Dubai shopping festival is the most popular and largest
shopping festival in the world. Dubai shopping festival held in every winter,
and during the time of the shopping festival, you can enjoy several
competitions, prizes, discounts, entertainment events and fireworks. The
visitors will receive several attractive shopping discounts from the Dubai
shopping festival. It started in the year 1996 by the government of Dubai for
the promotion of trade. The festival normally begins in January and ends in February every year. People from all
over the world come to the shopping festival to enjoy tax free shopping.
Cancellation of Dubai shopping festival occurred only in 2006 because of the death of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai shopping festival made the tourism industry of Dubai prosper. The festival offers a wide range of activities for all ages and great excitement to people. The shoppers will get up to 75% discounts from the shops included in the shopping festival. You can enjoy fashion shows, children’s events, music concerts, raffle draw and many more at the festival. The malls in Dubai are very active during the time of Dubai shopping festival. Dubai souks are also active during the shopping festival.
During the 32 day shopping festival, the Dubai will come alive with various programs such as the film festivals, artists, musical nights, children events, street side shows and other events. Over two million tourists are coming to the shopping festival every year. More than 2,300 outlets are participating in the shopping festival, and because of the Dubai shopping festival, Dubai is known as the shopper’s paradise. Tourists can enjoy tax free shopping and heavy discounts at Dubai shopping festival for items such as perfumes, handicrafts, electronic items, jewelry, cars, textiles and many other items.
Dubai is a place where you will get various items at a reasonable rate and of high quality. The opening ceremony of the Dubai festival held at the beginning of January 2017 and the closing ceremony held on February 2017 making it a long extravaganza. Sporting events are also held during the time of shopping festival. You can also find carnivals, international concerts, desert camp, park events, and carpet oasis. The malls in Dubai and Dubai souks will attract people by offering amazing gifs through daily draws during the Dubai shopping festival.
Dubai shopping festival offers cultural events and entertainment events such as jazz concerts, circuses, cartoon shows and dance shows. Attractive hotel and travel deals are offered during the time of shopping festival. In Dubai shopping festival, around fifty malls and 6,000 retail shops are participating. Around 1.4 billion Dhs worth prizes are offered through draws every day which ranges from luxury cars to kilos of gold. Half kilo of gold is offered to a winner daily through a draw, and three kilos of gold is offered on the final day of the Dubai shopping festival.
Several exhibitions such as Intesec Middle East, Weight Loss show, Arab Health Exhibition, and sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East are held during Dubai shopping festival.