Christmas in Dubai 2019: Wonderful Ways to Celebrate!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Halloween is finally over and the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner. We are as excited about the Christmas celebrations as you are! You do not need to miss any traditions in Dubai if you are here-from the snow to the food everything you need you will find here! The vibes around Dubai are no less than festive and cheerful! Christmas in Dubai is not a season, it is a feeling. A feeling of seamless joy, positiveness, and unlimited fun. So, be ready for some delightful festivities in Dubai at Christmas 2019.

All one wants for Christmas are wonderful events and Christmas markets and Dubai is definitely not the city that would disappoint anyone. For Christmas in Dubai 2019, the city is ready with things like Lights On events, Christmas shopping markets, Winter Wonderlands and many more to ring in the festive season.

It’s going to be a warm Christmas this year!

If you are someone who does not like to be cooped up inside a warm blanket with cold all around, Dubai is the perfect Christmas destination for you. The skies are clear, the weather is oh-so-amazing and the sun shines above the clouds! Drinking, partying and all that jazz is definitely on the list!

And you can celebrate Christmas at the UAE attractions without feeling cold!

Winterfest at the Ferrari World

Are you ready for UAE’s most phenomenal festive celebration? The Ferrari World 2019 welcomes you to a host of wonder-filled entertainment shows. An array of new shows and acts, Ferrari World has given us new reasons to visit one of the most sought after attractions. The Winterfest runs from 20th December 2019 to 4th January 2020. Book your Ferrari World Tickets to make the most of the Winterfest during the festive season!

Where: Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
When: Friday 20th December 2019 to Saturday 4th January 2020

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Dubai

Enjoy Christmas festivities at the Legoland Dubai. Help the Santa’s elves in building and playing, and then meeting the Santa himself. Dazzling entertainment shows, festive food, and amazing shopping deals are being organized for everyone who visits from 12th December- 7th January. This promises double the fun at Legoland. Buy Legoland tickets now so that you have a spectacular time at Christmas Bricktacular!

Where: Legoland Park, Dubai
When: Thursday 12th December 2019 to Tuesday 7th January 2020

Hey! If you want a white Christmas you can head to:

Winter Dreamland at the Ski Dubai

Finding snow in Dubai is definitely a hard thing but not impossible! You will find Christmas celebrations in a snowy haven at the Ski Dubai. It is a must-visit place when you are in the Middle East. You can obviously Ski all around the year at the Ski Dubai but during this time you will get to join in the Ski Dubai Christmas celebrations. Book your Ski Dubai tickets now so that you do not miss out on all the Christmas cheer!

Where: Ski Dubai
When: Sunday — Wednesday: 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Thursday: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

Mr. Santa…can we get some presents?

Meet Santa at the Irish Village

Children’s favorite jolly man, Mr. Santa is coming to the Irish Village Christmas day celebrations. A joyful lunch along with live festive music to make you move to that jingle bell rock. This one should definitely be on your to-do list on Christmas Day. Moreover, Santa will meet and greet all the families and hand out some amazing gifts to the little ones aged two to 12 on the event. The date of the event is 25th December from noon to 4 pm. We can’t wait!

Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai
When: Wednesday, December 25th, noon-4 pm

You can always indulge in some festive shopping!

Madinat Festive Market

Are you ready for some unlimited Christmas cheer? The Fort Island Market is back at the Madinat Jumeirah for 13 days starting from 16th December. The Madinat Christmas market is adorned with Christmassy decorations and an incredibly beautiful Christmas tree. You can enjoy traditional food, drinks, live music. Wondering what the kids can do? The kids will be having a blast in the giant snowball zone, play area, four-lane bungee jump, and gingerbread house making station. Also, take your family on an Abra ride with Santa! What an amazing Christmas feeling it would be!

Where: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah,
When: Friday, December 13th to Saturday, December 28th, from 3 pm to late Sunday to Wednesday, from 12 pm to late Thursday to Saturday

Christmas Market at JBR

The weekend-long Christmas market is returning to JBR with twenty festive stalls, gingerbread decorations, seasonal dishes and visits from our favorite man, Santa! The stalls will offer Christmas goodies and small little trinkets to fill up the socks and also decorations for the Christmas tree. Also, you can look forward to some festive treats like churros, gingerbread cookies, candy floss, and popcorn. The food options include roasted turkey roulade and beef cheese Käsekrainer hot dog and turkey ham croquettes with cranberry dipping, The market runs from 6th December to 7th December from 10 am to 4 pm and the Santa will meet you from noon until 2 pm. The JBR Christmas market is going to be extremely delightful and you are going to love it!

Where: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR, Dubai,
When: Friday, December 6th to Saturday, December 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

It’s Christmas! Lights On events are absolutely necessary!

Christmas tree lighting at Fairmont The Palm

On 9th December, the Christmas tree at the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah lights up with stunning Christmas lights. Your face is also going to light up after reading that they will also offer free treats. WOW! You will see the Santa grooving at the tunes and one of the best kids’ choirs in Dubai singing carols on the event. You can also get clicked with an entourage of Cinderella with your family. For the little ones, expect soft beverages, treats, and gingerbread making station. The elders can sip on hot chocolate and mulled grape at the Mashrabiya Lounge. Just thinking about this is making us the same happening to you?

Where: Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: Monday, December 9th, 5 pm to 7 pm.

Celebrate Christmas at the Glow Garden Dubai

Christmas is a festival of twinkling lights and glowing ambiance. If you are looking for the same in Dubai…you are in for something amazing! The Glow Garden in Dubai offers spectacular views of sculptures and displays illuminated by 10 million energy-efficient bulbs. For Christmas feels, you can visit the Ice Park that has been constructed with 5000 tons of ice! The shimmering lights and the icy cold atmosphere makes it a must-visit place during Christmas! Book your Dubai Garden Glow Tickets for unlimited fun on Christmas in Dubai 2019!

Where: Glow Garden, Dubai
When: Saturday to Thursday: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Fridays Timings.: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Winter Wonderland at the QE2

There are various events happening on the Elizabeth 2 Cruise Ship as a part of their Winter Wonderland spectacle. A grand light switch-on will be taking place on 13th December along with a choir singing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. On 14th December, a free to enter the market is being organized from 10 am to 2 pm that will have live cooking stations, stalls of handmade crafts and arts and Christmas gifts. Some peter-pan themed live entertainment, gastronomical experiences and theater shows will make you feel some serious holiday cheer and get you into a festive mood.

Where: Port Rashid, Dubai
When: Friday, December 13th to Saturday, December 14th

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Cinderella Brunch At Fairmont The Palm

Walt Disney’s favorite fictional character, Cinderella comes to the Fairmont Hotel, Palm Jumeirah for an exotic brunch. The event will be taking place on 13th December from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and as guests of the Royal Princess, you can meet all the popular characters of the tale. The Flow Kitchen will be hosting the royal feast and you can relish a variety of festive dishes. Who would not want to go when such a charming princess is inviting? We would…would you?

Where: Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: Friday, December 13th, 12.30 pm-3.30 pm

Christmas Buffet at the Burj Al Arab

Celebrate Christmas at one of the world’s most luxurious hotel with an exquisite dining experience. You will have an extraordinary buffet experience at the Burj Al Arab Tickets. Indulge in the rustic flavors of the Middle East and Europe while enjoying a poolside view on the terrace of the Bab Al Yam, Burj Khalifa. What a great way to put on some much-needed holiday weight!

Where: Bab Al Yam, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
When: Tuesday, December 24th (Dinner Buffet), 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Wednesday, December 25th (Lunch Buffet): 12:30 pm- 3 pm and 6 pm to 10:30 pm

Cirque de Cuisine at Atlantis The Palm

Why be satiated with one restaurant when you can try nine at the same time? The Atlantis, The Palm is returning with a four-hour-long mega brunch on 5th December from 7 pm to 11 pm, Cirque de Cuisine. Get ready to feel like you’re in the middle of a Christmas wonderland with a choir singing carols under a wreath arch adorned with pretty ribbons and bells. You will also find Christmas trees, spectacular fairy lights, and snow-capped street lamps. The food and the ambiance are definitely going to put you in a Christmas mood. Also, you will find elves, jugglers and magician shows to keep yourself thoroughly entertained. And if you still want more, there will be an after part at The Wave from 11:30 pm to 2:30 am. Are you ready to have some fun? Get the best Atlantis the Palm deals from Tripx Tours!

Where: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
When: Thursday, December 5th, 7 pm to 11 pm

Jingle Bell, Jingle all the way to the home of Christmas!

Christmas at the Dubai Opera House

The Christmas celebrations at the Dubai Opera House have something for everyone! From the very much adored Jingle Bell favorites making a comeback ballet, to conventional Christmas music of Handel’s Messiah followed by mesmerizing performances by National Youth Orchestra and GEMS Choir.

If that’s not enough, free for all Christmas market is being organized where you can enjoy authentic treats to some holiday shopping and some fun activities for the kids. Dubai Opera is definitely the home of Christmas celebrations in Dubai!

Dubai is one of the best countries to visit during the month of December. There are various UAE attractions that you can visit other than the ones listed above for an amazing trip to the country of record-breaking structures during Christmas! Take a trip to the UAE to celebrate the most beautiful time of the year and see the lights, the attractions, and the events spreading so much fun and cheer!



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