All About Dubai Shopping Festival 2021

With the pandemic hitting the world, people have been confined to just one place. Dubai has just the solution to all our problems. Hosting the Dubai Shopping Festival 2021, Dubai is going to the light shining on all of us in these tough times. This shopping festival is the diversion we all need with dynamite shopping sprees doubled with the exciting entertainment plans organized by Dubai.

Here’s to our much-needed shopping getaway at the Dubai Shopping Festival 2021:

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT?

The most looked-forward event of the year, The Dubai Shopping Festival, brings discounted prices and highly exclusive deals for the duration of 6 weeks. This festival is celebrated throughout Dubai including the biggest shopping malls of Dubai to the small retailing markets as well.

This festival was first celebrated around 1996. As a matter of fact, this idea was put forward by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This year would be the 26th edition of the festival. The idea has since then, brought about significant development in both retailing businesses and tourism industry of Dubai.

The Dubai Shopping Festival never fails to surprise! Many world records have been set up including the biggest shopping pack along with others. This festival knows no bound, with the enthusiasm and liveliness surrounding all around Dubai. Other surprises include the first-ever unique experience of moving train show hosted inside none other than Dubai Metro, in celebrations of this festival.

The preparations for this event start months before.  The vendors put out very carefully-thought deals for the shopaholic enthusiasts. These shopaholics’ preparations include months and months of saving to spend them on the Dubai Shopping Festival weeks. The discounted deal offers are available on all the items including electronic, accessories alongside others. This festival is so enormously foreseen, that people all around the world gather to witness the entertainment mania including concerts, fireworks and some groundbreaking records that Dubai is so keen to set up.

DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL DATES:

The very exciting news is that we no longer have to wait for our favourite festival of the year. It starts from 17th December 2020 till 30th January 2021.

So here comes the exciting time of the year with discounts of over 25% to 80% on over 800 brands!

DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL OFFERS:

VAT FREE SHOPPING WEEK

You can shop freely at any of the Club Apparel member stores, without having to pay an addition 5% VAT tax. This offer can be acquired through shopping online shopping at 6th Street Website or directly at the stores of Aldo, Calvin Klein, Levi’s among many more of our favourite brands! Grab your wallets because this offer is authorised from 3rd to 9th of January, 2021.

ETISALAT MARKET OTB:

Burj Park, this year, will be hosting The Market Out of The Box. It is characteristically one of the main features of the Dubai Shopping Festival, that will be shining a light upon the emblem of multi-cultural ambience that Dubai has. This year’s theme is all about Asian and Korean mainstream pop culture. Open for everyone from 4: 00 PM till 10: 00 PM throughout the weekdays and till midnight on the weekends.

FAMILY OFFER AT MAGIC PLANET:

For only AED 400, The Dubai Shopping Festival offers you a high and mighty chance to have quality time with your family at Magic Planet.  It gives you 40 shots that you can use to enjoy the fun and exhilarating rides at any of the outlet of Magic Planet, throughout Dubai. This offer is available for the rest of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2021.

LITTLE EXPLORERS ULTIMATE PACKAGE:

For AED 130, Little Explorers lets your children have a fun day out with exciting games and adventures for the time of their lives. One parent and two children can be entertained with this package. A dream come true offer is available for parents where they can leave their children to have their heart’s fill and enjoy shopping spree for themselves. Coffee, fun workshops and dinner for children are all part of this amazing deal!

THE SMASH ROOM:

Get the feel of Hulk for AED 99 and SMASH! It is probably the only place in the world that hands you over the hammer and grants you free permission to break things. Experience what Hulk feels like smashing things. Get 20% off in the case of getting add-ons.

DEALS ON RESTAURANTS:

Dubai Shopping Festival offers plenty of discounts on amazing food items of different cuisines. Here’s for all the food maniacs:

MOVENPICK GRAND AL BUSTON DUBAI:

Enjoy themed food nights every week at Movenpick, Dubai. Their delectable food is to die for! What’s more fun, is the ‘Buy one Get one free’ deals they have going for the rest of the festival.

SWISSOTEL AL MUROOJ DUBAI:

This hotel offers myriads of cuisine the entire week in their Bargain Buffet. Enjoy their ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offers for Seafood of Thursdays and Italian on Fridays.

SALT CAMP X DSF:

This exotic restaurant in collaboration with Dubai Shopping Festival has come up with an exciting offer to enjoy the aesthetics of nature with scrumptious delicacies Salt provides.  Enjoy the camping experience with Salt adding in flavours with their finger-licking burgers and mouth-watering sweets. Hurry and go grab the offer!

HAKKASAN:

Get in the celebratory vibes with the festive menu of Hakkasan during this amazing season of Dubai Shopping Festival. Enjoy various cuisines from all over the world including the Chinese Cuisine in one big meal only for AED 310.

LAST EXIT:

While shopping at the DSF Markets, DSF Markets has taken the liberty to set up food trucks to enjoy the street food ambience as well as bask in the relishing and tranquil tones of the bands of the Last Exit house.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO?

Dubai Shopping Festival

COMMENCEMENT WEEK:

Owing to the diversity of the city, DSF has orchestrated many entertainment projects involving the arts and diversified culture of the place. The DSF commenced on the 17th of December at Burj Park with an exhilarating performance of mainstream Arab artists, Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny. This invigorating week is further lightened up ten-fold with the performance from Konstantin Scherbakov, one of the best pianists of today.

These performances are followed by the electrifying show of the famous international artist and song-writer Anne- Marie. Clean Bandit and Yasmin Green are also part of the commencement week of DSF.

Among many other live performances and exhibitions is Cirque de Glace, a live ice show is set to take place at the Dubai Opera.

FIREWORKS:

Dubai is most famous for the exhibitions of colourful and aesthetic fireworks lighting up the whole city. You might have been a witness to this presentation from online videos, if not experiencing it live. This year, you can be a witness to the mesmerising grand showcase of fireworks in Dubai. The premier night fireworks will be the highlights of Al Seef and La Mer.

OTHERS:

In the event of DSF, many more magnificent exhibitions will be taking place. To begin with, the Penguin Encounter at Dubai Aquarium, the American Rag Cie x DSF, the astonishing lights establishments and the Performing Arts of Dubai are just the names of a few exhibitions among others. So brace yourselves with the most exciting event of 2021 coming to be the saving grace we all need from being all cooped up the previous year!

RAFFLES:

You can get big, exciting free prices at the DSF 2021 raffles. Let’s look at the amazing raffle offers:

DSF SUPERCAR RAFFLE:

In the event that you’re an enthusiast of extravagance supercars, having a go at the DSF Supercar Raffle is must, to get an opportunity at winning AED 6 million worth W Motors’ Fenyr SuperSport. If your ticket number comes up in the lucky draw, you can have an exciting opportunity to own the twin-turbocharged car. Furthermore,  you can also customize your tag number. Simply follow the guidelines provided to you and purchase a W Motors testament worth AED 1,500 from their display area at City Walk.

NISSAN GRAND RAFFLE:

Spend as little as AED25 on non-fuel things at gas stations citywide EPPCO and ENOC, including Zoom outlets, Dubai Metro stations, Global Village, the Gold Souk, shopping centres and central avenues, for the duration of Dubai Shopping Festival 2021. Prizes incorporate Nissan Patrol, Pathfinder, X-TRAIL, Kicks, Micra, and Sentra or AED 10,000 as cash prices. Winners are chosen every week and declared through a live broadcast on Sama Dubai TV.

INFINITI MEGA RAFFLE:

Spend in any event AED 200 at gas stations citywide, Dubai Metro stations, Global Village and have a chance to get the ticket to enter Infiniti mega ruffle. Likewise, these tickets can be purchased online as well. INFINITI is giving away 45 QX60 vehicles and AED 200,000 in cash prices. Day by day draws will open at the Global Village starting from 17th December. One fortunate winner for the ruffle, chosen on the last draw date, likewise stands to get an SUV and AED 500,000. What are you waiting for? Hurry and get in the festive mood of the DSF.

DUBAI GOLD & JEWELLERY GROUP:

Shopping of gold, diamond or pearls worth AED 500 will get you two ticket to this raffle where you have an amazing offer to win 1 kg gold. Furthermore, the winner chosen on the last day of the ruffle will get 3 kg gold and other amazing prices at this raffle.

DUBAI SHOPPING MALL GROUP RAFFLE:

Grab this exciting opportunity and win cash prizes up to AED 1 million. To entail this offer, all you have to do is start with your shopping spree at any of the participating community mall and enter the squad of this raffle.

THINGS WE ADVICE:

We’ve gathered for you some tips to get the most out of these festivities:

  • BE A BIT EARLY: Even though the offers are available throughout the whole festival, the juiciest offers are still awaiting the early birds to come and enjoy the pros of being the first comers.
  • MAKE UP A LIST: This is especially for the tourists. Plan ahead of the things you need and research your best options to buy them. Spontaneous shopping will have to come later if you’re only available in the city for a couple of days.
  • DO A RESEARCH: Many malls have their online stores where you can be let in on all the glorious offers during this festive season.
  • USE CASHLESS PAYMENT METHODS: This includes debit cards, credit cards and online paying methods. These methods are said to give you a greater chance at availing the ruffles and prices offered throughout.
  • TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES: The exuberance of the entire festivity can overwhelm you. To solve the issue, DSF has amazing offers on spa, food and child-friendly programs. Do not forget to try those out!

COVID-19 HEALTHCARE:

The following is a guideline which is crucial to be followed, as per the orders of the government:

  • Must have a negative on the COVID-19 test results
  • An online form will have to be filled where you must confirm to bear all the expenses in case of contracting the virus during your stay in Dubai.
  • Must have DXB smart app downloaded in your phones

Follow all the SOPs given out by WHO including:

  • Wearing masks
  • Sanitizing
  • The social distancing of about 2 metres to be maintained proficiently.

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