Dubai Shopping Festival
The annual event will begin in a few days, and organizers seem hopeful that despite the economic crisis, the festival will push people to spend.
January 12, 2009 6:46 by kippreport
“With the global financial issues we are having right now, we are working with the retail sector to get even further discounts and make it easier for people to spend,” Laila Suhail, the DSF’s CEO told The National.
Suhail also said the focus this year will be more on shopping rather than entertainment. The DSF office said that it is also allocating more advertising in countries that were less affected by the financial crisis such as those in the Middle East, Asia and India.
According to reports, hotels participating in the festival will be slashing their rates by 40 to 60 percent during the event, and many will also offer discounted meals to boost occupancy.
Top 5 things to do this weekend in the UAE
What do you do on your weekend?
Abu Dhabi to get world's first UEFA concept store
Dubai house prices to fall 10 per cent in 2015 – JLL
Six degrees of Nicole Richie