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Dubai Shopping Festival

The best of Dubai Shopping Festival markets

Sat, December 17, 2022

Family fun, delicious food and shopping in the outdoors – this year's DSF Markets are not to be missed.

Family fun, delicious food and shopping in the outdoors – this year's DSF Markets are not to be missed.


Time for Dubai’s favourite outdoor market at a brand new location

Live entertainment at MOTB
Celebrate a milestone moment for Dubai Shopping Festival’s flagship alternative shopping destination, Etisalat MOTB. From 19-29 January, discover a treasure trove of wonders as the popular outdoor market returns for a much-anticipated 10th anniversary edition at its new home in Dubai Design District (d3). Get ready to have a fun time exploring the open-air market featuring an all-new look inspired by this year’s theme: NYC Industrial. 
Etisalat MOTB
Dubai Shopping Festival
  • 19 Jan 2023 - 31 Jan 2023
  • Dubai Design District (d3)

Make a date to play

Kids painting clay pots in a workshop in Al Seef

Dubai Shopping Festival is once again taking over the charming Al Seef district to bring visitors 38 days of fun-filled activities, workshops, live entertainment and amazing fireworks. From 23 December to 29 January, plan a visit to the historic neighbourhood and enjoy a jam-packed calendar of unmissable events. 

DSF Market at Al Seef
Dubai Shopping Festival
  • 23 Dec 2022 - 29 Jan 2023
  • Al Seef

Get into the holiday spirit at this free outdoor extravaganza


The holiday season in Dubai is incomplete without a visit to the annual Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market. From an impressive 36ft-tall tree to an array of seasonal food stalls and immersive family-friendly activities, this holiday bazaar, from 15-30 December, has something for everyone. Highlights include a live band playing yuletide tunes, retail pop-ups, abra rides with Santa and a special North Pole train and Venetian carousel for the little ones.

Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market
  • 15 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022
  • Madinat Jumeirah, Fort Island

Celebrate the holiday season in the city of the future

Winter City at Expo City Dubai
Expo City Dubai will transform into a winter wonderland from 23 November to 8 January, and everyone’s invited. Get into the festive spirit with plenty of family-friendly activities like zip-lining, Santa's grotto, themed live entertainment, snowfall and incredible projections at the Al Wasl Plaza.
Winter City at Expo City Dubai
  • 23 Nov 2022 - 8 Jan 2023
  • Expo City Dubai

Shop, eat and chill with family and friends

Ripe Market

Ripe Market at the Dubai Police Academy Park kicks off its latest edition with a fresh set of timings for the new season. Peruse artisan stalls, pick up your weekly organic produce and indulge in tasty bites from a wide selection of food trucks from 15 October onwards. This weekend-only bazaar has every age catered for, with entertainment on offer for the whole family, as well as live performances, open mics, crafts workshops and yoga sessions, all in a beautiful alfresco setting.

Ripe Market
  • 14 May 2023
  • Dubai Police Academy Park

An immersive experience like no other

Dubai 80s at Al Khawaneej
Bring the old school into the new at Last Exit Al Khawaneej and Al Khawaneej Walk where visitors are going to be taken on an immersive journey of nostalgia. Free to attend and perfect for a family day out, from 23 December 2022 to 8 January 2023, get ready for an unmissable experience celebrating pop culture of the past from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. 
Dubai 80's
Dubai Shopping Festival
  • 23 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023
  • Last Exit Al Khawaneej and Al Khawaneej Walk
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