Where to buy a Christmas tree in Dubai

Christmas tree in front of the Burj Al Arab at Madinat Jumeirah

Are you planning on rockin’ around the Christmas tree in Dubai this December?

There might not be any snow in sight, but there’s nothing to stop you getting into the festive spirit by decking the halls with all the decorations you can get your hands on.

Here are the top places to buy the perfect Christmas tree in Dubai this December – whether you’re going for artificial or opting for the real thing.

Does Dubai celebrate Christmas?

Emirati men walk past Christmas decorations in a mall in Dubai

Yes! While the United Arab Emirates is a predominantly Muslim country, many other religious holidays and festivals are widely celebrated.

At Christmas, you’ll find decorations and trees all over the city – from hotels to shopping malls – and special brunch deals running with a festive theme.

It’s even possible to order a takeaway turkey on Christmas Day from top restaurants right to your table. Even better, there’s no need to deal with chilly temperatures – December brings dreamy averages of 26C.

There’s nothing quite like a mince pie on the balcony in the sunshine.

Can you buy a Christmas tree in Dubai?

White striped Christmas bauble hanging on an illuminated tree

Of course. Major stores across Dubai sell Christmas trees – both real and artificial – and there are plenty of delivery options too if you don’t fancy trekking out.

Some services will even assemble the tree in your living room while you sit back and listen to a bit of Mariah Carey and scoff Christmas treats. Or if you’re up for a major splurge, bring in a dedicated Christmas decorator to turn your apartment into a winter wonderland.

How’s that for a taste of Lapland luxury?

Where can I buy a real Christmas tree in Dubai?

Dubai might be miles from the forests of Norway, but don’t fret – you can still pick up a real Christmas tree, more easily than you might ever imagine.

Here are some of the top places to buy a real Christmas tree in Dubai:

Real Christmas trees at ACE Hardware in Dubai

ACE Hardware sells pretty much everything you might ever need – from tools to pools – so it’s little surprise that this is one of the top shops in Dubai to pick up a Christmas tree. You’ll find resplendent decorations (think tinsel in every colour imaginable and baubles galore) and festive trinkets at outlets across the city including Dubai Festival City, Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai. Motor City. Just make sure to call the store before heading out, because real trees can sell out quickly.

Christmas Trees UAE

It’s all in the name for this family business. Christmas Trees UAE imports fresh Fraser Firs direct from Canada to the UAE, with most measuring between five and eight feet. The branches are thick with pine needles, and your apartment will quickly fill up with that unmistakably festive scent. Drop the team an email at balsamfirtrees@hotmail.com from late November, and you can either collect from Jumeirah Beach Road or opt for home delivery.

Kibsons Dubai Christmas tree delivery

There’s no need to leave the sofa to get a tree from Kibsons – just pick one online and the delivery elves will wing it all the way to your doorstep. Pre-order from a wide selection of Nordmann firs, catering to every room – whether you’re looking for something small in the corner or a grand eight-foot behemoth to outdo the neighbours.

Where can I buy an artificial Christmas tree in Dubai?

Artificial Christmas tree with snowman decoration

Not keen on pine needles falling on the floor? No problem. There are plenty of places to buy an artificial Christmas tree in Dubai – or even have one delivered direct to your door.

There’s no need to break the bank to get in the festive mood either, with some options coming in at less than Dhs100.

Here are some of the top places to buy an artificial Christmas tree in Dubai:

Christmas trees at Daiso in Dubai

Japanese bargain basement Daiso has several branches in Dubai, including at Nakheel Mall, in Al Barsha and The Dubai Mall. As well as hundreds of sparkling Christmas decorations – including baubles, tinsel and every imaginable miniature festive figurine – you’ll find lots of tree options in a wide range of colours, and at extremely reasonable prices.

IKEA Christmas trees in Dubai

IKEA is a classic choice to pick up some Swedish-inspired Christmas items. At branches including Festival Plaza and Festival City, you can deck the halls with wintery magic. Give your windows a charming glow with festive lighting, or explore new traditions with a Scandinavian look inspired by nostalgia and nature.

Marks and Spencer Christmas in Dubai

In addition to a buffet’s worth of classic Christmas food and nibbles (remember to pick up those mince pies and gold chocolate coins), Marks and Spencer stocks a small range of artificial trees in a variety of sizes. As with everything in this British store, the fake firs on offer are top quality with bushy branches – the slightly higher price is more than worth it.

Christmas trees at Dubai Waitrose

Dubai has several huge branches of Waitrose, including at The Dubai Mall and Nakheel Mall on the Palm. This is another store that stocks a wide range of Christmas food, as well as artificial trees and beautiful baubles. Check out the selection and sprinkle some festive fun across your home – even better, they deliver direct to your doorstep.

Can I get a Christmas tree delivered in Dubai?

Snow on Christmas tree

You can get almost anything delivered in Dubai, from takeaways to prescriptions and even fuel. So it’s little surprise that Santa will happily pull up his sleigh at your door with a fresh fir in tow.

Plenty of options on this list offer Christmas tree delivery in Dubai – try Christmas Trees UAE or Kibsons for real options, or if you’re going artificial then IKEA is always a safe bet.