How To Get The Best Out Of DSF 2017 – 2018
Shopping is often – and only half-jokingly – referred to as Dubai’s national pastime. And the pinnacle of shopping ought to be the Dubai Shopping Festival that has been going from strength to strength ever since it was launched first in the 90s. This year too, DSF promises to be even more fabulous than the previous years with several amazing offers, discounts and promotions that run from 26th December till 20th February across the emirate.
Get Smart This DSF!
To get the most out of #MyDSF, do go ahead and download the apps of popular malls in Dubai such as the Dubai Mall and Mall Of The Emirates as well as Sales apps which will notify you of the latest offers and deals on your favourite brands. The shopping festival is a tourist magnet so do keep in mind that all shopping malls and stores will be overcrowded and overflowing not only with offers but also with loads and loads of people! Remember the proverb ‘The Early Bird Catches The Worm?’ Try and start your shopping a little early in the day to avoid too much crowds and also to pick up the best pieces at the best prices.
DSF – Not Just Shopping!
DSF is not only about shopping. The season also plays host to a number of celebrity shows, live performances by street artists such as stilt walkers, jugglers and clowns as well as some dazzling fireworks.
An interesting aspect of DSF 2017-2018 is that you can earn points if you shop with a Shukran, Club Apparel, Jashanmal or Air Miles loyalty cards. Plus you will be eligible to enter a raffle draw in which you can win some superb prizes as well!
The DSF Pass – Get Full Bang For Your Buck!
You can also purchase a DSF pass which will help you enjoy discounts at popular attractions and also at many great restaurants across Dubai. The attractions which can be accessed with this pass include Aquaventure Waterpark, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Parks & Resorts, La Perle, IMG Worlds Of Adventure etc. There are also a number of different packages that you can choose which makes the pass truly flexible enough to cater to all tastes, needs and budgets. What’s more, the pass enables you to get into attractions and restaurants cash free – all you need is the pass!
Friday Surprise DSF Deals
The icing on the DSF cake is that every Friday a new deal is announced where the prices are slashed up to 90%! This week the deal was at Athlete’s Co at Deira City Centre where all sportswear was at….wait for it – 49 AED only!
Some deals that caught my attention and are worth a mention are:
- DSF Dream Home Raffle from Ikea: Have you ever walked into Ikea and felt like just packaging up their concept homes and taking them along with you? Well, now you have a chance to do exactly that! If you spend a minimum of 1000 AED between Dec 26th – Jan 1st at Ikea Dubai, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a dream home makeover from Ikea.
- Shopping at Dragon Mart 2: Spend just 200 AED at the humongous Dragon Mart 2 and stand a chance to win a Chevrolet Silverado Truck or Philips LEDs.