Our Craft Fair in Dubai will include a local crafter's market (perfect for Christmas shopping), kids' activities, food, drinks, and festive fun!
12 November 2020| Last updated on 29 November 2020
We've got your one-stop event for gifts, meet and greet Santa, and festive treats this year
With just weeks to go until Christmas in Dubai, the time is already ticking down for you to buy lots of gifts for friends and family.
This year, we're making holiday shopping for your loved ones easier than ever. Why not leave the mall crowds behind and celebrate the festive season while picking up some one-of-a-kind finds!
Enjoy all of the perks of a holly jolly Christmas in Dubai by visiting the ExpatWoman Craft Fair. This year will see the return of our hugely popular Crafter's Market, socially distanced Santa experience, and a whole host of kids' activities.
Happening on December 12 at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, the festive event is here to keep all the holiday fun rolling in the emirate.
The event will be held in strict adherence to the UAE's COVID-19 precautionary measures. Social distancing will be maintained.
Important details to remember
- When: Saturday 12th December, 2020
- Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, near Arabian Ranches,
- Time: 10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m
- Location Map: Click here
Entertainment & activities
Check out what's happening throughout the day so you don't miss any of the festive fun! From a meet and greet with Santa and horse riding for children to Christmas craft markets and a live polo match, there is something to satisfy all visitors, big or small.
Make your Craft Fair morning more magical than ever with adorable ponies, perfect for everybody.
Post your letters to Santa
Children are invited to post a letter to Santa Claus. At our Craft Fair, you'll find letter templates that kids can easily fill out and pop into Santa's postbox for him to pick up before he heads back to the North Pole.
Mini petting zoo
Animals are adorable, we all know this. The younger ones can feed some friendly animals while mummy and daddy stroll between the various stalls.
As the reindeer were busy preparing for their ride with Santa, they sent us their cousins to show kids around the fair, where the magic of the holiday season comes to life.
Live polo match
We ho-ho-hope you won't miss out on this. We're winding down from the day with a live polo match at 4 p.m on the dot, complete with an All Day Happy Hour starting from AED 25!
Santa Claus meet-and-greet
Each year, we like to give little ones the chance to get their Christmas lists to Santa early - and after a whirlwind of a year, we hope to help close off 2020 on a positive note for them.
Kids will be able to safely meet the main man himself to share their Christmas wishes... And they'll walk away with a gift, too!
Christmas shop in our Fabulous Festive Craft Fair
We're proud to partner with some of the most talented artisans and boutiques in the city, who help to bring you a diverse and unique shopping experience at our fair. You'll be spoilt for choice with a wide array of one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking-fillers for everyone on your list.
Mega discounted toy sale
Save your dirhams and leave the festive shopping to us with our mega discounted toy sale.
Refreshments and food on the day
Visitors to our Craft Fair can enjoy a relaxed meal or beverage at the polo club with Sella, the Dubai Polo Bar, or Splash Pool Bar. Plus, there will be an All Day Happy Hour starting from AED 25!
...and loads more to be announced!
Where to find the Craft Fair in Dubai
We'll be at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club near Arabian Ranches, Dubai. There's plenty of parking available, and it's just a short distance for residents located in Dubai Sports City, Motor City, Arabian Ranches, Al Barsha, and other nearby areas.
Frequently asked questions
- Photography and video on the day
We'll have members of the ExpatWoman team taking photos and videos for the purposes of sharing on social media, so if you do not wish to be included, please just let a member of the EW team know when you arrive.
- Will there be parking?
Yes there will be, but it's limited so we advice getting there early to secure your parking space.
- Can I bring my children?
Of course you can! Absolutely, children are very welcome to this event. Plus, it'll be their chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, so definitely bring them!
- Can I bring my pet(s)?
We're sorry, you can't bring your household pet to our event.
- Can I buy refreshments at the event?
Yes of course, there will be a restaurant and bars available to all who attend throughout the event.
- Will there be handmade crafts or products to buy?
That's the main highlight of our festive Craft Fair! Browse the fantastic work of UAE crafters on the event and you might even pick up a fantastic new Christmas decoration for your abode or the perfect gift to give this Christmas.
- Is there an entrance fee to attend the event?
Absolutely not! Entrance is free on the day, so there's no excuse not to bring everyone.
**If you wish to get involved as a crafter or vendor, please ensure you arrange this in advance by clicking to contact below or emailing [email protected]**
- Do I need to pre-register to attend?
Nope! There's no need to pre-register, just turn up on the day.
- What are the opening times?
Our Craft Fair will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m to 5 p.m!
- Is this a female only event?
Absolutely not, bring your husbands and your sons, your brothers and your father! We know they all secretly love ExpatWoman anyway...
- Is it an indoor or outdoor event?
This event is completely outdoors. Toilets are located inside the polo club.
- Will there be first aid on-site if needed?
Yes of course, we aim to ensure the safety of all visitors joining us on the day and the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club's first aid services will be on hand should you need them.
If you have any inquiries or would like to participate as a crafter, please click to contact below!