Dubai is a dream destination for shopaholics from around the world during the great Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). The 25th instalment of this annual festival is here, and if you haven’t booked your tickets to Dubai yet, we give you reasons why you should.

Here’s all you need to know about this fun-filled shopping extravaganza that lasts a month.


Dubai Shopping Festival 2020 Dates

Like every year, the fest starts right before New Year’s Eve and goes on for a month. The festival has already started on 26th December, 2019 and will end on 24th January, 2020. If you do not want to miss out on this opportunity, grab your tickets now.

Where to Shop?

Not limited to just one mall, market or spot, the Dubai Shopping Festival is a city-wide event. Almost every shop in the city is a part of this festival, be it the shopping malls, shopping markets, or traditional souks.

Here are some of the famous shopping places in Dubai: Global Village, Dragon Mart, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Gold Souk, Lamcy Plaza, Promenade at Dubai Festival City, Mercato Shopping Mall, DSF Desert Camp, Al Seef Street, Lulu Village, Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Rigga Street, and Lulu Village.

What to buy during Dubai Shopping Festival?

You will find almost everything on discount during the fest. From fashion apparels, fashion accessories, gold jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, home decor items, gadgets, leather products, spices, to dry fruits, the sale will leave you spoilt for choice.

Top brands and retailers across the city participate in the annual sale, so anything you would like to buy can be bought on a heavily discounted price.

Shopping Tips

The most important tip for Dubai Shopping Festival is to shop early. Sale items are subject to stock availability; the earlier you hit the markets, more items you will get to choose from.

Get the Dubai Shopping Festival App on your phone. It will keep you updated on the latest offers and discounts.

Do your research before you head out for shopping. Make a list of items you need to buy and do a research beforehand about where to find them.

What else you can do during Dubai Shopping Festival

Besides shopping, there’s a lot you can do during the festival.

Elaborate shopping can exhaust you, especially when everything is on discount. Do not forget to recharge yourself with delicious food on offer in Dubai. Along with authentic middle-eastern cuisine, you can fill your tummy with succulent cuisines from all around the world.

When you are done for the day, you can unwind at one of the many live music concerts that take place during the DSF. Do you like fireworks? Who doesn’t? Catch some stunning fireworks painting the canvas of Dubai’s skyline every Thursday and Friday during the Dubai Shopping Festival.

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