It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... so we’ve rounded up Dubai’s most highly anticipated events to kick-start the festive fun; Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and magical Christmas markets to visit!
Check them out below and see how many you can tick off.
Get ready to start sparkly season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Palazzo Versace, head to Mosacia where you can expect unique, stunning decorations, festive activities for the kid’s and delicious Christmas treats! Plus, we heard the big guy himself might make an appearance (with gifts!)...
Palazzo Versace | 10 December | 6:00pm onwards | Tree lighting ceremony at 7:00pm
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
You don’t want to miss the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Just like everything else at the glamorous hotel, the event is set to be stunning and over the top! Take in the huge 40-foot luxury tree and make sure you arrive early to enjoy the choir before the main event!
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Palm | 10 December | 5:00pm onwards
Bab Al Shams Festive Market
The desert-themed festive market is bringing Christmas spirit to the sand dunes from 12th December. Don’t miss the chance to meet Santa or get a picture by the 40-foot Christmas tree! Not forgetting, indulge in mulled wine and delicious hot chocolate as you browse the yummy christmas treats.
Bab Al Shams Festive Market | Dec 12 - 20 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | AED 50 for children (redeemable on food and drinks), adults free |
Fairmont The Palm
Join in the Christmas cheer at Fairmont The Palm, with festive performances and carol singing to all your favourite classics! You’ll go from sand to snow as you enter the magical Christmas Show and feel like you’ve entered a winter wonderland on the Palm.
Fairmont The Palm | Dec 17 - 28 | Age 3+ require a ticket to enter the Christmas Show | Ticket prices start from AED 120