Shopping is one of the favourite pastimes of UAE citizens and tourists visiting Dubai.
The city has witnessed the rapid multiplication of shopping centres, each one more attractive than the next, in which you can find absolutely everything you could possibly need, and then some. The high point of this buying spree is the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) which has taken place every January since 1995. This international event happens not only in the outsized malls that characterize the city, but also in the Oriental souks.
Massive discounts are offered on everything from automobiles, fashion, and carpets to electronic equipment, cosmetics, and computers. It's more than enough to turn the head of the most reasonable buyers, and it makes it nearly impossible to resist temptation. In addition to these unprecedented sales, there are concerts, lotteries, fashion shows, fireworks, and musical and artistic performances organised during this shopping festival.