Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 19 August 2021: From luxury car raffles to delicious dinner deals, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is full of great offers and spend & win promotions to suit every member of the family and every budget.
Taking place at venues across Dubai until 4 September, the 24th edition of the summer-long retail festival is popular with residents and visitors of all ages. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), here's a selection of the top 10 deals and family-friendly promotions this year's DSS has to offer.
Ideal for families with lots of hungry mouths to feed and adventurous foodies eager to expand their palate, the DSS Summer Restaurant Week runs until 21 August. One of the biggest food-focused events DSS has ever held, the week-long celebration of international cuisines features 50 meal choices, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, available across 20 cuisines served at 24 locations. Participating outlets include Portuguese venue Lana Lusa, Asian eatery The Thai Kitchen, French café Bistro Des Artes, culinary steakhouse Rhodes Twenty10 plus casual restaurants Reform Social, Publique and many more.
Another great option for food lovers with an appetite for new dishes, the DSS Dine & Win promotion takes place until the end of the festival on 4 September. During the promotion, customers who spend AED100 at Dine & Win eateries will be presented with a scratch and win coupon giving them a chance to win ZOMATO membership or RAK Bank gift cards loaded with AED200. During the back to school period, diners will receive two coupons, giving them double the chance to win. Participating restaurants and cafes are located in the Al Bustan Centre, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Warqa City Mall, Al Khail Gate Community, BurJuman, Binsougat Centre, Bay Avenue, Dubai Outlet Mall, Mudon Community, Oasis Mall and Shurooq Community Centre. Diners and families can also visit venues at Reef Mall, Times Square Centre, Union Cooperative Al Quoz, Wasl Vita, Dar Wasl, Wasl 51 and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Offering families and friends the ideal way to escape the summer heat and cool down in the most fun way possible, Splash Fest invites residents and visitors to the city's best-loved waterparks with great deals for a limited time only. Until 28 August, Wild Wadi Waterpark will offer an admission ticket and a meal from the onsite F&B outlets for just AED149. LEGOLAND® Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resort's special Splash Fest deals are available up until 4 September and include 20 per cent off the price of a ticket booked online in advance, 50 per cent off cabanas after 4pm, plus kids eat for free after 4pm. Until 4 September, Laguna Waterpark will welcome groups to La Mer with four tickets for the price of three, while an hour at the kiddie friendly Splash 'n' Party feature at La Mer Central is priced just AED50.
DSS is the ideal time to treat the family to a spectacular live performance of La Perle. The stunning and award-winning show at Al Habtoor City is offering a range of deals for guests to enjoy throughout the festival period. Special DSS offers feature free entry for kids under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult, plus UAE residents will receive 20 per cent off the price of a ticket and groups of four guests can enjoy 25 per cent off with a friends and family promotion.
It wouldn't be DSS without a summer full of super sales and massive savings on must-have fashion lines, in-demand household items and much more. The epic DSS Summer Sale features 500 brands and 3,500 outlets with savings of 25-75 per cent, including great back to school offers. Deals include selected items available for 40 per cent off selected items at Reebok, 30 to 75 per cent off at American Rag Cie, 30 to 60 per cent off at Beverly Hills Polo Club, 25 to 50 per cent off at Dune London and 30 per cent off selected items at Home Box.
Great chances to win for residents and visitors help make DSS one of the region's biggest and most popular retail festivals. A firm favourite with shoppers, the annual DSS SHARE Millionaire promotion officially ends on 4 September. Customers who spend AED300 or more at Majid Al Futtaim malls including Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Me'aisem have an opportunity to become a weekly winner of one million SHARE points. To enter, customers can either use their SHARE wallet or scan their shopping receipts using the app. Prize draws will take place on 22 & 29 August and 7 September.
Held until 25 September, the DSS Mercedes Mega Raffle gives shoppers who buy a AED150 coupon at ENOC and EPCO petrol stations, ZOOM stores and stands in malls and other venues an opportunity to win a 2021 Mercedes C200 and AED25,000. The raffle is also available online at www.idealz.com.
As well as enjoying unlimited family fun, visitors to Modesh World will have a chance of driving off in a GAC-GS5 2021 model family car courtesy of Gargash Group. Guests who spend AED300 at the attraction will be entered into a raffle, with the prize draw on 28 August. Spread over Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 & 3 and The Arena at Dubai World Trade Centre, Modesh World takes place until 28 August. The indoor theme park is packed with great experiences and games, with visitors also able to meet Modesh and Dana in person. Venue highlights include Battle Park Zone for teenagers and Zip Lines and Slides with a Freestyle Trampoline Park, plus daily shows at Entertainment Village and much more. Modesh World is open throughout the week from Sunday to Wednesday 2pm to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday 10am to 12am.
The highest value raffle of this edition of DSS, the Shop & Win Your Dream Home promotion will give away a brand-new, fully furnished, one-bed apartment in Al Habtoor City to customers visiting Pan Emirates stores. The grand prize, worth AED1.1 million, will be won by a lucky customer shopping for savings of up to 70 per cent at Pan Emirates until 31 August.
DSS sponsor RAKBANK's 10 per cent cashback deal offers festival shoppers the chance to enjoy great savings. Cardholders need to make a minimum of 50 digital wallet (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay etc.) transactions of any value to be eligible to receive the cashback offer on every transaction during DSS. To participate RAKBANK credit cardholders need to opt-in by sending ‘DSS' to 7010 from their registered mobile number. Maximum cashback amount is AED250 per customer and the deal is available until 4 September.
Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this year's DSS follows all of the important health and safety rules, including social distancing and the wearing of masks at all times.
Dubai Summer Surprises is supported by Key Sponsor RAKBANK MasterCard and Strategic Partners which include: Al Futtaim Group (Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Festival Plaza), Al Zarooni Group (Mercato Shopping Mall), AW Rostamani Group, Dubai Holding, Emirates Airline, Enoc, Etisalat, Majid Al Futtaim (Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira), Merex and Nakheel (Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall and Circle Mall).