Dubai is currently the hot place to shop. Dubai is also one of the world’s most vibrant tourist destinations. Dubai Zoo, Dragon Mart, Ski Dubai, Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek, Camel Racing,etc. are the main attractions of Dubai. Nowadays Dubai Shopping Festival has become a main attraction of Dubai. DSF was first started in Feb1996 as a retail event by the Dubai Govt. Since then it has become an annual shopping festival and continues to promote tourism.
Every year Dubai shopping festival lives up to its promise of staging the most exciting activities for the whole family inspired by the theme one world, one family, one festival. More than two million visitors attend the Dubai shopping festival each year, with retail spending totalling in excess of US $ 1 billion. During DSF promotions & discounts make it possible for shoppers to buy branded products at extremely competitive prices.
The main focal point of the festival is the Global Village, where the international community gather together to display their culture and heritage through exhibitions of traditional handicrafts, clothing, music and dance. Another popular shopping spot during DSF is the Carpet Oasis. The exhibition shows thousands of unique, exclusive, handmade oriental &Persian carpets. DSF offers a variety of entertainment events such as nightly fireworks, laser shows, fashion shows, and music concerts. Festival also has daily raffle draws with lots of prizes. In addition to that the DSF has started an award ceremony for the Ideal Arab Mother, Ideal Family etc. Most airlines flying out of Dubai International Airport offer reduced airfare, along with the much needed excess baggage allowance during DSF.
The DSF2020 will be held from 26th December 2019 to 24th January 2020 over a period of 32 days. DSF 2020 is expected to be unique in its own way, as it welcomes visitors to a new season-The fifth season. Hence, while the rest of the world sees four seasons in a year, the Dubai visitors get to enjoy a fifth season, which is expected to be the best of all.