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Christmas Markets and Events in Dubai

Here's our round-up of the best Christmas markets, events and activities happening across the emirate

Posted on

27 November 2018

Last updated on 24 November 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
Christmas Markets and Events in Dubai

Discover where to shop for gifts and enjoy festive treats across Dubai…

With weeks to go until Christmas Day, now’s the time to check out some of Dubai’s most fabulously festive markets happening this year.

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From Christmas shopping, to Santa visits and even a traditional winter market – explore what the emirate has to offer this festive season and head to one of these brilliant Christmas markets in Dubai.

Christmas Market at the Dubai Opera

  • Location: Downtown Dubai
  • Dates: December 4 to 14
  • Entrance: Free

Dubai Opera's family-friendly Christmas market will run for ten whole days, giving ample time to check out all the awesome events and festive food on offer, from Christmas arts and crafts to festive goodies such as mince pies and themed hot chocolate. With the candy-making station, visit from Father Christmas, and arts and crafts activities, children won't be bored for a minute!

Christmas Festivities at The Els Club

  • Location: Dubai Sports City
  • Dates: Various
  • Bookings: Click here

The Els Club is the perfect place to visit for a fun-filled, festive vibe throughout December.

From dinners with Santa, carol singing , decorated Christmas trees as well as fantastic offers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – The Els Club is the perfect place to enjoy all the festive feels.

The festivities will begin with the club's Christmas Tree Lighting on December 12. From 7 pm to 9 pm, visitors are invited to join in the spirit of Christmas with delectable mince pies, mulled wine, gingerbread, and more.

Find out more about The Els Club's offers for Christmas and make sure you visit this popular haven for golfers, families, and expats in Dubai throughout the season.

Christmas 2019 in Dubai at The Els Club

Enjoy a fun-filled festive season at The Els Club

Festive Market at Kempinski

  • Location: Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha
  • Dates: December 3, 2019 to January 2, 2020

Located at the Aspen Lounge in the Emerald Kempinski, families can bask in the festive spirit with the most Christmassy backdrop - the snow of Ski Dubai's white slopes. Find the right Christmas present among the lovely clothes, trinkets, and treats on sale.

Festive makeover at the Ripe Market

  • Location: Dubai Academy Park
  • Dates: Every Friday this December

Celebrate the Christmas holidays with festive activities, music, goods, and goodies at the ever-popular Ripe Market. Buying a great Christmas gift won't be difficult with the abundance of vendors and themed things to do available every weekend. On top of a wreath-making workshop, gift-wrapping activities, Christmas sewing workshop, Santa meet-and-greet, and polar express ride, kids will also be entertained with the gingerbread man and house decorating activities.

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

  • Location: Airport Road, Garhoud
  • Dates: Various
  • Bookings: Click here

Promising visitors a magical, festive experience – Le Meridien is leading the festive jaunts for Christmas 2019 in Dubai and there's several festive events to enjoy from Santa’s Garden at Gourmandises for kids, to huge Christmas brunches and dinners at recognisable venues like Yalumba and Warehouse.

Not only that – you can join in all the merriment at Dubai’s favourite Irish pub, The Dubliner’s.

Discover more about the Christmas events at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre this December and make sure you take a trip to visit and join in the fun.

Christmas 2019 in Dubai at Le Meridien Hotel

Christmas celebrations at Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers

  • Location: Cluster T, Jumeirah Lake Towers
  • Dates: Various
  • Bookings: Click here

This festive season, Pullman JLT will kick off their Christmas celebrations with the Nutcracker. Families can join in on welcoming the beginning of the festivities with Pullman JLT's Christmas Tree Lighting on December 9, followed by yuletide treats, Christmas delicacies, canapes, carol singing, mulled wine, and even a visit from Santa.

Savour a delicious maple-glazed, slow-roasted, and homemade stuffed turkey from November 28 to December 31 with Pullman's fantastic turkey offers. There will also be heaps of freshly baked festive favourites, from traditional stollen bread to biscotti and shortbread - great for sharing or for treating yourself this Christmas.

Mark your calendar on December 24 for a memorable Christmas Eve dinner at Pullman JLT or gather your friends and loved ones to celebrate with the Season's Christmas Day Brunch.

Winter Wonderland Market at QE2

  • Location: Port Rashid
  • Dates: December 12 to 14

A feast for the eyes and the bellies, the QE2's weekend-long Christmas market will start with a beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting event on December 12. It's holiday vibes all around with festive caroling, a visit from Father Christmas, market stalls selling local gifts, arts, and crafts, seasonal live cooking stations, theatre shows, and Christmas dining offers.