To celebrate the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Meraas destinations are offering a truly unique experience. Dazzling fireworks, cheerfully quirky Trolls shows, mesmerizing storytelling projections, laser displays of the UAE’s rich heritage and the chance to win big await you between 26 December 2019 and 1 February 2020.

AED1 Million in Meraas Gift Cards

As the city gears up for this milestone edition of the festival, spend AED100 at any of the retail, dining or entertainment outlets at City Walk, La Mer, The Beach, Al Seef, Boxpark, Bluewaters or The Outlet Village, and enter a raffle draw for one of the 25 Meraas Gift Cards worth AED1,000 that is up for grabs daily on the main raffle stage at Al Seef and air live on Dubai TV’s DSF programme. On the last two days of DSF, the number of winners will be doubled with 50 Meraas Gift Cards set to be won, amounting to a total prize valued at AED1 million.

Fireworks

Watch the skies over La Mer, The Beach, Bluewaters and Al Seef light up with spectacular fireworks every weekend between 26 December and 1 February, and double your chances of winning an AED1,000 Meraas Gift Card on these nights.

Kids’ Entertainment

Join Trolls from DreamWorks’ popular franchise on their Meraas Tour as they visit City Walk, La Mer, The Beach, Al Seef and The Outlet Village between 26 December and 1 February in their first-ever appearance in the Middle East. Children can enjoy catching up with Poppy and her friends on their mission to bring joy through fun meet-and-greet sessions, live music shows and lively parades.

Kids can also participate in treasure hunts, listen to a hakawati – a traditional storyteller – spinning tales of old Arabia at Al Seef and meet everybody’s favourite Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants at La Mer and City Walk who puts on fun-filled stage shows with his friends. And if carnivals are their thing, visit Boxpark, where carousels, mask painting, jar-making and other activities is sure to keep the little ones entertained while you browse through some of the festival bargains.

Entertainment Experiences

Embark on a breath-taking and immersive journey into the UAE’s past with Al Seef, the strategic partner of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE) for this year’s DSF. Step into the Al Seef Market, where in addition to the daily draw, you can explore traditional entertainment choices, such as theatre performances and an Oud player, along with workshops that promise to delight the young and old throughout the month of DSF.

City Walk is transforming itself into a DSF hub for innovation and creativity this year with its ‘Futuristic Market’. Brought to visitors by DFRE, DSF 2019 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the city’s longest running festival to date. The City Walk Futuristic Market hosts bold and imaginative light projections and LED light shows, such as the glow band and The Great Bears. One of the exciting activations invites you to learn about the future of the UAE through virtual reality zones all over the destination, where you can step into the VR sandbox and construct a Dubai 100 years into the future or enjoy classic games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja.

Pass by the Digital Art Wall, which creates masterpieces at the touch of your hand and allows visitors to ‘Paint the future of the nation’.

City Walk’s new psychedelic light tunnel, glitter stations and GIF pods offer the perfect Instagram locations, allowing you to get creative and make fun gifs with your friends to instantly share on your social media.   

Fashion Show and Roaming Entertainment

Take an evening stroll at The Beach to witness an exciting Flyboard show, where performers leap out of the water in glowing costumes.

Or if you love the catwalk and all things fashion, catch a prime spot by the runway at The Outlet Village to watch live fashion shows over the weekends, featuring collections worn by popular Dubai influencers that cater to every taste – all at an absolute bargain.

With roaming entertainment throughout the duration of Dubai Shopping Festival, Meraas destinations promise you memorable moments as you celebrate the 25th edition of the retail extravaganza.

Entertainment Schedule:

Destination

Entertainment

Date

Time

City Walk

Trolls Tour - Show, Meet & Greet, Parade and Kids activities

26 Dec – 4 Jan

Show - 5pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Meet & Greet - 5:35pm, 7:05pm & 9:05pm

Parade - 4:30pm & 8:00pm

Kids activities - 4pm to 10pm

Spongebob - Show, Meet & Greet and Kids activities

16 Jan – 25 Jan

 Show - 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm & 8:30pm;

 Meet & Greet - 4:25pm, 5:55pm, 7:25pm & 8:55pm

Kids activities – 3:30pm to 9:30pm

Futuristic Market and Virtual Reality entertainment

2 Jan – 1 Feb

All day

LED Glow band

26 – 28 Dec

6:10pm – 6:40pm

7:30pm-8pm

8:30pm-9pm

 9:30pm-10pm

The Great Bears Show

30 Jan – 1 Feb

6:15pm – 7:00pm

7:45pm – 8:30pm

Dundu Roaming Show

9 Jan – 11 Jan

6:15pm – 6:45pm

7:45pm – 8:15pm

9pm– 9:30pm

Al Seef

Trolls Tour - Show, Meet & Greet, Parade and Kids activities

 

 

7 Jan – 13 Jan

Show - 5pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Meet & Greet - 5:35pm, 7:05pm & 8:50pm

Parade - 4:30pm & 8pm;

Kids activities - 4pm to 10pm

Fireworks

26 Dec – 3 Jan

9 Jan - 10 Jan

16 Jan -17 Jan

23 Jan -24 Jan

30 Jan – 1 Feb

Opening Day - 9pm

Other Days - 10:30pm

NYE - Midnight

Raffle draw – Live on Dubai TV

26 Dec – 1 Feb

10:30pm

Traditional Emirati Wedding at the Heritage Souq

27 Dec

3 Jan

10 Jan

17 Jan

24 Jan

31 Jan

4pm – 10pm

 

Katha Dance workshops at Jalsat Stage

26 Dec

28 Dec

30 Dec

2 Jan

4 Jan

6 Jan

18 Jan

20 Jan

25 Jan

27 Jan

4pm – 5:30pm

Oud player

29 Dec – 1 Jan

5 Jan – 6 Jan

14 Jan – 15 Jan

19 Jan – 22 Jan

26 Jan – 29 Jan

 

8pm – 9pm

Jalsat Stage Entertainment

26 Dec – 1 Feb

4pm – 10pm

Light projection show

26 Dec – 1 Feb

6pm – 10:00pm

Flyboard show on the creek

9 - 11 Jan

4pm -10pm

Historical library pop-up

26 Dec – 1 Feb

 

Thurs to Sat – Noon – 10pm

Sun to Wed – 3pm – 10pm

Emirati Artisans Souq

Art & crafts workshops – Kids and adults

Art Installation stop by Azza Al Qubaisi

 

Art Installation by Abdulla Lutfi

 

Photo Gallery by Ali Al Shehabi

Anime & Gaming pop-up

La Mer

Trolls Tour - Show, Meet & Greet, Parade and Kids activities

16 Jan - 25 Jan

Show - 5pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Meet & Greet - 5:35pm, 7:05pm & 8:50pm

Parade - 4:30pm & 8:00pm

Kids activities - 4pm to 10pm

Fireworks

 26-27 Dec

 31 Dec

2-3 Jan

9 Jan-17 Jan

 23 Jan-24 Jan

30 Jan - 1 Feb

 Opening Day - 9pm

Other Days - 9:30pm

 NYE - Midnight

Spongebob - Show, Meet & Greet and Kids activities

2 Jan – 11 Jan

 Show - 5pm, 7:30pm & 9pm

 Meet & Greet - 5:35pm, 8:05pm & 9:35pm

Kids activities - 4pm to 10pm

The Outlet Village

Trolls Tour - Show, Meet & Greet, Parade and Kids activities

27 Jan – 2 Feb

Show – 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm;

Meet & Greet - 5:20pm, 7:20pm & 9:35pm

Parade - 4pm & 8:15pm

Kids activities - 4pm to 10pm

Fashion Show

3 Jan – 4 Jan

10 Jan – 11 Jan

17 Jan – 18 Jan

24 Jan – 25 Jan

3pm – 6:30pm

 Musician in a bubble 

 26 Dec - 28 Dec

4pm

5pm

 6pm

 7pm

 Bubble dancers 

 23 Jan - 25 Jan

Dancing Swan

9 Jan - 11 Jan

The Beach

Trolls Tour - Show, Meet & Greet, and Kids activities

27 Jan – 2 Feb

Show – 4pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Meet & Greet - 4:30pm, 7pm & 9pm

Kids activities – 3:30pm to 9:30pm

Fireworks

26 Dec – 27 Dec

31 Dec

 2 Jan - 3 Jan

9 Jan - 10 Jan

16 Jan – 24 Jan

30 Jan – 1 Feb

Opening Day - 9pm

Other Days - 8:30pm

 NYE - Midnight

Flyboard show

26 Dec - 28 Dec

5pm - 10pm

Lily pad orchestra 

16 Jan - 18 Jan

5pm - 10 pm

Inflatable unicorns 

23 Jan - 25 Jan

5pm - 10 pm

Boxpark

Carnival Kids Activation & Roaming Entertainment

 2 Jan - 1 Feb (weekends only)

 5pm – 10pm

Bluewaters

Fireworks

26 Dec – 27 Dec

31 Dec

 2 Jan - 3 Jan

9 Jan - 10 Jan

16 Jan – 24 Jan

30 Jan – 1 Feb

Opening Day - 9pm

Other Days - 8:30pm

 NYE - Midnight

Musician in a Bubble

9 Jan - 11 Jan

6:45pm-6:55pm

7:45pm-7:55pm

8:45pm-8:55pm

9:45pm-9:55pm

 

The Great Bears

23 Jan -25 Jan

7pm-7:45pm

8:45pm-9:30pm

Last Exit

Al Khawaneeji Market

26 Dec

6pm

Live DJ – Saif & Sound

26 – 27 Dec

7:40pm - 8pm

8:35pm - 9:05pm

9:25pm – 10:30pm

11:00pm – Midnight

Live DJ – DJ Anton

27 Dec

6:10pm – 6:40pm

9:20pm – 9:50pm

10pm – 10:30pm

Stage shows with Walter Scalzone, Khalifa Nasser

26 Dec

6:10pm – 6:30pm

7:15pm – 7:35pm

8:05pm – 8:35pm

9:05pm - 9:25pm

10:35pm – 10:55pm

Stage shows with Jay Abo, Beatbox show

27 Dec

6:30pm – 6:50pm

7:15pm – 7:30pm

8:10pm – 8:30pm

9:05pm - 9:20pm

10:35pm – 11:15pm

Source: APCO Worldwide