The Mobility District, Surreal water feature and Al Wasl Plaza

will transform into a magical land, lined with traditional chalet-style market stalls, pine trees and fun fairground games, and featuring a towering tree and a letter-to-Santa station.


23 November 2022 to
8 January 2023
15:00 – 23:00

9 Janurary to
12 January 2023
15:00 – 21:00

School winter break times

10 December to 1 January
10:00 – 23:00


Winter City is free to visit,
with charges applicable for some activities and workshops.

Parking on site

Parking header Car TOP 3 If you’re driving to Expo City Dubai, you can reach here from all major roads. Follow the signs for one of the four designated parking zones, where you’ll find approximately 9,500 parking bays in total.

What to Expect

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Winter City activities
  • Challenge yourself to the Bag Jump, Zipline and ice climbing wall
  • test your aim with our ball games and duck fishing!
  • let your creative side out with gingerbread decoration, t-shirt drawing, wreath making - and ornament-making workshops; a toy factory that customises teddy bears ;
  • Visit Santa's House, or get a picture with Santa's sleigh on your way to the experience in Al Wasl
  • For the not so active, the hot chocolate, mulled drinks and mince pies will sweeten the food-and-beverage offering
  • Find the perfect gift for your loved ones or treat yourself with the many stores set up for the occasion
Al Wasl festivities
  • Other highlights at Al Wasl include a dazzling ceremony from Friday, 9 December (18:00-18:15 each evening) that will bring to life Winter City with the lighting up of the jaw-dropping 52-foot tree
  • Toy Soldiers show from 30-December - 12-January appearing in short clock-work routines every night

More to explore

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Dog friendly

  • Expo City Dubai is now a dog-friendly destination, and four-legged friends are welcome to make the most of the extensive outdoor spaces, with designated stations offering complimentary bowls of water, dog treats and waste bags.