The festive season is all about making dreams come true – and The Dubai Mall is going all out to take guests on a magical journey this year.
From gingerbread soldiers and enchanting fairies to Star War Stormtroopers and more, a sleigh-full of surprises awaits visitors until Saturday January 12.
The enchanting world of Disney’s new live action fantasy The Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes to life in the Star Atrium, with visitors to The Dubai Mall invited to journey through a fairy-tale, wintry wonderland.
Guests will begin their adventure in an ornate hallway before entering a Snowflake Realm through the centre of a giant tree trunk, recreating one of the movie’s iconic moments.
Against a backdrop of snow-topped trees and a gentle flurry of snowflakes, guests can create memorable family moments in a majestic winter forest landscape.
Meanwhile, kids can play with interactive games including a unique augmented reality experience, before exiting the wintery land via an ice slide.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms area is open to all guests who have spent a minimum of Dhs150 from any store at The Dubai Mall until Friday December 28.
Adding to the immersive experience, guests entering the Star Atrium will be warmly greeted by four eight-metre tall Nutcracker figures for a larger-than-life reminder of the cherished festive tale. Hanging above the figures are equally giant festive baubles, creating a picture-perfect backdrop.
In the Grand Atrium, a first-of-its-kind Star Wars exhibit awaits guests. Arranged in formation will be over 40 stunning life-sized figures of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, K-2SO, death troopers and an army of stormtroopers.
Hand-assembled and created over the course of six months by California-based Sideshow, this is the largest and most significant display of Sideshow’s Star Wars figures in the world, and can only be seen at The Dubai Mall.
In the Fashion Avenue Atrium, guests can experience another magical installation featuring giant decorated fairies, floating high above to create an enchanting landscape amongst giant, glittering snowflakes. Stretching as wide as 4 metres from wing to wing, these enchanting fairies transport guests to a fairy-tale world, creating another magical, ‘Instagrammable’ moment this festive season.
Dubai Ice Rink also transforms into a festive winterland with its Festive Market, where guests can indulge in holiday treats, take a cherished keepsake photos with Santa Claus, explore traditional European style décor and also jump head first into the Snow Ball fight zone, for some friendly battles with friends and family. Free to enter, activities start from AED 30.
Or if you’re looking for a bit of movie magic, head for Downtown Eats, where some of the most well-loved festive films come to life on the outdoor cinema screen.
The event is set inside a modern container park featuring four delightful food offerings and fun things to do.
Choose from an array of comfy seating to kick back and enjoy a screening with the family – there’s no better way to spend an evening in December than watching a movie under the stars. Screening times are available on the Downtown Eats Facebook page.
Whatever your dreams are this festive season, The Dubai Mall is the place to make them come true.
Until Sat Jan 12 2019. Minimum spend of Dhs150 to experience The Nutcracker and the Four Realms activation. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, thedubaimall.com (800 283 346 255).