This is the most awaited shopping festival of Dubai, where thousands of stores go on sale every year. The month-long shopping festival is guaranteed to satisfy all of your shopping needs, and also features several fashion shows, street carnivals, prize giveaways, sporting events & cultural events from different countries.
With every passing year, the Dubai Shopping Festival only gets bigger, bringing the best across its sectors for locals and visitors alike, and is a great event to showcase “Dubai At Its Best”. Every year, the festival attracts millions of visitors who collectively splurge hundreds of millions of dollars, making it one of the most happening and lucrative events in the international calendar.
“Ever since its launch, Dubai Shopping Festival has witnessed a growing number of visitors from India and this market has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years. Indians comprise a vibrant part of United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) society, constituting a significant segment of the total international crowds thronging DSF.”
So do our Bollywood celebrities go to the Dubai Shopping Festival to shop? Well, they may not go there to shop (I guess they don’t have to wait for some event to splurge), they definitely go to the festival for promoting some event/film.
- Couple of years back, Shah Rukh Khan kicked off the world premiere of his tour “Access All Area” with a performance at the Dubai Shopping Festival.
- Some time back, Sonam Kapoor and the entire family flew to Dubai to celebrate Anil Kapoor’s birthday, which falls on Dec 24, and stayed back for New Year celebrations and a few days later for the shopping festival.
- Many Bollywood celebrities own a second-home in Dubai and go there to celebrate New Year, and make it a point to stay there for a few more days and enjoy the shopping season.