The Return of DSF

The Return of DSF

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.The Return of DSF

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.

Firework Displays

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.The Return of DSF

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!


Other events worth checking out:

Ballet Gala 2016

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