Shopper's Paradise - The Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the most awaited global shopping carnival is due to start from 20th January, '11 and continue till 20th February, '11. It's a 32day long event which has become an annual shopping, entertainment, and cultural extravaganza that promotes tourism in Dubai and draws millions of people from around the world each year.
Tax free shopping at DSF is the biggest attraction for bargain hunters, who can buy imported items like watches, perfumes, jewellery by leading world-renowned brands at a discount ranging from 5 % to 75 %. Besides the tax free discounted rates, shopping lovers can also enjoy and indulge in the fabulous free gifts, and also get a chance to win an LX570 and AED 100,000 cash daily in the Lexus Mega Raffle.
What to look out for at DSF 2011:
Some of the major category of products that Dubai shopping festival is renowned for, includes:
Gold: Gold is an integral part of the festival and a must buy because of it quality and the attractive & competitive prices. Bangles, necklace, bracelets, rings and much more are available in 22, 21 and 18 carat gold.
Cars: The shopping festival is also known for its glamorous display of luxury cars like Lexus, BMW, Mercedes and many others, which is sure to overpower you.
Clothes: Without apparel/clothes shopping any shopping spree remains incomplete. There are plethora of brands and designer stores all over the place which makes the festival a shopper's paradise.
Carpets: Carpet Oasis is a very popular shopping spot for exclusive variety of carpets. Different kinds of rugs from various parts of the world, Persian, oriental, handmade, exclusive and other unique floor-spreads variety are showcased in the exhibition.
Electronics: Since generally computers and other electronic products are significantly cheaper in Dubai and UAE as a whole, so at the festival your chances of getting the best of best deals is quite high.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are several other products like Kitchenware - utensils, electronic gas ovens, chimneys, etc; Household goods - home decors, bed covers, cushion covers etc; Furnishing goods - like bedroom-sets, sofa-sets and many others; Watches & Perfumes - a huge collection of watch brands and perfumes; And a plethora of Spices.
The theme of the DSF is One World, One Family, One Festival where participating countries set up their pavilions at the famous Global Village. It's estimated that around 6000 retail outlets and 50 shopping malls will participate in the 2011 Dubai shopping festival.
Beside shopping carnival, the DSF is also known for its exciting events that include spectacular fireworks at opening and closing ceremony, International concerts, Raffles, Nissan Grand Raffle, Creations (Fashion Show), Business conventions, Book Fairs, DSF Desert Camps, Night Shopping, Kids events, Sporting events and Heritage events, which provides for complete family entertainment.
For all those who are ready to be a part of the grand Dubai Shopping Festival, wish you a fascinating experience. And for all who may miss it this year, hope you make it next year. Happy shopping!