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You’ve all been very good girls and boys this year, so the Emirates Woman Santa is gifting you with a second December magazine – the festive issue.

This bumper issue is everything you need for the season of parties and giving. On the latter topic we have 300 plus present ideas at every price and inspiration on what to get everyone from the nieces and nephews to the hubby and grandma.

Obviously, as your trusted guide to all things sartorial we also have the ultimate party dresses and outfits to ensure you’re the star of any soiree. We also offer the best in beauty with new trends and innovative tips from metallic make-up to fabulous scents. Intrigued to know what we use? Team EW reveal their top essentials.

When it comes to partying no one does it better than the A-list, which is exactly why we scoured the history books to bring you vintage festivities.

For many, the period of yuletide joy can bring with it some blue times, but not anymore. We give you our guide to thinking positive and actually feeling it to. An extract from British author Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart Christmas will keep you entertained while our article on how to avoid identity fraud, particularly while online shopping, could be a lifesaver.

While most of us will be tucking into our festive feasts with gusto, some will be being more caution ahead of the Dubai Marathon on January 24. If you need some help ahead of the race, follow our comprehensive guide to how to tackle the mighty 42km.

Of course, no festive issue would be complete with out a travel feature on where to see in the New Year. We go off the beaten track to give you something to talk about when the clock strikes 12.

Enjoy the Festive issue and have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.