5 Christmas Markets in Dubai You Need to Visit

Christmas is coming… and so are all the Christmas markets in Dubai! Whether you need to pick up some gifts or you just want to soak in the festive vibes, yule love all of these! From the famous Madinat Jumeirah Christmas market to a Winter Wonderland at Habtoor Palace, here are some of our favourite places to celebrate Christmas in Dubai…

1. Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market

It’s finally back! Hands-down one of our favourite Christmas markets in Dubai, make your way to Madinat Jumeirah to enjoy a traditional German market, try all the Christmassy food and drinks, ride on an abra with Santa and marvel at the gigantic Christmas tree.

When: Thursday 20th December to Friday 28th December, from 12pm till late (from 3pm on 23rd & 26th Dec)
Where: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah

2. Christmas Market at Reform Social & Grill

‘Tis the season to be shopping! Don’t miss the festivities at Reform Dubai over the weekends, where you can shop for Christmas gifts, eat, watch magic shows and enjoy the festive vibes. The little ones will get to write letters to Santa and then meet him right after!

When: Saturday 24th November & 1st December, from 12pm
Where: Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes

3. Winter Garden Market at Habtoor Palace

Habtoor Palace (previously St. Regis Dubai) will be transforming into a winter wonderland this festive season, with Christmas carols, fun rides for the kids, a festive market, traditional delights, mulled drinks, live music, Santa and so much more!

When: Tuesday 4th December to Saturday 22nd December, from 3pm to 12am
Where: Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City

4. Raffles Christmas Market

The Raffles Garden is transforming into a festive Christmas market once again! Get ready to be merry, and enjoy the children choir, live food stations, upbeat tunes, market stalls and children’s activities.

When: Friday 7th December, from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Raffles Dubai, Oud Mehta

5. Festive Market at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

A traditional German market, seasonal food and drinks, bungee jumping, face painting and mini train rides to the North Pole – this new Christmas market in Dubai at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is perfect for a fun festive family day out.

When: Thursday 20th December to Friday 28th December, from 12pm till late (from 3pm on 23rd & 26th Dec)
Where: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud

Image credits: Via IG | @christmas_in_dubai / @mytaute / @atsuko.ym

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