Dubai Shopping Festival: 25 brilliant things to do this week

Shows, bargains, prizes and more to be found as the 25th DSF anniversary celebrations continue

Dubai Shopping Festival: 25 brilliant things to do this week

Events, experiences and concerts

Amr Diab Live
The legendary Egyptian performer will be playing many of his classic hits from across the years when he takes to the stage at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday January 24.

An Audience with Harry Redknapp
Former Tottenham, Portsmouth and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp will be regaling stories from his time at the top of the football pyramid at this event on Friday January 31 at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in JBR.

Chinese New Year
The city is alive with deals and festivities to celebrate the Year of the Rat. See fireworks at Dubai Festival City and a sale at Mall of the Emirates.

Daily Fireworks
Across the city, throughout Dubai Shopping Festival, you can check out some amazing daily fireworks displays. Head to The Beach, AL Seef, La Mer, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Creek, The Pointe and Dubai Frame.

Fortnite at Market Outside The Box
Gamers, hit pause for a moment because there’s something in town just for you. Head over to Dubai Shopping Festival featuring Fortnite, a unique multi-faceted experience that immerses Market Outside The Box into the virtual realms of Fortnite Chapter 2, from 10am to midnight on Wednesday January 29 to Saturday February 1.

Got Talent at City Walk
From Wednesday January 22 until Saturday 25, City Walk will be bringing some jaw-dropping stage acts, with stars of TV series Got Talent in town to judge Dubai’s talent.

John Legend Live
The All of Me singer is back for a massive one-off concert at Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk on Friday January 31, as part of the festival’s closing celebrations. Tickets are available on the Dubai Claendar app from Dhs195.

La Perle
Dubai’s sensational aqua show is running a special promotion during DSF, where you can get 25 percent off tickets and food and beverage packages for Dhs25.

Lego® Festival
With access to one million Lego® bricks, little kids and big kids alike can show off their master building skills at 11 themed zones across Dubai Festival City Mall for Dhs30.

Live Our Heritage Festival at Global Village
Global Village will be casting an “Eye on Emirati Heritage” this year, and you’re invited to better understand the traditions and values of the people of Dubai.

Miami Vibes at City Walk
Taking place through until the end of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Miami Vibes is bringing food trucks, entertainment and more, until Saturday February 1 in City Walk.

Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Join Tommy Fleetwood and some absolute titans of the world of golf for a brilliant weekend of golfing action from Thursday January 23 until Sunday 26. Plenty of action on the course meets activations, parties, games and more off it.

Prateek Kuhad live
Famed singer of Hindi and English indie tunes Prateek Kuhad is heading to Dubai for one-night only at The Rotunda on Bluewaters island. It’s promising to be a big night.

Quoz Arts Fest
On Friday January 24 and Saturday 25, Al Quoz’s Alserkal Avenue will celebrate community, culture and art. Gather your pals, your family and even your pets, and head along for a bunch of curated activities, exhibitions, performances and more.

Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis – DSF Closing Celebrations
On Thursday January 30, catch the legendary Rashed Al Majid with Iraqi singer Majid Al Mohandis live at the Coca-Cola Arena – tickets are available via the Dubai Calendar app.

Robbie Williams live at The Pointe
Former Take That member and the man behind Angels, Let Me Entertain You and Rock DJ will be hitting the stage at The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah on Friday January 24.

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Take in the sights of the Jumeirah coastline while you’re on your way round this lucrative road race, which takes place on Friday January 24. There’s a prize of US$20,000 for the winner, too.

swyp Market Outside The Box
See local, regional and international musicians perform, while perusing a range of food vendors and head to the Game Zone for a huge, immersive gaming experience.

Shopping & Deals

DSF Gold Raffle
Win a solid gold bar branded with the DSF 25th anniversary logo. Get a ticket for the raffle for Dhs750, and you’ll be entered into the live draw on Saturday February 1.

DSF Surprises
From Thursday January 2 until Wednesday 29 as long as stocks last, there will be a massive sale on every day at one brand at one location in Dubai. Head to to find out the latest deal on near you.

DSF Skywards Millionaire
Every store in The Dubai Mall is taking part in this one… Once you’ve spent a certain amount in each store you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes giving away 1,000,000 Emirates and flydubai skywards miles. Simply spend more than Dhs350 and scan your receipt on The Dubai Mall app to enter between Friday January 3 to Saturday February 1 to take part.

INFINITI Mega Raffle
You’ll be able to drive away from DSF in a brand-new INFINITI QX50 plus Dhs200,000 in cash every single day of the festival. Plus one lucky winner will walk away with a cash prize of Dhs1million at the end of the Festival. Buy a ticket for Dhs200 at designated locations across the city to be entered into the prize.

Nissan Grand Raffle
Five different Nissan models are up for grabs, too, and you can win one with tickets available when you spend Dhs25 or more in ENOC/EPPOC sites and Zoom at the Metro all over Dubai. In total, 37 cars will be given away. Plus there’s grand-prize of worth Dhs350,000 at the end of DSF.

Spend and Win
Hit the traditional markets and spend Dhs100 at Naif Souk, Souk Al Rashidiya or Souk Al Hamriya for a chance to win a brand-new Nissan Kicks car – running until the final day of the festival on Saturday February 1.

Yalla DSF presented by Club Apparel
Why not turn DSF into a game? The first-ever mobile game for DSF has launched, and there’s a whopping Dhs600,000 across more than 50 Club Apparel brands up for grabs, too.

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