Dates set, money ready, tickets booked, and shopping list made. Sounds like someone is about to go somewhere and do something important. Yes, shopping in Dubai is important. People plan the whole year round to attend the festival, and buy the most amazing things at the most reasonable prices. The coming Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, to be held from the 26th of December, 2016 to 28th of January, 2017, is expected to be the most extravagant shopping festival yet, and people are already gearing up for it. Why? Because people know shopping in Dubai get’s you true value for money.
Dubai is Tax-free
When you buy a product, a large part of the final retail price is taxes imposed by your country. But Dubai is a tax-free city, and does not impose taxes on its citizens. According to Islam, unearned money is ‘haram’, so the government does not charge taxes. However, they can collect certain securities and corporate taxes from foreign nationals and businesses. But these amounts are relatively small. The lack of taxes makes the goods much cheaper than what you’d buy in your country. Therefore, many people love to shop in Dubai, and since a large number people purchase goods from here, companies release their best products of the highest quality exclusively in Dubai. Therefore, shopping in Dubai is a complete win-win for shoppers.
Dubai is famous for its breathtaking shopping malls the world over. There’s a whole list of malls with each one being more magnificent than the other. They’ll look even more beautiful during Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. Since, there are so many shopping malls, there’s a lot of healthy competition. In their bid to increase sales, many of the malls come up with exciting offers and discounts. These offers are quite beneficial to the buyers. Though the best offers are reserved for Dubai Shopping Festival, there are other offers the whole year round. Therefore, shopping in Dubai is beneficial throughout the year, so even if you can’t make it to the festival, you can still vacation in Dubai, and come back with loads of cool stuff. Two of the best places to shop throughout the year are The Dubai Mall, and the Mall of the Emirates. They also have many world-class entertainment avenues.
Dubai Souks (Bargains)
What is a souk? It is a traditional Arabian market. Though, many might be lining up outside malls for a great deal, many shoppers head to the souks for deals and bargains. Souks are an integral part of life in Dubai. They are as famous as the malls, and locals and tourists alike love to shop here. There are quite a few souks in Dubai where you must shop. At the Gold Souk, you can buy pure gold designer jewellery at reasonable prices. What’s more is that you can bargain on the prices. Similarly, at the Spice Souk, you can take home expensive, high quality spices at competitive prices. This is the feature of all Souks, you get the best products at the lowest prices. Textile Souk, Deira Perfume Souk, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and Souk Al Bahar are some of the best souks for shopping in Dubai.
Dubai Shopping Festival 2017
The coming Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 will be the 22nd edition of the world’s favourite shopping extravaganza. It is the biggest shopping festival in the world. It will begin on the 26th of December, and will go on till the 28th of January. The whole city of Dubai is decked in beautiful lights, welcoming locals and tourists to shop and enjoy themselves. From the latest electronic gadgets to the latest in fashion, all products have huge discounts and offers on them. Be it high-end malls or small stores in souks, all of them partake in this massive festival. People from all over the world come for shopping in Dubai. Touring companies also organize special shopping festival tour packages, and arrange for guests to be taken to all the best shopping avenues.
Though shopping is the primary exercise, there’s a lot more happening. Come evening, the all the streets are brightly lit. Many food stalls prop up everywhere, and they serve some of the best fast foods you’ll ever taste. Malls arrange for entertainment shows for kids and families, and some even arrange for big celebrities to perform. One of the biggest events during the festival is the raffle. Daily, there are huge prices on offer for the raffle, and participants can win millions of dollars in cash to even a Porsche. The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than the last time with unbelievable discounts, offers, raffles, entertainment, fireworks, and much more.
There are so many reasons for shopping in Dubai, with the Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 being the biggest reason. The festival is just a few days away, so book a Dubai vacation today, and be a part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.