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Madinat Jumeirah announces Christmas market dates

Dubai’s iconic Christmas festival returns this December


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Christmas in Dubai

Summer is coming to an end in Dubai, which means it’s time to start looking forward to our favorite winter activities, and while it may seem like a drag, the truth is from National Day celebrations to Madinat Jumeirah’s magical festive market, it really is the most beautiful time of the year.

The market will be held from Friday, December 15 to Thursday, January 7, 2024. Fort Island will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland, opening from 3 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and from 12 p.m. on Fridays to Sundays. The market is set on the gorgeous Souk Madinat Jumeirah, with the clear water and Arabian ambiance just nearby. Best of all, it’s free entry for all to enjoy.


The market will feature a huge 36-foot Christmas tree with presents wrapped in ribbons at the bottom, a snow fight zone, bungee jumping, a North Pole train ride, a Venetian carousel, and Abra rides with Santa. There will also be plenty of festive food and drinks to enjoy, as well as the opportunity to decorate your own gingerbread house.

The area is stunning and offers plenty of other activities and popular dinner places right around Madinat Jumeirah. Though this event is likely to keep you and many others busy this December, the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market is the perfect place to go whether you’re looking for a fun family activity or a romantic evening stroll, to get into the Christmas spirit.

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