Dubai Shopping Festival

Celebrate 27th Dubai Shopping Festival at City Walk, La Mer, and The Beach, Opposite JBR

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Celebrate 27th Dubai Shopping Festival at City Walk, La Mer, and The Beach, Opposite JBR

  • Popular drone shows to return daily, fireworks to light up the skies on New Year’s Eve at The Beach, opposite JBR
  • DSF launch day fireworks at La Mer on 16 December at 8:30pm
  • Live entertainment, neon gaming, and much more to entertain the crowds at City Walk

Dubai-UAE: 16 December, 2021 – Celebrate the 27th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), at City Walk, La Mer, and The Beach, opposite JBR. See the destinations come alive with spectacular fireworks displays, unbeatable offers, endless daily entertainment, and sensational light displays every weekend from 15 December 2021 to 30 January 2022.

Daily drone shows and fireworks at The Beach, opposite JBR

From daily drone shows to mesmerising fireworks, a truly special experience awaits you at the seaside destination this DSF. The drone show will showcase the inspiring story of the UAE’s past, present and future through captivating choreography and AR elements.

Meanwhile, Stunning fireworks light up the skies of The Beach, in addition to a spectacular New Year’s Eve’s fireworks show at midnight.

Fireworks, live music performances, waterbowl show and light art at La Mer

Kickstart the season of celebrations by watching a mesmerising display of fireworks by the shores of La Mer, on the opening day of DSF, on 16 December, at 8:30pm.

The destination is also set to amaze you with the captivating, never seen before, Dubai Lights exhibit. Part of the unique interactive art installations from international lighting artists, under the newly created Dubai Lights, Rhizome – designed by artists Tom and Lien Dekyvere – embodies the on- and offline connections humans make in all sorts of ways that reflect on our society in a web made of hundreds of metres of brightly illuminated rope. Meanwhile, Lightbattle X – designed by Joost van Bergen, Dirk Schlebusch, and Onne Walsmit – will let you experience the Dutch heritage of cycling in a completely different way. In addition, you can witness a unique waterbowl performance coming to the Middle East for the first time only at La Mer. An award-winning duo will perform mind-blowing aerial and waterbowl stunts that blend air, ground, and water.

There’s more! Danny Aridi, the Canadian/Lebanese multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, and Peter Rosalita, the 10-year-old frontrunner of America’s Got Talent, will perform live, exclusively at La Mer.

Alfresco dining, live entertainment, and retail therapy at City Walk

If you’re on the lookout for alfresco dining options complemented with upbeat live entertainment, City Walk is the place to go to during DSF. At the design-inspired destination you can make the best use of Dubai’s winter temperatures and choose from more than 50 restaurant to dine from. And you can tap your feet to the beat from the city’s best DJs, watch live bands your favourite TikTok dances come to life in a vibrant medley, and check out the impressive street dance moves of athletic b-boy dancers. What’s more? You can shop at City Walk with discounts on just about everything you could think of across the destination’s retail brands.

Entertainment Schedule:

Destination Entertainment Date Time
The Beach, opposite JBR Drone Shows 16 Dec-30 Jan 7pm & 9:30pm
31 Dec 8pm &10:30pm
New Year’s Eve Fireworks 31 Dec 11:59pm
Firework Shows 14-22 Jan TBC
La Mer DSF Opening Day Fireworks 16 Dec 8:30pm
Daily Firework Shows 23-30 Dec 8:30pm
Dubai Lights 15 Dec – 30 Jan
Danny Aridi Live Performances 7-9Jan
Peter Rosalita Live Performances 7-9 Jan
Water Bowl Show 14-16 Jan
City Walk DJ Slim 16-18 Dec 6pm-10pm
Dina Stars Band 16-17 Dec, 1 Jan 6pm-10pm
LED Water Stomp Drummers 16-18 Dec 6pm-10pm
Amjad Band 18, 23, 24 Dec 6pm-10pm
DJ Liutik 23-25 Dec 6pm-10pm
DJ Lins 30 Dec, 7 Jan, 14-16 Jan 6pm-10pm
Henry Singer & Guitarist 31 Dec 9pm-1am
DJ Ivo Morello 31 Dec, 1 Jan, 8 and 9 Jan, 23 Jan 9pm – 1 am, 6pm-10pm
Tik Tok Dance Performance 23-25 Jan 6pm-10pm
Masha Saxophonist 31 Dec 9pm-1am
Neon Gaming 7 Dec-9 Dec, 21-23 Dec 6pm-10am
The Youngers Band 8 Jan, 29 and 30 Jan 6pm-10am
Walter Scalzone Performance 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 21 Jan, 30 Jan 6pm-10am
Beat Boxer 14-16 Jan 6pm-10pm
Eirini Band 14 and 15 Jan 6pm-10pm
DJ Kio 21 and 22 Jan, 28 and 29 Jan 6pm-10pm
Jay Abo Band 22 and 23 Jan 6pm-10pm



Dubai Shopping festival
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