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Where To See Santa In Dubai And Abu Dhabi (2022)

Is there anything more exciting for the kiddos than meeting the Big Man in Red during the festive season? Not much, right? Well there are plenty of places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that you can take your boys and girls to for a chance to meet Santa and create unforgettable memories. From visiting his Grotto, to going on an Abra ride with him, to having a festive breakfast with the man himself, there are some truly great Santa meet and greet opportunities waiting for you!

Winter Wonderland at The Galleria

The Galleria Al Maryah Island is the best place to go to this holiday season for a host of festive fun activities! 

Between Dec 9-23, Santa will be waiting for you and the kiddos at his Grotto everyday from 10am at Level 3, Central Kitchens. This exciting meet and greet includes an exciting chance to send video messages and greetings to your loved ones around the world. You will also be able to take pictures with elves and a giant festive tree and one of the elves will be ready to snap you with the Big Man himself! 

This activity requires pre-booking so be sure to book your spot for this awesome Santa encounter!

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Location:
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Working Hours:
Dec 9-25, Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri & Sat till 00:00
Prices:
Entry : FREE
Some Activities : Chargeable

The Ripe Market Winter Wonderland at Al Barari

The Ripe Market at Al Barari Winter Wonderland is the perfect place for kiddos to enjoy exciting festive activities while you get to explore unique homegrown vendors in a lovely festive atmosphere. 

Kiddos have the exciting chance to meet Santa at his Grotto at this festive edition of the beloved market. There will also be many other activities for them to try out like pony rides, arts & crafts, petting zoo and more! 

Book with Kidzapp and get 20% OFF your entry ticket! 

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Location:
Seventh Heaven - Al Barari
Working Hours:
Dec 10-25, Mon-Fri 16:00 to 21:00, Sat-Sun from 13:00
Prices:
Entry Ticket : AED 16

Winter City at Expo City

Head to Winter City at Expo City for an absolutely magical time with your family as you explore all that this festive city has to offer. From chalet-style Christmas huts to plenty of fun activities and lots of pine trees and magical decorations, this city has it all. 

And most importantly, at Winter City your kiddos have the chance to not only meet Mr. Claus himself, but they can also meet Mrs. Claus as well!

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Location:
Expo City Dubai
Working Hours:
Nov 23-Jan 8
Prices:
Entry : FREE

Madinat Festive Market 2022

Madinat Festive Market is the biggest Christmas market in Dubai, spread across 1750 square metres and featuring a ginormous 26 foot stunning Christmas tree. 

And if you're after a truly unique Santa encounter, then this is the place for that. At Madinat Festive Market, your kiddos will be able to take a magical Abra ride with Santa himself and enjoy a ride across the network of canals at Madinat. Doesn't get better than this! 

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Location:
Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Dec 15-30, Mon-Thu from 15:00 till late, Fri-Sun from 12:00 till late
Prices:
Entry : FREE

This is Christmas at Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai definitely offers the best Santa meet & greet opportunities for your kiddos, with lots of fun and unique options to get up close and personal with Father Christmas. 

You have the option to have a meet and greet with Santa and get a printed photo of the moment, or you can opt for a festive breakfast with Santa. Yup, you read that correctly, you and the kiddos can dine with Mr. Claus himself and earn bragging rights for years and years to come! 

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Location:
MOE, Al Barsha 1
Working Hours:
Dec 1-25, Daily 12:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Meet Santa : AED 125
Breakfast with Santa : AED 125
Meet Santa & Snow Cinema : AED 200
Meet Santa & Snow Park : AED 275

Santa's Academy at Wafi City

Santa's Academy at Wafi City is such fun place to take the kiddos to this holiday season. 

Kiddos can enjoy stunning festive displays and undertake elf training and graduate from Santa's Academy with a cap and gown. And of course, they will have the chance to meet Santa at his impressive two-storey Grotto and get his blessings as newly appointed elves! 

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Location:
Wafi City, Oud Metha Road
Working Hours:
Dec 6-24, Daily 8:30 to 21:30
Prices:
Ticket : AED 70

Winterfest at Dubai Media City

Santa will be waiting for your little ones at his Grotto at Winterfest by McGettigan's in Dubai Media City. Your little ones will also have the chance to meet his handy elves who will be at the Grotto with some tasty treats at hand like hot chocolate, mulled grape and other festive snacks

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Location:
Amphitheater, Dubai Internet City
Working Hours:
Nov 20-Dec 24, Mon-Thu 15:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun 12:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Ticket : AED 50

Santa's Secret Island at Bluewaters Island

Head to Santa's Secret Island on Bluewaters for a fun festive adventure! 

Your kiddos will have a chance to enter Santa's winter Grotto and meet the old man himself. There are also plenty of other festive activities that they can enjoy after, like an ice rink, a life-size snow globe which they can climb as well as some festive workshops!

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Location:
Bluewaters Island
Working Hours:
Dec 10-29, Daily 12:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Activities : May be chargeable

Winter Garden at Habtoor City

Santa will be waiting for you daily at the outdoor market at Winter Garden in Habtoor City. 

The man in red will be ready for a meet and greet with you and the kiddos and happy to take some snaps of the moment. There will also be lots of festive fun that you can enjoy after, like a Christmas choir, pop-up shops and food stalls and a dedicated play area for the kiddos

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Location:
Habtoor Palace
Working Hours:
Nov 1-Dec 31, Daily 16:00 to 00:0
Prices:
Ticket : AED 25

Festive Activities at Dubai Festival City Mall

Everyday till December 28 between 4-10pm, you and the kiddos can visit Santa at his Grotto at Dubai Festival City Mall for a chance to meet Father Christmas. You can also take pictures with the old man himself for a keepsake of an unforgettable memory! 

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Location:
Dubai Festival City Mall
Working Hours:
Dec 8-28, Mon-Fri 16:00 to 22:00, Sat-Sun until 00:00
Prices:
Entry : FREE
Activities : May be chargeable