Where else in the world can you swim with sharks and step out of the experience to shop the world’s leading retail brands? Where else can you break off from your shopping spree to have a quick ski down a snowy mountain? In what other city can you spend the morning bartering for spices in a historic Arabian souq where traders have peddled their wares for hundreds of years – and then spend the afternoon sauntering down Fashion Avenue browsing for the latest designer handbag or luxury watch?
With over 95 shopping malls, Dubai is the A to Z of retail. With anchor stores including Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Galleries Lafayette, Fortnum and Mason and Marks and Spencer, virtually every global brand is on sale here, alongside a collection of home-grown boutiques and labels. In fact, Dubai ranks second in the world as being the city with the highest number of retailers represented. It’s no surprise that shopping is one of the primary reasons that visitors flock to the emirate every year and forms the theme of two month-long shopping festivals – Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises.
The globally renowned Dubai Shopping Festival is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and attracts millions of local, regional and global visitors. This year, The 22nd annual Dubai Shopping Festival started on 26 December 2016 to 28 January 2017. The month-long shopping extravaganza will be bigger, bolder, brighter and better than ever. The 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival promises an action-packed 34 days that includes 200 celebrities and influencers, 4,000 participating retailers, 5,000 retail promotions and AED 100 million in prizes to be won. Come see what DSF can do for you! Shop and win in Dubai.