It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Dubai as the city comes to life with MORE twinkling lights and festive shop windows. If you want to make magical memories with the family this December, then look no further. Here at British Mums we’ve been beavering away to find something for everyone. We may live in the sandpit, but you really can find places here to make you feel like you’re in a winter wonderland.

Meet the big man in red at Ski Dubai

Win the ‘Mum of the Year’ award by booking in the family to meet Santa himself at Ski Dubai. Wander through their Christmas market with free workshops and non-stop live performances before warming up with a cup of hot chocolate. Then it’s time to step into the magical grotto to get a snap with Santa and take home an early Christmas gift. You can buy a group pass for a family of four for AED 450. There is an additional cost for snow park access, which is better for older children.

You can also have Breakfast with Santa next to the snowy slopes with a yummy Christmas menu from AED 125, which is ideal if you’ve got an under 2 who can’t access Ski Dubai. And for the older ones, how about going to Ski Dubai’s Snow Cinema where you can watch the latest blockbusters on VOX Cinemas’ state-of-the-art big screens while you stay toasty with a great line-up of the latest movies, a cosy blanket, and a heater for AED 200. Included in the price is two 2 tickets to watch any movie of your choice, two hot chocolates, popcorn, and water plus all the rental clothing you’ll need to stay warm. 

Location: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.

Date & Time: From 1st – 25th December at various times throughout the day.

Price: From AED125 per person.

To Book: Please visit to book your tickets.

British Mums Exclusive Performance of Rapunzel

Let your hair down this festive season at Fairmont The Palm on Sunday 18th December for an exclusive British Mums panto performance of Rapunzel, with 20% off. Can Finn find Rapunzel and reunite her with the King? How long will Princess Rapunzel’s hair grow? Come and join in the excitement of this festive family fun Pantomime with all the usual comedy capers, musical magic and a tower full of jokes (sorry!) perfect for everyone from 3 to 103. 

Location: Fairmont The Palm.

Date & Time: Sunday 18th December, 11am – 1pm (doors open at 10.30am).

Price: From AED 96 but use promo code HAIRYMUMS for 20% discount on tickets (3+ yrs require a ticket).

To Book: To book your seats, please click here and enter promo code HAIRYMUMS to be taken to our dedicated event with a discount on ticket prices! 

Have a festive sing along with Carols by Candlelight at Expo

Nothing feels more Chrissmassy than a good old carol concert, and this year you can fill your pipes at Al Wasl Plaza at Expo City. Carols by Candlelight is a beautiful light and sound show featuring Christmas carols in English, Arabic and Tagalog with live musicians, dancers and a festive choir. During the 90 minute long show the kids can join in with Christmas classics like Jingle Bells and Santa Baby while holding special LED candle lights. And at the end, snow flakes will fall from the arches of Al Wasl Plaza. How magical!

Location: Al Wasl Plaza, Expo City Dubai.

Date & Time: December 20th to 25th, 7.30pm-10pm.

Price: From 100 AED, to book click here.

* For those who buy tickets to Carols by Candlelight, you will also get an added gift of another family-friendly show, Mrs. Claus’ Surprise. Watch as Mrs. Claus tries to figure out what to give the most giving person in the world.

British Mums exclusive performance of The Snow Queen

Join us this festive season for a frozen panto extravaganza aboard the QE2 on Saturday 17th December for an exclusive British Mums Performance of The Snow Queen. Frozen fractals abound when the evil Snow Queen weaves her magic over Theatre by QE2. Needing the heart of an innocent maiden to rejuvenate her powers she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. When she tries to come between two young people in love, a musical adventure begins, taking us on a snowy journey. Myth, fantasy and legend combine to create a spellbinding story which will enthral and stimulate the imagination of both you and the kids.

Location:  Theatre by QE2.

Date & Time: Saturday 17th December, 11am – 1pm.

Price: Tickets start at AED 89 with 20% off for British Mums using promo code SNOWMUMS (3+ yrs require a ticket).

To book: Please click here and enter promo code SNOWMUMS to be taken to our dedicated event with a discount on ticket prices! 

Elf the Musical of Mall of the Emirates​​

An absolute classic Christmas film that the whole family loves, Elf is a must-see Christmas musical based on the beloved motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

Don’t miss the funny and touching tale of Buddy, a human who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and ended up raised as an elf! Growing up as a misfit in the North Pole, Buddy heads to NYC to find his birth father… and so much more.

For the first time, Elf will be visiting the UAE, premiering exclusively at The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates. The show features performers from London’s West End and is produced by Olivier Award-winning producer Paul Taylor-Mills. It will also feature talented young performers from Dubai’s world-class performing arts & entertainment school – Diverse. 

Location:  The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates.

Date & Time: 17th – 24th December 2022 (showings at 11am, 3pm, 7pm).

Price: Tickets start from only AED 100.

To Book: Please visit

The Dubai Opera Big Band returns for a Christmas celebration like no other!

We all love a good singalong, especially Christmas tunes and with the Dubai Opera Big Band you can get your festive fix: Santa Baby, Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland, FelizNavidad, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, and many more.

The performance will feature twenty-five of the very best Jazzmusicians in the UAE and GCC. The Band’s leader is the hugely talented Adam Long, who has a long association with Dubai Opera productions. Plus some very special guest singers. Every ticket includes a complimentary Father Christmas hat and a welcome glass of Christmas beverages! So join in and sing your heart out to all your festive favourites in this fun-filled Christmas extravaganza.

Location: Dubai Opera, Downtown

Date & Time: Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd December 2022, 8pm.

Price: Tickets start at AED 215.

To Book: Please visit

British Mums Christmas Kids Workshops with Cake Social and Toddle

Join us for two amazing events to keep the kids entertained during the three week Christmas holidays. The first is with Cake Social on Tuesday 13th December whenchildren will be able to decorate cookies and gingerbread people. If the kids eat their creations there and then and you’d like to take some of Cake Social’s baked goods home, the kits will be available to buy on the day too. 

The second is on Tuesday 20th December and the wonderful team from Toddle will show your children how to do Nutcracker Painting, make Christmas Slime and create a magical Glitter Snow globe or Christmas Bauble. And if you’re inspired by the kid’s crafty creations and want to buy some of Toddle’s kits as gifts or stocking fillers, they will also be available to purchase there.

Hillhouse Brasserie are giving British Mums (or Dads if they are on school holiday duty) 15% off on the regular and kids menus, valid only on this date and between 12pm and 3pm – just quote British Mums when ordering. You can nibble on their classic club sandwich or treat yourself to their Chilli Crab and Cajun Crumpets and when the kids have tired themselves of being creative, they can top their energy levels with pizza and chicken tenders.

Location: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills

Date & Time: Tuesday 13th December and Tuesday 20th December from 12pm-3pm

Price: From AED 15

To Book: If you would like to join us, please drop us an email on or a WhatsApp on 058 560 4862 with your name, number and email.

British Mums and Grand Plaza Movenpick Winterland brunch!

Michael Buble is almost out of hibernation, and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas Brunches so why not kick off this festive season and join us at our exclusive British Mums and Grand Plaza Movenpick Winterland brunch! The lively, yet luxurious afternoon includes all-time festive favourites, Christmas decorations, carol singers, live cooking stations, and a dedicated kids’ zone at the Grand Ballroom. You can dine indoors or outdoors by the pool while taking in the gorgeous view of the Palm Jumeirah.  Enjoy this special Winterland festive brunch just for British mums and their families!

Location: Grand Plaza Mövenpick, Media City.

Date & Time:  Saturday 26th November from 12:30pm – 4:00pm.

Price: British Mums members and their families have an exclusive offer for this date only! For just AED 310 per person inclusive of house beverages or AED 249 per person inclusive of soft drinks. Kids under 4 are FREE and kids aged 4-12 are only AED 99!

To Book: If you would like to join us, please drop us an email on or a WhatsApp on 058 560 4862 with your name, number and email.

British Mums Christmas Market

We’ve got another fab Christmas shopping morning for you British mums, with a chance to catch up with friends over a festive breakfast, plus shop for Christmas presents from some of our favourite small businesses!

Check out all the stalls from sparkly dresses at Just Peachy and jewellery at Bella Creates and Night Blossom Beads to pet presents from Pickles and decorations from The UAE Christmas Store. They’ll be books from Alfie & Oak, girls clothing from Little Tink and amazing candles from Oasis Candle Co. Shop the festive collection from The Body Shop or get sparkly with some hair tinsel from Salon 971. There’s personalised Christmas PJs from Llamas & Pajamas, personalised art from Mackenzie Moo and personalised bags and pouches from The Happy Tribe. There’s some gorgeous kids crafty gifts from Toddle and you can even get a free maniand some festive nail art from the team at Soak!

Location: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills.

Date & Time: Thursday 24th November from 9am.

Price: For AED 70 choose between Crushed Avo on Multigrain Toast, Turkey Escalope with Fried Egg, Fresh Fruit Salad and Roasted Nut Granola plus finish off with a mince pie.Team your breakfast with a hot drink, with a choice of Jingle Juice, Marshmallow Hot Chocolate or a selection of speciality teas and coffees.

To Book: If you would like to join us, please drop us an email on or a WhatsApp on 058 560 4862 with your name, number and email.

British Mums Quizmas

This exclusive event is open to British Mums and their friends and family – you can bring the hubbies to this one if you think they’re going to be any help! As there are no World Cup games that night (hallelujah!), it’s the perfect opportunity to get a team of six together for a Christmas celebration with the chance to win some fab prizes. We are really excited as the quiz is being hosted by Dane Bowers and former 92fm radio host, Sibbers. Get your ears and pens at the ready as they’ll be doing the questions, games and challenges throughout the evening whilst you tuck into a three-course festive spread!

Location: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills.

Date & Time:  From 7.30pm – 11.30pm on Thursday 15th December. 

Price: The packages on the night will be discounted by 25% just for us British Mums; AED 149 for soft drinks, AED 279 for house bevvies and AED 315 for bubbles. What an amazing deal! 

To Book: If you would like to join us, please drop us an email on or a WhatsApp on 058 560 4862 with your name, number and email.

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