Christmas 2023: Things to Do, Places to Go in Dubai

Christmas in Dubai

Christmas in Dubai : Things to Do, Places to Go in Dubai

It’s the time of the year. When trees are lit up, and Christmas carols are all you hear. Christmas 2022 in Dubai is more magical than you think. We are here to guide you if you know where to be.

There are a variety of activities and markets in Dubai that you can visit during Christmas. Here are a few things to do and places to go in Dubai that will help you spread the holiday cheer this Christmas, 2022.

Christmas in Dubai 2023 Activities in Dubai

Dubai is popular for fun activities for all nationalities, religions, and cultures. When everyone is excited about Christmas 2022 in Dubai, at the same time, the expats want to know about the Christmas activities in Dubai that will take place for almost a month.

So, let’s keep reading about the jaw-dropping fun activities of Christmas this year in Dubai and ensure you don’t miss the best ones.

Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh 1

The famous Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market will shoot your Christmas joy to the sky from December 16, 2022, to December 30, 2022, from 3 PM onwards. Enjoy the festive food Christmas carols, and hop on the North Pole train with Santa Claus himself.


Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor Palace

Every year, it’s all things Christmas here at the Winter Garden in the Habtoor Palace. The Winter Garden hosts many festive activities alongside a beautiful Christmas tree.

There is a festive market to shop at and several dine-in options to push the hunger off as you enjoy the festivities. Enjoy the family favorite Christmas event of Dubai until December 31, 2022.


Mall of the Emirates – Ski Dubai

Experience a traditional Christmas vibe at the Mall of the Emirates indoor ski park. Enjoy a parade by Santa Claus, Christmas tree lighting and art workshops for children.

Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and SNOW, giving you the Christmas experience you’ve been craving between December 1, 2022, and December 25, 2022.



Enjoy the festive ambiance at the Riverland, Dubai, from December 7 to January 9, 2022, from 5 PM onward. Watch the Santa’s Sleigh Parade, click instagrammable pictures and shop at the festive market at the Riverland’s Christmas celebrations.



Who doesn’t love Legos? It is a perfect way for your children to spend their Christmas. They have a cupcake decorating class, a holiday party, and many more fun activities for children. The best thing for your children this Christmas.

Bab al-Shams

Enjoy your Christmas under the glistening lights of a 40-foot Christmas Tree. Have your children visit Santa at Bab al Shams and click pictures. A memorable time for you and your family is from December 10 to January 21, 2022, between 6 PM and 10 PM.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

Experience how London celebrates Christmas at the Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai. Enjoy Christmas music, festive English food, and a live orchestra from London, including many more musical acts.

Bluewaters Island

A whole lot of Christmas fun is awaiting you in the Bluewaters. A beautifully lit Christmas Tree, an ice rink for a round of ice skating and many festive activities and workshops for children.

Don’t let your children miss the experience of a lifetime between December 10, 2022, and December 29, 2022.

Media City

Enjoy your Christmas in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, where everything is festive until January 24, 2022. Visit Media City and enjoy the Snow Park, unlimited rides and, most importantly, the festive markets.

Deira City Center

A holly jolly Christmas activity for the children at Deira City Center, Dubai. Let your children come to meet Santa himself at his grotto and send mail to the North Pole.

Fun activities and workshops for children between 10 AM to 10 PM.

Ernst Winter Market

A Bavarian dream comes true. Enjoy a fun German Christmas at the Ernst Biergarten, a 25-hour Hotel, Dubai One Central, between December 19, 2022, and December 28, 2022.

With various German festive dishes, traditional wine, and sweets, it is a must-visit for you and your whole family to experience the Christmas vibe.

Alliance Française, Oud Metha

A warm Candlelight show at the Alliance Française in Dubai. A festive special, Christmas on Piano, with a beautiful Christmas-themed show. From music to decorations, they are all in honor of the festive vibes.

Be sure to attend and listen to the melodies from famous Christmas movies like Harry Potter and Love Actually on the 21st and 22nd of December 2022 with different show timings – 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM.

Decide Yourself

For people who love Christmas but aren’t a fan of the cold weather and snow everywhere, Dubai is the best city to spend their Holidays. With reasonably chill weather and many activities, markets and workshops, it will be a holly, jolly Christmas 2022 for you and your family.

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