The world’s greatest festival for shopaholics• Dubai – The City of Merchants – will be host to one of the world’s biggest and most consumertastic shopping events of the year, The Dubai Shopping Festival.• The DSF is now in its 17th year. It was first held in 1996 as a government led initiative to promote retail sales and trade.• It will run from the 5th of January to the 5th of February.• Night Markets, lotteries to win 19 kilos of gold, daily light shows, fireworks and hotel promotions all make the DSF a shopper’s paradise.
It started with quite a bang!• Opening night on the 5th of January saw one of the worlds most spectacular fireworks displays.• There are light shows and lesser fireworks displays every night for all the family to enjoy.• Some of the markets will stay open till after mid-night.
So many shopsHundreds of stalls and the famousDubai Mall will be filled to the brimwith shoppers, but there will be evenmore offers, promotions and dealsthan there are awe inspiredshoppers.Dubai expects there to be more than4 billion dollars generated by thisyears DSF!
Fun for all the familyThe festival centres new FestivalPromenade runs along the famousDubai Creek.There will be festivities throughoutthe DSF, along with great views ofDubai’s skyline.Activities include a children’sfunfair, traditional Arabic tents,musical performers, food stalls,games, graffiti artists and muchmore.
Great deals on flights andhotelsDubai Shopping festivalusually ensures the best timeto find great hotel and traveldeals. With thousands ofshoppers planning holidays toDubai during thistime, numerous airlines andhotels face fiercecompetition, which leads to asudden burst of cheap hotelsand flights to Dubai.