My husband had business meetings in Dubai on Christmas Day so I was fortunate to tag along for the ride. We left Wednesday afternoon and returned Friday night, but even a quick trip there is refreshing. There is a sense of freedom you don't find here. My husband says the country could survive alone on the money generated from tourism. It has a true international feel and they certainly know how to invite people in and show them a good time.
On Christmas Eve there were carolers in the lobby of our hotel and Santa could even be found in the Japanese restaurant where we ate dinner.
Everywhere we went there were trees and lights and Christmas greetings.
I hope you all had a lovely celebration with family and friends.