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Dubai Shopping Festival Begins with a Bang

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(Dubai) – Since its inception 19 years ago the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) continues to attract people to its array of shopping and entertainment activities.The glittering opening at Al Seef Street drew regular fans and the spirit of the season was palpable.
The lineup of performers was truly international. Some of the performers included Pele Pele dance group from Swaziland, the Mexico Tierra Mestiza troupe, giant Russian Metuskha dolls, stilt walkers, flamenco dancers, flame throwers, uni-cyclists, clowns, drum beaters, Sudanese performers, dancers in ancient Venetian costumes, traditional Argentinean dancers, and traditional Irish dancers. Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the carnival can head to Al Seef Street, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Street, Al Riqqa Street and Global Village. The long-awaited opening ended the long wait for residents, families and tourists eager to participate in the region’s biggest shopping event.
Apart from the celebrations at Al Seef Street, prizes worth half-a-million dirhams are given away on the opening day. The celebrations began at The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre and Dubai Festival City.

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