Christmas is Near, Dubai hosts a number of fun and festive events
In other words, it’s legit. Soon it will be Christmas. Presents have been stashed in closets, Christmas trees have been set up in the break room, and an air of euphoric holiday glee permeates the workplace.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and here are some of the best things to do in Dubai.
We’ve had some of the most joyous Christmases in Dubai by participating in a snowy fun run and exploring the city’s many Christmas markets.
OUR TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN DUBAI.
SPEND SOME TIME AT THE HOLIDAY MARKET IN MADINAT JUMEIRAH
The Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market will reopen on December 15 and run through December 30 in Dubai. There will be delicious holiday fare and drinks, as well as several exciting activities for the kids to enjoy. It’s the best way to get in the mood for some merrymaking around the holiday tree.
WINTERFEST’S OUTDOOR CINEMATIC EXTRAVAGANZA
This week, one of our favorite fanzines is transitioning into a film zone so that we can make the most of the beautiful winter weather. You and your family may watch Elf or Die Hard on the big screen at The Michiganite as part of their annual Winter fest. Visitors can relax on the bean bags and snack on free popcorn while watching the film. The first showing begins at 8:00 p.m., and there will be a second showing at 10:00 p.m., and both times, tickets are Dhs50 and are redeemable. The doors open at 5 o’clock if you want to take it all in before the show starts.
IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN SKI DUBAI
A white Christmas in the middle of the desert? That’s just typical of Dubai. From December 1-25, you can have a taste of winter at Ski Dubai. Santa’s grotto hours are from noon to 2:30, from 3:30 to 6, and from 7 pm to 9 pm daily. On the icy slopes, you may warm yourself with complimentary hot chocolate. Discover the available activities and costs
SANTA CLAUS AND HIS ELVES VISIT DEIRA CITY CENTRE
City Centre Deira is home to many joyous events perfect for celebrating the holiday season. All children are welcome to visit Santa in his grotto from 4 to 9 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., they can drop off a letter in the merry mailbox for him to deliver to the North Pole. Santa’s elves will be hosting an art and craft session from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for two children per family who spend Dhs300.
DECEMBER’S FERRARI WORLD CELEBRATION
Stay in awe as you tour one of the world’s most prestigious theme parks, Ferrari World, in Dubai. Located on Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the city’s most popular attractions. It’s the first theme park to bear the Ferrari name, and it holds the record for the largest space theme building ever built. The Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest crazy ride, can be found in the recreation complex as well.
THE FAIRMONT THE PALM
The Fairmont The Palm serves a scrumptious Christmas breakfast. There will be roasts of all kinds, including turkey, and all of your favorite Christmas pastries to enjoy with the meal. Even better, there will be a live presentation of a Christmas play for you to enjoy. The Falcons’ Kids Club is a great place for children to have fun and meet Santa Claus.
HABTOOR PALACE IN DUBAI
Every year in December, Habtoor Palace in Dubai hosts one of the city’s most well-known Christmas markets, complete with a wide selection of delectable culinary options, entertaining activities for kids, and excellent Christmas shopping. It’s a great place to spend the holidays in Dubai.
BAB AL SHAMS RESORT
If you’re seeking for a special place to spend Christmas in Dubai, consider Bab Al Shams. Here in Dubai, during a truly amazing Christmas event, you can indulge in some of the best Christmas treats you’ve ever tasted. Let me take you to a place where it seems like winter even though you’re in the middle of the desert!
THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS IS ALSO A TIME OF WORSHIP
Finally, several different churches are available for individuals who need a peaceful place to reflect. Despite the United Arab Emirates’ status as a predominantly Muslim nation, practically every Christian denomination can be accommodated in Dubai.
Devoted Christians won’t have any trouble finding a place to participate in reverent worship in Dubai, as the city is home to a wide variety of Christian congregations.
SEASONAL DUBAI GARDEN GLOW
Even though it’s not strictly a holiday-themed event, Dubai Garden Glow is a must-see if you’re in the area around Christmastime and are looking for a truly enchanting evening out.
If you’re looking for a warm somewhere to spend the winter but you don’t want to lose out on the holiday cheer, Dubai might be the place for you!!
FREE NIGHTTIME PERFORMANCES IN DUBAI
These celebrations take place all year round, but they take on an extra special significance during the holiday season and make for a fantastically inexpensive night out in Dubai:
See when and where to catch the nightly Burj Lake Fountains Show and Burj Khalifa LED Light show in front of Dubai Mall. The show begins at 6:00 p.m.
Find out about the IMAGINE Dubai Light and Laser Show at Dubai Festival City, as well as its daily times.
Every day at 6 o’clock in the evening, the Palm Jumeirah fountains at The Pointe begin their nightly display.
Although Christmas is not a national holiday in Dubai, the city’s vast expat community and visiting visitors nonetheless put on a festive show.
What, therefore, can you anticipate from a Christmas spent in Dubai, except from the fact that stores will be open as usual on Christmas Eve (and Christmas Day!! )