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Silly! Dubai Shopping Festival Isn’t Just About Shopping. Million Other Things You Can Do There

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Who says that the festival is only for shopaholics? Be prepared for an entertainment extravaganza.

Silly! Dubai Shopping Festival Isn’t Just About Shopping. Million Other Things You Can Do There:

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1. The Sun, Sand, Beach & Gorgeous Kites. The Dubai International Kite Festival Is Here

The Sun, Sand, Beach & Gorgeous Kites. The Dubai International Kite Festival Is Heresource: dubaicalendar.ae

Consider this. A clear blue sky, hundreds of gorgeous kites fluttering in the wind, the sun, sand and a gorgeous beach. Not a utopian world, this. The Dubai International Kite Festival will be held at the Jumeirah Beach from January 28 to 30. And it’s free, free, free!

2. Attention Foodies! Treat Your Tastebuds With Menus From All Across The World

Attention Foodies! Treat Your Tastebuds With Menus From All Across The Worldsource: bookmyshow.ae

From French, Chinese to Arabic, savour delicacies from all across the world at the Dubai Shopping Festival. With menus from every cuisine and a restaurant roster that spans well over 5,000 restaurants, cafés, and eateries, no culinary craving goes unfulfilled here. You can brush shoulders with celebrity chefs, witness live cooking counters, attend interactive events and also exciting prizes.

3. Groove To The Best Artists In The World

Groove To The Best Artists In The Worldsource: dubaicalendar.ae

Agree there will be super awesome places and things to shop here. But that’s not it. Check out kickass performances by international artists, shows by acrobats, percussionists, dancers and many more artists. And if you aren’t a shopping enthusiast, you have international concerts, music shows, sporting events to keep you busy. Watch your favourite stats Arabic singers and musicians live in concert. Truly a sight to behold.

4. Wade Through Pavilions Of Global Village & Experience The World Under One Roof

Wade Through Pavilions Of Global Village & Experience The World Under One Roofsource: asas

Handmade items, food, and textiles from countries all over the world are right here. Get dazzled by the  spectacular fireworks show on  January 1. The Global Village, an open-air theme park, hosts more than 70 participating country in more than 35 pavilions. To add to it, 50 fun rides and 26 restaurants from all around the world. Also, there are exciting shows by Chinese circus artists and tightrope performances.

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5. And Pump Up Your Adrenalin

And Pump Up Your Adrenalinsource: whatson.ae

Who says that the festival is only for shopaholics? Participate in a range of sporting events including Open Tennis Championship, Hockey on Synthetic Surface, Ice Hockey, Football Tournament, Russian Ballet on Ice, Skating and Rowing Championships. Try adventure activities like quad bikes, camel rides and horse riding. You could head to Dubai Marina for a deep-sea fishing trip or enjoy dune bashing or watch the Arabian style belly performance while you dine in style in one of the traditional wooden dhows.

6. What’s A Holiday If You Don’t Get To Pamper Yourself? This Is The Epitome Of Relaxation - The Hammams

What’s A Holiday If You Don’t Get To Pamper Yourself? This Is The Epitome Of Relaxation - The Hammamssource: alldubai.ae

Well, if you are tired of shopping and are yearning for a bit of rejuvenation, look no further. Hit One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai located at the shored of the Gulf. Leave the rest of the world behind as you soak in ancient traditions. With ritualistic massages on hot marble, steam rooms, and a communal steam bath, you can celebrate relaxation the hammam way.

7. Just Like Jasmin & Aladdin Sans The Magic Carpet. Take A Ride Through The Arabian Sands

Just Like Jasmin & Aladdin Sans The Magic Carpet. Take A Ride Through The Arabian Sandssource: dubaidesertsafaries.net

Take a horse or a camel-riding safari through the desert.  Head to the family-run equestrian facilities at Al Jiyad Stables, located in the centre of Sieh Al-Salem nature reserve. End the day with a luxurious Emirati feast and a memorable horse and camel show that will leave you in a state of absolute awe.

8. This One Is Killer. Learn The Art Of Arabic Script With The Ajmal Calligrapher

This One Is Killer. Learn The Art Of Arabic Script With The Ajmal Calligraphersource: linkedin.com

Learn the art of arabic script with Ajmal Calligrapher, who offers calligraphy in a variety of styles. Customise your invitations, name cards, certificates, logos, or even product labels with English or Arabic calligraphy to make each unique. You could even get your name changed into a beautiful painting! When in Dubai, just call him on +971 (0) 55 790 9065.

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9. Take A Day Off From Shopping & Spend A Nice Sunny Afternoon Fishing In The Arabian Gulf

Take A Day Off From Shopping & Spend A Nice Sunny Afternoon Fishing In The Arabian Gulfsource: alexcruising.com

Did you know Dubai is a great spot for deep sea fishing? Here’s what you can do. Get a guided tour for a few hours or a day. Set sail on a boat, snorkel and be prepared to catch some fish. Nothing can be more relaxing that this. Promise!  

10. If You’re Into Art, Try Attending The Quoz Arts Fest

If You’re Into Art, Try Attending The Quoz Arts Festsource: thenational.ae

There will be film screenings, live art shows, exhibitions led by local artists. A must-visit if you appreciate art. Do not forget to head to the Al Serkal Avenue that will have exhibitions running all day. The fest will run from January 22 to 23.

11. And If You Need To Getaway, Just Visit The Friday Market On Dubai-Fujairah Road

And If You Need To Getaway, Just Visit The Friday Market On Dubai-Fujairah Roadsource: be-change.me

The market is just an hour away from Dubai. You get little-know treasures here, including plants, carpets, pottery, fruits and vegetables. Great spot for budget travellers. Its a gorgeous place surrounded by mountains. Grab a cup of coffee, a snack and just watch the landscape.

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