The Dubai Shopping Festival is all the rage in the city at this time of the year. Millions of shoppers from the nooks and crannies of the world descend on Dubai during the month-long shopping festival. All the major malls and shopping centers in Dubai are a part of the hubbub and have something new to offer every day. The magnitude of deals and events during DSF can be quite overwhelming, in fact. But worry not, because we have handpicked the 10 best things to look out for during this year’s DSF.
Mega-developer Emaar is offering fun passes for families and friends. The pass will allow holders entry to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Ice Rink, and KidZania, at a cost of just AED 135 for a friend’s pass or AED 230 for a family pass. The offer is valid until 27th January.
Homeware Offer of the Week
Get a chance to get a makeover for your home by spending AED 1000 or more at Home Centre, at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Oasis Centre or Karama Montana Building. Between 9th-15th January, shoppers will be entered into a DSF-special raffle draw, to win a stunning and unique concept room for their home. The raffle draw will also be available for those who shop at Cottage Chic in Mirdif City Centre, until 27th January.
Market Outside the Box
The annual Market Outside the Box is just the thing for those who have a quirky and eclectic style. A variety of trinkets and knick-knacks like jewelry, home furnishings, and accessories, and clothing, all designed by 120 talented local designers, will be on sale at Market Outside the Box. Apart from that, a number of activities will also be taking place at the market, such as Pilates, dance performances, magicians and an outdoor cinema.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Head down to the Dubai Festival City Mall this DSF and spend just AED 250 to stand a chance to win an iPhone X or a 2018 Jeep Cherokee! As a special treat, Festival Square will host the first-ever Paddington World, all the way until the end of the festival on 27th January.
Four Seasons Suite Life
Enjoy the ultimate retail therapy experience with the Four Seasons Hotel, who have tied up with Bloomingdale’s and Harvey Nichols Dubai, to give guests not only the best shopping ordeal but also a stay at the luxury hotel along with a pamper and mani-pedi session. Sounds like just the relaxing day you need, doesn’t it?
Juicy Couture – Personalise Your Style
Jazz up your Juicy outfit that you buy in-store with dazzling Swarovski crystals, to put your own personal touch on your purchase, at the Juicy Couture store in Mall of the Emirates.
Inglot and Mahira Abdel Aziz Dubai Eyes and Lips Palette Collaboration
Makeup magnate Inglot has teamed up with celebrity TV anchor Mahira Abdel Aziz to bring you new and exclusive eyes and lips palette, inspired by Dubai. Get a chance to meet Mahira and interact with her at the Inglot store in Dubai Mall, on 11th January from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Master the art of beauty and makeup with this expert masterclass by renowned Kuwaiti make-up artist, Hanan Alnjadah, hosted by KIKO Milano at the Mall of the Emirates. The event will take place on 22nd January, between 3 PM and 6 PM.
Urban Decay Anniversary
Urban Decay plans to celebrate the opening of its latest store at City Walk Dubai with two amazing makeup classes in-store on 18th January. The first 20 attendees at the store will win an exclusive luxury gift worth AED 1500, while others who attend the class get AED 500-worth of complimentary gifts.
Galeries Lafayette Beauty Week
We venture into the new year with the motto of ‘New Year, New Me’. Take that one step further and treat yourself to the best and latest beauty items on offer at Galleries Lafayette, to give yourself a whole new look. While you’re at it, you could also pick up some tips from some of the most popular beauty bloggers, and also have chances to win amazing prizes.