Despite the fact that the UAE has the largest eCommerce market in the Middle East, the art of brick-and-mortar shopping isn't going anywhere. In fact, each year Dubai has a month-long celebration of in-person shopping- the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
The 2020 DSF, spanning from 26 December 2020 to 24 January 2021, is a time when both independent and chain stores all around Dubai offer exclusive deals and promotions to their patrons. This month-long event doubles as a festival in which there are special attractions like giveaways and gorgeous fireworks displays.
Read on to learn some of the best things that you can do during this year's Dubai Shopping Festival!
One of the most common goods sold during the Dubai Shopping Festival is apparel. There are many retailers that offer deals and promotions on clothing during this time.
Some of them are more high-end designer sellers. Gant Menswear, for example, is giving discounts up to 70% off their high-end items.
You also can get more casual clothing on sale during the DSF. Levis is offering a flat discount of 40% off specific shelves of items including jeans and casual shirts. Aeropostale is having an even greater sale in which they offer 50% off literally everything in their store!
La Senza is a retailer of sleep and loungewear like sweatpants, and they're offering up to 70% off their items. This means that you can get new clothes in for any occasion, whether you're at work or relaxing at home!
Accessories are also discounted during the DSF. You can select something amazing to go with the clothes that you purchase.
Salvatore Ferragamo is offering up to 50% off on their purses, scarves, and other accessories including shoes. Charles and Keith also has handbags and footwear on sale for approximately half off, so you have a choice as to which luxury retailer you prefer to go with.
If you like designer bags that are covered in shining metal, Michael Korrs has you covered. Most store items will be anywhere between 30-50% off, so you can get accessories that add a bit of bling to your wardrobe cheap.
There are tons of gold shops in the Dubai festival city. In fact, it's what the DSF is most known for!
If you're looking for a gold wristwatch or another gift for a man in your life, you can get up to 60% off watches at the Mall of the Emirates. Most jewelry retailers offer watches as well as gold rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
One of the best deals on women's jewelry is offered by Pure Gold. This store, known for its engagement rings and similar romantic gifts, is offering up to 70% off select items in their store. You can get gold cheaply here that your wife or girlfriend is sure to love this holiday season.
Additionally, since the festival ends only a month before Valentine's day, you can buy an engagement ring and start planning your perfect 14 February proposal!
Shopping is hungry work, and you're sure to want something to eat at some point during your day. The DSF takes place all over the city, so you'll be near all your favourite restaurants no matter where you choose to shop.
Many of these restaurants will also be offering discounted prices during the Dubai Shopping Festival! You can find classic cuisines like Shawarma and Tabbouleh, but you also will be able to sample foreign classics like sushi, tacos, and US-style burgers.
One of the coolest things about the DSF is that there are raffles almost every day. Many of the prizes for these raffles include gold. In fact, if you purchase an online coupon for AED750, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a gold bar weighing 2.5 kg. This bar will be engraved with the DSF's logo, so it will be an incredibly unique and valuable keepsake.
If you purchase jewellery from participating retailers, you can be entered into giveaways for gold coins. These coins are worth a lot of money, so they're well worth the investment.
Not all of the giveaways are for gold, however. The DSF also raffles off luxury cars and other new vehicles on a pretty much nightly basis. If you're playing to win, you'll also want to check out some car insurance policies to protect your new assets!
After a full day of shopping and deals, many nights of the Dubai Shopping Festival will boast gorgeous fireworks displays. These events are (of course) 100% free to view, so you don't need to pay extra money to take part in these events. Save your cash for shopping at the amazing retailers around Dubai!
You can bring your friends and family to the fireworks display and lay out a blanket on the ground. Head over to the Al Fresco market at Burj Park and grab some dinner from the food trucks there. You can eat your dinner under the fireworks and experience the magic of Dubai in a whole new way!
When all is said and done, the DSF is about having a good time and coming together with others in your community. Shopping is a great way to bond with your loved ones and find items and ideas that lead to new hobbies and adventures. Make sure that you go into the festival with an open mind and keep fun at the forefront of your experience.
Now that you know some of the best things to do at the 2020 Dubai Shopping Festival, it's time to get started. Contact us with any questions that you might have about insurance policies that can help you rest assured that your property is protected when you shop. We're committed to ensuring that your assets, including the cars and gold that you buy and win during the DSF, are secure.
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