Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; a joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus, a festive season of gift-giving, a special occasion spent with the family. My husband and I initially had a plan to spend Christmas with our loved ones in our home country, the Philippines. The celebration at home is definitely more simple; no lavish buffet dinner, just a home-cooked Noche Buena after mass, but it's more meaningful, more fun. Our December vacation plan was not pushed through due to some conflicts on our busy work schedule. Frustrating and disappointing as it is, we are currently in Dubai, still trying to make this Yuletide season a happy one. To enliven the spirit of Christmas, we visited our favorite places to see the dazzling decorations they have for the festive season. Here are some holiday cheer on photos.
|Kempinski Hotel Ajman's Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House|
|Mall of the Emirates' holiday decors: Nutcrakers, sparkly Christmas trees|
and huge silver ornaments dangled on the glass ceiling
|Santa Claus and Snow Man made of balloons at Share Tea, DCC Metro Station|
|Deira City Centre's revolving Christmas Tree and carousel, large Christmas|
silver and gold balls and tons of gifts
|Dubai Festival City: Santa's Village and Christmas Trees|
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!