happenings this month Fun Activities To Get Into The Festive Spirit
Fun Activities To Get Into The Festive Spirit
Updated on 15 December 2021

December is a month full of festive treats for all the family that is sure to bring loads of cheer and happiness your way. From baking workshops, meeting Santa, Christmas Eve dinners and more, here are some places to visit and things to do to make this festive period even more magical.

Letters To Santa at Swissotel Al Ghurair

Swissotel Al Ghurair is offering guests with a chance to write a letter to Santa with special and thoughtful messages and drop it off at the letterbox at the Lobby and at other locations around the city. Three winners will be picked and announced on the Swissotel Al Ghurair Instagram page and will receive a festive surprise at the hotel.

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Gingerbread Workshop at Her by Caroline Astor

Kids can unleash their creative talents with a fun workshop at Her by Caroline Astor at St Regis Dubai, The Palm. The workshops will be held on 11 and 18 December and while the kids create magnificent gingerbread houses, parents can delight in a delicious afternoon festive tea, from 3pm to 6pm. Prices start at Dhs 200 for parents and Dhs 150 for kids aged 11 and below.

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Christmas Eve Brunch at Hutong

Delight in delicious Northern Chinese cuisine this Christmas Eve at Hutong at DIFC with a great feast featuring a limited time only menu. The meals will be themed, black and gold because in Chinese culture the colours symbolise immortality, power and richness. The brunch will run from 12.30pm to 4pm with prices starting from Dhs 288.

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Christmas Treats with Millennium Lounge

Enjoy a variety of delicious Christmas treats in a great Christmas setting including cakes, mince pies, gingerbread houses and cookies at Millennium Lounge at The Meydan Hotel. The offer is available till 2 January 2022 and will have prices starting from Dhs 29 per item.

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Christmas Eve Brunch at The Eloquent Elephant

Delight in a great Christmas Eve brunch at The Eloquent Elephant at Taj Dubai. Relish in a four-course meal with all the delicious trimmings. Guests that are dressed the best will get a lovely turkey takeaway from Santa. Prices for the brunch starts at Dhs 299.

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Baking Classes at Eat and Meat

Eat and Meat at the H Hotel Dubai is set to offer children a great opportunity to learn how to bake delicious desserts from a gingerbread house to chocolate truffles. While the kids bake, parents can relax at the Gallery Lobby Lounge or at the Mandara Spa. The classes are available from 12 to 23 December for kids aged 4 to 12 years. Class is priced at Dhs 99 or Dhs 399 for five classes in a week along with a customised chef jacket.

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Christmas Eve Brunch at Palm Garden

Palm Garden at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel is hosting a festive Christmas Eve brunch. The brunch will feature delicious dishes including all the Christmas specialities as well as live entertainment for all to enjoy. Prices for the brunch start at Dhs 249 per person.

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Afternoon Tea at Ya Hala Lounge Bar

Ya Hala Lounge Bar at Bab Al Shams is offering a great festive tea and will serve delicious savoury and sweet bites as well as festive beverages. The festive tea is available till 24 December and is priced at Dhs 225.

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Christmas Eve Buffet at The Market Place

The Market Place at Marriott Al Jaddaf is hosting an amazing Christmas Eve dinner for all to enjoy. Delight in the stunning festive decor while tucking into a buffet feast with dishes including mince pies, pudding, turkey and more as well as meals made at the live cooking stations. The buffet will run from 7pm to 11pm with prices starting from Dhs 295. Children aged below 6 years can eat for free and kids from the ages of 6 to 12 years can get a 50% off discount.

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Festive Feast at ZOCO

Celebrate the festive season with ZOCO at Al Habtoor City and delight in delicious Mexican and Latin American flavours. Enjoy dishes like shrimp cocktail, turkey, enchiladas, Peruvian tequenos and more. The offer is available from 16 to 25 December and has prices starting at Dhs 250.

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Festive Quiz Nights at Spike Sports Bar and Terrace

Spike Sports Bar and Terrace at Emirates Golf Club is bringing an amazing festive spin on the longest-running quiz night in Dubai. Winners will get a turkey takeaway with trimmings as the prize! Also delight in a Christmas roast at night along with festive drinks starting at Dhs 25. Prices start at Dhs 125 with timings from 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

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Christmas Eve Dinner at Cafe Belge

Enjoy a delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Cafe Belge at Ritz Carlton DIFC. Relish in a three-course set menu while taking in the stunning 1920s decor. The dinner will be available from 7.30pm to 11.30pm with prices starting from Dhs 295.

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Movies Under The Stars at Salamar

Salamar at Resort Gardens at Habtoor Grand Resort is offering individuals a chance to watch fun Christmas movies to liven up the festive season every Friday and Saturday. 

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Grandma's Christmas Cake at Brunch and Cake

Brunch and Cake at Wasl 51 and The Pointe are offering Grandma's festive fruit cake, available till 31 December for Dhs 75. The cake is a rice cake, stuffed with dried fruits including lemon peel, figs, orange peel, apricots, nuts, raisins and seasonal spices and topped with a fondant icing drizzle. 

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Afternoon Tea at The Lounge

Delight in scrumptious festive treats and snacks at The Lounge at the Dubai Creek Resort. Catch up with friends and family from 12pm to 7pm, with prices starting from Dhs 225. Festive tea is available till 25 December.

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Christmas Eve Dinner at Feast

Feast away for Christmas Eve with a delicious dinner at Feast at Level 6 at Sheraton Grand Hotel. Guests can enjoy a wide spread of international dishes from India, the UK, Mexico, Indonesia, Greece, China, the Middle East, Italy, the USA, France and Japan. Celebrate with stunning festive decor, a drink station and the band playing live music. Prices start at Dhs 395 with prior bookings required. 

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Festive Hampers at Jones Social

Jones Social at Millennium Airport Hotel is offering a range of fun and festive hampers that would be great gifts for friends and family. Choose between two hampers, the Christmas Treat Hamper and the Merrymaker's Hamper, both filled with chocolates, fudge and handmade panettone. The hamper is available till 7 January 2022 and will be priced from Dhs 199.

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Take Out Festive Menu at Farzi Cafe

Delight in a comfy festive celebration at home with Farzi Cafe at Mall of the Emirates and at City Walk. Available from 24 to 30 December, individuals can place orders for dishes including slow-cooked whole chicken, chicken soup, festive salad, Kabuli rice, popadums, bread, cranberry raita, peanut salan and a cranberry cheesecake. The meal serves four people and also includes four cans of drinks. The meal is priced at Dhs 299.

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Christmas Tea at the Tea Lounge

Tea Lounge at Address Fountain Views is hosting a great Christmas afternoon tea. Delight in a range of gourmet sandwiches, savouries, sweet treats, scones and more, while also enjoying the captivating views of Burj Khalifa. The tea is available till 30 December and will run from 3pm to 7pm. Prices start at Dhs 195.

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Christmas at La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie 

La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai is set to offer diners a special menu from 19 December made by Chef Anne Laure Morisset Dutel. Delight in dishes like boeuf wellington, yule log, roasted scallop leeks and more.

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Grape and Cheese Night at Epicure

Epicure at Melia Desert Palm Hotel is offering a fun Christmas celebration every Thursday with a grape and cheese night. Held from 7pm to 10pm, guests can enjoy a range of festive appetisers as well as a range of cheese options, paired with grape. Prices are set at Dhs 225 a person.

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Brunch at Roka

Roka at Business Bay is offering guests a delicious festive brunch, every Friday. From 1pm to 3pm, delight in dishes including sashimi, a sushi platter, dumplings, lamb cutlets, black cod, sea bream fillet and a dessert platter to end the meal on a sweet note. Prices for the meal start at Dhs 295.

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Pictures with Santa at Great British Restaurant

Great British Restaurant at Dukes The Palm is inviting all children to get a lovely photograph with Santa Claus. From 17 to 24 December from 10am to 11am, children can pose with Santa and then head to the Dukesy Kids Club for a special program after. 

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Festive Dinner at World Cut Steakhouse

Delight in a festive four-course meal at World Cut Steakhouse at Habtoor Palace Dubai. Diners can tuck into scrumptious dishes while enjoying the live entertainment. The dinner runs from 7.30pm to 11pm however children under 12 are not allowed. Prices start at Dhs 395.

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