Dubai Shopping Festival’s 2019 edition is kicking off on 26th December and will continue until 26th of January. Like always, there will be thrilling line-up of entertainment, fireworks displays, fashion shows, live concerts, amazing offers and prizes such as kilos of gold and luxury cars.
DSF 2019 Dates: 26th December 2018 – 26th January 2019
Highlights from DSF 2018
Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
A shopaholic’s dream and a connoisseur’s heaven, the much loved Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19 is the most anticipated fest by both locals and tourists visiting Dubai. Over a month long extravaganza, the shopping festival promises shoppers’25-90% discounts, exclusive offers and much more from noon to midnight only. With ‘sale’ being the talk of the town, this year’s edition will feature over 700 brands participating across 3,200 outlets; and as the DSF slogan truly states, it’s where the ‘world comes to shop’. The world’s biggest shopping festival is not just about shopping till you drop. There’s also a line-up of thrilling entertainment, such as firework displays, fashion shows, and live concerts, and visitors will also get the chance to win remarkable prizes, such as SUVs and gold. It is a diverse bouquet of activities and festivities, giving the desert country a whole new set of cheerful and vibrant vibes.
Dubai Shopping Festival Event Dates
26th December 2018 – January 26th 2019
DSF will host weekend deals every week of the festival and details of the offers will be announced just 24 hours earlier.
Where Does The Dubai Shopping Fest Take Place?
It is a city-wide festival that can be enjoyed in multiple locations.
Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Night Souk, Global Village, Al Rigga Street, Al Fahidi For, Gold Souk, The Layali Dubai Concert, Promenade at Dubai Festival City, DSF Desert Camp, Asianet Film Awards, Al Seef Street, Deira City Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall, Festival Waterfront Centre, Dragon Mart, Lamcy Plaza, Mercato Shopping Mall, and Lulu Village are just some of the places where you can make the most of the festival.
Best buys in Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
If you love designer clothes, you will be amazed with the range of brands and discounts offered in Dubai’s shopping festival. Varying from your favourite brands of jeans to sexy party wear – Jack & Jones, BOGGI, Verri, Rodeo Drive, Christian Louboutin, Armani, Billionaire, Bebe, Burberry, Prada – the fest has everything you can ever want in your wardrobe!
2. Gold Jewelry
Intricate designs, purity and cheap prices are some of the key attractions. From contemporary designs to modern art, the jewellery here is sure to meet all your needs.
3. Perfumes and Cosmetics
You can explore fragrances from reputed global brands like Bvlgari, De Beers, Chanel, Burberry, and many more. All products are duty free.
Vast range of watches from Cartier, Rado, ICW, Michael Kors and Burberry will be displayed. You can pick your favourite at meagre price after heavy discount. Exclusive diamond-studded watches are bound to steal the show.
5.Leather Bags and Jackets
Dubai is famous for its best quality leather. Stock up on some modern and classy leather goods like one or two of Sharief, Condotti, Jashanmal, Burberry, or Prada.
6. Home Decor
Head straight to Carpet Oasis where tons of colorful carpets cover all the possible floor space around. Some of them are available at 50 to 75 per cent discount.
The fact that Dubai is a land free of taxes is sufficient to catch the attention of gadget freaks to the Dubai Shopping Festival. Apple, Sony, Bose, Vertu, Cross Gold, Acer, Fujitsu – best brands and latest products are available at dirt cheap prices.
8. Exotic Spices & Dry Fruits
Pick exotic dry fruits and scented spices like saffron or black cardamom which cost a leg and an arm here. The discounts will not be much but the taste makes them worth it.
Tips For Shopping at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
- Download the #MyDSF 2018-19 Offers app to stay updated on latest offers and deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19.
- Shop early,if you don’t want to miss the steal deal on your perfectly sized Jimmy Choo!
- Wear clothes in multiple layers. It is a smart and easy way to avoid the long never-ending queue for changing rooms.
- Be acquainted with the markets beforehand. Research well before you roll.
- Exploit the sale. Search for good picks besides what you need immediately.
Exclusive Deals in the Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Impossible Deals with Visa at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Register your Visa Card at http://www.visamiddleeast.com/dsf. Receive daily SMS notifications of exclusive deals from the global payments company in Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). Offers include discounts of up to 80 per cent on electronics, luxury goods, cars and entertainment. The promotion finishes on 1st February. Hurry up, they are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Infiniti Mega Raffle at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Win an Infiniti QX70 and Dh200,000 every day with the Infiniti Mega Raffle this DSF. To enter, buy raffle tickets costing Dh200 each from selected Eppco or Enoc petrol stations, along with other locations such as Global Village, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga Street and the Gold Souk. The daily draw takes place at Global Village next to Gate 2 every day at 10pm. The raffle concludes on 6th February.
Dubai Mall attractions for Dh250 at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Buy Emaar Retail’s Fab5 Pass and receive 45% off access to The Dubai Mall’s leisure attractions during DSF. The Dh250 pass includes one entry for an adult or child to Dubai Ice Rink, Kidzania, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Sega Republic and Reel Cinemas. Sega Republic entry includes Dh100 of credits. The pass expires on 1st February.
Extravaganza during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
The luxurious skyscrapers and the streets of Dubai will be vibrant with art and cultural performances from artists across the globe. These artists will entertain in the malls and the streets of Dubai all through the DSF. Several spectacular galas like movie festivals, firework displays, photo stereoscopic in the Burg Khalifa and sports events in Dubai will be a memorable experience to treasure in your life.
Beyond Shopping: Things to do at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Live Musical Performances at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
If you are planning to go to this grand Dubai fest, there is a lot more to do than just shopping. The fest sizzles with jaw-dropping celebrity performances, live music, entertaining street-performances, juggler acts, magic shows and more. There are colourful flash mobs and hearty Raffle draws as well.
Fun for Kids at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
If you are travelling with kids, there are various fun activities to keep them occupied. They can meet their favourite cartoon characters such as Pokemon, Casper and Tarzan. Fashionistas can explore the latest trends at Dubai Fashion Week and see the stunning transformation of Dubai Mall’s famous skating rink into ‘fashion on ice’ runway.
Fireworks at Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19
Another highlight of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2018-19 is the colorful and eye catching fireworks. The annual ritual is a mesmerizing experience irrespective of one’s age or gender. If you love adventure, opt for a desert safari and go dune bashing as well.