It’s a well-known fact that Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which runs until 29 January, satisfies everyone’s inner shopaholic, but DSF delivers so much more, with a wealth of opportunities to explore the city and its endless entertainment streams. Activities, live performances, workshops, and more avenues for fun are now on offer in malls and destinations across the city.
Ibn Battuta is transporting everyone that walks through its doors to the northern hemisphere to enjoy one of the beautiful wonders of the world, the Northern Lights. Using projection mapping, the polar portal to the Aurora Borealis Chamber is located in India Court. Adding on to the festivities, every court in the mall features seasonal decorations providing the perfect backdrop for an Instagram post.
Explore a wide range of Instagram-worthy tastes, sights, and experiences at Vibes by the Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall, from 4 PM to 10 PM. Visitors to the mall can indulge in an array of scrumptious meals from street food trucks or shop for those must-have items at the marketplace, or even catch the first ever travelling aquatic circus in the Middle East, Fontana, showing at 6 PM on weekdays, along with 3 PM and again at 6 PM on weekends. With a host of activities for all ages to enjoy, plan the trip to Dubai Festival City Mall with the whole family or friends.
Mercato brings the world to you this DSF with a culturally enriching experience at one of Dubai’s most iconic malls. The streets of Mercato have been transformed, taking their inspiration from different countries and cultures around the world, such as Italy, Africa, Russia, Belarus, and Mongolia. Visitors can also witness dazzling live stage shows inspired by everything this world offers. For shoppers, Mercato is also offering fabulous discounts ranging from 25% to 75% off while also giving a chance to win a weekly cash prize worth AED 20,000 – simply spend a minimum of AED 200 at any store at Mercato or Town Centre Jumeirah.
Head outdoors this DSF at the COREUNITY Festival presented by Core Direction. Running from 13-15 January in Hatta, this community-focused festival brings together some of the region’s most inspiring fitness, wellness, and health gurus to get everyone moving this DSF. The 3-day festival offers an energetic daily line-up of world-class instructors delivering a fulfilling programme of immersive breathwork, yoga classes, intense HIIT and dance sessions, and nightly DJ sets to get everyone dancing amidst Hatta’s mountains.
On 19, 20, 26, and 27 of January, Dubai Beats is back with four days of musical performances, showcasing some of the region’s best-rising talents. The first-night hip-hop fans also got to enjoy electric sets by female rappers; Jara, DJ Aseel, and Saudi Arabian prodigy BLVXB. On the second night, DJ Kaboo will be hitting the decks with his arab-fusion sound and stellar performances from Egyptian musician Ali Loka, and Muslim. The third night features even more Arab talent taking to the stage, with energetic performances by Emirati singer, Shamma Hamdan; Kuwaiti popstar, Bader AlShuaibi; and Mouslem. The last night will see Lebanese pop singers Farah Chreim and Lama Shreif will both be giving solo performances. Also confirmed to make an appearance and complete the night of this year’s Dubai Beats is Jordanian musician, Hossam Sillawy. The event is free for everyone to attend at Dubai’s Design District (D3).
Tunes DXB returns from 6 to 15 January with performances spread across 12 locations across the city, showcasing local artists, including Alya Al Ali, Maitha Al Mansoori, Shebani, and more, with daily performances from 5 PM to 11 PM.
This DSF, get ready to time travel with Dubai ’80s and revisit some incredible childhood memories at Last Exit Al Khawaneej, running until 8 January from 4 PM to 11 PM. Walk down memory lane with some incredible memorabilia, including 90s cell phones, digital watches, Gameboys, vintage televisions, retro cassette players and so much more.
Witness a special showcase of 10 unique interactive light installations made by renowned artists and studios from around the world. The second edition of Dubai Lights is now live in City Walk, creating an immersive journey of otherworldly artistic lights and sounds. The highlight is a curated collection titled The Spark Within – an outdoor exhibition on the power, resilience, and positivity of light and sound as a symbol of connection between people, places, and nature. Dubai Lights runs until 29 January 2023 and more installations from renowned artists and studios can be found in Dubai Design District (d3), and Palm Jumeirah.
Shop, win, and be entertained with the 28th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) until 29 January 2023 with incredible deals, innovative events, world-class entertainment, and life-changing prizes. Featuring the ultimate retail therapy from a wide range of homegrown and global brands as well as live concerts, outdoor markets, pop-up dining, and more, this year’s DSF experience is not to be missed.