Christmas Festivals in Dubai Overview

Dubai has its own local festivals; however this multi faith tolerant state also celebrates Christmas with great enthusiasm and massive joy. Therefore, the Christian Expatriates of Dubai have to feel at home during the Christmas season, enjoying the Christmas parties, events, discount offer and decorations. As always, this year too, Christmas will be celebrated with much trumpet blast in Dubai. The First-Ever Dubai Christmas Festival (DFC) will be conducted at Dubai Media City, from 6th to 8th December, 2012. This amazing outdoor festival is wonderful opportunity for the Christian expats and tourists in Dubai who feel isolated from their families to come and embrace the spirit of the season by socializing, buying gifts and enjoying cooking, eating etc. The DCF will showcase a shopper’s festive paradise, numerous Christmas workshops, regional bands, generous menus, and much more.

Visit: Dubai Christmas Festival Website


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    Keeping in view the feelings of the Christian expats of Dubai in mind, the first ever Dubai Christmas Festival will be organized in at the famous Dubai Media City. This wonderful festival is planned by the organizers of the renowned Taste of Dubai, Turret Middle East, and is sponsored by Philips.

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    - Christmas Workshops – gift ideas, tree decorating tips, crafts – table settings
    - Giant Christmas Tree & lighting ceremony
    - Winter Wonderland
    - Christmas Cookery School
    - Entertainment Stage - regional bands
    - Bandstand featuring carol singing and a gospel choir
    - Santa’s Grotto
    - Christmas Market – exclusive seasonal concessions
    - Festive food

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    Dubai Christmas Festival is a three-day’s outdoor event.

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    DCF will be conducted on the given below dates and timings:

    - Thursday 6th December – 3 pm to 11 pm
    - Friday 7th December – 2 pm to 11 pm
    - Saturday 8th December – 2 pm to 10 pm

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    You can purchase the tickets in advance or on the door, but the prices will vary. The tickets for adult that will be purchased in advance are AED 30 each and at the door are AED 40 each. The children between 2 to 12 years old will be charged AED20 each for advance tickets and AED25 each for the tickets at the door. There is free entry into the festival for kids under 2 years.

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    How to contact

    For sales, sponsorship or marketing queries:
    Pip Kalsi
    Sales Manager: +971 55 329 3798

    For marketing enquiries:
    Cath Fraser
    +971 56 671 2388

    For operations enquiries:
    Jeff Briones
    +971 55 368 3994

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    Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    How to get there

    By Bus:

    Infotech, Dubai Internet City 1 is Dubai Media City’s nearest bus station. It is just 90 m away; making 1 minute’s walking distance. All you have to do is, get into bus No. 8, 83, 85, 88 and X28 in order to reach this bus stop. Once you reach here, head southwest and find your destination right in front of you.

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