When it comes to things to do in Dubai, residents, as well as tourists, are spoilt for choice as there are a wide variety of enjoyable activities in this beautiful Middle Eastern city. In winter season, with Christmas round the corner and a cooler weather, residents can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in Dubai.
From barbeques in the desert as well as tree-lighting ceremonies, Dubai promises a very enjoyable Christmas experience. So, read on to the end to find out what are things to do in Dubai in winter 2021…
A true ode to Christmas, this amazing city offers festive markets that are located at Bab Al Shams, Dubai Festival City Mall, Habtoor Palace and Studio One Hotel. Each of these markets offer enjoyable activities and treats for all ages.
Dubai Festival City Mall houses Christmas decoration to embody the spirit of Christmas, and offer enjoyable moments for the family. Bab Al Shams will be turned into a winter wonderland where the visitors can experience a desert-themed festive market. You can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or mulled grape, while you stroll through the market and the unique things it has to offer.
In addition, Studio One Hotel will be another venue hosting a Grinch-inspired Christmas market. The market offers a lot of fun activities for all ages. You can browse more than 30 stalls offering Christmas goodies, while little ones can enjoy festive workshops, free pizza ateliers, and carols throughout the day.
Besides, Habtoor Palace hosts The Winter Garden that is a pet-friendly Christmas market. The market offers food and retails stalls. A range of activities in this market will entertain children. They can even meet Santa Claus himself there.
Live shows in Dubai are great chances for you to spend quality time with your family. Jingle Bell Rock will be held at Dubai World Trade Center, and NSO Big Band’s Santa Baby at Dubai Opera!
The performance of NSO Big Band will be on December 11 and Jingle Bell Rock’s on December 18. Meanwhile, Omar Kamal will be returning to Dubai to perform on December 12 at Dubai Opera. He is a Palestinian singer and composer!
Cirque de Glace is also an iconic ice dance performance. It will be held at Dubai Opera during December 24 – 26.
The good news is that the UAE has new activity hubs to offer. In other words, you can enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities in this amazing country. This is why residents and tourists are flocking to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and Hatta to experience these new additions.
If you haven’t tried the hiking and biking trails in Hatta, now is the perfect time to explore them.In addition to off-road biking, there are several parks that offer biking tracks and bike rentals. This is because the sport has been rapidly gaining popularity among local residents.
The Desert Safari is a staple outdoor experience in Dubai. It is one of the most favorite activities in Dubai that you can experience with your friends and families. The Covid-19 pandemic may have turned this activity into a challenge of sorts, but if guidelines are followed, barbecues would be a great way of spending time outdoors to have fun, enjoy games and delectable food.
Here is a list of events you can enjoy this winter in Dubai:
Sir Winston Churchill Cup in Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
Being a new and special tournament, in the honor of the renowned Prime Minister of the UK, the Sir Winston Churchill Cup welcomes visitors; all proceeds will go to The Churchill Centre. The time of this event is December 9-18.
Visitors can enjoy the benefits of the VIP lounge. They can also picnic alfresco, while cheering on their favorite players.
Dubai Shopping Festival
The festival of this year is set to host unique markets, live concerts, art installations, and stage shows, while following all the health and safety protocols put in place by the government. This event will be held from December 17 to January 30.