The ultimate list of where to see Santa in Abu Dhabi

Santa Claus in Abu Dhabi UAE 2023

Christmas carol singers and Santa Claus are the perfect festive combination for Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Christmas is coming to Abu Dhabi and it is going to be a lit affair with all the Christmas tree lightings and much more.

All the hotels in Abu Dhabi are rolling out fab Christmas offerings including those all-important Christmas turkey takeaways in Abu Dhabi.

And of course, we’ve heard that the man in red himself, Santa, will be making an appearance in Abu Dhabi.

This is what we know so far…


The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Friday 8 December, 3.30pm – 7.30pm (Includes Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Gingerbread House Workshop)


Santa Claus is coming to town and for sure, he’ll be dropping in at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi to light up the faces of the little ones who will be merrily building their own Gingerbread House. Expect squeals of delight as the man in red greets a happy throng of festive merrymakers at this fabulous hotel in Abu Dhabi.

For more information, call 02 694 4553


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

7 December 6pm onwards

Santa Claus

There will be a host of Christmas carollers when Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi lights up its fabulous Christmas tree. The hotel’s Skydome will be the place to be and lo and behold, the man in red, Santa Claus, himself will be making an appearance. Not only that, but there will also be treats for everyone and even a festive market.

For more information, call 02 698 8137


Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Saturday, 9 December, 6pm-7pm (FREE)

Santa Claus 

Head to Yas links Abu Dhabi where Christmas will be lit on so many levels. The glorious tree will be decked in baubles and fairy lights and you better watch out, as our Christmas favourite, good old Santa Claus will be making an appearance with giveaways for the little guests, and a fab Christmas choir.

For more information, call 02 404 3077


Yas Acres Golf & Country Club

Friday, 15 December, 6pm
Club guests AED 99; Children five to 12 years AED 90 per child, children four and below free

Santa Claus 

Head to Yas Acres and get to meet one of the world’s most famed visitors from the North Pole. That’s right, Santa Claus will be heading to Abu Dhabi with his huge bag of surprises which will bring joy to countless little ones, and the big ones too. All serenaded by a host of Christmas carol singers too.

For bookings, advance payment is required. For more information, call 050 757 4808 or email [email protected]

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