Madinat Jumeriah’s Festive Market is back this year from December 17-27. Structured to resemble a winter wonderland the popular attraction - to which entrance is free - will feature a decorated Christmas tree, rides and games ranging from bungee jumps for teens to North Pole trains and a snowball zone for little ones, as well as activities such as gingerbread house decoration and abra tours with Santa through the resort’s waterways. Santa Claus will make an appearance daily at 5pm and 7pm. On-site food stalls will be offering seasonal bites such as roasted chestnuts and more.

The market is open from 3pm to 1am on weekdays and 12pm to 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.