This year is going to be extra special for the people of Dubai and tourists who are planning to go there at the end of the year. Why? Because the most awaited Dubai Shopping Festival will take place around Christmas and New Year. DSF starts from the 26th of December, 2017 and ends on the 28th of January, 2018. Therefore, it is going to be celebrations galore this time around, and if you’ve not yet planned your winter vacation, then head to Dubai and enjoy Christmas, New Year and DSF.



The DSF starts right after Christmas, but the Dubai also loves to celebrate Christmas in the most grandest of ways. There’s are Christmas and winter sales ongoing all around and people are busy doing Christmas shopping for their friends and family. Many places make Christmas themed villages and markets where people can shop and feel like they are a part of a magical Christmas story. Such places are quite popular with children also, as they have many special programs just for them.

All around the city, there are many parties, lunches and dinners ongoing in the famous restaurants of Dubai. The chefs of these restaurants create special menus just for Christmas season and this menu is served right up till the day of Christmas. There are also many special events, shows, performances and sports events that are organized just for Christmas. Since Dubai is an international city and sees millions of tourists, they pull out all the stops for Christmas and ensure everyone has a great time. The Christmas celebrations are a great run up to DSF and New Year celebrations.


The biggest shopping extravaganza in the world is also one of the biggest celebrations. DSF is not just about shopping, it is about the whole experience that brings many people from around the world together to have a great time. Shopping is the primary reason for DSF. This is the perfect opportunity to get the most amazing products at discounts as high as 75%. The whole city is a part of DSF, and the festive spirit is all around. The opening ceremony is something you should not miss. There are fireworks, laser, and light shows that mark the beginning of DSF. The whole city comes to a standstill.

One of the best features of DSF is the raffle draw. Every day, participants can win huge and expensive prizes like luxury SUV cars, gold, cash, high-end electronics and more. In fact, you can actually win more than the whole cost of the trip to Dubai. The raffle draw has been one of the main draws including the live events. To attract more people, malls and retail stores hold events, musical shows, and concerts. Celebrities too are called for such events. The whole DSF is like one big party and the great thing is that this party goes on for a whole month.

3.New Year

Just like Christmas, New Year celebrations too are huge in Dubai. The city will already be in a festive mood owing Christmas and DSF, which will further add to the New Year celebrations. As we know, Dubai is home to some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world, and all them have something special for the New Year. There are special menus created just for the occasion, and there are offers as well. And of course, for New Year’s Eve, there are dinner parties as well where you can bring in the New Year among much fervour.

Beach parties are also quite popular during New Year celebrations. Many hotels have private beaches that are transformed into party hubs. Some of the parties start in as early as 7 pm in the evening and go on till the wee hours. These parties have international DJs, crazy music, delicious foods and lip-smacking drinks. You are guaranteed to have a great time. New Year celebrations are huge in Dubai, and thanks to the DSF, they are expected to be even bigger this coming year.

It’s a triple celebration this coming year. Since it is the holiday season, you can also find many discounts and offers for tours to Dubai. Therefore, book now and you will save a lot of money – money that you can use for shopping at the DSF.