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Fairmont's Santa

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Job Title: Santa Claus

Department: Fairmont The Palm Festive Division 

Reports to: Mark Sawkins, General Manager and Elf Team Leader

Remuneration: In kind

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring top quality and super tasty mince pies are produced within our Pastry kitchen on a daily basis 
  • Checking letters and wish lists from children at the resort – categorising them into the ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ list with the upmost care and professionalism 
  • Examining our festive trees to check they are decorated with plentiful sparkle are kept maintained throughout the stay 
  • Entertaining crowds with the loudest ‘Ho, Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!’  at the resorts iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
  • Drinking  glasses of milk and a plate of cookies every evening 
  • Managing a team of singing Elf’s for the resorts festive choir, leading the tunes and tones for the perfect festive pitch  
  • Lifting heavy duty dedicated Santa sack with presents and gifts for resort guests 
  • Spontaneous ‘sand ball’ and ‘sand angel’ making on the beach 
  • Welcoming all to the resort with festive cheer! 

 Skills and Requirements: 

  • Must get along and be confident with managing festive Elves 
  • Must have a jolly disposition and spontaneously sing festive songs when he feels necessary 
  • Must ooze festive flair and cheerfulness 
  • Must be able to spread festive joy to all residents and children on a daily basis 
  • Must provide own red Santa suit, shoes and beard
  • Must own a pair of red swimming trunks for the snow-beach
  • Must have a round and rather large waistline
  • Cannot be camera shy

 Entry Rules and Deadline Dates:

  • Upload a 30 second (max) video application to Instagram or Facebook
  • Must submit application by October 31 2017
  • Must tag both #MyDubaiSanta and #FairmontThePalm in the post to be considered
  • Must submit videos via a public post/account to be considered 
  • Those without social media accounts can use a friend or family members and use hashtags #PickMyDad  #PickMyFriend
  • Must be wearing Santa outfit and speaking out loud in English stating why they should win, along with stating their name, age and location
  • One submission per applicant only 

 The Selected Candidates Prize Details:

  • The chosen Santa will win an once in a life time, all-inclusive trip to Dubai, staying at Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah 
  • Dates will be 21 days, between December 5 and 26, 2017 inclusive of;
  • Return flight from home destination 
  • 1 double room  for two people
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Flow Kitchen and unlimited use of resort pool/beach and leisure facilities 


  • Eligible for global applicants but must speak English 
  • Applicant must be 50 years or above to win but all applicants welcome
  • Applicant must be eligible to travel, with valid passport  and cover own travel insurance
  • The above applies to both winner and one guest


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