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.