The 23rd anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) have Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) planned out a month-long of awesome shopping experiences from 26 December 2017 till 27 January 2018. Here, we draw out 23 activities that you and your family can do at the festival.

Swim in Discounts

First thing first, get an exclusive DSF pass that give you up to 65% off at selected restaurants and top attractions in Dubai. Places like Kidzania, Aquaventure Waterpark, La Perla and Dubai Opera Restaurants are some of the amazing participating outlets.

Also, a chosen retail product or product range will be up for grabs at a great discounted price on every Friday in a specified outlet location for the DSF ‘Friday Surprise’.

Beauty Favourites

You and your girlfriends can check out the makeup workshops at Dubai Festival City Mall Robinsons or learn the art of perfume-making with household brands like Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Ralph Lauren from 2nd-15th January at Dubai Mall. In collaboration with Kielh’s, skincare lovers can purchase the unique DSF ‘Love Dubai’ range available only at Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates.

You can also meet Dubai’s social media influencers during the festival such as Joelle Mardinian, Noha Nabil, Mthayel Al Ali and Taim Al Falasi. Get more updates and information of the events on their website.

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Spirit of Festivities

While you stroll by the mall, be amazed with the musical extravaganza of live musicians and dance shows featuring top gymnasts firing up the house. The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence is also a popular spot for street performers and plate spinners during the festival. Firework shows will be held on every Thursday and Friday at 8pm for the entire month at Al Seef, La Mer and The Beach. La Mer is a new Carribbean beachside destination for carnival enthusiasts.

For more family-friendly activities, check out the list of entertainment shows that you and your kids can indulge in:

  1. Riverland™ Dubai outdoor cinema daily screening
  2. Mohammed Mounir and Magda El Roumi concert at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on 19 and 26 January respectively. Purchase the tickets on
  3. Light and musical show at Al Seef shopping district
  4. The Nutcracker and Gold Illusions shows at The Outlet Village
  5. Comedy drummers at Dragon Mart 2 (from 26th Dec 2017 – 1st Jan 2018) and Ibn Battuta Mall (from 2nd-15th Jan 2018)

Opportune Winnings

Bring your lucky charm with you as you can stand a chance to win 1kg gold with purchase of AED 500 and above at the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) so it’s time to stock up on your jewelleries ladies. If gold is not your best friend, you are also able to win some money through Raffle Tickets. Each day, one shopper will win the Infiniti QX60 automobile and AED 150,000 in cash while weekly prize offers AED 50,000 each for four winners.

Besides that, loyalty members of the Shukran, Club Apparel, Air Miles or Jashanmal Home Store can rejoice in the special club benefits and chance to win prizes during the festivals by using their loyalty cards to earn or redeem points. After all, shoppers who spend more than AED 200 at Dubai Shopping Malls Group are closers to winning cash and gift vouchers worth up to AED 1 million.

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