Dubai Shopping Festival & Summer Surprise
Dubai Shopping Festival
First organized by the government of Dubai in 1995, the Dubai Shopping Festival lasts for the whole month of January and is a celebration of retail therapy in all its forms. The festival is celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2017, making it the longest running festival of its kind. It’s best described as a January sale on hyperdrive. Throughout the month, shops and malls throughout the city have special offers on everything from jewelry to electronics and clothing. Prizes like cars, cash, and gold are raffled off, while performances of Bollywood concerts, ballets and Broadway shows complete your introduction to Dubai’s high life.
Dubai Summer Surprises
Capitalizing on the popularity of the Dubai Shopping Festival, the city has launched Summer Surprises, which typically takes place between June and September. This event is more family oriented, catering to the children who are on school vacation, so it’s a great way to spend the day with your kids. The Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina is conveniently located in the heart of the city, so it couldn’t be easier to hop into a taxi or onto public transport and make your way to the mall.