As Santa Claus starts to prep his sleigh for take-off, a troupe of Santa devotees are getting ready to take part in Dubai’s first ever “Santa Shuffle”, and this sounds amazing.
Santa Shuffle 2017, taking place on Friday November 17, is a monster 15-hour tour three Dubai bars running between 11am and 2am.
It all kicks off at Jekyll & Hyde in the heart of DIFC at 11am, where the Santa-clad bunch will be handed five vouchers that can be redeemed for drinks or a bacon and egg butty.
Then hop into your sleigh and head on down to The Scene in Dubai Marina for another five vouchers, served up between 2pm and 5pm. Vouchers can be used to purchase drinks or some special Christmas-themed sandwiches including a pulled turkey leg and brie bap.
End the night at one of the swankiest new hot spots of the year, Mr Miyagi's, where a further five drinks vouchers can be redeemed - if you fancy it, you can also get some Asian street food for an additional cost, as well as some Christmas karaoke.
If you’re involved with this brilliant Santa movement, which costs Dhs499 for the day, you can even stand a chance of winning two return flights to the UK, courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. Take part in the “But first, let me take an Elfie” competition by submitting your Santa selfie, checking in at the venues on social media and sharing your photo on either Facebook, Instagram or using the #santashuffledubai selfie.
Oh, and you get a free Santa outfit when you buy your package. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or head down to Jekyll & Hyde at 11am on Friday November 17 or call ahead to guarantee your place. Alternatively, you can join the party at The Scene from 2pm for the same price.
Dhs499. Fri Nov 17 11am-2am. Jekyll & Hyde, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 343 5518). The Scene, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328). Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, email@example.com (04 420 7489).