Although more people may participate in frenzied shopping than quietly contemplating the religion behind the festival, Dubai is bucking this trend by embracing the Christmas spirit.
Although more people may participate in frenzied shopping than quietly contemplating the religion behind the festival, Dubai is bucking this trend by embracing the Christmas spirit.Filipino newspaper the Inquirer points out that there are people of all religions in Dubai and that it is one of the few Muslim countries that allow all faiths to be openly practiced.In what may be useful news for people on holidays in Dubai over Christmas, most churches have services in several different languages and there are seven different Catholic churches.
“[Dubai] has showed the world that in diversity, there could be some form of unity wherein peaceful living could be achieved,” the newspaper attests.
Hotels, shopping centres and other business mostly put up Christmas decorations and play carols, despite their owners’ Muslim backgrounds.
In a list compiled by the Telegraph recently, the opening of the Atlantis resort in Dubai was named as one of the world’s most significant tourist events for 2008.
Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate