Christmas can be an expensive time of year – with flights and hotels to book, trees to decorate and a whole load of presents to buy.
Luckily, to help you plan it all out we’ve rounded up the best festive deals from across Dubai during the winter season.
Of course, we’ve also got a constantly updated list of fabulous 2018 Dubai Christmas Day brunches and a whole bunch of other fun stuff coming your way during December.
If you’re thinking about heading to Dubai for Christmas and haven’t made your mind up yet, check out our brilliant guide to seven things you need to know about spending the festive season in the UAE.
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90-minute spa relaxation session at CHI, The Spa
Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation this festive season. Begin with a 30-minute scrub followed by a 60-minute vanilla aromatherapy massage.
Dhs599. Dec 1-31. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2441).
90-minute spa treatment at Raffles Spa
A 90-minute treatment including a cup of cinnamon infused tea – 30-minute salt scrub and a 60-minute massage.
Dhs550. Daily 10am-9pm. Dec 1-31. Raffles Dubai, Oud Medtha (04 314 9869).
Christmas cake box at Link Café
Have your celebrations taken care of with bespoke cakes for the holiday season. It’s Dhs160 per kg per cake, or Dhs265 per kg for personalised cakes.
Open daily 24-hours. Dec 1-31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
Christmas cooking classes at Chef's Palette
Festive masterclasses at the Chef’s Palette with Romain Van Durmen.
Dhs345 (three-course masterclass with soft beverages), Dhs495 (three-course masterclass with house beverages).
Daily 7.30pm-10.30pm. Dec 1-31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Bubbly afternoon tea at NEOS
Watch the Burj Khalifa light up while chowing down on your turkey sarnies at this 63rd floor bar.
Dhs250 (including one glass of premium sparkling). Sat Dec 1-Sun Dec 30, 5pm-7pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Festive afternoon tea at Armani/Lounge
Enjoy a swanky festive afternoon tea in the Burj Khalifa.
Dhs182 (tea), Dhs313 (tea for a couple), Dhs265 (tea plus one glass of bubbly), Dhs464 (tea for a couple with one glass of bubbly each). Daily 3pm-6pm. Dec 1-31. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3666).
Festive afternoon tea at At.mosphere Lounge
For something extra-special, try this festive afternoon tea on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa.
Dhs530 (non-window table), Dhs580 (window table). Daily noon-2.45pm. Sat Dec 1-Mon Jan 7. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Festive afternoon tea at DUKES Dubai
Enjoy a festive afternoon tea with plenty of treats at DUKES Dubai’s Champagne & Tea Lounge (pic-tured).
From Dhs170. Daily noon-5pm, Dec 19-26. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1101).
Festive afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge
Pamper yourself with tea and coffee accompanied by seasonal treats, warm scones, delicious pastries and other tasty bites.
Dhs110 (tea and coffee), Dhs250 (tea, coffee and bubbly). Daily throughout 3pm-6pm. Dec 1-31. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Festive afternoon tea at Mashrabiya Lounge
Experience a festive-inspired afternoon tea with hot chocolate this winter season.
Dhs155 (afternoon tea), Dhs45 (hot chocolate). Daily, noon-6pm. Dec 1-31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Festive afternoon tea at Raffles Salon
Festive afternoon tea experience with the chance to win exciting gifts from a hand-painted wall-size advent calendar.
Dhs290 (tea for a couple with soft beverages), Dhs490 (tea for a couple with a glass of bubbly each). Daily 2pm-7pm. Dec 1-31. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Festive reviver at The Spa Address Boulevard
Pamper ahead of the festivities or recover after them with this massage deal. Plus you’ll get pool access and a gift.
Dhs550. Sun-Sat 9am-10pm. Until Dec 31. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8126).
Gingerbread house decorating at Blu2O
Decorate your own gingerbread house.
Dhs169. Friday December 7, 3pm-5pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).
Holiday camp at Alliance Française Dubai
Christmas holiday camp for French-speaking children aged five to nine. Arts and crafts plus various fun activities around a festive theme.
Dhs200 per day or Dhs850 for five days. Prices include morning snack and lunch at Café ODEON. Sun Dec 16-Thu Dec 20, 9am-3pm. Street 18, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).
Spa treatment at Willow Stream Spa
Enjoy a 30-minute spa treatment of your choice at Willow Stream Spa and a cup of hot chocolate at Mashrabiya Lounge.
Dhs289. Open daily 9am-10pm. Dec 1-31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3595).
Traditional festive sweets at Mythos Kouzina & Grill
Chef makes traditional festive sweets melomakarona and kourabiedes that Greeks wait for all year long.
Dhs140 per kg. Daily, Mon Dec 10-Sat 30. Cluster P, JLT (04 399 8166).
Pastry masterclass at Accents Restaurant
This festive season, join the pastry chef in a private masterclass and enhance your culinary repertoire.
Dhs150. Saturday December 8 and 15, 2pm-5pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).