In its 28th edition, Dubai Shopping Festival is now in full swing, with unmissable deals, exciting offers, and unrivalled entertainment for all to enjoy. This week (from 13-19 January), the world’s longest running festival of its kind once again has exceptional experiences in store for everyone.

Participate in DSF Glamour Week at Galeries LaFayette, and become an Amber Millionaire. Sway to the tunes of Prateek Kuhad, Khalid AbdulRahman, Ali Loka, DJ Kaboo, Shamma Hamdan, and other artists, or enjoy the cutting edge Drone Shows at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR.

Retreat to Hatta for three days of music, wellness, and fun with the COREUNITY festival. Step into the vibrant world of OVO by Cirque Du Soleil, where creatures flutter, fly, and crawl. Sample the delights of The Hub Food Festival at Avenue Mall Nad Al Sheba, or get sleuthing at Murder Mystery Dubai at Al Seef Heritage Hotel. And make sure you don’t miss the much-awaited return of everyone’s favourite DSF pop-up, Etisalat MOTB, at its new location at d3, where you can also experience the sounds of Dubai Beats.


Become an Amber Millionaire! Shop at your favourite Amber participating stores, such as Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic, Gap, Coach and more this weekend for a chance to win one million Amber points – worth AED 10,000. Spend AED2,500 or more, from 13-15 January, on full price merchandise in a single transaction at any of the Amber participating stores to enter the lucky draw to become one of 10 Amber Millionaires. Plus all Amber members will earn double bonus points on every full price purchase over the three days.

Running until 15 January, Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, brings DSF Glamour Week to town. With a 25 to 60 per cent off sale, in-store events, gifts, and more, DSF Glamour Week is a must for every serious shopper. Meet and greet the iconic Zeynab El-Helw for the launch of her loungewear brand- Reborn, on 13 January, from 4 PM to 7 PM, and enjoy cotton candy and popcorn, as well as music by DJ Rich. On 14 and 15 January, customers can enjoy one-on-one skincare and makeup consultations with specialists by pre-booking an appointment.


Experience beautiful Drone Shows at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR every night throughout DSF at 7 PM and 10 PM daily. The longest-running drone light show in the region features all-new choreography from the most advanced 3D drones as well as new music composed especially for the performances.

Saudi Arabian legend, Khalid AbdulRahman will be performing at the Dubai Opera on 13 January, 9 PM onwards, bringing to town a night of soulful, Arabic classics. Doors will open at 7 PM.

Join Indian music sensation Prateek Kuhad as he performs enchanting, fan-favourite songs including cold/mess and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan on 14 January at 9.30 PM, at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

It’s your last chance to catch local artists performing for Tunes DXB, which runs until 15 January, from 5 PM to 11 PM, at locations across the city. Catch up-and-coming acts live at Bluewaters, Last Exit Al Khawaneej, Box Park, Al Seef, City Walk, Nakheel Mall, The Pointe, City Centre Deira, Kite Beach, SALT camp next to Museum of Future and The Beach, JBR, as well as at the COREUNITY Festival in Hatta from 13-15 January. The festival focuses on Emirati musical talents including Alya Al Ali, Maitha Al Mansoori, Shebani, and Bafoory.

Step into a colourful, lively world of creatures that flutter, fly, and crawl, with OVO by Cirque Du Soleil, the internationally acclaimed performance arts group who are in town for a limited number of not-to-be-missed performances. Catch the show before it’s gone on 12, 15, 17, and 18 January, at the Coca Cola Arena.

And make sure you’re at Dubai Design District for the return of the much-loved Etisalat MOTB which kicks off from 19 January and this year, also serves as the location for Dubai Beats. Featuring an eclectic mix of some of the region’s hottest local artists, entry to Dubai Beats is completely free for all to enjoy. Running over four nights: 19 and 20 January, and 26 and 27 January, at Etisalat MOTB, the line up includes BLVXB, Ali Loka, DJ Kaboo, Shamma Hamdan, DJ Aseel, and more.


From 13 to 15 January at Hatta, the COREUNITY Festival takes over with three memorable days, packed with music, movement, and wellness. The festival allows visitors to experience unforgettable sunrise mediations, breathwork, yoga, intense HIIT, group hikes, trail runs, and more.

Etisalat’s Market Outside The Box (MOTB) is Dubai’s first of its kind, alternative shopping concept, and an unmissable part of Dubai Shopping Festival. Now in its 10th edition, and themed on New York City, it is home to a vast variety of local and regional vendors, food kiosks, live entertainment, and more. This year’s MOTB is in a brand new location at Dubai Design District, and runs from 19 January to 29 January from 4 PM to 10 PM on weekdays, until midnight on Fridays, and from 12 PM to 12 AM on weekends.

Enjoy delicious food and beverages at Avenue Mall, Nad Al Sheba, with The Hub Food Festival. Running from 13 January until 29 January, from 4 PM to 11 PM on weekdays and until midnight on weekends, the festival is a treat for families wanting to enjoy delectable bites, and the serene weather.

Participate in Murder Mystery Dubai with friends, and show off major sleuthing skills at Al Seef Heritage Hotel on 14 January and 15 January, at 4.30 PM and 7PM. With tickets at AED 210 per person, the activity also offers spectacular views of the Dubai Creek, refreshing ambience on the hotel terrace, and delicious food and beverages. Shows run every weekend until 12 March.

Shop, win and be entertained with the 28th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) until 29 January 2023 with incredible deals, innovative events, world-class entertainment and life-changing prizes. Featuring the ultimate retail therapy from a wide range of homegrown and global brands as well as live concerts, outdoors markets, pop-up dining and more, this year’s DSF experience is not to be missed.

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