Dubai- Where one of the world’s largest shopping festival happens in January 2020

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Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is an annual month long event put together by the Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), which is a part of Dubai’s department of tourism . This time it happens from 26th December 2019 to 1st February 2020.

History of Dubai Shopping Festival

  1. The Festival first began on February 16, 1996
  2. In 1997, the Global Village was launched, with 3000 retail outlets having registered to participate in the festival
  3. More than three million people attending the festival and over 2 billion dollars being earned at the Dubai Shopping Festival in 2009
  4. In 2006, the festival was postponed, and later cancelled due to the death of Dubai’s ruler, sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al maktoum who created the DSF
  5. In the last festival from 2018-2019, over 700 brand names and 3000 stores will have participated

Activities for tourists during Dubai Shopping Festival

  1. Visit the global village, enjoy ethnic food and culture
  2. Enjoy the fireworks display
  3. Get the amazing offers on apparels, perfumes, cosmetics, Gold jewelry , watches, gadgets, leather bags etc
  4. Participate in concerts
  5.  Be at DSF Carnival which is fabulous display by various performers including musicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, cyclists etc

How to reach there


The Dubai International has flights to over 100 destinations around the world. It is one of the busiest airports in the World. It has flights to Indian destinations like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Goa

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Bollywood parks ( 41 kms from Dubai city)
  2. Legoland ( 41 kms from Dubai city)
  3. Dolphin bay( ( 18 kms from Dubai city)
  4. AbuDhabi ( 139 kms from Dubai city)
  5. Sharjah ( 28 kms from Dubai city)

Some hotels in Dubai for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Golden Tulip Nihal Palace Hotel

Crystal Plaza Hotel

Dubai Palm Hotel

Fortune Karama Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

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