Hop your way through outdoor DSF Markets, sprint through malls on a half-day shopping spree and sink your teeth into all kinds of family fun exclusively with DSF this week.


On your marks for a 12-hour shopping spree
Clear your schedule for 26 December – it’s time for the 12-Hour Sale. Running from 10am to 10pm, enjoy discounts of 25% to 90% at more than 100 brands. Bag up your wishlist items from among a wide range of brands at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls in Dubai.


Test out Snapchat’s DSF filter of the week
Snapchat and DSF are injecting a dose of high-tech and social fun. Keep your eye out for a new filter released every week to be the first to snap a fun picture enjoying all the thrill of this year’s shopping festival.


Be dazzled by a drone show
Witness a record in the making at Bluewaters Island and The Beach opposite JBR, where Dubai Shopping Festival Drone Light Show is set to take place. A distinguishing array of bright colours and sights will dazzle before an already impressive coastline, with shows taking place every night at 7pm and 9:30pm. Grab a table at one of the waterfront restaurants and enjoy dinner with a captivating show.


Tuck in to a pop-up by SALT
Homegrown burger joint SALT has whipped together a brand new concept for foodies at DIFC. Take a seat at SALT or Sugar, two adjacent dining areas at SALT CAMP that each offer a scrumptious menu of savoury meals and rich desserts. Sink your teeth into their much-loved wagyu beef sliders that have taken Dubai by storm or slurp decadent shakes as you sample all sorts of new concoctions to leave you craving more.


Festive cheer at Etisalat Market OTB
It’s always a fun time in the backyard of Burj Khalifa where all kinds of fun activities, live entertainment, food and alternative shopping await. The festive spirit is taking over Etisalat Market OTB with roaming entertainment, free yoga sessions, local singing stars on the rise and much more. Check out the schedule online to plan your trip with your favourite performances!

Explore a new theme at  Al Seef
Plan a family outing every day of the week at one of the many DSF Markets taking place across the city. Al Seef presented by Al Foah hosts a special theme from 24 December, and the latest is sure to entice chocolate and art lovers. Learn all about the art of the cocoa bean at interactive workshops and tasting sessions, and explore art by creatives of note. There’s also plenty of shopping to be done – plus a fun exhibition of local culture and heritage that little ones are bound to enjoy.

Enter the Mad Hatter’s world at Al Khawaneej
Once you’ve made the most of quirky foods and performances at Etisalat Market OTB and filled your chocolate quota at Al Seef presented by Al Foah, Al Khawaneej is your next stop. Enter an enchanted garden home to a wide range of local and international retailers and delicious food stalls. Children will love all the crafts areas, skilled game zones and stage productions, as well as outdoor movie nights and storytelling sessions by a magical tree.

For even more things to do this DSF, here are 100 things to put in the diary.