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LOOK: Holiday events and places you can visit in the UAE this season

by | Lifestyle

Dec. 15, 19 | 10:23 am

It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year where malls, restaurants and other places switch on the lights on their Christmas displays.

Apart from the discounts and holiday atmosphere, people would look forward to visiting holiday destinations.

In the UAE, overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are in a for a treat during the holiday season.

Here are some of the places you can visit over the weekend or during your holiday break this month.

Christmas Tree at Wafi Mall

(Credits to: Wafi Mall FB page)

The mall has decided to go for an elf theme this year.

According to a post on its Facebook page, Wafi mall unveiled their #ElfAdventures Look for Santa’s Grotto. They also have a Christmas Market with lots of seasonal goodies and an Elf Village where you could take Instagrammable photos.

The display will be until Dec. 24.

Winter Wonderland Weekend

(Photo credit: QE2 Dubai FB Page)

Their annual Winter Wonderland began today.

It’s a perfect getaway for families and kids will surely love their Captain Hook Brunch, Peter Pan at Theatre by QE2 and the Chrismas Tree Light Switch.

However, they’ve advised that they are now fully booked.

There’s another event that people can look forward to like the spectacular Bee Gess show at the QE2 Supper Club this eveninh and the Arte Makers Market on Saturday which is free to enter.

Dubai Opera

(Photo credit: Dubai Opera FB page)

Fancy some classic and with live entertainment?

Dubai Opera is offering a family concert of carols and much-loved Christmas classics performed by London Concert Orchestra Show Band, Capital Voices and West End soloists.

This will run from Dec. 12 until Dec. 14.

They also offer authentic festive treats and seasonal shopping at their Christmas market until 14 December from 4pm till midnight. You can also meet Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm!

McGettigan’s (Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi)

For a festive Christmas Day celebration, you can enjoy a 3 course meal & 5 house drinks for just AED289 here at McGettigan’s.

Featuring traditional turkey and ham with all the trimmings, the Christmas Day Special is available any time from 12-8pm.

Yas Winter Carnival

(Photo credit: Yas Winter Carnival FB Page)

From bouncy castles to dancing Santa’s, Yas Winter Carnival is offering it all to its visitors.

The best thing about it is it’s for free!

The carnival just opened last Thursday, Dec. 12.

Downtown Dubai’s Wonderful Winter Walk

Photo credit: Downtown Dubai FB page

If you fancy a cooler atmosphere and a walk, head on to Downtown Dubai with your family and friends.

You can take a stroll along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard this holiday season and take in the wonder of their festive lights. It features four meter high lit reindeers and row upon row of stars, leaves and doves.

Explore fun activities for all the family from Ice golf and edutainment by Kidzania Go to wonderful live street performances and festive characters who visit every weekend.

Visit the Dubai Trolley for fresh hot chocolate, gingerbread and marshmallows complete with live festive music, and, capture the perfect selfie at “The Wings of Mexico”.

Here are the schedules there:

Dubai Opera Festive Market:
Dec 4 – 14
Weekdays (Sun – Wed) from 4 pm till 10 pm
Weekends (Thu – Sat) from 4 pm till midnight

Kidzania Go:
13 Dec – 29 Dec Daily
2pm – 10pm
Downtown Eats

kidZania Ice Golf:
2pm – 10pm
13 Dec – 29 Dec Daily

The Dubai Trolley – Festive Edition:
Dec 12 – Dec 29
Next to the Emaar Sales Centre

Winter Street Festival Street Artists:
4pm – 10pm
Every Weekend from Dec 5 – Dec 29
Roaming at SAB, Burj Plaza and the Boulevard

Festive Parade:
Every Weekend from Dec 13 – Dec 29
Roaming on the Boulevard

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