Keep spreading cheer this silly season…

Christmas Day might be done and dusted for another year, but that doesn’t mean the festive cheer is finished.

At these three Dubai Christmas markets, you can still get your festive fix even after Christmas Day.

Madinat Jumeirah

Dig out your Christmas jumper and loosen up those carol-singing vocal chords as the Madinat Jumeirah festive market is running until December 28. The Fort Island festivities will run for nine days and will feature a traditional German market, food stalls, the opportunity to ride an abra with Santa, and of course, the stunning Christmas tree.

Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily 12pm to late, (3pm to late on Sunday 23 and Wednesday 26), December 20 to 28.


If your idea of the perfect silly season includes a festive market, live music, a huge Christmas tree, and snow then you might want to make your way to Bluewaters. Described as Santa’s Secret Island, Bluewaters now has a 12-metre-tall bespoke Christmas tree at its entrance, plus three giant snow machines that will shower snow throughout the day. A festive market, set among snow-laden trees, will feature themed kiosks selling unique gifts, alongside food and drink stalls. 

Bluewaters, off JBR, Dubai Marina, 1pm to 11pm on week days, and 1pm to midnight on weekends, December 13 to January 5.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Transforming into a winter wonderland this year, is Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The hotel garden will feature a German market, a mini train ride headed for the North Pole, face painting and a two-lane bungee jump. You’ll also be able to tuck into a selection of seasonal food and drink as you make your way around the market.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, daily 12pm to late, (3pm to late on Sunday 23 and Wednesday 26), December 20 to 28.

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