Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), running from January 1 to February 1, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and a number of participating entities have announced huge offers to entice customers.
Consumer electronic retailers have big discounts; weekly raffles are on across ENOC and EPPCO stations for Nissan and Infinity cars; and most stores across the city are featuring price reductions.
As we enter the last week of the festival, we take a look at some of the more extravagant deals on offer this year.
1. Damac – Buy a house, get a Mercedes Benz or Aston Martin car free
Luxury real estate developer Damac Properties, which has given away cars, speed boats and even private islands to property buyers during past editions of DSF, is giving away luxury cars this year.
This year, new owners will be presented with the 2015 models of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz-GL Class SUV and the Mercedes- Benz SLK 200 Roadster.
The promotion runs across the developer’s portfolio – including golf course-facing villas in the AKOYA by DAMAC development, private apartments with interiors by FENDI Casa within DAMAC Residenze in Dubai Marina, luxury serviced apartments in the Burj Area and Versace-styled villas on the Palm Jumeirah.
2. Buy a Mitsubishi car, get a chance to win another free
Al Habtoor Motors is offering Mitsubishi car buyers the chance to win another car free, for purchases made during the month-long DSF.
Customers can get a voucher from Al Habtoor Motors and put it into the draw, which will be held on March 8, 2015.
The distributor is also offering free insurance for one year, warranty for five years or 100,000 km and 3M tinting and scotch-gard as part of its DSF special deal.
3. Use your Mashreq credit card, win a stay at Atlantis The Palm hotel
Mashreq credit and debit card users have the chance to win tickets to the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark or a stay at the luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah this DSF.
With every spend of Dhs5,000, users receive two tickets to Aquaventure, with the offer open to a maximum of three vouchers for six entries.
Users spending Dhs20,000 win a one-night/two-day stay at Atlantis The Palm with their families, while those spending Dhs30,000 on their cards can avail a two-nights and three days stay package.
The stay package includes complimentary breakfast, unlimited access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chamber Aquarium and a two for one spa voucher.
4. Buy gold, enter a draw to win gold and diamonds
DSF has traditionally been renowned for its mega gold deals and this year is no different, with the Gold and Jewellery Mega Raffle offering shoppers the chance to win up to Dhs15 million in daily, weekly and final prizes including 100kg of gold and 40 carats of diamond.
Shoppers will be entitled to one raffle coupon upon gold purchases of Dhs500 or more and will receive two raffle coupons when spending Dhs500 or more on diamond jewellery at any of the 500 participating outlets.
5. Shop at ENOC /EPPCO stores, get a chance to win a Nissan car
Customers spending Dhs20 at convenience store ZOOM or at Pronto, Dhs30 at a ENOC/EPPCO car wash or Dhs100 for an oil change or any AutoPro service receive raffle coupons to enter the Nissan Grand Raffle.
The raffle coupons will be entered into a daily draw for a Nissan car and a weekly draw for a Nissan Patrol, which is being given away as a DSF 20th Anniversary Special. The 10 Nissan models in the daily draw include Micra, Sunny, Sentra, Tiida, Altima, X-Trail, Murano, Z370, Pathfinder and Armada.
6. Use your Visa card, and get a chance to win a holiday to London, Paris and Milan
For shoppers using Visa cards, a receipt worth at least Dhs300 will get them a chance to spin the Visa-Wheel at The Dubai Mall between January 12-25, to win several prizes.
Shoppers can also enter a lucky draw to win a luxurious fashion trip to London, Paris, Milan or Dubai,along with an accompanying personal shopper.
A social media campaign also offers people a chance to win a $500 Visa prepaid card to shop during DSF.