Imie Joy Adolfo, 32, On being Santa’s little helper
Time Out Dubai staff
How long have you been an elf for? This is my fourth Christmas being an elf, but only my second as Fairmont The Palm’s.
What makes a good elf? Being friendly – with a little dash of naughtiness for good balance.
What’s the best bit about your job? Hearing kids cheer as they receive their gifts. It’s an amazing experience to listen to the children’s wishes for Christmas.
What’s special about Christmas in Dubai? It’s magical during the festive season. Although people living in the city come from different backgrounds, they are all united over Christmas.
What do you do for the rest of the year? When I haven’t got my elf suit on, I am a learning and development co-ordinator at Fairmont The Palm, giving the gift of training to help my colleagues to help them achieve their goals.