Monday, 26 July 2010

Dubai Malls – The Dubai Mall

Since opening its doors on November 4, 2008, with about 600 retailers Dubai Mall was marked as the  world's largest-ever mall in shopping history. With a record visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre in the first five days the Dubai Mall has hosted over 37 million visitors in its first year of operation, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week. At about 12 million square feet Dubai Mall boasts over 1200 shops including the world’s largest Gold Souk, with its 220 jewelry stores.

Thanks to its enormous popularity and humongous size, the mall has become something of a Dubai icon. Dubai Fountain is another well-liked attraction and is equally popular among residents as well as Dubai travelers.  Set on the Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as far above the ground as 500 ft. The Mall began as the brain child of California-based WET, the company that built of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Dubai fountain has over 6,600 WET Superlights. The daily dancing of choreographed fountain system attracts numerous visitors and thrusts water in the air in several different combinations and patterns. The fountain beam can be seen from miles and miles away.

The Aquarium containing over 33,000 marine animals and is the largest suspended aquarium in the world. The aquarium provides a peep into the marine life that cannot be seen better from anywhere else. A must see for all marine lovers. An Olympic sized Ice Rink including over 1,800 pairs of skates in Dubai Mall help visitors spend their whole day in a fun filled way.

The mall is also home to a 22 screen megaplex cinema and SEGA Republic, a huge indoor theme park where Dubai Mall visitors can enjoy various fun filled games. Another popular section offers winnable merchandise like a fun fair. The world’s largest candy store is also present at Dubai Mall.

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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Music and Shopping at the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2010

During the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) it will not only be shoppers who will be treated to something they love. In the 32 days of festivities music lovers will also have the chance to see some fantastic performances by the likes of Nickelback and Status Quo, who will both be playing at Dubai Festival City on the 5th and 6th of February respectively, as part of the Gulf Bike Festival. Another highly anticipated event during the DSF will be the Dubai Jazz Festival, where spectators can listen in to the works of favourites such as James Morrison, David Grey and the Brand New Heavies.

The Gulf Bike Festival runs from 4 - 6 February 2010 and is part of the 5th Annual Dubai Bike Week and has a track record of pulling in the crowds attracting over 19,000 visitors per day from all over the GCC states, neighbouring countries and is firmly established as the leading festival within the region. Nickelback are one of the most successful Canadian rock bands, consisting of members Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Daniel Adair. The band will fly in to Dubai to headline the Gulf Bike Festival in Dubai Festival City on 5th February, fresh on the tails of their Dark Horse European Tour. The English rock band Status Quo will also appear on the 6th of February. The band have recorded over 60 chart hits in the UK, over a period of the last 40 years, more than any other rock group in history. Royalty, VIPs as well as international celebrities from the Bike World are amongst the thousands of visitors drawn to the show. When you visit why not ditch the hotel and try rent a serviced apartment in Dubai. If you do choose to rent a self-catering apartment in Dubai you’ll be comfortable in the freedom and space of your own private home on holiday in Dubai.

The Dubai Jazz Festival, which is in its 7th year, will run from the 10th – 16th of February during the Dubai Shopping Festival. There will be many live concerts by famous acts like David Grey and James Morrison at the open air venue in Dubai Media City. The Jazz Garden will feature performances from established acts such as the winner of the 2007 Hamburger Jazz Prize, Gabriel Coburger and The Lutz Buechner Quartet. With the majority of the Jazz Festival taking part in Dubai Media city it would be more convenient to stay as close as possible so you don’t miss out on any of the action. MyDubaiStay Holiday Rental Apartments offers high quality Dubai short stay rental apartments on the Marina and Palm Jumeirah which are both only minutes away from Dubai Media City.

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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Dubai Shopping Festival 2010

Dubai is world-famous for its series of annual festivals, and this city of superlatives knows how to stage a world-class event. One of the most noteworthy yearly events is the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

On the 28th of January 2010 Dubai stores will take part in this 31 day festival by offering fantastic discounts across the board on a range of products from high profile designers to basic household wares. This is the 15th year of the now infamous Dubai Shopping Festival, which last year saw 3.35 million visitors spending approximately 9.8 billion Dirham’s across 32 days of shopping. If you are planning on a Dubai holiday then this is the best time to visit the shopping malls and grab a bargain! Shoppers can expect discounts of between 20 to 70% on purchases made at over 40 shopping centres and souks. Shops will remain open almost around the clock during the festival and will be accompanied by firework displays and designer fashion shows. Visit the DSF website for a full itinerary of events during this period.

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The best places to visit for your Dubai shopping experience are The Dubai Mall the region's premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions. It has an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience and a range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. If this is your idea of shopping heaven why not stay next to where the action is, Downtown Burj Dubai, is located only minutes away from the Mall and other attractions such as the world’s new tallest building, the Burj Khalifa tower.

As well as spending your time at the Dubai Mall, why not try one of Dubai’s other luxurious shopping malls, The Mall of the Emirates. Which features 472 international brands, including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores, the largest Carrefour in the city and over 60 outlets that are unique to the centre. The compelling family leisure offerings include a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a 14-screen multiplex cinema and the world-renowned Ski Dubai. If the Mall of the Emirates is what you are looking for then why not stay in one of the most luxurious areas of Dubai, The Palm Jumeirah. The Palm is an attraction in itself and is located only 10 minutes drive away from the Mall.

Finally, a shopping trip to Dubai would not be complete without a visit to the World’s largest themed mall, the Ibn Battuta Mall. Uniquely designed to celebrate the travels of the famous Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta, the exciting mix of over 275 retailers, 50 restaurants and food outlets, 21 cinema screens including the UAE’s only IMAX theatre and a continual array of events and promotions have helped evolve and develop one of the city’s fastest growing areas. If you would like to stay near to the Ibn Battuta Mall why not stay in one of the most popular waterfront areas of Dubai, the Dubai Marina, which is only a few minutes away by car.

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