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Festive Events That Aren’t Christmas Brunches 

If you’re feeling totally stuffed with all the dining and drink offers over the festive period, we’ve rounded up some of the best offers so you can participate without worrying about your belt buckle.

  1. Sparkling Wellness Treatments at Shangri-La, Abu Dhabi
    Start your wellness journey with a selection of holiday-inspired treatments at Chi, The Spa. Unwind with rejuvenating treatments based on natural ingredients and healing methods. AED 400 for a 60-minute full body massage ‘Holiday Treat’ or AED 570 for a 60-minute hammam ritual ‘Festive Bliss’ – valid until 31st Dec. Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call +971 2 509 8555 for reservations.
  1. Meet the Penguins, Ski Dubai

Take the whole family to Ski Dubai and meet the Gentoo and King penguins that reside there. You can also indulge in ski or snowboarding lessons, meet Santa, and have hot chocolate in the snow while watching a festive movie (hat and gloves provided!). There’s no better way to embrace a Christmassy vibe when you’re in the desert than being in authentic snow with a hot drink. Tickets start from AED 230, check here for more information or online booking. 

  1. Watch the Great Christmas Adventure

Featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Nutcracker army while they romp through an adventurous wonderland with magic and plenty of festive sparkle. A fun-filled activity for the whole family. Tickets are AED 80 and the shows are on until Dec 27th at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, at 2pm and 5pm, tickets from Platinum List.

  1. Dance through Snowfall in Côte d’Azur Monaco Hotel’s ‘Raining Street’

If Ski Dubai isn’t snowy enough for you, you can see snow falling as if from the heavens above at the Raining Street on the Heart of Europe Islands. A literal winter wonderland where rooftop sprinklers will dust you with snowflakes (it’s usually rain) on their specially made cobblestones for the Christmas period. Snack on roasted chestnuts and guzzle mulled grape and hot chocolate for the full experience. AED 300 from Dec 3rd onwards on the Heart of Europe, World Islands, call +971 4 549 0888 for more information. 

  1. Enjoy the Festive Wonderland at Habtoor Palace Hotel

The gorgeous gardens at Habtoor Palace Hotel in Business Bay is the perfect setting for the sprawling festive market, with themed stalls and activities for kids, shopping and dining offers for the whole family. To enter you need to download the Loyal App by AHG and register with a minimum spend of AED 25 that’s fully redeemable inside the market. Until January 31st 2024 from 4pm-midnight. Download the app here

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