Shopping at Istanbul just got better! The city that bills itself as one of the largest in the world is all set to flatter tourists with its very own shopping festival. Slated for a grand opening in June, 2014, the fest will rival the glamour of DSF (Dubai Shopping Festival) with its massive discount sprees and exhibitions, live musical concerts and a display of the latest trends in fashion.
Places like ’Sapphire Bazaar’ and ‘Capitol Shopping Centre’ will be the shopping hub for thousands of visitors coming to the festival from all around the world. Besides spices, artefacts and antiques that draw hordes to the vicinities of The Egyptian Spice Market and The Grand Bazaar, there'll be dazzling street shows calling out to the spectators, lucky draws inviting the fortunate and unfortunate to try their fates and competitions- free and fair for all. The alluring spirit of the fiesta will take over the high streets of Istanbul and believe it or not, but around 90 shopping centres in the city will remain open for 24 hours a day, so it'll never be too late to shop anywhere during the mega event!