Create A Remarkable Moment in Dubai with Your Loved Ones

THE UAE government this week has decided that minor children accompanying their parents between July 15 and September 15 will not have to pay tourist visa fees. Every accompanying dependents below 18 years of age can enjoy this perk during the period.

Treat yourself and the kids to the perfect family holiday in Dubai. With everything from family-friendly attractions to unique art and culture festivals, a unique holiday experience awaits.

World-class shopping, dining and entertainment attractions, beautiful beaches, mysterious deserts and culturally rich heritage sites – Dubai is a must-see holiday destination with something for everyone. On top of that, here are some recommendations for the best festivals happening in the second half of 2018 that you don’t want to miss!

Here are some recommendations for the best festivals happening in the second half of 2018 that you don’t want to miss!

Fashion Forward Dubai 2018 (25 October – 27 October 2018)

This October, Fashion Forward Dubai returns to Dubai Design District (d3). Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East, providing development, exposure and a progressive direction for the regional fashion industry. There will be many designers from around the world who will attend this event, with shows and presentations showcasing the latest couture, ready- to-wear and accessories designers in the Middle East. As a visitor, you also will get the chance to attend talks and seminars led by industry experts.

The full schedule of fashion shows, talks, and exhibitions, is yet to be announced, but you can visit the event’s website to find out more information closer to the date.

Fashion Forward Dubai 2018: Design Quarter, D3.Date: 25 October – 27 October 2018

Global Village Dubai (November 2018 until April 2019)

Global village is a seasonal attraction and shopping extravaganza attended by million visitors from all around the world. You can find the attraction in more than 20 pavilions where each will display a country or region’s merchandise, handicrafts, and cuisines. During your visit here, you will be entertained by many scheduled events and entertainment programs such as firework display, performance from international stars, carnival rides and games.

Global Village: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubailand, east of Arabian Ranches. Opening hours: Saturday – Wednesday 4:00PM-midnight, Thursday & Friday 4:00PM-1:00AM

Dubai Shopping Festival (December 2018 – January 2019)

An event of festivity & lights, shopping & glamour, sports & adventure, international cuisines and cosmopolitan culture comes together in Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). Shopping takes on a whole new meaning during DSF, not only are traditional retail spaces loaded with energy and mega sales, you’ll also witness pop-up fashion shows right inside your favourite stores. You can see the latest styles in action and buy eye-catching items right on the spot; there’s no better way to shop.

Need some fresh air after a shopping spree? Market Outside the Box (OTB) is an outdoor retail environment featuring several local and international brands, live entertainment and food trucks. As a visitor, you will also get the chance to win some life-changing prizes, such as SUVs and gold!

Dubai Shopping Festival: Different venues all around Dubai

New Year’s Eve (January 2019)

Every New Year’s Eve, Dubai comes to life with celebrations taking place across the city. There’s plenty activities to do for residents and tourists alike. Count down to the New Year with a loved one watching the sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays and enjoy a live performance from world-class musicians. Make sure you get the best spot in town for this year’s world-famous fireworks displays.

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