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Kanika Nevatia Feb 07 2014

Which are the famous shopping festivals around the World?

Anupriya Bedi Feb 07 2014
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Check out the Famous Shopping Festivals around the World. Shopping makes the World go around!! Its one of ‘the’ agenda for women and men both when they are travelling to a new destination. There are many countries in the World that hosts famous Shopping festivals and here is a handpicked list of some of them.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival is like mecca of all the Shopping Festivals around the World. People from every corner of the World come to Dubai during this extremely famous shopping festival. This month long extravagant shopping festival starts every year in January and goes on till February. Its popular for the heavy discounts, sports and cultural events, grand product launches and several music concerts. Some of the famous items that you must pick up while shopping in this festival are Handicrafts, Carpets, Gold, Jewelry and even Cars. Apart from the adults indulgence in shopping there are certain special events for kids too, thus making this festival a complete family shopping escape to the Arab Country.

When: January-February
Where: Dubai

Photo of Dubai Shopping Festival (by Official Website)

Istanbul Shopping Festival

Istanbul Shopping Festival, 2014 dates are out and gives you all the reason to plan your trip well in advance for Istanbul this year in June. It will start from 7th June and will end on 29th June, 2014. With shopping centres opened for 24 hours, the shopaholics won’t be able to get over the shopping spree and would be luring for more and more. There are massive discount exhibitions, musical concerts and the famous shopping places are Grand Bazaar, Capitol Shopping Centre, the Egyptian Spice Market and Sapphire Bazaar. So, head home back with infinite shopping bags and a content shopping appetite!You can also check out some other Festivals and Events in June around the World.

When: 7th June-29th June, 2014
Where: Istanbul, Turkey

Photo of Istanbul Shopping Festival (by Official Facebook Page)

Hong Kong Shopping Festival

Hong Kong Shopping Festival provides you with custom-free shopping that is a reason enough to visit Hong Kong during this festival. The festival is updated with latest fashion trends and amazing apparels options. For all the ladies, there is an exclusive expo on make-up, cosmetics and other beauty products. Diamonds are girl’s best friends and there is plenty of designs and yes, heavy discounts on them during this festival. There are also cultural programmes that includes the traditional dragon and lion dances, processions in carnivals and exquisite fireworks show.

When: June-August
Where: Hong Kong

Photo of Mong Kok, Hong Kong’s busiest shopping district (by Official Website)

Singapore Shopping Festival

Singapore is an established shopping paradise for tourist worldwide. Singapore Shopping Festival is the biggest and most famous Shopping Festival in the whole Asia. It happens every year in the months of June and July. Since Singapore is otherwise also not that expensive country, so the discounts during the festival are like buying things at throwaway prices. This festival certainly doesn't burn a hole in your wallet. The music concerts are a big crowd puller during this festivals. The items you must spend on are Electronics, Watches, Artificial Jewelery and high-end branded handbags. You can head to Marina Bay, Orchard Road or Paragon Mall for a memorable shopping experience. Check out the other Popular festivals and events in Singapore.

When: 30th May to 27th July,2014
Where: Singapore

Photo of Singapore Shopping Festival (by Official Facebook Page)

Cannes Shopping Festival

Cannes Shopping Festival is one of the famous Shopping Festivals around the World. Cannes is known as the Fashion Capital and is literally famous for the fashion shows and designer boutiques. Also known as Palais des Festival, attracts the acclaimed faces of the fashion industry and an extremely elite crowd all around the World. This festival is famous for celebrity designers spotting who showcase their latest collections through this platform. So its a great time for all the fashionistas around the World to grab on the designer dresses and shoes, the list is endless, at heavy discounted prices. This 4 days shopping extravaganza is really a paradise for shopaholics across the World.

When: 18th April to 21st April, 2014
Where: Cannes

Photo of one of many Fashion Shows at Cannes Shopping Festival (by Villagarbo)

Malaysia Shopping Festival-Malaysia's Mega Carnival Sale

is indeed Truly Asia and Malaysia Shopping Festival emphasizes on it even more. March, August and December are the three times in a year when this Shopping Festival takes place. There are many events and festivals which are a part of this shopping festival or coincides with it. There is a Food Festival, Water Festival and Mines Shopping Festival which takes place during the Malaysia Shopping festival only and is really popular amongst the shopaholics. Electronic Gadgets like Ipads, latest cell-phones and PDAs are the things you should lay your hands on at this Malaysia Shopping Festival.

When: March, August and December
Where: Malaysia

Photo of Malaysia Shopping Festival (by Official Website)

Gurgaon Shopping Festival

Gurgaon is the Corporate Hub of Haryana as well as the city of innumerous shopping malls. Gurgaon Shopping Festival organised by the Haryana Government is a grand festival that takes place for a month starting usually in first week of October. The whole of Gurgaon malls are filled with shopping sprees and exciting games to win discounts, products and much more. There are many cultural programmes that are held during the festival and many Bollywood stars are seen at this festival. There is also a food carnival for all the foodies who can indulge in some interesting gourmet. So head to Gurgaon and grab some exciting stuff at incredible low prices, indulge in good food and at the same time get entertained!!

When: October-November
Where: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Photo of Gurgaon Shopping Festival (by Official Website)

They say ‘I would give up shopping but am not a Quitter!! Shopping is one hobby that never fades or changes with age or time. So, Shop till you drop at some of these Famous Shopping Festivals around the World.

You can also check out the cheap air tickets on ixigo to reach this fantastic destination!

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