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Dubai Shopping Festival

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Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is an annual one month long event held at the start of the year that puts Dubai on the map more for the marketing of DSF than the actual shopping bargains found. There are some good deals if you look carefully, and there are also various associated events and concerts that can be entertaining, including fireworks displays which are sometimes quite spectacular. And of course a number of raffles and prize draws with money, cars, and gold as prizes. A fine example of Dubai showing off to excess.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2014 (DSF 2014) (19th edition)
Timings Weekdays (Sun to Wed)1 Weekends (Thu to Fri)1 Saturday1
  Shops Food Courts Shops Food Courts Shops Food Courts
Deira City Center 1000-0100 1000-0200 1000-0200 1000-0300 1000-0200 1000-0300
Dubai Festival City 1000-0100 1000-0200 1000-0200 1000-0300    
Mall of the Emirates 1000-0100 1000-0200 1000-0200 1000-0300 1000-0200 1000-0300
Mirdiff City Center 1000-0100 1000-0200 1000-0200 1000-0300 1000-0200 1000-0300
The Dubai Mall2 1000-0200 1000-0300 1000-0200 1000-0300 1000-0200 1000-0300
  1. Weekends in the UAE are usually regarded as Friday and Saturday, and Thursday night is usually considered to be a weekend night for the purposes of shopping hours, so most shopping malls operate weekend timings from Thu-Sat. The DSF announcement didn't specify which days are included in weekend timings. Saturday timings given where supplied or confirmed, if in italics it's our best guess.
  2. The Dubai Mall opening hours for shops, services (except banks), food court, and restaurants during DSF before 16 Jan 2014 are 1000-0100, and 1000-0300 on Thu to Sat night for waterfront promenade restaurants only.

DSF 2014 events and shows include

Sporting events during the DSF - World of Sports

Other concerts and shows (to be updated with dates and locations)

Concert dates

Raffles, competitions, prize draws, awards

Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 (DSF 2013) (18th edition)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 (DSF 2012) (17th edition)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 (DSF 2011) (16th edition)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 (DSF 2010)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2009 (DSF 2009)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2008 (DSF 2008)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2007 (DSF 2007, or DSF 2006-2007 since DSF 2006 was cancelled)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2006 (DSF 2006)
Dubai Shopping Festival 2005 (DSF 2005)
Dubai Shopping Festival 1996 (DSF 1996)
Last update Monday 28-Apr-2014. Page development 3D 4L 5C.
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