In pictures: Festivals and events in Dubai to look forward to in 2021
Published on November 12, 2020 at 12.42
A look at the annual events calendar, which will begin with the Dubai Shopping Festival on December 17, 2020 and end with the Super Sale in December 2021. Dubai Shopping Festival (December 17, 2020 – January 30, 2021): One of the biggest and longest running shopping festivals, DSF will return with exceptional retail and entertainment experiences plus life-changing promotions and raffles. File photos/Supplied/Alamy/
Chinese New Year (January 31 – February 13) – Catering to Chinese visitors to the city and Chinese residents in Dubai, this retail event will include entertainment, events, fireworks, cultural activities and mall promotions centered around the holiday.
Spring/Summer Collection Launch (March 4 – March 20) – Created to drive sales across the retail sector by supporting major stores and local brands, the collection launch will showcase the latest fashion lines with offers and deals that cement Dubai’s position as a global fashion hub.
Ramadan in Dubai/Eid Al Fitr in Dubai (April 12 – May 15) – A social, cultural and spiritual highlight of the 2021 Retail Calendar, the values of the Holy Month of Ramadan and festivities of Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated with a range of family events and retail offers.
Dubai Summer Surprises (June 24 – September 4): The long-running summer spectacle will feature exciting events, offers and promotions, family entertainment, exclusive deals and mega raffles with shoppers able to win a host of great prizes.
Eid Al Adha in Dubai (July 19 – July 24) – Eid Al Adha in Dubai highlights authentic Emirati traditions and customs, with events and promotions marking the occasion.
Back to School (August 15 – September 4) – The Back to School campaign supports the sales of school supplies with malls and retailers offering prizes to drive sales and build excitement.
Fall/Winter Collection Launch (September 5 – September 18) – Shoppers can find new season offers, the latest trending fashion lines and more as the city welcomes the cooler winter weather with a special collection launch.
Dubai Home Festival (September 19 – September 30) – Launched to support Dubai’s growing homeware and interior design sectors, the event features promotions that showcase established brands and give young designers and innovators a unique platform to showcase their work.
Diwali in Dubai (October 29 – November 13) – Dubai’s Indian and international expat communities will come together to celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ with a huge array of events, promotions, and offers as well as stunning firework displays, live shows and great food.
Dubai Fitness Challenge (October 29 – November 27) – The fifth year of the Dubai Fitness Challenge presents a host of healthy activities designed to boost the fitness and happiness of the population while helping to establish Dubai as the most active city in the world.
3 Day Super Sale (Dates to be announced) – Big brands and home-grown retailers will reduce prices up to 90 per cent for three days. The dates for the second 3 Day Super Sale of the year will be revealed closer to the time.