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Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It might not be snowing on Christmas morning when you wake up and look out the window, but another beautiful day is the perfect excuse to maybe hit the beach, lounge by the pool, and give someone a very special Christmas present. Whether you’re an expat who is trying to bring some of that Christmas feeling to Dubai, or you’re having trouble finding a good Christmas gift in Abu Dhabi, or you’re just looking for a little inspiration this year, Groupon is here to help you find a special Christmas gift. It all depends on what the person you’re buying a present for like.

Do they like eating out?

The promise of a good meal and chance to catch up is always a good alternative to a traditional Christmas present. We’re lucky to have so many amazing types of cuisine available here in the UAE including:

  • Brunching al Fresco
  • Home style comforts at restaurants like Wendy’s and Applebee’s
  • Dinner and a little entertainment at places like MusicHall
  • Getting fancy with a cheese platter for two

No matter what your favourite food is, Groupon will have a great deal at a local hotel or restaurant that you can’t pass on.

Do they like to be adventurous?

When you need to buy a Christmas gift for a friend who has a true ‘seize the day’ mentality and always seems to be up for anything, surprise them with the type of gift that will deliver the thrills they seek.

  • Go-karting
  • Indoor sky diving
  • Rock climbing
  • Yacht tour of Palm Jumeirah
  • Feeling the adrenaline rush of a desert safari

Do they like to chill out?

Book a little mini-getaway for two to places like Ajman, Al Ain, Umm al-Quwain, and prepare to lounge about and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can even try out snorkelling or crab hunting if you get a little restless lounging by the pool.

Do they know enough about UAE?

Sometimes, getting to be a tourist in your own city is a fun way of getting to know where you live a little better.  If you’re buying a Christmas present for a friend who has recently moved here, this is a great way to help them acclimatise and gain some local knowledge.

Activities like this would include:

Who knows what you’ll learn when you go on a little adventure.

Finding the right Christmas gift for anyone

Whenever you’re not having as much luck with finding good Christmas gifts as you’d hoped, you can always come here, to Groupon, to make is easier. Just take a look at all the amazing gift ideas on this page and we’ll help you find the ideal Christmas present in no time at all.