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Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 - A Preview

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Dubai Shopping Festival re-emerges again this year to regain its ground as one of the best tourist attractions and retain its position as the mecca of shopping festivals. Announced in 1996, DSF attracted nearly 1.6 million shopaholics from around the world to this amazing tax-free entertainment zone. The numbers doubled and tripled over the coming years as DSF's popularity grew by leap's and bounds for its amazing discounts, promotions, sales and the wide range of products available under one roof.

This year, the magic will be recreated as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) — organizers of the DSF announced the dates of the festival. The month-long annual festival will commence on January 20th, 2011 until the closing ceremony to be held on 20th February, 2011.

If numbers are anything to go by, the fun n frolic event will feature up to 75% sales and discount deals from more than 6,000 retail outlets and 50 shopping malls. This certainly will attract a throng of shoppers ready to lay their hands on the best deals on tax-free products. In fact, bargains include a comprehensive list of items such as jewellery, cars, perfumes, textiles, handicrafts, electronics items and more. Moreover, DSF does not concentrate only on shopping but provides for wholesome family entertainment; kids included entertaining them with a variety of circus shows, music events, fashion shows, lucky draws and dance shows. The theme of DSF this year One World One Family One Festival, thus hinting at more entertainments and discounts than previous years.

Some of the main attractions at DSF this year are:

  • International Concerts
  • Record-Breaking Events
  • Dubai Carnivals
  • Lexus Mega Raffle
  • Nissan Grand Raffle
  • Fireworks
  • Creation (Fashion Show)
  • Night Souq (Open-air souq)
  • Carpet Oasis
  • Heritage Events
  • DSF Desert Camp
  • Street Festivities
  • Park Events
The above attractions will see the participation of internationally acclaimed musicians and regional artists. Besides, visitors can pay a visit to the popular Global Village where more than 45 cultural shows and performances will be held to entertain shoppers and alike. In addition, a major tourist attraction, the Mega Raffles Draw will see thousands of gifts being given away worth millions of dollars and include luxury cars, gold, and amazing cash prizes.

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