Credit By: What’s On Dubai
Dubai is embracing the beauty of winter with entrancing displays, seasonal festivities, and family-friendly activities as the beautiful Christmas season unfolds. The metropolis has been converted into a wintry paradise, with soaring gingerbread buildings and surfing Santas. Let’s look at eight fun ways to enjoy the holiday season in Dubai.
1. Gingerbread House Dome at H Dubai:
Enter the foyer of H Dubai to see a magnificent gingerbread home that is 6 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 2 meters high. It is modeled after the famous Al Wasl Dome and perfectly captures the spirit of COP28. Throughout December, this charming show welcomes guests to marvel at its majesty and take unforgettable pictures.
2. Surfing Santa at Wild Wadi Waterpark:
Visit Wild Wadi Waterpark to see Santa tackle the wave rides at the Flowrider every day at 12 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm for a one-of-a-kind experience. At 4 pm, the park also holds the family-friendly Water Olympics, which include competitions and tasks for a memorable aquatic celebration.
3. Jumeirah Palm Beach Festive Garden:
Nakheel Mall becomes a Festive Garden with a custom Christmas tree, water features, flower arrangements, and adorable rabbit and gazelle installations. Kids may enjoy the Dubai Lights installations at West Beach, make festive decorations, and participate in arts and crafts activities.
4. Roxy Cinemas’ Holly Jolly Matinees:
Every Saturday at 2:00 pm, the Holly Jolly Matinees at Dubai Hills Mall will take you on a cinematic adventure. Christmas favorites like “The Elf” and “Home Alone” are shown at Roxy Cinemas, along with brand-new films and meet-and-greets with Santa. Savour holiday favorites such as Santa’s Special Hot Chocolate, turkey and brie sandwiches, and Christmas Spice Popcorn.
5. “Green” Christmas at The Green Planet Dubai:
Until January 7, visit The Green Planet Dubai and Nature Park to enjoy a joyous winter wonderland. Discover a Christmas tree made from recyclable materials in partnership with GEMS Education, encouraging sustainability over the holiday season amid environmentally friendly snowfall and Christmas songs.
6. Winter Market at Madinat Jumeirah:
The Madinat Jumeirah Winter Market is returned this year, with a 36-foot-tall tree, seasonal food vendors, and various family-friendly events. With its 1,750 square meter layout, live holiday music, abra rides, a Venetian carousel, a four-lane bungee, and a North Pole train, the market will surely make everyone joyful.
7. Santa’s Motorcade on Sheikh Zayed Road:
Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Santa exchanges his reindeer for an open-top vintage automobile for a memorable journey. Take pictures outside the Gevora Hotel with Santa and his jovial crew throughout the month to capture the festive mood.
8. 5D Winter Galaxy Show at the Theater of Digital Art:
Experience a 45-minute interactive winter galaxy performance at the Theatre of Digital Art in Madinat Jumeirah starting December 22. This enthralling spectacle features scientific marvels, flashing lights, and a visit from Santa, who gives attending youngsters surprises in the form of gifts. It’s a fun experience for children over four, with tickets starting at Dh300.
Dubai’s holiday offers guarantee a season full of wonder, happiness, and unforgettable festivities. In the center of this energetic city, there is something enthralling for everyone, whether it be indulging in cinematic pleasures, investigating eco-friendly projects, or taking in the allure of traditional marketplaces.
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