If you are looking for a warm place to spend your winter holidays, then book your tickets for Dubai right away. The average temperature during the daytime is 26 °C (79 °F) and in the night it can drop to 15 °C (59 °F). You and your near and dear ones can enjoy all the festivities of Christmas and the New Year in Dubai, minus the freezing temperatures.

Here are 5 things to do in Dubai to make your holiday season special:

Enjoy Slava’s Snow Show at Dubai Opera

While natural snow is rare in Dubai, you can still enjoy a snow show at the Dubai Opera. Created and performed by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin, Slava’s Snow Show is a multi-award winning theatrical show that is scheduled to be presented from the 21st to the 29th of December, 2016. You can also buy tickets for The Nutcracker on Ice show featuring the renowned Imperial Ice Stars if you want to spend more time in Dubai’s performing arts centre.

Shop till you drop at the Dubai Mall

In the month of December, the malls and the markets of Dubai embrace the festive spirit of Christmas and New Year with open arms. Besides the enormous Dubai Mall, you can visit the Mall of the Emirates, Dragon Mart, Deira Gold Souk, Bur Dubai Souk, and Al Fahidi Street to get your hands on the finest gold, silk, velvet, and other goodies. If you are a smart shopper, you can also grab some amazing deals on electrical gadgets. We suggest that you get in touch with a trustworthy car rental company like Hertz and book a spacious four-wheeler so that you can effortlessly drive to all the shopping destinations on your list.

Ski and Meet Santa on Christmas

Yes, you can ski and snowboard in the Middle East! Ski Dubai Snowpark, an indoor ski resort located inside the Mall of the Emirates, spreads over 3000 square meters. Apart from skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy a chair-lift ride, zip line ride, and interact with cute penguins while sipping hot chocolate from the Avalanche Café.

Enjoy Christmas Brunch

As Dubai is a multicultural city, the restaurants and local food joints offer traditional cuisines from countries across the world. Tuck into the varied spread of traditional Christmas meals available at restaurants like Accents, Beachcombers, Bab Al Shams, Seasons Restaurant, Reform Social & Grill, and the Riva Beach Club.

Watch the Fireworks display on New Year’s Eve

The Christmas and New Year’s fireworks in Dubai are a magnificent sight. You can catch the fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab or the Atlantis. The show at Burj Khalifa is known for its creative themes and patterns, LED lights, and audiovisual display. Alternatively, you can visit beaches like the JBR Beach to watch the fireworks display over the ocean. Finding an ideal viewing point is crucial. Therefore, reach your destination early by booking a sedan with the help of a car rental service like Hertz and drive to your desired spot for an unforgettable experience.