1. Roaming performances
Numerous roaming artistes and musicians will spread the festive cheer this DSF in malls across the city.
Some of the key highlights include Gypsy Bigs — a troupe of professional jazz musicians, Car Stilt Walkers, Brimborians,Crybtonia — a musical group with glowing LED costumes, Sparks Fire Dance circus acts,and Nutkins, the walkabout squirrels.
Till January 28
2. Beauty District
Learn how to embrace the season’s special look from the region’s top beauty influencers at the Beauty District.
January 6-14, The Fashion Catwalk, The Dubai Mall
3. Market Outside the Box
Taking place next to the Burj Khalifa, Market Outside the Box showcases works of more than 100 emerging local and regional designers specializing in jewelry, home décor and fashion.
What’s more? Visitors can also experience live shows,music concerts,food trucks and dishes from local eateries.
January 19-28, Burj Park
4. Carpet and Art Oasis
This annual DSF staple is an exhibition of some of the rarest and unique handmade carpets and rugs.
Till January 15, Sheikh Saeed Halls 1 & 2, Dubai World Trade Centre
A unique fusion of fashion and entertainment, this event brings together top designer brands from around the world.
January 12-14, Mall of the Emirates
6. Light up the sky
Who doesn’t love fireworks? Dazzling displays will add to the celebratory mood during the 34-day shopping festival. Catch the shows at 8pm at various locations across the city.
January 5-7; January 12-14; January 19-21; January 26-28
7. Fashion Express
Combining the popular flashmob with a pop-up concept, the Fashion Express gives visitors plenty of chances to be part of in-store promotions and the launch of new products.
January 12-14 at Ibn Battuta Mall; January 19-21 at Dubai Festival City Mall; January 26-28 at City Centre Deira