All roads will lead to Dubai on 2nd January as the 19th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival opens in grand style with a series of exciting events and activities aimed at giving residents and visitors from around the world a dream start to their DSF journey in Dubai.
A wide array of attractions on the opening day of DSF will set the tone for the rest of the internationally renowned extravaganza which concludes on 2nd February after entertaining, rewarding and taking visitors on a 32-day journey of memorable experiences.
Shoppers will have the opportunity to win prizes worth half a million dirhams on the opening day in line with the festival theme “Shop at Your Best” at the DSF Lucky Shopper hosted by Sama Dubai TV at various shopping malls along with competitions by local radio stations.
Shopaholics can also sprint their way to the malls to cherry pick the best of the “Shop At Your Best” bargains that await them at several outlets and shopping centers throughout the city. For those with a penchant for arts and culture, the Carpet & Arts Oasis beckons them at Dubai Festival. A lucky visitor to this popular DSF attraction stands to win a beautiful silk carpet as the prize in a raffle draw that will be held on the opening day.
Families and tourists can get an indication of things to come during the month-long excitement across the city from the series of events and activities that will take place on the opening day covering, entertainment, culture and the biggest carnival parade in the history of DSF.
Win Prizes Worth Half A Million Dirhams
Visitors have the opportunity to win half a million dirhams in prizes through programmes and competitions run by Sama Dubai TV and local radio stations. Shoppers at the city’s leading shopping malls including The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Festival City Mall can participate in Sama Dubai TV’s DSF Lucky Shopper where the presenters will randomly select a few people from the crowd and give away prizes and gifts to participants who provide the maximum number of correct answers to general questions about the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Celebrate the opening day of DSF at Al Seef Street where the biggest carnival parade in the history of DSF will provide a visual feast to the festival. Around 1,000 performers in funny, freak and fashionable attire, musicians, dancers, acrobats performing antics, gymnasts, clowns, stilt walkers, inflatable and animal characters will be performing at this exciting carnival,
Carpet & Art Oasis
Families and tourists keen on cultural entertainment can head off to the Dubai Festival City to be a part of the Carpet & Art Oasis, which is a unique exhibition of some of the world’s rarest and largest carpets and rugs from around the world. Featuring attractive patterns that are interwoven with a wide variety of colorful tones, the carpet and rugs collection at the Carpet & Art Oasis will introduce the visitors to designs and patterns native to different regions of the world such as Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, India, China, Turkmenistan and Pakistan. Besides the eclectic carpet display, the exhibition will also showcase a captivating assortment of unique artworks and handicrafts. All the visitors to the Carpet & Art Oasis will be entered into a raffle draw and get a chance to take home a lovely silk carpet.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil
Fans of the legendary King of Pop can rush to the Dubai World Trade Center to celebrate and savor the musical flavors that have captured the hearts of countless music aficionados for innumerable number of years. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil will give an enthralling start to DSF’s opening day. Through their startling musical performances featuring Michael Jackson’s timeless hits, the artists will deliver a spellbinding show that emulates the singer’s love and dedication for pop music. The show will come alive with a much-anticipated cirque flair oozing out of every element of the performance.
The opening day of DSF will culminate with several showers of mesmerizing fireworks that will be set off starting 7 pm at various locations in the Dubai Creek. The Dubai night sky will illuminate to an impressive array of pyrotechnics display, as families get transfixed to the massive galaxy of colors, designs and roaring sounds that usher in the celebrations of the 19th edition of the festival that offers an unmatchable shopping experience to all its visitors.
DSF Music Nights
Cherished Arabic performers, Fares Karam and Hatem Al Iraqee will also be in town to get the party vibe going at night through their musical concerts at the Burj Park from 9 pm to 11 pm. Both the singers will take centre-stage as they make the first evening of the DSF come alive with their sparkling performances.
Infiniti Mega Raffle
The excitement surrounding the opening day of the DSF will be elevated to new heights with the life-changing Infiniti Mega Raffle. The name of the first lucky winner of the mega raffle will be announced at Global Village between 10 pm and 11 pm, who will delightfully take home two Infiniti luxury cars QX60 and G25 plus a whopping cash prize of AED 100,000.