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We're almost half way through December, which means that in most homes, the Christmas trees are up, the lights are switched on and the bargaining chip of 'You'd have to do this or that so you're on Santa's good list' have begun! And if your kiddos are on Santa's good list, then you will probably want to take them to meet the big man in red before Christmas day.
Here is a list of places where you can meet Santa Claus in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to make your family's festive holiday season all the more fun and memorable. Whether you meet him in a mall, a market, a candy shop, on an Abra ride or even 250m up high in the sky, these Santa experiences promise to be truly magical.
Experience the most magical time of the year amidst an enchanting festive season display at Wafi City's Celebrations Around the World. Take your kiddos to meet and greet the big man in red at his very own upgraded two-storey grotto. Santa will also be giving them a very special gift customized with their name, as well as beautiful framed photo of them together to be cherished forever.
Your kiddos will also get the chance to visit the Elves’ playground and see how their presents are made at the Toy Factory. Not only will you be having a great festive time, but you will also be giving back to the community, since with every purchase of a Santa’s Grotto ticket, AED 5 will be donated to charities.
What's a better place to meet our favorite man from the North Pole other than at the largest candy store in the Middle East - Candylicious! Give your kiddos the chance to meet Santa at his Candy Grotto and have a memorable family picture snapped with him. All family members will also be leaving with a handmade personalized lollipop or candy cane (one per ticket). Get a FREE Garrett Popcorn taster bag of your choice when you book through Kidzapp!
Ho Ho Ho! Guess who is coming all the way from Lapland to the Finland Pavilion at Expo 2020 this festive season? It's Santa Claus! Get your little elves ready as this is a great opportunity to get your festive family photos taken with Santa and for the little ones to share their Christmas Wishlist with him. Don't miss the chance to meet the big man from Dec 17-22 at the Finland Pavilion in the Mobility District.Tickets starting from just AED 45!
Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market is bringing you a magical winter wonderland, where your kiddos will be jumping up and down from excitement as they take an Abra ride with their very own favourite Santa.
You can also expect lots of fantastic family activities, light and sound Christmas tree shows, gingerbread house decorations, North Pole train rides, workshops, and much more!
Don't miss the chance to take an awesome photo of your little one with Santa on a traditional sleigh at Times Square Center. Your kiddos will meet Santa in his Grotto and get special pictures snapped! They will also be able to tell him all about their Christmas wishes by writing them down on a letter and handing it over to Santa.
Keep an eye out for the one-of-a-kind Grand Festive Tree made out of recycled plastic cups from the world’s oceans!
Dubai Festival City Mall is hosting an awesome Winter Wonderland for you and your kiddos. Experience this magical season by walking underneath the Christmas tree and fairy lights, meeting Santa and handing him your letter full of Christmas wishes or become his helper at his workshop and so much more
Meet and Greet the Big Man in Red at this awesome Rooftop Festive Village at Nakheel Mall. Lots of nostalgic fun and FREE activities are in store for you and your kiddos. Expect toy factory workshops, an ice rink, live music and entertainment, a market, a kids play area and much more!
Get to meet and greet Santa at “literally” new heights at Ain Dubai. This holiday, you and your family can snap some festive photos with the Big Man in Red at his magnificent grotto, located 250m high in a shared cabin! How awesome is that??
Each family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) will be able to spend around 38 minutes in a very festive set up on a shared air-conditioned cabin. You will get an 8-10 minute photoshoot with Santa and your family in his magical 250m high grotto.
The Galleria's Winter Village is THE place to be this festive season, if you're looking for a magical Santa visit as well as unrivaled insta-worthy family snaps! Get your little elves ready to meet Santa and his elves and capture memorable moments in Santa's sleigh.
Santa’s visitors will receive exclusive special offers and promotions from brands in the Galleria as a special gift with their photo. Want to meet Santa? Book your visit now!
Santa is taking a long break from his busy schedule to come meet your kids at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. Daily, and until Christmas Day, you will be able to find Santa at the Town Square right by the magical festive tree.
The Santa Meet & Greets start from 3pm every day and run on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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