The Dubai shopping festival opens up to 32-days of purely shopping extravaganza. This world renowned festival, also known as a shopper’s paradise, held since 1996, allows you to view the very best and finest retailed products.
The festival is organized to promote trade and commerce in Dubai. Therefore it’s time to break the bank as 19th Dubai Shopping Festival paints the city with its festive fervor with unique blend of shopping, entertainment and raffles.
Here are the highlights of Emirate’s largest shopping extravaganza.
This year organizers have DSF to a next level by engaging community malls and mid-sized shopping centers.
Those planning to shop at Al Ain Center, Al Bustan Center, Barsha Mall, Bin Sougat Center, Etihad Mall, Century Mall, Madina Mall, Mazaya Center, Times Square Center, Union Cooperative and Karama Center then you’ll get a chance to win Dh500, 000 by spending a minimum of Dh200.
This mega event is all about entertaining street performances and a glittery display of fireworks. Shoppers can enjoy raining discounts while shopping and an array of entertaining events organized throughout the festival.
Shopping in Dubai is tax-free because merchants are permitted to import products from other countries with no or reasonable custom duties. The retailers and shopping malls will offer discounts up to 75% on a range of items like watches, jewellery, electronics, carpets, textiles, perfumes and handicrafts of major brands.
Chance to Win a Car
Planning to buy a new car? Then why not try your luck at DSF’s Infiniti Mega Raffle which will give away two luxury Infiniti cars- a QX60 and G25 with a cash price of Dh100, 000 cash.
DSF also brings in an opportunity to purchase gold and this year buyers will not only get the best prices but also a chance to bag a kilogram of gold every day. Thirty-two solitaire rings might also be given away.
This time fashionistas will also find some offbeat market at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai is a treasure trove of non-mass produced fashion and lifestyle products.
It is scheduled to take place from January 23 to February 2 as this unconventional fashion market will encourage alternative and healthier lifestyle to the locals.
Dress to Kill
It’s time to dress the best this month as fashion police will keep an eye on your dressing sense. Wherever you might be if Fashion Squad spots you then, you will be getting a ticket not to pay a fine but entitled to host an array of fashion competitions across the city.
DSF organizers have opined that this carnival is the biggest in the history of festivals. Visit some key destinations like the Al Seef Street, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Al Riqqa Street, Jumeriah Street and Global Village to witness performance by Pele Pele dance group from Swaziland and Mexico Tierra Mestiza troupe.
Carpet & Art Oasis
Lastly, there is no need to hunt for the longest, rarest and most unique carpet and rugs around the world because DSF organizers have all under one roof in Carpet & Art Oasis at Dubai Festival City.
DSF also plays a pivotal role in the development of Dubai tourism that helps to boost the economic condition of the country. Tourists get an opportunity to know the luxury and culture of the city.