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List Of Things To Do During The 2019 Dubai Shopping Festival

by Victor Matara

Shopping in Dubai will buy you everything you dream of, tax-free! From gold to electronics, cars to household items, street wares to latest luxury brands, jewellery to gems; everything under the sun is available here. Around 3 million people attend the event.

Those who believe money can’t buy happiness need to visit the Dubai Shopping Festival. Apart from the best shopping deals, this festival has many things which make it shine.

1. Visit the Global village

This undoubtedly the mainstay of the Dubai Shopping Festival. Just like the name goes, in Global Village, you will come across the mind-blowing cultural riches and specialities of more than 50  countries. Besides the exquisite shopping and dining choices, you will be a part of several enthralling fun and entertainment shows presented by exceptionally talented performers from all over the world.

2.  Visit The Malls of Dubai

The luxury malls of Dubai are a dream for all shopaholics. From international hi-end clothing brands, luxury watches, electronics, jewellery, cars to everything you desire is available. Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Burjman Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall and Festival City Mall are few of the amazing options available.

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3. Visit The ancient Souks of Dubai

Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Perfume Souk, Textile Souk and Souk Madinat are the most popular places to explore. These ancient markets have been trading since the ages of earliest sea trade. Each one has adopted the modern air-conditioned climate and safe buildings… Prepare to bargain as you find deals that are entirely impossible to resist. Gold, silver, jewels, spices, perfumes, clothing, bags and shoes are few of the allures.

4. Visit Streets

Don’t forget to visit the Al Seef Street that not only hosts the Dubai Shopping Festival bazaar but also promises to entertain you with the best of folk dances and amusement activities. It’s a perfect place to go with your friends and family. Another street that you should never miss is Al Rigga Street. The street features an array of family-oriented activities such as fun fair, the famous Monte Carlo Circus, a night bazaar and various talented street performers waiting to entertain you.

5. Visit The Dubai Festival Shopping Desert Camp

Here, you will experience camel and horse rides. Other highlights of the Desert camp include a barbecue facility and food court offering lavish local foods.

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6. Enjoy The Light Effects

Dubai has been known and praised worldwide for its light effects during the festival. Across land, air and sea, you are sure to witness the grandeur everywhere. So keep looking and admiring the unimaginable treat of light effects.

7 Attend The Layali Dubai Concert

It is usually held on the Burj Steps. Categorized into two nights of Arabic concert, this mesmerizing event will see gifted singers from the Arab world belting out popular and classic tracks.

8. Visit Promenade at Dubai Festival City

You can find all your needs here. Dances, fireworks and cinemas are all found here.  The view of the water is also stunning.
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9. Attend the Asianet Film Awards

Dubai Shopping Festival hosts various film festivals and Asianet Film awards happen to be one of them.  Here you will have an opportunity to see legendary movie stars being awarded.

10.  Enjoy Fireworks display

International fireworks companies gather with their fireworks display spectrum showcasing their latest arrangements of fireworks. For your best viewing of these displays, we recommend you be at Dubai Marina and Dubai Fountains and at the global village which has several international stalls from all over the world. Fireworks is a highlight of Dubai shopping festival and must feature your to-do list in Dubai during this festival.

Remember that along with unbeatable deals, the Dubai Shopping Festival is home to Guinness World Records, celebrity performances and plenty of amazing events to celebrate the emirate’s favourite pastime. From fashion flash mobs to live raffle drawings, there’s an event for everyone during DSF 2018, and don’t forget one of the hallmarks of DSF;  the fireworks. So, have the best of your life during this festival!

More than anything, Dubai is known for its impeccable and unparalleled hospitality. So while you are there, enjoy the hospitality of the honest and generous cosmopolitan Dubai locals and enjoy carefree under the strict patrol of the Dubai police which makes it the safest place on earth for one and all.


For only Ksh 65,000, you can be part of these amazing lifetime experiences. Call: +254721517130 or send an email to [email protected] for bookings and reservations. You can also visit www.trippygotours.com for more discounted packages.

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