Christmas Markets in Dubai
Dubai is now free from the grips of intense heat, with a pleasant breeze and festive magic overflowing the city. The holiday season is back, and so are the Christmas markets. Yes, the much-anticipated

Christmas Market returning to Dubai!

The emirate is known for celebrating cultural diversities in its entire grandeur, and the following five Christmas markets depict Dubai’s universal spirit of welcoming the winter revelries.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden at Habtoor

The Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace has already started on November 1, 2023. This garden is completely set outdoors and is a major draw for merrymakers who want to soak in the winter charm and salubrious ambiance, with sparkling lights, Christmas trees, and stalls selling exotic foods, warm drinks, and delicious desserts. The best thing is that the voucher that comes along with your entry tickets can be redeemed at these stalls.

Location: Winter Garden, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City, Dubai

Duration: November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024

Timing: 16:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs

Ticket Rate: AED 25 per person

Winter City

Winter city Dubai

The Christmas fun and entertainment that await you at Expo City’s Winter City annually are nothing short of fantastic. The Expo City, along with its iconic Al Wasl Plaza, need no introduction, as it was the legendary venue of the grandest Dubai Expo 2020. Relive all exciting moments and celebrate Christmas in the most authentic way, thanks to its wintery setting with the presence of Mr. Santa and Mrs. Claus, the snow globe, and the huge gingerbread men, to name a few. Don’t just bring your family and kids here; let your pets also accompany you!

Location: Expo City Dubai, Al Wasl Plaza, Dubai

Duration: December 15, 2023 to January 14, 2024

Ticket Rate: Free Entry

Winter District

Winter District at Emirates Towers

Jumeirah Emirates Towers is one of Dubai’s most distinguished architectural marvels, and its Plaza Terrace is also set for a makeover to welcome the Winter District on December 14, 2023. It allows for a winter extravaganza amid giant Christmas trees, thrilling carousel rides and slides, snowmen, and, of course, plenty of food and drinks. Add to these the stunning views of the Museum of the Future in the backdrop.

Location: Winter District at Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Duration: December 14, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Ticket Rate: Free Entry

Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

Madinat Jumeirah Christmas Market

Christmas festivities and winter fun in Dubai can’t get much more terrific than at this 1,750-square-meter market. Mooch around its exuberant stalls, treat your senses to flavorsome foods and drinks, and let your little ones take to a North Pole Train, a Venetian carousel, a snow fight zone, and a four-lane bungee. What’s more, you can even enjoy an abra ride with Santa.

Location: 6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai

Duration: December 15, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Timing: 15:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs

Ticket Rate: Free Entry


Join Feastival at Jumeirah Golf Estates Golf & Country Club in December for a slice of bona fide Christmas celebration in Dubai. Families and little ones are in for a treat here, as they can pose with Santa, groove to a live DJ, wander the Christmas market, savor delightful foods, sip refreshing drinks, and further return with a unique gift. And don’t leave your pets behind with various dog-friendly shows, events, and gifts.

Location: Jumeirah Golf Estates Golf & Country Club, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai

Duration: December 16, 2023

Timing: 11:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs

Ticket Rate: Free Entry


As the countdown to Christmas has begun, make sure you save these Christmas markets Dubai returning dates on your calendar. They are unique, but all assure you of a vibrant atmosphere with loads of amusement, entertainment, and prized Christmas moments with your family and friends.

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Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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