Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 – Travel Guide Blog /blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:13:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.3 119716179 Top 5 Havens For Shopping in Dubai /blog/top-5-havens-shopping-dubai/ /blog/top-5-havens-shopping-dubai/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:13:52 +0000 /blog/?p=122 To say Dubai is a shopper’s paradise is an understatement. This is the place where the whole world comes to shop. Why? Because shopping in Dubai is an experience. It goes beyond simply shopping. And of course, there’s the Dubai Shopping Festival. This shopping extravaganza is the most popular festival in the world, and thousands […]

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shopping in dubai

To say Dubai is a shopper’s paradise is an understatement. This is the place where the whole world comes to shop. Why? Because shopping in Dubai is an experience. It goes beyond simply shopping. And of course, there’s the Dubai Shopping Festival. This shopping extravaganza is the most popular festival in the world, and thousands of people travel from around the world to take part in it. The whole city participates in the festival, and there are offers galore. However, to make the most of it, you must know the best places to shop. Instead of wasting time exploring all shopping avenues, get to these places and grab the best deals.

The Dubai Mall

Mall of Dubai

The world’s biggest mall is one of the best places to shop during the festival. Actually, this place is one of the best places to shop all year round. But during the festival, there are so many offers that you will be spoilt for choice. Dubai Mall is home to the biggest brands in the world, and all these amazing brands have offers on all their products. So, from high-end electronics to the designer clothes, from gold and diamond jewellery to accessories, there are unbelievable offers on all of them. Another advantage of shopping at Dubai Mall is that the mall also has a lot of entertainment options. So, if you need a break from shopping, you can find many options for entertainment. You can also grab a bite of your favourite cuisine at the mall. Therefore, when you are in Dubai, you know which place to make a beeline for.

Mall of Emirates

mall of emirates

If for some reason, you cannot go to the Dubai Mall, or have already explored the place, the next mall you should check out is the Mall of Emirates. Though it may not be as big as Dubai Mall, it is still huge. Mall of Emirates is considered to be a shopping resort. With more than 450 stores of the best brands in the world, you sure to find the best bargains and products that you’ve been looking for. And just like Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates also has many entertainment avenues. 14-screen multiplex, Ski Dubai, Magic Planet, and more, there are places for entertainment for people of all ages. So, if you are in Dubai, be sure to make a trip to the Mall of Emirates. This place truly is a shopping resort.

Gold Souk

gold souk

One of the best places for shopping in Dubai is the Gold Souk. Be it the Dubai Shopping Festival or any other time in the year, Gold Souk is the place to shop for gold and other jewellery. Gold is considered important in the Emirati culture. It signifies wealth and prosperity. Therefore, a lot of gold is imported to Dubai, making it a haven for gold products. In fact, U.A.E. is probably the only country in the world that has an ATM that dispenses gold bars. So, you can imagine the obsession with gold. At the Gold Souk, there are many shops selling jewellery. The competition is stiff. So, to outdo each other, they come up with offers, and even give you a chance to bargain and get the prices down. This is one of the reasons why shopping here is ideal. Also, you get a lot of variety, and are sure to find jewellery that you will love. So, for jewellery, there is only place to consider – The Gold Souk.

Karama Shopping Center

Tourists love buying souvenirs, and the best place for them is the Karama Shopping Center. Located along the creek, this place is always jam packed. Rather than buying expensive souvenirs from malls, you can buy them from here. Most of the products here come from India, and other parts of Asia, so this is a great place to buy knock offs, and imitation products. If you are on a budget, Karama Shopping Center is perfect. It is light on the pocket, and you end up buying things that will remind you of your trip to Dubai.

Al Fahidi Street

After gold, Dubai is famous for electronic products. Dubai is a tax-free city, and there are virtually no taxes on high-end electronic goods. So, many tourists buy electronics in Dubai, as they are considerably cheaper. The best place to buy them is Al Fahidi Street. You can find products of all brands, and you can also get international warranty on them. Al Fahidi Street is lined with electronics stores, and there are offers galore. The only thing you need to look out for is the voltage requirements. Make sure they match with your country.

Shopping in Dubai is an experience like no other. Though the city has many wonderful attractions, thousands of tourists come here only to shop. The Dubai Shopping Festival has played a big role in Dubai getting a wonderful reputation. The offers, the food, the entertainment, and of course, the unbelievable raffle, make DSF the absolute best shopping festival. The festival is currently ongoing till the 28th of January. So, there’s still time to plan a quick trip to Dubai, and shop till you drop.

 

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Palm Island Dubai
Palm Island Dubai

Dubai is a unique city that cannot be compared to any other place in the planet. Dubai is often claimed to be one of the fastest growing city in the world. The city has evolved itself from a small trading center to become the most futuristic and glamorous urban destinations in the world, over the past four decades. Dubai is the city that has the power to dream the unachievable and then later transform it into reality, ripping people’s expectations and rewriting the record books as evidently seen the developments such as the Burj Al Arab, the soaring Burj Khalifa and the vast stretch of artificial Palm Jumeirah island.
Ideally a desert city, Dubai has mind blowing infrastructure and has been gaining popularity in the recent years, making it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. If you are planning a trip to Dubai, this Dubai Travel Guide will be essential for you to read and understand about the city, so that you make the most out of this trip.

Huge city with distinct factors

There are a lot of factors that contribute to Dubai’s popularity. Apart from having soaring skylines and artificial islands, the city has also set a record for being third largest shopping destinations in the world. Shopping in Dubai is a different experience altogether, owing to the huge themed shopping malls that you can come across after every 10 minutes of your drive around the city. Not surprisingly though, shopping in Dubai is considered to be the locals’ favourite past time. The city also organizes two shopping festivals annually to boost the city’s retail trade and tourism. The Dubai Shopping Festival alone had attracted over 3 million people from all over the world, in the month-long duration. Do not hold yourself back from shopping in the city, as there is nothing that you want and cannot find in Dubai.

Consistent weather conditions

Taking pride in the fact that the sun shines in the Emirates, all around the year, the temperature however becomes a little unbearable during the summer. Though there are a lot of ways to keep yourself cool during the summers in Dubai, it is always better to plan when you should go to avoid sun burn and dehydration problems. The best time to visit the city is the cooler winter months spanning from December through February, when the city enjoys a cooler climate with daily temperatures to be in mid-20 degrees. This is one of the reasons why hotels have a higher room rate during this season.

Culture of Dubai

A popular city with rich Islamic culture and traditions that sets an example of setting love and peace in one of the world’s most troubled region. It is highly recommended that women visitors should dress modestly in public places, like the malls and restaurants and avoid PDA at all costs. If you are in the city for business, you should refrain a handshake when dealing with a woman. The culture of Dubai is immersed in Islam, providing strength and inspiration, that touches the local as well as visitors’ all aspects of daily life. You can come across the rich courtesy and hospitality of the Arab world while visiting the place.

Visit old Dubai

Dubai is big, it’s brash but there are still layers of Dubai that goes unnoticed. Just near the creek’s edge in Bur Dubai, sits the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood where you can find restored last remaining houses from the mid-19th century. In contrast with today’s architectural buildings in Dubai, the buildings in this neighbourhood are earth brown in colour with few windows and small wooden doors. Each house has its own wind tower, which was used to get cool air in the house, showing the technique of having natural form of air conditioning. Very few residents have a reason to come to this part of Dubai, which gives you an opportunity to explore the old city in your own sweet time. Take a tour with an Emirati and learn about the UAE culture over a traditional spread of Middle Eastern breakfast.

This travel guide will help you look for places you can visit and things that you should and should not do. Visit the Emirati city and enjoy the warm hospitality of the place.

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Top 10 Malls That Will Make Shopping In Dubai For An Extraordinary Experience /blog/top-10-malls-will-make-shopping-dubai-extraordinary-experience/ /blog/top-10-malls-will-make-shopping-dubai-extraordinary-experience/#respond Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:38:14 +0000 /blog/?p=101 Dubai is the Mecca for every shopaholic owing to its large number of shopping malls and endless lanes of local souks. Dubai is a city where you will come across a mall after every 10 minutes of your drive. What’s more? Dubai organizes two shopping festivals annually, one of which has made its entry in […]

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Dubai is the Mecca for every shopaholic owing to its large number of shopping malls and endless lanes of local souks. Dubai is a city where you will come across a mall after every 10 minutes of your drive. What’s more? Dubai organizes two shopping festivals annually, one of which has made its entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, for attracting more than 3 million people during the month-long shopping fiesta.

Out of the many facts about Dubai Shopping Festival, huge discounts on all the major brands imaginable, is the main reason why people flock the city to get their hands on their favourite brands. You can go for a shopping in Dubai in one or every mall in the city but the best ones to complete your shopping in Dubai, are listed below, that will allow you to have a unique shopping experience.

 Mall of the Emirates

Mall OF Emirates
Mall OF Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates threw open its doors for shoppers in 2005 and since then has garnered a lot of appreciation of being an entire shopping resort, rather than just being a mall. This mall has over 466 retail stores in total with several other attractions like the Magic Planet, which can easily beat a theme park and the 14-screen multiplex cinema hall. You can even find the world famous indoor ski slope, Ski-Dubai, in the complex of the mall.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall

Home to more than 1200 stores and other famous attractions, the Dubai Mall has become the city’s leading entertainment, fashion and lifestyle attraction. The mall holds in its premises, an impressive number of adventure sports that calls for people’s attention. You can enjoy an outdoor brunch along with a big screen and a famous aquarium.

Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre

This mall is famous for providing a friendly service. Located at the waterfront, this mall surprises the shoppers when they are greeted inside with a smile and a complementary bottle of water. The mall has over 350 stores and over 40 restaurants to satiate your hunger for when you get tired of all the shopping.

Burjuman Centre

Burjuman Centre
Burjuman Centre

Burjuman Centre is the height of shopping luxury in the city. You can find some of the best brands in this mall that money can buy. You can buy some great items on offer price from brands like DKNY, Guess, Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The mall is divided into two parts, the old and the new. If you want to buy expensive items, we suggest you to stick to the older parts. The third floor includes a fountain and a play area for children.

Jumeirah Plaza

As the place is located near a lot of major hotels, the Jumeirah Plaza is one of the most convenient malls to visit in the city. The mall is one of the oldest one in the city, opened in 1994, but still a place worth visiting. Like all the other malls, this place too has a lot of stores selling items from international brands, jewellery and a few number of watch showrooms.

Wafi Shopping Mall

Wafi Shopping Mall
Wafi Shopping Mall

A mall that describes itself as a place that provides unique shopping experience to its visitors, Wafi Mall has 350 distinct stores, many of them having an extensive collection of artwork. The mall features the art of both international as well as local artists and you can buy a piece to take it home with you.

Al Ghurair Centre

An important place that will serve a true fashionista, the stores in this mall are full of some high-street fashion brands, such as French Connection, Baby Phat and Esprit, to name a few. You will be spoilt with a huge range of choices, from international to local designs, that will help you stack your wardrobe with every piece of cloth you have decided of buying. You can even check the cosmetics as well as the accessory gallery in the mall that will help you complete the look, for a casual day or for a party.

Mercato Shopping Mall

Meaning ‘market’ in Italian, Mercato is the first themed mall to be opened in the United Arab Emirates. Cobbled streets, Piazzas and famous international brands offer an amazing shopping experience to the visitors. Adults can go for a movie or enjoy various delicacies, while children enjoy their time playing at the Fun City

Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall
Ibn Battuta Mall

Named after a famous Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta, has earned the title of being the largest themed shopping mall in the world. Apart from providing a fantastic experience of shopping in Dubai, this place is informative, historically.

Festival Centre

Festival Centre
Festival Centre

The fact that makes this mall stand out is the wide yacht club, measuring 250 meter wide, that is built around. The mall has over 60 restaurants where you can stop or grab a bite to eat, apart from providing some great retail outlets.

Though there are various facts about Dubai Shopping festival, being able to own a high end branded item, beats them all!

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Dubai: World’s Largest Shopping and Entertainment Destination /blog/dubai-worlds-largest-shopping-entertainment-destination/ /blog/dubai-worlds-largest-shopping-entertainment-destination/#respond Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:42:04 +0000 /blog/?p=95 Dubai has expanded over the past 20 years and contributes a large portion towards United Arab Emirates’ economy, if not as much as Abu Dhabi. The major part of Dubai’s economy is due to the large number of tourists the city attracts, owing to its rich architectural structures and big shopping deals. Dubai is synonymous […]

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Shopping in Dubai
Shopping in Dubai

Dubai has expanded over the past 20 years and contributes a large portion towards United Arab Emirates’ economy, if not as much as Abu Dhabi. The major part of Dubai’s economy is due to the large number of tourists the city attracts, owing to its rich architectural structures and big shopping deals. Dubai is synonymous to shopping as there is nothing that you cannot buy in the city. The Emirate is full of huge shopping malls offering everything from gold to designer labels and electronics, constructed side by side with the local souks, selling spices, carpets, rugs and clothing. Goods from all over the world including Iran, China, Turkey and India are available in Dubai.

Shopping in Dubai is a national past time, for visitors, locals as well as residents of the city. Dubai is famous for its shopping festivals that are held in the city, two times in a year. These shopping festivals are annual events, that run for a month and offer huge discounts on all the major brands. The most popular shopping extravaganza amongst the two is the Dubai Shopping Festival or the DSF that has a record of attracting millions of people alone for this mega fest. In addition to shopping, DSF is internationally acclaimed for organizing the best of different sectors of events, concerts and fashion shows with international celebrities performing during this fest. Malls as well as the local souks take part in the DSF and offer major discounts on all the products. The fest is organized in the month of January and continues till the month of February, every year, full with firework display to mark the start of the event and continuing for the entire month.

Another annual shopping fest held in the city is the Dubai Summer Surprises or the DSS, which is a month-long event, starting at the beginning of Summer in Dubai. This festival is more popular amongst the residents of the Emirates for its various shopping deals and other fun activities designed for the whole family. Aside from these festivals, year-round shopping pulls in visitors from everywhere throughout the world. Depending upon what you are searching for there are many mainstream and shifted shopping goals for visitors and residents alike.

There are five most popular shopping hubs in Dubai, that has made the city one of the World’s largest shopping destinations.

Dubai Shopping Mall

No matter how many malls come up in Dubai, the Dubai Mall is still the one that provides people with a complete shopping experience. This mall is more of a mini-city, complete with indoor waterfall, ski-rink and an increasing number of food outlets.

Deira Gold Market

The market or Souk is lined with several shops selling gold of all different designs, varying from gold jewellery to gold bars. You can make some of the best bargains in this Souk, which is not possible in many parts of the world. Take your time while selecting a piece of jewellery as there are variety of options to choose from.

Al Fahidi Street

Since Dubai is a tax-free nation, electronics are much less expensive here than in different parts of the world. Al Fahidi Street is filled with electronic shops that offer PCs, portable workstations, cameras and in addition family unit electronics like stoves, fridges and washing machine.

Global Village

The Global Village is a shopping festival that includes pavilions from all around the world. Its fair like atmosphere draws in guests from late November all the way to the end of February and features brave tricks and shows from global artists. Every structure showcases relics and things from their nation. If you are patient enough to wait till the last week, you can avail heavy discounts on some items.

Karama Shopping Centre

Karama shopping centre proves to be a reasonable option to shop at, for your family and friends, if you are planning to take gifts and souvenirs for them. The price at the shopping centre is inexpensive as compared to the malls of Dubai. Though there aren’t major attractions to look at, the shopping centre is filled with shops that sell knock off designer clothes, handicrafts, imitation watches and souvenirs, to take home, from the region.

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5 Lesser Known Facts About Dubai Shopping Festival /blog/5-lesser-known-facts-dubai-shopping-festival/ /blog/5-lesser-known-facts-dubai-shopping-festival/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:23:28 +0000 /blog/?p=90 Popularly known as the entertainment hub of the world, Dubai, is the pride of United Arab Emirates. Dubai successfully experienced development, transforming from a small Bedouin village to become one of the world’s most visited cities. Apart from being famous for its world-class man-made wonders, oil supply and spectacular skyline, Dubai is also popular for […]

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Shopping in Dubai

Popularly known as the entertainment hub of the world, Dubai, is the pride of United Arab Emirates. Dubai successfully experienced development, transforming from a small Bedouin village to become one of the world’s most visited cities. Apart from being famous for its world-class man-made wonders, oil supply and spectacular skyline, Dubai is also popular for being world’s third largest shopping destination. The DSF or the Dubai Shopping Festival has garnered a lot of appreciation and attention from all over the globe for its huge discount offers on branded products for a month-long period.

DSF is held annually in the city on a large scale that attracts as many as 4 million tourists from all over the world. However, there are many other facts about this festival, that will make one realize that this month-long extravaganza is not just about Shopping in Dubai but different other factors that makes it a must visit place. Read on to find out the 5 lesser known facts about the Shopping fest, that you are still not aware of.

The entertainment quotient

DSF 2017
DSF 2017

A perfect example to prove that shopping in Dubai, is everything else, along with shopping. Dubai Shopping festival is also known for its entertainment factor where celebrities from different walks of life come to perform in this beautiful city, during this amazing time. The city holds huge live concerts as well as small musical shows to keep its visitors engaged in some or the other activity. People can witness an international band performing in the city or local artists showcasing their skills. Comedians, actors and other celebrities meet and greet their fans during this mega affair.

Win some Moolah!

Yes! You can win big money in many activities that offer cash and even a luxury car as prize! Dubai Shopping Festival is known for holding some bug competitions with amazing prizes where people can win and splurge it later, on their shopping. Shoppers can earn a few coupons as well if they shop for a specific amount. They can try their luck in raffles and get a chance to win gold bars, money, cars or some of the best international products.

Exciting Holiday offers

Visiting the city during DSF has become even more affordable and exciting, as many airlines and travel companies offer deals that one cannot simply resist. People planning to visit the city should do so during the shopping festival. Enjoying a holiday while shopping their heart out, there is nothing more left to ask for. Shop, relax and rejuvenate, is the mantra of the DSF, earning itself a place in the list of popular tourist destinations.

Tax free Shipping

One of the major factors that makes Dubai one of the most sought after tourist and shopping destination globally. The shoppers get high discounts on a wide range of items and stock furthermore the celebration offers generally tax exempt shopping which additionally decreases the sticker prices on the stock. One can spare a great deal of cash on costly products like jewellery and electronic things.

Dubai Global Village

Dubai Global Village
Dubai Global Village

Dubai’s Heritage Village is especially energetic amid the Dubai Shopping Festival, when you can appreciate a large group of demonstrations varying from customary cookery preparing to desert life displays, and parachuting shows to shipbuilding. Exhibitions in the Diving Village light up Dubai’s historical importance as a pearling country while potters and weavers hone their conventional crafts and artefacts at barasti stalls that are set up in the Heritage Village.

A place worth visiting as it offers huge discounts on branded items, gold, gadgets and various other products and services. Dubai Shopping Festival has set a benchmark for the world while showing them how to plan, organize and execute an event on a large scale.

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Dubai Shopping
Shopping in Dubai

Dubai Shopping Festival is on the horizon. Starting from the 26th of December, the world will be converging on this marvelous city to partake in the most sought after shopping extravaganza in the world. From huge discounts to stunning prizes, there’s just so much happening here. For a whole month, Dubai becomes the most happening place in the world. Therefore, if you are planning your winter vacation, head to Dubai for the festival. You are guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Huge Discounts   

Is there a high-end electronic product that you’ve been dying to buy, but it’s out of your budget. Then come to DSF. You are guaranteed to find your dream product, that too with large discounts on the price. At DSF, you’ll find the best products at the most amazing discounts. Gold jewelry, high-end electronics, furniture, designer clothes, textiles, perfumes, and accessories, are just some of the best things to buy in Dubai. So you can imagine the vast number of products that will be offer with humongous discounts.

Quality Product

DSF is one of the best places where you can buy the best products in the world. Since sales at the DSF are high. Companies reserve their best products for DSF. All the best companies in the world release their products at DSF, hoping to make high sales. And of course, owing to the huge discounts, shoppers get these high quality products for a steal. So, another reason to visit DSF is the quality products on offer.

Much More

Dubai Shopping Festival is not just a festival, it is an extravaganza full of fun and entertainment. It is all about attracting crowds by providing entertainment. Some of the biggest malls in Dubai hire international and national stars and celebrities to come and perform at their event. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to see and favourite stars live in performance. Such events provide a lot of entertainment to the people. And speaking for entertainment, none is more popular that the opening ceremony. Against the backdrop of the Dubai Creek, fireworks light up the sky with stunning colors to mark the opening of the festival. However, if you are unable to catch these big performances, you can always entertain yourself with street performers. The streets garner a parade-like feel as there are performers on every street corner doing magic, juggling acts, flash mobs, fire-throwing, dances, and many other entertaining forms of performances.

Another wonderful facet of the shopping festival is the food. There are free food tastings all around. So much so that one could actually get their stomach filled by just tasting the food. From delicious Emirati cuisine, to hearty American fast food, everything is available at the festival. If you want healthy food for your children you can find that too in the plenty. Other than being a shopping extravaganza, DSF is also a gastronomic extravaganza with the shoppers getting the opportunity to taste cuisines from all around the world.

Now this is one of the most importants features of DSF. The raffle draw is one of the most popular events at DSF, and almost every shoppers takes part in this. But what so great about a raffle draw? Just like everything else that Dubai does in style, the raffle draw too is stylish and expensive. With each year, the prizes keep getting bigger and better. What are prizes people have won? Well, how does a Porsche car sounds? Or better yet, how does a million dollars sound? Yes, these have been some of the past prizes people have won at DSF. Even the lesser prizes like high-end electronics, jewellery, cash prizes sound delightful. The shoppers love the raffle draw, and its has become one of the main features of DSF.

The popularity of DSF is such that promotions for the festival in the other countries begin months in advance. Tour operators from all over the world start creating special tour packages just for the festival. Many shoppers from around the world also start planning in advance. They save up money the whole year, and make a list of products they want buy. Such is the popularity of DSF. Dubai too leaves no stone unturned in their preparations for the festival. Each year, they expand and identify new areas that become a part of the event. Millions of dollars are spent on beautifying this already beautiful city. Hotels and resorts also get ready to welcome the thousands of guests who arrive from all over the world. The streets are decked in lights, giving the whole city festive feel.

Dubai Shopping Festival is not just a festival, it is a world event that sees participation from all over the world. So, if you are planning a nice winter vacation, then make a list of the best things to buy in Dubai, and head to DSF. You’ll not only have an amazing vacation, you will also have a shopping excursion to remember.

 

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Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival is not just Middle East’s favourite; it is the world’s favourite shopping extravaganza. Staring from the 26th of December, the whole world descends upon Dubai and indulges in the retail madness. The Dubai Shopping Festival offers and discounts are so unbelievable; you’d think that they were giving away stuff for free. And speaking of free, don’t forget to take part in the raffle where enormous cash prizes, luxury cars, high-end electronics, gold jewellery and more, are up for grabs. Here’s what all you can expect from this shopping extravaganza.
Discounts

From gigantic malls to small souks, everywhere, there are huge discounts on offer. Therefore, there is no particular place where you have to go to get discounts. You will get discounts in all retails stores throughout the city. Starting from 10%, the discounts can go as high as 70%. Sounds amazing, right? During the festival, you can buy all that you’ve always wanted to buy that too for a steal. Therefore, expect discounts like you have never experienced before. No wonder this is the world’s most awaited shopping extravaganza.

Offers   

Buy a product and get something free. Buy something else, and get a huge discount another product and so on. There are innumerable combinations of offers throughout the Dubai Shopping Festival. From big malls like The Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates, to the many Souks located near Deira, all of them have amazing offers that benefit shoppers. You are guaranteed to leave Dubai with the best bargains. The offers are worth their weight in gold.

What else to look forward to in the festival

Entertainment Shows

This is the most competitive time for retailers; hence, they resort to many ways to attract crowds. One of those ways is by arranging for celebrity performances. Mostly malls and big-chain retails stores are the ones who arrange for celebrities like musicians and actors to perform at their events. This is a great way to attract crowds, and the crowds too get to the see performances by the favourite celebs live for free. It is a win-win situation for all. There’s a lot more like street performances, flash mobs, magic shows, juggling acts, and other performances as well that keep the crowds entertained throughout. Even if you are not shopping, you can just come out on the streets, enjoy the entertainment and have great time.

Raffle

One of the most amazing features of the Dubai Shopping Festival is the raffle draw. With each year, the raffle draws get bigger and better with amazing prizes on offer. One example is of a Porsche being given away as a prize. Another year, a cash of $1 million was on offer, which was won by a tourist. Therefore, make sure you take part in the raffle draw as there is a good chance you can win the big prize. Even if you don’t win the big prize, there are many other small prizes like vouchers, clothes, electronics, etc. that you can win.

Food

You are bound to get famished availing all the Dubai Shopping Festivals offers. Then you head to the many wonderful food stalls in the city. They are completely bedecked in bright lights and decorations, and many of them even offer free food sampling. From fast foods, to gourmet snacks, you can indulge your taste buds in cuisines from all around the world.

Fireworks

Fireworks are one of the most awaited and beautiful event of the Dubai Shopping Festival. On the opening day of the festival, all eyes are on the Dubai Creek as a lights and fireworks show marks the commencement of the festival. It is a wonderful sight as the clear Dubai sky is full of various colours and attractive fireworks. Fireworks are a prime feature throughout the festival, as they are part of many entertainment events.

Clothes, apparels, textiles, perfumes, home decor, electronics, gold and diamond jewellery and so much more, the Dubai Shopping Festival is not just an event, it is an opportunity to indulge in your desires, and buy the best of things at the lowest prices possible. Dubai Shopping Festival offers are designed for the buyers and sellers to both benefit. While there are many shopping festivals throughout the year, none compare to the Dubai Shopping Festival. Book your tickets today.

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Get True Value For Your Money By Shopping in Dubai /blog/get-true-value-money-shopping-dubai/ /blog/get-true-value-money-shopping-dubai/#respond Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:04:29 +0000 /blog/?p=69 Dates set, money ready, tickets booked, and shopping list made. Sounds like someone is about to go somewhere and do something important. Yes, shopping in Dubai is important. People plan the whole year round to attend the festival, and buy the most amazing things at the most reasonable prices. The coming Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, […]

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Dubai Shopping Mall

Dates set, money ready, tickets booked, and shopping list made. Sounds like someone is about to go somewhere and do something important. Yes, shopping in Dubai is important. People plan the whole year round to attend the festival, and buy the most amazing things at the most reasonable prices. The coming Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, to be held from the 26th of December, 2016 to 28th of January, 2017, is expected to be the most extravagant shopping festival yet, and people are already gearing up for it. Why? Because people know shopping in Dubai get’s you true value for money.

Dubai is Tax-free

When you buy a product, a large part of the final retail price is taxes imposed by your country. But Dubai is a tax-free city, and does not impose taxes on its citizens. According to Islam, unearned money is ‘haram’, so the government does not charge taxes. However, they can collect certain securities and corporate taxes from foreign nationals and businesses. But these amounts are relatively small. The lack of taxes makes the goods much cheaper than what you’d buy in your country. Therefore, many people love to shop in Dubai, and since a large number people purchase goods from here, companies release their best products of the highest quality exclusively in Dubai. Therefore, shopping in Dubai is a complete win-win for shoppers.

Dubai Malls

Dubai is famous for its breathtaking shopping malls the world over. There’s a whole list of malls with each one being more magnificent than the other. They’ll look even more beautiful during Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. Since, there are so many shopping malls, there’s a lot of healthy competition. In their bid to increase sales, many of the malls come up with exciting offers and discounts. These offers are quite beneficial to the buyers. Though the best offers are reserved for Dubai Shopping Festival, there are other offers the whole year round. Therefore, shopping in Dubai is beneficial throughout the year, so even if you can’t make it to the festival, you can still vacation in Dubai, and come back with loads of cool stuff. Two of the best places to shop throughout the year are The Dubai Mall, and the Mall of the Emirates. They also have many world-class entertainment avenues.

Dubai Souks (Bargains)

What is a souk? It is a traditional Arabian market. Though, many might be lining up outside malls for a great deal, many shoppers head to the souks for deals and bargains. Souks are an integral part of life in Dubai. They are as famous as the malls, and locals and tourists alike love to shop here. There are quite a few souks in Dubai where you must shop. At the Gold Souk, you can buy pure gold designer jewellery at reasonable prices. What’s more is that you can bargain on the prices. Similarly, at the Spice Souk, you can take home expensive, high quality spices at competitive prices. This is the feature of all Souks, you get the best products at the lowest prices. Textile Souk, Deira Perfume Souk, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and Souk Al Bahar are some of the best souks for shopping in Dubai.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2017

The coming Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 will be the 22nd edition of the world’s favourite shopping extravaganza. It is the biggest shopping festival in the world. It will begin on the 26th of December, and will go on till the 28th of January. The whole city of Dubai is decked in beautiful lights, welcoming locals and tourists to shop and enjoy themselves. From the latest electronic gadgets to the latest in fashion, all products have huge discounts and offers on them. Be it high-end malls or small stores in souks, all of them partake in this massive festival. People from all over the world come for shopping in Dubai. Touring companies also organize special shopping festival tour packages, and arrange for guests to be taken to all the best shopping avenues.

Though shopping is the primary exercise, there’s a lot more happening. Come evening, the all the streets are brightly lit. Many food stalls prop up everywhere, and they serve some of the best fast foods you’ll ever taste. Malls arrange for entertainment shows for kids and families, and some even arrange for big celebrities to perform. One of the biggest events during the festival is the raffle. Daily, there are huge prices on offer for the raffle, and participants can win millions of dollars in cash to even a Porsche. The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than the last time with unbelievable discounts, offers, raffles, entertainment, fireworks, and much more.

There are so many reasons for shopping in Dubai, with the Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 being the biggest reason. The festival is just a few days away, so book a Dubai vacation today, and be a part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

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Shopping in Dubai

It’s a known fact that Dubai is a retailer’s paradise. Dubai is a tax free city, which means, it does not impose taxes on companies and residents. This results in no taxes being imposed on the best things to buy in Dubai. Retail products here found at lower prices than anywhere in the world. The Dubai Shopping Festival is a prime example of the city’s retail popularity. People from around the world; plan their vacations around the festival. The come here empty, and leave with gigantic shopping bags full of goodies and happy memories.

Word of caution first; before planning a shopping excursion to Dubai, research on the amount of goods that you are allowed to bring into your country, and the duty you need to pay on them. Also, research on the best things to buy in Dubai. This way, you know exactly what all to buy, and are not overwhelmed with the amazing things on offer. We also have a list of the best things to buy in Dubai that’ll help you make the most of your shopping excursion.

Gold

U.A.E is famous for its gold. It is reasonably priced, and of superior quality. In Middle Eastern culture, gold is valued a lot, and so, many people invest in this metal. Dubai’s gold market, the Gold Souk in Deira, is the largest gold market in the Middle East. From small gold items, to extravagant jewellery, you can find it all in this market. Though gold is available all over Dubai, this souk is the best, as you can also bargain with the shopkeepers on giving you the best price.

Electronics

Dubai being a duty-free paradise is also a haven for electronic products, technology changes and gets better every day. Therefore, Dubai is a great place to acquire all the latest electronics. Dubai has a strong mall culture, and many of them have tempting offers on their products, especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival. Plus, it being duty-free, you can get these products almost for a steal. There are online stores as well that will directly deliver to you. So, if you are looking for the latest 4K TV, or the most advanced laptop for a good price, Dubai is the place to shop.

Spices  

Spices are an integral part of the Emirati cuisine. Therefore, spices are readily available in Dubai. Spices are some of the most valued things in the world. Hence, if you are in Dubai, you must purchase some rare spices so you can use in cooking, or even gift them. The Spice Souk near Deira is the one of the best spice markets. It’s always better to buy from stalls and vendors as they provide the best bargains. Here, you will also come across spices you may not even have heard of. Some spices like saffron, are even more expensive than gold. So, a visit here is a must.

Pashmina Shawls

It would be a crime if you come to Dubai and not buy Pashmina shawls. The city’s Deira Souk is famous for it. It is made from pure silk, and is of extremely high quality. The pure cashmeres can be a bit expensive, so you can try other blended shawls. The shawls are renowned the world over, and you must possess at least one as a memory of your Dubai trip.

Arabic Perfumes

Arabic perfumes are unique and there are none like them anywhere else in the world. Wearing perfume is an important part of the Emirati culture, and hence, you can find many authentic perfume sellers all over Dubai. And what’s great is that these perfumes are quite affordable. You can buy many and gift them to your loved ones. Frankincense & Myrrh are also available in the plentiful, and they one of the best things to buy in Dubai. Though expensive, they are completely worth it.

Shishas

One of the best things to buy in Dubai is a shisha kit. Smoking shisha had been a tradition since the times of the Bedouins. Therefore, you can find the best kits here. From small simple ones, to decorative lavish ones, these kits are something you can use to liven up the parties back home. They are priced according to your need.

The above mentioned are just a few of the best things to buy in Dubai. There are other items like rugs, carpets, artisan vases, dates, almonds, chocolates, etc. that you can buy. Dubai is one the finest retail destinations in the world and you are guaranteed to find everything imaginable here, in their best quality, at the most reasonable price.

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Best Reasons to Splurge Big in The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 /blog/best-reasons-to-shop-in-dubai-shopping-festival-2017/ /blog/best-reasons-to-shop-in-dubai-shopping-festival-2017/#respond Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:03:49 +0000 /blog/?p=29 Dubai Shopping Festival or DSF was initially started as a simple retail event to boost trade of the UAE. This mega event made a super hit debut in the year 1996 and the popularity of the affair has been unstoppable ever since. This fest has the record of attracting 4 million people from all over […]

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Dubai Shopping Festival 2017
Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival or DSF was initially started as a simple retail event to boost trade of the UAE. This mega event made a super hit debut in the year 1996 and the popularity of the affair has been unstoppable ever since. This fest has the record of attracting 4 million people from all over the world, making it one of the largest shopping extravaganza in the world. Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 will mark its 22nd anniversary, which is said to get better and bigger than every year with astounding discounts and entertainment events.

While shoppers will rejoice, and take part in this largest shopping festival, tourists and locals who are looking for some entertainment will not be disappointed with this grand affair. Like every year, Dubai Shopping Festival dates for the year 2017 are out and people all over the world are excited to be a part of it. If you are planning to visit the city during the festival, you can look forward to availing huge discounts on clothes, shoes, gadget and electronics as well as attending international concerts by world famous celebrities, musical shows and fashion events, etc. An event meant for people of all age group, amazing shopping offers, games and prizes will help your family keep entertained throughout the trip.

Dubai shopping festival dates often fall in the first week of January and goes up for a month till February. However, this year around, the fest is starting a little earlier, that is, a day after Christmas eve, on 26th December 2016. Dubai shopping festival deals during this month-long event are not only limited for shopping but hotels also offer amazing discounts which makes almost every hotel in the city jam packed with tourists who visit the mega affair every year. It is highly recommended that you pre-book your hotel room if you are keen on visiting the city to avoid last moment rush.

With large number of things on discounts that will make you swoon and on display, the visitors might get confused about what to buy and what not to buy at this grand affair. If you are planning to buy beautiful handmade carpets, you will be spoilt for choice with amazing Dubai shopping festival deals that will be available on wide variety of carpets like Persian, Turkish, Iranian and Kashmiri carpets. Due to the tax-free status of the city, shopping for electronics during the Dubai Shopping Festival is something that you don’t want to miss out on. Electronic shopping in the city during this fest is nothing short of a steal where you can grab the products of almost every major and small brand at a much cheaper price.

You just cannot visit Dubai and not shop for gold! High discount rates during the DSF are valid even on gold and it will be a crime if you do not purchase duty free gold jewelry. As far as watches are concerned, name the brand and you will find them all at the Dubai shopping festival. Everything from local to branded, studded to leather watches are available at great discount prices in this fest. A leather lover will be left gasping for more with huge varieties and range of shoes, wallets, belts and jackets to choose from, that too at dirt cheap prices. Dubai is famous for its leather goods and not getting them during your visit in the city will be a waste.

Visit the authentic local souqs of Dubai and make a beeline to shop for some of the finest, high quality dry fruits available in the Arab countries. Haggle for price and you are sure to grab a good deal for these dry fruits. Perfumes and cosmetics are another must buy goods during this grand affair, where you can find and shop for local and branded perfumes on huge massive discounts. You can similarly find wide variety of cosmetics, duty free and available at cheap prices. Arabic spices are well known for their aroma and for making the food more appetizing. Do not forget to pick these spices up from stalls while shopping at the festival.

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