Dubai Shopping Festival at The Beach

The Beach, JBR, Celebrates Dubai Shopping Festival with Magical Drone Shows, Fireworks, Ultimate Brunches and Fun Activities for the Family

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Press Release

  • Visitors get to enjoy two daily awe-inspiring drone shows at 7pm and 10pm
  • Live entertainment, happy hours, ladies’ nights and family brunches at the Pavilion set to drive the footfall during the much-awaited festival.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 December 2022: In line with celebrating the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), The Beach, JBR, the upbeat urban waterfront destination, is set to drive excitement with spectacular drone light shows, immersive experiences, unmissable shopping sales, exclusive menu offers and other exhilarating activities.

Dubai Shopping Festival comes alive with Light Shows: Using cutting-edge technology, the drone light shows will provide exciting, engaging and immersive moments to create something truly distinctive at DSF. Visitors will enjoy the breathtaking scenes as the drones take to the skies creating visual representations of UAE landmarks, and logos, and taking inspirations from art, culture and society. The light shows will take place from 15 December until 30 January at The Beach, JBR, with two shows daily at 7pm and 10pm.

Festive Shopping: Shopping for your loved ones gets better at The Beach, JBR, with its versatile list of stores. You can enjoy some retail therapy here during the festival days as you check off wish lists at Sephora, River Island, Muji, Sun Eye, Lacoste, Adidas and many more.

Beach-front Dining:  Visitors will also get to indulge in delicious and exclusive set menus and offers at the best beachfront restaurants and enjoy either a vibrant alfresco setting outdoors, with breathtaking views of the mesmerizing Arabian Sea and gorgeous interiors. The Beach, JBR, is a home to culinary favorites including Eat Greek, Kouzina, Aprons & Hammers, Catch22, PF Chang’s and more.

Festive Cheer at the Pavilion: Visitors can enjoy the captivating views and culinary delights at The Pavilion which houses six restaurants including Eataly, La Mezcaleria, BUUR, Hurricane’s Grill and Bar, Claw BBQ and Akiba Dori. They can experience special Ladies’ Nights, Happy Hours and festive brunches with friends and family along with a beautiful view, paired with fireworks and drone shows.

Santa Meet & Greet: This festive season, children will have a chance to Meet and Greet with Santa in his Grotto. Families will be able to record heart-warming moments and create magical memories for their children and meet Santa from December 9 till 25, 4pm to 10pm, every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Celebratory Fireworks During the Month: Visitors will get a chance to witness a dazzling display of fireworks this season. On the opening night of the Dubai Shopping Festival on the 15th of December, The Beach, JBR, will be lit up at 9:00 PM. After that, fireworks will continue to take place every night at 8:30 PM until the 25th of December. Visitors will also get the chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Beach, JBR, with spectacular fireworks. Followed by NYE, fireworks will then continue to take place from the 9th till the 15th of January at 8:30 PM.

The Dubai Shopping Festival is back and now in its 28th edition running until January 29, 2023. With unique shopping experiences, drone shows, family entertainment, events and more.


An image of a drone light show
An image of fire crackers lighting up the sky