Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival starts today

Dubai Shopping Festival returns with the very best the city has to offer, including unrivalled offerings, a kaleidoscope of entertainment, mouth-watering food and mega prizes. The 28th edition of the world’s longest-running retail festival will begin on 15 December 2022 and run for 46 days until 29 January 2023.

For seven weeks, the Dubai Shopping Festival will feature shopping, wining, entertainment and gastronomic activities in malls, high street shops, festival and community markets and beaches. The festival will feature some of the world’s best New Year’s celebrations, one-of-a-kind food, fabulous giveaways, the best deals from domestic and international brands and live concerts by regional and international music icons.

The Dubai Shopping Festival’s fireworks displays will be on point again this year, as will the incredible drone show. Tunes DXB also returns by popular demand, offering ten days of festivities for music lovers with live performances from some of the region’s hottest and hippest young talents. For the first time, families will be able to enjoy Dubai’s glorious winter weather with a weekend of fun, adventure and wellness at COREUNITY Festival in Hatta. 

The Dubai Shopping Festival celebration will kick off with an impressive opening ceremony on 15 December, featuring concerts by regional music icons, cultural and family-friendly performances and live entertainment. The Dubai Shopping Festival opening fireworks on 15 December at 9pm will light up the sky at six locations: The Beach opposite JBR & Bluewaters, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame, Al Seef, Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City Mall.

From 16 December to 29 January, DSF’s daily fireworks show by Al Zarooni Group will provide a pyrotechnic spectacle at Burj Al Arab, Bluewaters, Dubai Creek, Al Seef, Dubai Frame, Dubai Festival City Mall and JBR at 8:30pm or 9pm.

The Dubai Shopping Festival Drone Show will feature two brand new themed shows, Dubai Shopping Festival, inspired by DSF’s retail offerings, and The Future of Dubai, inspired by the vision of 2040. The shows will dazzle audiences with original music composed especially for this spectacle and the most advanced 3D drone technology. The shows will take place twice daily throughout the Dubai Shopping Festival at 7pm and 10pm at The Beach and Bluewaters opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence. New Year’s Eve shows will take place at 8pm and 11pm. Laser shows on 23-24 December, 13-14 January and 27-28 January will complement the visuals.

More than 800 participating brands in 3,500 retail outlets will offer discounts ranging from 25% to 75% throughout the festival. Leading international brands will offer unbeatable discounts and deals at malls and outlets across Dubai.

DSF’s daily surprises are once again incredible offers from different brands every day of the festival, with offers only revealed 24 hours before they go on sale. The free to attend Dubai Shopping Festival Markets will feature open-air shopping and pop-up shops at iconic locations in the city, including Al Seef Market at Dubai Creek and DSF Market at Al Muraqqabat.

New to this edition of Dubai Shopping Festival will be a pop-up Dubai 80s at Last Exit Al Khawaneej. From 23 December to 8 January, Dubai 80s will serve up nostalgia with old-school pop-ups from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. From 13-15 January 2023, COREUNITY Festival will take over Dubai’s Hatta Adventure Capital to deliver incredible music, movement and wellness.

For more information, visit www.mydsf.ae. @StyledByDubai and @CelebrateDubai on social media channels.

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