For most women (and handful of men) the answer would be yes!

There are a lot of cities around the world that have been shopping hubs for tourists over the years, Dubai being one of them. Dubai annually hosts the extravagant Dubai Shopping Festival. Dubai Shopping Festival is well known for tons of reasons. The event goes way back to 1996, when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, intended to introduce a world-class retail event that would draw people from various parts of the world to UAE. Well, the rest is history.

Why Dubai Shopping Festival?
The 24th Dubai Shopping Festival is around the corner, and we are excited as everyone else. The festival is believed to attract more than 5 million tourists every year. It is indeed a festival because the event involves amazing package deals and discounts, up to 70% off on clothing, electronics and popular items, there are fireworks as well displayed in different parts of the city. Its time you head to Dubai during this festive season and indulge in shopping and loads of fun.

What’s new this year?
Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19 will be held across numerous locations and malls in Dubai. The festival will start on 26 December 2018 and go on until 2 February 2019. The excitement will be on high as there will be a 12-hour mega sale taking place on the first day of DSF, with slashing prices up to 90% off certain items and deals worth buying. Six Majid Al Futtaim Malls will be taking part, featuring additional discounts on already reduced prices. You’ll be able to bag steals from more than 700 brands across 3200 outlets.
The other attractions about this festival will be pop-up cinema, food trucks selling delicious delicacies, lots of music and live performances. There will also be the Market Outside The Box (MOB) that always showcases something that is exciting and new. It is a creative cultural movement and will feature 80 local and international emerging brands. Fireworks during the DSF are not to be missed. There will be massive fireworks shows every weekend at various locations across the city, including Global Village, The Beach, Dubai Creek, Zabeel Park and Creek Park.

Why visit Dubai during DSF?
DSF deals can be found in every mall and mostly every retail store across the city. Fashion and Clothing are the pillars of this festival but don’t be disheartened as you will come across breath-taking deals on electronic items too. Dubai is known for its gold market, if you are an enthusiast of fine jewellery, this is the time. The festival can spoil you for choices ranging from watches, perfumes, bags, shoes and much more. Food and music are a part of the festival as much as the shopping.

People in Dubai and those visiting Dubai will get to spoil themselves with DSF offers and enjoy stays in hotels, resorts; visit parks and destinations at attractive prices. Major film festivals like Dubai International Film Festival and Children’s International Film Festival are held around this time. Not to miss, shoppers stand a chance to win Dhs 100 million worth of prizes, throughout the festive season. There will also be a jackpot price of Dhs 1 Million given away to one lucky winner. Other prizes are luxury cars, gold and vouchers.

Royal Arabian and DSF
Royal Arabian Destination Management has some exclusive deals for people planning on a visit to Dubai during DSF. The outstanding deals bring together the world of unlimited shopping merging it with best tourist attractions, luxury stay and unending fun and frolic. Royal Arabian understands the true spirit of DSF, our packages are a combination of the season’s best that Dubai has to offer.
Dubai Shopping Festival lets us indulge in the fervour of shopping in addition to activities and offers. Dubai has set sail to welcome the shopping festival. The hustle and bustle around the city, the twinkling lights, the festive decorations, the beautiful weather and happy faces all indicate that you need to a part of it. Don’t miss on our DSF offers, they are unparalleled. There is lots to be thrilled about. DSF is a place where the world does come to shop, as stated in their slogan.

Photo Credit – Marks and Spencer, Miniso, Miss Selfridge, Charles & Keith and other stores at Deira City Centre.