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Shopping Festivals of the World
Shopping Festivals of the World

Whether you love contemporary fashion or have an eye for exotic antiques, one of the most enjoyable aspects of travel is indulging one's inner shopaholic and spending time wandering around shops, souks and markets looking for that perfect souvenir.

You could even try booking your trip at the same time as some of the biggest and best shopping festivals the world has to offer, to ensure you can find the best deals on the greatest choice of items. Here are some of our favourites.

Korea Grand Sale

Taking place over January and February each year, the Korea Grand Sale sees most retailers across the country cutting prices in a bid to tempt shoppers, so whether you are exploring busy Seoul or the relaxing Jeju Island, you are sure to find something that catches your eye. The shopping aspect of the festival is combined with delicious food fairs, traditional craft events and lots of street performances too, creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Dubai Shopping Festival

It comes as no surprise that the global centre of all things luxurious is home to the equally exciting Dubai Shopping Festival, held for a month from the end of December until the end of January.

As well as being able to find luxury items for a lower cost than usual, the festival sees lots of visitor attractions open their doors at a discounted rate. The streets are full of performers, concerts and fashion shows too – perfect for those staying at Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah or Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

The Great Singapore Sale

Home to all kinds of luxury chains, Singapore is a great place for shoppers who love to travel, but to get the biggest bargains, travellers should visit during the Great Singapore Sale, running between June and August. Enjoy discounts of up to 70%, enjoy the bustling streets full of acts and events, and make sure you bring an extra suitcase for your new purchases!

Cannes Shopping Festival

For the newest fashions and the finest high-end goods, nothing beats the Cannes Shopping Festival. The festival, usually held in spring, also sees launches of new fashion lines, catwalk shows, dance performances, delicious food and fun nightlife, all in a beautiful beachfront setting.

Istanbul Shopping Festival

Occurring all across the Turkish city throughout the start of July, the Istanbul Shopping Festival offers you the perfect excuse to explore one of the world's oldest cities. Staying at Çırağan Palace Kempinski, visitors can enjoy shopping at the 11 official shopping malls, or in the many stores and shopping streets the city has, all offering exciting deals and entertainment during the festival.

If you need some suggestions to find the best shopping experience during your next stay with us, click here to contact a member of our team and they will be happy to help.

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