By Abdi Ali
Published December 20, 2016
Kenya’s national carrier has announced special deals to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Guangzhou in the People’s Republic of China.
Buying five tickets on Kenya Airways (KQ) to Dubai or Guangzhou gives you a 50% off on the sixth ticket. This offer, KQ says, is valid for purchase and travel from now until March 31, 2017.
Meanwhile, the 22nd Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)–an annual event at which you shop till you drop–is set to begin on December 26, 2016 and run through January 28, 2017.
DSF is touted as being the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East. Referring to it as “the longest running festival of its kind”, the organisers of the event say “shopping obsession peaks each year in January.”
Along with unbeatable deals, they say on their website, mydsf.ae, that “DSF is home to Guinness World Records, celebrity performances and plenty of amazing events to celebrate the Emirate’s favourite pastime.”
Though “there’s an event for everyone during DSF 2017,” the highlights of the festival range from fashion flash mobs to live raffle drawings and to fireworks across two locations in Dubai.
“Whether you’re exploring the old souks or the grandiose modern malls, there are plenty of ways to save and win during DSF, or try your luck at one of the daily raffles with prizes that include cash and even cars,” mydsf.ae says.
One hundred shoppers will win 34 kilogrammes of gold in a daily raffle that is set to run the entire 34 days of the DSF, courtesy of Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG).
Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of DGJG is quoted in Khaleej Times of Dubai as saying, “Our gold promotion is one of the major highlights of the festival and the gold winnings have made a huge difference, financially, in the lives of many of our winners. We look forward to welcoming shoppers from all over the world to have the best jewellery shopping experience and win kilos of gold which may turn around their lives.”
And with the KQ deal that remains valid throughout the duration of the festival, how can you possibly miss out on theÂ fun that targets the ‘family’?
Don’t forget the Guangzhou part of the KQ deal; you can do your shopping there, too. It is valid till end of March 2017, too.