DIFC unveils its destination offerings in 2023

Adgully Bureau |

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai's most sought-after lifestyle destinations, has a number of offers and experiences for visitors during the last few days of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). From outdoor fitness classes, IV drips and tea rituals, right through to a foodie pop-up straight from the US, DIFC has you covered for everything you could need this season.

Find your zen at DIFC

Find your calm amid a busy life with Inspire Yoga’s new rooftop yoga sessions at Gate Avenue. Going beyond a typical class experience, visitors can enjoy the cool weather and opt for a sunrise yoga experience from 7am to 10.30am or a sunset one from 4pm to 10pm, every Sunday until 29 January.

In a bustling city like Dubai, tea rituals can be a source of calm and a great reminder to slow down. The healthy ‘tea experience’ at Spaces Eatery, Gate District, Building 2, helps enhance the beneficial experience by providing a nurturing haven for your mind and body. Spaces has shortlisted nineteen invigorating, specially crafted tea offerings that combine functionality with flavours and aesthetics for customers to try.

Skin111 at Gate Village 5 is offering free consultations and up to 40 per cent off on their IV therapy sessions. As a leading provider of IV therapy in Dubai, Skin111 has pioneered several potent formulations that support the body, prevent chronic diseases and alleviate symptoms. Their tailored approach to IV treatment with the use of special medical tools help understand the importance of micronutrients and their impact on our body.

Back to business with DIFC’s new business lunches

Experience a hassle-free business lunch in the tranquil ambience of Spaces Eatery, which is the perfect setting to relax or host an important meeting. The three-course menu is priced at AED110 with a choice of drink from their refreshing lemonade and iced tea menu. The two-course set menu is priced at AED90.

Whether you want to escape from a hectic work schedule and enjoy a quiet lunch, impress a client or simply catch up with friends, the quaint and charming setting of BB Social Dining in Gate Village, Building 8, is a must try. The delicious menu favourites include the Chicken Bang Bang Bao Bun and Tuna Crispy Rice, available as part of their three course business lunch menu for AED110.

New dining concepts to tempt your tastebuds

PEPPERS, the popular Nashville hot chicken joint from the US now has a pop-up at Zone C podium level in Gate Avenue. Crafted by the founder’s own secret blend of spices developed in an NYC lab, culinary thrill seekers can enjoy an explosion of heat and flavour with exciting new menu items, including loaded fries with pepper sauce and cheddar cheese, as well as Sandos piled up with tender chicken, slaw, hot pepper sauce and homemade pickles in a soft brioche bun.

Salmontini’s all new bistro concept is a combination of delicious food and comfort, making it one of DIFC’s best all-day dining experiences. Mouth-watering classics, such as eggs benedict, protein rich smoked salmon, homemade lobster rolls, fresh salads and delish desserts give Salmontini its stellar reputation. Visitors can make the most of the cool weather and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner al-fresco by the Balcony at Gate District.

Make the most of the last few days of DSF

Until 29 January, retailers at DIFC are offering up to 50 per cent off on their current season stock. Retailers, including Mia Makeup, Ramsey, Bella Maison, Penti and Brazilian retailer, Colcci are offering huge discounts.

DIFC is also offering unmissable discounts and a chance to win vouchers and participate in raffles and competitions during the last few days of DSF, running until 29 January. Visitors can spend AED100 and enter the ‘Spend and Win’ competition by scanning a barcode at all DIFC retailers’ payment points, enabling them to enter a digital raffle draw by scanning their receipt. One lucky winner, chosen at random daily, will win AED1,000 worth of vouchers from the DIFC retailers.

Visitors can also enjoy immersive, giant versions of their favourite board games; and if they win, they stand a chance to double their winnings with the ‘Spend and Win’ campaign. The games are located in Zone D of Gate Avenue and in the Gate District opposite Royal China.

Participation in DIFC Surprise Stakes, Snakes and Ladders and Spend and Win is open to everyone who has spent AED100 or more, including purchases at food and beverage outlets, in DIFC.

Leave all your travel arrangements to Musafir.com

Musafir.com’s DIFC branch is offering exclusive discounts across holiday tour packages, local tours, flights to more than 3,000 destinations and hotel stays in over one million properties globally.

The exclusive offers at DIFC include:

  • 50 per cent off on global visa assistance charges
  • AED500 off on your next holiday booking (with a minimum of twin booking)
  • 7 per cent discount on hotel bookings
  • 10 per cent off on the UAE tourist visa