Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 to take off after Christmas Day

Posted: 27-Dec-16 10:47

The last details are being arranged to kick off one of the most exciting events for retail addicts around the world, the Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. The 34-day event, running under the slogan “Shop. Win. Celebrate”, will be the longest festival of its kind and will comprise an exciting schedule jam-packed with fashion shows, exclusive product launches and raffles to win wonderful prizes.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 to take off after Christmas Day

The 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is almost ready to take off for the delight of enthusiastic shoppers around the world who will be able to enjoy wonderful offers and activities for over a month. The 2017 event will begin after Christmas Day, on 26th December and will run for 34 days with amazing shopping opportunities and entertainment extravaganza, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.

The inauguration of DSF 2017 will include the launching of a stunning new waterfront attraction that is set to rival popular waterfront shows in other global destinations worldwide by the Al Futtaim Group development. Spectacular fireworks will finish off the opening show.

Under the slogan of “Shop. Win. Celebrate”, DSF will also kick off the new Retail Calendar of Dubai, and will start slightly earlier than in previous years to take advantage of the festive season retail buzz. Dubai's annual Retail Calendar contains the full programme of anchor retail activities that will take place in Dubai including shopping-related festivals, promotions and seasonal offer periods, mega-sales and clearance events, exclusive retail experiences and activations.

Three main themes or retail segments will rule the events of the 2017 DSF: Apparel & Fashion, Beauty & Perfume and Gold & Jewellery. Showcasing the varied shopping experiences in store for residents and visitors is one of the main functions of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

Helal Saeed Almarri, its Director General stated:

“Returning for the 22nd edition, the Dubai Shopping Festival is one of the most important on Dubai's annual events calendar that will further enhance Dubai's position as an iconic year-round tourism destination offering unique shopping experiences. DSF is part of our efforts to leverage large-scale events to achieve a bigger goal - that of attracting 20 million visitors to Dubai as envisaged by Dubai's Tourism Vision 2020. This is also a time when the spotlight falls on our solid partnerships in the private sector, whose outstanding support has ensured the continuous success of DSF, contributing to the economic growth of Dubai.”

Executive Director of the Dubai Festival Retail and Strategic Alliances, DFRE, Saeed Mohammad Mesam Al Falasi shared his opinion on how the festival will develop:

"We are delighted to announce that Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 is going to be one of our biggest editions to date in terms of exciting offers for shopping, chances of winning great prizes, and spectacular entertainment experiences. As the most important fixture in our annual retail calendar, we are expecting millions of shoppers and families to come to Dubai for a DSF that will run for a longer duration of 34 days, and which is set to exceed expectations. Working closely with all our stakeholders, the DSF team has pulled out all the stops to make this annual extravaganza memorable for the whole family, with regular favourites and plenty of new events for everyone to enjoy while offering an even more rewarding retail season for Dubai's diverse business community."

In order to attract buyers from around the globe, the event organisers in unison with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) have launched wonderful initiatives; from fashion shows and exclusive product launches to the participation of big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold.

Moreover, thousands of retail outlets will be offering discounts of up to 75 per cent on a range of merchandise including apparel and fashion, consumer electronics, watches, perfumes, furniture, home appliances, and much more.

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