Dubai is one of the greatest cities of our time. Each year, millions of tourists from all over the world head to Dubai, especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival, to enjoy this amazing city.

Dubai Shopping FestivalThough there are tourists all year round, Christmas is the best time to enjoy the best of Dubai. Plan a trip during this season. You will find awesome DSF packages that pack a lot of action and adventure, and are moderately priced. Also, there are quite a few reasons why Christmas is the best time to visit Dubai. They are:-

Though the dates change, the Dubai Shopping Festival is held around the same time. You can do you Christmas shopping here, and get crazy discounts like 70% to 90% off on clothes, electronics, furniture, jewellery, and more. DSF lasts for a whole month, and all of Dubai city is decked to welcome all the tourists. From high-end malls, to small stores in souks, all take part in the festival. Merchandise worth billions is sold. If you are lucky, you can also win unbelievable prizes like cars, cash, gold, and more in the daily raffle draw. DSF remains the biggest reason to visit Dubai during Christmas vacation.


Dubai is hot. Temperatures can easily cross 50 degree Celsius, and long exposure to heat can result even in death. Therefore, almost all buildings are air-conditioned. Getting out during the daytime is impossible. However, during Christmas, the weather is at its best. Even during the day, the heat is bearable, and the night are cold and chilly. You can truly explore the city, and have a great time. So, for tourists who are averse to heat, Christmas time is the best time to enjoy Dubai.

Offers and Packages

Christmas time is vacation time in most parts of the world. Schools are close and the parents also take time off work. Therefore, to take advantage of this fact, many tour operators and organizers come out with great discounts and offers to attract tourists. These offers are a great way to save money, and enjoy a vacation in your favourite destination. You can also mix and match your tours to include attractions like Burj Khalifa Tour, Desert Safari, Dhow Dinner Cruise, and many others. Therefore, go to Dubai during Christmas season, and get all hee additional attractions for a steal.


The Dubai Shopping Festival falls around this time, but even if not, Dubai still celebrates Christmas in a big way. There are Christmas special all around the city. Famous restaurants of the city have special brunches and dinners, where are you served special christmas dishes from all around the world. At Souk Madinat Jumeirah, there’s a special snowball fight for children. Yes, they make snow just for the children to enjoy. Also, there are many events and parties at prime locations all around the city that celebrate Christmas. They are nothing like anything you’ve ever seen before, making them a strong reason to visit Dubai during Christmas vacation.

Santa’s Grotto

What is Christmas without Santa Claus? It would be criminal if there was no Santa involved in Dubai’s Christmas celebrations. At the WAFI Mall, you can find him everywhere. Throughout the mall, there are many grottos (Santa’s workshop) set up, where children can sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their wishes for present, while you can buy the gift they want. Don’t forget to take your camera, as this guarantees to be a memorable place. Get there early as the mall gets full during the day. Also, WAFI mall has many entertainment avenues you can explore.

Despite the Dubai Shopping Festival being nearby, Christmas season is equally big and celebrated in Dubai. This is one of the best times of the year, when tourists avail special DSF packages, and enjoy what Dubai has to offer. Dubai is an amazing destination all the year round. People who regularly visit Dubai, still discover many new things each time they visit, as this city is constantly changing and evolving. From magnificent architectural feats to adventures that push the boundary, Dubai promises that you will never have a dull moment here. So, plan your vacation for Dubai, and get ready to have the best vacation ever.