Dubai Shopping Festival 2023 - Why Is It So Popular?

Mabruqq's Editor TRAVEL Jan 21, 2023
Dubai Shopping Festival 2023 - Why Is It So Popular?

It's 2023 and the most awaited Festival of the year, The Dubai Shopping Festival is here. And let me to tell you this is not just a festival, it's a celebration of life, cuisines, people and the world we live in. Dubai, which organizes the largest shopping festival in the world has another feather in its hat apart from the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the largest mall - Dubai Mall, the Museum of the Future, the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and many other striking structures and landmarks.

The Dubai Shopping Festival 2023 is a massive treat for all shopaholics, party lovers  which brings together more than 1500 brands and offers steep discounts ranging from 25% to a whopping 95%. The best way to get great rates is to plan your trip to Dubai well in advance, which allows you to choose anything you want before it's too late.

Dubai Shopping Festival is a time when practically every part of Dubai makes attractive offers, making it endlessly entertaining to purchase goodies and attend events. Many outlets provide considerable discounts of up to 50% on gold jewelry, gadgets, timepieces, and fragrances.

Prepare for seven weeks of unforgettable celebrations that witness tourists pouring from all across the planet to take advantage of premium retail discounts, engaging competitions, lucky draws, musical events, food feasts and unique events in the capital city of UAE.

What is going to be different this year?

Visitors will be delighted by the new appearance of DSF, which is free entry and features likes social media backdrops, beach decorations and more. The milestone celebrations this year could include extra special programs like the dance performances from top artists and musical gigs.

You will also discover an outdoor market that has a fresh new design created keeping in mind this year's theme, NYC Industrial . There is  a dedicated kid's area to transport you to the streets of metropolitan Brooklyn and beyond, complete with classic New York City-inspired architecture and the bustling spirit of "The Big Apple."

There is something for every kind of shopper, including millennia, zoomers, and the in-between zillennials. With the greatest in urban streetwear, retro sportswear, and spectacular vintage must-haves, are ahead of the curve and will create the trends. You'll find people in luxury high fashion, boutique jewellers to inspiring men's, women's, and other collections from chic designers across the world. Discover yourself and even more must-haves by exploring every nook of Etisalat MOTB, including your next trademark scent as well as the best in children's clothing, home goods, and more. Foodies have a wealth of options. All day, every day, they can savor delectable goodies from locally produced food stops, trucks, and booths at the outdoor market at D3.

When is the Dubai shopping festival happening?

The annual Dubai Shopping Festival, which is in its 28th year brought Dubai's malls and shopping attractions to life. Shoppers will discover incredible discounts on everything from clothes and jewellery to gadgets and accessories from 15th December 2022 to 29th January 2023.

The main attraction of the Festival is the offerings seen in traditional souks and markets. Dubai, also known as the "City of Gold," is best visited during December and January each year which also happens to be the dates of Dubai Shopping Festival 2023. Explore the picturesque terrain of the city which is teeming with cultural vibrance and a wealth of attractions. The whole Dubai is surrounded by jaw-dropping deals and hours of enjoyment as the shopping paradise will put all on a shopping frenzy!

When did the Dubai Shopping festival begin?

Even before the opening of several of the city's top shopping malls, the Dubai Shopping Festival has a long history. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the current vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, gave the event its start in 1996 to establish Dubai as a top tourist destination and boost the travel and tourism industries. It was intended to be the first festival to encompass three key topics: shopping, awards, and family entertainment.

When the Dubai Shopping Festival began, the malls' Al Ghurair Mall and City Centre Deira were the first to take part, according to Ahmed Al Khaja, chief executive of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, who spoke to The National. Retailers from traditional marketplaces, high street stores, and the gold souq have contributed to DSF since the organization's establishment.

Dubai Shopping Festival Weekly Events

In addition to the yearly shopping extravaganza, Dubai Shopping Festival organizes a variety of events and each year has a fresh theme to delight the consumers.

  • The main attractions of DSF included live concerts, fireworks displays, stage presentations, brand promotions, art installations, and a drone show.
  • People not only could shop on the high street and at upscale stores, but they also had a chance to win huge rewards.
  • Every mall in Dubai hosts kid-friendly activities for all age groups and exhibitions that feature unique goods amid all the shopping and entertainment.
  • By purchasing tickets in advance you can take advantage of all these events and more. Tickets for the Dubai Shopping Festival are reasonably priced. The cost per individual is only $5.

Dubai Shopping Festival Musical Events

In its 28-year history, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) featured one of the most eclectic and exciting lineups of performers. It is time to enjoy all things musical in Dubai. People will see award-winning Egyptian singers Mohamed Hamaki and Ahmed Saad perform their well-known tunes at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on December 16th as the festival's opening weekend kicked off.

  • A star-studded array of performers took off to the stage at Dubai's Coca-Cola arena from December 19 to December 24. On December 19, Grammy-winning artist DJ Tiesto kicked off the musical spectacle.
  • On December 20, the Nigerian afrobeat king Wizkid performed on stage. In his debut live performance in Dubai on December 21, R&B legend NE-YO provided an electrifying display that featured some of the most popular songs.
  • The biggest music producer in the world, Deadmau5, played for one night only on December 22 as another performer had to make his debut in Dubai. On December 23, the multi-talented Egyptian icon Mohammed Ramadan animated the stage.
  • From 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is an ongoing event that is back with amazing prices, cutting-edge events, top-notch entertainment, and life-altering prizes.

This festival has developed over the past 28 years into a renowned celebration for locals, residents, and visitors alike. It is the longest-running event of its kind. This year's DSF experience was not to be missed because it is offering the ideal shopping therapy from a wide variety of local and international brands, live music, nightly events, outdoor markets, pop-up eating, and more.

DSF 2023 Summary

Whether you are a shopaholic or not, you are sure to pick something and cherish it for lifetime with your visit to the Dubai Shopping Festival. Not only is the festival full of live events, musical evenings, games fun, but it is also about celebrating the City of Dubai with people from every region around the world. The festival is sure to blend everything in the right quantity to make it a perfect mix and cater to the desires of one and all. The Dubai shopping festival is a never-to-be-missed event and everyone must try to experience it at least once for sure.

Don't wait, pack up, and land in Dubai for a complete shopping experience!