Yes, 46 days of fireworks all across the city…

Dubai Shopping Festival is back with a bang this month. Kicking off tonight, Thursday December 15, there’s going to be six weeks of daily deals, pop-ups, firework and drone displays across the city.

On opening night, Thursday December 15, Dubai’s iconic fireworks are back at 9pm, lighting up the skies across six locations: Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame, Al Seef, Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City Mall.

Thereafter, from Friday December 16 to Sunday January 29 2023 there will be daily firework displays across several popular Dubai destinations.

Here’s the schedule: 

Bluewaters and The Beach: December 16 to 25, 9.30pm
Al Seef: December 26 to 30, 8.30pm
Bluewaters and The Beach, Al Seef: December 31, 11.59pm
Al Seef: January 1, 8.30pm
Dubai Festival City Mall: January 2 to 8, 9pm
Bluewaters and The Beach: January 9 to 15, 8.30pm
Dubai Festival City Mall: January 16 to 22, 9pm

Skyline fireworks - InterContinental Dubai Festival city

Additionally there will be two daily drone shows that will run throughout the seven weeks of DFS. If you want to catch a glimspse of it, the drone show will be held at 7pm and 10pm at The Beach and Bluewaters.

The fabulous six weeks of savings runs from Thursday December 15 to Saturday January 28, 2023. To Kick off the festivities there will be a spectacular opening ceremony featuring concerts by regional music icons, with performances and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy. If that wasn’t dazzling enough, as always the city will be decorated in lights and decor to commemorate this festive time, with the giant illuminated DSF shopping bag display being situated in key shopping districts.


If you need to get your last minute Christmas shopping done, then this is your chance.  With over 800 brands participating across 3,500 outlets, there will be offers of up to 25 per cent to 75 per cent reductions throughout the seven weeks of fun. DSF will also be holding daily shopping surprises, revealed 24 hours before they go live. This is your chance to shop your heart out with unmissable sales and discounts.

DSF, daily fireworks and drone show in multiple locations, Thurs Dec 15 to Sun January 29 2023,