The Dubai Shopping Festival is one of the most glitzy yet surprisingly affordable festivals one can possibly attend. Dubai is just the place to grab some serious bargains all round the year, but during the Dubai Shopping Festival, nothing can beat the deals and discounts on offer on the world's finest brands. Do yourself a favour and take your wife, girlfriend and mother here. Shop in traditional souks, upmarket malls, designer boutiques, street stores and night markets and get your hands on fabulous clothing, electronics, accessories, jewellery, carpets, perfumes and almost anything else. Combine this with street-side performances, nighttime firework displays, musical shows and the chance to win exciting prizes and you have a shopping experience like no other. Follow it up with dinner on a dhow cruise and go dune bashing on a desert safari, and you've got yourself the best holiday.
If Dubai's glitz and glamour have you clamoring for more, and if retail therapy is your thing, then the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is the place to be. Now in its 19th year, this annual shopping festival is a collage of culture, entertainment, good food, fun and retail. This time around, to promote the 32-day long festival, the organizers will be giving away over 27 million US dollars worth of prizes that include luxury cars, gold and cash! This internationally-acclaimed festival that commences on the 2nd of January and goes on till the 2nd of February, 2014, is one of the most lucrative highlights of destination Dubai. Extremely attractive Dubai tour packages await eager shoppers from all over the world.
Every year the Dubai Shopping Festival is an extravaganza that has something for everyone. Are you looking for jewelry? There are gold souks where you can pick out some of the most exquisite pieces to take back home. Are you lusting after that Gucci bag? Well, you may just get a heavy discount on it at the DSF. So right from branded products to antiques and handmade carpets, you have it all under one roof. Kids are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment, what with an amusement park open throughout the duration of the festival. A Global Village which showcases culture and heritage from different countries is a huge hit among tourists.
The highlights of the festival, among others, include a Dolphin's Bay where visitors can swim with dolphins, special performances by Cirque de Soleil, their Michael Jackson tour being a hit with viewers all over the world. The attractions guarantee to spoil you enough to make you return the next year. When you get exhausted after running around bagging the best deals, cool your heels at Cleopatra'ÂÂs Spa or soak in some sun at the many beaches with fancy beach clubs, parks and restaurants.
Dubai holidays are elevated to a different level by the Dubai Shopping Festival, and if you've been waiting for great deals on anything ranging from cellphones to cars, this is the place to check them out. Dubai tours and packages around this time of the year come at very tempting fares, and you can go shopping guilt-free!