The 25th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival kicked off last week with an incredible grand opening ceremony.
The massive city-wide shopping festival started on Boxing Day (Thursday December 26) with huge savings – and an equally impressive two-day live show.
The festival launched with a huge opening ceremony at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 3pm. Cheb Khaled, Sherine Abdel Wahab and Hussain Al Jassmi all played a fantastic free concert in Burj Park in Downtown Dubai on day one, while a day later, former One Direction star Liam Payne and singer-songwriter Jorja Smith entertained Dubai shoppers. Over the two days there was a range of awesome different activities, light shows, live entertainment, plus a dedicated Burj Khalifa light show, wowing the crowds.
Music-lovers were able to create their own tunes with different instruments, and a unique music sensory experience, where their voices were turned into a light tunnel.
There was loads of fun for all the family, too, with a crafting station for kids, a ball pit, a huge jigsaw game, and a Golden Ticket Booth, where 25 lucky winners got their hands on golden tickets and massive prizes.
And not only has there been a fantastic opening event, fireworks fans will have been thrilled to enjoy free displays this week. There are free fireworks every day of the festival around the city, including at The Beach, Al Seef, La Mer, Dubai Festival City, The Pointe and Dubai Frame. For all the dates, click here.
Meanwhile Dubai Opera’s Grand Theatre showed a special performance of the dearly departed Egyptian icon Umm Kulthum using holographic projections. A live orchestra with 20 musicians and a performance from Sana’a Nabil, Umm Kulthum’s granddaughter delighted fans too on Thursday December 26 and Friday 27.
And in a further treat for music fans, Pakistani singer-songwriting sensation Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk on Friday December 27.
More than 3,500 outlets are offering up to a whopping 90 percent off across various product lines until Saturday February 1 – so it’s time to get out there and bag yourself a bargain.
The sales kicked off with a whopping 12-hour promotion on Boxing Day where shoppers got up to 90 percent off thousands of products at Majid Al Futtaim malls, including Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deir. As well as City Centre Deira, City Centre Me‘aisem, City Center Al Barsha, City Center Al Shindagha. 25 winners even took home Dhs10,000 vouchers to spend at MAF malls.
With new concerts, concepts, events, markets, raffles, giveaways, competitions, huge sales and so much more to explore, don’t miss this amazing event. Dubai Shopping Festival runs all the way through until Saturday February 1, so you have plenty of time to get in on the fun and the savings.
For all the photos from the fantastic opening ceremony, click here.
There’s loads more still to come, so for more massive, magnificent things to do and ways to save money in Dubai this Dubai Shopping Festival 2019, click here.
Dubai Shopping Festival: Thu Dec 26-Sat Feb 1 2020, www.mydsf.ae