Dubai Shopping Festival will take over the city for a month of sales and celebrations from December 26 to January 27.

We might be a bit ahead of the curve, but we’re already starting to get those oh-so-familiar festive feelings.

And as we begin to look forward to Christmas activities in Dubai, there’s one thing that happens just after the festive season that we’re equally excited about: Dubai Shopping Festival.

So we’re marking our diaries right now, because organisers have announced DSF will once again be taking over the city’s malls with discount deals from December 26 to January 27.

This will be the 23rd edition of the shopping festival, and the month-long affair will be jam-packed with offers, activities, discounts and prizes (such as the chance to win luxury cars and gold).

It will kick off with a 12-hour mega sale on the first day of the festival (December 26), offering shoppers additional discounts on already marked-down prices across six Majid Al Futtaim Malls, including Mall of the Emirates. This will take place from 12pm to 12am at select outlets throughout the city.

You’ll also find an outdoor market at Burj Park where shoppers can pick up bargains from more than 80 local and international emerging brands in a fresh outdoor retail environment.

There will be a packed line-up of performances in music, drama and dance, pop-up cinema and a host of food trucks and homegrown eateries.

There will also be plenty of family-friendly events throughout the festival, with firework shows every weekend at different locations including Global Village, The Beach at JBR and Dubai Creek.

You’ll find us writing up our shopping lists from right about now…

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