Festive Activities in Dubai this Christmas

Tue, 17 Dec, 2019

As a multicultural city, Dubai is blessed with something special for everyone, and with Christmas just around the corner, we felt it would be helpful to compile a list of the best festive activities in Dubai for you and your loved ones to enjoy during the holidays! 

#1 Christmas Shopping at Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

Where: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
When: December 13th – December 28th 

The popular market made its debut last year and is back by popular demand! Gingerbread house & cookie decorating, a live band, visits from Santa Clause and plenty of festive food and drink are on offer for 16 fantastic festive days. This is a perfect Christmas event for the whole family!

#2 Meet Santa at the Irish Village

Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
When: December 25th 

Bring your children to visit the big man himself at the Irish Village! On Christmas day, children up to 12 years old will be able to receive a special gift from Santa at Dubai’s award winning pub. There will also be a traditional Christmas buffet available for you to enjoy that includes turkey, gravy… the whole lot!

#3 Habtoor Palace Festive Garden

Where: Versailles Garden, Habtoor Palace
When: December 5th – December 24th 

The Festive Garden is a must-see and one of the best places to spend Christmas. A giant Christmas tree, a winter wonderland, visits from Santa, mini train, merry-go-round, a snow fight zone… and that’s not even all. Oh, and your pets are welcome to attend as well! 

#4 system_db Escape Game

Where: HDS Business Centre, JLT
When: Open Every Day

Check out system_db for a special day of bonding with your friends and family this Christmas! Spend an hour finding clues and solving puzzles in an immersive environment for a memorable festive outing in Dubai this Christmas!