Let’s face it, no matter how many decorations we have and cakes we eat, Christmas in the UAE just isn’t the same without snow. This year there is Yas Island. Its the place to be this holiday season as it presents its very own ‘White Christmas’ at Yas Marina! Throughout the month of December, from December 4th to January 3rd, the location has been transformed into a festive winter wonderland to celebrate the holiday spirit with friends and family while enjoying the panoramic marina views of Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina offers a “Let it Snow” event where people can go admire the holiday decorations, see the lit Christmas tree or get involved in a snow fight! It is true; there is actually a snow area, The Snow Fight Zone, where visitors of all ages can have 15 minutes to engage in a snowball fight. It is a very exciting opportunity for those who miss this childhood fun. The price is AED 30 per person; it is open daily from 12 noon to 7pm. If throwing snowballs at each other is not the activity for you, then you can play a friendly round of Penguin Bowling; this is also part of the snow zone.
Children can visit Santa Claus too; he is expected to arrive again by boat on 19 December & Saturday 20 December from 2 to 5pm and stop at Yas Marina to take some pictures with the kids at the Christmas tree. Whether the child has been naughty or nice, Santa, with the help of his little elves, is sure to find a gift under the tree for everyone. All children are encouraged to go meet the large, jolly fellow in the well-known red suit and a white beard this holiday season. There will be plenty of festive activities going on in this period in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the holiday spirit; many will be able to enjoy not only the Let it Snow event but also the Holiday Winter Market. In addition, there will be a number of seasonal promotions through December nearby Yas Marina, so be sure to visit www.yasmarina.ae/promotions to know what more is being offered. If you are looking for an out-of-the ordinary Holiday experience, then the festive activities at Yas Marina are for you. It’s the ultimate holiday event for holiday enthusiasts of all ages.