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For those to whom the idea of a six-week shopping spree sounds not only acceptable, but desirable, Dubai is the place to be. What began in 1996 as the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival has been expanded in 2007 to a month-and-a-half, simply because so many shoppers show up. They arrive at the approximate rate of one hundred thousand a day.

City of Dubai’s history as a global trading center. Dubai began as at fishing hamlet, gradually developing a trade in pearls. With its natural harbor on the Persian Gulf it soon became one of the key trading centers connecting Europe and the Orient. Today more than a hundred airlines fly into Dubai, many of their passengers arriving for the Dubai Shopping Festival.

One of the biggest enticements of the Dubai Shopping Festival is that shopping in Dubai is, for the most part, tax-free, and Dubai makes a good thing even better with duty-free importation of international goods. The prime quality merchandise at Dubai’s more than twenty-five malls selling at bargain-basement prices includes everything from genuine Persian rugs to cell phones and iPods.

Dubai’s souks, or collections of street markets, also participate in the Dubai Shopping Festival and give shoppers the chance to haggle over items like fresh cinnamon or incense and perfumes at the Spice Souk, or 24-karat gold jewelry in the shops of the Gold Souk.

The Dubai Shopping Festival shares its limelight with concurrent attractions including the Carpet Oasis’ display of some one hundred thousand carpets, the nightly Dubai Jazz Fest and fireworks, street theatre, and daily prize raffles. The Global Village showcases international handcrafts, and for youngsters, there are tours of Children’s City with its planetarium and interactive exhibits on space exploration, nature, the human body, and global cultures.

The five-star City Season Hotel Dubai, located directly across from the City Centre Shopping Mall, provides guests with the perfect launching point for their Shopping Festival fun!

Hotels near Dubai Shopping Festival

220 hotels near Dubai Shopping Festival

1 Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 66 reviews

Al Fahidi Steet-(Opposite Dubai Museum) Map

Being an ideal place in the city of Dubai, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Dubai offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralAt... More

2 Marco Polo Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

Al Muteena St. Map

Marco Polo Hotel Dubai provides fine hospitality and personalised service for travellers visiting Dubai on business or leisure trips. Dubai Museum, Ayyam Gallery, Art Attack Gallery and Majlis... More

3 Auris Hotel Apartment Deira

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Opposite Flora Grand Hotel, Near Al Rigga Metro Station Map

Featuring convenient location in the heart of the emirate, Auris Hotel Apartments Deira makes for a contemporary base ideal for business and leisure travellers in Deira. While on a Dubai holiday,... More

4 Yassat Gloria Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Sheikh Zayed Road Map

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5 Hyatt Regency Dubai and Galleria

5 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

P O Box 5588 Map

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, the Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria team of experienced staff will cater to all your needs and satisfy your expectations. GeneralThis property boasts a... More

6 Landmark Grand Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Riqqa Road Map

Featuring plush accommodations set in the heart of the downtown, Landmark Grand Hotel makes for an ideal base for travellers in a business or leisure trip in Dubai. Aside from attending to... More

7 Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Next to Al Ghurair Mall Map

Authentic and inspiring Arabic architecture is a signature element of an Arjaan property by Rotana. The magnificence of Al Ghurair Arjaan By Rotana - Dubai Hotel is another reflection of the... More

8 Samaya Hotel Dubai

5 stars
4.0 / 5

Riggat Al Buteen St., Opposite Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Deira Map

Whether for business or leisure tour, Samaya Hotel Dubai is a perfect holiday location, where tourists can enjoy high quality service and comfortable accommodation. Local attractions such as Deira... More

9 Ramada Deira

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

Salahudin Road Deira. Map

Situated right opposite to the Reef Mall , just behind the Salah Al Deen metro station, this elegant 4 star property features modern accommodation in the heart of Deira. All rooms feature warm... More

10 St. George Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

3944 Map

St. George Hotel is designed to ensure that all guests feel special and at home. Friendliness and the highest standards of personalized services are the pillars of our philosophy. Stylish yet... More