A bargain-hunters dream, the DSF has begun and will run at select malls across the emirate until January 28. As in previous years, the 22nd edition of DSF will offer discounts of up to 75 per cent across a wide range of stores in addition to musical entertainment, raffle prize draws and fashion shows. Check out some highlights of this season’s event dubbed ‘Shop. Win. Celebrate.’
VISA card ‘impossible deals’
Every day throughout DSF, VISA customers will be able to take advantage of discounted deals when using their card. Promotions include 20-80% reductions on electronics, travel, entertainment, luxury goods and cars. Slashed prices also extend to Careem, Damas, Ahmed Seddiqi and Sharaf DG.
Infiniti mega raffle
The annual Infiniti Mega Raffle returns to the Dubai Shopping Festival with one shopper set to win an Infiniti QX70 plus Dh150,000 in cash every day. Raffle tickets may be purchased for Dh200 from EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations and select Dubai shopping centres. Daily raffle draws will takes place at 10pm live on SAMA Dubai TV.
Gold bullion up for grabs
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) is running a promotion for shoppers spending a minimum Dh500 at participating jewellery outlets in Dubai. One winner daily will receive half a kilo of gold while two others will each win quarter kilos of gold. On the final day of DSF 2017, one shopper will walk away with the grand prize of 1 kilo of gold. A total of 100 winners will be picked over DSF’s 34-day run and the daily draws will take place in Deira’s Gold Souk.
From January 5-14, Galeries Lafayette in The Dubai Mall will feature Beauty Week. Shoppers will be offered make-up tutorials, free nail varnish applications and makeovers from Givenchy’s regional beauty experts. On January 12 at 7pm Joelle Mardinian will be offering free hair and skin consultations against the backdrop of musical entertainment.
Damas launch with Nancy Ajram
Damas Jewellery has collaborated with DSF to bring the popular Arabic singer Nancy Ajram to Dubai Mall this festive season. She will host a meet-and-greet with fans in the mall’s Grand Atrium on January 17 and officially launch the new Farfasha collection by Damas.
The Ripe Market in Zabeel Park
Every Friday through January, from 9am until 5pm, Zabeel Park will play host to The Ripe Market. The space will feature fresh, seasonal, organic, local and handmade produce by Dubai’s local businesses. In addition to food stalls there will be live cooking stations, arts and crafts stands, fashion brands, fitness workshops, live entertainment, yoga, children’s activities and much more.
Dubai Shopping Festival fireworks
Dubai Shopping Festival and fireworks go hand-in-hand and this year key locations around the city will put on displays which are free for the public to attend. Starting at 8.30pm, The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence will have shows from December 26-29, January 5-7 and January 19-21 and Dubai’s Kite Beach will host similar displays from December 26-29, January 12-14 and January 26-28