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A Family-Friendly Halloween in Dubai? Check!

Calling all witches, wizards, and ghosts.

Are you feeling the chills this spooky season, but don’t know where to go? We’ve got you covered. Here, The Gaggler rounds up some kid-friendly Halloween activities that everyone can enjoy – that includes you.

Legoland Dubai

Kick off Halloween festivities with LEGOLAND Dubai from October 20 till 31. From LEGO models and building your own LEGO pumpkin to dance classes aplenty, the theme park has got fun things to do for everyone in the family.

LEGOLAND Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 820 3123, www.legoland.com, open 11am-6pm daily

Sonara Camp

Sonara Camp is the definitive spot for glamping and dining under the stars all year around, but on October 29? It will turn into an eerie, but fun playground with a wide range of entertainment – think: trick or treat, zombie breakdancing, magic shows, and more.

Sonara Camp, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, 04 223 8011, @sonara_camp, 4:30pm onwards

KidZania Dubai

Kidzania Dubai is going all out this Halloween, hosting a unique event called ‘Kastle of Terrorz’ with child-friendly spook-themed entertainment. Oh, and if you want your children to win exciting rewards, dress them up as their favourite characters. Bonus: the event will be run until November 6. 

KidZania Dubai, 2nd floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubai.kidzania.com, open 10am-8pm on weekdays & 10am-9pm weekends   

Dig It

Does your tiny one like arts and crafts? Then Dig It is where it’s at. Here, they can indulge in a variety of spooky crafts and participate in a scavenger hunt on both October 29 and 30, the latter of which will be held from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Dig it Spring Camp, The Springs Souk, 04 438 4479, www.digitdubai.com, open 10am-8pm on weekdays & 10am-10pm weekends

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Ever heard of ahaunted under-the-sea aquarium? Well, from October 29 to 31, The Lost Chambers turns into a spooky attraction complete with games, sea creature interactions, and plenty of fun photo opportunities. You can also win prizes if you dress up in a cool costume – if not now, then when?

The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis, The Palm, 04 426 1040, www.atlantis.com, open 10:30am-9pm daily


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Dubai Delights: Top Things to Do and Experience During December

Festive Dubai Delights.

Welcome to the enchanting realm of Dubai in December, where the cityscape comes alive with festive cheer and dazzling experiences. In this guide, we’ll uncover the top activities and events that make Dubai a must-visit destination during the magical month of December.

1. Festive Wonderland at Global Village:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Global Village, transformed into a festive wonderland with dazzling lights, international cuisines, and cultural performances that capture the spirit of the season.

2. Glittering Nights at Dubai Miracle Garden:

Witness nature’s artistry at Dubai Miracle Garden, where millions of flowers bloom in captivating designs. During December, the garden transforms into a twinkling paradise, offering a surreal and romantic experience.

3. Skiing in the Desert at Ski Dubai:

Embrace the juxtaposition of skiing in the desert at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort. Experience the thrill of winter sports and snow play, providing a unique and surreal adventure in the heart of the Middle East.

4. Dubai Shopping Festival Extravaganza:

Indulge in a shopping spree at the Dubai Shopping Festival, where world-class retail therapy meets entertainment. Discover unbeatable deals, cultural performances, and a vibrant atmosphere that defines the city’s festive spirit.

5. New Year’s Eve Spectacular:

Ring in the New Year with a bang at the iconic Burj Khalifa fireworks display. Join the celebration at various venues across the city, where the skyline transforms into a canvas of breathtaking fireworks and festivities.

Dubai in December is a sensory delight, offering a unique blend of cultural richness, festive celebrations, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re seeking winter wonderlands in unexpected places or immersing yourself in the extravagance of shopping festivals, Dubai has something to captivate every traveller’s heart during this magical season.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dubai in December special for tourists?

December in Dubai offers a unique blend of festive celebrations, cultural events, and pleasant weather. Explore the top activities and experiences that make it an ideal month for travelers.

Are the December festivities family-friendly?

Absolutely! Dubai’s December festivities cater to all age groups. From the magical atmosphere at Global Village to family-friendly events during the Dubai Shopping Festival, there’s something for everyone.

What should visitors know about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai?

Discover tips and recommendations for experiencing the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai, including prime viewing spots for the Burj Khalifa fireworks and other festive activities across the city.


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