Yes they do do Christmas in Dubai. They play carols in the malls, they sell decorations in the malls and they erect huge trees in the malls.
You can't escape Christmas in Dubai.
From shopping, through Santa to Christmas Brunch on the QE2, it's Christmas everywhere.
Mum is visiting us for Christmas this year, she came in 2016 and is on the hunt for the biggest Christmas tree she can find, we're going to every Christmas market, eating Christmas cake from M&S, watching movies, shopping and she's getting freaked out by spending days on the beach in December.
So far Mum is disappointed with the Christmas trees she's seen, there's no point taking her to the biggest ones in her first few days. She has no concept however of the size of the malls she is in and says this tree is too small.
Another disappointment, but this tree is inside a shop in the mall.
Here we go, she was happy with this tree, but wants more.
The Souk Madinat
Mall of the Emirates I'm stood on the 3rd floor to get the tree in one shot.
I'll be adding more photo's leading up to the big day, so don't forget to check back as the trees are going to get bigger and better.
I'm wondering if Costa Coffee are using the same throughout their stores like they are in Dubai.
It's too hot in Dubai, despite it being winter, so I have a selection of Christmas t-shirts from Primark bought over the years. It's the Christmas pub quiz on Wednesday, help me choose one to wear.