Dubai Shopping Festival dates extended

The annual shopping extravaganza begins in December



The annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has now been extended by a week and will now be held from December 26, 2018 to February 2, 2019, the organisers have revealed.

This is the 24th edition of the shopping festival and will be the longest one to date, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) confirmed.

This year’s edition will begin with a ‘Five Week Sale’ featuring over 700 brands participating across 3,200 outlets.

The ’12-hour Sale’ will also be held across Majid Al Futtaim malls on December 26, giving shoppers 25-90 per cent discounts and exclusive offers.

Similar to the last edition, DSF will also hold ‘Weekend Deals’ throughout the festival, with the location and details revealed 24 hours earlier.

Another repeat event is ‘Market Outside The Box’ at Burj Park, which saw over 80 local and international brands take part last year.

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Along with huge shopping discounts, the event will also offer raffle draws with prizes including luxury cars, gold and cash.

Other events planned during DSF include concerts featuring famous artists, firework displays, and cultural activities in malls.

“Dubai Shopping Festival is one of the most popular festivals in the Retail Calendar and is enjoyed by thousands of residents and tourists alike each year,” said Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of DFRE.

“Such was the success of last year’s festival, and we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever before with an elongated, five-week programme of events, promotions and family entertainment.”