Santa returns – and he’s fun, fun, fun!

You might remember that Fairmont The Palm hotel went on a global hunt last year to seek out Dubai’s very best Santa Clause. Well, seek and ye shall find – as the competition winner, aka ‘Big Bad Bob’ (who is actually Rossi from Virgin Radios Dad no less), did SUCH an amazing job last year with all the children, that they’re bringing him back – much to our delight!

With a soft, white beard, the shiniest black boots and the cheeriest Ho Ho Ho, it’s no wonder Fairmont The Palm  are bringing him back for a better-than-ever festive season. This super-friendly Santa will be popping up across the whole resort throughout the month of December, reading to children, playing with them, joining in with sing-alongs (and even playing some rock classics on his guitar!) Whilst he’s really great with kids of all ages, he also enjoys getting up to all sorts of festive frolics and you can often find him in his dedicated grotto in the lobby of the hotel.

Taking kids to see Santa at Fairmont The Palm  is absolutely free. For the exact dates and details of his appearances, check out the schedule below (click on it to open) or email  and if you didn’t catch Santa (aka Big Bad Bob) last year, then check out this video of what he got up to over the 12 days of Christmas in 2017!

Where: Various locations at Fairmont The Palm

When: 5th to 25th December 2018 inclusive



The Cheesiest Xmas Party at Blowfish!

‘’Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away….’’ However, this year, everything we hate, (but secretly what we love most about Christmas) will be coming together under one roof as Blowfish!, the fabulous cozy family restaurant at Fairmont The Palm, is hosting the cheesiest Christmas party ever – and it’s going to be brilliant!

Dig out your worst Christmas jumper (and reindeer antlers of course), and enjoy a good old family sing-a-long to all-time best Christmas tunes, as this brightly coloured al fresco spot situated right at the beach will transform your Christmas – with lashings of cheese!

Known for its nostalgic menu (such as loadedfries, ice-cream soda floats and pun-loving named ice-cream sundaes amongst others), they’ve decided to turn the festivities up a notch or two this Christmas (even hosting a competition for children to write Santa letters). Amidst all the tinsel and tack, you can delve into creating your own festive ice-cream sundae station, a festive menu of Christmassy themed cocktails – and fill your boots ’til your heart’s content with their classic signature burgers or fries.

(Oh – and a little bird tells us that Santa will also be making an appearance at around 7 pm so you might even get to read you letter out loud to him too!)

Where: Blowfish! Fairmont The Palm

When: Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 7:30 pm – 10.30pm



A ‘Bad Moms’ Ladies Night this Christmas

Forget the Christmas chores, preparations and planning…. and whipon those heels instead! If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know that letting your hair down and having a true ‘Bad-Mom’s’ Christmas party, sounds like a great idea – especially when you gather up your Mum friends!

Ba Restaurant and Lounge at Fairmont The Palm will be extending their signature ladies night offer of unlimited drinks for just AED 99, (woah!) and it will also include festive themed cocktails and mocktails (so you’ve got no excuse not to get your ‘jingle’ on!)

Expect a quirky Christmas menu that’s geared to a girlie gatherings .. and it’s time to get on the naughty list whilst you still can with your friends and fellow class mums as a visit from a rather hunky Santa will have you being ‘Bad-Moms’ alright!

Where: Ba Restaurant and Lounge

When: Thursday 20th December 2018 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Aladdin Brunch at Flow Kitchen

This festive season would not be complete without a magical family brunch – cue a firm family-favourite, Aladdin Brunch at Flow Kitchen, who in partnership with H2 Productions are putting on a  real performance for brunch goer’s this Christmas time!

As a special one-off treat for all little guests, children can meet their have favourite character from Aladdin, (oh yes they can,) as well as having their photo taken to make them really feel part of 1001 nights! Aside from the festive delights of one of the widest selections of brunch goodies in town, H2 will also be giving away free tickets to two lucky families to see the Aladdin show at the Madinat Theatre.

The special Aladdin Brunch costs AED 295 for the festive brunch buffet and soft drinks and AED 395 for the festive brunch buffet including house beverages. Children aged 6 to 12 years cost AED 150 and children 5 years and under dine for free.

Where: Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm

When: Friday 14th December 2018 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm



Gingerbread House decorating, Christmas crafts and family time

The Christmas Fayre’ held on 22nd December will be a chance for all members of the family to create some magical moments together  with activities on offer such as gingerbread house decorating, loads of Christmassy games, festive themed arts and crafts and much more! Taking place at Fairmont’s fully-supervised Falcon Kids Club, children, big and small, will have the chance to get creative, meet new friends and take home their festive handiwork at the end of the day.

The Christmas Fayre costs AED 280 for children aged 3 – 15 years and AED 150 extra to decorate your own Gingerbread House.

Where: Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club, Fairmont The Palm

When: Saturday 22nd December 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

For reservations or more information on Fairmont the Palm’s Christmas and Festive offerings, please call +971 4 457 3457, email or email

Read more:

Making Christmas special for your children

A Letter to my child at Christmas 

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