Santa Claus rides into Dubai on a camel

Visitors of the village said seeing the infamous Christmas character, ride a camel "in the desert" instead of a slay pulled by deers is "unique and nice".

"It's quite different when you see Santa Claus riding a camel in the desert. It's a unique idea, a really good idea", said Sarab Gimsing, a visitor watching Santa with his gingerbread men and elves around the village, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[JINGLE BELLS]

[MUSIC - MARIAH CAREY, "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU"]

MARIAH CAREY: (SINGING) I don't want a lot for Christmas. There is just--

[MUSIC - MICHAEL BUBLE, "IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS"]

MICHAEL BUBLE: (SINGING) --on your own [INAUDIBLE] the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be--

- Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho.

MICHAEL BUBLE: --talk and then go for a walk is the hope of Janice and Jen. And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for--

--once--