Best Places For Christmas Celebrations In Dubai

Best Places For Christmas Celebrations In Dubai

Places to visit in Dubai for Christmas 2018
Christmas Celebrations in Dubai 2018
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Christmas weaves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
– Norman Vincent Peale

No words can capture the feeling and the excitement that Christmas, the special festival evokes among kids and adults alike, all over the world! Some call it the best time of the year, while others describe the experience as sheer magic. Not only do we agree to that, but we also want to spread the festive cheer by sharing with you the best places to celebrate Christmas in Dubai.

Dubai is lined-up with plenty of exciting events in December 2018 including Christmas markets, exciting Christmas parties, attractive shopping, and food discounts leading up to New Year’s Eve. Check out some of the best places in Dubai where you can bask in the festive spirit of Christmas and have a wonderful time- of-the-year with family and friends.

Where to celebrate Christmas in Dubai

Dubai Christmas Markets 2018

Dubai Festival City Mall Festive Market


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Enjoy the festive Christmas market in Dubai Festival City Mall where the word is that Santa Clause is flying into the mall by helicopter. Santa is going to bring loads of gifts and spread them at the mall’s Christmas market. There is a large Christmas tree, Christmas carols, charming artificial snowfall, plenty of food stalls and entertainment shows.

Dates – 6th to 25th December 2018

Time – Daily 5:50 PM Onwards.

Address – Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City

Entry – Free

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Habtoor Palace


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Habtoor Palace is one of the trendiest Christmas markets in Dubai. The hotel has created a magical wonderland inside it’s beautiful Versailles Garden. There are plenty of fun rides, festive food, live music bands, a big Christmas tree, artificial snowfall, and Christmas carol presentation from the students of Emirates International School Kids Choir.

Dates – 4th to 21st December 2018

Time – Daily 3 PM to Midnight

Address – Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City

Entry – Free

Best Christmas offers in Dubai

Tickets for Jingle Bell Favourites at Dubai Opera


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Enjoy an amazing live performance by The London Concert Orchestra Show Band and Capital Voices Choir in Dubai Opera and be part of this wonderful concert of Christmas carols and classics. Grab the tickets for Dubai Opera’s Jingle Bell Favourites from Dhs 175 and enjoy quality entertainment, delicious festive treats and plenty of dancing and singing along with the artists.

Dates and timings – 13th December 2018: 8 PM, 14th December 2018: 11 AM, 3 PM, 8 PM, 15th December: 2 PM and 7 PM

Address: – Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

Fees – Dhs 175 onwards

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Where to spend Christmas in Dubai

Times Square Center


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Times Square Center is one of the trendiest places to visit in Dubai during Christmas 2018, thanks to its amazing shopping discounts. There are plenty of games, competitions, festival treats, stocking stuffers, snowy playground, and plenty of gifts throughout December 2018. Christmas deals include a chance to win amazing vouchers by spending Dhs 200 at any of the stores in Times Sqaure Center.

Dates – December 2018 to 8th January 2019

Time – Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM to 10 PM and Friday to Saturday: 10 AM to Midnight

Address – Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road

Entry – Free

Christmas brunch Dubai 2018

Best Christmas brunch in Dubai 2018

Al Hadheerah


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This amazing desert restaurant is offering delicious Middle Eastern fares from it’s ten live cooking stations. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, dancers and musicians and a horse show.

Dates – December 20th to 27th 2018 

Time – 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Address – Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Al Qudra Road

Prices – Dhs520 (soft drinks) and Dhs260 (kids 5-12)

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Best Christmas deals Dubai

Best Christmas Dinner 2018



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Enjoy the trendiest Christmas dinner 2018 in the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa. The stylish Armani Mediterraneo restaurant is offering a full festive dinner buffer in the swanky and stylish Armani Hotel.

Dates – December 25th 2018

Time – 6 to 10 PM

Address – Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Prices – Dhs350 (soft drinks) and Dhs500 (house beverages)

Best Christmas Lunch 2018

Bread Street Kitchen + Bar


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Savour a delicious Christmas lunch in Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants – Bread Street Kitchen and Bar. Part of Atlantis The Palm, this English style restaurant will offer traditional main course, appetisers, and deserts.

Dates – December 25th 2018

Time – 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Address – Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Prices – Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs105 (kids)

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