Christmas Markets in Dubai Marina & Surroundings : 2021 Edition

With so many markets popping up all over the city, I’ve decided to put one together just for our area – for our own reference, and for anyone else who lives close by too. So here’s all the Christmas markets and Winter Wonderlands happening in Dubai Marina, Dubai Harbour, Bluewaters, Jumeirah Beach Residence and The Palm.

For all other Christmassy events – you can check out the listing by What’s On or Time Out.

I will update this page slowly with photos as we attend the markets and add on more events as we find out about them. If you know of anymore events, please let me know!

The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence

  • When : Thurs-Sat | 4-10pm | 10-25th December 2021
  • What’s happening :
    • Head over to find Santa and his elves touring the place handing out delicious candies
    • Snap a selfie or get an instant picture clicked (branded with The Beach logo and a digital version sent to you via email) with Santa and his elves
    • Show a receipt (no minimum spend) from any of the tenants at The Beach opposite JBR to enter the holiday-themed area and meet the man in red

Dubai Harbour

Harbour Wonderland

  • When : 3-11pm Daily | 16-30th December 2021
  • What’s happening : There’s a stunning 8-meter floating nautical Christmas tree – it’s beautiful at sunset (see photos below!) There’s a few paid activities like an ice rink (haven’t used it yet), snow zone (10aed for 15 mins), arts and craft corner, Santa meet & greet and more. There are food stalls to the corner, and also live music on Thurs-Saturdays from 6:30pm. Really nice set-up, probably because it wasn’t busy when we went on a Saturday afternoon.
  • More details on Dubai Harbour’s instagram page here.

Tap to view photos in full size.


Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah

  • When : 4-10pm Daily | 10th Dec – 2nd January 2022
  • What’s happening : Skating in the ice rink, daily meet and greets with Santa, various entertaining shows, festive instagrammable spots, and more
  • More details on the website here

Ultimate Summer Colour Trends Sale

Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

More to be added… Stay tuned.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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