Dubai adds free entertainment to its list
The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism has published a list of free events and entertainment that await residents and visitors to the emirate during the winter Dubai Shopping Festival.
For example, the stars of video mapping – French designers Moetou Battol and David Passgan – brought their light show to the festival, which has enchanted audiences around the world. The characters of the Anooki universe, transforming familiar urban landscapes, are staunch environmentalists. The light show can be seen on Al Seef and D3 streets until 14 January.
As part of the Dubai Lights festival, 10-metre tall figures of the characters Modesh and Lana, familiar to the public from the summer shopping festival, welcome visitors to the City Centre Mirdif area. Neon illuminations and signs with inspirational quotes adorned the historic Al Seef neighbourhood and Gold Souk Market. Several city locations have also installed colourful displays of Dubai Creek Abras.
The Palm West Beach promenade has been transformed into a rainforest until 30 January 2024. Dubai residents and visitors will be able to take a fresh look at a familiar location and admire the Amazon Wonder installation.
During the New Year holidays, the pedestrian quarter of Expo City Dubai has turned into a magical winter city, and Father Christmas not only brings joy to both adults and children, but also talks about climate change. The winter town is open from 3pm to 11pm, with admission costing from AED 20 for adults and free for children under 12.
Recycled materials from last year’s Christmas tree were used to create the tree. The Al Wasl Dome has been dressed up using reused ornaments, and throughout the village visitors can take climate challenges, collect stamps, and join the elves in eco workshops.
An eco-toy factory has also opened here, where children can make their own toys from recycled materials and learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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