The Dubai Shopping Festival turns 21 this year, and celebrations are bigger and more extravagant than ever. The festival will see over 150 events that include cultural shows, street performances, dining, leisure activities, and raffle draws.
Helal Almarri, Director General of DTCM rightfully says that ‘DSF is the highlight of the emirate’s year round collection of diverse and attractive events, and a key driver in the growth of tourism.’
The 32 day event has been packed with new and exciting activities, in addition to the crazy sales that are generally the highpoint of the event. So we hope you’ve saved up through the year to splurge on the crazy offers of DSF!
New Year Shopping Surprise
1st – 2nd January 2016
New Year’s Day comes with a special promotion this year, all Majid Al Futtaim Malls across Dubai will host sales from 12 pm – 12 am with discounts ranging from 80-90% across all retails. For every 200 AED spent, customers can receive raffle coupons that entitle them to shopping sprees of AED 50,000.
Couture on Ice
17 January 2016
Dubai Mall Ice Rink
The first ever skating fashion show will take place at the Dubai Mall Ice Rink. Professional models and figure skaters will showcase their new collections in the theatrical show.
Arabian Musical Nights
9, 11, 14, 15 January
Dubai World Trade Centre
The traditional Arabic Concerts return this year with 12 of the biggest Arab musicians performing at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Each of the four nights will feature 3 iconic performance by names like Rabeh Saqer, Mohammed Abdo, Angham, Majed ElMadani, Abadi Al Johar, Asma Al Mounawar, Waleed Al Shami, Abdullah Al Rowaished, Nawal ElKuwaitia, Jaber Al Kaser, Shamma Hamdan and Natacha.
Beach @ JBR, Creek Park, Global Village
7 – 9, 14- 16, 21- 23, 28 – 30 January 2016
Any occasion in Dubai is incomplete without Fireworks, over the years these displays have gotten more creative and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year. This year, the fireworks will move across old and new Dubai, allowing residents from all over the city enjoy the colours in the night sky from the comfort of their homes.
Around the World in One Day
3 November 2015 – 9 April 2016
Although Global Village has been open for a while now, it truly shines during the DSF celebrations, with cultural performances, food, souvenirs from all over the world. So put on your comfy shoes, and head here for a fun day!
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