Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back with a special silver jubilee edition, taking over the city for the next two months. That means the best shopping deals, dazzling entertainment and some great summer staycations across a variety of Dubai hotels to enjoy.
Residents and tourists can look forward to shopping, saving and seeing family-friendly shows until September 4.
Ahmed Al Khaja, chief executive of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, says the annual festival gives visitors the chance to "experience the best Dubai has to offer as it caters to different tastes and age groups".
Throughout the event, shoppers can enjoy discounts of up to 75 per cent across 800 brands, with 3,500 outlets in malls across Dubai participating.
However, that's not all; here are other exciting offers and performances to seek out – with even bigger prizes and savings available.
Kick-starting Dubai Summer Suprises on Friday and Saturday, this sale sees prices slashed by up to 90 per cent at all Majid Al Futtaim malls — that is, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me‘aisem and City Center Al Shindagha.
The group is also offering its Share rewards members a chance to enter a raffle to win one million Share points. Simply scan the receipts from a purchase worth a minimum of Dh300 on the Share application. The winning entry will be drawn on July 7.
DSS 24-Hour Hotels Surprises
A 24-hour flash sale, running between July 1 and 2, will offer holidaymakers reduced room rates and complimentary access to various amenities at 19 hotels, including Vida Creek Harbour Hotel, Vida Emirates Hills Hotel, Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel, The Address Sky View Hotel, The Address Fountain Views Hotel, The Address Downtown, The Address Dubai Marina, The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Boulevard Dubai, The Palace Downtown Dubai Hotel, Armani Hotel Dubai, Ibis One Central Hotel, Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai, Ibis World Trade Centre, Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection, Edge Creekside Hotel, Jannah Hotels and Resorts Dubai Branch, Manzil Downtown Dubai and Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort
DSS Daily Surprises
From July 3 to July 27, check out the event's social media channels @CelebrateDubai and @StyledbyDubai to stay in the know about 24-hour mega sales from brands spanning categories including fashion, beauty, home and sport. The sale will start at 10am until stocks last.
Biggest Deal of the Year
Shoppers who spend Dh500 or more at The Dubai Mall can participate in a draw to win a staggering Dh1 million cash prize throughout the duration of DSS. There will also be eight weekly draws, in which you can win an Emaar gift card worth Dh25,000. Winners will be notified via phone or email, as well as being announced on the @thedubaimall Instagram channel.
Eid Al Adha Grand Prize
Another opportunity to win Dh1 million in cash is available over the Eid Al Adha weekend on www.idealz.com, when you spend Dh50 on the website or through the Idealz app. Other prizes include: one million Emirates Skywards miles, a Tesla Model Y, an apartment in Dubai, plus smaller cash amounts ranging from Dh100,000 to Dh500,000.
DSS Omega watch week
From July 1 to 10, head to the Rivoli Prestige store in Mall of the Emirates to view a collection of Omega watches and jewellery. Those making a purchase at the store or activation stand can win Dh5,000 worth of gift vouchers or an Omega watch worth Dh30,000.
Oasis Shopping Mall x Shukran
Those spending Dh200 or more at any store in Oasis Shopping Mall can win up to 150,000 Shukran points. A total of 25 winners will be announced throughout the duration of DSS.
Mercedes-Benz mega raffle
Drive home in a 2022 Mercedes-Benz A200 (as well winning Dh25,000) by taking your chances with this raffle. To enter, buy a Dh150 ticket from Enoc and Eppco petrol stations, Zoom stores and www.idealz.com.
Pick up a smartphone worth Dh500 or more from Jumbo Electronics until July 17 for a chance to win one of 15 PlayStation 5 consoles.
Registering on the app gives you 500 points instantly and members can also participate in a raffle draw for up to five million points. To take part, link any fuel purchase at Enoc to the Yes app, then make another transaction at participating brands such as Zoom, Autopro and Tasjeel.
Weekly cash prizes at Mercato Shopping Mall
Shoppers who spend Dh200 at select outlets at Mercato Shopping Mall can win Dh10,000 every week until September 4.