The city is buzzing with excitement, with malls and other DSF venues offering jaw-dropping deals and unforgettable experiences. It’s your last chance to immerse yourself in the shopping extravaganza, win prizes, and take part in the stellar lineup of activities across Dubai. Oh, and did we mention DSF is going out with an epic celebration?
Find out more about the exciting DSF happenings and the spectacular closing weekend festival below.
ARMANI PRIVÉ EXHIBITION
Step into a world of wonder with Armani Privé, as the brand brings an enchanting fragrance exhibition to Dubai. The ‘L’Exposition Édition Nomade’ is designed to take visitors on a sensorial journey through Giorgio Armani’s exquisite olfactory creations.
Dubai Opera Garden
January 9 to 14.
Consider this your sign to visit the Etisalat MOTB if you haven’t done so yet. Free to enter, the city’s favourite outdoor market isn’t your typical shopping destination – it’s the ultimate hub of unique discoveries and hidden gems that you won’t usually find at your local mall. Discover a treasure trove of stylish designs from regional, international and homegrown brands. Take home the latest in urban streetwear, throwback sportswear and incredible vintage must-haves.
Explore every corner of Etisalat MOTB and you’ll discover even more must-haves from your next signature scent to the finest in beauty, homeware, kidswear, and more.
DSF’s signature event isn’t just an epic shopping experience either. Expect a jam-packed schedule featuring the best acts in music and dance including fresh new acts performing as part of Tunes DXB, all part of this year’s events. .
Don’t forget to visit the exclusive Fenty Beauty Drive In. Global icon Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty is giving shoppers the chance to get shade-matched, stock up on Fenty Beauty’s products and get an exclusive sneak peek on upcoming launches. There’s more, jam to your favourite tunes on the Fenty Style Jukebox and bag a few extra Fenty goodies while you’re at it.
Plus, get together with all your friends and family over delicious bites! The city’s trendiest restaurants come together to create an outdoor culinary playground filled with quirky food concepts.
The best part? The entry is totally free!
Dubai Design District 4pm to 12 am on Monday to Thursday and 4pm to 12 am on Friday and 12 pm-12 am on Saturday and Sunday.
Until January 14.
Join the closing weekend of DSF at the 321 Festival. Enjoy three live performances by Arab stars Hussain Al Jassmi, Tamer Hosny, and Balqees, two immersive shows including the biggest drones show this DSF and a spectacular fireworks display over the Dubai Marina skyline. With over 100 entertainers, including dancers and acrobats, aerial shows and more, 321 Festival promises an unforgettable experience. Savor food truck delights and kids activities, including a dinosaur stage show from IMG Worlds of Adventures.
Skydive Dubai, 3.30 pm onwards.
Tickets start from AED 50 on Platinumlist and kids 12 and under go free.
THE SMURFS VILLAGE
Meet your favorite Smurfs as they celebrate their 65th anniversary at City Centre Mirdif. Shop from any of your favorite stores for AED 200 (excluding Carrefour), and validate the receipts at the registration desk for a token for kids to enter Smurfs Village. Enter an enchanting world that includes Smurfs House, Muscle Zone, Painter Smurf, Chef Smurfs, Farmer Smurf, and Beauty Zone!
City Centre Mirdif
January 4 to 21.
APARTMENT 7B EXHIBITION
Step inside Apartment 7B to discover, experience and take home edgy niche fashion brands, innovative beauty products and contemporary furniture. Hosted by Orto Cafe in Jumeirah, visitors can indulge in a specially curated menu for the occasion as well.
Orto Cafe, Jumeirah
January 12 to 14.
Groove to the beats of Dubai as live music takes centerstage with Tunes DXB. Showcasing a blend of local and international stars, these power-packed performances will span across rock, pop, hip-hop, and even Bollywood!
Excited to groove to the beats? Make sure to swing by these locations this week!
January 5 to 14.
6 pm to 10.30 pm
Last Exit Al Khawaneej
Dubai Festival City Mall
Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
As DSF draws to a close, it’s time to catch the enchanting Dubai Lights activations across the city if you haven’t already.
- Ride a Sparkling Abra
Journey down to the Dubai Creek, Al Seef, and Deira Gold Souq to witness the transformation of traditional abras into sparkling wonders as part of the Dubai Neon event. These neon-lit abras offer a magical ride, casting a luminous glow across the historic Dubai waterways.
Dubai Creek, Al Seek, Deira Gold Souq
Till January 14
- Get Inspired to Protect our Planet with Anooki
Join the fun with oversized inflatable Anooki characters stationed at Al Seef, Dubai Design District (d3),and Etisalat MOTB. These characters provide entertainment and activities for families while raising awareness about climate change and sustainability.
Al Seef, Dubai Design District (d3), Etisalat Motb
Till January 14
- Escape Into a Winter Wonderland
Celebrate a cheerful winter with your loved ones at the Festive Garden in Nakheel Mall. Packed with a range of special holiday activities, the venue promises a joyful atmosphere for visitors of all ages.
Till January 30
- DSF Drones Show by Emarat Petroleum
This enchanting spectacle features a fleet of 800 drones that light up the night skies, taking you on a cultural tour of the UAE. Designed in collaboration with renowned animator Mohammed Saeed Harib, the unique drone display is steeped in Emirati culture.
The Beach, JBR
8pm & 10pm; till January 14
- Watch the skies light up like never before with DSF Fireworks Nights
The magnificent DSF Fireworks Nights shows have captivated audiences throughout the festivities but there’s still time to catch a glimpse of the wondrous shows. Head to the picturesque lifestyle destinations of Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR until January 14 to watch the Dubai Marina skyline come to life with mesmerising colours – with shows kicking off every night at 9pm. And don’t miss the special show planned for the closing weekend of DSF on 13 January.
- Experience the Wonders of the Amazon on the Palm
Take a leisurely stroll around West Beach on the Palm to immerse yourself in the Amazon Wonder. This mesmerizing display features life-size installations of Amazonian parrots, along with stunning artworks depicting flowers and leaves from the world’s largest tropical rainforest.
West Beach, The Palm
Till January 30
PLENTY OF FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES
Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Robbie and Skye as they take to the stage at Dubai Festival City Mall. The stars of PAW Patrol will be performing every day, starting from 12 January. Little ones can also meet their favourite stars after every show during the PAW Patrol Fest.
Tickets start from AED 90.
TUBULAR BELLS BY MIKE OLDFIELD
Embark on a musical journey as the timeless masterpiece Tubular Bells by English musician Mike Oldfield graces the stage at Dubai Opera. The groundbreaking album, renowned for shattering musical norms, claiming top spots on global charts, and selling over 15 million copies worldwide, will be brought to life with a fusion of instruments and experimental sounds. Secure your seats for this exceptional tribute concert and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH MICHAEL MCINTYRE
After several sold-out shows across the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and New Zealand, Michael McIntyre is all set to treat Dubai audiences to a night of unbridled hilarity. The brilliant British comic will perform live at the Coca-Cola Arena on January 13.
ATTEND A K-POP CONCERT
Prepare for a sensational night as EXO’s popular members – Chanyeol, Xiumin, and Chen – grace the Coca-Cola Arena for a one-night-only concert. Join the electrifying atmosphere as these KPOP stars light up the stage with their chart-topping tunes, including hits like Love Shot, Don’t Go, and Cream Soda. Having impressed audiences globally, the trio promises a high-energy production that will leave fans in awe. Arrive early to catch opening acts by South Korean sensation DJ Raiden and Dubai-based Netflix star DJ Bliss, adding extra excitement to this not-to-be-missed event.
Coca Cola Arena
WATCH UNFORGETTABLE LIVE MUSIC FOR FREE
On the final weekend of Music Through the Ages, from January 12 to January 14, join the musical revolution of the 2020s, where music goes viral through social media. The 2020s are synonymous with music’s digital virality, as social media becomes the driving force behind the spread and evolution of musical trends. The shows will take place in the Fountain area of City Walk and are all free to attend.
BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
Shoppers at the Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls in Dubai stand a chance to win the biggest prize of the year of 1 million dirhams in cash. Shop for AED300 or more and scan your receipts on the SHARE Rewards app to enter the lucky draw. That’s not all; customers shopping in any category (excluding hypermarket, luxury, watches, and jewelry) at any Majid Al Futtaim mall will instantly earn 20x SHARE points on their receipts.
Majid Al Futtaim Malls
Till January 14
EARN EMIRATES SKYWARDS MILES
Enter the Emirates Skywards Everyday Win Up to 1 Million Miles prize draw until 14 January and you could be the lucky winner bagging a whopping 500,000 Emirates Skyward miles for your next adventure. Two other winners win 250,000 miles each. All you have to do is link your Visa or Mastercard to your Skywards app and for every AED 100 spent, you get one automatic entry into the draw. What’s more, earn 25% Bonus miles on all transactions until January 14, 2024.
UNLOCK 5,000 BONUS POINTS WITH MUSE LOYALTY PROGRAMME
On a shopping spree this week? Join the MUSE loyalty programme as members can enjoy 5,000 bonus points when shopping in-store or online at some of the world’s most coveted luxury brands including YSL, Valentino, Level Shoes and L’Occitane, with the extra points credited to each member’s account following two separate transactions. Download the MUSE app and start shopping!
CHASE MEGA DEALS WITH DSF DAILY SURPRISES
There’s just days left to grab exclusive deals at select brands with the DSF Daily Surprises. Every day, until January 14, one brand or retailer will offer a limited-time deal at select locations in Dubai. Keep your eyes peeled as deals are only revealed 24 hours before, and run from 10am until stocks last. From shoes and bags to fragrant candles, stay tuned to see which special deals are up for grabs every day this week.
DRIVE AWAY IN A LANDCRUISER
Shoppers at the Dubai Festival City Mall have the unique opportunity to win a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser VXR. The rules are simple: spend over AED300 and validate your receipts at the Customer Service Desk to participate in the lucky draw.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Till January 14
SHOPPING TAKES CENTRESTAGE AT MERCATO
Make your way to Mercato Mall for their Shop and Win promotion. All you need to do is make a purchase of Dhs200 to guarantee your participation in a draw, and with a bit of luck, you might find yourself leaving with the prize money – AED 25,000! Don’t miss out!
EXPLORE A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WITH ‘IT’S RAINING GOLD AT JUMBO’
Enjoy a gold rush with Jumbo this DSF. Simply spend AED 500 in-store or on jumbo.ae for a chance to enter a raffle and win fabulous prizes. Four shoppers could each win 250gm of 22k gold bars, while five winners stand to receive a sleek iPhone 15 Pro Max. Additionally, 38 lucky shoppers have the opportunity to win premium experiences.
UNBELIEVABLE DEALS & DISCOUNTS
Don’t miss out on the unbeatable DSF deals and discounts, with over 800 brands participating across 3500 outlets, slashing their prices from 25% to 75%. Get the best out of the DSF sale season before it ends.
Till January 14
For more info visit www.mydsf.ae
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