Dubai Shoppiesta welcomes more than 10,000 visitors

02/09/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskell
Dubai Shoppiesta welcomes more than 10,000 visitors

Dubai's first consumer lifestyle festival, the Dubai Shoppiesta, saw more than 10,000 people flock through its doors on its first day.The five-day event, which continues to run until September 4th, was a popular destination for residents and visitors celebrating Eid al-Fitr.It exhibits electronics, health and beauty products and other shopping must-haves, as well as music concerts, food fairs and even adventure rides.By the end of the festival, an estimated one million people are expected to have visited the unique event.High-profile artists including Sean Paul and Kelly Rowland are also set to perform at the festival on the closing day.Gulf News reported that Laila Suhail, chief executive officer of Dubai Events, officially opened the ceremony and was led through the exhibition space by 50 drummers from Dubai Drums and had her hand imprints made to commemorate the inaugural event.Shoppiesta forms part of the emirate's Eid in Dubai celebrations, which is now in its fourth year.