Festive Seasons in Dubai: Christmas Market around the city
I love so much to spend my holidays in the city: everywhere you can find Christmas market, with so beautiful decorations. Big Xmas Tree, Santa Claus’s Station, polar bears and frosty puppies and you can play with snowballs in proper area. Don’t forget to donate toys and dresses to help the poor people, joining all the initiatives around the Mall. My team and I, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Festive Seasons: enjoy with you dearest one (family, friends and puppies) 😉
Festive Village at Atlantis The Palm
Cancel those tickets to North Pole, as it’s making its way to Dubai. Taking refuge at Poseidon’s Court in front of the Ambassador Lagoon, this winter wonderland will give you the chills. From traditional cakes, mince pies and cookies to decadent gift hampers and gingerbread houses, one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels will undergo a massive festive makeover. Expect glitter tattoos, a chocolate river (no fish spotted) and a visit from Santa.
Free. Dec 1-Jan 7, 9am-11pm.
Souk Festival at Madinat Jumeirah
Not all markets have to be about shopping. This al fresco event in the modern souk has a selection of rides including slides, bungee jumping and trampolines. There will also be an “ice rink”, and the North Pole train, of course. If you’re after some nibbles, look forward to roasted chestnuts, gingerbread treats and warm mulled beverages.
Free. Dec 17-27, Sun-Thu 3pm-1am; Fri-Sat noon-1am.
St Regis Winter Garden Market
Set in the St. Regis Dubai’s impressive Versailles Gardens, this upmarket, erm, market, is new to the city. There are all kinds of family friendly activities, Christmassy F&B and gifts up for grabs and on top of that, Santa arrives in a Bentley every day! There’s also a DJ on Fridays and a live band playing on Saturdays.
Dec-14-31 Open daily.
Dubai Winter Festival at Media City Amphitheatre
The Media City Amphitheatre will be transformed for Christmas, with activities including snowman building, a princess show, carols, a pantomime, a winter market, grotto, snow area, pizza making, gingerbread house decorating and a fun fair.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, December 8 to 10, 4pm to 10pm. Tickets from Dhs50.