Dubai Shopping Festival

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Ravi Goel

Dubai Shopping festival was organized for the 1st time by the government of Dubai, in the year 1996. This world famous festival is known as a shopper’s paradise where you can view the best retail products. This festival is organized in order to promote trade and commerce in Dubai.

This Dubai shopping festival is considered to be known as the most exciting shopping festivals of Dubai. This festival is organized at the starting of a year and just before arrival of summer. Dubai shopping festival is something that has made Dubai proud

You will not only find the best electronic products, but can participate in many activities that are organized by the government. Film festivals, special events for youngsters, impressive street splays, night fireworks, International fashion shows, and many others are some of the cultural and entertainment programs that are organized for visitors.

Innovative programs are organized every year, which makes the Shopping festival unique and remarkable. This festival is another technique of promoting tourism in Dubai. No doubt it has been a matter of pride for Dubai. Their authorities ensure to organize remarkable events to attract many tourists. This festival also improves the economic condition of the country.

DSF, at 1st was started as a simple shopping event, where people get to view the best products. As time passed, this festival is also known for their various entertainment programs.

The 19th Dubai Shopping Festival will take place on January 2 next year, kicking off Dubai’s events calendar for 2014. The biggest shopping extravaganza in the Middle East helped to attract 4.66 million visitors during the same period last year, mainly from Russia, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Kingdom. The increased flow of tourism has a knock-on effect for Dubai’s hospitality sector, with hotels reporting a rise of 4.7 per cent last year with occupancy rates hitting 90 per cent.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), part of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, run the month-long shopping extravaganza. Laila Suhail, chief executive of DFRE, said: “We are very pleased to announce the dates for the next edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, the region’s best entertainment and shopping extravaganza.

“By announcing the dates now four months before DSF 2014 commences, we can provide everyone involved in organising the event — from retailers to hotel operators and travel agents here and overseas — adequate time for planning, preparing and implementing an extensive line-up of high-quality events and shopping promotions.” The first 18 shopping festivals attracted 47 million visitors to Dubai, injecting an estimated Dhs114 billion into the emirate’s economy.

It’s all going to be there. The glamour, the glitterazi, the shopping, the enthusiasm, the decorations, mascots, food, and an ornamental ambience which will make every gush of azure and fun filled breeze passing through you much more colorful and invigorating. Splurging will be all worth it. First time in your life, you are going to shed like a big spender and it will be all worth it.

The list is out and you’re invited! Visit Dubai Shopping Festival

Written by Ravi Goel