Christmas this year was in Dubai sandpit.
For me it was a welcome change in temperature (almost like being home) from seven years in London.
Sis in law flew out from London to enjoy a few days of sunshine and festivities.
Was pretty low key - unless you'd booked the day off it was a work day like any other. plenty of folk out going to meetings etc.
It was 'different' just not different enough to be interesting. So westerner friendly and disneyfied here.
Will be quieter towards the end of the week with Eid.