Food festivities

You certainly wouldn’t find it anywhere else in the world: the annual festive market at Madinat Jumeirah begins this Saturday and promises a “winter wonderland” set amongst the winding waterways of the artificial souk, with views of the Burj Al Arab.

Head to the amphitheatre area to experience plenty of family friendly activities, huts selling festive fare and potential presents, a Santa Corner and mini train station.

The market is open daily until the 26th, weekdays 5pm-10.30pm, weekends 4pm - 1am.

For food related gifts, how about a hamper from Milk & Honey? Stock up on luxury items from the gourmet grocer and the staff will wrap them up for you, as shown above. What’s particularly nice about this is that you’re able to select exactly what goes into the hamper, based on the recipients taste and your budget.

Carluccio’s in Dubai Marina Mall is holding a gingerbread decorating session for children on Tuesday morning from 10am - 12pm (Dh80 per child). Expect sweets, icing and gingerbread houses galore.

APi CAE Gourmet meanwhile is offering a host of different events in December, including a special Christmas cooking class at 7.30pm on the 20th, a visit from Santa Claus at 5pm on the 19th and a day of ornament decorating for children on the 22nd. For more information see

Published: December 14, 2012 04:00 AM