Dubai has suddenly come up these last few years as being one of the most popular and most developed countries in the Middle East. As a top tourist destination around the world, what attracts people more and more each year to Dubai, is their annual Dubai Shopping Festival. Every year, for about the first month of the year, (upcoming dates for 2015 are Thursday, January 1- Sunday, February 1) the largest shopping and entertainment festival is put on throughout the city. People of all age ranges come for a mix of international concerts, musicals/ shows, sports, outdoor events and fashion events. There is nothing else like it.
For the month of January, the shopping is endless. Dubai offers countless markets for cool, hand-made collectives and top brand designers for the greatest looks with the best prices. If you’re struggling with your look or just want to see the newest fashion trends, the DSFV Catwalk is where to be. The other thing that separates this shopping month from the rest of the world, is that Dubai offers tax-free shopping! The prices you see are the prices you get, and because they make such a big deal out of their festival, prices are marked down even lower than usual. This is how they get all the people coming in.
There are endless things to do and see this month if shopping til you drop is not your thing. Whoever you are and whatever you like, Dubai has something to offer you. If you’re up for a good race, watch the horses compete in the Dubai World Cup Carnival or get in the auto zone to see which car comes in first in the Hankook 24H Dubai. A race you probably won’t find anywhere else, is camel racing! Dubai dedicates a whole season towards this. This is a race where you can fully immerse yourself in their culture. Take advantage of the opportunity while it’s in season! You won’t want to miss this.
Don’t just stop at camel racing- Dubai offers all sorts of different entertainment during this month for you to experience! Check out international dances, folk music, ballets, fair rides, concerts, pop-up restaurants and more. This is also your chance to win big. Dubai’s Shopping Festival is FULL of top of the line prizes. As a matter of fact, over the past two decades, they’ve given out more than 1.7 billion in prizes. These include Rolls-Royces and pure gold. Shops here typically hand out scratch-offs, coupons and opportunities to win prizes and get discounts for your favorite things.
With all this shopping and all these activities, transportation is key. Purchasing a hop on, hop off bus tour is definitely the way to go. Top popular options for this include the bus tour with a dhow cruise, walking tours and museum tickets all included. If you’ve already booked your things to do separately, then booking the Big Bus Dubai: Day And Night Combo Tour will make things super easy for you. This allows you to hop on and hop off as you please, with more than 21 stops.
Go ahead and book your trip to Dubai now! You’ll have the shopping experience of a lifetime with the best deals, entertainment and maybe even a new prize. No tax means you have an even greater reason to buy. Immerse yourself in their culture, meet lots of new people and to make sure you see the whole city by purchasing a hop on, hop off bus tour. Get ready, and let the shopping begin!