Christmas Is Already Nearly Here And Dubai Is ALL SET For A Big One With These Fabulous Festivities

Christmas markets FTW

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Dubai's gearing up for the MOST wonderful time of the yearrrr, and 2018 is going to be the BEST one yet, for many reasons.

Plenty of residents look forward to the fun that ensues - from the festive markets with fake snow (LOVE) to the turkey delivery, the fun brunches and the brilliant Christmas decorations that adorn hotels, malls and the like.

And Jumeirah always knows how to do it. This year, there's more, it's bigger and better, it's CHRISTMAS.

Here's what you need to know.

The festive markets are ON

There's a new festive market in town, and if its sister market is anything to go by, this is going to be THE place to be for everyone from Santa and the elves, to Rudolph and Buddy the Elf.

The Creekside Festive Market at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a fab new festive market opening up and will see plenty of games, fake snow, festive stalls and delicious Christmas goodies for eating.

The classic Souk Madinat Festive Market will also be on at Fort Island, on the same dates, and both will be filled with festive activities including gingerbread decorating, snow-fights, ice-skating, Christmas carols and more! It's the ULTIMATE place to celebrate the silly season.

It's on from December 20-28 at both Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah.

For those keen to stay in, order your turkeys now

Turkey Roast

Who can be bothered cooking a turkey for the festive season, it TAKES SO LONG

You’re busy enough, so why not order in a delish Christmas turkey? There are plenty of places serving up turkeys with all the extra trimmings, including:

Madinat Jumeirah is serving up roast turkeys along with chipolata, roast potatoes and veggies, sauces and HOMEMADE MINCE PIES to finish, from December 20-25. Email jumeirahhospitality@jumeirah.com.

For those up the northern end of Dubai - or northern emirates, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is cooking up a storm. Grab your delicious juicy turkeys, cooked especially for you. They're available from December 20-25, from Nomad Restaurant. Email jchrestaurants@jumeirah.com

The beautiful, newly reopened Jumeirah Beach Hotel is dishing up some INCREDIBLE cakes and bakes as well as all the Christmas faves. It's well worth booking in for a Christmas pudding along with your turkey, these look absolutely divine - available from December 23-26. Email creationscakery@jumeirah.com

And for the macarons, marshmallows and minced pies, head to Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to sample some of the best Christmas feasts, from December 23-26. Email JETDining@jumeirah.com

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If you'd rather head out this Christmas, there are plenty of offers on

British gastro pub, Dhow & Anchor, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is dishing up a British style Christmas lunch for AED310 per person.

At Nomad - within Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, there's a sprawling alfresco buffet for AED365 per person including house drinks.

The stunning outdoor terrace at Burj Al Arab, Scape is serving up a Californian fusion four-course Christmas lunch for AED550 per person.

Mediterranean seafood, sprawling views of the Jumeirah shoreline and Burj Al Arab, and a gorgeous outdoor terrace - Rockfish does Dubai Christmas just right. Enjoy Christmas Day brunch a la carte style form 12.30-3.30pm, or dinner at 6.30-11.30pm.

Enjoy the infamous Al Qasr brunch in true Christmas style, with The Hide, Arboretum & Al Hambra across the courtyard. It's AED895 per person, from 12.30-4pm.

For the meat-lovers, The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is the place to be this Christmas. It's an a la carte service and you can enjoy the meats cooked just the way you like. From 6.30-11pm.

Don't miss out! Book your place now.

Check out the full festive listing on Jumeirah Festive Dining

Written By

Caitlyn Davey

Caitlyn is an Aussie journalist looking to change the world. In her spare time she loves playing sport, travelling and basically doing anything that means she doesn't have to sit still.

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