The biggest shopping festivals in Dubai

Dubai is undoubtedly a “shopper’s paradise” with brands to cater every budget, style, and interest. Besides the residents, visitors from all over the world flock the city throughout the year to grab the best and tax-free deals from an array of products including garments, electronics, accessories, jewelry, and home décor.

To cater to the demand of shoppers, Dubai hosts several shopping festivals that are an attraction in themselves too. Here, let’s take a look at the annual promotions in Dubai that take place at all major shopping malls.

  1. Dubai Shopping Festival

A staple part of Dubai calendar, the Dubai shopping festival is an extravagant shopping and entertainment event. Consumers can avail promotions in Dubai on everything from daily use products to luxury goods. The malls of Dubai also giveaway prizes during the DSF, which includes luxury cars, cash prizes, and even gold.

Additionally, malls such as the Ibn Battuta Mall become entertainment stages and offer fun events for the whole family.

There is also a DSF carnival at the parks in Dubai that appeals to all ages with theatres and plays along with different fun activities.

Date: 26 December 2018 2 February 2019

  • Dubai Summer Surprises

As anticipated by the name, the DSS is an event for the summer months of the year. Usually initiated after the month of Ramadan ends, the Dubai Summer Surprises is set up to attract people to spend time at the air-conditioned malls and get away from the bolstering heat of the deserts.

Similar to the DSF, all major malls and shopping outlets participate in the Summer Sale event. The DSS offers different promotions, giveaways, and discounts on variety of products.

Date: June 22 – August 4

  • Gitex Festival

Gitex of the Gulf Information Technology Festival is the event to visit if you are looking for the best deals on electronic items such as laptops, TV, smartphones, tablets, and home appliances. During the Gitex, don’t forget to visit electronic shops such as the Sharaf DG and E-Max at the Ibn Battuta Mall for the best offers in Dubai and various giveaways.

Additionally, don’t be surprised to find huge promos like a free TV with a laptop and a smartphone on a purchase of tablet.

The Dubai World Trade Center is also the most exclusive trading show site during the Gitex.

Date: 6 October – 10 October 2019

Seasonal offers in Dubai

Besides the annual sale events, malls in Dubai host organize several sales throughout the year such as the mid-season sale, holiday sale, end-of-year, etc. to take full advantage of the promotional events, make sure to stay updated with the websites of different brands and get ready to shop!

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