The Dubai Shopping Festival has officially come to an end and as we get ready to bid adieu to the world’s longest-running retail festival, we’re taking a look back and wrapping up the deals, shows, raffle draws, fireworks and fun that ran throughout the 47-days edition.
Throughout the 27th edition of the festival, shoppers were offered dozens of mega sales, daily deals, surprises and activations across more than 54 malls in Dubai – where more than AED30 million worth of prizes were awarded through daily raffles and promotions. On the entertainment front, the Dubai Shopping Festival featured more than 320 concerts and events; 160 lighting shows; 430 performing arts and entertainment acts; two lighting exhibitions; one million streetlights; and eight DSF community markets that included 220 homegrown stalls.
“Dubai is home to some of the world’s best brands, and through annual events like the Dubai Shopping Festival, now the world’s longest-running retail festival, the city continues to showcase the very best in world-class shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment experiences, with the opportunity to win life-changing prizes,” says Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment. “The success of the 27th edition of DSF also illustrates Dubai’s continued openness to welcome everyone in a safe environment thanks to the preventative measures rolled out by the authorities to ensure people’s health and safety at every touchpoint.”
And although the Dubai Shopping Festival has come to an end, we can look forward to the next edition as organisers have confirmed dates for the next edition. Mark your calendars for December 15, 2022, to January 29, 2023.