“Shopping and entertainment extravaganza the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), in Arabic Layali Dubai” called, started this year on January 20th and ends on February 20. The motto of One World One Family One Festival”. The original reason for the introduction of the Festival in 1996 was by the Government to promote trade in Dubai. Since then, the Festival has evolved into a huge tourist attraction. 2009 the number of visitors rose to more than 3.35 million people. Customers have a wide variety of goods such as gold, jewelry, perfume, clothing as well as the chance to purchase rugs and art with discounts of up to 70 percent also have the opportunity to experience a rich cultural program for the whole family. The Festival begins and ends each year with a spectacular fireworks display on the Burj Khalifa Boulevard and the Dubai Creek Park. The Festival site itself offers room for many events such as an international fashion shows, street performances, laser shows, Aqua Fantasia shows and the ‘ children of the World Olympics ‘.
In the global village, a major part of the Festival, for visitors some of the main attractions of the series of events. Many different exhibitors from all over the world meet there and give an insight into their culture. Live accompany performances by national and international artists like Tamer Housni (February 3), Amy Winehouse (February 11), Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. (10 February) and Fadel Shaker and Haifa Wehbe (February 18) the Festival musical. For children, there are cartoon shows with characters like Tarzan, Spiderman, Casper or some Pokemons.
In addition, dolphin shows are offered. Sport enthusiasts can participate in various competitions and sports such as tennis, hockey, ice hockey, soccer and rowing. You should not miss this unique atmosphere and visit the town and the Festival, which opened a few days. The German intermediary Dubai holiday dreams in all Dubai offers cheap hotel rooms or apartments during the Festival. In addition you have also the possibility, versatile excursions in the city book.