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The Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 (5 January - 5 February 2012)

Dubai Shopping Festival 2012The dates for the 17th Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 have been announced by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), the official organisers of the event. The mega shopping and entertainment event will be held from January 05 to February 05, 2012 at Dubai Global Village and several other venues in Dubai.

DSF offers a life full of fun with thematic occasions such as family - children’s events, international fashion shows, visiting artists, street side performances, nightly fireworks, musical shows, film festivals, and numerous cultural events. Such things reflect the emirate’s cosmopolitan character and record – busting feats. Make sure to forget everything because of superb discounts, competitions, prizes, fireworks and entertainment.

Tax Free Shopping in Dubai Shopping Festival 2012

Dubai Shopping Festival is a celebration time for shopping lovers who thronged to this charming and scintillating city from across the globe. One can shop for items like electronics, watches, perfumes, clothing, carpets, art and crafts, jewelry by leading world-renowned brands at a discount ranging from 5 % to 75 % at DSF 2012. The tax free discounted rates are not the only attraction of Dubai Shopping Festival, as you can win fabulous free gifts, bargain offers and raffle tickets. Dubai has rapidly emerged as the tourist capital of the Middle East and in the effort shopping in Dubai has been made largely tax free and merchants have been allowed to import products from other countries with very low or no custom duties.

Some of the highlights in the Dubai Shopping Festival 2012:

  • Dubai fashion week where latest trends and fashion developments are showcased
  • The carnival where you will get the biggest discounts on the big brands of the industry
  • Global village where you can explore the international heritage and cultural diversity
  • Scrumptious cuisines all at one place ranging from Italian to French and continental to Chinese and special Arabic delights
  • Diamond and gold souks where you can buy some of the best jewelry at great deals

Attractive Prizes: Apart from the tax-free discounted rates, shoppers can also look forward to an opportunity to win several daily and weekly prizes, organized by participating shopping malls and retailers. The prizes include luxurious LX570 car and Dh.100,000 in cash in the Lexus Mega Raffle. The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group also announce exciting DSF promotions by offering visitors a chance to win 21kilos of gold worth Dh.4.5mn through raffle draws.

Lexus Mega Raffle: The Lexus Mega Raffle entitles coupon buyers the dream opportunity to take home a Lexus LX570 and AED 100,000 in cash every day for 32 days of DSF. To add to the excitement, coupons collected through DSF will be entered into the draw for the grand prize where one lucky winner will get the keys to a limited edition Lexus LS600hL. Every ticket will thus have a second chance at winning an amazing prize. Each raffle coupon costs Dh200.

Cultural/Entertainment events: The event, which opens with spectacular firework display, offers a series of colourful cultural programs and entertainment events all through the festival.

Global Village: The Global Village is another major attraction during the DSF 2012 for visitors, who get to explore international heritage and cultural diversity. The Global Village is associated with DSF, although it runs longer than DSF. The Global Village is a unique concept of bringing the entire globe under a single roof. As the name indicates, Global Village is a true representation of culture of various countries at a single place. Every country will set up its own pavilion, wherein renowned products in their home countries are displayed. Apart from product sale, Global Village also offers entertainment events, food stalls, children rides, sports activities and lucky draws on daily basis.

The Carnival: As always, DSF 2012 will also witness spectacular parade with performances by renowned international artists, apart from shows by acrobats, percussionists, dancers and more. The DSF Carnival is an all-out display by various performers including musicians, jugglers, unicyclists, stilt walkers, all of which render the festive feeling of DSF across Dubai. Visitors get to enjoy live concerts and jazz world performed by some renowned artists.

Children Show: The Dubai Dolphinarium will be organizing an exclusive show for kids during DSF 2012. There are other events too, to keep the children engaged such as Children of World Olympiad, cartoon and circus shows.

Shopping at malls: During the Festival, the malls of Dubai are brimming with activity and filled with items such as electronics, jewellery, clothing, carpets, art and crafts, watches, perfumes and sell at hugely discounted prices, sometimes upto nearly 75%.

Dubai Shopping Festival is not all about bargained shopping, but it also organizes a wide range of special events like business conventions, seminars, exhibitions, book fairs and Hope Opera for the Handicapped. The fascinating festival comes to an end with extravagantly magnificent closing ceremonies. With so much on offer, Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 promises to be a truly memorable shopping experience for residents and international visitors.

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