Dubai is an incredibly diverse and cosmopolitan city, with nationalities and cultures from across the globe coming together in one giant melting pot for celebrations throughout the year. And what better time to experience its festive side than during Christmas?
Here are seven reasons why Dubai is the best place to celebrate Christmas.
1. Dubai is full of festive cheer
In Dubai, malls and hotels pull out all the stops when it comes to Christmas decorations. You’ll find giant trees, lights, and ornaments everywhere you go. And if you’re looking for a truly over-the-top experience, head to the Mall of the Emirates, where they have an entire Santa’s village set up complete with real reindeer.
2. Dubai weather is perfect at Christmas
The weather in Dubai during December is simply amazing, with temperatures averaging a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy all of the city’s outdoor attractions, from its world-famous beaches to its towering skyscrapers.
3. Dubai still has plenty of places to experience winter snow
Even if it is too hot for real snow, you can find plenty of places offering chilly experiences in Dubai. Ski Dubai – the largest indoor ski resort in the world at the Mall of the Emirates – offers a Snow Park with tobogganing, bob-sleighing, tubing, and ice climbing. Meanwhile, the Ice Rink at Dubai Mall has public skating sessions, skate rentals, and private lessons.
4. Dubai has some of the best Christmas sales in the world
No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it at one of Dubai’s many malls. From high-end designer stores to more affordable options, there’s something for everyone. And with Christmas just around the corner, there are sure to be some great deals to be had. So if you’re looking to do some shopping this holiday season, be sure to head to one of Dubai’s many malls.
5. You can celebrate Christmas on the beach in the sunshine
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Try a golden Christmas. With its beautiful beaches and sunny weather, Dubai is the perfect place to escape the cold and enjoy some holiday cheer. Ditch the snow this year and head to the crystal clear waters.
6. Dubai has chalets with fireplaces overlooking the snowy slopes
The rustic Aspen Chalets at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates bring the warmth of a cosy lodge with views of the slopes of Ski Dubai. Each room is equipped with luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art technology, plus a fireplace for those cosy winter vibes.
7. You can get a takeaway turkey delivered direct to your door
You can find all your favourite traditional Christmas foods, as well as international dishes, in Dubai’s many restaurants. And if you don’t want to cook, there are plenty of places that will deliver a turkey and all the trimmings or other festive food direct to your door.