A total of Dh6 million worth of gold will be up for grabs at the Dubai Shopping Festival. It is equivalent to 24 kilograms of gold. And that’s not all. The upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival is going to be a delight for shoppers, offering an array of luxury cars and family sedans, along with up to 90 percent discounts in Dubai’s top malls.
The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment announced its DSF calendar. Here are the top highlights.
When does it start?
DSF began on December 15 and run until January 30, 2022. This is the 27th edition of the longest-running shopping festival in the world.
Raffle draws are a big draw
The month-and-a-half long festival will offer people various chances to win in raffle draws – from the Nissan Grand Raffle, where people who fill petrol at Enoc stations stand a chance to win Nissan Kicks, Patrol, X-TERRA or X-TRAIL, to the INFINITI Mega Raffle, where a purchased raffle ticket will give participants a chance to win an INFINITI QX80 and Dh100,000 in cash every day. Besides the DSF Mega Cash Prize Draw, there is also the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Raffle as well as weekly raffles held by malls across Dubai.
Local residents who have lived in the UAE for a long time will remember the first few years of DSF’s open markets organized on both sides of Dubai Creek. During the best winter days in the UAE, shoppers can once again enjoy good food, buy knick-knacks, and engage in family activities at the outdoor markets. Etisalat Market OTB in Burj Park and DSF Market in Al Seef are two examples.
Fireworks and drone shows
There will also be daily fireworks and drone shows to add to the festivities.
Schedule for the fireworks show
- December 16
- Dubai Festival City Mall, Al Seef, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai Frame, La Mer – 8:30 pm
- December 17-22
- Dubai Festival City Mall – 8:30 pm
- December 23-30
- La Mer – 8:30pm
- December 31
- Al Seef, La Mer, The Beach, opposite JBR – 11:59pm
- January 1-12
- Al Seef – 8:00pm
- January 13-22
- The Beach, opposite JBR – 9:30 pm (7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on weekends)
- January 23-29
- The Pointe – 9:00pm
The following locations will also host a drone show every day at 7 pm and 9.30 pm:
- Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island
- The Beach opposite JBR
The big sales
From December 26, there will be discounts of 25 to 75 percent. At Majid Al Futtaim malls as well as Dubai Mall, there are 12-hour flash sales with discounts of up to 90 percent. Details on the dates of the flash sales will be announced later.