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Fort Island’s Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah

Fort Island’s Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah

A Christmas Market is a time honour European tradition and something we’ve absolutely mastered in recent years.  With a huge selection of stalls selling Christmas food, drink and little goodies, Christmas songs and festive classics playing through the speakers and the whole community getting together to celebrate the holiday season, a Festive Market is the ideal place to spend the build up to Christmas.

With so many great things going on in and around Dubai for Christmas, picking out your perfect Christmas Market is becoming a bit of a challenge in itself.  There are so many fantastic choices and simply not enough time to make your rounds and visit them all.  One of our favourite Christmas Markets is taking place at the iconic Madinat Jumeirah, where you can enjoy some of the best festive activities available to you.

Find a cheap hotel in Dubai now to really make sure you’ve got the best access to some of the fantastic Christmas markets in Dubai.

Madinat Jumeirah

This modernised version of the traditional Arabian marketplace is one of the best souk experiences you can get in Dubai without travelling to the old souks.  You can walk through the narrow alleyways, like you would in a traditional souk, and still get the same sense of luxury you do in all other parts of Dubai.

Try some of the perfumes on offer, spices and kaftans being sold and traded at the souk before settling down at one of the many fantastic restaurants and cafes in order to take in the beauty of the location.

Fort Island’s Festive Market

The Festive Market at Fort Island is going to be one of the best Christmas events this year, again, and will be running from the 15th of December until the 27th of December.  The Winter Wonderland will be set up in your traditional European style Christmas Market, with a huge selection of other fantastic festive activities.

This year’s Festive Market will be featuring a brand new interactive LED Christmas Tree and daily visits from the man himself, Santa Claus, at 5:00 PM and then again at 7:00 PM.

While you’re at the Festive Market you can also take advantage of the Santa Claus themed abra boat rides, which offer up some of the best views of the Arabian Gulf as well as the iconic and world famous Burj Al Arab hotel.  You can take part in a fantastic choice of games, slides and there’s even a great snowball zone perfect for setting up a massive family wide snowball fight.


You can join in the festive fun at Fort Island’s Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah from the 15th of December on Sunday to Wednesday at 3:00 PM until late and then on Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 PM until late.

On the 24th and 25th of December, the market will open up at 12:00 PM until late.


Entry to Fort Island’s Christmas Market at Madinat Jumeirah is completely free!


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