Join other moms at the Johnson’s® Baby tent to learn more about your baby’s skin and its needs.
Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018: Johnson’s® Baby is hosting an interactive event at JBR walk to introduce their first semi-therapeutic product range, especially suited to protect baby skin against the harsh environmental conditions in the Middle East. Families will have the chance to come and experience a first-of-its-kind, futuristic technology to test their skin dryness levels and learn more about how to keep babies’ skin healthy and moisturized.
Parents can look forward to participating in some interesting activities, take-away useful goodies and capture memorable moments with their little ones at the Johnson’s® Baby tent. The event will host a series of engaging demonstrations to ......read more
Dubai, January 25, 2018: Dubai Shopping Festival 2018 also known as DSF 2018 unveiled in Dubai on 26 December and will run till 27 January. Total retail sales are estimated to be around Dh200 Billion this year. With many top international as well as local brands participating in this event, you can get amazing benefits of sky high discounts.
Gulfshoppingdeals.com offers you with some of the best and the most amazing deals and discounts from top brands and retailers during DSF 2018. To avail these offers you don’t have to visit the stores and you can get amazing discount at your home.
Some highlights of the Dubai Shopping Festival are:
Up to Dh200 Billion retail sales during Dubai Shopping Festival every year.
12% increase in number of passengers in Dubai during sale event.
Dubai Mall ......read more
Over 200K AED worth of prizes to be given away until 27th January, including the grand prize of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee!
21st January 2018, Dubai, UAE: During one of its most successful Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to date, Dubai Festival City Mall has already given away more than 200K AED worth of prizes to visitors in the Mall. Shoppers spending over AED 250 will get the chance to win weekly prizes until the 27th January, with 20 more iPhone X phones and the grand prize of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee still to be won.
A range of activities and workshops have also been lined up with key retailers such as Robinsons, Tuc Tuc and many more. The Mall is a great destination for fashion, dining and entertainment, which now offers almost 500 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 6, 2018: Global Village, the region’s largest and first-ever multi-cultural festival park, has participated in the UAE national campaign to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The campaign was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the slogan “Thank You, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed”. With its celebrations, Global Village aims to thank the eminent leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who has devoted his time and effort to serving the country with sincerity and supports his future vision, planning and organisation.
"We wanted to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2018: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project welcomed over 100,000 people to ring in the New Year.
The destination hosted a variety of exciting events - from spectacular fireworks displays to sumptuous treats and fun-filled community events, there was something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the special occasion.
Festival Bay’s, IMAGINE, lit up the sky with its spectacular record breaking show whilst visitors enjoyed a sparkling display of fireworks throughout the night starting from 9pm until the grand finale at midnight.
Continuing the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Festival Arena by InterContinental Dubai Festival City hosted Arabic A-listers, Mohammed Hamaki, Nancy Ajram and Nassif Zeytoun. The event was ......read more
Discounts from 40% on select range of mattresses and accessories
Dubai, UAE (January 2, 2018): Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in Middle East, has announced its exciting offers for Serta mattresses during the 23rd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
If you are in the market searching for a new bed, now is the time to invest in a Serta product such as the Ergo bed. Customer is entitled to get a discount of 45% on Ergo bed along with Chronicle, Bonvivant and latex mattress. Complete the purchase with a headboard and a side table that can also be offered at 45% discount.
Customers who also spend Dhs1000 on any Serta sleeping product and accessories is entitled to get a voucher of Dhs400 while select grades are also on offer with 40% discount and flat 40% ......read more
Dubai, December 27, 2017: Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE are on part-sale with up to 70% off selected items across all categories. With prices locked on over 1,000 product lines, there has never been a better time to buy.
The offers are valid on leading brands including Dyson, Makita, Black & Decker, Karcher, Homeworks, Aftron and more.
Details of the event:
Event: Al-Futtaim ACE part-sale 30% -70% off selected items across all categories
Date: December 26, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Venue: Across all Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE
Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. With more than 33,000 great products, Al-Futtaim ACE offers world-class brands such as Karcher, ......read more
Firework displays to take place every Thursday and Friday throughout DSF starting December 26th with a grand finale showcase on January 27th
Amazing dining and shopping discounts across a range of outlets at The Beach for all to enjoy
Entertainment for the whole family
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 23 December 2017: With the annual Dubai Shopping Festival nearing, the 23rd edition of the shopping extravaganza will see a lineup of hot events at The Beach, Meraas’ urban lifestyle destination, throughout the DSF season (26th December – 27th January 2018).
Full schedule below
Fireworks will once again illuminate the skies of The Beach, enhancing the wonderful atmosphere in the air. The displays will take place on different days throughout the week with the ......read more
You have lots to look forward to during DSF at BurJuman
Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2017: Be spoilt for choice at BurJuman this year! As you enter the new year, embrace a positive and stylish self with the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) from the 26th of December 2017 to the 27th of January 2018. Shoppers and families are invited to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events at BurJuman when DSF kicks off on 26th of December.
Be it shopping for your loved ones, gifts for the new season, or just some much needed retail therapy, BurJuman has something on offer for everyone. It’s a paradise for families, with an exciting mix of international high street names, designer brands and the best local labels. Shop the latest seasonal collections or discover incredible offers at your favourite stores.
Find ......read more
Patients from across the region band together to increase awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dubai, UAE, 19th December 2017– In an effort to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UAE, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) have planned a half-day dedicated event in Dubai for people affected by this disease.
The event will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel on 22nd December and will be dedicated to raising public awareness around the importance of recognition, early diagnosis, and treatment. People are encouraged to attend and to learn factors associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so to stand up and make a difference.
“We are committed to addressing the needs of people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which means understanding every point of the patient journey from early ......read more
Week-long initiative celebrating Arabic Language Day launches at Manarat Al Saadiyat with a programme of performing arts and music
Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2017 – Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the inaugural Literature and Music Festival has opened in Abu Dhabi in celebration of Arabic Language Day. The Festival launched with an evening of poetry reading and oud performances, featuring poetry recital by Hamed Alawi AlHashemi and Ahmed AlMannaee, who were joined by musicians from Bait Al Oud.
Visitors to the opening of the festival also enjoyed spectacular light shows depicting the beauty of the Arabic language on the facade of Manarat al Saadiyat.
Serving as a forum for artists, scholars, writers, musicians and people interested in the fusion of literature and music, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017: Souk Al Bahar is giving shoppers and diners the opportunity to win ‘big’ this festive season, with the chance to celebrate the start of 2018 by driving away in a brand new Mini Cooper!
With only one car up for grabs, simply spend AED 300 in any retail or dining outlet within the mall between December 17, 2017 and January 16, 2018, to enter the draw for a chance to win!
The winner will be drawn at random and will be notified on Sunday, January 17, 2018, so will be zipping through Dubai in no time!
Dining outlets throughout Souk Al Bahar also have a range of tasty festive treats to enjoy – as well as some of the best views of Downtown Dubai’s ‘Light Up 2018’ New Year’s Eve showcase, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain daily shows; ......read more
On display are a rare collection of photographs, falconry classes and competitions for the public
9 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, May God Protect Him, the initiatives of the 4th International Festival of Falconry organized by Emirates Falconers Club will be inaugurated today in collaboration with several ministries, national organisations and local authorities. The Festival will be taking place over the next two days in Khalifa Park in the capital Abu Dhabi.
The Festival in its current edition has witnessed extensive international participation and is the largest in the world with participation from over 700 falconers and researchers that represent 90 countries from across the globe. The Festival is of great ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: Aiming to conquer great heights and outdo the standard industry expectations, Flowers FM 947 added another feather to its cap and commenced the celebrations for their first Onam festival with the traditional pookallam at the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa; on Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Flowers FM 947 launched in May 2017, and ever since has been on a stride to take up challenges and go the extra mile for remarkable achievements.
The pookallam design was the perfect synchronization of all the essences that brought the event together. The fabulous design, created by noted art director Srisan Balakrishnan, displayed the aerial view of the Burj Khalifa along with the Flowers FM logo incorporated at the center.
This amazing opportunity was conceived with the ......read more
Play in the largest Confetti Dome of its kind and shop for a chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes including a new 2017 Lexus RC F
Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2017: Dubai Festival City is hosting its biggest Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) yet, giving thousands of visitors the chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes. From 1st July until 12th August, shoppers that spend AED 250 or more get a chance to Shop.Pop.Win and be part of the draw for the Grand Prize - a new 2017 Lexus RC F.
The fun virtual reality game, ‘Shop.Pop.Win’ allows participants the chance to land an array of gifts ranging from toys, restaurant vouchers, electronics, BBQs and hotel stays. Shoppers will also get the chance to play in the biggest ever Confetti Dome of its kind and capture the unique moments on camera.
Steven Cleaver, Director ......read more
Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’
DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of retail outlets will reward visitors with special offers and discounts of up to 75 per cent on a wide range of merchandise. This year’s DSS is ......read more
Over 1,000 retail outlets set to offer mega savings for shoppers with discounts of 30 – 90 %
Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2017: Get ready for a rewarding shopping experience in Dubai at the 3-day Super Sale, a new citywide retail initiative, which kicks off on 18 May with over 1,000 outlets offering a diverse range of items from local, regional and global brands, at significantly low prices.
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 3-day Super Sale will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30 – 90 % off on an array of merchandise including apparel, bags, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion accessories and home furniture.
This not-to-be-missed retail promotion running across Dubai offers an extensive ......read more
Dubai, 9th April 2017 – Global Village, the region’s first and most successful multicultural festival park, closed the gates on its 21st season last evening on April 8th with a successful run that culminated with a record breaking attendance of 5.6 million guests over its 159 days of operation. Another astonishing achievement for the park was successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guests Happiness Index marking the great success this season had while spreading happiness across its millions of guests through wide range of cultural and entertainment experiences.
On its last weekend, Global Village hosted two back-to-back concerts on Friday and Saturday, which included the performance of Bollywood actor-director-singer, Farhan Akhtar on Friday and Emirati singing star Mohammed AlShehhi who ......read more
Dubai, 22th March, 2017: Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.
The Happiness Welcoming Team:
Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch!
“Ring A Gong”
Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You Are Happy, Ring A Gong!” Thousands of guests were seen lining up to share their happiness while taking photos to capture the happy moments they ......read more
Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced
Dubai, 5 March, 2017: A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The winning short story entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2017 were announced and winners received trophies and a commemorative dual-language book containing the winning stories.
The Festival, which will continue until 11 March, is one of the first international literary events in the UAE’s Month of Reading.
Presenting the awards at the ceremony were Festival favourites Lebanese children’s author Sahar Naja Mahfouz and previous winner of the Montegrappa Writing Prize and author of the Unicorn in New York series, Rachel Hamilton.
The theme for ......read more
H.E. Al Midfa:
The SLF highlights the emirate’s best features of authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival
Sharjah, February 12, 2017: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded the seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival in a ceremony held at University City Hall on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre; Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq); and His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA.
Addressing the audience at the closing ceremony, H.E. Al Midfa said that Sharjah has always marched ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017: Oman is reinforcing its position as a year-round visitor destination in the GCC with ongoing attractions through the year – the most recent being the Muscat Festival, which will run from 19 January to 11 February.
One of the longest running festivals in the Sultanate, it aims to celebrate the country’s fascinating history, traditional arts and culture, food and warm hospitality.
The festival is held at the popular Naseem Gardens and Al Amerat Park, and will feature a host of activities for the whole family. Al Amerat Park will also host a heritage village, which will provide a glimpse of traditional Omani heritage and lifestyle.
Salim Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion - Oman Ministry of Tourism said: “We are delighted to welcome another edition of the hugely ......read more
Dubai, UAE 18 January 2017: The first half of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 has led to an upswing in activity across various sectors in Dubai including retail, hospitality and financial services, and given a boost to ancillary services such as money exchange houses and travel agencies.
Shopping malls, international brands and hotels, as well as travel operators, exchange houses and many other support services have been making the most of the festival’s 22ndedition, which started on 26 December and runs until 28 January, offering residents and visitors an enriching shopping experience created by a combination of incredible deals, life-changing prizes and world-class entertainment.
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE 15 January 2017: Two lucky shoppers of Visa Impossible Deals drove away brand new Infiniti QX 50 luxury crossover SUVs this Dubai Shopping Festival.
Tency Thampy and Holly Dickins paid AED25,000 each for their Infiniti QX 50 instead of the retail price of AED181,000, an impressive 86% discount courtesy of Visa and Arabian Automobiles.
Visa, a global payments technology and a strategic partner of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, is running its highly successful “Visa Impossible Deals” initiative until 28 January, 2017. The breakout deals for Visa cardholders include other luxury items such as gold, jewellery, watches, iPhones, and even booking a whole cinema for family and friends with just one ticket for a fraction of the price. The exclusive deals are revealed each day and are available on a ......read more
Exclusive Beauty Boxes, celebrity mak-eup artists and Q&A sessions are all part of the nine-day experience taking place at The Dubai Mall
Dubai, UAE – 7 January 2017: The Beauty District is back for a second year to help shoppers discover the latest in beauty secrets from the world’s foremost experts.
DSF 2017 is offering nine days in which to learn exactly how to apply make-up to perfect that special look. Larger in size than last year, The Beauty District will be nearly 500 square metres and offer tutorials and Q&A sessions among its many other attractions and events. It all starts on 6 January and runs to 14 January at The Dubai Mall during the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Within The Beauty District, exclusive beauty experiences will be on offer from Shiseido, MAC, Inglot, ......read more
Highlights Support Extended by UAE Leadership to Reading
Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 20, 2016 – In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, prominent Emirati preacher and media personality from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments on the Importance of Reading.
The lecture aimed to promote the culture of reading and learning among ADFD staff in line with the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to mark 2016 as the Year ......read more
To be Focal Point of Ramadan & Eid Shopping & Entertainment activities
Sharjah, UAE, 19 June 2016:
The stage is set for the region’s most anticipated shopping and entertainment extravaganza during the holy month of Ramadan – the Ramadan Village 2016.
The Ramadan Village 2016 was inaugurated on Thursday, 16th June by H. E. Abdalla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The opening was attended Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, Board Members and other dignitaries.
Organized by Al Hader Exhibitions & ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 16, 2016: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are set to benefit from the growth in Muslim travelers during the holy month of Ramadan, according to new research released today by MasterCard and CrescentRating.
The growing trend by Muslims to travel during the fasting period will see destinations in the GCC region become the most attractive by 2023 according to data and analysis from the inaugural MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016.
A total of 50 destinations across the globe were analyzed in the study and benchmarked across three ......read more
Grand Prize of AED 100,000 up for Grabs
Debenhams Festival Weekend runs from this Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30.
UAE - 26 April 2016: Save the date and get ready for a unique shopping experience as Debenhams Festival Weekend (DFW), the most-awaited shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the region, returns with exciting offers and surprises. Customers across the Middle East are invited to visit their nearest Debenhams stores over the weekend to enjoy three days of in-store attractions, instant prizes and different offers everyday with the chance of winning AED 100,000.
The ......read more
DUBAI, April 13th – Get set to experience the authentic Maifest festival at Grand Hyatt Dubai starting April 27th until May 7th.
The traditional German spring celebration will feature diverse traditional dishes, such as Kalbsbratwurst, Spargel, Erdbeerschnitte or Veal Schnitzel with cranberry chutney while the bar’s offer will include the most popular brands of German hops.
But we all know what has made Maifest one of Dubai’s most awaited festival: the live music! “Die Kirchdorfer” will join us again for the fourth year running to celebrate the spring at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2016: Our kenzo woman for fall-winter 2016/17 approaches life with nonchalant conviction. She tackles every adventure with an open mind and with respect for where she has previously tread. Much like our kenzo woman, we wanted to create a collection which observes some of the house’s most notable codes but drives forward with an irreverent appreciation for what’s to come.
Sailor moon’s confidence and quintessentially feminine approach to dressing empowers us. Empire waists lead the silhouette and offer construction to outerwear, shirts and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 March, 2016: The gleaming Pavilion, which stands as the centrepiece of the Mother of the Nation Festival, has captivated thousands of visitors seeking to observe the fitting tribute to the inspirational values and lifelong vision, advocacy, and impact of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
In contrast to the enlivening energy of the festival’s five distinct zones, the Pavilion houses 13 uniquely designed exhibits that feature the far-reaching efforts of H.H. Sheikha Fatima, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of the General ......read more
Dubai UAE - February 23, 2016: Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show – has broken a Guinness World Record for the globe’s heaviest bag of rice.
KRBL Limited, the world’s largest rice millers and Basmati rice exporters, has successfully entered the Guinness record books with a bag of rice from its acclaimed India Gate Classic Basmati Rice brand weighing 550kgs – a combined weight of two adult Royal Bengal Tigers.
The new record was achieved when the bag was filled in a single day by a dedicated team at KRBL DMCC’s ......read more
Over 9000 winners have been rewarded across two mega promotions
‘Shop & Win. Play & Win’ promotion rewarded shoppers with family cars and on the spot prizes. ‘Shop & Win Gold’ promotion saw 5 kg gold given away to lucky shoppers
Thirty two participating malls in this year’s promotion with the final raffle draw hosted at Global Village
Dubai, February 11th, 2016:
As the Dubai Shopping Festival twin mega promotions drew to a close, thousands of raffle enthusiasts and shoppers waited anxiously for the results of the grand ......read more
Bukhara, the signature Indian restaurant at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, in co-operation with Tamquest Entertainment MFZE and Channel 4, will organise on 16 January 2016 the second Ajman Kite Festival to be held in the Northern Emirates. After a very successful festival in 2015, the 2016 event will continue to demonstrate Sankranti kite-flying traditions, and Bukhara will provide a sumptuous buffet of tasty Indian food at the beach along with entertainment for both children and adults.
During the event, a professional kite-flying team from India will show its skills in flying colourful kites in ......read more
The region’s Ultimate ‘Value’ Shopping Destination, announced its festive promotion, entertainment and activities commencing from 1st January 2016.
Dubai UAE, December 30, 2015: Dubai Outlet Mall, a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding Group, will kick off the New Year on a high note with a well-rounded selection of exciting entertainment and fun activities for the whole family with its annual DSF celebrations, scheduled from 1st January to 1st February 2016.
DSF at Dubai Outlet Mall allows visitors a chance to walk away as winners. Customers ......read more
• Malayalam leading light Mammootty to perform in two hour headline show from 8pm
• Haricharan, Suchitra, Sayanora and Afzal to perform with Mammootty
• Unique Jet Ski Show to amaze the packed New Year crowds
• The arrival of 2016 to be celebrated with special countdown and fireworks
• DJ Nawaj to entertain crowds with popular mixes from 10pm – 1am
• Globo and Fiestaval Shows To Enthrall Families Throughout The Evening
Dubai, 30 December 2015: Global Village, the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment ......read more
• Breathtaking fireworks complemented by colourful LED display with several 3D effects
• 828-metre high Burj Khalifa’s façade to be wrapped with over 357,000 LED nodes to present spectacular illumination
• One of the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacles is also live streamed via www.mydowntowndubai.com & broadcast live at Times Square in New York City
• Elaborate preparations to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Dubai on December 31
Dubai, UAE; December 30, 2015: The world’s highest ......read more
Celebrate New Years Eve 2016 at THE BEACH
· Soak in the ocean vibes with the city’s first ever dry dance party at THE BEACH.
· Marvel in a fantastic finale to a domino of fireworks at THE BEACH. Commencing from Downtown Dubai, a domino of fireworks will go off across the coastline of Dubai with an extravagant finale only at THE BEACH!
· Embrace a healthier lifestyle for the new year with an array of exciting activities throughout the day such as Zumba, Yoga by the Sea and ......read more
The new music single marks an expatriate’s tribute to the UAE – home to millions of foreigners merging from nearly 180 nationalities who call it their home
Dubai, November 29, 2015: Smita Prabhakar (Aka MayaVENUS), a Dubai-based Serial Entrepreneur, launched her latest music single Ya Beladi – Expatriates’ tribute to the UAE that will hit the entertainment channels as part of the 44th UAE National Day celebrations on December 2, 2015.
The new music video hits the national television channels while a number of radio channels are promoting ......read more
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fans gear up for UAE National Day on 2nd December by celebrating the country’s rich cultural heritage in North Oasis at Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 29 November, 2015: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend at Yas Marina Circuit is the perfect place to get into the spirit of UAE National Day on 2nd December with a series of activities celebrating the country’s cultural and heritage.
Visitors from more than 170 countries around the world can visit North Oasis during the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX to ......read more
Sharjah, 23 November 2015: Sharjah is set to get a shopping festival. To be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, the 17-day-long Sharjah Shopping Festival will be first ever consumer event of its kind in the Emirate.
“The Sharjah Shopping Festival will be another accolade to the Emirate of Sharjah which is the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2015. I am sure the event will go a long way in making Sharjah a key shopping and tourism destination of the region,” said Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah.
Expo Centre Sharjah will turn into a shoppers’ paradise from ......read more
Deals Deals Deals!
Dubai, November 12, 2015: Splash has unveiled the ‘Splash Shopping Festival’, your key to shopping paradise with the best deals in town. Why wait for the festive season when this fun filled period will see the customers pampered with offers that one can’t resist. Be spoilt for choice with the coolest trends available for an array of offers like Two for Less that give you more for great prices!
Buy 2 get 1 is an opportunity for you to sport the hottest trends at amazing ......read more
November 10, 2015: The International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF), is all set to open its doors to entrepreneurs, hospitality professionals and aficionados of coffee and tea tomorrow (Wednesday, November 11, 2015) at the Meydan Gallery & Convention Centre in Dubai, UAE. Running until November 13, the show is a reminder that the Café business is a booming industry with a huge scope of improvement in a region that is fast developing its own café culture
Along with a trade exhibition, ICTF will feature various National Level Coffee competitions, including the Barista, Latte Art, and ......read more
Abu Dhabi UAE, November 8, 2015: His Excellency T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, and Kulwant Singh, Managing Director of Lama Tours and Chairman of the Indian Business & Professional Council, were welcomed by Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, to officially inaugurate the Park’s popular Festival of Lights. To mark the official opening of this unique ten-day celebration, the Indian ambassador started the festivities by pressing a large ignition button which lit up the Park, and enjoyed performances by some of the acts that will be on during ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 4, 2015: With only a few days to go, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is getting ready to light up its iconic red roof for its popular “Festival of Lights”. A colorful line-up of Bollywood-inspired dance acts, Dhol drummers and family friendly activities that include henna and Rangoli art work is awaiting guests. In addition, DJ Tushar from City 101.6 Radio, the top Bollywood radio station in the UAE, will play all-time favorite beats to set the mood for the festival!
Don’t forget to share your favorite Festival of Lights moments with us using ......read more
It's time for literature
Dubai, 20 October, 2015: Get ready for two weeks of literary action with the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. James Bond author Anthony Horowitz, award-winning children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson, prolific Egyptian scholar and IPAF-winner Youssef Ziedan and astronaut superstar Chris Hadfield are confirmed to be attending the Festival next year, along with a host of international authors from around the world.
The complete line-up of the Festival was announced at a star-studded lunch event at the home of the Festival, the InterContinental ......read more
General and bulk cargo grows by 21 per cent
Transfer of all RORO operations to Khalifa Port is completed
Kizad SMA’s in 2015 represent one million square metres plot size
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 September 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, is handling more cargo than ever before.
At the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, container volumes increased by 41 per cent in the first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014.
Bolstered by rapid growth ......read more
‘Shop and Win’ promotions, raffle draws and 12 cars to be won during the entertainment filled festivities
Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2015: Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG), a UAE-based multi-diversified international conglomerate has kick started the extravagant ‘Dubai Summer Surprizes Festival’ at its Dubai Outlet Mall.
UAE’s one-of-its-kind outlet mall concept that is house to over 1,200 premium brands has put together an array of engaging activities and performances through the course of the festival. The festival spread across 47 days began on July 25 and has ......read more
Recorded a footfall of 23,000 on Friday, the highest number of visitors on a single day in the history of the exhibition
Healthy returns for exhibitors who expressed satisfaction over the turnout and sales
Happy visitors enjoyed the weekend with family and friends indulging in the different fun activities the night market offered
13th July 2015, Dubai, UAE: As curtains came down on the 4th edition of Ramadan Night Market on Saturday, the event boasted a staggering 116,000 visitors to the market in the past 10 days with the footfall of around 55,000 in the last three days. Held in ......read more
Good things come to those who wait ….
16 July, 2015 DUBAI, UAE – BOUNCE, the leaders of the free-jumping revolution, are still set to throw open their doors with an almighty bang and reveal the awesome new trampoline universe in the heart of Abu Dhabi, but have today announced that the X-factor style auditions to be a part of their crew will now take place towards the end of August.
The auditions were set for Saturday 25th July in Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, but will now be scheduled for late August, with a confirmed time and date to follow. What does this mean for ......read more
Emirati designer Khalid Shafar presents his iconic public installation at Shubbak
13 July 2015: As part of its commitment to bring emerging and established Arab creative talent to a new global audience, Dubai Design District (d3) will be supporting Khalid Shafar, one of UAE’s most influential designers, at the UK’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture – Shubbak.
The festival, which takes place between July 11th and 26th, has become a key fixture in the UK’s arts calendar, since its foundation by the Mayor of London. It is now considered one of ......read more
Dubai, April 14th, 2015: Lamcy Plaza, the city’s prominent community shopping destination invites all to join in for an ostentatious celebration of Vishu, one of the biggest festivals from the southern part of India. Being hosted on April 17thfrom 6pm onwards, the mall will offer residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy series of exciting festivities with traditional feast and gaiety.
Known for its grand celebratory outlook, Lamcy Plaza through its continuous efforts endeavors to engage its esteemed customers to experience the rich culture and festivities around the globe in ......read more
Shopper Smart Living opens new world of value for visitors with latest appliances and home tech gadgets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2015: Tech enthusiasts and savvy shoppers will enjoy big deals, low prices and a number of new and exciting competitions at this year’s GITEX Shopper Spring. Returning from 1 – 4 April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s largest consumer IT and electronics show is bursting at the seams with the latest gizmos and gadgets, giving consumers the chance to stay abreast of the latest technological innovations and ......read more
The Middle East’s largest street theatre fair is back!
The biggest international street theatre and comedy fair in the Middle East is back for the second year at Al Ghurair Centre. With double the acts, street markets and never before seen shows in the Middle East, this year’s DubFest is sure to be the most memorable family experience of the year.
The free street-based fair taking place between 19-28th March will be showcasing the talents of over 45 international acts from over 17 different countries. With over 380 shows in 5 different performance areas, DubFest 2015 ......read more
Region’s only forum dedicated to women’s marketing takes place this month in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2015: Addressing the needs of the female consumer will be the topic under exploration at the 7th Annual GMR Marketing to Women (M2W) Conference, which takes place on March 15-16 at The Westin, Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Organised by Mediaquest, the region’s largest privately owned media company, the two-day forum will discuss ways in which brands can successfully meet the requirements of women consumers who are becoming more ......read more
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Issued by the Media Centre of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
‘Journey of Celebrations’ offered unique shopping experiences for 32 days to residents and visitors from around the world
Dubai, February 1, 2015: As the milestone 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) draws to a close today (Sunday, 1 February, residents and visitors from around the world who joined its spectacular ‘Journey of Celebrations’, will carry home wonderful memories of Dubai and its retail offerings that they enjoyed during 32 days of unique shopping ......read more
Chefs Simon Rimmer and Atul Kochhar Join 13 Global Culinary Talents Cooking and Entertaining at Carnival’s Live-Action Chef’s Dome and Interactive Dubai Food Academy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Food Carnival presented by Etisalat, one of the headline events of this year’s month-long Dubai Food Festival, has added two more international celebrity chefs – both with popular signature restaurants in Dubai - to the world-class line-up of leading culinary talent participating in the family-friendly food, beverage and entertainment extravaganza, which runs 12-14 ......read more
UAE’s Leading Family-Friendly Culinary Event Returns with Expanded Roster of Exciting Competitions and Mega Prizes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 January 2015: With less than a month to go until the second annual Dubai Food Carnival presented by Etisalat opens at Dubai International Marine Club, tickets for the UAE’s leading international culinary and entertainment event will go on sale on Thursday 15 January at 12 noon.
After last year’s inaugural Dubai Food Carnival attracted 17,588 visitors from more than 90 countries and trumped a host of other world-class ......read more
2 lucky winners win Dhs 20,000 worth makeovers from the high-street retailer
The excitement is palpable as the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East kicks off on January 1st, 2015. With shoppers flocking to Dubai in large numbers for the much touted Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Splash has joined in on the festivities by offering 2 lucky winners grand makeovers worth Dhs ......read more
~ Club Apparel celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival ~
Dubai, January 6, 2015: In celebration of the momentous 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival, Club Apparel unveils the ‘20 Families, 20 Destinations’ concept for its esteemed shoppers from the 1st of January until the 31st of January 2015.
Customers spending a minimum single transaction amount of AED 300 across any of the Club Apparel stores in Dubai are eligible to participate and thus stand a chance to win a luxurious family vacation. For every single transaction of AED ......read more
No lucky draws, no contests, no games of chance! Shop and get an assured family getaway at Atlantis The Palm with Mashreq Cards.
Dubai – UAE 5th January 2015: Embarking on the 20th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, Mashreq, the UAE’s leading financial institution, is once again back with the most exciting shopping offer exclusively for its Credit and Debit Cardholders. This DSF, Mashreq cardholders get rewarded with a guaranteed break at the UAE’s most popular holiday resort. By simply shopping for an amount as low as AED 5000, Mashreq ......read more
• Shoppers stand to win half-a-kilo gold every week and 20gm gold coins every day
• Value added bundled deals available on bestselling categories
• Marking 20-year partnership with DSF, Jumbo extends offers in-store and online on Jumbo.ae
• Smartphones, tablets and laptops expected to emerge as most popular choices in consumer technology during DSF 2015
• Sales forecast set at 20% more than DSF 2014
Dubai, UAE – 3 January 2015: Jumbo Electronics, the ......read more
Issued by the Media Centre of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
January 1, 2015
• “20th Anniversary – A Journey of Celebrations” to run from 1 January to 1 February 2015
• From 1996 to 2014, DSF attracted 56 million visitors to Dubai, with a total spending of AED 145 billion
Dubai Shopping Festival turns 20 today (1 January), as it sets off on a 32-day “Journey of Celebrations” that promises to offer sheer excitement, world-class entertainment and unique shopping experiences aimed at ......read more
• ‘Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala’ also sets Guinness World Record with ‘Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa
• Six-act fireworks display using world’s most advanced pyrotechnics dazzle spectators
• Live streaming on www.youtube.com/DowntownDubai and live feeds on all major international channels reached billions of people across the world
Dubai, UAE; January 1, 2015: The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of ......read more
World Premiere of Smurfs Live on Stage and the first ever Celebrity Pop-up Shop by Giuliana Rancic to be among several unique attractions of DSF’s 20th anniversary celebrations
Living up to its status as one of the biggest shopping extravaganzas in the world, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be ensuring a series of spectacular journeys for residents and visitors from around the world at its milestone 20th edition. One such DSF itinerary for families is the “Journey into the Unique” which will soon unfold a host of one-of-a-kind attractions that are set to entertain ......read more
Christmas celebrations at Joyalukkas Centre, Sharjah showroom
Dubai, December 24, 2014: The world’s renowned retailer Joyalukkas celebrates the spirit of Christmas at their Joyalukkas Centre, Sharjah showroom. The Joyalukkas Centre at Rolla, Sharjah featuring a dream mix of outlets which includes The world’s favourite Jeweller - Joyalukkas Jewellery, the globally renowned fashions & silks destination - Jolly Silks and Joyalukkas Exchange was decked with a traditional Christmas decoration and every customer was greeted by Santa Claus.
Joyalukkas Centre, Rolla, Sharjah has ......read more
Dubai Celebration Chain a handmade tribute to the 20th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai, 22nd Dec, 2014: Joyalukkas Jewellery ‘s Lulu Hypermarket showroom located in Al Qusais yesterday welcomed the popular South Indian actor and celebrity RJ Meera Nandan to launch the Dubai Celebration Chain. The Dubai Celebration Chain is a historic commemoration to the 20th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival. Joyalukkas is also manufacturing this world’s longest handmade chain in association with the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, which on completion will be ......read more
A new regional creative platform celebrating the talent and creativity behind the moving images of the global fashion industry
Dubai, UAE 21 December 2014 – Digital Fashion Film Festival today announces its entry into the UAE’s creative marketplace. The concept of this new platform is to celebrate the disciplines of film making and moving image production in the fashion and fashion-lifestyle industries on both a regional and global scale. The festival will take place in various locations around Dubai; a city that has been selected on the merits of its growing importance as a ......read more
Three-day event open until Saturday with Santa Claus and snow-filled sparkle
Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2014: Dubai’s biggest, brightest and better than ever festive event is now open, promising that even the worst Christmas Grinch will be won over with that special glow of family togetherness, love and cheer amidst a host of new and classic features.
The Dubai Christmas Fest has seen Dubai Media City Amphitheatre transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with snow falling on the hour, every hour, children enjoying the city’s biggest snowball fight and a fantastical, magical ......read more
Dubai, December 10, 2014: Over 96 different nationalities were celebrated at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) this month during a four-day-long annual Multicultural Festival, which culminated in festivities honouring the UAE’s rich cultural mosaic.
Celebrating its ninth anniversary, this year’s Multicultural Festival celebrations saw students and staff at the Knowledge Village campus showcase the customs, costumes and cuisines that characterise the University’s many different nationalities. Under the banner ‘Colours of Diversity’ and organized by ......read more
Issued by the Media Centre of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
09 December 2014
• One DSF shopper gets chance to drive away with two luxury Infiniti cars plus 100,000 dirhams in cash every day
• DSF 20th Anniversary Special - win over AED 2 million in additional prizes
With the much awaited 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival promising to take residents and visitors from around the world on a “Journey of Celebrations”, the organisers, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the ......read more
Dubai, December 7, 2014 - In continuation of the UAE’s 43rd National Day celebration at JA Resorts & Hotels, the daredevil air aerobatics team Fursan Al Emarat paid a visit to the Emirati Village 43 during their stay at JA Ocean View Hotel located in Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The team took the time following their aerobatic air show to visit the Emirati Village which is located in the outdoor atrium of JA Ocean View Hotel to join in the celebration and view the photographic exhibition on display.
The team members were hosted by JA Ocean View Hotel General Manager Otto ......read more
- Students from 119 nations sing the UAE national anthem in unison
- Crowds of 100,000 students, staff and parents gather to raise their voice in celebration of the Union
Dubai, UAE 3 December 2014 – Today the UAE claimed yet another Guinness World Record. In celebration of the Emirates’ 43rd National Day, GEMS students, staff and parents sang their way into the record books, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most nationalities singing a National Anthem at any one time. More than 100,000 GEMS students, teachers, ......read more