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How To Celebrate The Dubai Shopping Festival 2021?

Dubai, the dazzling emirate, is ready to become a shoppers paradise once again. Every year, this time around, the city gets decorated with lights and great excitement. This year is no different, just a lot safer and magical. Dubai Shopping Festival 2021 (DSF 2021) is an annual festival, a month-long event with many promotions, offers, entertainment, Kid’s Disneyland, and fiesta for foodies. Read on to know how you can celebrate to grab the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2021.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2021 Dates:

17 December 2020 – 30 January 2021


Fun Highlights: Dubai Shopping Festival 2021

Celebrate The Dubai Shopping Festival 2021
  • Get ready for bonanza offers in major malls all over Dubai that get decked up with lights and festivities.
  • Dubai welcomes the 26th anniversary this year with a grand festival opening on 17 December 2020
  • DSF 2021 will bring the city alive with lights in every nook and corner. So, get ready for the glam that says DSF 2021 to you.
  • Enjoy seven weeks of whopping discount sales and raffles on more than a thousand high-end brands in exotic malls of Dubai. All this along with tax-free shopping. That is your ultimate shopping paradise.
  • Look out for live entertainment by talented artists and gourmet experiences with famous chefs that present their best cuisines.
  • DSF is a month-long Christmas for shopaholics to buy apparel, gold jewelry, home decor, cosmetics, spices, gadgets, and more. 
  • Celebrate with concerts by world-renowned music stars performing at the DSF 2021.

How to Grab the Best Dubai Shopping Festival Experience?

Get Entertained at the Energetic Live Shows

Be a part of the dazzling performances by Arabic stars and legendary folk-rock Simon and Grafunlet bands. Laugh your hearts out at the popular live stand-up show ‘The Laughter Factor’ at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Bookings for the events are available in advance. So hurry!

Pro Tip: Don’t miss the popular live shows by the Arabic singer Nassif Zeytoun and star singers Wael Kfoury and Mouhamad Khairy at the Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City.

Where? The Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Festival City


Relish a Gourmet Experience

Visit the winter-themed food market and wander the venue of Nakheel Mall with a host of vendors. Catch the magical experience of a candy factory or a winter wonderland full of cheer and international cuisine. Relish international cuisine at pop-up markets and various restaurants that display a range of food and beverages.

Pro Tip: The organizers have advised travelers to check the DSF social media channels for updates.

Where: Last Exit Al Khawaneej and Al Seef, Nakheel Mall, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall and Community Markets, Burj Park


Gaze at the Dazzling Display of Fireworks

The highlight of DSF 2021 is the dazzling display of fireworks and drone lighting across Dubai. The night sky illuminates in cheerful glee. The mesmerizing experience is awe-inspiring. Dubai is just the right place to be in during the DSF festivities. Let the spark of the inner you come out in a smile.

Pro Tip: Feel free to ask the locals for tips on the best spots for the fireworks display.

Where? Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, The Beach, Lamer


Shop Till You Drop at the DSF 2020 – 2021

There are hundreds of deals and discounts all over the city malls. It’s time to get high on huge sales on the best-renowned brands with up to 75% off. Shop for fashion, accessories, watches, kids toys, sports items, cars, and more. The most awaited sales and promotions are what you have waited for. So, with deals everywhere, promotions and raffles, get ready for hardcore retail therapy.

Pro Tip: Do your research and reach early on day one for the best deals.

Where? Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Global Village, Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City Mall and more


Go On An Adventure With The Kids

The entire family can enjoy entertaining juggler acts, street performances, magic shows, colorful flash mobs, and exciting raffle draws. If you are traveling with kids, there are favorite interactive fun events to meet cartoon characters like Pokeman and Casper. Kids can take a skiing adventure at the famous skating rink in Ski Dubai or visit the popular theme parks in Dubai.

Pro Tip: Book tickets in advance through an app. Download #MyDSF 2021.

Where? Dubai Mall ‘fashion on ice’ runway at Ski Dubai, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Dolphinarium, and other locations


Wander the Souks Of Gold, Spices, and More

DSF 2020-2021 offers amazing deals on great commodities like precious gold. Thanks to Dubai’s tax-free policies, it cannot get easier to buy gold at the souks in Dubai. Purchase gold and dazzle in the beauty of jewelry at amazing discounted prices. Hang out at the old souks of gold and spices to experience the diverse culture of the city.

Pro Tip: Take the opportunity to buy traditional designed gold at cheap prices.

Where? Deira Gold Souk, Dubai Mall, Global Village, Night Souk, Heritage Village


A Night Under the Stars On A Desert Safari

An amazing way to have a sparkling yet serene experience is to take an Arabian adventure. The Desert Safari is an amazing way to live like the local bedouins and have fun in the fantastic desert dunes. The DSF Desert Camp is a fabulous desert escapade with dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding and desert camping experiences.

Pro Tip: Book a tour that provides five-star services with a luxury camp desert safari

Where: DSF Desert Camp, The Iridium Building, Umm Suqeim Road


Explore Global Village for Fun and Adventure

Wander the unique and popular Global Village that displays food stalls, entertainment, handicrafts, and more. The 26 themed pavilions come alive especially during DSF where the timings also extend for the visitors. The vast village showcases cultures from across the globe. Satisfy your taste buds, catch entertainment shows, take exciting rides, and get amazing deals on handicrafts, and more.

Pro Tip: Look out for stalls selling Indian spices or handmade Iranian rugs among other popular items on sale.

Where: The Global Village, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road


Watch Amazing Parades At the Dubai Carnival

Witness spectacular parades by acrobats, dancers, percussionists, and more. The Dubai Carnival is held every weekend during the month-long DSF. Musicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, cyclists, and jazz performers participate to display their talents. This is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Pro Tip: The carnival has different themes including Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese.

Where? DSF Carnival, Al Seef Street


Witness A Cultural Exhibition At The Carpet Oasis

Visit the Carpet Oasis, an exhibition-cum-sale of the rarest, largest, and most unique rugs and carpets. From exclusive handmade carpets to Oriental and Persian carpets, the large collection is on display. Traders from across the globe, come here to display their ware. You can also pick from a large collection of antique souvenirs and work of arts from renowned carpet producing countries.

Pro Tip: Look for good picks and great deals

Where: Carpets and Arts Oasis

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What’s Next?

 The Dubai Summer Festival 2021

Dubai Summer Festival Dates 2021:

24 June 2021 – 4 September 2021

  • A great time to get the coolest prices and offers on branded items during the Dubai Summer Surprises Sale.
  • The excitement of surprises and raffle deals make the event a much-awaited affair.
  • Surprise deals await you on accessories, home decor, kids’ toys, apparel, gadgets, watches, and more.
  • The annual event is filled with parties, entertainment, shopping bonanzas, eating rendezvous, and more.
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