Dubai Shopping Festival
Night lights at Dubai Shopping Festival © Mohammed Shakkeer
The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) was started in 1996 by the government to promote retail trade in the city, and has since grown into the foremost shopping event in the world, an annual extravaganza of shopping and entertainment that promotes tourism and attracts millions of people from around the world to Dubai every year. The city is already known as a shopping paradise, but for a whole month thousands of retail outlets offer further specials, with hotels, travel companies and airlines also extending special discounts to visitors during this period.
Venue: Throughout the city, but the main focal point of the festival is the Global Village, Emirates Road
Date: January and February every year