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Where To Celebrate The Holidays & Meet Santa in The UAE

One of the many thrills of Christmas for many kids will be meeting Santa in person. Look through our list of the top places to meet Santa this December to learn more about the activities taking place. Get ready to see the magic bring a smile to your kid's face!

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Al Maryah Island’s Winter Wonderland

To enjoy everything Christmassy, visit the Winter Wonderland on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Children and families may enjoy fun holiday attractions including Santa's Grotto, Snow Slide, Snow Park, Ice Rink, and more through December 25 from 3 pm to 10 pm every day.

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Bawabat Al Sharq

The Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi is celebrating the winter holidays with a variety of events to amuse the whole family. Up until January 1, a unique Winter Wonderland with an indoor snow play area and wonderful holiday atmosphere will be open for visitors to enjoy from 2 pm till 10 pm.

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BurJuman Mall

You may participate in a variety of holiday events at BurJuman Mall from now until January 15. Admire the 8.5-meter-tall Christmas Tree and take a photo with Santa in his grotto between December 16 and 25, from 5 to 10 pm. From 12 to 10 pm, you can also visit Christmas Centrale on Level 3 of Pavilion Gardens to look at seasonal gifts and shopping alternatives as well as delectable snacks and beverages.

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City Centre Deira

Families visiting City Centre Deira will have a great time with the variety of holiday-themed activities and shopping opportunities available. Visitors may participate in the Little Elves' workshop from 10 am to 10 pm until December 25 or stop by Santa's Grotto for a meet-and-greet session from December 16 to 20 from 4 pm to 9 pm.

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Dubai Parks™ and Resorts

Visit Dubai ParksTM and Resorts to experience live holiday performances including Smurfmas, King Julien's Holiday Stomp, Santa's sleigh procession, festive market, and a daily festive parade at MOTIONGATETM Dubai. Santa will also be available for a special meet & greet for children and adults.

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Dukes The Palm

Santa Claus will be visiting Dukes The Palm for three days beginning on December 23, from 9 am to 11 am. Young children may also take advantage of the unique Kids Program at Dukesy Kids Club for just Dh25 per kid.

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Mall of the Emirates

Families visiting the Mall of the Emirates, which is celebrating the Christmas season with a variety of activities will be greeted by Santa Claus. The mall is becoming a festive destination with a market that continues until January 2.

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Silicon Central Winter Wonderland

A visit to Silicon Central Mall in Dubai is a must thanks to Santa and his helpers. Up to January 6 2023, the facility will host an amazing schedule of activities, themed décor and live performances, as well as holiday-themed snacks. Additionally, the Winter Market will be open at the Mall Atrium till December 25 from 5.30 pm onward with booths for cakes and gift-wrapping services. Visitors may also submit letters to Santa from December 16 through December 25.

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Waterfront Market

The Waterfront Market in Dubai will feature a variety of holiday events for families and kids from December 16 through January 1, 2023. Children may stop by Santa's grotto for a unique meet-and-greet and his elves will run workshops and other Christmas-related activities.

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Yas Mall

Everyone is invited to take part in the festive celebrations at Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall. Families may participate in a variety of events, including an enchanted winter wonderland, Santa's workshop, and much more, through December 28. Kids may also have a Santa meet-and-greet.

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