Dubai Retail Calendar 2020 Revealed


The Dubai Retail Calendar 2020 has been revealed and will include the following festivals and events:

Dubai Shopping Festival (26 December 2019 – 1 February 2020)

DSF is the world’s biggest shopping festival and will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with exceptional experiences across its three pillars of shopping, entertainment and winning.

Russian Holidays (4 – 12 January 2020)

Leveraging the increasing traffic from a key feeder country, Dubai will celebrate the Russian Holidays with various events and promotions planned for residents and tourists alike.

Chinese New Year (25 January – 1 February 2020)

Capitalising on an important source market, this citywide celebration includes entertainment, events, fireworks, cultural activities and promotions across malls, strategically timed around the key holiday.

DSF Final Weekend Sale (30 January – 1 February 2020)

During the last three days of DSF, retailers will unveil bigger promotions and sales, giving last-minute shoppers an opportunity to pocket irresistible bargains.

Dubai Food Festival (20 February – 7 March 2020)

The Dubai Food Festival offers a unique recipe of events and activities across the city, focusing on gastronomic and culinary experiences ranging from fine dining to the ‘hidden gems’ of small and popular restaurants to the participation of a wide range of international restaurants.

Spring/Summer Collections (5-21 March 2020) and Fall/Winter Collections (2-15 October 2020)

These events are aimed at establishing Dubai as the fashion capital of the region, increasing sales, supporting retailers, and showcasing the latest fashion lines from local and global brands with special offers.

Dubai Home Festival (9-23 April 2020)

The Dubai Home Festival aims to support the homeware sector with special promotions in addition to giving young designers a platform to showcase their products and innovations.

Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr in Dubai (24 April – 27 May 2020)

The “Ramadan in Dubai” campaign is a social, cultural, and spiritual initiative that celebrates the values of the Holy month while Eid Al Fitr in Dubai will feature events and promotions to celebrate the special occasion.

3 Day Super Sale in May and October 2020

Retail outlets representing major local and international brands take part in this three-day event across the city, offering significant reductions of up to 90 per cent.

Sales period (4-24 June 2020)

Retail outlets offer up to 75 per cent off on a wide range of products by the most famous international brands.

Dubai Summer Surprises (25 June – 8 August 2020)

Dubai Summer Surprises features exciting events, family activities, exclusive shopping offers and fun raffles that give shoppers the chance to win valuable prizes.

Eid Al Adha in Dubai (1-3 August 2020)

Eid Al Adha in Dubai highlights authentic Emirati traditions and customs, with several special events and promotions held to mark the happy occasion.

Dubai Summer Surprises Final Weekend Sale (6-8 August 2020)

Retail outlets offer further offers during the last 3 days of the annual summer shopping bonanza, Dubai Summer Surprises.

Back to School (9 August – 5 September)

As students get ready to return to school, the Back to School promotional campaign is organised to encourage parents to buy school supplies from shopping malls and retailers that are participating in the campaign, giving them the chance to win valuable prizes.

Dubai Fitness Challenge (6-21 November 2020)

The Dubai Fitness Challenge will return for a fourth year with exciting activities that are aimed at enhancing Dubai’s standing as the most active city in the world.

Diwali in Dubai (2-6 November 2020)

Diwali celebrations are an opportunity to celebrate with the Indian community and visitors through an array of activities and offers provided by retail outlets.

Sales period (5-25 December 2020)

Retail outlets in the city will offer promotions of up to 75 per cent.

Gifting Weekend (10-12 December 2020)

A key weekend that attracts shoppers to buy gifts from a wide collection of branded products in time for the holiday season.


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