Santa launches Xmas celebrations at Dubai Expo

Gathered around the 20-metre-high tree, visitors took photos and watched as Santa and his elves performed a show at the lighting ceremony.

Transformed into a winter wonderland, the site has been adorned with colourful decorations and will feature children's events as well.

Expo, which has since its launch marked other religious holidays, is expected to mark this year's Christmas celebrations with eight days of shows.

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