Dubai shopping festival is a month-long event which comprises of festivity, lights, shopping, glamour, multi-cuisine foods and diverse cultures. DSF was first held on 15th February 1996 and 1.5+ million travelers from all around the world came to witness this great festival. During the Festival all the big brands offer great deals and discounts on items such as electronics, perfumes, Apparels, home decors jewelry & more. This year the DSF will be held from 26th December 27th January 2018, offering big discounts on almost all famous brands in the world. Here is a quick to guide to make the most the Dubai shopping festival.
Where to Shop?
Dubai is a home to 60+ glamorous and largest shopping malls in the world. Every mall and small retail stores participate in the grand Dubai Shopping Festival. Most of the malls located in Downtown Dubai, Deira, Bur Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Beach Road and they offer big discounts during DSF. You can also shop at local souks such as Gold, Spice, Perfume or Textile Souk and get huge discounts on your favorite Gold and Diamond Jewelry.
You can get discounts between 25-75 percent for a wide range of items such as jewelry, watches, handicrafts, textiles, electronics, perfumes, handicrafts etc. Locals, expats, and tourists can enjoy duty-free shopping as well as big discounts on all types of items.
What to buy?
Apparels: Pick your favorite designer dress from the best brands in the world, may it be Armani, Versace, Jack & Jones, Prada, or Burberry at the best possible prices.
Cosmetics & Perfumes: You must have thought of having a wardrobe full of the luxury perfumes and makeup kit, then here’s the chance to buy them all from Bvlgari, Dior, Carlier, Burberry and more.
Leather Bags, Footwear, & Jackets: Buy your luxury leather handbags from Prada, Jimmy Choo handmade leather boots or Burberry trench coats at the dirt cheap rates.
Home Decor: Decorate your home with the finest handicrafts of the world such as buying handmade carpets, straight from the Carpet Oasis and get 50 to 70 percent off on many of them.
Gadgets: Apart from shopping your brand’s apparels and cosmetics, you can your favorite electronic gadgets be it Apple iPhones, iPads, high-end laptops, Sony HD Televisions, Bose’s Headphones & more at jaw-dropping rates.
Jewelry: After shopping at enormous malls, head-out to shop the pure gold and diamond studded accessories from Dubai’s Gold Souk. Choose your sparkling jewelry from over 300 gold shops and the final price of the jewelry depends on how you haggle.
Things to Do Besides Shopping
We all know that DFS is famous for its shopping and huge discounts on the biggest brands, but that’s not all that you can do here. Except for shopping from malls and souks, DFS is also a perfect destination for non-Shopaholics and foodies. Enjoy the live concerts of your favorite celebrities, watch the dazzling Divas walking on the ramp in style or feast your eyes with the sparkling fireworks that happen every weekend during the festival in different locations. Besides shopping and enjoying entertainment activities, you can fill your hungry tummies with the delicious multi-cuisine, street-food outside the malls or enjoy your meal with drinks in the spacious restaurants.
Tips to grab the Best Deals
Millions of tourist and locals visit the grandeur Dubai Shopping Festival, so here are a few simple tips to grab the best deal.
- Download ‘#MyDSF 2017 Offers’ app to stay updated on the latest deals and offers available at the Dubai Shopping Festival.
- Make a list of the items that you want to buy from the Fest and splurge accordingly.
- Start shopping early morning and snag the best of the best items before anyone else do.
- Before you stroll around the large malls make sure to research well that which areas are offering your favorite products and brands.