6 top things to do at Dubai Shopping Festival this weekend

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6 top things to do at Dubai Shopping Festival this weekend

The Dubai Shopping Festival will end on January 27, 2018

By Staff Report

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Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 2:19 PM

Last updated: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 8:37 AM

Another weekend of Dubai Shopping Festival is promising to kick off with celebrations galore and a host of exciting activities and events, which is bound to further spread the festive cheer in every corner of Dubai.
The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, and the organisers of DSF, has drawn up an exciting line-up of events and activities to give visitors, families and friends lots to look forward to throughout the weekend (19 - 20 January) including the last chance to pick up something special at Market Outside the Box at Burj Park, as well as a stage adaptation of the best-selling kids' book, Stick Man, at Madinat Theatre. 

Final chance to visit Market Outside the Box (11 - 20 January) 

This weekend sees the final chance to head to Market Outside the Box (MOTB) and pick up something special from one of over 120 unique retail vendors. From independents fashion and jewellery designers to local homeware crafters, there's lot of interesting designers to discover at MOTB. For little ones, there will be a special bedtime story-reading sessions for kids to enjoy each night. Market Outside the Box at Burj Park Downtown is open from 10:00 am till midnight this weekend. Emaar, Nickelodeon and Red Bull are official partners.

Win a Nissan Patrol

People spending over AED 100 in participating stores, including Al Maya Group Choithrams, Aswaaq and Madina Supermarket, will be in with a chance of winning a Nissan Patrol each week until the end of DSF on the 27 January. One Nissan Patrol is up for grabs weekly with the draw taking place live on Sama Dubai TV at 10.30pm each night. 

Damas Loves DSF (20-27 January)

On 20 January, Damas Jewellery will be launching the Damas Loves DSF, an exclusive pop-up at City Walk running until the end of DSF on 27 January. The dome-shaped pop-up will feature five main corners; Made in Dubai Corner, Diamond Corner, Engagement Corner, Fashion Corner and Young Designers Corner. In addition to this, the pop-up will display works of local artists. There will also be a goldsmith present, a kids jewellery design area and Dubai Gold & Jewellery raffle coupons on purchases for a chance to win 1 kilo worth of gold daily. Damas Loves DSF is open 10am - 10pm on weekdays and 10am - 12am on weekends.

Stick Man

Kids are in for a treat this weekend as award-winning stage show, Stick Man, comes to the Madinat Theatre at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Based on Julia Donaldson's best-selling children's book, Stick Man features puppetry, songs, live music and a whole load of funky dance moves. There will be a total of six showings of Stick Man on Friday and Saturday - at 10.30am, 2pm and 4.30pm.

Shop and Win with Meraas

Those visiting Meraas locations this weekend could be in with an extra special surprise with a range of shop and win prizes up for grabs. Families who head to La Mer can enjoy kids' workshops and family entertainment. Not only that, when spending AED 200, they will be in with a chance of being one of two lucky families winning an all-inclusive holiday. Shoppers at City Walk have the chance to win a staycation holiday worth AED 30,000 when spending AED 300.  
At Al Seef, there is a chance to win 1Kg of gold when spending AED 200. Visitors to Boxpark who spend AED 100, can be entered to win a MINI Cooper. Bargain-hunters at The Outlet Village have the chance to win an AED 100,000 shopping spree with a personal shopper and private concierge. Finally, when spending AED 200 at The Beach there is a chance to win both a Fiat500 and a Fiat500C. So, head down to any Meraas destination to win big this weekend.

Watch in awe at the show-stopping fireworks

Catch the weekly DSF fireworks taking place at Al Seef at 8:30pm, La Mer at 9:00pm and The Beach opposite JBR at 9:30pm every Thursday and Friday. Be part of the photomosaic in the mall. You too can contribute to the #photomosaic, an activation by fashion retailer New Look of the Landmark Group to highlight their new collection through a DSF photomosaic. With photos taken on the spot, visitors can participate in this activity that runs at The Dubai Mall until 22 January and at Ibn Battuta Mall from 25 - 27 January.

Chance to enjoy a rewarding shopping experience

The Dubai Shopping Festival has always been about having fun, creating happy memories and winning loads of prizes. Shopping this weekend too can be a rewarding experience, thanks to the Infiniti Mega Raffle, which offers shoppers a chance to win a daily prize of an INFINITI QX60 plus AED 150,000 in cash, and the gold promotion by the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group that is giving away 1/2 kg gold to one lucky shopper and 1/4 kg gold prize each to two other winners in daily draws. In addition to the raffles, participating retail outlets in malls and souks are running exciting promotions and offering hefty discounts between 25 - 75 per cent across a range of merchandise.
Shoppers should visit https://www.visitdubai.com/en/and follow @DSFSocial on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter for further information on sales and to keep up to date on all the weekly offers throughout DSF.
The 23rd edition of DSF, which runs until 27 January, is a citywide extravaganza that aims to offer residents and visitors enriching shopping experiences, the chance to win life-changing prizes and access to a range of family-oriented entertainment. 

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