Keeping all of the family entertained can be difficult at the best of times, fortunately this festive season there is lots going on with the Dubai Shopping Festival. Here is a breakdown of some of the best festive family experiences this month.
Nakheel Mall Rooftop Village
Foodies will love this hub at the Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah, because festivities take on a new meaning at one of Dubai’s latest retail destinations. The mall is celebrating the holidays with an iconic and stylish Festive Village on its rooftop everyday this season.
When: Until Sunday 02 January 2022
Where: Rooftop at Al Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah
Christmas at Expo
One of the most spectacular Christmas spots in the whole of the city is Expo 2020 Dubai. Think larger-than-life nutcrackers, tree lighting and delightful festive snacks. Even better, for the smallest guests, Santa Claus and Expo mascots, Rashid and Latifa, will come together to light up the festive tree and more.
When: Until Tuesday 28 December
Where: Expo 2020 Dubai
Price: Cost of entry to Expo 2020
Santa’s Grotto at Ibn Battuta Mall
For family-friendly festive cheer, head to Ibn Battuta Mall this month. Each day the mall will be hosting a meet and greet with Santa Claus and his elves. There will also be daily entertainment shows and a winter-themed ice skating rink for all to enjoy.
When: 2pm-9pm, daily until 30 December
Where: China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, UAE
Price: Most experiences free, with minimum spend of AED 150 for the ice skating rink
This winter a showcase of some of the winners and semi-finalists from America’s Got Talent will be on hand to offer the best live family entertainment in the city. Every weekend until the end of DSF there will be world-class entertainment. From Arabs Got Talent’s beatboxing and musical sensations, Medhat and Rock’n’Roll Oud and juggling stars of America’s Got Talent, Jeff the Juggler and Viktor Kee. To the tunes of Japanese DJ Akira and award-winning singer Danny Aridi, pun-tastic jokes of comedian Arzoo, and bucket beats of Matthew Pretty a.k.a The Bucket Boy, the entertainment line-up at DSF 2022 is unmissable.
When: On weekends until 30 January 2022
Where: Various locations around Dubai, including La Mer, City Walk 2, Al Seef, Dubai Festival City Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, The Pointe, City Centre Mirdif, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, Bluewaters, Al Khawaneej and The Walk
Harry Potter at Mall of the Emirates
This winter there is a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter event coming to Mall of the Emirates. This immersive Hogwarts-inspired pop up is the first of its kind in the region,featuring large-scale artistic installations of some of the most iconic structures from the books and films. Have your phones at the ready, to take pictures of this incredible space with entertainment and activities for all the family.
When: 10 January – 10 February 2022.
Where: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE
Price: Free entry upon a minimum spend of AED300
Snow White at Mall of the Emirates
This December, a festive favourite is coming to Dubai, as a host of talented performers bring to life the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mall of the Emirates’ The Theatre. With a star-studded cast, audience participation, colourful costumes and songs to sing along to, it’s sure to be a memorable night for all.
When: Until Tuesday 28 December
Where: Mall of the Emirates Dubai, UAE
Price: Tickets from AED 175, available from Dubai Calendar and Platinumlist
All this and more with an exciting, packed line up of citywide activations, promotions and opportunities to shop, win and play, all day, every day during DSF.
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