Al Maryah Island to host magnificent winter wonderland for Christmas 2018

The popular Abu Dhabi destination has lots of festive fun in store

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Al Maryah Island will be full of Christmas cheer this December as a winter wonderland comes to town.

Guests will be treated to a world of festive entertainment and attractions for all the family between December 13 and 26.

Highlights include a spectacular Santa’s Grotto, live music and dance performances, carnival games and a wide selection of seasonal food and beverage offerings.

And it’s the perfect excuse to fit in some last-minute Christmas shopping at The Galleria’s dozens of great retail outlets.

It promises to be a treat for all the senses, with gorgeous winter cottages covered in frosty snowflakes hosting kids’ activities as the smell of festive favourites fills the air.

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Attractions at the Al Maryah Island waterfront promenade include a sliding slope park, a snow zone, train rides, a cookie decorating and face painting.

And there will be some special appearances from popular children’s fairytale princesses, with the likes of Snow White, Cinderella and Belle set to mingle among the crowd.

Santa’s Grotto is open inside The Galleria from December 6, while the outdoor festivities begin on December 13.

All shows and activities will take place between 4pm and 10pm daily.

December 13-26 4pm-10pm. Waterfront promenade, Al Maryah Island.

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