The fifth edition of the Dubai Winter Festival was held at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 8 to 10 December 2016.
The event had a number of festive activities for families such as a ‘Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony’, ‘Haribo Santa’s Grotto’, a snow play area and ‘French Bakery Gingerbread House Decorating’.
Other activities included ‘Nutella Build-A-Snowman’ where families had the opportunity to decorate a snowman with a variety of props. The audience was also treated to Christmas carol singing led by adult choir groups and a number of schools in Dubai including Gulf Indian High School, American School of Dubai, Bradenton Preparatory Academy and Dubai British School Jumeira Park to name a few.
In addition, the winter market provided a platform for visitors to shop for Christmas presents from a variety of stalls where they could buy items such as real leather bags, art prints, jewellery, home decor, cupcakes, toys, pottery and other items.