The 15th annual Dubai Shopping Festival kicked off on 20th January 2011 and runs until 20th February 2011.

Emirates has teamed up with beach and city hotels to offer a free-night stay during the Festival. Travellers who book a four-night stay will receive one free night.

Launched in 1996, the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival attracts visitors from around the world and has been supported by Emirates since its inception. “Emirates supports the Festival as part of our on-going mission to support Dubai as the ultimate tourist destination,” commented Russell Sheldon, Senior Vice President Network Passenger Sales Development, Emirates. “Tourists can find every major brand in the world in Dubai, which has approximately 14 million square feet of shopping space in its malls, including the worlds’ largest shopping centre — the Dubai Mall. In addition to shopping, the choice of restaurants is also impressive. Our packages are designed to help make a Dubai stay more affordable.”

Tourists can enjoy tax-free shopping, as well as discounts of up to 50 percent on a wide variety of items during the Shopping Festival. During the month-long event, bargain hunters from around the globe will win prizes in daily draws. Events ranging from live jazz to cartoon shows keep the entire family entertained.

Packages can be purchased through travel agents and Emirates offices worldwide, and include a choice of hotels, airport transfers and buffet breakfast. Participating beach hotels in Dubai are The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Mina A Salam and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. City hotels include the Grand Hyatt, Dubai Marriott, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, The Address Dubai Marina, The Fairmont Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Raffles, Taj Palace Hotel, The Palace – Old Town, Premier Inn Dubai International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton, Al Manzil Hotel, Qamardeen Hotel, Marco Polo Hotel and Highland City Hotel. Apartment hotels include Dubai Marriott – The Harbour Hotel and Suites and Pearl Residence.

Prices start at just $55 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. The package includes accommodations for four-nights for the price of three, airport assistance on arrival at Dubai International Airport, Arabian Adventures welcome pack, airport transfers to/from the hotel by private car, breakfast daily and all taxes and service charges. Car rentals through Budget Rent a Car can be added to the package for an additional fee. All passengers, regardless of airfare or class of travel, can purchase the packages in advance of arrival in Dubai. Passengers can be booked on either the inbound or outbound sectors to Dubai (or both). Bonus nights are also available for longer stays (eight-nights for the price of six-nights, 12 nights for the price of nine and 16 for the price of 12).

For bookings or more information, visit www.emirates.com/dsf