10 Amazing Events in Dubai this December

By Megan Millisky

Dubai is one of the most amazing places in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a bustling place year-round, and there is a wide variety of things to do. Read on to learn about some of the incrediblenevents offered in Dubai this December.

1. UAE National Day

Celebrate everything amazing about Dubai! On December 2, the whole city rejoices with parades, concerts, and dhow races. This is such a fun time to walk the streets of the Dubai and discover all it has to offer.

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2. Dubai Shopping Festival

This is the biggest shopping and entertainment festival in the Middle East! Each year people from around the world gather to enjoy exclusive merchandise and great deals. The festival includes fireworks, raffles, and concerts. Events happen city-wide from December 26 - January 24.

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3. SOLE DXB Festival

Come to the biggest fashion show in Dubai - SOLE DXB. It celebrates fashion, along with music, art, and sports. This festival is famous for its celebrity attendees and huge crowds.

Address: Dubai Design District (d3)

4. Emirates Travellers’ Festival

December 18-21, head to Mushrif Park for the Emirates Travellers’ Festival! It’s the biggest gathering of travelers in the world. Adventure-lovers will want to check out the film screenings and travel photography exhibit. There will also be talks and lectures.

Address: Al Khawaneej St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

5. Dubai International Film Festival

December 6-13, discover your new favorite movie at the Dubai International Film Festival. Audiences can watch feature films and short films from all genres.

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6. Jingle Bell Favourites at the Dubai Opera

Make a winter memory you won’t soon forget at the Dubai Opera. Dress up in your Christmas apparel as you sing and dance along. This family-friendly show plays December 12-14. Christmas carols will be performed by the London Concert Orchestra Show Band.

Address: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

7. Solar Eclipse over Dubai

On December 26, step outside to witness a solar eclipse. The eclipse will happen from around 7 AM until 9 AM.

Address: Dubai, UAE

8. Dubai Women’s Triathlon 2019

December 13, watch or enter this amazing triathlon! Participants will swim, bike, and run their way through Dubai. Some of Dubai’s most iconic buildings and sights are along the triathlon path. In the most difficult of the three triathlons, racers will swim a mile, bike 40 miles, and run 6 miles.

Address: 23a Jumeirah Street - Dubai Ladies Club - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

9. The Dubai Festival City Santa Run

December 13, dress up in a Santa costume and run through Dubai! This fun run begins at the Dubai City Festival Mall. Participants get a goodie bag and refreshments, and can meet Santa Claus after the race.

Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai United Arab Emirates

10. The Nutcracker

See this classic Christmas story performed at the Dubai Opera. December 4-7, watch this magical show come to life when performed by the Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre.

Address: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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