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7 free-entry DSF events to visit this week

Published on January 26, 2020 at 18.00

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The landmark 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is now down to its last few days, set to end on February.-Photo by Shihab
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Those who haven’t been to the carnivals and alternative shopping venues around town can make the most of the last DSF weekend.- Photo by M. Sajjad
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There are seven free-entry pop-up markets that were created in tribute to the first ever DSF in 1996. Good news is majority of these markets will remain open until the end of the festival.-Photo by Shihab
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1-City Walk: All visitors to City Walk market have been fascinated by the futuristic venue and the diversity of activations. From digital art walls, LED tunnel, a mirror maze, GIF pods to performances by celebrities, including Ragheb Alama, Ahlam and Mohammed Hamaki, Assi El Hallani, Samira Saeed, it has been buzzing with happy visitors. There is still a lot to check out including a Miami Vibes food pop-up, glitter stations, talent shows, and more. >> Open until February 1
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2-Last Exit Al Khawaneej: The destination has been transformed into an urban winter carnival with so many activities for families, including an outdoor custom ice rink, a seriously fun snowball fight pit, a snow tubing slope, and snowmen building zones. >> Open until February 1
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3-Al Seef: The newly redeveloped historic site brings the best of the old and the new. It has become a hub for fun-filled activities and entertainment with 25 pit-stops showcasing art, music and entertainment borrowed from the past and reinterpreted for the present and the future. The market is also rich with ways to learn about the culture of the UAE, including a traditional wedding show and Sha’abyat cartoon shows. >> Open until February 1
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4-Al Rigga: This market has been created to bring the nostalgia of the very first DSF edition to visitors with a fun fair, food and drink and retail stalls, roaming entertainment, skilled games, atmospheric lighting and historic DSF branding. The market will even host a fitness tournament on January 25. >> Open until February 1
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5-Hatta: Visitors to Hatta are experiencing a traditional outdoor souq with various cultural games and activities, from bike racing, to trampolines, VR experiences and cultural performances. There are also live BBQs on-site. >> Open until February 1
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6-Dubai Festival City Mall Market: Families to the market are getting involved in a wide variety of activities, coupled with unique retail pieces to buy, as well as delicious bites from various food stalls. The Lego festival is also a big hit. >> Runs until March 14
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7-Swyp Market Outside the Box (MOTB): The market offers visitors a unique retail experience with immersive entertainment and world-class bespoke activations in addition to performances by different schools and live performances and stage shows. From January 29 until February 1, Fortnite fans can meet international and regional gamers who will make an appearance on stage, including YouTube sensation FaZe Adapt. >> Runs until February 1
 
 
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