The Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual event whick takes place every winter with a wide range of discounts, competitions, prizes, fireworks and entertainment.
Dubai Shopping Festival offers amazing shopping discounts, which attracts travellers from all over the world searching for bargains. The first festival was held in in 1996 as an initiative of the Dubai government to promote trade, and every year it gets bigger and better. As well as being a retail festival, Dubai Shopping Festival is also a family festival with a large focus on shopping mall-based entertainment and early evening shows. Traditionally, the festival runs from mid-January to the end of February and it kicks off with a huge opening night that features light shows and fireworks across the Dubai Creek, the fireworks are then continued throughout the entire festival. Other events associated with Dubai Shopping Festival range from in-mall fashion shows, musicians, street performers, jugglers and other entertainers.
You will find Dubai to be a true shoppers paradise when the 2012 Dubai Shopping Festival kicks off, and as well as the malls with their designer stores you can enjoy traditional souks and Karama, a traditional district of Dubai which is renowned as a centre for cheap furniture and the covert sale of imitation branded goods such as handbags and watches. Gold is also a popular product and Dubai’s gold souk is not to be missed.
Another unique feature to Dubai are the pink -roofed taxis which wait outside Dubai’s shopping malls and public buildings and are exclusively for women or mothers with young children, and are exclusively driven by female drivers.
Its still not too late to arrange a trip to the 2012 Dubai Shoping festival which takes place from Thursday 5th January until Sunday 5th February 2012. There are many direct flights to Dubai from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle operated by Emirates Airways and offering excellent value. Ask Conexo Travel to combine one of these flights with an excellent value hotel in Dubai and get ready to enjoy the Dubai Shopping Festival.