Dubai has become a renowned destination for tourists, especially those interested in shopping. Thousands of tourists visit Dubai every year, just for its splendid shopping bonanza and there is an increase in tourism at the time of its annual shopping festival. The Dubai Shopping Festival also known as “Layali Dubai” was instigated by the Dubai government in 1996 to promote trade in the country.
The month long Dubai Shopping Festival has become famous world-wide because of the cultural extravaganza and entertainment involved, besides the excellent bargains on offer. During this period, travellers can enjoy shopping with top brands at comparatively lower prices than in other countries, at a single location. Apart from the excellent shopping at the festival, travellers can enjoy various types of events like film festivals, street-side plays, children’s events, fireworks, exhibitions, musical shows, and other types of events.
The Dubai World Cup, the wealthiest horse race in the world is also organized at this event. Not only this, there are a number of sports events that are organized during the Dubai Shopping Festival. The organisers to lure even more shoppers to the festival offer numerous daily and weekly prizes from lucky draws.
Therefore, travellers planning a trip to Dubai at the time of the Dubai Shopping Festival can enjoy the charm of the dazzling city, besides being enthralled by the tax free shopping. The festival is worth visiting as it is a truly memorable and happening shopping event.