Shopping at its best – Dubai shopping festival 2011

If you are longing to get cheap flight fares to Dubai, save a lot on tax free shopping and come back home with big bags in both hands and an even bigger smile on your face – Fly to Dubai during ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’.

The Dubai Shopping Festival needs no introduction and is one the most anticipated international events in the country. The festival actually started in the year 1996 when its inaugural ceremony attracted about 1.6 million people from around the world. In a decade, the festival became a world event attracting 3.35 million in 2009. That same year the festival attracted 9.8 billion Dirham businesses making it the biggest shopping event.

However, the eyes of the world are on the upcoming 2011 Dubai Shopping Festival. Next year, the festival is expected to make it even bigger. The dates announced for the event are from January 20th to February 20th, 2011. The closing ceremony will be held on February 20th, 2010 and it is expected that many international celebrities and fashion icons will participate in the event.

The thirty two days long event will be full of dazzling brands, big bargains and a huge variety to choose from. Also, there will be other cultural and fun events to provide family entertainment including lucky draws where buyers will get a chance to win millions of DH in prizes. The specialty of Dubai festival is the heavy discounts on nearly all items and tax free shopping for tourists. Where this means tough competition between sellers and malls, it also means that the competition will give bigger benefits for travelers. The items with huge discounts include Jewelry, Perfumes, Cosmetics, garments and handicrafts. While cars, electronics and other items can also be purchased at cheap rates.

The colorful during the festival include Jazz, music shows, cartoon shows, circus and dance shows. Participating countries in the DSF will be setting up their exhibitions in Global Village.

The theme of the Dubai Shopping Festival is One World – One Family – One Festival.

Dubai’s most famous, imported items like watches, perfumes, jewelry by leading world-renowned brands can be purchased at a discount of 5 % to 50 %. These tax free discounted rates are the Prime attraction of Dubai Shopping Festival. Also expect big prizes, raffles tickets, free gifts and bargain offers.

During the Shopping Festival many top airlines offer cheap flights to Dubai. Top ranked carriers to book your flights to UAE include Emirates (national carrier), British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

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