The best gingerbread house workshops this Christmas in Abu Dhabi

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Christmas in Abu Dhabi just got better with these cute festive gingerbread house workshops

Christmas is coming to Abu Dhabi and all of Santa’s elves are going to be hard at work.

And, they will need you help!

With all the Christmas tree lightings and much more to look forward to, we cannot forget the magical, and tasty, gingerbread house, can we?

Those Christmas turkey takeaways in Abu Dhabi might be important, but who’s going to build the gingerbread houses?

In short, you are!

And just like that, we have some of the best gingerbread house workshops in Abu Dhabi.

So what are you waiting for?  You know what to do…


Al Wathba: a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Bait Al Hanine
Monday, 25 December, 3pm to 5pm

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Calling all young explorers, don your aprons and chef’s hats for a rather splendid, festive Gingerbread House Workshop filled with holiday cheer. The hotel’s talented chefs will guide little ones through the finer workings of gingerbread house building and encourage Santa’s little elves to let their creativity run wild.

AED 85 per child including snacks such as marshmallows, cotton candy, ice cream, and hot chocolate. For bookings, call 02 204 4444


The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Friday 8 December, 3.30pm – 7.30pm (Timing includes the Christmas tree lighting ceremony)

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It will soon be time for the little ones to have some fun building their very own gingerbread house in this festive workshop. Let your little heroes unleash their creativity as they play and have fun. There will be refreshments too, not to mention a visit from the man himself, Santa. And don’t forget to hang around for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

AED 195 per child. For bookings and more information, call 02 694 4553 or email restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Workshops 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 December

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Head to the wonderful Giornotte this Christmas in Abu Dhabi for a spot of Gingerbread house decorating. Let the little ones exercise their artistic side and decorate their tasty house with festive goodies such as candy canes, cookies, and marshmallows under the expert guidance of the hotel’s pastry chefs.

AED 179 per gingerbread house. For reservations, call 02 818 8203 or email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com


Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

10 and 17 December 3pm to 5pm

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Head to Sim Sim Restaurant where there is not only a festive feast for the entire family, but also a rather fab workshop for the little ones. The Gingerbread House Workshop, a favourite festive activity for everybody, will see families come together building a beautiful edible house while enjoying an enticing spread of sweet treats, confectionary, and freshly baked Christmas-themed sweets & pastries.

AED 165 per child. For bookings, call 02 697 0000 or email fbres.saadiyat@rotana.com


Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

15 to 17 December, 3 to 5 pm

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The bells are jingling and the sound of festive cheer decks the halls in Pearl Lounge with an interactive workshop where Santa’s little helpers can decorate gingerbread cookies with anassortment of decadent confections. Highlights during the event also include a Candy Floss Kid’s Corner.

For reservations, please call 02 510 1234 or email festive.grandhyattabudhabi@hyatt.com


Jones the Grocer

Throughout December

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Jones the Grocer is not only providing festive culinary options for you and your friends, they are also bringing the fun element to Christmas too with several Gingerbread House Decoration Workshops taking place throughout December. Children will learn to decorate each part of the gingerbread house, expressing their personality through their house and then assemble it to recreate their rendition of Jones the Grocer’s best-selling gingerbread house.

Aed149. For further information visit jonesthegrocer.com


Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

9 and 10 December, 4pm to 5pm

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Have some fun and spend some quality time with the kids at this Gingerbread House Workshop. Let the little ones’ imaginations run wild as they build and decorate their own gingerbread houses to take home as a cherished memory.

You don’t have to carry anything except your creativity. All the necessary materials will be provided including a gingerbread house kit, decoration items, aprons, and chef’s hats to spark their creativity. With free soft drinks to keep the kids fuelled, it’s going to be the best day ever!

Price AED 150 per child. For bookings, call 02 657 0000


Crowne Plaza Yas Island

8 December, 5-6pm

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Bring the kids to Jing Asia to unleash their creativity as they decorate their very own gingerbread house from 5pm-6pm. Dive into the festive spirit with carols, delightful treats, canapés, and special Christmas beverages and enjoy the magical experience!

AED 69 for ages 10-12 years; AED 99 for adults; Kids below the age of 10 go free. To bookings and more information, visit yasplazahotels.com

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