With the arrangements for Christmas celebrations going on in full swing, Dubai is presenting you with a wide range of festive events for the winter season. In this article, we will have a look at the best places in Dubai to enjoy the festive season with your friends and family.
Where else to start with other than the snowy white setting that gives you the perfect Christmas ambiance! Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates awaits you with a wide range of festive activities. You and your family can meet Santa and his elves and enjoy the signature hot chocolate. The 40 feet tall Christmas tree and the carols performed by the live choir provide you with the best ever Christmas celebration. Children will be given gifts and of course, a photo with Santa. You can also enjoy your breakfast with the Santa from 8 to 10 in the morning on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from December 1 to 24. You will have a complementary breakfast dish and a beverage from the grand menu on each ticket. You will also have a souvenir photo with each ticket!
The magical Winter Garden in the Habtoor Palace is open for visitors from November 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. The Winter Garden will entertain you with various fun activities like multi-month pop-up features stalls, international street food, and local favorites up to the end of March 2022. The place is actually a winter wonderland for you to enjoy with your friends and family, open daily from 5 pm to 12 am. Children are going to love the Winter Garden with Christmas carols, acrobats, street artists, a dedicated play area, and the Santa himself!
The Ripe Market
The Ripe Market at the Academy Park has transformed into a fully festive market in the Christmas season. The Ripe Market is open from November 26 to December 25 on Fridays and Saturdays. You can enjoy a great family time by visiting Santa’s grotto, gingerbread decorating, wreath-making workshops, and much more! The Ripe Market provides you with wide shopping options for real Christmas trees, gifts, food, and beverage stalls, etc. With the live festive music, you will surely love the ambiance here.
Times Square Center
The Times Square Center will excite your family with a complete Christmas experience from December 8 to January 2. You can visit Santa Claus’s grotto, have a photo with the Santa while sitting in a traditional sleigh and let your children write Christmas letters. There is also a Floating Toy Factory from where children can get lovely toys made from plastic waste. You can also apply your creativity with Mrs. Claus in here arts and crafts section. You will be amazed to see the grand Christmas tree made from plastic waste collected from the oceans.
The Dubai Opera
The Dubai Opera Big Band is coming up with the greatest sing-along festive event on December 21 and 22. The event features a wide variety of Christmas songs like Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, Winter Wonderland, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Feliz Navidad, and many more! The 25-piece band will entertain and excite you with the perfect festive ambiance with their afternoon matinee and evening performances.
Theatre of Digital Art
The Souk Madinat Jumeirah theatre of Digital art has come up with a Christmas-themed digital show of an engaging and realistic Christmas scene. Children will love it here with festive workshops, live actors, and the extraordinary 15-minute narrative with lollipop trees, glittering palaces, and snow-covered forests.
As we have seen, Dubai is all set to welcome you for an ultimate festive experience in the post-covid scenario. Make sure you make the best out of it!