Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 December 2022: Shopping, food, art, and music lovers can get ready for the 28th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the longest running festival of its kind anywhere in the world, as it kicks off tomorrow, 15 December, with an action-packed 46-day calendar running through until 29 January, 2023.  

This DSF, there’s something for everyone – musical performances from world-renowned artists and DJs, gastronomic experiences, exceptional deals and promotions that will appeal to everyone’s inner shopper, life changing raffles and chances to win big, community markets and events, and all things entertainment.  


DSF is kicking off with a special opening concert featuring two of the region’s most loved artists, Mohamed Hamaki and Ahmed Saad. Setting the tone for the festival, this DSF will be witnessing an electric lineup of concerts from the likes of Tiesto, Wizkid, Mohammed Ramadan, and so much more. Returning again this year, Tunes DXB is back for 10 days of live entertainment showcasing talented local artists, and  the second edition of Dubai Beats is back from the 6th and 7th of January with more than 11 contemporary artists at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.  


Dubai’s iconic fireworks are back this DSF with a series of dazzling displays on 15 December at 9 PM, that will light up the sky across six locations: Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame, Al Seef, Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City Mall. 

After the stunning opening night’s displays, from 16 December to 29 January, the much-loved daily DSF fireworks displays by Al Zarooni Group will also be back with a bang to provide everyone with a magical pyrotechnic spectacle. Shows run daily at different iconic spots across the city: Bluewaters & The Beach, JBR, Al Seef and Dubai Festival City Mall. For more information on the fireworks schedule, go to: 

The much anticipated DSF Drone Show also returns this year, starting from 15 December with two all-new themed shows – Dubai Shopping Festival, inspired by the retail offerings and celebrations of DSF, and The Future of Dubai, inspired by the 2040 vision. Shows will take place twice daily throughout DSF at 7PM and 10PM at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR. On New Year’s Eve, show timings change to 8PM and 11PM. Extra special laser shows will run on 23 and 24 December, 13 and 14 January, and 27 to 28 January to accompany the visual spectacle.   

Get immersed in some detective work with the infamous Murder Mystery experience live at Al Seef Hertiage Hotel Dubai until 12 Feburary. Tickets are priced at AED 210 per person and can be purchased online at 

Shoppers will be entertained with a schedule of in-mall and outdoor entertainment of fun acts and performances. Amidst all the shopping, performing artists covering dance, music, theatre and circus acts will be popping up across the city. Running for the duration of DSF, shoppers should keep an eye out for enticing performances at any of these locations: La Mer, City Walk 2, Al Seef, Dubai Festival City Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, The Pointe, Nakheel Mall, Gate Avenue, DIFC, City Centre Mirdif, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, Bluewaters, Al Khawaneej and JBR The Walk.  

And keep an eye out for Dubai’s favourite dynamic duo Modesh & Dana as they tour the city throughout DSF. Never failing to spread joy, the Dubai characters will be at the forefront of every stage, welcoming a host of actors, performing artists, dancers, and more at iconic locations across the city.  


Get ready for a special showcase of 10 unique interactive light installations made by renowned artists from around the world. Running from 15 December to 29 January, Dubai Lights will take place in City Walk 2, Dubai Design District and The Pointe. The highlight of this year’s edition is a meticulously curated collection titled The Sparks Within. 


Time travel with DSF’s newest addition, Dubai 80’s happening from 23 December to 1 January at Last Exit Al Khawaneej from 5pm to 11pm. Dubai 80’s is a nostalgic activation bringing all things old-school pop culture from used toys, magazines, and books to video consoles, classic cars and more. Get immersed in some nostalgic graffiti while munching on childhood snacks and jamming out to 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s throwbacks. An unmissable blast from the past meant to resurface everyone’s greatest childhood memories.  


Be sure to keep an eye on the endless opportunities to take home a grand prize this DSF. These include the DSF Lucky Receipt, where shoppers have the chance to win TVs, iPhone 14 ProMax, gemstone jewlery sets, handbags, limited edition PS 5 designer sunglasses  and much more. Simply spend AED 500+ in any of the 10 participating brands including, Jumbo, Sharaf DG, Jawhara Jewellery, Eros, Emax, Galeries LaFayette, Rivoli, Eyezone, FACES and Jashanmalfor an unmissable opportunity to be a DSF Lucky Receipt winner. There are 10 prizes to be won each day from 15 to 25 December.  

Additionally, purchase a ticket from any ENOC or EPPCO petrol station for AED 200 and stand a chance to win a brand new Nissan Patrol and AED 100,000 in cash daily, only with the DSF Mega Raffle.  

Win an apartment in Downtown Dubai with the DSF 2023 Grand Prize, presented by Idealz. Visit and the Idealz mobile app for up to 150 other raffle draws taking place throughout the DSF season, and win many exciting prizes. 

Shop, win and be entertained as Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) returns from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023 with incredible deals, innovative events, world-class entertainment and life-changing prizes. As the longest running event of its kind, DSF has grown over the last 28 years into a signature celebration for citizens, residents and visitors alike. Featuring the ultimate retail therapy from a wide range of homegrown and global brands as well as live concerts, nightly shows, outdoors markets, pop-up dining and more, this year’s DSF experience is not to be missed. 

Check out and @CelebrateDubai and @StyledbyDubai on social media channels for more details.  

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