami Lesson 16:30 – 17:00 Resort tour

31 December 10:00 – 10:15 Registration 10:15 – 10:30 Face painting/Coloring 10:30 – 11:45 Mug painting 11:45 – 12:30 Origami Lesson 12:30 – 13:00 Basic archery2 19:00 – 19:15 Registration 19:15 – 20:00 Face painting 20:00 – 21:00 T-shirt painting 21:00 – 22:00 Games 22:00 – 23:00 Movie with popcorn 23:00 – 00:00 Welcoming 2013 with games and gift giving.

1 January 2014 14:00 – 14:15 Registration 14:15 – 14:30 Face painting 14:30 – 15:30 Little chef 15:30 – 16:30 Movie time 16:30 – 17:00 Treasure hunt

AED 150+ per child. Children under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Babysitting services are chargeable at AED 50+ per child per hour


For all reservations and enquiries, please contact guest service for further assistance. All prices are in UAE Dirhams and subject to 10% service charge.

Al Mazraa  PO Box 35288  Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. Tel: +971 7 206 7777  FAX: +971 7 243 5000  Email: alwadi@banyantree.com banyantree.com Festive experiences valid until 1 January 2014.


Festive experiences for the senses