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" Though Dubai is a year-round tourist spot with ample options for shopping, dining, and leisure, perhaps the best time to visit here is January-February when the emirate is soaked in the unmatched festive fervor of Dubai Shopping Festival that is fondly acknowledged as the DSF. ”
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Since its launching in 1996 with the aid of the then ruler HH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DSF has been the most significant event on the emirate’s retail calendar. A feeling of fun, joie de vivre, and thrill fill the air, with 2,000 plus participating malls and outlets providing unbelievable markdown on electronics, textiles, gold, perfumes, handicrafts, and haute couture. Moreover, each tourist spot in the emirate offers exceptional shopping experience with special gifts and plush raffle draws, including soaring malls, traditional souks, supermarkets, and boutiques. Apparently, this shopping bonanza is one of the Dubai’s most awaited events, as shoppers, bargain hunters, and tech freaks can bag unbelievable discounts on their favorite merchandise.
5 star DSF
  • Three-night accommodation in five-star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided half day city tour
  • Dhow cruise dining along Dubai
  • Creek or Dubai Marina
  • Desert Safari with dune bash and BBQ dinner
  • Airport transfers
package exclusive
  • Services or meal not specified above
  • Visa services
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4 star
  • Three-night accommodation in your preferred four-star hotel or resort
  • Guided city tour (half day)
  • Guided shopping tour
  • Adventurous desert safari
  • Two-hour dhow cruise dinner
  • Transfers included
package exclusive
  • Meals and service package not included in the above
  • UAE visa
  • Personal expenses
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3 Star
  • Three-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel of your choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day city tour
  • Shopping tour
  • Two-hour dhow cruise dinner
  • Round trip transfers
package exclusive
  • Dubai Visa
  • Food and services not mentioned above
  • Personal Expenses
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Despite its name, the DSF is held in high regard by people with different tastes, such as thrill seekers, history and culture buffs, and anyone who wants to experience the contrasting charm of the emirate. After all, during this 32-day long event, the emirate is littered with special deals, discounts and promotions offered by the major players in the tourism, hospitality and service industry.
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One location, among many others, that gains immense gusto during the event is the effervescent Global Village. Hordes of tourists, shopping freaks, and the culture enthusiasts descend upon its more than 40 pavilions to take a sneak peek into the culture and heritage of the prominent destinations from across the globe. Thanks to its astounding performances, lively parades, and a sumptuous spread of exotic cuisines, aside from a mind-boggling assortment of merchandises that take centre stage during the event.
With just a couple of months left for the 20th version of DSF (January 1st to February 1st), we’ve compiled here a list of all-inclusive packages to make the most of your time and immerse in the enchanting joy and enthusiasm of the DSF. All you need to do is to make a choice according to your preference and pocket. Packed with a list of must-dos in Dubai, these packages not only enable you to partake in the festivity of the DSF, but also help you to experience the Dubai’s best in minimal time.