The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is set to make its grand return in a few days, marking its 29th edition. This highly anticipated annual shopping extravaganza is renowned not only for its incredible sales but also for its captivating drone shows, art events, and installations that are open to all, free of charge.
The drone shows will be held throughout the shopping festival.
The Dubai Shopping Festival’s (DSF) drone show is renowned as the longest-running drone light show in the region. This year, the show has partnered with Mohammed Saeed Harib, a prominent Emirati animator known for creating and producing the beloved cartoon series Freej. As a result, the show will incorporate an Emirati cultural element, adding a unique touch to the experience.
The first show, scheduled for 8 pm, will revolve around the significance of pearls and their historical and cultural importance in Dubai. The opening act will feature drones forming the city’s iconic cultural landscapes, showcasing the rich heritage of the region.
The second show, titled “Illustration of Dubai in the Future,” will take audiences on a captivating journey with an Emirati space explorer. This explorer will venture into the future through a portal, offering a glimpse of what lies ahead for Dubai.
Admission to the event is free; however, it is advisable to arrive early to secure a prime viewing spot.
- Timings: 8 pm and 10 pm daily.
- Location: Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR
Dubai Lights – light installations all over the city
According to Visit Dubai, the official online tourism platform of the emirate, an array of captivating light installations will adorn the entire city during the upcoming event.
Dubbed a mesmerizing fusion of light and sound, these enchanting installations are scheduled to take place from December 8, 2023, to January 14, 2024.
Four free light shows to attend during the Dubai Shopping Festival
1. Dubai Lights: Anooki
The Anooki characters were brought to life by the talented French designers, Moetu Batlle and David Passegand, who have placed a strong emphasis on environmental consciousness and sustainability.
This show can be seen at the following locations:
• Dubai Design District
• Al Seef
• Gold Souq
In addition to the captivating Anooki light show, vibrant neon light decorations will be elegantly installed throughout the bustling marketplaces of Al Seef and the Gold Souq.
2. Dubai Lights: Modesh Inflatable
Mirdif City Centre is thrilled to announce its upcoming event, the captivating ‘Modhesh Inflatable’ light-up show, showcasing the beloved DSF mascots – Modesh and Dana. Prepare to be mesmerized by this enchanting spectacle!
3. Dubai Lights: Festive Garden at Nakheel Mall
The Festive Garden at Nakheel Mall is set to host a delightful array of special holiday activities, catering to visitors of all ages. Best of all, admission is free!
Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of the garden, adorned with picturesque winter decorations that will transport you to a magical wonderland. Marvel at the mesmerizing water fountain installation, adding a touch of elegance and serenity to the surroundings. And of course, no festive celebration would be complete without a magnificent Christmas tree, standing tall and proud, spreading joy and cheer to all who behold it.
To further enhance the festive spirit, the garden will be adorned with dazzling light installations, illuminating the night sky and creating a truly captivating spectacle.
Located at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, Nakheel Mall provides the perfect backdrop for this enchanting experience. So mark your calendars and join us at the Festive Garden for an unforgettable holiday celebration.
4. Dubai Lights: Amazon Wonder at West Beach
Dates: December 13, 2023, to January 30, 2024.
Immerse yourself in a captivating light show featuring life-size installations of Amazonian parrots and breathtaking artworks showcasing the vibrant beauty of flowers and leaves from the world’s largest tropical rainforest.
This awe-inspiring event is completely free to attend and will be open daily for your enjoyment.
Location: Join us at West Beach, situated along the picturesque Palm Jumeirah beach strip.