Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas in Dubai #HDYGG?

Yes, they do, do Christmas in Dubai, big time, it is huge and more importantly you will be wished a Happy Christmas in Dubai. They just don't play carols and you can buy a nativity set in the supermarkets and listen to Slade and Jingle Bells in public all day long if you want.



You can take the children to see Santa, in fact you can take your dog to see Santa, you can buy real trees, fake trees, pre decorated trees, stick on the wall trees.


This is our tree, we've had it for 6 years and it was inherited from my MIL, you'd never think it was in the high 20s here, in the day and it's the middle of winter.


The presents are piling up and there is money for the kids


Bob and Pushkins are waiting patiently for Christmas Day


This is the other tree, you can't see in the photo, as there is so much tinsel and too much sunlight, but the tree is purple.


Here are the trees I've seen so far this year in Dubai, not many and no real ones, but at £162 for an 8ft 'live' Christmas tree, I'll be sticking to the artificial ones. Don't think I've ever bought a 'real' tree.




Carrefour at The Mall of the Emirates


Mall of the Emirates



Jumeria Beach Residence


 There were dancers, gymnasts, jugglers and carols being sung also.


At the doctors


Tesco









14 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm so impressed with how Dubai does Christmas, I had no idea!

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  2. Your living room is looking nice and Christmassy! Hope there aren't any doggy treats under the tree yet, looks like they might get sniffed out ;)

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    1. doggy and cat treats on top of the fridge

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  3. Tesco???!!!

    Oh my goodness though, they certainly do do Christmas in Dubai but does it feel festive? We have temperatures around 14ºC and I am struggling to feel the Christmas spirit.

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    1. Coming from SA to Dubai, You do get used to hot winters

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  4. Beauty of a cosmopolitan city they celebrate everything. I was also shocked to see giant Christmas displays in Kuwait a few years ago

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    1. we even had carol singers coming door to door

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  5. Wow Dubai really does a grand Christmas!I love that your dog got to meet Santa. It would be easy for me to say that I couldn't imagine Christmas in such heat but it's more a feeling than anything else so I'm sure I could. I love how many trees you have managed to snap - you deserve an end-of-year-medal!
    Thanks for sharing lovely and Merry Christmas x

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    1. thank you and a merry christmas to you all, also, we do get used to the heat, but it's more the sun that throws me when I try to take pics outdoors of the christmas trees

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  6. I suppose they have to have some concession to christmas as there are residents from all around the world.
    They all look great.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. some?????? christmas is in full swing, they play jingle bells in all the stores, wham, last christmas etc and we were wished a merry christmas today by the staff in the supermarket

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  7. I had no idea it was so Christmassy in Dubai, learn something new every day. Hope you had a good one x

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    1. we had no idea either, it's truly lovely

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