A retail connoisseur’s paradise and a shopaholic’s best dream come to life – that’s the Dubai Shopping Festival. It’s every little one’s absolute fancy and the overall family’s great joy to look forward to every year in the month of January. If there’s any definition for this stupendous fest, it is that. The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is a month-long extravaganza, offering a diverse bouquet of fun, shopping, entertainment, festivities and unbelievable retail offers! Coupons, promotional codes, lucky draws, head count offers – you name it! Everyone has the chance to win something and even if you don’t, the sheer dynamic vibrancy of the festival makes winning possible. , DSF 2018 is being organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. So what are you doing come January 2018? Booked your tickets for Dubai yet, so you can be there in time for DSF 2018?
Enjoy The Festival At Multiple Locations
DSF 2018 will not be restricted to a few malls. It’s a city-wide event, featuring a vast number of retail sales and promotions that come with unbeatable deals and discounts. Check out the following partial list of DSF locations!
- Global Village
- Al Rigga Street
- Dubai Mall
- Night Souk
- Al Fahidi For
- Gold Souk
- The Layali Dubai Concert
- Promenade at Dubai Festival City
- DSF Desert Camp
- Asianet Film Awards
- Al Seef Street
- Mall of the Emirates
- Deira City Centre
- Ibn Battuta Mall
Things To Do During DSF 2018
Grab Incredible Deals: Shopping Festival Dubai is all about deals, all the way up to 75% on your favorite retail brands. These deals aren’t specific to any mall, they’re brand-specific. Install the #MyDSF 2017-18 Offers App and keep updated on the best deals.
Savor Delectable Multi-cuisine Treats: Dubai goes food-crazy during DSF. Every hotel, every restaurant and groups of street eateries are gearing up to show you the very best of Dubai through food during Dubai Shopping Festival 2018.
Prizes Galore! Be sure to and line up for prizes at world class events by top retail brands. You could win a million dollars, or a Lamborghini or an apartment condo on the World Map Islands – the opportunities are limitless!
Concerts Galore: Enjoy the many concerts by regional and international entertainers that will be held at various concert halls, malls, and open areas. The shopping fest will be launched with the most splendid fireworks extravaganza that this world has ever seen. Plus, there’s a range of family-oriented activities that are free for all to attend. These will take place in malls and other places.
So just get there by December 26, 2017 and don’t leave Dubai till the DSF is over on January 27, 2018, with extravagant fireworks announcing the end to the best shopping fest in the world.
What To See During DSF 2018
Street Fun: DSF 2018 is going to sizzle with breathtaking live music, celebrity performances and scrumptious food everywhere. Dubai’s streets will sizzle with juggler acts, street-performances, magic shows and much more.
Kiddie Fun: Huge cartoon and anime characters walk around to say hi to the kids and keep them entertained. Who knows, the kids might meet Superman or even Wonder Woman in person!
Fun for Fashionistas: For fashionistas, DSF is paradise on earth. They will go crazy exploring the latest offers by designers and high street fashion brands. Also, the Dubai Mall’s skating rink will transform into a stunning ‘fashion on ice’ runway that no fashionista worth her salt should miss.
Firework Extravaganza! One of the best highlights of DSF 2018 will be the fireworks. It’s an overall mesmerizing experience, and is sure to captivate the whole of Dubai with iridescent colors, sounds and amazing lights.
What To Buy During DSF 2018?
On the very first day of DSF 2018, there’s going to be a straight 12-hour sale at six of Majid Al Futtaim Malls, including the Mall of the Emirates. You’ll get to enjoy further discounts, over and beyond the already marked-down prices. Beat the crowds and get ready to be the first one in, as the sale begins at 12 pm in the afternoon and lasts till 12am the next night.
Scores of Shopping Categories!
Shopaholics pace yourself and hit the stalls hard to grab some of the best deals on the following product categories:
Electronic Gadgets: Dubai is free of taxes and that on fact is enough for people to make a beeline for DSF 2018. Consider this, you gadget freaks out there! You’ll be able to purchase devices belonging to class I brands such as Apple, Sony, Bose, Vertu, Cross Gold, Acer, Fujitsu and more, at dirt cheap prices!
Perfumes and Cosmetics: Ladies and gents, feel free to splurge on the latest fragrances and cosmetics from top names like Bvlgari, De Beers, Chanel, Burberry and others, totally duty free.
Luxury Watches: Purchasing a diamond-studded watch still a distant dream? Not anymore. At DSF 2018, you can pick one from one of these brands, duty free plus great discounts – Cartier, Rado, ICW, Michael Kors, Burberry, D’dmas and others.
Leather Goods: The UAE is famous for its leather goods, especially for the quality of its leather. Want a beautiful new leather belt? Or a bag, or a classy jacket? Check out the leather goods from Prada, Burberry, Sharief, Jashanmal, Condotti and other top names.
Home Decor and Furnishings: If you want carpets, head straight to the shops in Bur Dubai where you’ll find great carpets at dirt cheap prices. Also head out to Carpet Oasis, to pick up some fabulous pieces of home décor at great discounts.
Gold Jewelry: Pure 24 carat gold the way Dubai does it best, in intricate international designs, available for much less than you’d think. Whether you’re looking for traditional mold jewelry or for something more modern, you’re sure to find it in DSF 2018’s gold extravaganza.
Fashion Apparel: DSF 2018 is all set to amaze you when it comes to designer and high-street-brand clothing. Whichever designer brand you’re looking for, be it Christian Louboutin, Armani, Burberry, Yves St. Laurent, Jack & Jones, BOGGI, Verri, Rodeo Drive, Billionaire, Bebe, Prada, you’ll find them at DSF 2018. Be sure to renew your entire wardrobe with the latest fashions.
Exotics – Fragrant Spices & Dry Fruits: Looking to restock your dry fruits and aromatic spices cupboard back home? Best head to Deira then and pick up the best from the many stalls there. DSF 2018 is spread throughout Dubai so you’ll get great discounts and packaging offers at Deira as well!
Tips For DSF 2018 Shoppers
Stay Updated: To stay updated on the latest DSF programs and offers, download the new #MyDSF 2017-18 Offers App on your smartphone or tablet.
Do Your Research First! Know what you want and exactly where to go to get it. List out the stores you want to check out, and map your route and timings well. if you approach your shopping with the strategy of a military general, you’ll be able to get the very best out of DSF 2018.
Take Advantage: Do you have a wedding or fancy occasion coming up in the family? Then keep that in mind when you’re checking out those Christian Louboutin silver sparkly shoes, or that Versace gown.
Maintain Dignity: Do not rush or push those ahead of you. Remember that there are security and plainclothesmen on the watch everywhere. Remain sedate and you will get the thing you want.
Dubai Shopping Festival is the most-awaited event during the entire year. There are people who save up for an entire year so they can spend the whole lot on DSF. That’s because DSF deals are that real and the shopping is entirely tax-free! Have fun shopping at DSF 2018!