Dubai Shopping Festival opens tomorrow in grand style

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The 19th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will open on Thursday in grand style with a series of exciting events and activities aimed at giving residents and visitors a dream start to the entertainment and shopping extravaganza. The internationally renowned event is being held across participating locations in Dubai and concludes after 32 days on 2 February. Shoppers will have the opportunity to win prizes worth half a million dirhams ($ 136,000) on the opening day in line with the festival theme “Shop at Your Best” at the DSF Lucky Shopper hosted by Sama Dubai TV at various shopping malls along with competitions by local radio stations. Shopaholics can also sprint their way to the malls to cherry pick the best of the “Shop At Your Best” bargains that await them at several outlets and shopping centers throughout the city. The Carpet & Arts Oasis will offer a lucky visitor a beautiful silk carpet as the prize in a raffle draw that will be held on the opening day. Families and tourists can get an indication of things to come during the month-long excitement across the city from the series of events and activities that will take place on the opening day covering, entertainment, culture and the biggest carnival parade in the history of DSF.   Big prizes Visitors have the opportunity to win half a million dirhams in prizes through programs and competitions run by Sama Dubai TV and local radio stations. Shoppers at the city’s leading shopping malls including The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Festival City Mall can participate in Sama Dubai TV’s DSF Lucky Shopper where the presenters will randomly select a few people from the crowd and give away prizes and gifts to participants who provide the maximum number of correct answers to general questions about the Dubai Shopping Festival.   DSF Carnival Celebrate the opening day of DSF at Al Seef Street where the biggest carnival parade in the history of DSF will provide a visual feast to the festival. Around 1,000 performers in funny, freak and fashionable attire, musicians, dancers, acrobats performing antics, gymnasts, clowns, stilt walkers, inflatable and animal characters will be performing at this exciting carnival. The excitement surrounding the opening day of the DSF will be elevated to new heights with the life-changing Infiniti Mega Raffle. The name of the first lucky winner of the mega raffle will be announced at Global Village between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., who will take home two Infiniti luxury cars QX60 and G25 plus a whopping cash prize of Dh 100,000 ($ 27,200).