Dubai Shopping Festival 2012
The world’s greatest festival for shopaholics • Dubai – The City of Merchants – will be host to one of the world’s biggest and most consumertastic shopping events of the year, The Dubai Shopping Festival. • The DSF is now in its 17th year. It was first held in 1996 as a government led initiative to promote retail sales and trade. • It will run from the 5th of January to the 5th of February.
• Night Markets, lotteries to win 19 kilos of gold, daily light shows, fireworks and hotel promotions all make the DSF a shopper’s paradise.
It started with quite a bang! • Opening night on the 5th of January saw one of the worlds most spectacular fireworks displays. • There are light shows and lesser fireworks displays every night for all the family to enjoy. • Some of the markets will stay open till after mid-night.
So many shops Hundreds of stalls and the famous Dubai Mall will be filled to the brim with shoppers, but there will be even more offers, promotions and deals than there are awe inspired shoppers. Dubai expects there to be more than 4 billion dollars generated by this years DSF!
Fun for all the family The festival centres new Festival Promenade runs along the famous Dubai Creek. There will be festivities throughout the DSF, along with great views of Dubaiâ€™s skyline. Activities include a childrenâ€™s funfair, traditional Arabic tents, musical performers, food stalls, games, graffiti artists and much more.
Great deals on flights and hotels Dubai Shopping festival usually ensures the best time to find great hotel and travel deals. With thousands of shoppers planning holidays to Dubai during this time, numerous airlines and hotels face fierce competition, which leads to a sudden burst of cheap hotels and flights to Dubai.