Best things to do in Dubai during Christmas

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Best things to do in Dubai during Christmas

Christmas is the fabulous part of the year and Dubai is a perfect holiday destination for celebrating Christmas. People from across the world travel to Dubai to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s eve. The city fireworks, Christmas markets, events and concerts are worth visiting the incredible Dubai.

The Dubai city will be lit up with a festive spirit during Christmas, famous buildings, Christmas trees, dining outlets, malls, stores, colorful lightings, decorations, and popular leisure will become the center of attraction for the tourists. 

To make things easier, we’ve prepared a Dubai Christmas guide including some of the best things to do in Dubai during Christmas that includes details of shopping, dining, Christmas markets, and exciting activities, so that you can enjoy Christmas at its best.

Christmas Shopping

Dubai’s Christmas Markets offer plenty of options to buy some unique gifts with an authentic Christmas shopping experience and most importantly, grab the biggest ever shopping deals in Dubai.

Dubai’s Christmas markets

#Bab Al Shams

The festive market Bab Al Shams will begin from 6 PM to 10 PM every day between December 12 and December 20. Here you can pick up some really unique gifts. A huge Christmas tree will make the Bab Al Shams market worth visiting. The entry changes for adults is free and It’s Dhs50 for kids, redeemable against food and drinks.

Location:-Al Qudra Road, Opposite Endurance City – Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

#Radisson RED

Want to begin Christmas celebrations as soon as possible? You don’t need to wait much longer, A festive market is arriving at Dubai’s Silicon Oasis at the end of November. Head to the Christmas fair at Radisson RED and enjoy plenty of local shops selling a wide range of products including Beach Box UAE, Desert Runway, The Gloe Company, and Shea Good, and more. Visiting Radisson RED Christmas Market is the perfect time to make an amazing start on your Christmas shopping.

Location:- Dubai Digital Park – Dubai Silicon OasisIndustrial Area – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

dubai christmas markets

#Seva Experience, Jumeirah Beach Road,

This healthy spot commenced as Life N One café, which is a great place for peace and serenity in Jumeirah and it’s converting into a Christmas festive market for the tourists. You can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere while scanning dozens of vendor stalls where ethically-sourced products will bring a festive twist. You will find a wide range of bracelets, belts, bags, natural skin care products in this Christmas Market. The amazing live performances will calm your nerves and evict any Christmas stress.

Location:- Jumeirah Beach Road, 27B Street, Villa 5/1B Jumeirah 1, Postcode: 413752 – Dubai

#Studio One

The first-ever Studioville Festive Market will begin on December 12 from 10 AM to 7 PM. Here you can enjoy various stalls, grab last-minute gifts, and enjoy an amazing Christmas day out with your friends and family. Good news for the kiddos! There will be free pizza for them and fun-filled workshops to keep the little ones distracted and entertained, while you check out the stalls for gifts.

Location:- Dubai Studio City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

#Turkish Bazaar, Butcha and Babaji, City Walk Dubai

In this Christmas-themed Turkish bazaar, you can expect Turkish ice cream, Turkish coffee, have great fun with the metal rod pounding, artisan products for sale, entertaining kids activities like paintball, face painting, and many more. Take your kids along, feed them at various eateries while taking advantage of various offers. And the great news is, it’s free to attend.

Location:- Al Safa St – Al Wasl – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

#The Ripe Market, Academy Park, Dubai

Festive fun will be abundant for everyone visiting The Ripe Market. Kiddos can meet Santa, get engaged in gingerbread making, and participate in Christmas workshops. Adults can look at various stalls offering unique gifts, artistic products, and homemade trinkets, buy a real Christmas tree, enjoy a tree lighting ceremony in the afternoon, and many more. 

Location:- Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al SufouhAl Sufouh 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

#Queen Elizabeth 2 winter wonderland

This floating Christmas market is held at Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner. Here you can find a unique collection of hand-made crafts, arts, and exclusive Christmas gifts, live music, and live cooking stations.

Upcoming Christmas Events and Activities in Dubai

Date Event Venue
04 Dec 2020 Bingo All The Way DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay
10 Dec 2020 Christmas Jumper Party McGettigan’s, Dubai
24 Dec 2020 Christmas Eve at McGettigans Souk Madinat McGettigan’s, Dubai
24 Dec 2020 Christmas & New Years Eve Parties at FIVE Palm Jumeirah FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
11 Dec 2020 Christmas Family Festival and Tree Lighting at the QE2 The QE2 Dubai
04 Dec 2020 Jingle Bell Brunch McGettigan’s, Dubai
04 Dec 2020 Festive Afternoon Tea in Aspen Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates Dubai
24 Dec 2020 Goldin Christmas Eve at Soho Grill SOHO Bar & Grill, Dubai
25 Dec 2020 Goldin Christmas at MasterChef the TV Experience MasterChef, the TV Experience, Dubai
25 Dec 2020 Christmas Brunch The H Dubai

Christmas events in dubai


Christmas Dining in Dubai

Dubai offers a plethora of options to enjoy a splendid Christmas brunch/dinner. Below are a few options you can consider for Christmas:

  1. Social by Heinz Beck

AED 400 (only food), AED 600 (grape pairing)

  1. Cabana- Mediterranean Restaurant

AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages)

  1. Atmosphere

AED 999 (6-course menu with a glass of champagne), AED 1450 (6-course menu with wine pairing), AED 899 (5-course menu with a glass of champagne), AED 1450 (5-course menu with wine pairing)

  1. Fogo De Chao

AED 469 (full Churrasco package)

  1. Armani/Ristorante

AED 399 per person

  1. Ewaan

AED 350 (soft drinks), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (premium bubbly)

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  1. La Farine

AED 250 per couple

  1. Positano

AED 195 (soft drinks)

  1. Distillery

Day Brunch: AED 149 (women), AED 249 (men)

Night Brunch: AED 249 per person

  1. Prime68

AED 495 (house beverages), AED 250 (aged 6-11)

Please make a prior booking to avoid last-minute issues. The above-mentioned prices are subject to change. 

Apply for Dubai Visa to celebrate Christmas 2020 in style and enjoy Dubai’s Christmas markets.