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Christmas Markets Dubai – ‘Celebration Is In The Air’

By Preetha Manivelan - September 8, 2020
Christmas in Dubai

Isn’t it everyone’s dream in their childhood to meet Santa and get a gift from him? Wasn’t it yours too when you were a child? That’s why Christmas is one of the most favourite festivals all over the world among kids and adults alike. For such a magical festival like Christmas, as much as we want to celebrate the best festival at its best, don’t you think how important it is to go for Christmas shopping? People get extremely excited and the streets get crowded with people buying Christmas trees, home decorations and many more. Check out the 5 Christmas markets in Dubai that are mentioned below.

It’s not always the sky-high buildings and beaches that you should visit in Dubai in December. These are also many Christmas markets that would be put up in many corners of Dubai that could literally make you feel more excited about the festival and how colourful your Christmas in Dubai can be.

Christmas gifts
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Christmas markets in Dubai

Check out the top festive markets in Dubai that you should visit to lighten up your Christmas tree and your Christmas festival too.

  1. Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market
  2. Queen Elizabeth 2 Winter Wonderland
  3. Habtoor Palace Festive Garden
  4. Dubai Opera Christmas Market
  5. Times Square Centre

1. Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

Madinat Jumeriah Festive Market in Dubai deserves to be on the first place among all others for a reason. It is one of the famous festive markets where you can find absolutely everything such as traditional food stalls, drinks, decorations and live concerts. Not just that but you have many other attractions like a play zone, bungee jump, snow area and several other tours that you can take to enjoy your time with family. Doesn’t it sound exciting? Oh, wait! Here comes the absolute Christmas ritual and definitely the best part about this festive market is the giant Christmas tree that will be placed in an amphitheatre there.

Duration and timings: 16 days from noon to midnight.
Location: Fort Island.

Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market
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2. Queen Elizabeth 2 Winter Wonderland

Queen Elizabeth 2 Winter Wonderland is indeed a wonderland. It is basically a Christmas fair on Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise and a festive market where you will have live music, cuisines and the highlight of the place which is the Christmas Tree Light Switch On event. Any Christmas market wouldn’t be complete without having a beautifully lit Christmas tree, right? While your entry to the market is completely free, you will need to pay a certain amount to enter the fair. And, about the fair, it will have a unique collection of hand-made arts and crafts, delicious food and many more.

Duration and timings: 3 days from 11 AM – 12 AM on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 AM – 3 PM on Saturdays.
Location: Queen Elizabeth 2.

3. Habtoor Palace Festive Garden

Here comes the longest-running festive market! Habtoor Palace is yet another place where you can see the best of Christmas celebrations, get along with many people and feel the real buzz of the festival. What’s special here? You will have here a giant tree and a lot of food stalls where you can get some amazing seasonal food and beverages and market stalls where you shop. Some of the highlights that you can enjoy are the Christmas tree lighting event, a snow fight zone, carnival games, a cute little train ride, bouncy slides and many more. This festive garden with its festive cheer brings Christmas in Dubai to life.

Duration and timings: 20 days from evening to noon
Location: Business Bay

4. Dubai Opera Christmas Market

To simply put it, Dubai Opera Christmas Market is one market that is full of celebrations and performances. If you have been searching for the best Christmas markets in Dubai, then you would have surely come across this famous market. You will be surrounded by some party people enjoying some crazy performances and delicious food. Just imagine you enjoying the festive performances as you have some festive treats such as mince pies and hot chocolate warm hearts in hand. You can also find some fun things to do at the place which would be entirely family-friendly. So, what next? Grab the tickets early while you are there as it is going to have too many tourists crowding up to enjoy the performances.

Duration and timings: 11 days from noon to night.
Location: Downtown Dubai

5. Times Square Centre

Christmas festival is exclusively meant for shopping, doesn’t it? When it comes to shopping, you just simply can’t ignore ‘Times Square Center’. You will really love the vibe and shop so many things as you wander along the centre. Here, at this ultimate shopping centre, you will have everything for everyone. In short, this place is a one-stop-shop where you can get absolutely anything. Interestingly, shoppers buying things more than a certain limit would get either a travel voucher or a shopping voucher. And apart from all this, you will have fun games happening and there are many themed games that kids would absolutely enjoy. If you think you had enough of shopping and games, you can catch a festive movie to spend some quality time. And, while you are there, don’t forget to click a picture with the hero of the show, ‘Santa’.

Duration and timings: 8 days from noon to night.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd

Now take a look at the Pickyourtrail website and check out some cool Dubai tour packages to celebrate the best of Christmas. Customize the package the way you would like. In case you have any query, reach out to us via Whatsapp and let our travel experts help you plan the most wonderful time of the year.

Snow man
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Celebrate Christmas in Dubai just the way it is meant to be celebrated!

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