The 2014 Dubai shopping festival is currently in full swing and remains one of the most fabulously opulent shopping events in the world. Taking place for a whole month between early January and early February, the festival showcases the very best in retail with technology, luxury goods and fashion at the forefront. Renowned for its discounts and competitions, the festival attracts millions of people from all over the world every year.
A UEA-Wide Extravaganza
The Dubai shopping festival sees stores across the UEA slashing prices with 70 of the Emirates’ shopping malls taking part. Over the course of the month it is possibly to buy luxury goods tax-free and with discounts of up to 75%.
The festival isn’t just about shopping, and many malls host catwalk shows, music, concerts and sporting events throughout the month. The festival opens with extravagant firework displays and shows, so there’s plenty of entertainment on offer as well as shopping. There are also a multitude of events to keep the kids entertained with this year’s offerings, including performances from the East China State Circus, Canadian Circus, a Furby live show and a appearances from the Teletubbies.
The festival is renowned for its competitions and raffles where top prizes include sports cars, gold and a whole range of other luxury goods. In 2013 Dh 1.3 million worth of prizes were given away. Competitions take place daily and weekly in shopping malls and stores.
Electronics and Gadgets
The very latest gadgets and gizmos have been displayed at the festival. Bundles, deals and discounts await for the tech-savvy shopper with people coming from all over the world to view new products and bag some bargains. Smart phones, laptops, tablets, SLR cameras and the very latest television screens are amongst the most popular tech goods showcased at the festival.
Huge discounts in fashion stores across the UAE attract serious fashion shoppers from across the globe with the world’s top brands taking part. Catwalks are also set up in a number of malls with models showing the latest trends from top designers.
The Dubai Shopping Festival is endlessly opulent and there is something for everyone, no matter what your retail weakness or desires. It all ends on 2nd of February, so for those who miss the boat, why not start planning your trip to next year’s festival now?