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Shops and Shopping, Sales and Prizes at Dubai Shopping Festival
By Administrator
 9. January 2012 16:16     , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

Dubai Shopping Festival

To celebrate the passion for shopping and provide an ultimate heaven for shoppers to indulge in, Dubai Shopping Festival is back and with a loud bang. From longest sparkling fireworks display in the history of Dubai Shopping Festival to mesmerizing musical street shows across the city, the 17th Edition of DSF has kicked off magnificently. Organized by Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), an establishment under the Department of Economic Development (DED) the DSF slogan "Dubai at its Best" along with the DSF theme of "One World - One Family - One Festival" promises to offer the finest, atypical and exciting shopping experience with attractive offers, discounts and a whole range of variety. With Shopping, Entertainment and Winning as its tagline, the 17th edition of DSF will run from 5th January 2012 to 5th February 2012. Last year a massive number of around 3.9 million people from all over the globe participated in Dubai Shopping Festival and this year new records are bound to be made.


Come and experience all that Dubai if offering this year. Stay at the moderately priced yet luxuriously furnished Dubai Apartment and get a chance to win daily gold, cash, cars, raffles, watch Daily fireworks display from Dubai Creek and indulge in late night shopping spree at Night Souks, enjoy family entertainments, live shows, carnivals, concerts and much much more all throughout during Dubai Shopping Festival.

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Dubai Shopping Festival 2012- "Dubai At Its Best"
By Administrator
 15. December 2011 17:29     , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

Ladies and gentlemen, kids and youngsters, locals and tourists are all about to descend on Dubai as one of the biggest shopping festival is about to kicks off at the start of the New Year, to serve up a mixed bag of amazing treats. Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 or DSF 2012 starting date is January 5, 2012 and ending date is February 5, 2012. The 32-day festival promises to offer entertainment and shopping activities for all including a wide range of concerts, international shows, street performances, exhibitions, promotions, substantial accommodation discounts, savings and fun filled festivities for families and couples to enjoy.


Don’t miss the much awaited traditional opening night with remarkable fireworks and light shows across Dubai Creek that will then continue throughout Dubai Shopping Festival.  This year simple yet meaningful slogan “Dubai at its best” speaks for itself that Dubai Shopping Festival not only offers the best of the best in Dubai but also at the lowest prices ever. Tourists return to Dubai every year during DSF because it brings together art, crafts, culture, leisure, customs, food, business and adventure. It is becoming more and more popular every year.


Be there or you will miss out on all the fun. It's not only the best but an ideal time to visit Dubai. From weather in Dubai to the Dubai Holiday Apartments options everything is picture perfect. So brighten up your holiday and Come to see the best that Dubai has to offer. There is entertainment each night and special events to make sure that you have a splendid stay in your Dubai Rental Furnished Apartments.

Dubai in December
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 8. December 2011 16:45     , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (2)

Fun, Feast and Food are the words that rightfully describe December in Dubai. Apart from the deals and discounts to set the mood for the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival in 2012, December in Dubai has started in full swing with the celebrations of UAE National Day.
Weather in Dubai in the month of December is ideal for tourists as the average temperature is about 26°C (79 °F) which basically means that Dubai will enjoy bright, sun-scrubbed days, low humidity and comfortable temperature. Being a tourist country, Christmas and New Year celebrations are already in planning. Here is a list of a few not to be missed events in Dubai in December.

 


Sharon Shannon in the Irish Village
The sound of fiddle soothes the soul and calms the mind. Don’t miss a chance to feel uplifted by the traditional Irish fiddler player Sharon Shannon at Irish Village.

Ticket Charges: Dhs159
Time: 9 pm
Date: 8th December
Location: Irish Village, Garhoud,Dubai


Barney Live in Dubai
The lovable purple dinosaur Barney is in Dubai. Don't miss your chance to see Barney Live in a stage show that is bound to amuse whole family including mummies and daddies.
Ticket Charges: Dhs185 (Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children with exclusive framed photograph with Barney and key ring per purchase).
Time: 4pm – 6 pm – 8pm (3 Shows daily)
Date: 8th December – 10th December
Location: Zabeel Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Centre

Laughter Factory

Attend an uncontrollable laughter session at Laughter factory with some of the best stand up comedians like Owen O'Neill, Markus Birdman and Gordon Southern.
Ticket Charges: Dhs130
Time: 9pm
Date & Location:
8th December at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
9th December at The Majlis, The Irish Village, Dubai
14th December at Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai
15th December at Grand Millennium Dubai, Dubai
16th December at Mazina, The Address, Dubai Marina, Dubai


Chris Brown F.A.M.E. Tour
US Hip Hop and R&B singer Chris Brown is coming to Dubai as part of his F.A.M.E tour. Don’t miss his exceptional dance moves, captivating voice, charismatic looks and mind blowing performance.
Ticket Charges: Dhs995 – Fame lounge, Dhs 295.00 - Silver (Standing),  Dhs 395.00-Gold (Standing), Dhs 595.00 Platinum (Standing)
Time: 6: 30 pm
Date: 9th December
Location: Dubai Festival City Concert Arena, Dubai

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A R Rehman Live in Concert
A two-time Academy Award winning music maestro A. R. Rahman will be performing live in Dubai. Mozart of Madras will wow fans as he performs live on stage.
Ticket Charges: Dhs1000 - VVIP, Dhs350 - VIP, Dhs250 - Grandstand, Dhs175 - Standing premium, Dhs100 – Balcony
Time: 9pm
Date: 9th December
Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, Dubai


Tamer Hosny Live in Concert
The renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter and producer Tamer Hosny is back in Dubai and will be singing some of his best hits to date.
Ticket Charges: Dhs150 - Regular (Standing)
Time: 9:30pm
Date: 9th December
Location: Burj Park, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai


Potenza Performance Challenge 2011
Race fans love the adrenaline and Bridgestone Potenza Performance Challenge let them taste the thrill, the speed and the excitement of driving challenges for the entire family. For two days enjoy exhilarating stunt bike shows, tuner car exhibit and showcase, Xbox racing simulator challenge with prizes along with lots of food, fun, music and parties to kick off the weekend. 
Ticket Charges:  Adults - Dhs40, Children - Dhs20, Children under 12 enter free
Time: 9am-6pm
Date: 9th December- 10th December
Location: Dubai Autodrome, Dubai


The Nutcracker
Christmas is upon us and thus one of the world’s best beloved ballet of Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker will be performed by none other than Vienna Festival Ballet Company. The ballet is bound to enthrall Dubai audience, young and old, by their delightful stunning dance performances.
Ticket Charges:   Dhs165- Balcony, Dhs185-Stalls
Time & Date: 2 shows daily
15th December: 4:30pm and 8:00 pm
16th December: 11:00am and 4:00 pm
17th December: 2:00pm and 7:00 pm
Location: Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

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BLACK
One of its kind blind troupe will perform in Dubai. Though they cannot see yet they have strong voices and have the ability to move the audiences through their most touching music.
Time: 9pm
Date: 17th December
Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai


Laurent Delorme & Francis Cabrel Cover Band's Benefit Concert
Laurent Delorme and the Francis Cabrel Cover Band will be the centre of an upcoming concert to show their support for the friends of cancer patients.
Ticket Charges:  Adults – Dhs75, Children – Dhs50
Time: 8pm   
Date: 22nd December
Location: Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai


Desert Fusion Unplugged 2011
Milestone Entertainment LLC is once again set to bring the best of the best together in Desert Fusion Unplugged Concert with famous names like  Kailash Kher, Strings and Natalie.
Ticket Charges:  Dhs150-Regular, Dhs250- VIP
Time: 9pm   
Date: 23rd December
Location: Chi@The Lodge, Dubai


Peter Pan
Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook are ready to mesmerize you to the magical world of Neverland. Delighting the audiences for generations and is a great adventurous story making people believe in fairies and pirates. 
Ticket Charges:  Dhs135 for opening night- Dhs150 for all other
Date: 20th December – 31st December
Location: First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

For the ultimate Dubai short break this Christmas and New Year rent a Dubai furnished apartment and and enjoy the best rates in a secure online environment. Rest assured that your privacy is protected. Be a part of Dubai life and festivities this December. Have fun!

Dubai Summer Surprises – Get Ready For a Summer To Remember
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 29. July 2011 16:29     , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (1)

When everyone is complaining about Summer’s hot and humid temperatures, Dubai welcomes Summer in a surprising way and that is by running a famous event known as Dubai Summer Surprises or DSS. This year  DSS promises to offer even greater experience as more and more malls and sponsors are showing interest. Dubai Shopping Festival, which ran from 22nd June 2011 to 31st July 2011 aims to attract family and shopaholics to Dubai to escape the heat and enjoy shopping, dining, games, promotions and entertainment in Dubai’s luxurious surroundings.


Dubai Summer Surprises will see 14 leading shopping Malls participating in the event that is growing enthusiasm among people of all ages.  Some of the top surprises that awaits the shoppers include a chance to win Ten BMWs (2012 model) and lucky coupon on spending more than AED 200. The participating shopping malls are Oasis Centre, Palm Strip, Burjuman Centre, Reef Mall, Lamcy Plaza, Arabian Centre, Hamrian Centre, Al Mulla Plaza, Al Bustan Centre, Mazaya Centre, Century Mall, Al Manal Centre, Al Ghurair City and Ibn Battuta Mall. Apart from that Deira City Centre is collaborating with Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre to give away weekly prizes worth a total of AED 1.5 million.


Experience refreshing spa therapy that reduces fatigue and stress in a leisurely fashion.  This year once again more than 30 Spa centers are associating with Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (Depe) to offer amazing discounts to the Dubai visitors and set the mood for the holiday season.


Modhesh World with all its fun filled games and activities is back to give the entire family a reason to celebrate. My Dubai Stay offers Serviced Holiday Rentals that are stylish, modern and are ideally located. The Furnished Apartments in Dubai provide a stylish and contemporary living space, with a kitchen, a bathroom and a dining area along with spacious Dubai rooms.  For details visit Flats in Dubai, Villas in Dubai, Dubai Holiday Apartments and Dubai Short Term Apartments. Also visit our Dubai Marina Apartments, Jumeirah Apartments, Cheap Dubai Apartments, Dubai Accommodation, Dubai Luxury Apartments, Dubai Waterfront Apartments and Budget Dubai Apartments pages.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 - DSF 2011
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 21. January 2011 23:46     , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (3)


Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 or DSF 2011 has started and Organizers have unveiled a host of festival attractions for the sixteenth edition of Dubai Shopping Festival. International shows, concerts, shopping promotions, and raffles worth millions of dirhams. It’s the best time to visit Dubai as huge discounts are offered on almost everything and that’s why just like every year DSF 2011 is all set to draw people from all over the world. Dubai Shopping Festival has recorded a consumer spending of Dh84 billion, and given away prizes worth Dh1.35 billion while drawing over 40 million visitors.


I have listed the highlights of this year Dubai Shopping Festival or the 15+1 solid reasons to visit Dubai anywhere in between 20th January to 20th February:


DSF Opening Ceremony (January 20)

DSF opening ceremony will feature a show at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard and the Dubai Creek Park with fireworks to mark the beginning of Dubai’s famous 32 day festival. Apart from that daily fireworks display on the Seef area of Dubai Creek at 8:30pm will rock Dubai city.
The Sound and Light Show in Wafi is another highlight of this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival which is inspired by the renowned sound and light show in Egypt.


DSF Nissan Mega Raffle and Lexus Mega Raffle

Win prizes worth millions of Dirhams in this year’s spectacular Lexus Mega Raffle and Nissan Mega Raffle held during Dubai Shopping Festival 2011. Purchase a Dh 200 ticket and become eligible to enter into the Lexus mega raffle. For Nissan mega raffle any purchase of more than Dh20 at the EPPCO (Emirates Petroleum Products Company) or ENOC( Emirates National Oil Company) gas stations or the purchase of over Dh200 at the participating shopping malls will get shoppers coupons to enter for the daily and weekly draw.
All in all a total of 79 cars will be given away to the lucky visitors.

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DSF Gold Raffle
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group is back this DSF with a gold promotion that is giving away prizes worth millions. Every gold shopper has a chance to take home gold and cash prizes. "Bag of Fortune", offer jewellery customers a chance to win 21 kilos of gold worth Dh 3.5 million through raffle draws.
Half a kilo of gold will be given away daily and on the last day of Dubai Shopping Festival a bumper prize of five kilos of gold will be won by a lucky winner. To qualify customers need to spend only up to Dh 500 on gold jewellery purchases at any of the participating outlets.
In addition there is also a 'Scratch n Wi' promotion where shoppers of diamonds, pearls and watches can win up to Dh 3 million in cash. Anyone spending up to Dh1,000 on diamond is eligible to one 'Scratch n Wi' coupon along with two gold and jewellery raffle promotion coupons, thus doubling their chances at the winning stakes.

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DSF Concerts
Dubai will be dancing to the tunes of some of the world renowned stars in this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival including:
Johnny Lever Live in Concert (January 20;8:00pm – 1:00am; Indian High Scholl Football Ground - Oud Metha Road Bur Dubai)
Faris Karam and Shireen Abdulwahhab (January 28; 8.00 pm - 1.00 am; The Burj Steps in Downtown Dubai)
Dubai Rocks with K.K. and Sunidhi Chauhan (January 28; 8.00 pm - 1.00 am ; Madinat Arena,Madinat Jumeirah)
Tamer Hosny (Mazzika) (February 3; 9:00 pm-1:00 am; Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre)
Pharrell Williams and his band N.E.R.D with guest Mike Posner (February 10; 8:00 pm-1:00 am; Festival City)
Rabeh Saker (February 10; 8.00pm – 1:00 am; The Burj Steps in Downtown Dubai)
Amy Winehouse (February 11; 9:00 pm-1:00 am; Festival City)
Wael Kufury and Nancy Ajram (February 11; 8.00 pm – 1:00 am; The Burj Steps in Downtown Dubai)
Ustad Mohammad Reza Shajarian (February 17; 9:00 pm-1:00 am; Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre)
Fadel Shaker and Haifa Wehbe (February 18; 8.00 pm – 1:00 am; The Burj Steps in Downtown Dubai)
The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2011, featuring internationally acclaimed blues stars from around the world, will be held from Jan. 20-38.


DSF Dubai Carnival
The all famous Dubai Carnival is all set to hit the streets. Celebratory traditions such as masquerades, parades, singing and dancing done by jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, and musicians from all over the world will make it unforgettable. So watch out for the fun and festivity on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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DSF Kids Festivities
Dubai Shopping Festival is not all about shopping and that includes kids as well. Desert camp for kids by DSF offers the ultimate experience in terms of fun. Some of the regular Dubai desert safari activities such as camel riding, horse riding and quad bike safari but also a range of Dubai’s local cuisines and a taste of Dubai life will be there to give kids a fun in the sun. Mini Zoo, the Heritage House with its display of Dubai in the Past, the Fun Fare area for kids and not to forget the rented camps, traditional clothes, handicrafts, and other traditional products will also be showcased.


DSF Night Souks
Enjoy shopping in evening or at late night hours at DSF Night Souks with cool night breeze and swaying palm trees in the background. Night Souk encourages bargaining and offers variety of merchandise from world renowned retailers along with entertainment area and restaurants to please food lovers.


DSF Gulf Bike Week (February 10 - February 12)
A 3 day exhibition showcasing incredible selection of not just bikes but accessories and components is bound to appeal the fans. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed Ben Sulayem, FIA Vice-President for Sport and President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE, the full line of hottest sport bikes, cruisers, off road and all terrain vehicles, apparel, accessories, custom-designed bikes and motorcycle-related products will be showcased.


Dubai Shopping Festival Heritage Events
Heritage and cultural events will be as usual conducted at Al Shindagha heritage site (located along the Dubai Creek promenade) and Hatta Heritage Village which are extremely popular among visitors of DSF.
For 32 days DSF visitors to these sites can enjoy the best of Arabian culture and arts daily from 5 pm to 10 pm.


DSF Global Village:
Located in Dubailand on Emirates Road, Global Village hosts a vibrant range of activities that are organized by countries from the different continents of the world including live performances, mouth watering cuisines, exclusive goods and even thrilling rides. Their logo “Where World Comes Together” says it all.


DSF Carpet and Arts Oasis
Since the start of the yearly DSF exhibition in 1996 the Carper and Art Oasis is held on a grand scale and throws light on rich Arabian culture. Carpets from various carpet-producing countries and regions Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, China, and India are always in demand thanks to their unique designs and skillful knitting. Organized by Dubai Customs, the 12,000 square-metre exhibition will feature 52 top exhibitors. Apart from carpets and rugs, handicrafts will be also on display. The event will be held from January 20 to February 20 at the Airport Expo Dubai, West Hall.


Dubai International Kite Festival (January 21)
The Cox & Kings Dubai International Kite Festival is the first of its kind and will attract kite flyers from all around the world. Eminent kite teams such as David Gomberg Kite Team (from USA), Team Mangalore (from India), Buhamai Kite Team (from Kuwait) among many others will rule Dubai skies. A performance by Dubai Drums is one of the many highlights of the event in addition to the tunes of DJs and RJs such as Anirudh and DJ Vimal.

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DSF BEN 10 LIVE (February 10 – February 12)
The popular action character Ben 10 will feature in an adrenaline pumping 80-minute theatrical extravaganza that will combine the best of Ben 10 and Ben 10 Alien Force. The thrilling performance will be filled with electrifying stunts, action flying sequences and cool BMX and skateboard tricks that are bound to amuse the audience.


DSF Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira (Poetry Gathering) 2011 (January 27)
An annual international gathering to celebrate folk, ethnic, literary and urban poetry is look forward by all Poetry lovers. The famous hindi and Urdu literati will enchant audience at the H.H. Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, The Indian High School on 27th of January.


DSF Creations / Fashion Bazaar (February 10-February 20)
“Creations” is a 10 day fashion event that will showcase fashion designers, encompassing both the leading names from the industry as well as emerging talents. “Creations” provides a platform to the aspiring designers and stresses on the importance of Dubai on international fashion week circuits. Held every year at Dubai Mall it assures a sophisticated yet stylish image of Dubai and its fashion industry.


DSF Closing Ceremony(February 20):
And last but definitely not the least the closing ceremony of DSF will be held on 20th of February and even that will be all about celebration.

Perfect Package for DSF 2011
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head for this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival. And here is the 15+1 reason why you should visit Dubai Shopping Festival in 2011 as Dubai’s renowned rental portal My Dubai Stay is offering an amazing deal of 50 money saving vouchers. 

Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 & Regional Promotional Road Show
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 28. December 2010 00:57     , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

The Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), an agency under the Department of Economic Development (DED) and organisers of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), announced the beginning of the regional promotional road show to endorse the 16th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 which will be held from 20th January to 20th February 2011. The theme of this year Shopping Festival is "One World One Family One Festival". To entice more tourists to attend the mega Dubai Shopping Festival Event the road show has kicked off in Saudia Arabia and then move on to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and India, thus covering its seven main markets.


Dubai Shopping Festival Regional Road Show is a new initiative and is anticipated to promote the events and attractions of DSF regionally. Ibrahim Saleh, Festivals Coordinator General and Deputy CEO of Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), will be leading the road shows and according to him “"We plan to communicate the mixture of activities, promotions, shopping and events that will be on offer in DSF 2011 to the media, travel agencies and tour operators in these countries in an effort to attract more visitors to Dubai."
"More than 6000 retail outlets in addition to around 50 shopping malls will offer sale and discounted prices of up to 75% on a wide range of goods and services," he stressed.


Furthermore attractive Dubai accommodation packages will also be offered. To know more about Dubai Shopping Festival and to avail great discounts stay tune to My Dubai Stay’s Dubai blog. Book your Dubai holiday rental apartments, Dubai furnished apartments, Dubai Serviced Apartments, Dubai Rental Apartments, Dubai Short Stay Apartments and enjoy our special discounted rates.



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