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Dubai Summer Surprises

08 May 2019

Come summer and, the entire city of Dubai gears up every year for the Dubai Summer Surprises, a month-long celebration of entertainment and shopping. You can explore the treasure trove of family fun, and make the most out of Dubai’s bright summers catching up with live concerts, fireworks, and discounts in abundance, anywhere you wish.

The Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is an annual citywide summer celebration, offering six weeks of retail experiences and events, culminating with a Grand Finale Sale wherein shoppers are given the final opportunity to snap up the best discounts.

So, visit the DSS this season and unleash your inner shopaholic with a plethora of amazing discounts on the offer at your favourite retail destinations at Dubai's popular malls and entertainment spots.

DSS 2019 Dates

From 21st June 2019 to 3rd August 2019

dubai Summer Surprises

Come summer and, the entire city of Dubai gears up every year for the Dubai Summer Surprises, a month-long celebration of entertainment and shopping. You can explore the treasure trove of family fun, and make the most out of Dubai’s bright summers catching up with live concerts, fireworks, and discounts in abundance, anywhere you wish.

The Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is an annual citywide summer celebration, offering six weeks of retail experiences and events, culminating with a Grand Finale Sale wherein shoppers are given the final opportunity to snap up the best discounts.

So, visit the DSS this season and unleash your inner shopaholic with a plethora of amazing discounts on the offer at your favourite retail destinations at Dubai's popular malls and entertainment spots.

DSS 2019 Dates

From 21st June 2019 to 3rd August 2019

Why attend DSS 2019?

So, if you are running a low budget this summer vacations, DSS is your best time to explore Dubai, as it will be raining discounts in malls, retail shops and luxury hotels.
Organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this DSS 2019 is packed with endless excitement spanning well over 6 weeks. These are the reasons for which you should consider making to DSS 2019:

  • Enjoy the best retail experience with awesome deals and promotions
  • Participate in the amazing shop-and-win competitions
  • Enjoy weekly performances by talented musicians and dancers
  • Enjoy thrilling activities like Ice Skating and Waterpark Rides
  • Have fun watching several fun character shows and games for the little ones

DSS 2019 Special Offers

Every year, the DSS festival further ups the festive spirit in summer with some interesting and exciting deals and offers. Here are few such interesting offers you could consider availing at the fest:

Six-Week Sale

Customers can expect 25% to 75% discounts on popular global brands across the malls and shopping areas in Dubai during the six-week period of the festival.

12-hour sale

The DSS will begin a huge 12-hour sale from 12noon to midnight on 22nd June, the first day of the summer festival, when the participating outlets at Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim malls would offer 25 percent to 90 percent discounts along with other surprises to boost the momentum.

Deal of the Day

Bargain-hunters can grab this opportunity of getting incredible shopping deals every day of the DSS bonanza. Just Grab-n-Go with your favourite merchandise at a specified shopping destination every day until 1st August. But, you will have to look out at the DSS website and social media channels, as the deals would be revealed only before 24 hours.

Plan your weekend destination

Every weekend one mall will offer additional surprises and entertainment for that whole weekend, with the opening hours of the mall being stretched until 2AM every Friday.

Dubai Summer Surprises Pass

A DSS Pass can help you get up to 60 percent discount on over 30 attractions across Dubai. Enjoy everything from glam performances at Bollywood Park to thrilling rides at IMG World of Adventure through a standard Dubai Pass costing Dh.399.

Final Weekend Sale

The DSS will culminate with a bang, after the six shining weeks of summer surprises in Dubai. The final weekend sale would be from 2nd August to 4th August, featuring last bits of all promotions and discounts.

DSS Mascot

Not to forget among all this, is the DSS mascot called ‘Modhesh’, which in Arabic means amazing, incredible, and unexpected.

DSS 2019 Highlights

DSS 2019 is much more than just discounts. With a visit to city's best attractions and theme parks, to mega concerts and shows by global icons, and more, DSS 2019 is a complete package for one and all. Here are some highlights of the festival:

Dubai Dophinarium

It is fun to meet delightful dolphins and play with skilful seals. Experience Dolphin & Seal Show, Creek Park Bird Show, Swim with Dolphins all under one roof with our fully air-conditioned indoor facilities in Dubai Dolphinarium. Together with your family, you could see various bird species at the park, and enjoy other activities. But, for the deal to be applicable, every child needs to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: 22nd June to 4th August (except Monday, Friday and 11am Saturday shows)
Location: Creek Park, Umm Hurair

Burj Khalifa

Experience the marvels of Dubai at astonishingly low prices this summer. Visit Burj Khalifa website, and check out the irresistible deals offered for the awesome ‘At The Top’ viewing platform, Here, you can also gain entry into the Etihad Museum in Jumeirah, wherein you could combine your Burj Khalifa trip with a ride on Dubai Ferry.

Dates: 22nd June to 4th August
Location: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Uber Deals

Do not think twice about having a ride in Uber this summer to avoid the summer heat, as Uber is offering 15% discount to all DSS Pass holders this season. So get to all you favourite shopping and entertainment spots with ride-sharing app Uber.

Dates: 14th June to 12th Juky 2019
Location: Throughout Dubai

Learn the art of makeup

Charlotte Tilbury at the Dubai Mall will teach you celebrity makeup and beauty secrets, and you can learn everything from the Royal Wedding lip inspired by Amal Clooney, to getting that perfect feline flick eye, from their team of expert artists. Also enjoy complimentary celebrity makeover at the store. Wait, do not forget to grab your special gift when heading out, as it comes complimentary with your booking!

Dates: 28th June to 4th August 2019
Location: Charlotee Tillbury, Dubai Mall

Dubai's first Permanent Stage Show

La Perle by Dragone is Dubai's first permanent stage show, which will completely change your concepts about reality and imagination. The stunning acts, gravity-defying acrobatics, heart-stopping aerial stunts and use of 2.7 million litres of water for dramatic special effects, you can experience every bit of this fascinating world with the best DSS deals. Tickets are available at 50% discounts for daily performances during DSS.

Dates: 22nd June to 4th August 2019
Location: Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road

Wild Wadi

Beat the heat at Wild Wadi, Dubai's original waterpark. With the amazing DSS discounts, you would be delighted to catch up with the endless water adventures and chill in full view of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Wild Wadi has much to offer for your buck from dips in wave pool, and floating along Lazy River, to zooming through fast waters of Tantrum Alley and riding the fierce rapids of Jumeirah Sceirah.

Dates: 22nd June to 31st August 2019
Location: Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 3

Beach Party

Soak up in a crazy beach party, coupled with awesome promotional discounts and deals this season, during the DSS, as the Dubai Marina Mall is hosting a beach party and offering party goers an opportunity to wind Dh.25,000 Emar Gift Cards for every Dh.100 spent at the mall’s ‘Dive and Win’ contest, along with several other discounts offered at the mall.

Dates: 15th June to 28th July
Hours:  Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 11pm, Thursday to Friday 10am to Midnight.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai Sports World

This Dubai Sports World is the ultimate place to be for every sports fan, particularly, during this long summer break, wherein you can expect a free entry! The Dubai Sports World is the ideal destination for you to try something adventurous. So, grab your favourite sports gear from the Emirate's largest indoor sport venue. Football, ping pong, gymnastics, basketball, badminton, gymnasium, cycling, and there are lots more that DSW has to offer you.

Dates: 17th May to 8th September 2019
Hours: 8am to midnight
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

The Summer of Laughter

The much-loved comedy institution, ‘The Laughter Factory’ can make your already happy summer break at Dubai Malls and entertainment hubs, the most happiest. The factory will be bringing in popular artists from the US and UK comedy world for 'The Summer of Laughter' in Dubai. So, be ready to be entertained by the hottest names in comedy, including Nick Page, Sally-Anne Hayward, Sean Collins, Dane Baptiste and many others, with specially curated acts at various venues across Dubai.

Dates: 1st June to 31st August 2019
Location: Various venues every month

Dubai summer surprises

Game Shows

DSS has plenty of surprises in store for kids, as their favourite Lego Ninjago characters and Lord Garmadon will entertain the crowd at Dubai Festival City Mall. The popular doggy heroes of Paw Patrol will showcase an interesting play at the Mall of Emirates and City Centre Mirdiff. Kids also get to enjoy arcade games, rides, activities like rock climbing, and have a nice time at Magic Planet, the popular indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai. Little ones will also be treated to soft-play areas, bumper cars, puppet shows, Ferris Wheel rides, theme park experiences and exclusive teasers of upcoming animated movies, so much so that, the kids will be spoilt for choice.

Dates: 5th July - 28th July 2019 (Lego Ninjago) 2pm to 10pm
12th July - 1st August 2019 (Paw Patrol) at Mall timings
Location: Dubai Festival City (Lego Ninjago)
Paw Patrol (Mall of Emirates and City Centre Mirdiff)

The Spa Experience

Dubai's Shina Spa will offer discounts on a range of peaceful and tranquilizing spa treatments. Just sit back and relax while an expert masseuse at Shina Spa gives you a 30-minute revitalizing body or scalp massage, with a calming facial treatment or nourishing body wrap, all of which would rejuvenate you instantly.

Location: 52nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

VOX Cinemas Multiplex

When it is raining discounts and offers everywhere in Dubai during the DSS, why not in Dubai's Vox Cinemas multiplex? Watch the latest flicks at the Theatre by Rhodes, with your family and enjoy a menu designed by Michelin star chef Gary Rhodes. There are kid-friendly screening rooms to keep your kids entertained, or they could try the thrilling ‘4DX’ multisensory viewing, an experience that they are very unlikely to forget for a long time.

Dubai Summer Surprises literally has surprises in store for one and all. DSS is more like an exposition of Emirati culture, offering visitors a peek into Middle Eastern art, history and traditions, while also being equally on par with fun and entertainment. So, if you are planning to holiday this summer in Dubai, do not miss this package of fun, shopping entertainment designed for your complete family.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries

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