In pictures: Fun amid shopping frenzy
An entire world awaits Dubai Shopping Festival explorers, including daily fireworks, raffles and prizes to be won. Street shows and stage performances are taking place every day until the end of the festival. Great shopping bargains and eating-out options are also on the menu at the event, which runs for 32 days.
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