Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
Dubai is called the ‘Ultimate Shopping Destination‘ and people from all over the world head to Dubai for a splendid shopping experience. But, this shopping often comes with huge price tags and most of us are bound by budget restrictions. We miss out on our favorite brands because they come at unreasonable prices or are too expensive for our pockets. But, you don’t have to be upset anymore! There is a solution to your woes and we will tell you what that is!
Are you ready for the ultimate shopping extravaganza? The Dubai Shopping Festival is back! The Festival is in its 24th edition and is coming to Dubai on 26th December 2019. The festival is a dream come true for every shopaholic as it celebrates the love for shopping along with heavy discounts, festivities, events, fireworks, traveling and many more things.
What is the Dubai Shopping Festival?
The Dubai Shopping Festival began on 16th February 1996 as a retail event. But, soon it became a tourist attraction and now it attracts 3 million people from across the globe every year. It is the largest shopping spectacle in the world which features loads of festivities and shopping. The festival goes on for almost a month and features mind-blowing discounts on almost all the products. There is an array of activities at every location that you can be a part of. The activities are different in every place so that your shopping spree does not get boring. A Festival dedicated to shopping…what can be better than that! Dubai surely knows how to charm the people!
What are the dates for Dubai Shopping Festival 2020?
DSF Dubai usually takes place in the first quarter of the year and runs for almost one month. But, this year it is arriving early. It will take place from 26th December 2019 to 1st February 2019.
Why you should definitely become a part of the DSF?
It’s a magnificent sale!
The sale is on a larger than life scale! Almost 700 brands offer a discount of 25% to 75% across 3200 outlets. A sale on almost anything you buy seems like a fairytale.. right?
It is everywhere in Dubai!
Wherever you go, the sale follows you everywhere! It is all over the city of Dubai. Even local shops and homegrown shops actively participate in the sale. You can see events like carnivals, Alfresco markets, live concerts and fireworks throughout the city. The whole city looks like its one big party!
Shopping and sightseeing go hand in hand!
All the places that you visit in Dubai will feature breathtaking views be it souks, malls or flea markets. You can shop while you enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in the world. What an amazing thing to do!
Shop all day, all night!
Not kidding! All the shops in Dubai are open till late to celebrate the DSF so that you can explore and purchase whatever you like. Nobody likes time constraints when they are in the shopping mode!
Amazing Shopping at the Souks!
The souks in Dubai also become a part of the DSF Dubai especially the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. You can get all the traditional things that they offer at low prices. Stock up on all the spices and jewelry!
What you should definitely buy at the DSF?
Electronics and Home Appliances:
DSF Dubai is the best place from where you can buy your favorite laptop or the phone that you always wanted! You can receive the products at great prices. Also, some companies launch new products during the DSF as people from all over the world are in one place and their product can reach more audiences. You can buy home appliances at exceptionally low prices which is great! If you’re lucky you can even win some of these at the raffle draws or at brilliant prices!
Owning expensive pieces of jewelry is everyone’s dream and you can fulfill the dream at DSF Dubai. The unique designs on display and the affordable rates make shopping for jewels easy. Go and get your favorites now!
Wearing an expensive perfume sure adds to one’s personality and confidence. So, why not buy a pricey perfume at a low price during the Dubai Shopping Festival. Smell like a dream next time you go out!
Buy your favorite cosmetics ate huge discounts. All the exquisite brands will be on sale so you will be spoilt for choice.
What are the top things to do during the DSF?
Twelve-Hour Sale ( 26th December, 12 noon to midnight)
For one whole day, six Majid Al Futtaim Malls will offer a 12-hour mega sale. The sale will include 25%-90% discounts and other exclusive offers and benefits.
DSF Weekend Surprises
Every weekend(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) throughout the DSF, one retailer will give a discount of up to 90%. The announcement regarding the name of the retailer is made 24 hours in advance. So, plan to keep checking the official site for more details.
Raffles and Big Wins
With raffles drawn every week throughout the DSF in every mall, lucky winners take home appliances, gift vouchers, cash prizes, and even cars!
Market Out of the Box
The Market Outside The Box at the Burj Park will host food trucks as well as Dubai’s most popular home-grown eateries. pop-ups and many live events with music, dance, and drama. It will also feature a pop-up cinema! You should definitely go here for some amazing artisanal shopping!
Set to light up the city’s skies like a canvas full of bright lights and colors, the fireworks take place every weekend throughout the Dubai Shopping Festival at several locations. Reach early and reserve the best vantage points at The Beach at JBR, the bustling waterfront promenades of Al Seef and beach-side entertainment hub La Mer.
What are some tips to keep in mind while you are shopping?
During the Dubai Shopping Festival, the stocks do not last a very long time. To avoid missing out on your favorite things or brands leave early. Also, this will help you avoid shopping in a rush,
This year the organizers of DSF have introduced an app to ease the local and international shoppers in learning about new events and discounts. It is great especially for events like the Weekend Sale that is announced 24 hours in advance.
The best shopping trick is to wear a t-shirt underneath so that you can try some clothes over it and avoid the long queues at the try-rooms.
Research before you splurge
There are several brands that you can choose from so do not settle on only a few. So, before you decide to go ahead and buy you should research the brands and the discounts and then go out and buy. This will give you more options to choose from.
What to explore when you are not shopping?
Burj Khalifa Tour, the tallest building in the world is a must-visit man made structure. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai city from its observation deck which is 555 meters high! Dubai is a city of wonders..truly!
Global Village Dubai
With 78 countries in attendance and 26 themed pavilions, the Global Village Dubai promises to be lot of fun! The place becomes a multi-cultural venue where different countries showcase and sell their traditional specialties. In addition, the place also features arcade games. stunt shows, concerts and many fun rides!
Paying tribute to one of the world’s most splendid automobile companies, the Ferrari World features the world’s fastest roller coaster the Formula Rossa. The world’s largest indoor amusement park also features other thrilling rides, racing memorabilia, modern simulators, and various live shows. For all those of you seeking adventure, this is a must-do in the UAE!
Dubai Glow Garden
The Glow Garden comprises of 10,000 energy saving bulbs formed into pretty installations. In addition to this, you can also visit the Dinosaur Park and the Ice Park. The Dubai Glow Garden is one of the most beautiful creations in Dubai!
Wild Wadi Water Park
Visit the city’s most favorite water park i.e. Wild Wadi Water Park. If you want an adrenaline rush head towards 105 feet Jumeirah Sceirah or simply you can sit, simply in a relax and cozy way with your friends or family while heading towards the river. The theme park has more than 30 attractions and ride and is considered as a perfect family getaway. Up your excitement level to the fullest while entering at the stormy Tantrum Alley.
A snowy haven in the midst of desert is a dream come true. Enjoy your day out at Ski Dubai while you try skiing, snowboarding, and many other activities. You also get a chance to meet the snow penguins. How cool, literally!
Dubai Shopping Festival 2020 celebrates the spirit of shopping and the happiness associated with buying new things! It offers a chance to indulge in a range of diverse activities, discounts, and entertainment. During this time, the whole city is bustling with enthusiasm and vibrancy.