Here's our round-up of the best Christmas markets, events and activities happening across the emirate
27 November 2018| Last updated on 27 November 2018
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.
From Christmas shopping, to Santa visits and even a traditional German market – explore what the emirate has to offer this festive season and head to one of these brilliant Christmas markets in Dubai.
Fort Island’s Festive Market at Souk Madinat
The popular Dubai tourist attraction has confirmed its dates for its annual festive market – and for 2018, festivities will run from December 20th until December 28th.
Featuring a traditional German market with food stalls, as well as abras driven by Santa and his elves – this Dubai Christmas market is a must for all residents staying in the emirate for the Christmas period.
There’ll also be a snow zone for kids, a gingerbread house making station and a play area – and not to mention the huge Christmas tree on display!
Christmas Festivities at Pullman JLT
- Location: Cluster T, Jumeirah Lake Towers
- Dates: Various
- Bookings: Click here
This JLT hotel is the perfect place to visit for a fun-filled, festive vibe throughout December.
From brunches with Santa, Turkey offers, decorated Christmas trees as well as fantastic offers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Pullman JLT is the perfect place to enjoy all the festive feels.
Find out more about Pullman JLT’s offers for Christmas and make sure you visit this popular Dubai hotel throughout the season.
Enjoy a fun-filled festive season at Pullman JLT
Christmas Market at Reform Social & Grill
Happening for one day only – the annual Christmas market at Reform Social & Grill will arrive on December 1st from noon until 6pm.
Located in The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills, the market will be great for families to enjoy together, and will be the perfect opportunity to shop for gifts, enjoy tricks by a magician, and let the kiddies write letters to Santa before the get to meet him in person…
Winter Garden Market at Habtoor Palace
From December 4th to 21st, this Dubai hotel will be hosting a huge festive market filled with dazzling decorations and activities to enjoy. The enchanting winter wonderland will feature Christmas carols inside the hotel’s beautiful gardens, along with fun kids rides and festive food treats.
Happening daily from 3pm until midnight – plus Santa himself will visit each day at 6pm! Habtoor Palace will also be lighting its Christmas tree on the first night of the market, too.
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 2018 in Dubai. Starting with their Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 11th, there’s several festive events to enjoy.
From Santa’s Garden for kids, to huge Christmas brunches 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 Fair at Hilton Hotel & Resort JBR
Happening on November 30th and December 1st, this Christmas Fair at Hilton Hotels & Resort JBR is offering plenty of fun for the kids; including gingerbread decorating, DIY card making, garden games, bouncy castles and so much more. Kiddies can also snap a picture with Santa from 12noon daily.
La Farine at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Take a trip to La Farine’s festive market at the iconic Dubai hotel and enjoy seasonal cakes, hot chocolate, strawberry fondue, waffles and gift hampers to take home! From December 4th until 26th, 10am until 10pm daily.