8 Christmas Date Ideas You Can Do In Dubai Leading Up To The Big Day

November is wrapping up, signaling the fast approach of December. If you think you’ve seen many Christmas trees and displays, just wait as the excitement builds closer to the big day! It’s truly a magical time – spirits are high, everything is adorned with lights, and it’s the perfect season to be jolly. As we eagerly count down to December 25th, here are some delightful Christmas-themed date ideas for you to enjoy in the days leading up to the big celebration!

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1. Meet Santa At Ski Dubai

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For a snowy adventure and a chance to make your wishes known to Santa, head to Ski Dubai from December 1st to 25th. Experience the thrill of sliding down the slopes, greet the resident penguins, and enjoy the rides at the Snow Park. Don’t miss the Alpine-inspired cafe for a cozy hot chocolate break. The highlight? A visit to Santa’s Grotto, but be sure to check the timings, as Santa occasionally takes breaks to tend to his reindeer. For more frosty fun, venture to Dubai Ice Rink at Dubai Mall, where winter is a year-round escape with magical snowfall included.

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2. Decorate A Gingerbread House

Embrace your creative side this Christmas by decorating a gingerbread house together. According to couple therapist Pam Custers, working on a common goal builds trust and encourages collaboration. This festive date not only allows you to showcase your baking and decorating skills but also provides an opportunity to teach each other something new. So, grab the icing, sprinkles, and gingerbread, and let your imaginations run wild.

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3. Make Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you’re up for a festive DIY session, consider making or decorating Christmas tree ornaments together. Lay out plain baubles, paints, sequins, glue, and other decorating supplies. Dive into the creative process, get a little messy, and if you prefer a natural touch, embark on a festive forage in the woods for pine cones, holly, and berries to add a rustic charm to your creations.

4. Watch A Christmas Ballet Show

Experience the enchantment of the festive season with a night out at the ballet. Catch The Nutcracker at the Dubai Opera from December 15th – 17th for a spectacular performance. It’s not just about the ballet; it’s an opportunity to dress up in festive sparkles and enjoy a glamorous night with your loved one, concluding with a heartwarming Christmas cuddle for good luck.

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5. Spend The Day In Winter City At Expo City Dubai

From December 8th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024, Expo City Dubai transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Explore a chalet-inspired festive market, enjoy fairground fun for the whole family, and partake in activities like gingerbread making. Keep an eye out for the tree lighting ceremony for Winter City’s 16-meter tall festive tree.

6. Volunteer Together

No matter the time of year, it’s important to give back to your community. Choosing to volunteer with your partner is a great opportunity to leave a positive impact this festive season. During this time of Crisis in Palestine, the hurting people of Gaza are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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7. Admire Awe-Inspiring Christmas Displays

In December, Dubai comes alive with richly-decorated trees and themed centrepieces in malls, hotels, and top attractions. Attend tree-lighting ceremonies and marvel at highlights like Mall of the Emirates’ Fashion Dome, Dubai Festival City Mall’s sparkling display, and Galeries Lafayette at Dubai Mall’s fairytale festive presentation.

8. Shop At Festive Christmas Markets Around Dubai

No winter holiday is complete without a visit to a Christmas market. Dive into the festive spirit at the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market, running from December 15th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024. Explore the Al Habtoor City’s Winter Garden and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ first Winter District for unique gifts, traditional food stalls, live entertainment, and a magical winter wonderland experience. This season, make memories as you explore the festive charm of Dubai together.

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