What’s your favourite DSF experience? What’s the best bargain you’ve dug out? We ask shoppers to share their secrets
Time Out Dubai staff
Ruth Christian, 25, Indian
Do you take advantage of the deals on offer each year at DSF? Yes! In fact, it’s my favourite time of the year to shop.
What’s the best bargain you ever found? A burgundy leather jacket…smooth as butter and the price was real easy on the wallet.
Where’s your favourite mall to shop? Tough one…City Centre for the larger part of my previous DSF shopping sprees, but Dubai Mall is definitely high on the list of favourites now! You can’t skip Global Village and other festive spots …they’re different to malls, you find the odd bits that make any girl feel like she’s walking on sunshine!
Did you watch the fireworks last year? You can’t miss them!
Do you have any secret stores that you always head to? The last minute bargains at Global Village are ace. Throw away prices and an exciting mix of shoes, clothes and pure leather jackets!
Klara Zakis, 24, Britis
Is this your first DSF shopping experience? Yes.
What are you looking forward to? I’m imagining hundreds of unbelievable bargains. I’m hoping to get some designer investment pieces. Treat myself.
Do you have your eye on any items or shops particularly? Yes I’m actually on the look-out for winter stuff that I’m hoping will be severely discounted as I plan to travel to a lot of cooler climes in the coming months and at the moment I have nothing suitable to wear. Will you be going to watch the Creek fireworks? I love fireworks and so does Dubai. So I’ll be there.
What malls will you be hitting this year? Dubai Mall probably as it has my favourite selection of shops.
What’s your favourite store in Dubai? Boutique One.
Helen Pletts 25, British
What’s the best bargain you ever found at DSF? I got two pairs of shoes, one French connection and the other from Kurt Geiger, for Dhs300!
Where’s your favourite mall to shop? Mall of the Emirates or Marina Mall as not too many people go there, so you can get better things on sale. How has DSF grown over the years? It seems a lot bigger that before but the deals aren’t as good anymore; the discounts aren’t as large. Did you go to any of the entertainment activities planned last year? I didn’t know what was on but I did come across some, when shopping at the malls.
Do you have any secret stores that you always head to? New Look in Marina Mall because there’s never a lot of shoppers. There are discount shoe shops I go to but I’m not telling you where!