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Updated November 2023
Those fortunate enough to be in Dubai in December are in for a treat, as the country goes all out to instill the holiday spirit in everyone through its Christmas markets. These lovely markets offer a delightful opportunity to shop for your Christmas celebration while taking in the festive spirit.
While some Christmas markets for the year 2023 have already been announced, many more are on the horizon. Be sure to consult this regularly updated Wego article whenever you’re curious about upcoming announcements.
Here is a list of places you can visit this Christmas, starting with this year’s latest addition,
Jumeirah Emirates Towers: Winter District
This December, the Plaza Terrace at Jumeirah Tower is ready to welcome you and your families to an incredibly fun-filled Christmas extravaganza. As this year’s newest addition, get ready to sway to the music echoing from every corner while the seasonal culinary delights tantalize your taste buds. Soak yourself in the magical festive evening adorned with twinkling lights, and explore the shops offering tempting handcrafted items that can become cherished mementos. Be sure to explore the Winter District, along with the city’s wealth of other delightful experiences, promising yet another cherished Christmas memory.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre, Trade Centre 2, Dubai
Dates: 14 December 2023 to 04 January 2024
For more information about the Winter District, please click here to visit the official website.
Habtoor Palace: Winter Garden
The highly anticipated start to Christmas is here; the Winter Garden is making its glorious return at Al Habtoor City, Dubai. Revel in the festivities by visiting the charming pop-up stores, engaging in various family-friendly activities, immersing in enchanting performances and live entertainment, exploring exciting attractions, and much more. Also, remember to include your beloved furry friends, as exclusive pet grooming sections will be available to ensure they can also partake in the Christmas festivities!
Keep your taste buds delighted throughout the celebrations with diverse culinary experiences with options like Shawarma Vibes, Aloha Dubai, and Sauce Diner. You certainly won’t go home hungry!
Location: Winter Garden, Habtoor Palace Dubai, near the Dubai Canal on Sheikh Zayed Road
Timing: 4 PM to 12 AM daily
Dates: 1 November 2023 to 31 January 2024
Visit @wintergardendubai for more information and timely updates
Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Festive Market
If you find yourself in the Middle East during Christmas, there’s hardly anything better than savoring a sip of mulled wine at the festive market in Jumeirah. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere with live bands, charming gift shops, and a delectable variety of food spots to satisfy all your culinary desires. The market offers many family activities catering to a wide variety of interests. And take advantage of the opportunity to update your display pictures with the market’s showstopper, a magnificent 36-foot-tall Christmas tree.
Location: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai
Timing: Monday to Thursday, 3 PM – Late, and from Friday to Sunday, 12 PM – Late
Dates: 15 December 2023 to 7 January 2024
For additional information, please visit the official website by clicking here.
Expo City: Winter City
Building on the success of last year, Winter City at Dubai Expo is making a triumphant return on an even grander scale, offering a wealth of exciting activities. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world adorned with towering pine trees, charming cozy cabins, enchanting Christmas markets, entertaining funfair games, and even a station for writing letters to Santa. Christmas-themed food stalls and live entertainment performances cater to individuals and large families, ensuring everyone is entertained.
Location: Expo City, Al Wasl Avenue, Dubai
Dates: 08 December 2023 to 07 January 2024
Click here to reach the official website of Expo City, Dubai
Join us at Jumeirah Golf Estates Golf & Country Club in Dubai for a Christmas celebration starting December 16. This event is a blast for everyone, including your furry pals, and it won’t cost a thing to attend. Make sure to save the date! Expect live music, a dog show, dog training sessions, a Christmas market full of treats for your pets, and Santa’s hideaway for the kids. For Dhs95, children can meet Santa in person, get a unique gift, and snap a photo to cherish those moments forever.
Location: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
Timing: 11 am to 9 pm
Dates: 16 December 2023
Click here to reach the official website of Feastival Dubai