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Dubai Shopping Festival promises fun-filled experience with exclusive deals, concerts and more 

The Department of Dubai Economy and Tourism has organized a roadshow event in Cairo’s glamorous Nile Ritz Carlton hotel, which aims to promote the 28th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival event, which will run this year from December 15 until January 29.

The head of GCC and MENA International Operations at Dubai Economy and Tourism Ahmad al-Marri, explained that “The annual Dubai Shopping Festival is an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience the very best the city has to offer. The festival has witnessed great turnout and success year after year and has remained as one of the most anticipated events not only in the UAE, but also in the region.”

“We are thrilled to meet with and collaborate with our partners to encourage visitors across the region to spend their holiday in Dubai and make the most of the offers and events during DSF. On top of all the exciting activities, the cooler weather is also ideal to explore both the newly-opened attractions alongside the popular tourism sights across the city,” he added.

“Egypt remains as one of the top-performing markets for Dubai and the roadshow sets sights on boosting visitation in the emirate during major events like DSF.  We are looking forward to welcoming all travelers from families, couples, groups of friends, to another exciting and unforgettable installment of Dubai Shopping Festival.”

Egypt ranks in 11th place in Dubai’s list of top source markets, while Dubai saw a 34 percent visitation increase from Egypt between 2021-2022.

Shopping deals to die for

Incredible prizes await lucky visitors, including the likes of Lucky Receipt, Greatest Deal of the Year, Golden Ticket, and Share Millionaire alongside exclusive shopping/dining deals and mega raffles you won’t want to miss.

Thrilling concerts

But the Dubai Shopping Festival has more to offer than just business opportunities – a plethora of live concerts, special outdoor  community activities, family programs and more cultural events await.

The opening ceremony on December 16 sees superstars Mohamed Hamaki and Ahmed Saad perform at the Coca-cola arena, while the Winter Music Fest brings in Bollywood singers Kanika Kapoor and Jasleeen Royal.

DXB will be hosting free shows at temporary stages from January 6-15, set across 12 different locations.

And if that wasn’t enough, various family entertainment programs bring in 400 performances of family oriented fun, with international tour shows and more.

The festival will also host the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market, which gives food-lovers an array of stalls to try out a unique assortment of delicious food, while families can partake in various events such as four-lane bungee jumping, viewing live bands, and even a ride on a North Pole train.

Winter wonders

For those wanting to get into the festivities, Expo City Dubai host wondrous winter-themed events starting November 23 until January 8.

Families and holiday-lovers alike can enjoy innovative stage shows, artistic performances and parades, the most prominent being the the Nutcracker ballet from Russia’s La Classique troupe, hosted at the Dubai Opera stage from December 16-17. Additionally, technological marvels await, such as the the Drone light show and Sky Castle, while incredible firework shows light up each evening sky.

For 49 days, the events will be in locations such as Dubai Festival City Mall, Downtown, al-Seef, Bluewaters Island and more.

Photo credit: Visit Dubai website.

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