The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) returned for its 28th edition from 15 December 2022 until 29 January 2023, attracting massive crowds to Dubai’s most iconic shopping destinations. Besides the amazing shopping, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this edition of DSF, from a dinner party with friends, a romantic date with your loved one, to a family fun adventure. Here are some of the activities you can do during your stay in Dubai to enjoy DSF to the max.

Shopping at Dubai Fashion Festival

DSF is always about shopping, shopping, and more shopping! In this edition, the DSF offers seven weeks of unique shopping, entertainment, and gourmet experiences, including malls, high-end stores, festival and community markets, and the coastal parts of Dubai. Shoppers will have the chance to earn point rewards, win millions of dirhams and cars, shop at sales with discounts up to 90 per cent, and much more.

Topgolf Dubai

Topgolf Dubai is a premier three-level entertainment destination at the Emirates Golf Club that spans more than 60,000 square feet and has a unique rooftop terrace. The beautiful venue offers interactive golf games, live music, dining and more, and promises fun for everyone, whether you are a golf aficionado or not. Perfect for all ages and abilities, Topgolf is everyone’s game.

Attend Live Music Concerts

Dubai is well known to be the epicenter for concerts in the Middle East, and thankfully, you won’t need to miss out on the fun during the DSF season! Those visiting during January can look forward to some outstanding performances with the return of Dubai Beats on the 6th and 7th of January and with more than 11 other artists across various genres. Tunes DXB will return from the 6th to the 15th of January with performances by local artists, including Hamdan Al Abri, Alya Al Ali, and Maitha Al Mansoori, across 12 different locations.

DSF Market at Al Seef

DSF is once again taking over the beautiful Al Seef district to bring visitors 38 days of fun-filled activities, workshops, live entertainment, and amazing fireworks. Plan a visit to the historic neighbourhood and enjoy a jam-packed calendar of unmissable events. You can also explore the spirited street market for a genuine shopping experience with many dining options, including pop-up cafes, exclusive menus and handpicked homegrown vendors eagerly awaiting shoppers.

The Storm Coaster – Dubai Hills Mall

The Storm Coaster is a thrilling, first-of-its-kind indoor coaster that combines the exhilarating vertical drop and the immersive pre-ride experience. Located in Dubai Hills Mall, this record-breaking attraction is a multivehicle inversion coaster wrapping its way throughout the entire building. It is officially the world’s fastest vertical launch rollercoaster, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dubai Lights – The Spark Within

The Spark Within, which was previously exhibited at the Amsterdam Light Festival, is coming for the first time to Dubai at City Walk. Dubai Lights: The Spark Within is free for all ages, so the entire family will get to enjoy the fun. The set of ten interactive installations by international artists is picture-perfect and sure to leave you in awe.

Infinity Des Lumieres – Dubai Mall

Located in Dubai Mall, Infinity des Lumieres is a stunning display bringing Western artistry to the Middle East in one of the most mind-blowing creative ways. Using 130 projectors and 58 speakers, 3000 moving images display the work of Antoni Gaudi, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee through light.

DSF Firework Nights

Taking place every night throughout DSF, DSF Fireworks nights is a mesmerising firework display that is free for everyone. To make the most of it, you can get a table at a waterfront restaurant and enjoy the show, while also enjoying Dubai’s splendid winter weather. You can pick your preferred location among various options where the fireworks shows take place.

DSF Drones Light Show

The Drones Light Show is one of the most entertaining parts of DSF. With drones “performing” choreographed 3D animation to music, composed especially for the performance. This is the longest-running drone light show in the region and a true feast for the eyes. You can enjoy the Drones Light Show every day until the end of the DSF.

EKart Zabeel – The Dubai Mall

The sky’s the limit for thrill seekers with the exhilarating experience awaiting them at Ekart Zabeel, located on the rooftop of The Dubai Mall Zabeel. Built with adherence to first-class standards that are a trademark of Emaar, this new karting zone in Dubai brings you the latest cohort of electric go-karts.