How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day On A Budget
11 February 2019
Dubai Summer Surprises, the city’s annual shopping and entertainment festival, is nearing its end, and everyone from Dubai residents to tourists have turned into excited shoppers trying to bag the best last-minute deals before 3rd August. Look no further – we’ve got the scoop on where to shop and what to look out for:
Check out the Mall of the Emirates website for their daily DSS prize! You can also shop for AED 600 and get a chance to win every day, for 44 days. Shoppers will be part of a daily draw to win an AED 10,000 Mall GiftCard.
Mall of the Emirates has also launched ‘Summer D’Or’, an initiative to enhance the luxury-customer journey and offer instant rewards and customised services to them this season. Any purchase of designer items from Mall of the Emirates will get you instant rewards during the Summer D’Or campaign. All summer, shoppers who spend AED 3,000 at participating luxury stores at Mall of the Emirates will get an instant 3% cash reward in the form of a Mall GiftCard.
Your little ones will love watching the live shows and performances at Mall of the Emirates, as well as the latest blockbusters at Vox Cinemas. You could even take them to Magic Planet – a dedicated children’s area within the mall, complete with games, rides and attractions.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options at Mall of the Emirates!
However, if you’d like to enjoy a drink and some pub grub after your shopping you should hop across the road to The Huddle Sports Bar in Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall.
If you’re dining with your children, we’d recommend The Stag in Citymax Hotel Al Barsha instead, since it’s a non-smoking bar with a dedicated kids menu!
If you’re looking for a place to stay this DSS, there’s no better option than Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall. It’s, like the name suggests, right across Mall of the Emirates, which means you can drop off your shopping in between and then head back to the mall for more! The room rates are very affordable, meaning you’ll have more money to shop. You can end the day by the rooftop pool or at The Huddle Sports Bar or Maxx Music Bar on the ground floor of the hotel.
For every AED200 spent at Deira City Center, you will be rewarded with a chance to win 1kg of gold! Now that’s what you call a gold rush. You can also win an AED 100 Mall GiftCard instantly when you shop for a minimum of AED 500 at any fashion store at Deira City Center. If THAT wasn’t amazing on its own, you can also get FREE VOX Cinema tickets when you spend AED 150 on food at the mall. These great offers sure make us want to rush to the mall right now!
Mums and dads who dine for as little as AED150 can let their kids play at Magic Planet for free! Any excuse to indulge in delicious food, right?
Why not switch it up with some sushi? Sugoi offers an experience of authentic dishes, such as sushi and teppanyaki, and also steps outside the boundaries by offering grilled meats and fish, alongside the normal expectancies of sushi and sashimi.
If you just need a little mid-shopping sugar rush, check out Jelly Belly! View their tempting menu here.
Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai is just a 10 minute drive from Deira City Center, and is the perfect place to stay if you’re interested in affordable rates, a rooftop pool and an in-hotel Indian restaurant, Chinese restaurant and Sports Bar.
Walk in the footsteps of explorer Ibn Battuta during DSS 2019 at this themed mall. Each of the mall’s six courts reflect places he had travelled to: China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia.
You can spin and win big rewards including cash prizes of AED500,000 and a brand new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport till 3rd August this DSS. That sure makes shopping even more exciting!
Celebrations for the shopping extravaganza also include events and offers of a tropical summer-themed activation, live shows, family entertainment, roaming parades, special deals and more.
An array of live entertainment events and family attractions, including a summer-themed workshop, stage shows and roaming acts, is on offer at Ibn Battuta Mall this DSS. Kids can enjoy a tropical summer-themed workshop at India Court with fun activities in Dubai interspersed with animal décor, including an obstacle course, climbing wall, sand pit slide, cave of mirrors, sensory games, arts and crafts zone and more. Timings are from 12 noon to 11 pm daily through DSS. Be dazzled by live stage shows in Dubai at China Court featuring best loved classics Beauty and the Beast, the Last Voyage of Sinbad, Peter Pan Adventures, Pirates of Arabia, Alice in Wonderland and Princesses to the Rescue. Each show is followed by a meet and greet with the characters. Timings are 5 pm to 10 pm every Thursday and Friday during DSS.
This DSS, you can enjoy 20% off your meal at Pizza Express in Ibn Battuta Mall’s China Court. Known for their excellent dishes, music and eye-catching interior décor, the Pizza Express experience is so much more than just food. The perfect excuse to indulge in some Italian!
Citymax Hotel Al Barsha is just a 15 minute drive from Ibn Battuta Mall, and features affordable rooms, a rooftop pool and The Stag – a kid-friendly, non-smoking pub!
Hopefully you’ve now got your summer plans sorted with exciting family activities and great shopping deals! If you’re looking for some extra thrill, check out these summer adventure deals…
Nothing will make your summer more eventful than diving with sharks or ziplining! Don’t forget to try your luck this DSS, you might just WIN big.
If you’d still like to get out of the city for a weekend, why not head to Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah to enjoy affordable rooms, award-winning restaurants and a stunning rooftop pool!