Dubai Shopping Festival 2023
The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment in Dubai which is a part of Dubai Department of Tourism has organized a discounted shopping spree in different shopping destinations and malls with in Dubai. The Dubai shopping festival starts from 15 December 2022 until 29 January 2023 where by during this period, you can buy anything you need at a discounted rate. Dubai is famously known as the world’s city of sky scrapers and when it comes to malls, Dubai is famous because of The Dubai Mall which is the world’s largest shopping mall with a total gross floor area of 12 million square feet and very many entertainment options for visitors which is located next to the world’s tallest building known as Burj Khalifa. Dubai Shopping festival offers more than just retail shopping, there are concerts by world’s renowned artists entertaining crowds of people in the city, Fashion shows at Dubai metro, you will be able to explore the outdoor markets and unique fireworks display which lights up the skies in different spots with in Dubai which will definitely help you in creating memorable fun filled experience.
When did the Dubai Shopping Festival Start
The idea of the festival was first created by Sheik Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President, Prime minister of the United Arab Emirates as well as the ruler of Dubai. The Festival first began on 16 February 1996, it took a total of 45 days to construct before launching and it attracted more than one and a half million people attending the festival. The 2009 Dubai shopping festival, Dubai earned over 2 billion dollars thereby being a big contributor in Dubai’s economy hence stimulating tourism and the retail market. In the most recent festivals of 2018 to 2019, over 700 brand names, 3000 stores participated and this year is the 28thedition of Dubai Shopping Festival.
Where does the Dubai shopping festival take place?
The Dubai shopping festival brings you to the grand shopping extravaganza across the city of Dubai where over 1500 designer brands worldwide are in mega air conditioned malls with great shopping deals which will takes place in all Malls, stores and shopping destinations in Dubai, The Pointe, The Dubai Mall, Nakheel Mall where shoppers will witness a Sea-Wonder parade on 23-24 December, Global village and Palm West Beach.
What are the attractions at the Dubai Shopping Festival?
Dubai attracts so many tourists worldwide because of its large shopping malls, record breaking sky scrapers, vibrant man-made islands, thrilling amusement parks, huge aquariums and indoor ski slopes, desert safari, natural colorful gardens, Dubai frame, luxurious hotels and many more. During the shopping festival, there will be exceptional and unique New Year’s fireworks display, live entertainment, shopping at different mega malls and stores, F&B experiences to life through retail concepts including the city malls, high street shops, festival and community markets, unique drone shows, street performer and magicians, grand wins, daily mega prizes, Dubai cruises, Arts and drawings, enjoy the culture, different Arab cuisines and many more.
Best Months for shopping in Dubai
Dubai is extraordinarily a collection of top quality products of designer brands for high-end shopping throughout the year however December and January are the best months to go for a shopping spree in Dubai since more than 1200 stores, food outlets and mega shopping malls offer heavy discounts that range from 40% to 50% on a variety of items including gold jewelry, retail brands, electronics, watches, perfumes and many more which makes it the best time for shopaholics to shop premium brands however November and April are also considered as ideal months to go shopping in Dubai due to their good climatic conditions.
How to participate in the Dubai Shopping Festival
You need to go to Dubai and participate in the festival and this can be smoothly organized or planned through a travel company like Enjoy Safaris which can help you with all your travel plans as well as hotel booking. When in Dubai, download the Dubai Shopping Festival app in order to receive notifications on latest offers, it is better to use credit or debit cards to get instant cashback and rewards points, you have to go for shopping at any Mall of your choice and by chance you will receive a digital raffle coupon which will help you enter into weekly draws in order to win weekly cash prizes