Dubai Shopping Festival
One of the most popular seasonal events in Dubai is the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). It is the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East. The festival takes place every winter and offers an array of discounts, competitions, prizes, fireworks and entertainment. Along with unbeatable deals, DSF is also the home to the Guinness World Records, celebrity performances and plenty of amazing events to celebrate the emirate's favorite pastime.
The Dubai Shopping Festival started in 1996 to promote trade in the UAE and around the world. It gets larger and more extravagant each year. Although shopping is the main feature, this event offers mall-based entertainment and early evening shows. From fashion flash mobs to live raffle drawings, there's something for everyone during DSF.
Festival EntertainmentThe festival runs from mid-January to the end of February and kicks off with a grand opening night around the famous Dubai Creek featuring various light shows, fireworks and other entertaining activities. The amazing in-mall entertainment is another great attraction throughout the festival, featuring events like fashion shows and performances from musicians, street performers, jugglers and other entertainers.
The stylish Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City is conveniently situated nearby all of the city’s major shopping destinations, including the Mall of the Emirates, Marina Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service to most shopping destinations and downtown Dubai Media City. This sophisticated hotel features elegant guest rooms, a relaxing spa and some of the best Dubai restaurants, perfect for rejuvenating after a day of shopping.