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One of the most-awaited events of the year, The Dubai Shopping Festival 2021 began on 17th December 2020 and will conclude on 30th January 2021. The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is an annual extravaganza that usually takes place in the month of January at Dubai, offering exciting deals, full-on entertainment, swanky events and much more!
If you want to kickstart 2021 with festivities, lights, glamour, adventure, and a marathon shopping spree, then Dubai is THE place to be!
If you want to make the most of the festival then following are the main places you must visit:
Global Village, Al Rigga Street, Night Souk, Al Fahidi Fort, Gold Souk, The Layali Dubai Concert, Promenade at Dubai Festival City, Al Seef Street, DSF Desert Camp, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, Dubai Gold Souk, Festival Waterfront Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall, Lamcy Plaza, Dragon Mart, Mercato Shopping Mall, Lulu Village, and Dubai Mall, etc.
What to Buy
It’s that time of the year when Dubai becomes the Mecca for all the shopaholics. Do try your luck with some of the most luxurious brands as those fall well within budget during the festival.
Some of the most popular products include cosmetics, apparel, jewellery, electronic gadgets, accessories, spices, dry fruits, home decor items, copper pots, intricate trays, perfumes, etc.
Where to Celebrate the Sizzling Nightlife
Dubai will amaze you with its amazing nightlife encompassed with great bars, glamourous chill out places and casual Irish pubs. Indulge in some serious fun and entertainment at the following clubs and bars:
Bahri Bar: a local favourite, Bahri Bar is designed colonial style beautified by a big wooden veranda that overlooks the man-made waterways and the Burj Al Arab.
Bar 44: With 44 types of champagne, crazy cocktails, a pianist and extraordinary panoramas over Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina, this place is everyone’s hot favourite.
Treehouse: With the backdrop of Burj Khalifa, this chic bar endows the customers with invincible views from its verdant terrace on the third floor. Pick a high table or a low-set sofa set and treat yourself to a gorgeous evening.
The Irish Village: For an authentic pub experience in Dubai, visit the Irish Village which is incredibly popular with Dubai’s expats.
The Perfect Time to Visit Dubai
Honestly, Dubai experiences two seasons: hot and hotter. Yet, the best time to visit this destination would be from November to March. During these winter months (peak tourist season), the city experiences gorgeous blue skies and the perfect beach weather.
Do comply with the rules and restrictions related to COVID-19 while you indulge in shopping, fun, and recreation. Tap here to read the travel advisory for the travellers arriving in Dubai.
Dubai is a city that perfectly defines the phrase, “See it to believe it!” So, don’t wait, plan a vacation to this magnificent land and let the adventure begin.