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Santa Claus arrives in Dubai

15th December 2010 Print
Santa arrives in Dubai

Welcomed by crowds of excited children and their families, Santa and Mrs Claus arrived this week in great fanfare at Mall of the Emirates, their ‘home away from home’ to celebrate the onset of the festive season.

Parading through the mall, which has been decked out in holiday cheer, Santa and Mrs Claus were en-route to Ski Dubai, where they will be staying till the 24th of December.

Sharing the spirit of the seasons with residents of the UAE, families are welcome to come by and spend time with Santa, take pictures and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones. Santa will be at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Sezzam restaurant daily from 12-2 p.m., Aspen coffee shop from 3-5 p.m. and Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland from 5-10 p.m. Visitors can also take a wander around the stunning 13-meter Christmas tree which has been vibrantly adorned with Christmas baubles, tinsel and frosted lights and will be on display at the Mall of the Emirates Galleria from December 13th, providing a magnificent hub for the seasonal celebrations.

Arnaud Palu, Chief Operating Officer for Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment commented: “Christmas is a very special time of year for families and we are proud to be able to offer a ‘white Christmas’ to our guests and share the essence of this joyous holiday through the festive look, feel and atmosphere of Ski Dubai. For many of our guests, Christmas would not be complete without frosty snow, Christmas carols or Santa’s grotto, and we are all set to make this an unforgettable Christmas for anyone who wants to enjoy all that we have to offer. I look forward to welcoming many excited children and their families to our Winter Wonderland, where they can experience the spirited excitement of the holiday season.”

“As a brand with a German heritage, Kempinski has strong emotional connections to the Christmas holidays and we highly enjoy the fact that residents and tourists alike can experience the merry atmosphere of this special season in Dubai. Decorations, carols and Santa as a daily guest create a jolly and cheerful ambience sure to delight our guests at the hotel and help build the festive spirit of anticipation towards Christmas Day. We are looking forward to welcoming parents and their children to fun festivities throughout this special time of year,” says Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

Fuad Sharaf, Vice President of Mall of the Emirates, commented on the festive activities at the mall: “Mall of the Emirates has a history of welcoming visitors to enjoy the best of the festive season and this year is no different. Throughout the Christmas period, Mall of the Emirates will be hosting an array of activities to add some extra festive cheer to this special time of the year. We look forward to welcoming all our guests to the mall to enjoy the spirit of Christmas.”

Mall of the Emirates will also be giving all its customers a chance to delight their loved ones with its very special Gift Card, which is ideal for every occasion during the festive month. On purchase of each gift card worth AED 500 or above, customers will receive a free eco-friendly bag from the mall.

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Santa arrives in Dubai