Information updated on the 1st December 2017.

The 2017 dates for the Winter Garden Market at the Al Habtoor City are

27th November- 26th December.

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday —  5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday —  3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on Wednesday 7th December at the Versailles Gardens of The St. Regis Dubai.  The Winter Garden Market at the Al Habtoor City will run until the 31st December 2016.


The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony attracted visitors from all corners of the city and the guest of honour, Santa Clause arrived in a glamorous red Bentley.

al-habtoor-city-christmas-tree-event-8Santa came bearing gifts which he presented to his little friends who gathered here to meet him at the Winter Garden Market.


The magical Winter Garden Market


The Winter Garden Market  is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the Festive Season in one of the liveliest areas,  the Downtime Dubai. A fantastic playground filled with family friendly activities, where little guests can meet Santa and get into the spirit of the Festive Season.


Enjoy a day out with your friends and family, stock up on festive gifts from the traditional market or simply enjoy a delicious meal or beverage in one of the renowned outlets. Choose from one of the four hotel properties: The St. Regis Dubai, The W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, and The Atrium, Al Habtoor City.


On weekdays the Winter Garden Market is open from 5pm-9pm.  At 5pm you can greet Santa as he arrives in his red Bentley. From 6pm -7pm there is a Gingerbread Man and Cookie decorating session.


During the weekends the market is open from 3pm-9pm. Santa makes his appearance at 3pm, followed by festive activities. Enjoy live DJ music on Fridays and the sounds of a Live Band on Saturdays.


Have you visited the Winter Garden Market at the Al Habtoor City? If not don’t miss the chance to see Santa arrive in a red Bentley. Only in Dubai!



Elena Sergeeva has an accomplished career in tourism marketing and has worked for top Greek and international tourism brands. Elena has worked with luxury hotel brands managing business development and foreign market opportunities in lucrative markets including Russia. Elena is the founder of several professional blogs including Passion for Greece, Passion for Hospitality and Passion for Dubai. Her website development and blogging work has been featured in travel industry and Greek major media outlets.

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