DSF Shoppers Ship More For Less

The Middle East’s premier shopping extravaganza, Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) celebrates its 25th year now, and the DSF silver jubilee is set to delight shoppers from around the globe, 26 December 2019 – 01 Feb 2020.

Shoppers can now Ship More For Less, opting to use Alpha Cargo Services to get their awesome DSF shopping home without paying for excess baggage. Instead, ship your DSF shopping as cargo or unaccompanied baggage at a cost that matches the time when they want the shipment. 

DSF promises unforgettable shopping experiences, transforming the wonderful emirate of Dubai into a shopper’s paradise for tourists who come to experience Dubai’s amazing sights and scenes. The Burj Khalifa, Desert Safari, Dhow Cruise, Dubai Marina, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall, Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai Frame, Dubai Museum are unmissable Dubai attractions.

Dubai Tourist Attractions


Aside from the stunning tourist attractions, the DSF 2020 has a bevy of shows and experiences that appeal to people from all walks of life residing in the melting pot of the Middle East look forward to. Arab stars – Cheb Khaled, Sherine Abdel-Wahab and Hussain Al Jassmi are set to kick off opening day festivities while former One Direction member Liam Payne and British singer Jorja Smith are set to wow audiences on the second day of DSF.  More shows (including one with a hologram concert featuring Umm Kulthum), concerts, camel races, art exhibitions, world class fireworks displays besides New Year parties at multiple locations (including the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship) that make up the DSF Experience are on the Visit Dubai website.


DSF 2020 Shows, Art, Races


A 12 hour sale marks the start of DSF 2020, with discounts of 25 – 90% off merchandise across six Majid Al Futtaim malls – City Centre, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mercato and Nakheel Mall.  With amazing discounts on electronic gadgets, cosmetics, jewellery, perfumes, watches and bags, it is no surprise that tourists end up getting an extra suitcase (at least) after all that shopping for themselves, friends and family back home!


DSF 2020 Shopping


Now, for shopaholics and bargain hunters, the challenge generally arises on the return flight back home as sometimes, you may have bought something which does not either fit in your suitcase or the bags get heavier when you get gifts for family and friends and as a result, encounter excess baggage charges.

Excess baggage fees can cost around USD 30 per kg / AED 110+ per kg) so the extra weight carves into the savings you made with Dubai Shopping Festival discounts on your purchases. When flights are full during the peak season, sometimes airline staff can have to even ask of you to reduce your bag’s weight to ensure all of the flight’s passengers permitted baggage allowance can be loaded on to the flight.

Over the years, our team has helped individuals with personal cargo and airline partners with unaccompanied baggage to extend assistance for DSF tourists. Now, coinciding with DSF’s 25th anniversary, we launch an awareness drive to help consumers Ship More For Less!


Ship More For Less helps you ship souvenirs and gifts to Europe, Far East, Australia and New Zealand at a price determined by how and when you want your personal items/ personal effects.


How does Ship More For Less work?

  1. Request Estimate 
  2. Book Collection
  3. Track Delivery 

1. Request Estimate

Email info@alphacargos.com, prefix “SMFL” in subject, with details of what you would like to send home. Send us a picture if you can.


2. Book Collection 

Book preferred time for collection/ handover of your items – suitcase/ bag/ box after you choose preferred shipping option.


3. Track Delivery 

You track shipment progress to know when your shipment will be at its final destination.


Why opt to use Ship More For Less? 

The question really is why you should opt to send your excess baggage / unaccompanied baggage as cargo.

A few reasons:


  1. Size doesn’t matter! 

Your shopping does not need to fit in a suitcase.

The gifts and souvenirs that do not fit into the suitcase do not have to be discarded.

Yes, even that chandelier you liked at the Souk can be taken back home now because as cargo, you are able to ship bigger items across the world.


      2. Spend Less

Excess baggage charges vary by airline.

If say, the airline you are flying back to Frankfurst on, charges USD 30 per kg of excess baggage, then it would cost USD 300 to carry 10 kilograms more.

For the same price, you could send over 30 kilograms, i.e. 3 times more shopping, gifts and souvenirs to Frankfurt airport!


      3. Send MORE!

With our trusted airline partners (national flag carriers) and agents, we are delighted to offer you the ability to send more items back home or to friends across the world at a better price. Delight friends and family with your gifts even before you have returned home!



Over the last 19 years, we have won the trust of clients – individuals and large multinational companies alike by handling all types of shipments. Our team’s pride only increases with every shipment handed over to us, as we take it as a medal of honor when we are chosen by you.


For over a decade, we have from our Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah offices, have been helping Umrah and Haj pilgrims send back souvenirs and gifts purchased during their pilgrimage. We care enough to track shipment progress as we cherish the ability to put a smile on our client’s faces especially when reunited with priceless memories!


Ship More For Less Door To Door Destinations

Europe Austria Belgium Denmark France
Germany Netherlands Sweden United Kingdom


Far East Australia Brunei China Hong Kong
Indonesia Malaysia New Zealand Singapore

Costs vary by country. More destinations will be added in 2020.