Offering visitors a host of retail deals and intense contests and top-class entertainment events, the Dubai Shopping Festival is back with a bang. Here’s what to expect at the next DSF.

The DSF Drones Light Show

As one of the most highly anticipated events of the Dubai Shopping Festival each year, the DSF Drones Light Show is set to hit the stage once more with state-of-the-art 3D technology and stellar choreography. Music that has been composed specially for the event will be played at the event, which will take place from the 15th to the 21st of December at 7 pm and once more at 10 pm.

Musical Art Installations

The Dubai Design District is also taking part in the DSF this year with an art installation that’s powered by the crowds. Sky Castle is set to use cutting-edge technology to harness a series of xylophonic beats and sounds from the flow of visitors that will travel through its arches to create this musical set piece. This free attraction will make a pit stop in Dubai after a whirlwind tour of global cities including Sydney and Brussels.

Dubai Festival City Mall Market

Travellers who are based at the Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel or making the most of hotel deals in Dubai during this time of the year won’t want to miss the Vibes By The Bay market. Taking place at the Dubai Festival City Mall this unique thoroughfare will be a street food hub like no other.

The DSF Greatest Deal of the Year

Tourists and locals who attend the DSF will also have a chance to walk away with a cash prize of Dhs 1 million when they take part in the DSF Greatest Deal of the Year.