Christmas markets in Dubai

Get into the festive spirit with these al-fresco events


Bo House Christmas Bazaar
The café hosts an al-fresco Christmas market on its terrace on Thursday December 13, selling gifts and decorations created by local designers. Kids’ activities on offer include crafts and a letter box where they can post letters to Father Christmas. We hear there’s also the possibility of a visit from the man himself.
Free entry. Noon-8pm, December 13. The Walk, JBR (04 429 8655).

Dubai Christmas Festival
This outdoor festival will boast a plethora of activities, including food stalls, shopping opportunities and live music from school choirs and local band The Boxtones. There will also be a daily tree-lighting ceremony, plus a visit from Santa.
From Dhs30 (in advance), Dhs40 (on the door). Thu noon-6pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-10pm. December 6-8, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre,

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