This weekend was a pretty glorious one. We FINALLY broke up from school after what felt like a mammoth term and it was the start of three whole weeks off, together as a family! Being in Abu Dhabi for Christmas we made the decision to seek out as many festive activities as possible. I had heard lots of great things about an event over in the city at Galleria Mall, Al Maryah island so we headed over and I am so glad that we did.
|My lovely hubby... not quite sure how I bagged him!|
We arrived before the event began (woo, go us!) We strolled round the mall, most of which is most defiantly out of our price range but beautiful nonetheless. Shortly after we headed outside and were greeted by a huge Christmas tree and snow! Ok, so it was fake snow but if it is good enough for my kids it is good enough for me. P and L's faces literally lit up with excitement, it was the cutest thing. There were little wooden huts lining the walk way and lots of spirited little elves waiting to wish you, 'happy holiday.'
There were lots of different activities the children could enjoy and some performances to watch including carol singers and ballet dancers. Lots of the activities did cost money (between 10-20 dirhams) but we didn't feel like we were being cheated.
|Santa tees from Birdies and Bearcubs on Instagram.|
After playing in the snow we cooled down at Costa Coffee where the children enjoyed strawberry smoothies and Sam and I treated ourselves to a festive drink called a Frostino. It was delicious. The rest of the afternoon was spent decorating gingerbread christmas trees, getting faces painted and making baubles for our tree. It really was the perfect festive family outing. If you are spending Christmas in the land of sand pop down to Galleria mall, it really was a festive treat.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lots of love,
|Posey became an ice princess for the afternoon.|
|Posey and Daddy thought it was hilarious pretending to be chilly in the snow.|