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Dubai Shopping Festival lights up the sky

Witness spectacular drone light shows
Back for its second edition, the Dubai Shopping Festival Drone Light Show returns with a stunning showcase…

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourselves in the spirit of what Dubai has to offer. With cooler temperatures, the motivating force of the New Year and plenty to do and see across the city, why not end your day with a dazzling display bound to take your breath away?

Running throughout the Dubai Shopping Festival, a Drone Light Show is set to light up the sky with a unique showcase – one that has ultimately become the longest running drone show in the Middle East and Africa.

Every evening leading up to the end of DSF, three drone shows will take place at The Beach, opposite JBR and Bluewaters. The immersive shows will each unravel a different story (running for roughly 5 minutes), starting with one that represents a day of Emiratis from past to present. Based on the ‘Ya Salam Ya Dubai’ song by Rashed Al Majed and RedOne, it’s a show not to be missed.

Following that, the next show will feature concepts based on the future of Dubai – think the exploration of technology, AI, robotics and more – ending with a spectacular scene of twinkling stars and constellations, whilst the third and final show will leave you wanting more as it pushes the boundaries of what drones can do. We’ll leave this awe-inspiring experience for you to explore.

Witness the skies light up at 7pm and 9:30pm every day. Our suggestion? Book a table across the waterfront of The Beach, opposite JBR and Bluewaters for a great viewing. Also, note that on from January 13–16 and 20–22, you’ll be in for a surprise as fireworks are going to be integrated into the drones show. The more, the merrier.

The Dubai Shopping Festival will run until January 30, 2022. For more information, please visit