Dubai Shopping Festival: 8 Markets you must visit

Dubai is one of the best places for festivals and famous for its mall where you can enjoy shopping. The festivals give you the chance to get discounts on shopping, you can enjoy food and you can also fun there at festivals. The Dubai shopping festival now evolves and become the most successful shopping festival in Dubai. Many visitors around the world come to enjoy and become a part of the festival. Dubai festival in Dubai also arranges a number of different activities like live concerts, Carnivals, and fireworks. So book your tickets and gain the experience of the Dubai festival. In the coming year, the festival is taking place in more locations than ever across the city.


Etisalat market is located in a prime location in Dubai. This festival is arranged in Burj Park. Where you can witness the variety of different stalls and shops, with many food options and entertainment options. Many people come and enjoy the festival either they are resident or other local visitors. The concept has been updated with the twist of the new Korean Newtro theme ( a combination of new and retro) that brings the Asian’s country Urban trend and combination of 90’s style where you can explore the modern culture of Dubai with the unique shopping experience. Etisalat market comes with a new concept of food this year where you can enjoy the Exotic food of Asain street food bites. This coming year’s theme for the kid’s area will be sugar, Shine, and slime. Where kids can enjoy many activities. The timings are Sunday to Wednesday from 4 pm to 10 pm, on Thursday from 4 pm to 12 am and from Friday to Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am.


This is one of the exciting and special Dubai shopping festivals for families. This festival has been created with the garden theme and will introduce different activities and entertainment. Visitors can enjoy theatre shows, game shows, and musical performances, storytelling sessions, and much more. Opening times are from Sunday to Wednesday from 6 pm to 12 am and on Saturday to Thursday from 4 pm to 2 am.


The festival is a long month celebration featuring family entertainment, live shows and cultural shows, and more charm for visitors. Dubai shopping festival market at al seef will be started on 24 December to 23 January. The festival art week held from 24 to 30 December introduces the many amazing experiences, workshops, and many more options for the tourists. The coffee week will be held from 7 to 13 January where you can enjoy cafes with famous coffee favorites and amazing coffee bends from around the world. And at the end of waterfront week, held from 21 to 23 January where you will enjoy the dragon boat race on the Dubai creek. Market timings are from Wednesday from 4 pm to 10 pm and on weekends from 2 pm to 12 am. There will be many other activities that you can enjoy at the Dubai shopping festival.


Dubai shopping festival market at Al murakabat and At Hatta Wadi Hub will introduce great food with amazing deals where the family can enjoy and fun together. The markets are open throughout the festival and held outside the city in the Hajjar mountains in Al murakabat, at Deira, and in Hatta wadi mountain. The destination is far from an hour‘s drive from the city. These markets give a chance to its resident and visitors to explore new locations where they can get a unique shopping experience and enjoy different foods from all over the world. There will be many entertainment activities are held like buskers, stage shows, and also fun shows for kids like drumming session, Carrom game board from 4 pm to 10 pm daily during the festivals.


Nakheel Mall is located on the rooftop of the Palm Jumeirah. This is the best shopping mall in Dubai and at the festival, you can enjoy Exotic foods and visit retail shops and can enjoy treats, stunning views, and also experience the outdoor retail experience. The market also features Santa’s village and Grotto. You can enjoy special offers, promotions, and winter deals at the Nakheel Mall festival in Dubai.


Dubai festival city mall is transformed into a stunning winter wonderland where families can enjoy the great festival of the season in Dubai. It will be opened on 29 December, the outdoor market introduces a great variety of stalls and many other items. Children can also enjoy activities like an interactive maze, a polar bear valley, and a Santa grotto for all kids.


It is located in the west end of the Mall of the emirate a super festive winter wonderland that amazes the shoppers until 24 December. Where you will surely enjoy the holiday cheer level, Shoppers can enjoy discounts that are held with the collaboration of the mall’s iconic and popular ripe market. You can also take photographs with the virtual Santa. You can explore the variations in Santa’s for the perfect photo.


Dubai shopping festival will be held on Saturday and Friday at the ripe market at academy park that will offer a great range of healthy foods and where you can buy the items. The Market will be open on Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm every weekend.

Due to the pandemic era, you have to follow some rules, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distancing is compulsory during a tour to Dubai, and while visiting the festivals in Dubai. Each market is held according to the precautionary health measures, including temperature check at the entrance and to keep social distancing by all the visitors all the time, you cannot enter any place without a facemask.


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