Many of you must be excited for the most awaited event of the year, i.e., Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF 2020). The 26th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival commences on December 17, 2020, and will go on till January 30, 2021. This seven-week event is organised to attract both residents and visitors to catch a glimpse of the city’s most fascinating destinations, word-class malls and attractions. The event is tightly packed with festival campaigns, concerts, firework displays, shopping, dining and so much more. Here is a quick guide for you to explore & enjoy the Shopping Festival to the fullest.
What to Shop During DSF 2020?
It is an undeniable fact that Dubai is home to some of the largest malls and global brands. During Dubai Shopping Festival, shopping centres are lined up with unbelievable discounts on fashion, beauty, electronics, jewellery and so on.
If you wish to buy designer apparels from high-end brands, then DSF is the right opportunity to grab some new collection. From casual wear to party wear, you can find a spectacular range of outfits from Armani, Prada, Jack & Jones, Verri and more such luxury brands.
Dubai has got all the new gadgets & accessories covered for you at affordable prices. And, Dubai is known as tax-free land which attracts gadget freaks to the DSF. Get the latest version of electronics at unbeatable prices from popular brands.
- Home Decor
For your home furnishing, Carpet Oasis brings over multiple designs of home decor essentials, and few of them are even available at 75% discount. You can find modern art designs and rarest collection.
Do not hesitate to buy gold jewellery at DSF, as it is a good opportunity to explore contemporary designs. Crafted with pure gold and intricate art, the city’s gold markets are ready to offer you creative designs at best prices.
Known as the land of perfumes, Dubai has fragrances from international brands such as Bvlgari, Chanel, Burberry to Arabian ouds. Look for your favourite one from different exquisite & unique flavours.
Dubai has always been a trade hub for exotic spices from Iran, India and other parts of the world. Dubai Spices Market offers the best quality prices and dry fruits at reasonable prices.
Malls, The Best Shopping Destinations
From Arabian Markets to shopping malls, Dubai is the ultimate shopping destination for shoppers. Check out below for the famous destinations at the Dubai Shopping Festival.
- The Dubai Mall
The largest shopping mall is the one-stop destination for your entire family. The mall also has attractions including Dubai Ice Rink, Kidzania, Dubai Aquarium and many more. The mall has more than 1200 stores selling from luxury brands and you can binge on your favourite cuisines from across 120 eateries.
- The Mall of the Emirates
Find the premium brands under one roof that has more than 630 retail outlets. Besides having retail stores, it also comprises of largest indoor Ski Resort and Ski Dubai.
- Dubai Marina Mall
The Dubai Marina Mall houses close to 400 outlets that includes huge IKEA furniture store. Located on the banks of Dubai Creek, you can enjoy shopping as well as admire the fountain and laser show in the evenings.
- Nakheel Mall
Located on the Palm Jumeirah, Nakheel Mall is the latest addition to the list of luxurious Dubai shopping malls. You can get panoramic views from the dining plaza at the rooftop. You can either prefer to shop or chill at VOX Cinemas.
Markets You Must Visit
If you are looking forward to some lively and vibrant places to dine, shop and witness new experiences and entertainment, then you would want to make a visit to the DSF 2020 Markets.
- Market OTB
Dubai Shopping Festival’s flagship event Market OTB is set in the backyard of The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. This bazaar brings local and international brands together and cheers you up with the live entertainment. This year’s theme NEWTRO, features some of South Korea’s well-known fashion and beauty brands. Ensure yourself to stop at homegrown food stalls to take a quick bite of the delicacies.
- Al Khawaneej Market
Visitors can drop by for a whole new experience at the Al Khawaneej Market. This place has got an amazing range of family activities and is all set to delight you. Discover delicious food stalls, skilled game zones and children’s play apart from shopping and dining. This year it includes new activities like a wonder maze, fly jump, wishing lake, etc.
- Al Seef Market
With a fine blend of Emirati heritage and modern trends, the Al Seef Market has made its way along the Dubai Creek. The market is home to traditional handcrafts, child-friendly workshops, exhibitions, live entertainment and more.
Live Concerts, Events & Entertainment
Dubai Shopping Festival is more than just a shopping extravaganza. The shopping festival has some major attractions like concerts, activities, live entertainment and a lot more.
DSF 2020 will host the Infiniti Mega Raffle and these tickets are priced at AED 200. You can get these tickets from selected EPCO petrol stations, Dubai Metro stations and Zoom stores. DSF’s Nissan Grand Raffle will give away a total of 45 Nissan vehicles at the Global Village.
Shoppers can visit DSF Markets to enjoy weekly firework display and drone shows at Al Seef and The Beach. Dubai’s streets, landmarks and malls will be lit with decorative lightings. You can see pop-up markets coming up at Al Khawaneej and Al Seef. The pop-up market will display a fine range of food & beverages.
This year DSF kickstarts with a two-day concert on December 17th and 18th at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai. The tickets are starting from AED 50. For Arab music lovers, there are ample choices with two live shows taking place on New Year’s Eve at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Special Attractions at DSF 2020
The month-long festival has all the shopping, fun & entertainment covered for you. Being one of the biggest and longest running shopping festivals, it will return with exceptional promotions, raffles, retail & entertainment experiences.
- Global Village
Residents and visitors usually flock to the Dubai Global Village during DSF. As the name signifies, it brings every country with its own pavilion and displays products that are popular in their respective countries. With more than 5 million guests annually, Global Village is one of the major shopping destinations to look forward to. You can also witness cultural activities, entertainment shows, events and many more from across 50 nationalities.
- Carpet Oasis
Carpet Oasis is an exhibition & sale where traders from across the globe show up with good discounts on a wide range of carpets and rugs. You can find the unique and rarest pieces of arts and handicrafts too.
- DSF Carnival
The DSF Carnival is usually held month long for every weekend. You can experience mind boggling performances by international artists, dancers, acrobat shows, etc. The Carnival will be held in various platforms & different themes including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. It is expected that more than 300 performers will participate in the carnival.
Unforgettable Online Shopping Sales During DSF
The first thing that pops up in your mind at DSF is shopping. This is a major attraction as the items are tax-free and you can get your desired products at heavily discounted prices. You can explore products from all categories like fashion, electronics, beauty, food etc. This year most of the stores will be offering discounts ranging from 25% to 75%. Here are a few stores that are participating in the sales.
At Carrefour, you can shop all the hypermarket stuff. Buy all your essentials at competitive prices. To serve you better Carrefour UAE came up with the electronics offer for the DSF opening week.
Offer: Upto 50% off on electronics using Carrefour UAE promo code ‘UE8’
A great option for your gadgets & electronics shopping is Sharaf DG. Besides these categories, it has a huge collection of items from various categories for you & your home.
Offer: Take upto 75% discount on fashion, home & kitchen, electronics & more
If you are a gadget freak, then Jumbo makes all your wishes come true this DSF 2020. You can find from home & kitchen appliances to gaming products here at the best deals.
Offer: Get upto 70% off on appliances, laptops, mobiles, etc.
The DSF shopping extravaganza has also some extraordinary travel packages for you. Be it for local or international tours, Klook has some exciting travel packages for your desired destinations.
Offer: Avail upto 50% off on activities, attractions, tours & more
Your favourite shopping festival is just getting bigger and bigger every year and is a perfect attraction to chill in the winter season. Enjoy the power-packed performances, live entertainment shows, events and more all month-long. With the surprising deals waiting for you in the shopping season, make the most of it and indulge in activities and concerts along with your family & friends.