The 16th Dubai Shopping Festival 2011 started on 20th January, with amazing fireworks display and the Dubai Creek Park and opening-night show at The Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), the tallest building at the world.
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) started on February 15, 1996 on a project by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
It has since been promoted as a tourist attraction and a retail event intended to revitalise retail trade in Dubai
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has had around 35 million visitors since 1996, who have spent close to Dh74 billion in shopping malls, airlines, hotels and entertainment outlets.
During Dubai Shopping Festival, shops offer deep discounts on their merchandise, daily car raffles are drawn, and fireworks light Dubai’s night sky. Tourists from all around the world are lured not only for Dubai’s tax free shopping, but also for all of the events that take place during the festival. In 2006, the festival was cancelled due to the death of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In addition to Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai also hosts Dubai Summer Surprises, a summer version of Dubai Shopping Festival, in order to balance the less of tourists due to the high temperatures of that period.
Look at the fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa