If you are thinking of what to do for Christmas in Dubai, then this itinerary is for you. There is something about Christmas and how it makes everything feel right - the lights, the songs, the food, the Christmas spirit everyone has, and the kindness people show. The UAE is mostly a Muslim region, but it is a multicultural area so they do celebrate other religious holidays, like Christmas. And there are many people from different cultures celebrating Christmas at the same time, and the city is electric. There is so much to love about Christmas in Dubai, but here’s the short list.
- Premium Desert Safari
- Christmas Trees and Christmas Events
Day 1 : Desert Safari And Dune Bashing
So, when you're in Dubai the first things you can think about is a Desert Safari. They pick you up. You go on safari, see some shows – like belly dancing or a fire show or maybe just traditional , have dinner, enjoy a camel ride, get to sandboard, and then they drop you off at your hotel. Oh, and let’s not forget dune bashing. Your driver will give you the most-adventurous trip dune bashing, which is basically off-roading on sand dunes. So much fun! You will laugh so hard and your adrenaline will be pumped up. There are many tour companies that offer safari packages, so you just have to research and find the best deal for what you want to experience. But it is a definite yes on the list of things to do in Dubai.
Day 2 : Christmas Brunch
If you stay in Dubai through Christmas, you have to experience Christmas Brunch. Several restaurants are open for business on Christmas and serve the best foods! If you want a more traditional meal, then you should try brunch at The Irish Village. They serve turkey with all of the classic trimmings, soup, and also have some vegan options too. . There are many other options, so it just depends on what type of Christmas meal you are in the mood for. Or sample them all! You’re celebrating, and there is nothing wrong with restaurant hopping. If seafood is your idea of a Christmas feast, Anise offers a Christmas Day seafood buffet. Or, the beach club, Bla Bla, will make your mouth water with their live cooking stations featuring California rolls, shrimp, Louisiana-style organic turkey, and prime rib.
Day 3 : Christmas Trees and Christmas Events
There are numerous Christmas-themed events you can attend, such as Christmas shows at the Dubai opera, various Christmas markets, and Christmas Tree lightings in several places such as the Meydan Hotel, the Emirates Golf Club, or at the Address Beach Resort. Many of them happen on different days, so you can enjoy several tree lightings, take in the opera, and still have time to shop the Christmas markets. Nightlife: Like I said, I love the electricity of the city. And Dubai does not disappoint. If you go to downtown Dubai, you’ll find numerous nightclubs, the Burj Khalifa, the dancing fountains, and the Dubai Mall. There is so much to do in the city, and it was hard to decide what we wanted to do first. If you want to enjoy live music, then you have to go to the lounge at the Burj Khalifa. This is the world’s tallest building and is over 160 stories tall. Start with dinner at the Atmosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor, and then proceed to the three-story lounge, The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, for drinks. You can also go to the observation decks if you want to get a spectacular view of the city. Or you can check out the Dubai fountain, which is choreographed to music. There are a host of other restaurants and entertainment venues around the Burj Khalifa, so you’re not going to be at a loss for anything to do at night.