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Dubai Shopping Festival 2009 Plans Unveiled

The very first meeting for the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2009 was held on November 20, at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. Government dignitaries and officials of the DSF Committee attended the meeting.

The 14th edition of the festival will begin on January 15 and continue until February 15.

Three new government departments have joined the committee this year -Community Development Authority, Dubai Sports Council, and Dubai Event Management Corporation - taking the number of departments represented in the DSF Organising Committee to 21.

"The cooperation between the various government departments is an essential element of every successful DSF edition and the organising committee plays an integral role in ensuring efficient operational levels in all aspects of the festival,” said Ebrahim Saleh, Coordinator General of the DSF Committee.

Source: Gulf News  

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