What to do in the UAE in December 2020: the main events that tourists need to visit

A large influx of tourists from Russia is expected in the UAE in 2020. During the pandemic, Dubai and other emirates may well meet the needs of a holiday abroad in winter: in Dubai in December you can still swim and sunbathe, go shopping or go on interesting excursions to mosques, museums, to ancient cities.

This article tells what events will be held in the UAE in December and which of them should certainly visit the Russians on vacation.

Overview of events in the UAE in December 2020 paid and free

Perhaps the main event in the UAE is the UAE National Day – December 2.

Every year on December 2, the country celebrates the day of unification of all emirates into one state: in honor of this event in Dubai and other cities organize lavish festivities, raffles, contests, concerts and more. The streets, beaches and houses are decorated with red, white, black and green flowers.

History: In 1971, the emirates united and created the state of the UAE.

We advise to participate in raffles, lotteries, and you may be the lucky one to get a big cash prize or expensive property. On this day also do great discounts in shopping malls. Learn more about shopping below.


Another important event in Dubai in December 2020 is shopping.

From December 17 to January 30, 2021, the famous Dubai Shopping Festival.

However, the festival is not limited only to the grand sale. Throughout the month, tourists can watch performances of artists absolutely free, fashion shows of famous designers and fashion designers, participate in competitions, watch a laser show and fireworks show.

And that’s not all, as every year the organizers of the Dubai Shopping Festival come up with something new and interesting, so that tourists with children can feel comfortable and with interest to observe the event. According to reviews, most of the tourists are happy with their holidays in Dubai during the shopping festival.

In large shopping malls tourists can buy quality and inexpensive fur coats, leather clothing, branded accessories, as well as jewelry and gold jewelry. So it is advisable to set aside a solid amount of money for shopping in Dubai from December 17 to January 30.

La Perle by Dragone water show

From November 21 to January 2.

Tickets cost from $55.

Where will be held? Dubai, Al Habtoor City Theater, 260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Business Bay.

According to the idea of the director Franco Dragone, the effects of waterfall and rain will leave a lasting impression on the audience. The show is dedicated to the extraction of pearls in the UAE. The show involves stunts by acrobats, stuntmen on a motorcycle and much more, which you won’t see in a regular circus.

What else to see in Dubai in December?

There’s endless things to see in Dubai. оThe beaches are endless.

Also, don’t forget about the Burj Khalifa – the emirate’s main skyscraper, the tallest in the world. Next to it there is an artificial lake, where every day you can see show of singing fountains absolutely free.

Head to the historic Al Fahidi neighborhood in DubaiThe city’s historic buildings, like the stone buildings of the UAE, are a great place to see.

Also don’t miss a chance to visit an art gallery or museum, as Dubai has a collection of original works of art not only by great Arabian artists, but also by European ones such as Salvador Dali, Picasso etc.

Also in December in Dubai you can go scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing.

Take a gastronomic tour of the best restaurants in Dubai, go on a desert excursion to the Bedouins and get acquainted with the life of the indigenous population. With children in Dubai you can visit interactive exhibitions on the themes of space, physics, chemistry, etc.

A visit to the oceanarium in Dubai Mall will be interesting.

See tours for December 2020 in Dubai on the website.

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