The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival is set to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town this year

The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival (ESF) in association with Gauteng Tourism, is set to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town this year. The leading high profile lifestyle cultural festival is going bigger and better than before and is expecting over 80 000 visitors over the 4 day period in both cities.

Make sure to join in this one of a kind shopping extravaganza:

  • Johannesburg:26 -29 May 2016 at The Ticket Pro Dome
  • Cape Town: 2 -5 June 2016 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront

Tickets are available at the door and are priced as below:


  • Kid under 6 – FREE
  • Adults – R50
  • Pensioners – R40
  • Family of 4 – R180

Cape Town

  • Kid under 6 – FREE
  • Adults – R30
  • Pensioners – R20
  • Family of 4 – R100

The ESF has been growing exponentially over the past few years, from its humble beginnings of 10 000 visitors at its inception in 2011, to expecting over 80 000 visitors this year. The festival attracts both national and international exhibitors and visitors and has now earned its place as the only professional Islamic platform where exhibitors may enjoy both a B2B and B2C interaction.

Whilst the theme of the festival may appear to appeal to a niche market, the environment is accommodating of all religious, cultural and ethnic groups. Diversity is a key element at the ESF as it presents an opportunity to bring together our Rainbow Nation, in the spirit of understanding and celebrating our various cultures.

“It’s humbling to see the growth ESF has experienced over the past 6 years. ESF has now positioned itself as a premium shopping expo attracting visitors not only from across the country but from neighbouring African countries and from the likes of Dubai and Syria. We look forward to welcoming new visitors alongside our loyal following to experience what will undoubtable be the best ESF yet” expresses Nisha Steenkamp, organiser of the EID Shopping Festival.

Some highlights to look forward to this year include:

Fashion Show

Expect exciting fashion shows over the weekend highlighting the latest garments hot off the Catwalk. The Fashion Shows will bring together the season’s most iconic and original collections of Modest wear, showcasing the latest Fashion and Designers who will be displaying their creative signature and keep you up to speed with what’s trending in 2016.

Just 4 Guyz

This year we are proud to launch of the JUST 4 GUYZ Expo, as a specialist, show-within-a-show concept. This exciting expo will keep you entertained with:

  • An Exotic Car Display – Look, Touch and Enjoy your dream cars.
  • The infamous Classic Car Show where a host of Vintage Cars will be displayed and sold.
  • An exhibition of Gadgets & Gizmo’s that will amaze you.
  • Super Stance, Show & Shine Competitions – View some of the most “Suped-Up’ cars in the country.

Celebrity Kitchen

Indulge in innovative cuisine, hosted by some of South Africa’s highly respected culinary Chefs. The ESF offers an exciting array of Eid meal-must-haves in just 30 minutes! 3 daily interactive cooking shows and informative talks will bring the excitement of a Master Chef show-down.


A premium, secured and supervised KIDZONE will provide a fun and educational environment during the festival where parents can register their kids to enjoy a fun filled experience set in over 1500m² of secured space to keep your little ones entertained. Complete with Gaming, Climbing Walls, Paintball Course, Rocket Station, Bungee Trampoline, Carousels, Jumping Castles, Arts & Crafts, Face Painters, Balloon Artists and Live Entertainment.

Shopping Extravaganza

With 350 exclusive stores at your disposal enjoy your Shopping Extravaganza all under one roof. Shop for the likes of: Homeware; Décor; Hair; Health Products; Beauty Products; Make Up; Designer Clothing & Shoes; Eastern, Modest, and Western clothing; Financial Services; Jewelry; Food & Spices and so forth.

The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival is definitely a must attend for the whole family.

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