The Arab Emirate of Dubai is well known for many things, but few are aware that it boasts the world’s biggest shopping mall. Combine that with tax-free shopping and it’s easy to see why this is fast becoming a desert paradise for serious shoppers.
If the thought of joining the high street scrum for the January sales fills you with dread, then get one step ahead of the crowd with a visit to the Dubai Shopping Festival, which starts on January 20.
During this month long event, visitors can enjoy up to 50 per cent discounts on every major brand in the world before heading to the beach to top up their tan.
Furthermore, there will be daily prize draws, so you could come away with even more than you expected.
For the best value short break, Fly Emirates has teamed up with beach and city hotels to offer a free-night stay during the Festival, meaning you can pay for three nights and stay for a fourth.
For more information, visit: www.emirates.com/dsf