What’s in store for the final week of Dubai Shopping Festival?

January 21, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau

It is the final week of the 27th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the world’s longest running retail festival, and there is still so much in store for citizens, residents and visitors of Dubai to shop, win and play – all day, every day. Right up until the highly anticipated DSF closing ceremony on January 30, festival goers can shop till they drop with a whole host of bargains at the DSF Final Sale at malls across the city. Take one last chance at winning big with the Dubai Duty Free Raffle, SHARE Millionaire, DSF Skywards Millionaire, Nissan Grand Raffle and the Infiniti Mega Raffle, and grab amazing one-of-a-kind luxury creations from homegrown talent at the Icons x DSF Ladies Market.

For cultural buffs the Al Qouz Arts Fest has lots to discover, while for music fans, DIFC Jazz Nights and performances by The Black Eyed Peas at Expo 2020,  James Blunt at the Coca-Cola Arena and a hologram tribute concert by Egyptian Icon, Abdel Halim Hafez at the Al Habtoor City Theatre, are in store. While singing sensation, and DSF veteran, Rashid Al Majed will return to the Coca-Cola Arena for one night, with Iraqi icon, Waleed Al Shami for a grand musical celebration to close out the 27th edition of DSF. 

Shoppers can also add even more excitement to their bargain hunting adventures with Augmented Reality experiences across Dubai. All they need to do is simply point their cameras at QR codes on DSF shopping bags across every store in the city, to unlock the doors to a new world of excitement. It is also festival goers’ last chance to catch the DSF fireworks brought by the Al Zarooni Group – at The Pointe. All this and more with unmissable highlights for the final week of DSF.

DSF Fireworks

Catch the final week of DSF fireworks, brought by the Al Zarooni Group, at The Pointe as incredible displays light up the night sky. 

When: Until 30 January 

Time: 9pm

Price: Free 



The Quoz Arts Fest by Alserkal returns during the last weekend of DSF to activate the creative neighbourhood of Al Quoz to celebrate homegrown, and regional, creatives. Dubai’s hipster district will see live music, performances, food trucks, outdoor installations, contemporary art exhibitions, wellness and mindfulness workshops, a midnight movie marathon and so much more.

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 January
Where: Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Price: Free. For registration, please visit Quoz Arts Fest (alserkal.online)

The Jazz Garden at DIFC

Initially launched as a sub-event of the Dubai Jazz Festival, The Jazz Garden is back at DIFC for the final weekend of DSF, and will run all the way through until February. Featuring internationally acclaimed jazz and blues acts, The Jazz Garden offers some truly soulful nights under the stars amidst Dubai’s gorgeous winter weather.  

Weekends from 28 & 29 January until 15 & 16 February

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Gate Village, DIFC

Price: Starting from AED180 – table bookings required

James Blunt Live in Dubai

James Blunt is bringing his greatest hits album, The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004- 2021), world tour to Dubai. The 30-song collection spans the musician’s 17-year career, including hits like “You’re Beautiful” and “Cold.”

Where: Coca-Cola Arena

When: 29 January 2022

Price: Starting from AED150


Dubai Hologram Universe Present “Sawwah”

“Sawwah” dubbed evening, in which hologram technology will bring the Egyptian singing legend Abdel Halim Hafez back to perform on stage at Al Habtoor City Theatre, accompanied by performers and musicians, This spectacular tribute to the star and the impact he had on the region with his music, can be enjoyed through sophisticated technology that will bring the much-loved singer, and his songs, to life in front of an audience with crystal clear clarity with some of his most famous romantic songs, all set to dazzle the audience for 90 minutes.

When: 30 January

Time: 08:30pm

Where: Al Habtoor City Theatre, La Perle

Price: Starting from AED209

Arab Fashion Week

One of the world’s five most important fashion events, and the only Men’s Fashion Week in Asia, Middle East, and Africa, Arab Fashion Week will showcase menswear collections for Fall Winter 2023, by local, regional and international designers from the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, England, and France. Among the designers featured will be: Amato, Michael Cinco, Anomalous, FLTRD, BHYPE and American Rag from the UAE; Lebanon’s Tagueule, Maison du Mec, Emergency Room and Ahmed Amer; Jordan’s Zaid Farouki; Libya’s Born in Exile; plus Valette Studio and Asher Levine.

When: 28 to 30 January

Time: 6pm till late

Where: Dubai Design District (D3)

Price: Registration required

The Hub Food Festival

Head to Majlis Al Khawaneej this DSF for The Hub Food Festival, a one-stop destination for family, friends and visitors of all ages to grab some delicious bites from local eateries, while chilling out to the sounds of groovy tunes spun by local DJs. Spanning two weeks of DSF, The Hub is a unique modern outdoor concept that offers a great way to enjoy Dubai’s beautiful winter weather. 

When:  Until 30 January

Time: 4pm to 11pm on weekdays & 4pm to 12am on weekends

Price: Free

Rashid Al Majed and Waleed Al Shami Live in Dubai

Expect an electrifying night as Saudi sensation Rashed Al Majed and Iraqi icon Waleed Al Shami take to the stage for a grand musical celebration as the 27th edition of DSF comes to a close. Al Majed, who is one of the most recognised singers in the Middle East has a discography of over 40 hit records. Hear his romantic ballads from albums like Moseeba, Ala Min Tilabha,Ah Ya Qalbi and classics Dubai Danat Al Denya and Ya Salam Ya Dubai – also featured at The Dubai Mall fountain. The night will also see Al Shami, a regular on TV and radio, belt out chart-topping tracks like Nar Helwa, Sadmah and Ahebah Kolesh.

When: 30 January

Time: Doors open at 6pm

Where: Coca-Cola Arena

The Black Eyed Peas at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 is back with its Infinite Night series and will be bringing world famous band The Black Eyed Peas to the Al Wasl Stage on January 25 to celebrate the end of the first month of the new year. The event will also be live streamed to millions of fans around the world who can enjoy the special experience on Virtual ExpoDubai, Expo TV on YouTube, Expo 2020’s Facebook page and Oculus VR.

25 January

Time: 10pm to 11pm

Where: Al Wasl Stage, Al Wasl Zone, Expo 2020

Price: Entry to Expo

Fun at Mercato Mall

The final week of Mercato Mall’sDSF entertainment schedule see a hip-hop break dancing competition, as professional dancers take to the main stage in two groups to compete with spectacular choreography. Also taking to the floor will be a speed juggling and street show bringing a special show with fabulous humour. The whole family can also enjoy various workshops until the end of DSF. 

From 22 to 30 January

Timings: Speed juggling & street show – 4:00pm to 4:30pm, 6:00pm to 6:30pm & 8:30pm to 9pm

Hip-hop break dancers – 4:30pm to 5:00pm & 7:00pm to 7:30pm, Workshops: 5pm to 6pm    

Where: Mercato Mall, Dubai

Price: Free

Madagascar’s Stars of the Jungle

Join Madagasca’s Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, The penguins and of course King Julien at Mirdif City Centre, for the ultimate jungle adventure! Sing along with Alex the lion as he becomes a Jungle Star! Then stick around for the chance to meet the characters and enjoy all the exciting activities post show.

When: Until 30 January

Time: Mall operating hours (10am to 12am) 

Where: Mirdif City Centre

Price: Customers shopping for AED 300 will enjoy free entry to the activities area, along with a  meet and greet with their favourite characters

Harry Potter at Mall of the Emirates

Step into Hogwarts at Mall of the Emirates during DSF for a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter Experience.  In collaboration with Warner Bros, the first of its kind experience in the region, will feature large-scale artistic installations of some of the most iconic scenes from the books and films. A must for all Potterheads with themed entertainment and activities centred around the magical world of the boy wizard.  Shoppers who spend just AED300 across Mall of the Emirates will enter for free.  

When: 10 January to 10 February

Time: Sunday to Wednesday 10am-10pm; Thursday to Saturday 10am-12am 

Price: Shop for AED300 or more to enter

Icons x DSF
As part of Ladies Night Market Series, DSF has partnered with the Icon to showcase the latest luxury lifestyle and fashion creations for women and children, from a selection of hand-picked homegrown and regional brands. Visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind clothing from Abayas to travel wear, and gowns to bags and handicrafts, while also sampling some delicious local culinary creations. 

When: 28 to 30 January

Time: 4pm to 10pm  – 28 January

          2pm to 10pm – 29 &  30 January

Where: Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai

Price: Free 

Al Misk x DSF

As part of Ladies Night Market Series, DSF has partnered with the Al Misk Exhibition to showcase creations and products of more than 25 homegrown and regional brands. Visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind clothing from Abayas to travel wear, and gowns to bags and handicrafts, while also sampling some delicious local culinary creations. 

When: Until 30 January

Time: 10am to 12am

Where: City Centre Mirdif

Price: Free 

Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic
Golf fans are in for a treat during the last weekend of DSF as the world’s best competitors fly to the city for the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic. A tournament that will become part of the Rolex Series this year – the European Tour’s premium category of events, with a prize fund of US$8 million.

When: Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 January

Where: Emirates Golf Course

Price: Prices vary

Barcelona The Exhibition

DSF goers can head down to Dubai Festival City Mall for a completely immersive and interactive experience that will allow them to appreciate the trophies, learn the tactics, and take a trip down memory lane to learn the history of the club. They can also feel the emotion of walking out onto the Camp Nou pitch, and discover the next gen Barça and acquire official merchandising of legendary football club Barcelona.

When: Until 02 February

Where: Dubai Festival City Mall

Time: Mall operating hours

Price: Starting from AED120

DSF Final Sale
It’s time for the one sale you won’t want to miss!  As another successful edition of DSF comes to a close, the citywide shopping extravaganza has saved the best deals last. During the last weekend of DSF, the mega sale will see an amazing 500 brands slash their prices across a huge range of items at 3,000 stores around the city. The DSF Final Sale will supercharge shoppers to rediscover the deals, promotions, offers and activities available around Dubai, including savings from 25 to 90 per cent on everything. 

When: 28 to 30 January

Time: Mall operating hours

Where: Various participating outlets and mall across Dubai

Nissan Grand Raffle
It is the last chance for festival goers to shop for AED 25, 50, or 75 at any ENOC petrol station,  ZOOM or AUTOPRO, to receive a coupon for a chance to enter the Nissan Grand Raffle until 29 January. With various Nissan cars – Patrols, Kicks and Xtrails – up for grabs, 40 lucky winners are set to take home AED4 million worth in prizes. That’s in addition to 200,000 instant prizes daily winners -all until 29th January 2022.

Infiniti Mega Raffle

Spend AED 200 at select ENOC and EPPCO petrol stations, Zoom outlets, Metro stations all over Dubai, the Gold Souk, Global Village, selected shopping malls and main streets for a chance to win a brand new Infiniti QX80 plus AED 100,000 or a AED10,000 daily cash prize. Throughout DSF daily draws have been taking place at Global Village and will continue to do so until 29 January. 

Dubai Shopping Malls Group Raffle

Cash prizes totalling AED 1 million have been up for grabs each week with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group Raffle, and the last week of DSF is no exception. Shop at select community malls across the city for chances to win. Until 29th of January, Mercato Mall and Town Centre Jumeirah both have incredible AED 15,000 cash giveaways every week – and to take part in the prize draw visitors simply need to spend AED 200 at either location. 

Dubai Duty Free Raffle

With the Dubai Duty Free Raffle for every AED500 spent at Dubai Duty Free shoppers are eligible to enter a raffle draw for a chance to win economy flight return tickets to their home country, hotel stays and up to AED50,000 in cash and vouchers. The Dubai Duty Free Raffle ends on 30January, with the draw broadcast live on Sama Dubai TV at 10:30pm (UAE).

Dubai Shopping Malls Group Raffle

Cash prizes totalling AED 1 million are up for grabs each week with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group Raffle. Shop at select community malls across the city for chances to win. Mercato Mall and Town Centre Jumeirah both have incredible AED 15,000 cash giveaways every week – and to take part in the prize draw visitors simply need to spend AED 200 at either location. 

DSF Skywards Millionaire 

Head to The Dubai Mall and Emirates Skywards everyday partners citywide for the opportunity to become a DSF Skywards Millionaire, with one winner each week in January  earning 1 million Skywards Miles. Until 30 January, spend at least AED100 at The Dubai Mall and double your chances of winning when you shop with Skywards everyday partner brands at The Dubai Mall. Pay with an Emirates Skywards Credit Card you earn even more Skywards Miles and get 1 Tier Mile for every four Skywards Miles you earn.

SHARE Millionaire 

Shoppers at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira can take home more than just the latest high-end designer labels and cult favourite fashion for less, this DSF. Until 30 January, single or cumulative spends of AED300+ will see shoppers enter a weekly draw by scanning receipts on the SHARE app, for a chance to become a SHARE millionaire and take home 1 million SHARE points each week. 

All this and more for an exciting, packed line up of citywide activations, promotions and opportunities to shop, win and play all day every day during DSF. For more information on dates and time, please visit @StyledByDubai, @CelebrateDubai, @dsf_markets and #mydsf on social media channels and www.mydsf.ae. 

Dubai’s malls, retail stores and attractions are all continuing to adhere to stringent COVID-19 health and safety protocols issued by public health authorities, while taking all the necessary precautions to keep visitors and shoppers safe and at ease.



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