Three ways to make the most of Dubai Shopping Festival

Returning for its 25th year, Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is bigger and better than ever. Besides shopping the malls for bargains don’t miss these exciting things to do

Street performer in Downtown Dubai

See world-class street performers

Starting this week, the pavements of Downtown Dubai will see an array of street acts entertaining passers-by until the end of the month. Expect Covent Garden style performances, such as levitating human statues and magical acts that will leave you head scratching. Headlining the ‘live statue’ acts will be the Golden Fairy who has flown all the way from Denmark to cast her love spells on those who are lucky enough to find her. Joining her will be, world recording holding Staticman who pioneered the art of living statues, mesmerising audiences with his unhuman like stillness. Until February 1st

Evening market

Once the rain has cleared up, make the most of the temperate winter evenings at temporary alfresco market, Market Outside the Box (Market OTB). The seasonal fair at Burj Park showcases a variety of homegrown brands selling unique (and some handcrafted) jewellery, fashion and homeware. Along with the stalls, you’ll also find a delectable line-up of food trucks selling quirky eats and drinks. Plus, the family-friendly event puts on an exciting array of live entertainment throughout the day including musicians, DJs and dance shows. January 16th– February 1st, from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays and from 11am to 11pm on weekends.

Fireworks at The Pointe

Catch a show at The Pointe

This Friday you can catch popular Arabic singer Mohammad Hamaki at The Pointe’s event plaza for a free live concert. A DJ will get the stage warmed up from 7.30pm before Hamaki captivates audiences at 9pm, finishing with great flair as a firework display lights up the sky at 10.30pm. It doesn’t stop there as next Friday will see British superstar Robbie Williams lighting up the stage for his first UAE performance since 2015. Tickets for Robbie Williams are Dhs295, The Pointe

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