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11 Things About Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 You Will Never Find In Any Guide Book

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From witnessing snowfall in Dubai to watching Naseeruddin Shah live as Albert Einstein, things you didn’t know were a part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

11 Things About Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 You Will Never Find In Any Guide Book:

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1. The Perfect Place For All Music & Culture Junkies. Witness World’s Best Artists In Action

The Perfect Place For All Music & Culture Junkies. Witness World’s Best Artists In Actionsource: wikimedia

Numerous artists, acrobats and dancers of international fame are slated to perform at the DSF so if shopping doesn't float your boat, be glad for there are plenty of other options you can look forward to. Oh, and did we talk about the fireworks show at the Dubai Creek and Business Bay? Also, if you happen to have DSF marked on your schedule towards late January, then you are one lucky person. On January 28, you can watch the renowned Scottish rock band Simple Minds perform live at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

2. How About Some Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Hockey?

How About Some Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Hockey?source: wikipedia.com

Here are some adventure sports to your rescue. Apart from deep sea fishing and dune bashing, you can participate in tournaments of football, ice-hockey, tennis, skating, rowing and what not.

3. Watch A Musical Play Written By The Prime Minister Of UAE!

Watch A Musical Play Written By The Prime Minister Of UAE!source: dubaicalendar.ae

You can choose to watch the famous musical play Al Faris which is written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Trust us, it would be unlike anything you had ever laid your eyes upon.

4. You Get To See Albert Einstein Live

You Get To See Albert Einstein Livesource: musafir.com

None other than the celebrated Bollywood maestro Naseeruddin Shah is set to enact the role of one of the most brilliant minds the world has ever seen. The play will take you through the life of the legendary scientist. The play will be performed at Centrepoint Theatre at the DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates from January 9 to 30.

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5. Watch One Of The Most Famous Ballet Performances In The World - The Paris Opera Ballet Gala

Watch One Of The Most Famous Ballet Performances In The World - The Paris Opera Ballet Galasource: thenational.ae

They say ballet is like dreaming on your feet. Want to know why? Then make sure that you attend the third annual Paris Opera Ballet Gala. One of its kind, and probably the most famous ballet in the world, this year’s Gala will feature Dorothee Gilbert, the recipient of the highest ballet honour in Paris Opera- The Etoile title.

6. A Little Bit Of Apna Desh In Videsh. Relish The Works Of Gulzar Through Theatre

A Little Bit Of Apna Desh In Videsh. Relish The Works Of Gulzar Through Theatresource: khaleejtimes.com

On January 22 and 23, enjoy the play Humsafar, which is based on the poems of Gulzar and revolves around human relationships. Make it an evening you won’t forget. The event will be held at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates.


7. Stock Up Your Energy Bars Coz’ You Will Just Have 12 Hours To Shop & Get Upto 90% Discount

Stock Up Your Energy Bars Coz’ You Will Just Have 12 Hours To Shop & Get Upto 90% Discountsource: Dubai Tourism

On January 1 and 2nd, be prepared to hit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Me‘aisem. The Majid Al Futtaim Malls are running a special promotion where they will offer 80-90% discounts at all their outlets and exclusive rewards and promotions. You also have a chance to win 50,000 bucks!

8. Watch The Beauty And The Beast In Its Grandest Form

Watch The Beauty And The Beast In Its Grandest Formsource: seashellonthepalm.com

Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast which is probably the most famous original broadway musical will be playing at the DSF for the very first time. Mark the dates from 6th to 9th january in your calendar for this and get ready to be enthralled.

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9. Love Beatboxing? You’re In For A Super Treat

Love Beatboxing? You’re In For A Super Treatsource: dubaimallgroup.com

So here’s what you can do do. Throughout the Dubai Shopping Festival, at any time, head to the BoxPark. Watch varied urban styles of music performed there, especially beatboxing. If you love music, you can also play an interactive piano set there and also enjoy a special light show. How cool is that!

10. Be A Part Of A World Record. Head To The Biggest Perfume Sampling Event Ever!

Be A Part Of A World Record. Head To The Biggest Perfume Sampling Event Ever!source: holidayplace.co.uk

On January 26, 2016 Dubai Shopping Festival will attempt a world record for the biggest perfume sampling event. More than 200 people at the event will spray perfume on visitors. One thing we assure, you’ll definitely end up smelling good once leave the event!   

11. Watch A Fashion By Professional Figure Skaters On Ice

Watch A Fashion By Professional Figure Skaters On Icesource: candyandthighhighs.co.uk

Now this way too cool. Quite literally! Watch figure skaters showcase collections at The Dubai Mall Ice Rink on January 17. What you can also expect is live snowfall and moving video projections.

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