Almost everyone is aware of Dubai and the world famous Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). It is a benchmark shopping festival that has set and broken too many records over its 20 years of existence. It has been one of the most sought after festivals across the globe and attended by millions every year. Since its commencement in the year 1996, it has grown in its size, proportion, grandeur and charisma.
Every year the best of the world brands across all sectors come up with exciting deals and offers for the shoppers that are good enough to entice you to shop till you drop. Not only shopping, various events are organized in this 32 days festival with performances by various international celebrities.
What’s different about this year’s DSF? Why should you attend the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016? If that’s what you are thinking, stay tuned, you’ll be surprised to know plethora of great things to do in DSF this year and a whole bouquet of pleasant surprises for all the visitors, Read on.
Things you must do this Dubai Shopping Festival
1] Starting on 1st Jan, 2016 and going on till 1st Feb, 2016 the Dubai Shopping Festival this year needs you to be an early shopper. Start your shopping early so you get the best of deals and offers before they are wiped off by the eager shoppers.
2] One of the best things to do in the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 is to attend the festival opening extravaganza. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have seen it previously. It is going to be nothing you have ever imagined or witnessed.
3] Spectacular display of fireworks that will stretch to about 6 kilometers with a synchronized theme song illuminating the Dubai Skyline on the opening day is definitely a must watch for one and all.
4] There’s no specific area for the festival. It is being held across the city especially in the global village and across all the big malls. But wherever you go, you will find every big or small shop having some exciting deal waiting for you. So don’t miss any souk or market area.
5] Don’t forget to visit the Global village during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 as various city pavilions awaits you with spectacular décor, attractive deals and discounts on the country’s famous offerings and an experience that goes beyond words. A feast of the world cuisine is a special calling of the Global Village.
6] Keep your eyes open for some unimaginable treats of light effects. Dubai has been known and praised worldwide for its light effects during the festival. Across land, air and sea, you are sure to witness the grandeur everywhere. So keep looking and admiring.
7] If electronics is your calling, there can be no better place than the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 to buy them. International brands offering exceptional and irresistible deals on everything right from TV, Laptops, and Mobiles etc with top notch configurations at literally throw away prices.
8] There’s never a better time and place to buy gold than the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016. Not only do you get attractive rates, impeccable designs and unimaginable bargains; you also stand a chance of winning a kilogram of gold every day.
9] While in Dubai during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016, don’t forget to visit the Al Seef Street that not only hosts the DSF bazaar but also promises to entertain you with the best of folk dances and amusement activities. It’s a perfect place to go with your friends and family.
10] If you are visiting Dubai during the DSF 2016 with your family and kids, don’t miss going to the Al Rigga Street. The street features an array of family oriented activities such as fun fair, the famous Monte Carlo Circus, a night bazaar and various talented street performers waiting to entertain you.
11] A famous inclusion across all the seasons of DSF but the grandest and the most magnificent this year is the Mega Raffle of 2016. This year it’s the luxury Infinity QX 56 model along with Dhs 100000 in cash prize for a lucky winner every single day of this 32 day festival. Now this is what we call a raffle, isn’t it?
12] Don’t forget to visit the Dubai Airport Expo during DSF this year as the place is expected to display over 150000 rare art and carpet pieces from all around the world to take your breath away.
13] There are various great exhibitions held across the city during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 and make sure you don’t miss them.
14] When we are talking of Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 and various offers and deals, how can we forget talking about small accessory items worth widening your eye in awe. Yes, get the best of offers on watches, shawls, leather items, and cosmetics brands and buy loads of them to make your peers envy you.
15] Nothing can be enjoyed until your tummy is full and DSF 2016 is full of great offerings of world cuisine for you to try on. This is an offer that is a grand part of the festival every year and needs absolutely no marketing. From breakfast to dinner, Dubai, especially during the festival time offers innumerable choices on food for every pocket range.
More than anything, Dubai is known for its impeccable and unparallel hospitality. Every year during, before and after the festival tourists always have raving reviews about the hospitality of the staffs, officials, and locals of the city. So while you are there, enjoy the hospitality of the honest and generous cosmopolitan Dubai locals and enjoy carefree under the strict patrol of the Dubai police which makes it the safest place on earth for one and all.
Happy Shopping in the Dubai Shopping Festival 2016