5 Must-Visit Christmas Markets In Dubai

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
5 Must-Visit Christmas Markets In Dubai

Christmas in Dubai is something you should not miss. As the winter season approaches, Dubai returns to its Christmas market. And these markets are nothing at all like the normal market. It is one of the most fun ways to celebrate this festival in Dubai. You can meet Santa, go to the fun fair, shop for your family, relish delicious food, play games, and much more. Here are five must-visit Christmas markets in Dubai.

Dubai Christmas Market

1. Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

The famous Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market will return to Dubai this December. This wonderful Christmas market is known for its fun entertainment and shopping stalls. They also host a live band that plays entertaining seasonal music. You can relish traditional festive food here and hop on the North Pole train with Santa as well. Make sure you do not miss this most beloved market in Dubai.

Where: Madinat Jumeirah

Time: Starts at 3pm

Date: 16th December-30th December

2. Winter Garden, Habtoor City


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Habtoor City’s Winter Garden is one of the most famous annual celebrations. The Christmas celebration here creates a whole vibe with beautiful lights, Christmas trees, and other installations. The place offers many activities that you can enjoy with your family. They have pop-up shops, a variety of entertainment, fun attractions, and dining options too. This year, they will not be serving alcohol.

Where: Al Habtoor City, Dubai

Time: 4pm-midnight

Date: 1st November-31st December

3. Winterfest, Dubai Media City

This year, the Winterfest in Dubai will be celebrating its 5th year, and the excitement is off the roof. The Christmas celebrations will have a festive market where you can buy gifts for your family members and friends. This year, the Amphitheatre is also going to be a World Cup fan zone. The tickets will have a fan zone ticket for Dh50, and you can redeem it for food and drinks.

Where: Dubai Winter City Amphitheatre

Date: 19th November-18th December

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4. Winter City, Expo City

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Al Wasl Plaza, the Mobility District, and the Surreal Water Feature this year will transform the city into a magical winter city. It will host many pine trees, a letter-to-Santa  station, and fun fairground games. The official beginning will be on December 9 with an amazingly stunning ceremony. It will also have Expo 2020’s Mrs. Claus Christmas Show’s second edition this year. There will also be a huge Christmas market for visitors.

Where: Expo City Dubai

Date: 23rd November-8th January

5. This Is Christmas, Ski Dubai


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Snow is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas. Wondering where to celebrate White Christmas in Dubai? Ski Dubai is the answer. Ski Dubai provides you with this incredible opportunity to celebrate Christmas in the desert. You can visit Santa in his grotto with your family. Sit on the snowy slope and enjoy free hot chocolate here. Giving your festival a twist is the “snow cinema” here.

Where: Ski Dubai, Emirates Mall

Time: 12pm-9pm

Date: 1st December-25th December

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Do let us know which market you will be visiting and your experience!

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