If you’re not into faking it & you’re after the real deal, we’ve got the best spots to pick up your tree mamas!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (with only 32 sleeps to go and the weather cooling we can almost hear Santa’s bells already!). If you feel its too early to be thinking about Christmas, then think again as the best trees often sell out fast. And we can’t think of a better way to transform our home into a winter wonderland than with a gorgeous tree and a heap of festive accessories. It’s time to deck those halls by starting with the best places to snap up a Christmas tree in Dubai (exciting times!).
psst… remember to keep your tree standing in water and away from sunlight to maximise on freshness!
If you stumble through the aisles at Ace Hardware and into a forest in Narnia, don’t worry mamas – it’s just their massive Christmas tree selection. Skip past the artificial aisle and follow your noses to Ace Hardware’s real fir trees (which just recently arrived!). Shipped from North America, if you’re one of the lucky mamas who pre-ordered in mid-November then you’re guaranteed one of these babies. However you might as well try your luck and see if there are any still in stock!
Oh Christmas trees, oh Christmas trees; your scarcity in the desert panics us! Don’t worry though mamas, Dubai Garden Centre has shipped in gorgeously scented Nordman firs this winter – at 2.5 metres tall, they’ll certainly make for the most impressive centerpieces (and there’ll be loads of space underneath for all those gifts!). Get in while stocks last!
Looking for a beautiful and rustic, good old Canadian fir tree that is immeasurably realistic and attractive, mamas? Then head to Oleander and transform your home into a quiet woodland retreat with the serene, natural presence of this stunning tree. Available in two sizes (5-6 foot & 7-8 foot) these Canadian fir trees are ideal for every Christmas enthusiast .
These trees are available for pick up at the Oleander shop in Jumeirah Beach road & the Oleander Nursery at Warsan. They even deliver the tree home at an additional cost. Priced at AED 425 and AED 525 we think its a – BARGAIN! Get your tree while stocks last!
Head to ‘Plant Street’ (that’s Al Hudaiba Street for anyone who hasn’t been) and take your pick from a number of little stores displaying their real trees on the pavements. If you’re really determined you’ll be able to haggle these guys down to a decent price although be prepared for some serious negotiation skills! Prices range anywhere from AED 350 to AED 700 depending on how lucky you are on the day. We love the Satwa option with the kids – many of the stores have large areas out back that are literally transformed into miniature evergreen forests for the festive holiday – if you close your eyes and breathe in the pine-scented air you can almost forget that you’re in the middle of a desert.
With a number of Spinneys supermarkets across Dubai, you’ll be happy to hear that they’re flying in a select number of Christmas tree straight from the USA to the desert city! Available now with free home delivery this year (but hurry they’re selling fast), treat your family to a festive fir this holiday season. And if you’re after a fresh pine wreath for your door then look no further – Spinneys are selling them at a special price too.
With every fresh tree they sell Spinneys will be planting a Ghaf seed (in association with The Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Program By Goumbook).
Featured Image and Image 4 sourced via Instagram page of Nadia, Image 2 sourced via Instagram page of Erin, Image 3 sourced via Instagram page of Maria Killam, Image 5 sourced via Instagram page of Jade, Image 6 sourced via Instagram page of Kelly Nan.