2011 Dubai Shopping Festival

It’s that time of year again. Time for a shopping festival and the place to be for that over the top shopping experience is at the Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 ie DSF 2011!!

There are many great travel packages that you can book to get to Dubai, including great deals through online sites such as Dubai.com and of course through Price line. Make sure that you are able to get the best type of package that will include your flight and also your hotel and of course some sort of transfers in order to get around Dubai or even get a car rental package included.

This Dubai shopping event is scheduled to begin on January 20, 2011 and will end a month later on 20th of February. One of the great event promotions for the Dubai Shopping Festival, is the Stay 4, Pay 3′ Hotel Packages, and the packages will be valid throughout the whole month of the festival offered by the Arab Emirates.These packages that the Arab Emirates have put together with various city hotel and beach hotels, will be offering a free night’s stay during the Festival for travelers who book a four-night package and also will include airfare round trip.

After your arrival in Dubai, it’s time to begin your Dubai shopping festival, you will want to find the Dubai Gold Souk, where you will be able to purchase some of the finest gold products available on the market today. With over 300 retailers, who usually trade in gold jewelery, you will find famous name retailers such as ARY Jewelery, Prima Gold, and Damas and much more. It is said that on any given day, there is usually no less than 10 tons of available gold for purchase.

More than 6,000 retail outlets and 50 shopping malls are participating in DSF 2011 offering great deals and discounts. Of course as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, you will shop in the Dubai Mall, which is a mall like no other. The first thing that you will want to do is go to one of the banks in the mall and make your currency exchanges and there are several banks to choose from in the mall. In the mall there are many places to see items such as Art, Collectibles and Souvenirs, places to purchase handbags and luggages. There are places available in the mall that offer child care services. And of course there are the dinning facilities and restaurants in the shopping mall such as a Food Court, Cafes such as the Aspen Cafe, and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and where in the world isn’t there a Starbucks to make you feel right at home. And as for restaurants the names include a California Pizza Kitchen, Almaz by Momo, Japengo cafe, and there even is a Chillis!

And of course one of if not the best thing about having the opportunity to shop at this very special festival is the fact that all your purchases are duty free.

In other words when you are making a purchase here at this shopping festival, there are no taxes or duties to be paid as long as you are already living in the country of Dubai, but we should point out that there may be charges that you may have to pay on your purchase if you live in a country that has a tax on goods bought from other countries.