Dubai – The shopping capital of the world

For shopping aficionados and entertainment buffs alike, a Dubai tour package is a pilgrimage to the shopping capital of the world. Home to the Dubai Shopping festival – a month long extravaganza that is a diverse mix of activities that make this city more vibrant! Indeed, Dubai attracts some of the world’s most enthusiastic shoppers and tourists.

The Al Fahidi fort is the oldest existing building in Dubai and was built in 1787. Colourful dioramas and exhibits depict the everyday life during the days when oil wasn’t yet discovered. It also houses the Dubai Museum that was opened in 1971 and features several art galleries that give a glimpse into historic Arab houses, mosques, markets and date farms.

The global village is one of the best places to visit in Dubai to experience the diverse cultural nuances of over 50 countries. There are many exciting avenues for shopping and dining in this open-air theme park where talented performers from all over the world put up entertainment shows and concerts.

The Dubai Shopping Festival begins at Al Seef Street and is quite hard to miss with its throngs of visitors to the festival. A spectacular firework show and animated parade kicks off the DSF here. Al Rigga Street is a crowded fun fair style carnival, featuring a circus, astounding street performances, delectable culinary delights and a night souk that cannot be missed.

The Night Souks are a highlight of the DSF where you can savor fresh food and beverages, unique gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones and enjoy lively events and have fun with kids. The enthralling Promenade at Dubai Festival City features resplendent firework shows and is a place bustling with excitement at all times. Not just the malls but also visit the local hideouts and flea markets for some great stuff available at heavily discounted prices! This place is the shopper’s dream!

The Dubai Shopping Festival’s Desert Camp is an ode to Emirati heritage: camel and horse rides, a barbecue and food court offering local delicacies and a number of the souks can be found here. This where you can get a whiff of the quintessential Emirati culture and heritage. Several concerts and film festivals are also hosted through the year so a Dubai holiday package will surely have something for everyone and is great family holiday idea as well.

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