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Dubai Shopping Festival: 7 things to enjoy this weekend

Dubai Shopping Festival offers entertainment and shopping opportunities for the entire family

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Dubai’s annual citywide shopping extravaganza, Dubai Shopping Festival, not only boasts five weeks of sales and prize draws, but also offers entertainment opportunities for the entire family.

Creative Sneakers at Robinsons

Shoppers can head to Robinsons Department Store in Dubai Festival City to purchase unique footwear embellished live by an artist in-store. Sneaker heads can buy a pair from the Robinsons shoe department, then watch as their shoes are given a creative twist.

The DSF exclusive is for all ages and runs on 5 and 6 January from 5pm to 8pm.

Watch Fireworks

The Beach Fireworks

Enjoy DSF fireworks with the family taking place at Al Seef (8.30pm), La Mer (9pm) and The Beach opposite JBR (9.30pm) every Thursday and Friday.

Experience Carpet and Art Oasis

Shoppers can browse thousands of handcrafted silk carpets from around the world as well as a large collection of antique souvenirs at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Carpet & Art Oasis is open from 10am to 10pm throughout the weekend at Dubai World Trade Centre - Shaikh Saeed Hall 2 and 3.

Admission is free for all and visitors will be in with a chance to win a handmade carpet worth Dh25,000.

Explore the Art of Perfume Making

Head to The Scents Factory at The Dubai Mall Catwalk for an exclusive experience to explore the art of perfume making. There’s daily raffle prizes and influencer experiences from participating fragrance brands including, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme and Ralph Lauren.

Experience Bloomie’s Loves UAE

Beauty lovers can add to their make-up bags from the pop up at Bloomingdale’s Beauty floor in Dubai Mall which features a curated collection of locally-founded beauty brands across fragrance, skincare, tools and make-up.

‘Festive on the River’ at Riverland Dubai

Complete festivities with the final weekend of the ‘Festive on the River’ event featuring a pop-up ice-rink, an outdoor cinema screening the season’s favourite movies, festive decor and a European style festive market, there is something for the whole family to enjoy from 4pm to 10pm at Riverland.

Attractions in Dubai

Families can make the most of the weekend by purchasing the DSF Pass which offers up to 65 per cent discount at over 60 top attractions and dining options across the city such as, ‘At The Top’ Burj Khalifa, Kaleidoscope, IMG Worlds of Adventure and La Perle.