Countdown to Dubai Shopping Festival begins: Here's what's in store for you!

Countdown to Dubai Shopping Festival begins: Here's what's in store for you!

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is back this December! Bigger and better than ever before, expect amazing every day from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023.

Get ready for 46 days of spectacular entertainment, big-name concerts, unmissable exclusives, unbeatable shopping deals, incredible hotel deals, must-try foodie fun, big-time wins citywide and so much more. So whether you’re in the mood for a night out with friends, a relaxing romantic getaway, or looking for a family adventure, DSF has you covered all the way.

There’s no better time to explore Dubai from corner to corner as you chase sizzling sales, extraordinary deals, and delicious discounts. Malls and lifestyle destinations are must-visit locations throughout DSF and are set to feature a host of incredible deals and giveaways so shoppers can enjoy revamping their wardrobes, upgrading gadgets, and discovering huge discounts and unbeatable offers.

Keep an eye out for chances to shop and win millions of redeemable points at stores citywide and discover something new every day with daily surprises on a range of must-haves at select locations - revealed 24 hours in advance.

GITEX Shopper

If you’re looking for a good bargain on the latest gadgets and home appliances then get ready for GITEX Shopper, the region’s largest consumer electronics fair at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 14-18 December.

DSF Drone Light Show

The record-breaking DSF Drone Light Show returns to Dubai Shopping Festival. Best of all, it’s free to attend. The unforgettable visual experience returns for its third season and will showcase the DSF drones at their mesmerizing best against the impressive coastline backdrops of Bluewaters and The Beach.

DSF Fireworks Nights

For even more pocket-friendly evening entertainment be sure to stay up-to-date on for the latest on DSF Fireworks Nights. Get the whole family together and head to one of the designated show locations, to be announced soon, and be dazzled by the spectacular pyrotechnics lighting up the night sky.

Dubai Lights Exhibition

Illuminating art takes centre stage with Dubai Lights back again for another exhibition of bewitching light installations by international artists, designers, architects, and studios. Each unique piece has previously been featured in the world-renowned Amsterdam Light Festival.

Quoz Arts Fest

Art lovers are also in for a treat in January with the returning Quoz Arts Fest celebrating its tenth edition with a series of live entertainment, gallery openings, and movie marathons, all available to enjoy for free.

Market Outside The Box

Take advantage of the cooler weather in Dubai with a trip to one of the many outdoor markets popping up across the city. There’s no better place to start than DSF's flagship outdoor market, MOTB. Stay ahead of the trendsetters with a new line-up of vendors bringing all the styles direct to you. With food trucks and live shows on stage make a day of it with a picnic in the park.

Fontana Circus

Head to Vibes by the Bay at Festival Plaza, Dubai Festival City Mall featuring an array of Instagrammable offerings including a must-see aquatic experience performed by the Fontana Circus - the first travelling water circus in the Middle East.

DSF Mega Raffle

The FIFA World Cup isn’t the only big prize on offer this year. Big winnings are in store for shoppers too, from raffle draws to spend-and-win competitions including the highly-anticipated DSF Mega Raffle where you can WIN a brand new Nissan Patrol and AED100,000 in cash daily. Test your luck this year with so much up for grabs including cash, hotel stays, gift vouchers, gold and jewellery just some of the prizes on offer.

Kadim Al Sahir Concert

Lending the perfect soundtrack to the citywide festivities, visitors can look forward to plenty of entertainment. Don’t miss a beat with live concerts, stand-up comedy, and stage shows from familiar favourites and global stars. One of the most successful Arab singers in history, Kadim Al Sahir, is already confirmed to perform during DSF at the Dubai Opera on 23 and 24 December. Full line-ups will be revealed soon and tickets released on Dubai Calendar and other major ticketing partners.


Experience even more live music throughout the city with TunesDXB. Free to attend these live shows are set to feature Emirati talents as well as busker-style live music from artists across musician genres.

Performing Arts of Dubai

For shows on the go don’t miss the Performing Arts of Dubai. Catch a variety of fresh acts with a mix of music, theatre, comedy, and unique talents marching around in shopping and leisure destinations throughout DSF.


It’s never too early to get excited about the festive season and without The Nutcracker, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same. Watch it performed by the legendary Moscow ballet “La Classique” at Dubai Opera this December or treat your loved ones to a festive frozen tale The Snow Queen at Theatre by QE2. Don’t miss Elf the musical, produced by Olivier Award-winning producer Paul Taylor-Mills and for even more fairy tales head to Fairmont The Palm to join in the whimsy with Rapunzel, performed by The Dubai Panto.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

From dazzling fireworks to picnicking on the beach, wherever you go in Dubai, you're in for a fabulous welcome to 2023. DSF always hosts brilliant fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve and this year is no different with plenty of hotspots to watch the shows to be announced soon.

Yacht parties, DJ nights and gala dinners are just some of the experiences to try including one with the Princess of Pop Kylie Minogue at Atlantis, The Palm.

News Source: Visit Dubai

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