If you are a shopaholic like me, I’m sure you’ll agree that the greatest shopping event on earth is the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). It is an exciting, month long event that promises unlimited, tax-free and highly discounted shopping and exhilarating entertainment for the whole family with loads of amazing prizes to win.
This year’s event, DSF 2013 (January 03 – February 03, 2013) is currently underway in the magical land of Dubai. So, all you shopping freaks out there, head straight to Dubai for the greatest shopping extravaganza and shop till you drop for apparels, electronic goods, gold, fashion accessories, carpets, perfumes, leather, watches, home décor and furnishings, furniture, sports gears, jewellery and much, much more. You can find all your favorite brands selling your favorite products and that too with whooping discounts between 30-90%. Now, isn’t that amazing?
What Not To Miss in DSF 2013
1) Fireworks Spectacle & Fire, Water and Light Show
Catch the spectacular fireworks display over the Dubai Creek every day. I bet the spellbinding pyrotechnics, creating magical fiery patterns in the sky, will leave you open jawed. At the Dubai Fountain (the tallest performing fountain in the world), witness a grand musical display of fire, water and lights.
2) Global Village
This is a large cultural and entertainment open air theme park. Shopping and entertainment events at the Global Village will go on till March 31, 2013. Enjoy attractions like 3D mapping shows, Emirati street performers, Bollywood dances, Chinese Circus and performances by Aboriginal and African artists.
2) The Carnival
During the shopping festival, it is common for streets of Dubai to turn into an entertainment hub. Be there to watch the colorful parades and feasts your eyes on breath-taking tableaus and mesmerizing performances by acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers, magicians, musicians and other performance artists from all over the world.
4) Shopping at the Malls
There are unbelievable discounts and special offers to be grabbed at every mall during the DSF. In fact every shopping mall also has its own line of special events and celebrations during this time. So visit as many shopping malls in Dubai as possible and don’t forget to take part in their lucky draw contests and raffles.
5) Promenade, Al Riqqa and Al Seef Street
Catch all the action at the fun fairs and shop at the innumerous stalls at Al Seef Street, Al Riqqa Street and the Promenade, selling special wares from decorative lights to souvenirs. Spend your time simply strolling these streets, buying delightful things or treating yourself to some delicious and varied food from all over the world. If you are quintessential tea aficionado, then the Tea Oasis is a must visit for you.
There are endless special events for everyone at the DFS 2013. There are many cultural, sports and fashion events specially lined up for the coming days of the DSF. Apart from this, there is a Carpet Oasis for carpet lovers and the Dubai Dolphinarium has planned special shows for kids.
DSF Special Travel Packages
All most all the prominent tour operators, online travel portals and airlines are offering special packages for Dubai Shopping Festival, 2013. However, check for details of the packages before booking anything. You can also avail different 5-star, 4-star and 3-star packages for a holistic experience of this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival.
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