Dubai Shopping Festival Dates
December 26, 2019 - Februrary 1, 2020
Celebrating its 24th edition in 2020, the festival that celebrates the love of shopping, discounts, food, festivities, fireworks, traveling, explorations, fun, and frolic will kick off across Dubai on December 26 and will continue till 01 February 2020. An idea that was seeded in 1996, the Dubai Shopping Festival(DSF) has now evolved into the longest running and most successful shopping festival in the world.
Over 3 million visitors from around the globe visit the DSF each year in hopes of earning exclusive and massive discounts on apparels , gold, cosmetics, watches, leather bags, home decor, gadgets and een spices! In addition, multiple events including live concerts, al fresco markets, carnivals, fireworks etc. are hosted across Dubai during the months of Dubai Shopping Festival. Here's your complete guide to DSF 2020 - new things in town, must have experiences and more.
Why You Must Go For Dubai Shopping Festival 2020?
- It's a grand sale!
Over 700 brands offer discounts ranging from 25% to 75% across 3,200 outlets. Further discounts on weekends and daily raffle draws are also part of this grand extravaganza.
- No better time to visit Dubai Souks
Dubai’s traditional markets especially the Gold Souk and Spice Souk join the fanfare of DSF, with some of the their best products at display and on best discounts.
- It's all over Dubai city!
The whole of Dubai is in celebration mode as locals and homegrown shops actively participate in various events organized across the city like carnivals, open markets, live concerts, fireworks etc. No matter which part of Dubai you stay in, there's no escaping the DSF fever.
- You now get to shop with a view
Dubai, offers magnificent, awe-inspiring sights wherever you go, malls, souks, flea markets etc. So it is not merely shopping, it is shopping amalgamated with sightseeing excursions.
- It's on all night ( almost )
Well, it is literally shop till you drop, every mall and mostly every retail store in Dubai opens up till late so you can see, explore and purchase as much as possible.
Top Things To Do During Dubai Shopping Festival 2020
1. Twelve Hour Sale
26th of December, 12 noon to midnight
Starting DSF with a bang, six Majid Al Futtaim malls will observe a 12-hour mega sale, wherein shoppers will receive 25 - 90 % discounts and other exclusive offers for the day.
2. DSF Weekend Surprises
Every Weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) throughout DSF, 10 am - until stock lasts.
Every weekend, one selected retailer offers up to 90% discount. The announcement is made just 24 hours in advance, so do check the DSF website for the specified shopping location.
3. Shop the Night Away
When - Starting from 9th January, every Wednesday throughout DSF, 6 pm
Retail shops, food court, and restaurants across Dubai’s malls offer special promotional bundles to the visitors. In addition, several workshops, styling sessions and VIP gift bags are up for grabs.
4. Market outside the Box
When - 24 January - 02 February 2020
The al fresco market at the Burj Park hosts several pop-ups, trendiest food trucks, and a plethora of live activities surrounding drama, music, and dance including a pop-up cinema.
When - December 26, 28 and 29, New years eve, every weekend throughout January and closing day of DSF
Dubai is literally lights - up during DSF with an awestruck display of fireworks at various locations including Global Village, Dubai Creek, Al Seef, La Mer, and the JBR Beach.
6. Grab the DSF Pass
A special pass only available during the period of DSF enables the tourists and residents to avail up to 65% discount at various top attractions and notable restaurants across Dubai.
7. Enroll for the Raffle draw
Every Day throughout DSF
With raffles drawn every day at every mall, several Lucky winners pocket cash prizes, home appliances, cars, gift vouchers etc.
8. The Dubai Shopping Festival Carnival
Every Weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) throughout DSF
To further enhance the celebratory spirit, the DSF organizers plan a carnival with special performances by notable musicians, acrobats, jugglers, percussionists, dancers, stilt walkers, cyclists, among others at key locations.
Handy Tips For Your Dubai Shopping Festival Visit
- DSF App - For the convenience of local and foreign shoppers the organizers of DSF have developed an App, that will keep the users updated on latest offers and deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2020. Especially for the offers like a weekend surprise that are announced 24 hours prior only.
- Start Early - Stocks and sizes at retail shops tend to fly off, so make sure you start shopping as early as possible to find what you are looking for in your own size. In addition, mornings will have slightly less crowd.
- Research and organize - With endless options of shops from malls, souks and pop-ups one can end up missing a good bargain while they are somewhere else. Thus research well, where you can find what, select your favorite brands and while it may sound tedious make a list of it all for a seamless and profitable shopping experience.
- Shopping hack - The queue for the trail rooms is bound to be extremely long, play smart and wear a skive or a t-shirt over which you can try the newly found clothes for fittings.
- Explore before splurging - With endless options to choose from do not fixate on one shop, try a few options before you start spending. Especially with things like electronics, furniture etc. check out discounts by other shops as well.
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While most people plan their Dubai trip around the Dubai Shopping Festival, how much can one shop!? Here are a couple of things you can do when you're not shopping, or need a break from splurging and carrying bags!
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Dubai Shopping Festival FAQS
When is Dubai Shopping Festival 2020?
The Dubai Shopping Festival 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to February 01, 2020 with shops open late into the night.
What is special about Dubai Shopping Festival?
Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual celebration with the best retail experiences, raffles, fireworks, food, concerts and several prizes to be won which makes for a wholesome family experience.
What all can I buy at Dubai 2020 Shopping Festival?
You can buy apparel, gadgets, designer wear, home decor, gold, dry fruits, cosmetics and perfumes along with a whole range of other products at highly discounted prices during the Dubai Shopping Festival ( from partnered stores only). Traditional markets like Gold Souk and Spice Souk also offer their products at discounted prices.
What is the Dubai Shopping Festival venue?
Dubai Shopping Festival takes place all over the city with open markets, carnivals etc. Several shops throughout the city participate in the festival by offering discounts on their products.
Is there a pass for Dubai Shopping Festival?
Yes! A special pass named the ‘DSF Pass’ is available only during the Dubai Shopping Festival which offers customers up to 65% discount at several popular restaurants and attractions.
What are the top things to do in Dubai Shopping Festival?
Apart from shopping at several malls and markets, you can visit the many attractions in Dubai. You can take a city tour, hop on a Dhow cruise, visit the Burj Khalifa, Ferrari World and many more.
Which malls are included in the Dubai Shopping Festival?
The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Boxpark, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai Gold Souk to name a few, are a part of the Dubai Shopping Festival bonanza.
What can you do during Dubai Shopping Festival?
You can buy several products at discounted prices. Not just shopping, but you can also enjoy concerts, fireworks and visit top attractions in Dubai giving a complete sightseeing experience.