The holidays, my favourite time of the year, are marked by precious moments with family, vacations, and indulgent gift shopping, both for myself and my loved ones.
As the festive season graces Dubai, let’s revel in a world of opulence with lavish gifts, self-care essentials and unforgettable experiences. This curated holiday guide is designed to bring joy and comfort, enhance your celebrations and make you feel like an icon.
Arooba Beauty | Christmas Gift Set
Clean Glam for Authentic Beauty: Embrace the holiday magic with the Arooba Christmas Gift Set. As someone who loves creating stunning looks, I find myself reaching for the Majestic Queen and Desert Goddess palettes for festive glam moments. These palettes aren't just makeup; they're an artful fusion of skincare and colour, making every application a moment of self-care. Unwrap the joy of beauty with Arooba's Signature Dips, making this set a delightful gift or a personal indulgence.
Price: AED 490
Arcadia by Amna | Candle Gift Set
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Warmth in Every Flame: Set the mood with the rich glow of candles from Arcadia by Amna. Crafted with precision, this set of three candles adds a touch of sophistication to any space, covering all my favourite notes of Amber, Wood, and Musk, creating an enchanting ambiance for your festive celebrations.
Price: AED 400
Avvai Beauty | Everything Box
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Conscious Transformations: Who doesn’t like clean glam? The Avvai Beauty Lipsticks are your perfect companion this festive season as you pick 4 shades ranging from nudes to reds, all created with nourishing plant-based ingredients. Gift a touch of glamour to beauty enthusiasts who appreciate clean makeup along with lightweight-pigmented texture.
Price: AED 530
Alina Anwar Couture | Bronze Sequenced Off-shoulder Gown
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Glamour in Gowns: Embrace the sophistication of Alina Anwar Couture x Arooba Beauty collaboration over a recent photoshoot. This gown is ideal for a fancy dinner or New Year's Eve, accompanied by a glam look using our Desert Goddess palette. Perfect for festive occasions, these two redefine elegance, making them an ideal gift for those with discerning taste.
Price: AED 3000
Hiba Jaber | Personalised Jewellery
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Exquisite Ornaments: There can never be a more thoughtful gift than personalised jewellery! Elevate the festive spirit with Hiba Jaber. Each piece is a work of art, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary elegance.
Price range: AED 1300 and above
Avantcha | Discovery - Collection of Teas
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Tea Time Treasures: For all tea lovers, here’s the perfect gift set with a mix of teas and herbal blends, presented in a luxurious white box. Let’s begin the new year exploring our favourite teas and staying healthy!
Price: AED 385
Rising Circle | The Greatest Self-Help Book
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Capture Thoughts with Style: Kaushal (co-founder of the Rising Circle) is someone I admire tremendously, and it’s such a joy to journal with Rising Circle. Thoughtfully designed, this journal encourages creativity and introspection, making it a perfect gift for the wordsmith, as it rightly says ‘The Greatest Self-Help Book is the one written by you”.
Price: AED 105
Rodial | At Home Facial Edit Gift Set
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Mask Moments Magic: Elevate your self-care routine with the Rodial At Home Facial Edit, right from the comfort of your home. Unveil radiant skin with this set, featuring three rejuvenating sheet masks and two under-eye patches, thoughtfully selected from Rodial's iconic collection.
Price: AED 179
M & S Collection | Christmas Pyjama Set
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Festive Snuggle Bliss: Wrap yourself in the warmth and style of the season with these cotton-blend pyjamas, featuring a charming Fair Isle design. Ideal for those chilly nights, indulge in the perfect blend of festive flair and cozy comfort. Stay snug and chic as you embrace the festive spirit in every thread.
Price: AED 159
Dubai's Festive Delights: Experiences to Cherish
A. Pierchic: Culinary Symphony
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Indulge in a festive brunch at Pierchic, where culinary excellence meets luxury. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic journey amidst the breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf.
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Experience the epitome of fine dining at Atmosphere, offering panoramic views of Dubai's skyline. Savor meticulously crafted dishes in an atmosphere of unparalleled elegance.
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Witness the skies ablaze with a spectacular fireworks display at The Pointe. This iconic spot on Palm Jumeirah provides the perfect backdrop for a festive evening under the stars.