5 Fun Things to Do This December

Apart from all the festive fun and frolics, we’ve rounded up some activities that are only happening this month.

December is a busy month packed with Rugby 7s following swiftly on the heels of the epic Abu Dhabi Formula 1, then straight into Christmas and New Year. But there’s more exciting events and things happening in the city this month beyond that, and the Insider team have been hard at work weeding out the best ones for you.

Read on to find out more…

  1. See Kid LAROI at Coca-Cola Arena on Dec 8th

See Aussie rapper The Kid LAROI on Friday 8th December at the Coca-Cola Arena, and he’ll be performing all his major hits. Linked to famous US rappe Juice Wrld and for his appearance on popstar Justin Beiber’s track ‘Stay’, the 20-year-old (real name Charlton Howard) has been in the music scene since 2018. Tickets start at AED 175 and the show starts at 8pm. 

  1. Take Part in the Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Hosted by entertainer and boyband extraordinaire Dane Bowers plus his co-host Chris Sibley, the Big Fat Quiz is this year hosted at The Coterie Social and rewards winners with prizes of up to AED 5,000. It’s also Christmas themed, so get your reindeer antlers and ugly jumpers on, as there’s also a prize for the best-dressed table. This is on Friday December 8th at The Coterie Social. 

  1. Join the Ski Dubai Festive Run on December 9th 

If you’re already overindulging in festive feasts and events, it might be a good time to get started on your fitness journey a little earlier than January, by joining the Ski Dubai festive run. Tumble down the snowy inclines and get ready to run, at this family-friendly event which offers prizes to the best dressed, so get your Santa hats and reindeer outfits on. The race is suitable for all fitness levels and has three categories; kids (ages 5-9), juniors (ages 10-17) and adults (ages 18-70) and registration is open now on

  1. Watch Beauty & The Beast on December 14th

The Dubai Panto Group is bringing back another production this year, and the 2023 edition will be Beauty and the Beast. Performing between Thursday Dec 14th and Tuesday Dec 16th, the show will be hosted at Fairmont the Palm’s ballroom. Tickets start at AED 75 and can be booked from Platinumlist. 

  1. Yoga-ify Yourself at The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis

The perfect way to recharge after a business Christmas Day, guests can get bendy at a custom yoga class against the ethereal backdrop of the Lost Chambers on December 27th. Improve your strength and flexibility, while getting some activity after days of sitting and eating, and you only need to bring a towel, water, and your own yoga mat. Reservations are needed (+971 4426 1000), tickets are AED 160 from 8am-9am.

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