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Dubai Shopping Festival: Where to shop, activities & contact

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Dubai, the most sought-after travel destination of the world, is not only a perfect locale to relax and unwind but also a great shopping haven. It offers a plethora of recreational options to tourists. Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is one such event that caters to both tourists and local residents alike. During this festival, shops offer huge discounts on almost everything. The shopping is coupled with various fun activities for entertainment.

Shopaholics around the world eagerly wait for this extravagant festival to begin so that they can grab attractive deals and heavy discounts on their favourite merchandise. It begins in the mid of December and continues till the end of January, geared to meet the festive demands. The annual month-long event attracts three million tourists each year.

What is it all About?

Dubai Shopping Festival is an event for people to avail great offers and discounts. Apparel, electronics, household items, watches, cosmetics, gold jewelry and gems are some of the items in great demand during this time. Traditional souks and marketplaces offer numerous deals, which are also one of the major attractions during the festival. Dubai is also known as the ‘city of gold’ as one can buy lustrous precious metal tax-free.

Additionally, Dubai Shopping Festival is not just about amazing deals and offers, it also organizes a range of entertainment activities for individuals and families. Some of these activities include film screenings, street plays, games, international fashion shows, rock concerts, live shows and various other cultural programs. It is quite evident that the event caters to people of all ages and guarantees a one of its kind experience to everyone.

Where to Shop

The festival is held at all the major shopping malls, desert camps and city centres. The Gold Souk, during this festival, is one of the most popular place to shop because of the people-friendly tax policies in Dubai. Since, it is a city-wide festival it can be enjoyed in various locations across the city. The following are some of the markets one can head to: Al Rigga Street, Night Souk, Dragon Mart, Global Village, Dubai Mall, Promenade at Dubai Festival City, Lulu Village, DSF Desert Camp, Mall of the Emirates, Mercato Shopping Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Burjuman Centre, City Centre Mirdif and Nakheel Mall, to name a few.

Activities to Enjoy

The Dubai Shopping Festival offers a bouquet of activities and entertainments other than just shopping. One can visit Ski Dubai to enjoy a skiing session. Besides, there is ziplining, snowboarding and penguin encounter at the Ski Dubai to experience. There are also music concerts in which artists from around the world perform. It is the best way to relax and unwind after a busy shopping day. In addition, one can enjoy entertaining street-performances, juggler acts, celebrity performances and magic shows. The multi-cuisine restaurants that offer splendid cuisines and delicacies of the region also make this festival a must-visit event.

Visit the official website for information on the top deals, upcoming events, timings and locations of the shops. Besides this, you can also download the official DSF app that helps you stay updated on the latest offers and discounts.

For Queries or Feedback

The Dubai Shopping Festival is an experience of a lifetime that can leave your heart and mind full of wonderful memories.  If you have a question or feedback, reach the Department of Economy and Tourism on +971 600 55 55 59. You can also write your questions to [email protected]

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