Tourists Travel To Dubai For Winter Shopping Spree
The grand shopping festival will begin a day after Christmas, that is from 26 December 2016, when tourist will be flocking Dubai during the holiday period, and will continue till 28 January 2017.
The most awaited Dubai Shopping Festival, one of the major attractions of Dubai Tourism, is all set to start early this year, to celebrate its 22nd Anniversary in 2017. The fest is one of the most extravagant and a large affair in the Middle East.
This shopping and entertainment event is considered as the Mecca by all the shopaholics around the Middle East as well as many other countries.
Dubai Shopping Festival was first initiated in 1996 in order to benefit the retail trade in Dubai and was intended to be a retail event. The month long event is usually held during the first quarter of the year, with this year being the exception by starting it early, and attracts more than 3 million people. This is an event where food and glamour, shopping and different cultures come together to create it a grand affair.
The grand shopping festival will begin a day after Christmas, that is from 26 December 2016, when tourist will be flocking Dubai during the holiday period, and will continue till 28 January 2017. This mega show offers an array of events where the shoppers can shop, eat and relax to their heart’s content. DSF is known to bring something different and interesting every year. Dubai shopping festival is celebrated by every single mall and outlet in the city where shoppers can avail attractive discount offers and have an exorbitant shopping experience.
The festival is so popular among people in and around Dubai, as well as with the tourists, that the outlets get crowded and it becomes hard to have a smooth shopping experience. This extravagant shopping event is one of the highlights of Dubai Tourism, which also holds a place in Guinness World Record, by having celebrity performances and other wonderful events as one of the favorite pastimes of the emirate.
Dubai fireworks is one of the major attractions of the whole DSF. There is an event for almost everyone in Dubai, be it raffle drawing or fashion flash mobs, there are plenty of things that people can enjoy during this fest. During this time the entire city is decorated with lights and several promotional offers are showcased to attract buyers. Every nook and corner of the city is decorated with unimaginable lights and the night view of the city is mesmerizingly breath taking. This festival makes an effort to outdo its decoration of the previous year and the results every year are simply outstanding.
Whether it is exploring the old bazaars or the big modern malls, there are a lot of ways to save and win big at the fest. People can take part and win in one of the daily raffles where cash and even cars are to be given as prizes. This year there are shows to be held at two different locations in Dubai.
The mega Shopping festival lets you buy your favorite brands at a much affordable price, which you would think twice before spending on, otherwise. This event is perfect to fulfill your shopping checklist while grabbing those expensive products at jaw dropping discounts. The prices are slashed to around 50 to 75 percent in almost every shop and malls. The whole month long affair in itself means that there will be a sale season everywhere.
During this season, being the peak season as far as tourists are concerned, the restaurants and recreations centers also prepare themselves by slashing their prices in order to attract more visitors. If you are a hard-core foodie, it is recommended that you do not miss this food scene, as the restaurants and cafes in Dubai provide some scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes from around the world. The delicious and authentic traditional Arabic treats are to watch out for during the fest. Famous celebrities as well as artists, from both the cinema and music world, come together during this mega event and transform the face of the entertainment as well as recreational centers of Dubai. This period is perfect to exploit and explore the food, recreation and service scene in Dubai along with going on a shopping spree.
Dubai Tourism gets busy with this pompous affair, where it goes far beyond than just shopping, it is a complete family entertainer, where people can shop, relax and rejuvenate to their heart’s delight. With countless shops and innumerable products to choose from, this event is a perfect holiday that you should plan for. The massive discounts on food, gold, clothes, accessories as well as other services makes this place an ideal choice for a trip during the holiday season.
Apart from the shops and service centers, offering great deals on a variety of product and services, even the airlines and hotel industries provide exciting packages specially designed for this festive season. The large number of activities in the city is enough to pull you in the vibes of excitement. You can also catch on the latest fashion trends with the Dubai Fashion Week that takes place during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
A laid back tourist escape, one of the major attractions of this event is – duty free shopping. You will find everything here!
[Source: Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing/Dubai Shopping Festival-Media Relations]
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