Brunch at The Palace

img_7168Emirates Palace is without doubt my favourite hotel in Abu Dhabi.  There are many beautiful hotels in the UAE, but for me Emirates Palace is magical.  The Palace sits on 1 million square metres of land comprising of  302 deluxe luxury rooms including 92 suites.  The hotel has 2000 staff members from 50 different countries and boasts 1002 chandeliers, 755 plasma screen TV’s, 2 spas, a 1.3km stretch of Abu Dhabi’s beach and  2 helipads.  For the month of December it was also home to the most beautiful Christmas tree I’ve ever seen!

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D and I were lucky enough to have some family visiting for Christmas so we decided to do a festive Bruch at the Palace on Friday 23rd of December.  The weather was beautiful and with our guests arriving in from a very cold UK, I thought that Las Brisas was the perfect venue for their first Abu Dhabi brunch experience.  img_7184The food was incredible!  Fresh lobster, rib eye steak, sushi, crab, roast turkey, freshly cooked pasta with your choice of sauce and ingredients, Indian curries and of course an outstanding dessert section!

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There was also a travelling oyster station where the lovely girls from The Oyster Elite Company come to your table side, shuck the oyster by hand and then prepare it with your choice of sauce. img_7226

We really enjoyed talking with the lovely Tissy from Oyster Elite, who brought the concept from her native Netherland’s to the UAE and runs the company here.

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After brunch we took a long stroll along the beach and around the hotel, the grounds are vast and its a lovely way to finish off 4 hours of rich eating and drinking.  I can’t wait to return to Las Brisas for brunch when we have more guests over in February.  I think its the perfect brunch venue for a special occasion.

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During the month of December Las Brisas at  Emirates Palace were running a special promotion, if you booked the non alcohol brunch packages for 290 AED you got a free upgrade to the ‘hops and grapes’ package which includes not just wine and beer but all cocktails and house spirits also.  The only thing not included is bubbles which is available for 480AED.

The special promotion has been extended to the end of January 2017.  Brunch starts at 12.30 and finished at 4.00pm.