Best Christmas Market in Dubai

The Top Christmas Markets in Dubai

What’s the best part about Christmas? Holiday shopping, of course! And when you’re in a city like Dubai, you know shopping goes beyond the malls. 

So, if you’re ready to get festive while doing some retail therapy, we created a list of the best christmas markets in Dubai for you to check out this holiday season.

Winter City at Expo City


Address: Expo City Dubai – Al Wasl Plaza – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 555 2030

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily


  • AED 20 entrance fee

Wondering what it feels like to be in a winter wonderland? Let Winter City at Expo City give you all the feels – and some good retail options – being one of the best Christmas markets in the city.

But this isn’t just your typical Christmas market because Winter City also aims to promote sustainability with eco-friendly displays and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Santa and his elves are ready to sprinkle all the holiday magic throughout Winter City, so be prepared to have some fun, eat good food and of course, enjoy some shopping.

Santa’s House in the heart of Winter City has all the tips and tricks for reducing, recycling and reusing, all from Santa himself.

Wondering where the elves are? They’re busy hosting workshops on sustainability and embracing farm-to-table living at Frosty’s Farmhouse. 

You’ll also find some of them at Santa’s Toy Factory creating STEM-based sustainable toys. Let your children join the fun in creating their own solar-powered cars and wind turbines.

Does your little girl love to bake? Take her to Mrs. Claus’ Bakery to decorate Christmas cookies using sprinkles, frostings and more.

Of course, you can’t leave without sending a letter to Santa using recycled paper and eco-friendly markers. Oh, and a photo inside the winter globe is also a must!

Grab a bite at one of the many dining options around Winter City and don’t forget to do some shopping while you’re at it. 

Pro tip:
The metro is the easiest form of public transport to Winter City. Stop at the Expo 2020 station and walk for a few minutes to the venue. 

Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market


Address: Fort Island – Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Operating hours:

  • 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM daily


  • Free

A 36-foot Christmas tree, a train ride to the North Pole and a snow fight zone – you get all that and more at one of the best Christmas markets in Dubai, the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market.

Spread across 1,750 square meters of the popular Dubai souk, this festive market has everything you’d expect in a Christmas wonderland, Arabian style.

Fancy a ride to the North Pole? Hop on the market’s train. Or you might prefer riding the beautiful Venetian carousel.

For the adventure seekers, there’s the bungee jumping and snow fight zones that  will surely wear your kids’ energies out. 

The little ones can decorate their own gingerbread houses, go on an Abra ride with Santa and just run around the massive market. 

The market also has an extensive selection of stores where you can find trinkets of all kinds to give as gifts or take back home. 

And if you ever get hungry from all that walking and running around, you won’t have a shortage of options with dining in the market. 

Pro tip:
There’s limited parking in the market, so it’s best to take a taxi instead of bringing your own car.

Winter Garden at Habtoor City


Address: Al Habtoor City – Sheikh Zayed Road –  Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 435 5577

Operating hours:

  • 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM


  • AED 25 per person consumable

Want to take advantage of the cool Dubai weather? Celebrate the festivities outdoors at The Winter Garden in Habtoor City.

Here, you’ll find everything from a roller skating rink to a soap making workshop that will surely keep you and the entire family entertained for hours.

The kids can choose from the many activities that they can enjoy while you do some Christmas shopping.

Don’t forget to check out the live performances from local singers, especially on the weekends, and of course, the daily visits from Santa that your kids can’t pass up. 

Pro tip:
Enjoy different kinds of food from the many pop-up restaurants in the market where you can use your food and beverage voucher for AED 25 from your entry fee ticket.

Legoland Dubai


Address: Dubai Parks and Resorts – Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 820 3123

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily


  • Starts at AED 295 per person

We already know Legoland Dubai is fun, but wait until it turns into a Christmas market and wonderland all in one.

Imagine a festive market with everything being made from Lego including different Lego wooden hunts, decorations and a three-meter Lego Christmas tree.

Of course, this is Legoland, so you can expect a lot of arts and crafts for kids – and even adults – could enjoy. If you’re lucky, you could even meet the different Lego characters on your visit. 

And we all know you can’t leave Legoland Dubai without doing some serious Lego shopping. For sure, you’ll find something that one of your family and friends will love. 

Pro tip:
You’ll do a lot of exploring during your visit to Legoland Dubai. So, make sure to bring your own water bottle to take advantage of the free water bottle refil around the park.