Dubai's malls dazzle amid Eid Al Fitr celebrations

From shopping to dining, Dubai residents flock to the malls as celebration spirit engulfs emirate
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The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, has been celebrating Eid with a range of colourful cultural activities and rewarding lucky shoppers with Gift Cards.
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Shoppers who spend AED300 at any of the outlets of the mall until September 3 can enter a draw for winning the Gift Cards. The draw will be held on Sept. 4 with a grand prize winner receiving Gift Cards worth AED100,000 and others receiving Gift Cards of AED30,000 each.
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The cultural activities to attract shoppers to the mall this Eid include live band performances, henna painting, Arabic tents serving coffee and dates, falconry, Emirati heritage activities, and face painting.
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Eid celebrations also include balloon bending, parades by The Dubai Mall and Hamleys, and traditional Dabkeh, oudh, quanoon and piano music renditions.
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The parades at Dubai Mall during Eid celebrations will feature acrobats, trumpet players, flag carriers, clowns, stilt walkers and entertainers.
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Nasser Rafi, CEO, Emaar Malls Group, said: “Eid at The Dubai Mall is one of the busiest times as we welcome visitors from around the world.”
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"We are bringing a colourful showcase of activities as well as the opportunity for shoppers to win a range of prizes all through the Eid holidays. The promotion underlines our commitment to offer our visitors a memorable experience at the mall and also derive extra value when they shop at any of the 1,200 retail outlets," Rafi added.
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The Dubai Mall features over 1,200 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets. With Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale’s as the anchor stores, the mall has a dedicated Fashion Avenue hosting 70 of the world’s leading names in haute couture.
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Eid celebrations have also been taking place at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
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Eid is the perfect time to treat someone close to you with a luxury gift.
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Eid is also a good time to shop with many retailers offering special offers to celebrate the time of year.
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The Mall of the Emirates has put on special events to celebrate the Eid holiday.