Dubai is one of the best places to be in during the holiday season as the city is the most beautiful at this time of the year with bright decorations and exciting festive events. With pleasant temperatures ranging from 16°C at night and up to 30° during the day, December is the ideal month to travel to Dubai. If the weather in your hometown is making you feel cold, it’s time to come to Dubai and enjoy the festive season with its vibrant parties, street festivals, events, and other live entertainment. Keep reading to find out more about the Christmas and New Year events in Dubai.


Christmas Events in Dubai

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Expo

Prepare to feel joyful as Expo City transforms into a Winter City with a Christmas market, chalet-style buildings, pine trees, and a fairground popping up. There will be a toy factory, a 52-foot Christmas tree, gingerbread baking, and many more events for the whole family. Expo Winter City will remain open until January 8, 2023.


Nutcracker Musical at the Dubai Opera

The iconic ballet, The Nut Cracker will return this holiday season at the luxurious Dubai Opera. Enjoy a captivating performance by the renowned Moscow Ballet, La Classique. This two-hour production features stunning costumes and a magical backdrop, making it the perfect way to start the holiday season.


Winter Garden at Habtoor City – Until December 31

Start your Christmas celebrations with the Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace. Expect pop-up stores, a variety of family-friendly activities, entertainment, exciting attractions, and more. With a wide range of culinary options to choose from, you won’t go home hungry. To help satisfy all of your cravings, Shawarma Vibes, Aloha Dubai, and Sauce Diner will be there.


Winterfest at Dubai Media City – November 19 – December 18

The Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will host a first-of-its-kind Christmas market in Media City for the duration of the football competition in addition to an incredible FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fan zone. On Sunday, November 20, there will be an event to light the Christmas tree, and then there will be four weeks of Christmas-themed activities, including a festive market, Santa’s grotto, and much more.


New Year’s Events in Dubai

Begin your New Year with Kylie Minogue at Atlantis, The Palm

Kylie Minogue, an Australian diva & popstar, will bring even more magic to New Year’s Eve in Dubai this year. On December 31, attend the Gala Dinner at Atlantis, The Palm to hear the Grammy Award-winning artist perform a number of songs. 


An extravagant fireworks display, lavish meals including lobster and caviar, and live music from a 30-piece band were all included. The Asateer Tent has a bouncy castle, game booths, a giant slide, and other activities to ensure that your little ones enjoy the time of their lives.


New Year Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa

Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are always a huge affair, complete with magnificent fireworks displays at the city’s iconic monuments. Burj Khalifa will undoubtedly be the center of attention this year as spectacular pyrotechnics, lights, and lasers light up the Downtown sky. Head to Dubai Mall to reserve a premium table at one of the many restaurants like the Address Downtown, Cé la vi, The Loft etc., or ensure a viewing place at the Dubai Fountain promenade.


Martin Garrix live – 30th December 2022

The stage is set for one of the biggest dance music stars in the world as he returns to the city for a spectacular performance in front of an anticipated crowd of over 10,000 fans. Visit the Coca-Cola Arena on December 30 to catch Dutch DJ Martin Garrix live. Purchase your tickets as soon as possible for this electrifying show. 


Bid Farewell to 2022 at the Burj Al Arab

There is no other sumptuous location to see the first sunrise of the new year than the world’s first and only 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab. The open-air after-party hosted by SAL begins at midnight and lasts till late at night with a required minimum purchase of AED5,000 per person. SAL is a well-known beach club and restaurant in Dubai that offers pool access to all its guests and serves Mediterranean food while giving beautiful views of the sparkling Arabian Sea. While delicious bites are distributed to all guests to stave off cravings, live entertainment will guarantee that the festive atmosphere is maintained. 


Spend your New Year’s Eve at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa

If you’re looking for a luxurious hotel to have your New Year’s Eve dinner or a rooftop terrace club to dance into 2023, Armani Hotel is the place for you. Armani/ Prive will be hosting a new year’s eve party with World Class DJs on the decks playing their chart-topping beats after midnight. Reserve your spots for it today!

We hope we’ve helped you to plan out a fun and festive December! Reach out to us to know more about Dubai attractions and investment opportunities.

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