Dubai Shopping Festival Complete Guide – What’s In Store for You?

With mega sales, exciting deals, spectacular fireworks, the 23rd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival or DSF has officially opened its doors to shoppers. The mega shopping event runs until January 27, 2018.

A shopper’s paradise, food connoisseur’s dream, or a family’s perfect outing – Dubai Shopping Festival is all rolled into one. This more-than-a-month long event brings a diverse bouquet of activities and festivities to Dubai.

DSF 2018 – 26th December 2017 till 27th January 2018

What do I get here that I don’t get in other shopping festivals? If that’s the question in your mind, then, let us tell you that you get everything from apparels to jewelry to electronics to household goods at prices that are steeped low than MRP and sometimes come at prices you have only dreamt of. Clubbed with an entertainment extravaganza, DSF offer discounts like never before on every product you can think of. Just to let you know sometimes the discount goes up to 75%.The best thing is the offers are not restricted to Dubai; it extends to the local markets and souks as well.

DSF is just not shopping, it’s a complete experience altogether. Don’t miss:

dubai-fireworks-Al Seef

  • Fireworks every night at Al Seef (9pm), La Mer (9pm) and The Beach (8.30pm) opposite JBR
  • Be at light and musical shows, including ‘The Lighting Fairies’ and ‘Light Umbrella’ at Al Seef.
  • Get lost in the carnival atmosphere with live performances from local and international acrobats at the The Beach opposite JBR.
  • Fridays are special. Every Friday for complete DSF period, there will be a ‘Friday Surprise’.

What’s on Sale in Dubai Shopping Festival?

Dubai Shopping Festival

Everything you can think of is on sale. However, we have listed the most popular categories:

Clothes: Your love for clothes will touch new high at DSF.  From designer to locally made ones, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Dubai Shopping Festival. Name the brand and its there in Dubai – from Jack & Jones, Christian Louboutin, BOGGI, Verri, Rodeo Drive, Billionaire, Mango, Armani, Bebe, Prada, to Burberry, and much more.

Gold Jewelry: Trendy designs, purity, cheap price, and the scope to bargain makes a crowd puller for people who love gold. “All that shines is gold” – This holds true for the gold souks in Dubai. If you are looking for some good buy in gold, then don’t miss the Dubai Shopping Fest.


Perfumes and Cosmetics: From traditional attar to Chanel perfumes, you get everything at discounts. The best part is they all are duty-free. So let your love for perfume touch new heights at DSF.

Watches/ Leather Goods: Diamond studded watches – do you dream of owning one? Then, DSF is the place to be. You get watches from Cartier, Rado, ICW, Burberry, Michael Kors, etc. at dirt cheap prices. Dubai is famous for good quality and leather goods. DSF is just the right time to splurge on some.

Home Accessories: You get some good quality designer carpets at Carpet Oasis and you would be surprised to get up to 75% discount. The interior design accessories will stun you with their simplicity and intricate designs.

Dubai Souk

Gadgets: Dubai is tax-free and thus you get brands like Apple, Sony, Bose, Cross Gold, Vertu, Acer, HP at unexpectedly low prices.

Exotic Spices & Dry Fruits: DSF is a good time to buy dry fruits and aromatic spices like saffron or black cardamom at heavily discounted rates.

If you are attending the DSF, here are 3 rules to abide by:

  • Shop early, we are sure you don’t want to miss the steal deal on your perfectly sized Armani dress.
  • Wear a good tee and try your clothes on that instead of standing on long queues of trial rooms and wasting time
  • Don’t limit yourself. Make a list of things to buy but don’t miss a good bargain.

Dubai is an all-round destination, you have desert, you have sea, you have adventure, you have fun, you have the best-eating places, and last but not the least you have Burj Khalifa. Visiting Dubai is not a dream anymore which everybody nurtures, it’s a must do trip for every traveler out there and Dubai Shopping Festival is the right time.

                          Friendly Advise – Don’t Feel Shy to Bargain. It’s Completely Expected 🙂

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