Posted on: 19-12-2016 in Dubai
Weathermen say top temperatures will be a degree or so cooler than usual this December. Christmas Day 2016 itself is set to be sunny with a pleasant temperature of 23 degrees.
Back in the UK, the money is on a mild(ish), cloudy Christmas. Frosts are not expected in London until the New Year.
Check out Time Out’s 2016 special feature on Dubai Christmas markets here.
Check out What’s On’s 2016 special feature on Dubai Christmas markets here.
The Dubai Shopping Festival will be 22 years old next year. Billed as “the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East”, this year’s event spread over our malls features the usual price-slashing deals, celebrity performances and infotainment with The Guinness Book of World Records.
Time Out magazine provides a good guide this year on what type of tree to get and a list of 6 Dubai outlets where you can get one.
Time Out has noticed how much we like brunch in Dubai and offers a special (and very useful) feature on brunch deals this Christmas.
Check out What’s On’s 2016 overview of Dubai Christmas dining deals here.
You probably won’t be able to miss this year’s city centre fireworks on New Year’s Eve – “plans are on the way to make this year’s New Year’s Eve to be even more spectacular than ever before.” (www.visitdubai.com/en/events/new-year-dubai-2017)
Elsewhere, if you’re looking for a proper knees-up, the Party in the Irish Village could be promising.
And you’re in luck if you’re into electronic dance music, with a trio of events filling the New Year’s Eve night sky with repetitive beats and extravagant light shows, including DJ Laidback Luke at Barasti Beach, the Desert One Music Festival and Axwell and Ingrosso at the Meydan.