Come January, and Dubai will become a dream destination for shoppers from around the world. The world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival has returned again and will be held for an entire month from January 1 to January 31, 2016. The month-long extravaganza is a celebration of Dubai’s colourful, myriad shopping options for hordes of fashionistas and shopaholics descending from different parts of the world.
The Dubai Shopping Festival is veritably a child’s fantasy, a family’s delight, a foodie’s dream and a shopaholic’s paradise. Also called Layali Dubai in Arabic, your senses will be taken for a roller coaster ride at this fabulous event. The tiny, wealthy emirate of Dubai is home to many traditional Arabic souks and over 50 malls. The twisting passageways in this city-state will also keep you spellbound with some exotic purchases you might be longing for past several years. The event is much more than a shopping extravaganza with its fascinating fashion shows and fantastic promotions.
The malls of Dubai are abuzz with activity with large number of shoppers from different parts of the world making a beeline to purchase items such as perfumes, watches, art and crafts, carpets, clothing, jewellery, electronics, cars, household goods and much more. These are available at hugely discounted prices, with sometimes discounts ranging up to 75 percent. Whether you want to items from leading international brands such as Armani, Versace, Prada or Gucci, the Dubai Shopping Festival offers you the perfect opportunity to buy them at unbelievable discounts.
Apart from the malls, the traditional souks of Dubai also become a hub of activity. The Gold Souk is great favorites with the shoppers. You will find shining gold jewellery of all kinds such as bangles, bracelets and necklaces in the brightly lit shops. People also flock to the Spice Souk in large numbers to buy aromatic spices. This bursting market place is veritably a riot of color.
The Dubai Shopping Festival initially started in February 1996 as a domestic event to cater to the shopaholics from Middle East countries. However, over the years it has grown in stature and become a prime tourist attraction for people from worldwide. In addition to shopping, the event offers unlimited fun and entertainment. A dazzling display of fireworks illuminate Dubai’s skyline each night thus captivating the people endlessly. During the month-long period the streets of the city is transformed into entertainment zones with artistes donning colourful costumes staging impressive performances much to the delight of the audiences. A wide range of entertainment activities such as acrobatic performances, concerts, musical shows, fashion shows and raffle draws are conducted.
Don’t miss out on this fascinating annual Dubai Shopping Festival. Grab this perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of international and fabled Arabian cultures!