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Dubai Shopping Festival: UAE Residents, Tourists Take Home 32 kg Gold, 5 BMWs



The 24th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) ends on a high note after 5 weeks of extensive promotions aimed at enriching shoppers experience and offering the deals that brought value to both residents and tourist alike. With 32 kg of gold, 5 luxurious BMW cars, several gold bars and Samsung smart TVs, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s (DGJG) promotions for gold & diamond shoppers were certainly the highlight of the shopping season.

For the first time since its inception in 1996, the group designed two separate promotions for gold & diamond shoppers. With over 250 participating outlets, the 39 days promotion saw as many as 142 winners taking home valuable and memorable assets making it the biggest season for shoppers so far.  As an initiative to offer something new and unique, the recently introduced promotions as per the jewellery category boosted the interest of the shoppers and sales this year. 

Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) said “This is for the first time that we introduced separate gold and diamond campaigns and witnessed a significant increase in footfall and sales this shopping festival. This was a well thought initiative and we have been successful to a large extent. The market has evolved over the years and so did we in terms of our promotions. We saw a lot of millennial buyers from the Asian subcontinent, Arab world and Europe, which is a very encouraging sign. We hope to see a similar or even a better participation by the shoppers next year.” Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group expects jewellery sales to rise by 25% in DSF 2019

Dubai’s gold and jewellery industry is one of the very few industries that have united under one umbrella to offer such grand promotions consistently for the past 24 years. The group has given away a total of 950 kilograms of gold over the last 24 years, which is more than any other establishment in the world. He added “Both gold and diamonds are important from the perspective of consumer demand and the campaign focused highly on them during key shopping season”

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) added: “Our long-term partners, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), have consistently offered incredible chances to win for residents and visitors to Dubai, enhancing the overall experience of the Dubai Shopping Festival.  This year was no different, the  promotions and prizes on offer, accelerated the festival’s life-changing prizes proposition. We are encouraged to hear reports of such strong sales and footfall and thank our partners for their continued efforts in making the raffles schedule one of the most exciting elements of the festival. Their foresight in evolving the promotions offering to meet the changing needs of consumers is exemplary and testament to their commitment and passion to help make Dubai a must-visit retail destination.”

The last draw for this season was conducted by DGJG on February 3 and it was graced by Mr Chandu Siroya, Vice Chairman – Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, Mr Anil Dhanak, Board Member Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, Mr Fattallah Abdullah Fattallah (Manager, DED), Mr Abdul Salam, Treasurer, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group and Mr Tomy Joseph, General Manager, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group.

Courtesy: Khaleej Times

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