Tree of Joy Is Back At the Oberoi, Dubai

Tree of Joy Is Back At the Oberoi, Dubai

Second season of “Tree of joy” – an annual Oberoi, Dubai event in collaboration with Artezaar ( ) took place on 07th December, 2021 at Terrace Garden. The Tree of Joy event was inaugurated on 7th December by Mr. Andreas Wegner – Deputy Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Yoga deck – which has a backdrop of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

This was our second year of the Tree of Joy celebrations, and we could not be happier. We brought 30 students of German International School, aged 4 – 7 years, to paint their favorite festive characters with teachers from, and decorate Christmas cookies with Oberoi Chefs. Our star Pastry Chefs, who are known for their culinary master skills, were delighted to share their secret ingredients and above all, their preparations.

Our chefs:

Chef Rajeev Krishnan:

Chef Rajeev philosophy: Elegant, clean palate, and enticing are the pillars of his work. He has won a gold medal and was adjudged as “The Creator of the Best Dessert” in the 5th IFOWS Culinary Cup, held from 16th to 18th January 2008 (India International Food and Wine Show). 

Chef Amita Patole:

Amita graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris- 2016. Amita loves to explore the creative combination through her mentor Chef Jean Francois Deguignet’s guidance. Her experience with Eric Kayser, Paris gave her that confidence and belief. She aspires to be the best Lady Pastry Chef in the Mena region.

 Chef Nabendu Manna: Nabendu loves to create artisan bread, viennoiserie, handcrafted chocolates, and a hand-on approach for French and Italian desserts. His passion for pastry has been acquired through various pastry courses with French chefs. Christmas is the best time of the year that reflects his true artistic approach towards his craft. 

Mr. Karim Bizid, General Manager of The Oberoi, Dubai expresses his happiness for this wonderful Tree of Joy Celebration. ‘At The Oberoi Dubai, we are always delighted to support upcoming young child artists and bakers as they express their love and happiness for this festive season. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season filled with sparkles of joy and love. Merry Christmas to you and your family!’

Mr. Andreas Wegner – Deputy Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany expressed his joy whilst interacting with the children. ‘It was amazing to see the kids decorating cookies and painting their beautiful Christmas art pieces. We congratulate Chefs of The Oberoi Dubai and the teachers of in making this such a successful event.’

Ms. Inga Rehbein – Head of Primary, German International School expressed – Thank you to The Oberoi Dubai for inviting the children to come and experience Christmas in a beautiful setting. This is a memory the children will treasure for years to come.’

‘At, we simply love empowering kids through art. We are grateful to the management of The Oberoi Dubai for partnering with us and we are excited to see the paintings come alive on the Tree of Joy! Says Ms Leena Kewlani, Co-Founder of (  

About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts:

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of service, luxury, and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-around excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades. A distinctive feature of the Group’s hotels is their highly motivated and well-trained staff that provides exceptionally attentive, personalized, and warm service. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world.

The Oberoi, Dubai hotel is located in the business district of Downtown, Dubai always strives to work together with the community to provide unique and local experiences. We, as a hotel will ensure strict safe & hygienic conditions during the event on 16th January, and the event is by invite only. To know more about Oberoi Hotels and Resorts safety and hygiene conditions:      

Discover our upcoming festive offers! Welcome the holiday spirit & reveal the magic of Oberoi:

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