8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Dubai this Month

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, there are so many great ways you can celebrate Christmas in Dubai. This December, Dubai is packed with Christmas markets, brunches, parties, festive family events and more! Here are some you need to check out…

1. Jingle Bell Favourites

Ready to sing and dance along to your favourite festive tunes? From Jingle Bell Rock to Let it Snow to Baby It’s Cold Outside, this family-friendly Christmas concert is the best way to kick off the festive season.

Price: From AED 175
When: Thursday 13th December to Saturday 15th December
Where: Dubai Opera

2. Ugly Festive Jumper Brunch

Dig out your ugliest Christmas jumpers (the uglier the better) and make your way to Jazz at Pizza Express for its Ugly Festive Jumper brunch! There will be prizes up for grabs for the ugliest, most atrocious, jumper – as well as live music, great pizza and happy hour deals post brunch.

Price: AED 135 (soft drinks), AED 210 (house drinks)
When: Friday 14th & 21st December, from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Jazz at Pizza Express, JLT

3. Festive ARTE Market

The Arte Makers’ Market is back this month with a festive edition – and it’s on a boat!  Make your way to the QE2 Dubai to check out this floating Christmas market, where you’ll find everything from handmade arts and crafts to festive nibbles.

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 15th December, from 10am to 2pm
Where: QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid

4. Christmas Movie Night

Ready for a major Christmas throwback? Don’t miss the screening of 1947 Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street. This much-loved comedy drama centers around the life of a man working at a department store as Santa Claus, and who claims to be the real Santa.

Price: Free, but RSVP here
When: Thursday 20th December, at 8pm
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz

5. Christmas Cooking Class

Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party at home, or you’re just a total foodie, everyone’s invited to join the 3-hour interactive cooking class with Hitchens Kitchens this month. But hurry, spots are filling up fast!

Price: AED 550 per person
When: Tuesday 18th December, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: 1762 Stripped, One JLT

6. Winterfest DXB

This Christmas season, round up your friends and family and head to Emirates Golf Club for Winterfest DXB! It’s a free event to celebrate the festive season, filled with food, games, music, drinks, dancing, shopping and more!

Price: Free entry
When: Thursday 20th to Tuesday 25th December, timings here
Where: Emirates Golf Club

7. Christmas Brunch by the beach

Ready to celebrate Christmas Dubai-style? Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE invites you to its Christmas brunch by the beach, where you can indulge in festive flavours, soak up some sun and party it up all day and night.

Price: From AED 340
When: Saturday 22nd December, from 1pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

8. Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market

It’s almost here! The Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market kicks off next week, with a gigantic Christmas tree, a traditional German market, lots of Christmassy food and drinks, abra rides with Santa and more!

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

Image credit: Via IG | @soukmadinatjumeirah

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