The Dubai Shopping Festival is back this year. Starting from the 26th of December until the 28th of January 2017, the DSF will run for 34 days.
Dubai in its continued effort to firmly place itself as global trade, commerce and shopping centre, thousands of participating retail outlets in the city will offer discount sales during the month-long shopping bonanza.
Dubai Shopping Festival – What You Need to Know
Shop Till You Drop
The festival will start with a firework show to celebrate the launch of a new waterfront attraction at Dubai Festival City. In addition to the grand opening, there will be daily firework shows at 8 PM at various locations across the Emirate.
There will be great deals on everything from perfumes, watches, and consumer electronics, to fashion, home appliances and furniture.
Not just content with discounts?
There will be prize draws, shows, special events and daily deals for the duration of the festival.
Shopping Offers and Promotions
Carmakers Infiniti and Nissan will be giving away several of their models as prizes. To enter the raffle, you have to buy tickets at any of the EPPCO or ENOC petrol stations around Dubai.
New Year’s Day brings one of the biggest events in the festival’s calendar, with a 12-hour shopping bonanza with discounts reaching up to 90%.
The event starts at noon in several malls around the city, including Mirdif City, and Mall of the Emirates.
This year’s event, according to the organisers, Dubai Tourism, will be the longest in the festival’s 22-year history.
Dubai Shopping Festival is part of the plan to attract 20 million visitors to Dubai by the year 2020.
Other highlights include:
- Dubai Festival City Mall promotion: Spend Dh250 at Dubai Festival City Mall and get the chance to win a night at the Intercontinental in Dubai Festival City
- ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’ promotion: Every Dh200 spent in participating malls earn a raffle coupon for prizes worth up to Dh600
- VISA Impossible Deals: During the festival, customers with Visa credit cards will benefit from exclusive discounts
- Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group promotion: Spending Dh500 at participating jewellery outlets enters you in a daily prize draw where you can win solid Gold
Aside from shopping, there are many other events and attractions to keep you busy and entertained between shopping sprees.
These include Carpet and Art Oasis, Roaming Artists, Fashion Express, Street Runways, Fashiontainment, and Market Outside the Box.
The DSF is known locally and internationally as one of the best shopping events in the world. So, why not visit Dubai for the shopping festival this year? You are bound to find a real bargain.