During the Christmas season here, many people attended Christmas themed activities in Dubai
With the Christmas season just around the corner, why not start having a look at the Christmas themed activities coming to Dubai this Winter
1. Habtoor Palace Christmas Market
The Habtoor palace hotel is hosted a festive Christmas market from 4 to 21 December 2018.
The market featured a huge range of festivities including, carols in the hotel’s Versailles Gardens, rides for the kids and plenty of traditional German Christmas food specialties.
The market ran from 3p to Midnight every day with an exciting appearance from Santa from 7 to 11p where he was joined by his Elves.
Also, there was a snow zone for children to play in, alongside a gingerbread making station.
On the 1st night of the market, as Habtoor Palace is turning on their Christmas tree lights with the added joy of falling snow, topped off with carol singing by a local school’s choir. This is an annual Christmas event.
2. Christmas concert at Dubai Opera
If Christmas music is more your thing, the Dubai Opera is hosting its annual festive music concerts. These performances will occur in the morning, midday and evening accompanied by festive treats and many a chance for a singalong. The 1st performance was on 13 December
and it ran until 15 December. It was a big success.
3. Christmas tree lights at Irish village
If hot beverages and homemade mince pies appeal to you, then you will not want to miss out on the annual lighting of the Irish village Christmas tree. This event was held on 3 December with the lights switch on between 7 and 10m. Many people enjoyed this event and stayed around for the Irish village 12 Days to Christmas countdown where a 3 course meal is available every day from 12 M to 11p.
4. Burj Khalifa NYE
If you missed them last year, or you thoroughly enjoyed the last one, make sure to tag along to this new year’s fireworks at the Burj Khalifa.
“Emaar is gearing up for yet another spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration that will feature several amazing new elements in addition to spectacular fireworks, returning this year by popular demand,” the company said in a statement.
5. The Night Before Christmas, Madinat Theatre
This production of ‘The Night Before Christmas ran on 7 and 8 December. It showed the story of a mouse who sets off on a Christmas journey to find out why only humans celebrate Christmas.
6. Cirque de Cuisine, Atlantis
This was a 1-time only event on 6 December, 7 to 11p, providing your family with a chance to experience a unique gourmet dining experience through all of the highly regarded restaurants in the Atlantis and finishing up at The Lost Chambers Aquarium for dessert. Attendees were accompanied by Santa and his Elves to dinner.
7. The Nutcracker, Dubai Opera
This performance of the Nutcracker and I was held on 12 December, the show filled with the great works of Tchaikovsky’s ballet music which incorporates many different types of dancing. See it next year if you missed it.
8. WAFI Santa’s grotto
Santa’s yearly visit to Dubai is almost upon us and he is making an appearance at the WAFI.
This one is perfect for the kids, who will receive a cuddly toy and other goodies. This will be on daily from 9am to 10p until 24 December , then Santa needs to get to work.
9. JA Hotels Christmas events
Hatta Fort hotel, JA Bateaux, Ja Ocean view and Jebel Ali beach resort are hosting various events leading up to Christmas this year.
This includes, tree lightings, Christmas eve and Christmas day events as well as some New Year’s eve festivities. Prices vary depending on what you do, however, the tree lighting events are all free.
This is a great chance for your family to get in the Christmas spirit.
10. MOE Ski Dubai
If you want to get a feel for what Christmas is like in the cold, then try visiting Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates.
This is a chance for you, your family and friends to go skiing, snowboarding, or even play in the snow park or visit the penguins.
To warm up, you can visit the Saint Moritz café in the middle of the slope and enjoy a Swiss hot chocolate.
By Ben Welham
Paul Ebeling, Editor
Have a Happy Christmas!