This 2019 Dubai Shopping Festival runs from 26th December to 26th January 2019. It isn’t just about finding bargains and taking part in the ultimate retail therapy, there is also a wide range of great entertainment for the whole family. You can take in live concerts, fashion shows, firework displays and some amazing theater too. Online shopping might be taking off but 62% of people in the Middle East still prefer visiting the incredible stores and malls that are on offer. Here are some of the things to look out for during the festival season.
Showstopping firework displays
In the winter months, Dubai comes alive at night. The magnificent firework displays during the festival add even more magic to this. Every weekend you can visit different luxury locations and watch the sky come alight. Check out The Beach at JBR and Dubai Creek to see some of the most dazzling displays. The biggest spectacular will be on New Year’s Eve, a favorite for all the family.
Sale Season bargains
There is a five week sale season over the course of the shopping festival that includes over 3,200 different retail outlets and more than 700 brands to choose from. One of the most popular days is 26th December, when there is a special 12 hour sale at all Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls. Customers can expect to save between 25-90% on their purchases. There are also special weekend deals that will be announced at short notice, so you’ll have to keep your ear to the ground to grab those bargains!
One of the joys of the Dubai Shopping Festival is the outdoor markets – they simply come alive. There is some amazing artisan shopping to have at Burj Market in downtown Dubai. Last year’s festival featured more than 80 emerging brands, both local and international. This year promises even more fun fashion and a great atmosphere. The vibrant Market OTB is also the perfect place to visit to experience the thrills of the festival. They are hosting a line up of diverse performances in drama, dance and music too. Market OTB has an excellent selection of food trucks offering a variety of cuisines from classic Asian street food, to American burgers. Some of Dubai’s most famous homegrown cafes and restaurants host pop-up eateries during the shopping festival.
At the 2019 Dubai Shopping Festival, there is something for everyone. From fireworks to phenomenal shopping experiences, you can enjoy so much that the city has to offer.