Every January, the Dubai Shopping Festival commences with great pomp and show. People from all around the world book their flights to be a part of the shopping extravaganza! The Dubai Shopping festival, also known as DSF is famous for its fabulous deals, bargains and promotions.

Planning and Schedule for 2016

If you are planning to be a part of this amazing festival, we recommend that you book your flights well in advance as chances of getting tickets at the last moment are pretty thin. This year, the festival will kick-off on New Year’s Day, i.e., on the 1st of January and will end on the 1st of February. So get ready with all your packing and travel arrangements.

About the Festival

An event full of glamour, festivity, lights, sports, apparels, food and much more; the Dubai Shopping Festival hosts, what is known as the largest entertainment and shopping extravaganza in the whole of the Middle East. While Dubai is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, when it comes to shopping, the obsession and footfall of travellers increase all the more as the month of January draws near. Apart from being the largest shopping festival in the Middle East, it is probably the longest running shopping festival in the world.

Insider Tips

Before leaving for Dubai, remember to book various show tickets of your choice for the performances that are in store for you. Apart from the unmatchable deals, the festival also hosts Guinness World Records, various celebrity performances and a number of exciting events.


From live raffle drawings to a number of fashion flash mobs, there is a special event for everyone during the festival this year. You will see the famous skating rink at The Dubai Mall transform into a Fashion-On-Ice runway. You can also look for unique gift ideas and souvenirs for your loved ones from the international and local designers at “Markets Outside The Box”. Also remember to catch one of the main highlights of the Dubai Shopping festival; the fireworks. To know more, you can download their #MyDSF Offers app, which will give you access to the best deals throughout the duration of the festival.

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