Christmas Tree Lightings in Abu Dhabi 2018 |

The Biggest Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies To See In Abu Dhabi

Surround yourself with Christmas spirit in the capital of the UAE

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27 November 2018

Last updated on 24 July 2019
Christmas tree

Christmas is around the corner

And we cannot be more elated!

Thanksgiving is officially over and as the calendar turns into the 1st of December, the jolly spirit of Christmas will descend upon us.

Whether you’re back at home or in the UAE, Christmas can be made special thanks to friends and family.

It also helps when the country you’re in gears up for the festive season as well, giving you loads of options to celebrate this Christian holiday.

SEE ALSO: Christmas Markets and Events in Dubai 2018

And thankfully, the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, is going in full gear towards the Christmas season – with Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas dinners, Christmas markets and more.

Residents in Abu Dhabi will be singing jolly songs all the way to the New Year.

And don’t worry – we won’t judge how OTT you can be this Christmas.

So to help you celebrate this year’s Christmas season in the desert, we’ve compiled a list of marvellous Christmas tree lightings ceremonies in Abu Dhabi.

1. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Christmas in the capital would not be the same if one of the most iconic hotels in Abu Dhabi did not participate in this festive season.

The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi will definitely have all the Christmas decorations that will make you feel right at home.

You can also feed your Christmas hunger by indulging in many dining options at the hotel

This event is free to attend.

2. Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi

This is one Christmas tree lightning you don’t want to miss, grab your friends and family and head on over to Dusit Thani for all the Christmas goodness.

This Abu-Dhabi based hotel is hosting a Christmas tree lighting with a choir singing ceremony that will send goosebumps down your spine.

And for all of you who reside in Dubai, Dusit Thani in DXB has lots of festive options for you too – celebrate Christmas a little different by trying out an Asian inspired Christmas theme at 24TH St

This event is free to attend.

When? December 12 from 6pm.

3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

The fanciest of them all is the Christmas tree lighting at the Emirates Palace in December.

Christmas candle lights, songs, and a huge Christmas tree are all the goodies you’ll be enjoying this special holiday.

This event is free to attend.

When? December 9 from 7pm.

4. Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi

Le Royal Meridien hotel has got to be a popular venue amongst Abu Dhabi residents and all those who are regulars to this hotel are in luck.

Friends and family members are invited to celebrate this wonderful festive time at this Abu Dhabi hotspot with a special Christmas tree switch-on ceremony.

This event is free to attend.

When? December 4 from 6pm.

5. Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Yas Hotel just dominated the F1 race in the capital but now residents have another reason to celebrate at the venue.

Guests are invited to witness a grand Christmas tree lighting at Yas hotel – and Christmas goers are in for a treat as the hotel has been newly rebranded.

This event is free to attend.

When? December 6 from 6pm.

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