Forget the credit crunch and spend your way to a better bank balance!
This year’s shopping festival, which kicks off next Thursday, will have the best deals to date.
4000 shops across 40 malls will participate in slashing prices on big-name brands throughout the month-long fiesta, from Jan 15- Feb 15.
DSF 2009 will also include big-win draws like the The Lexus Mega Raffle and Nissan Grand Raffle. Additionally, the Mashreq Millionaire Raffle on February 10 will give away a whopping Dhs4 million, while the Enoc-Eppco Raffle on February 15 will give hand one lucky winner an apartment in Jumeirah Village worth Dhs3 million.
The Lexus Mega Raffle has been a stand-out attraction since it was launched in DSF. The opportunity to win luxury cars, coupled with thousands of dirhams in cash, has never been so appealing.
A total of 977 Lexus cars have been given away so far since the first draw was held in 1996. The 2009 Lexus Mega Raffle will give away two Lexus models, the RX 350 and the ES 350, in addition to 100,000 in cash prizes.
The twist in the raffle is that the 100,000 cash prizes will be dispensed in various currencies in another draw where the winner picks a currency.
Featuring various currencies - ranging from the pound sterling, US dollar, euro, Turkish lira, to the Argentinian pesos and Iranian tomman - each winner could end up taking home cash prizes from Dhs300 to a massive Dhs700,000. Raffle buyers stand the chance to win prizes worth up to Dhs1 million every day. Raffle tickets for the Nissan Grand Raffle are available at all ENOC and Eppco fuel stations, in addition to a host of retail outlets across Dubai.
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Catherine Blackmore Jan 18, 2009 09:55 am
This is an irresponsible question. Whilst the whole nature of your magazine is to inform and entertain that does not mean you should encourage your readers to spend beyound their means. We have enough of those people already over committed and now some of them are losing their jobs. Of course people will be attracted to goods that are reduced by do they need them? Can they afford theM? Yesterday I visited Festival Ciity and Deira City Centre and found that at the first discounts on what I wanted to buy were non-existant so can you imagine my surprise when I arrived at Deira to find that most of the shops had great deals and some of the top name shops had fantastic deals. Only goes to show do not buy at the first shoppping centre one visits.