16 June 2013| Last updated on 6 July 2015
Dubai Shopping Festival
The Dubai Shopping Festival which started in February, 1996 has since become a great tourist attraction for visitors from around the world.
Besides discounted shopping sometimes up to nearly 75%, there are other activities for the whole family such as raffle draws, music concerts, fashion shows, children’s events and lots more.
Initially, Dubai Shopping Festival was conceived as a pure retail event, the primary aim of which was to revitalise the retail trade in Dubai. It was later developed into a comprehensive tourism product in line with Dubai's far-sighted stance to set global standards in every field.
Dubai Shopping Festival is basically a shopping paradise. Dubai is know around the world as such a paradise throughout the year, but they really lay out the red carpet during shopping festival month, with over 2,300 retails outlets participating, that offer everything imaginable from gold, perfume, haute couture, cars, electronics to handicrafts and textiles.
There are other events as well, including international fashion shows, children's events, streetside performances, nightly fireworks, film festivals, and many other cultural events that reflect the emirate's cosmopolitan character.
The mega shopping and entertainment event is held every January!