Dubai, UAE, 26 October, 2023 – From the historic gold and spice souks of Deira to the citywide glittering malls, Dubai has earned a hard-won reputation as one of the world’s most exciting and varied shopping destinations. And with the current edition of Dubai Home Festival (DHF) – the citywide showcase of all things related to home design and interior decor which runs until 29 October – the emirate is strengthening its reputation for home and furniture shopping.  

With its diverse offerings, impressive selection, and commitment to staying on-trend, Dubai is now taking the lead in the global home and furniture shopping scene. The city’s cosmopolitan flair is reflected in the rich and varied offerings among home and furniture stores. 

As Mohammed Feras Arayqat, Director of Retail Registration, Retail & Strategic Alliances, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), points out, Dubai has become a global hub for home furnishing brands. “Dubai is home to 62 per cent of global retail brands, making it the number one retail destination in the world overall,” he told us. 

“With the city’s busy annual calendar of 18 retail events – including the Dubai Home Festival, at DFRE, we work with our public and private sector partners to ensure Dubai’s continued position as a world leading shopping destination,” said Arayqat.  

When it comes to DHF, this means not just offering real value and experiences for residents and visitors, but also attracting the world’s leading home furnishing brands to the city. High-end luxury brands sit alongside affordable mass-market retailers in malls across the city, offering a choice that few other global destinations can provide. This means that shoppers can find everything they need to furnish their homes, no matter their budget or style – and the multiple deals and discounts currently on offer as part of Dubai Home Festival sweeten the deal for all those looking for a bargain this season.  

As Dubai Home Festival nears its final weekend, Arayqat encouraged Dubai’s residents to explore all that the festival has to offer across homeware and furniture, outdoors and electrical appliances. “Shoppers looking to enhance their living spaces have the opportunity to head to one of the city’s shopping malls to check out the great offers to be had in the home category,” he said, adding that more than 100 home furnishing brands, from luxury to budget-friendly, local to international, classic to modern designs, are available in Dubai.  

“From luxury to budget-friendly, local to international, classic to modern designs, Dubai has it all,” said Arayqat.  

This year, Arayqat predicts homeware shoppers will be browsing DHF with one word in mind: sustainability. “Sustainability has staying power,” he explained. “2023 is the Year of Sustainability in the UAE, and sustainability is also the global megatrend that’s shaping our design choices with the main focus on creating healthy and resource-efficient surroundings.” 

Dubai, he said, is a one-stop destination for anyone looking to transform their living spaces. “Dubai’s homeware sector continues to grow and develop with new homegrown concepts and global brands entering the sector,” he said. “Shoppers can find items to suit their style and budget – and to meet their demand for sustainable design and products – in every corner of the city.” 

Dubai, he added, which is already being recognised as global fashion capital, is also increasingly being seen as a world leading home and furniture shopping hub. “With DHF, Dubai has created a shopping event that reflects the city’s diversity, innovation, and commitment to sustainability,” said Arayqat. “With so many options to explore, unbeatable deals, and a unique shopping experience, Dubai is undoubtedly the destination of choice for those looking to make their house a home”. 

Experience the city’s largest showcase of home design, furniture, interiors and appliances, taking place from 13 to 29 October. Explore the fifth edition of Dubai Home Festival, featuring unmissable offers on homeware, fresh and iconic inspiration for homes everywhere and so much more. Redecorate your living space, dabble in interior design, and get the best bargains this DHF.  Keep an eye out on DubaiHomeFestival.com and @StyledbyDubai on social media channels for more information.