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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.

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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

Festival Bay: Winter Wonderland

Step into the enchanting Winter Wonderland at Festival Bay, where fairytales come to life. You can enjoy the whimsical toy parade and encounter beloved Christmas characters like the Gingerbread Man, Jack Frost, and Frosty the Snowman. Children can also take pictures with Santa while participating in Santa’s Magical Workshop. Celebrate this enchanting holiday by wandering down the delightful alley of festive kiosks, offering a delightful array of Christmas treasures to explore and purchase.

Location: Dubai Festival City Mall

Timing: 5 pm onwards

Dates: until 28 December 2023

Click here to reach the official website of Dubai Festival City Mall



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