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The most amazing and the most awaited part of Christmas is shopping and the excitement that goes with it. People exchange gifts with friends and family, and to do shopping in Dubai an easy task, check out our list below, of the most happening festive shopping destinations in Dubai.
1) Souk Festive Market
On the cold winter days, nothing else can cheer you up than shopping in the Souk Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah. The 5,000 square metres of the arena in the middle of the complex is converted into a buzzing souk, with Santa Claus chatting with the children and keeping them entertained and the adventurous ice rink and what not.
Location: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Date: December 17th - 27th, 2015.
2) Dubai Winter Festival
The Dubai Winter Festival is touted to be the biggest winter festival in UAE with more than 130 stalls, funfairs and a huge Christmas tree decoration. The stalls will have all the festive items, great food as well as gift articles for the entire family.
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre
Date: 17th – 19th December 2015
3) Atlantis Festive Village
Visitors of all ages will have a lot of fun and entertainment at the Winter Wonderland organised by The Palm, this year at Atlantis' Festive Village. Activities being galore, and as an added bonus, there is a chance to meet the Santa in the lobby.
Location: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
Date: 1 December 2015 to 7 January 2016.
4) Outdoor Market at The Beach
This beach-side market will have fun and peculiar things for the visitors to buy handcrafted toys, Christmas décor, unprocessed skincare goods and stocking fillers. If you are lucky you can also come across some interesting items to buy here such as handmade necklaces or Mexican embroidered bags.
Location: The Beach, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Date: December 1 to December 26, 2015