Dubai Shopping Festival & Activities


Tourists can enjoy a host of exciting activities at the time of Dubai shopping festival. The opening ceremony of the event itself is a spectacular one in which fireworks display can be seen. Dubai shopping festival is known as 'Layali Dubai' in Arabic. Layali Dubai two nights' concerts are presented by popular entertainers and artists in and around Dubai. Shopping is the major activity during the festival with exciting discounts, special offers and prizes. Global Village is a place where you can experience different cuisines and cultures of various countries. At the Global Village, you can enjoy the performances of various activities.



During Dubai Shopping Festival, Al Rigga Street features entertainment activities for the family daily such as circus, night souk, fun fair and street performances. Al Seef Street also hosts a variety of activities such as folk dances, and Dubai Shopping Festival Bazaar. Night souks feature selling of clothing, crafts and arts. You can also find kids' and family entertainment activities at the night souks. Dubai malls and shopping centers in the city offer discount sales and special offers during Dubai shopping festival. Heritage and Diving Village features traditional folklore, horses display, classic car shows and many more that rekindle the traditions Emirates.

Carpet Oasis hosts more than 150,000 carpets from all around the world. The visitors can enjoy playing redemption games in every funfair area such as Global Village, Dubai Festival City, Al Seef Street, and Al Rigga Street. During the shopping festival, several exhibitions are held such as Intersec Middle East, Weight Loss show, Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, and Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East. Street Carnivals are also held during the shopping festival in which you can enjoy music, fireworks, laser, and various performances. Some of the popular Arabic performers come here to perform are Nawal Al Zugby, Kazim Al Sahir, Asala, Milhim Barakat, Amr Diab, Fadl Shaker, Diana Haddad, and Najwa Karam.

Fashion shows are among the myriad of activities during Dubai shopping festival. Sports activities are also organized such as Ice Hockey, Russian Ballet on Ice, skating, Football Tournament, Synthetic surface Hockey and Open Tennis Championship. Dubai Dolphinarium organizes light and sound shows for kids. Enjoy Desert Camp activities such as horse riding, camel rides, and other exciting activities for whole family. Food Festival is an event where you can enjoy variety of cuisines, cooking counters, and cooking workshops.

Ski Dubai is an activity center where you can enjoy snowboarding and snow skiing. Ski Dubai offers a large indoor skiing slope for indoor skiing. Wild Wadi water park offers several activities for kids and adults. Dubai zoo is a great place to visit during Dubai Shopping Festival. Hot air balloon riding is an interesting activity in which the riders can have a birds' eye view of the mountains, cityscapes and sand dunes. Dubai Cruise helps you to travel through the waters of Dubai, and watch the skyscrapers and other tourist destinations. There are many more activities to do in Dubai which enables to enjoy your visit to Dubai completely.