Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas scent...

Few days to the Holidays... We are loving it!
Are you looking for a wonderful Christmasy scent for the house... Like ginger bread or mulled wine simmering in the kitchen. Have a look at this nice idea from "Make it do".

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Festive Market

Yesterday we had a walk around Madinat Jumeirah's Festive Market to get some of that much needed Christmas spirit. The winter wonderland created by the Jumeirah Group is quite small (located in the outdoor Amphitheatre of Souk Madinat ) but it's just enough to entertain the kids and bring a Holiday smile to everyone face. Kids will love the Christmas train and activities, like snowball throwing, t-shirt and face painting, while parents can browse the festive stalls while drinking some Gluehwein (mulled wine) or some of Santa Spicy Lemonade. We enjoyed the Christmas carols and of course a visit from Santa. Also don't miss the cookie factory special delivery of free treats. 

Enjoy all this from 5pm-midnight until December 26

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Yummy Holiday Activity

Just over two weeks before Christmas... And counting!
Looking for some jolly Christmas activities to get you in the festive spirit? What about building a gingerbread house? This is a sure way to unlock the magic feeling of the Holidays...

Feeling brave, make your own gingerbread house with the kids or host a gingerbread house making party. See recipe and tips from simplyrecipes.com
For beautiful Christmas party ideas check out: www.karaspartyideas.com

Feeling like sharing the fun and socialising, Dubai offers several options:
Gingerbread House Decorating Classes and Kids Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton
Saturdays, December 10, 17, 24
2 p.m. – 4 p.m
AED 225 per child
Little ones aged 5 to 12 years help Chef decorate his gingerbread house, followed by afternoon tea with Christmas treats.

Gingerbread House Decorating at Radisson Blu Deira17th of December 2011 | from 2 pm till 4 pm
Purchase a gingerbread house for only Dhs. 70, and they will provide your children with complimentary goodies, icing and sweets. Also meet and play with Santa Clause, receive surprise Christmas gifts and enjoy group activities from 2 pm till 4 pm.
Early booking recommended as it is in high demand!
+971 4 205 7333

Gingerbread House at Al Badia Glof Club
Thursday 15 December 2011 Time: 3pm – 5pm
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
Decorate your own gingerbread house, sing along to your favourite carols with our choir, enjoy special Christmas treats and have a chat with Santa.
Price: Dhs69 per gingerbread house
There’s Limited space, so book early on 047011127

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Feeling spontaneous today head to Spinneys and pick up pre-built gingerbread house kit!