The Beach & City Walk

Jumeirah visitors to be regaled with exotic DSF offers

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Jan 17, 2015

DUBAI: At this time of year, especially during one of the most exciting shopping bonanzas, Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has transformed the emirate’s shopping and entertainment destinations as hotspots for visitors as well as residents.
Besides throughout the city of Dubai, tourists and residents have been participating in an array of activities but there are certain places where the features of the 20th edition of DSF are exclusive and brought from different parts of the world to enthral the high-end segment of the habitants.JAMIL-DSF-FEATURE-1
In this regard, Jumeirah has an exciting line-up of activities to entice people of all ages.
For art enthusiasts, a selection of award-winning photographs is on display at the destination as part of Sheikha Manal’s ‘Young Artist Award’ initiative that seeks to recognise young achievers in fine art, photography, multimedia and design.
The City Walk hosts the magical month of activities featuring live jazz bands, living statues, young artist award exhibition, birdcage and others.
‘Enchanted Garden’ offers shoppers the chance to win Dhs100,000 worth of 22k gold flowers with every purchase of Dhs200 at weekly raffle draws throughout the festival.
Visitors can also engage in intriguing photo opportunities against backgrounds that include awe-inspiring living statues and a fascinating dancer in a birdcage. A local jazz band performs delightful lounge music every weekend throughout the month.
The City Walk by Meraas Holding is a premium outdoor destination providing an urban lifestyle experience with a unique mix of 52 retail and upscale gourmet outlets in upscale Jumeirah.
However, The Beach is also the biggest attraction for the visitors as the ongoing month-long DSF has incorporated activities like fireworks displays and fantastic travel opportunities to popular seaside destinations for weekly raffle draw winners.
The outdoor destination presents a unique selection of entertainment offerings to celebrate the 20th anniversary of DSF, ranging from performances by music duos, dancers and acrobats to BMX freestyle routines.
While the festival hosts a theatrical comedy show featuring highly skilled circus acts Mango & Dango, break dancers from the US, as well as a bucket drummer, magicians and a living statue duo are other crowd-pullers. The exciting line-up features a scintillating fireworks display at The Beach throughout January. The magnificent fireworks show lights up the skies at 8.30pm, best viewed from the seaside.
Furthermore, the outlets also offer shoppers the opportunity to participate in a weekly raffle draw with every purchase of Dhs200. One lucky winner each week throughout DSF receives a luxury trip for two to popular seaside holiday destinations such as Cape Town, Phuket, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Recently the destination also hosted America’s favourite reality TV couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, who visited the UAE for DSF. Giuliana unveiled her fashion line ‘G by Giuliana’ at an exclusive pop-up store at the destination. The launch offered fans and visitors a chance to interact and engage with the celebrities via photo ops and a unique styling session.

~ by jamilkhan on January 17, 2015.

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