Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 Details

Dubai shopping festival is the biggest event in Dubai and UAE. Everything is ready for the 2012 shopping festival. Following are the highlights of 2012 festival.

Dates: 05 Jan 2012 to 05 Feb 2012

Major events of Dubai Shopping Festival 2012

  • Dubai Fashion Week
  • Global Village
  • Sound and Light Show
  • Shows for children
  • Food festival
  • Aqua show
  • Sporting events
  • Carnivals in multiple places

The main purpose of the festival is to encourage shopping. There will be major discounts in many places. Last year we witnessed up to 75% discounts for major brands.

There will be 6000 shopping outlets and over 50 shopping malls will be participating in this year’s festival.

Few tips

There are many events and activities held in many places during the shopping festival. You cannot visit every event. The best way to enjoy this mega festival is to plan everything for the whole month.

  • Decide what shows you want to see and mark the dates.
  • Go shopping at the very beginning and towards the end of the festival. This is the best time to grab mega bargains.
  • Collect discount coupons from shops that are valid beyond the shopping festival period. You will be surprised to see the amount of discount coupons available for late shopping.
  • Plan your transportation properly. There will be heavy traffic around places where major events are held.
  • Make sure you have decided the maximum shopping budget and stick to it. Otherwise you will end up with heavy credit card bills.