Summer in Dubai is truly an exciting time for residents and tourists alike. Aside from the spectacular indoor activities in Dubai to try, this time of the year also brings the annual Dubai Summer Surprises festival to the city! A shopping and entertainment extravaganza that takes over the city, Dubai Summer Surprises or DSS is a highly-awaited event that brings unbelievable sales, fun entertainment and events throughout the city. Read to learn all about what’s happening for DSS 2019, including starting dates, sales and offers, events and more!
WHAT IS DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES?
The Dubai Summer Surprises is one of the biggest events in Dubai that takes place every year. This city-wide celebration brings with it some fantastic sales and offers, exciting entertainment, great deals on attractions and staycations and more. Dubai residents can expect to dine at the coolest restaurants, stay at the best hotels and shop at the top stores with awesome discounts.
WHEN IS DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES?
In 2019, the Dubai Summer Surprises dates are from 21 June to 3 August! That’s six weeks of unbelievable sales and fun experiences.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES 2019?
Residents can look forward to so much during the Dubai summer festival, this year. Take a look at all the Dubai Summer Surprises events that will be taking place between June and August 2019.
DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES SALES AND OFFERS
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the Dubai Summer Surprises will feature a sizzling series of sales, deals, contests and other entertainment to keep the family engaged this summer. The biggest highlights of the events are the awesome Dubai Summer Surprises sales and discounts at retail outlets across Dubai!
For Dubai Summer Surprises 2019, over 700 brands across 3,000 outlets at Dubai’s major malls will be offering discounted prices between 25% – 75%. Be it homegrown or international brands, fashion or home décor, the DSS sales are your chance to indulge in retail therapy and buy your must-have items. To make things interesting, there are different types of Dubai Summer Surprises deals to watch out for!
DEAL OF THE DAY
Aside from the citywide sales, there is also the Dubai Summer Surprises Deal of the Day promotion. Participating outlets will be upping their discount game with a limited 24-hour deal. Every day, shoppers can avail exclusive discounts on one retail product at a specific shopping location – these deals will only be revealed 24 hours before and will last from 10:00 am – midnight (or until stocks last).
12 HOUR SALE AT MAJID AL FUTTAIM MALLS
The Dubai Summer Surprises 2019 will kick off with a bang with awesome discounts at all Majid Al Futtaim malls including Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira. On 21 June, shoppers will enjoy DSS sales with 25% – 90% off at participating outlets from noon to midnight! Some of the stores will even have special DSS offers like free giveaways and buy-one-get-one free deals.
- Dates: 21 June 2019
- Timings: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Locations: Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Al Shindagha, City Centre Me’aisem
OTHER DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES OFFERS FOR 2019
FAMILY PACKAGE AT SMASH ROOM
Turn up the family fun at Smash Room Dubai with their special package for DSS 2019. For AED 200, two adults and two children can smash 40 glasses and two electronic items to their heart’s content. If you’re looking for unique things to do in the city this summer, these DSS Dubai offers for Smash Room certainly make the list!
Please note that children below the age of 16 cannot participate in activities at Smash Room Dubai.
- Dates: 3 June – 4 August
- Prices: AED 200 for family package (2 adults and 2 children)
- Location: The Smash Room, 195 Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz
DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES EVENTS
There are many DSS events, concerts and performances that will be taking place over the next two months. Stay tuned to this space for more updates on events happening for the Dubai summer festival.
Parents, if you’re wondering where to take the kids this summer, Dubai Summer Surprises has the perfect thing in store. Modhesh World will be returning for its 20th edition this year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Spread across six halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Modhesh World is bringing for four fun zones for kids to enjoy.
Splash around with water games and bouncy castles at the Little Adventurers Zone, watch exciting shows and performances at Show Town, get active at The Wheels Zone and test your gaming skills at the Arcadium Zone. With free entry, Modhesh World 2019 is the coolest destination for families this summer.
- Modhesh World 2019 dates: 21 June – 17 August 2019
- Modhesh World 2019 timings: Noon – 10:00 pm (Weekdays), 11:00 am -11:00 pm (Weekends)
- Price: Free entry
- Contact: 04-332-1000
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHEROES AT MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Get the chance to interact with your favourite Justice League characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more! DC fans, this event at Mall of the Emirates Dubai for DSS 2019 is a must-attend.
- Dates: 11 – 22 July
- Location: Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha
- Contact: 04-409-9000
Other DSS events to watch out for this year include the ABBA Reunion aboard the QE2, one of the world’s most famous tribute shows! There’s an awesome line-up of stand-up comedians at The Laughter Factory this June, including comedian Alfie Brown, journalist Fern Brady and Greg Morton, known as the King of Slapstick. Head to the Ripe Market to shop from an eclectic collection of fashion, homeware and arts. Meanwhile, the Parisian band Nouvelle Vague will be performing at the Dubai Opera for their 15th-anniversary tour!
WIN AMAZING PRIZES
The Dubai Summer Surprises 2019 is also where you can win some awesome prizes during the festive season. Just some of the Dubai Summer Surprises prizes to win are cash, cars, hotel stays and gift vouchers!
For instance, one of the DSS prizes to win includes AED 10,000 daily cash prize, which you could win when you spend AED 600 or more at participating outlets at Mall of the Emirates.
Another exciting offer for DSS 2019 is a special raffle draw prize of AED 50,000 when you spend AED 300 or more at participating Majid Al Futtaim malls on 21 June 2019!
Spend AED 200 at the following malls and get in the running to win a luxury car this DSS! Every week during the festival, one winner will take home a grand prize of an Infiniti Q30. Shop at the following malls for a chance to win: Al Bustan Centre, Al Mulla Plaza, BurJuman, Al Barsha Mall, City Centre Me’aisem, Dubai Outlet Mall, Etihad Mall, Oasis Mall, Reef Mall and Time Square Centre.
Other DSS raffles and prizes to watch out for include:
- Dragon Mart: Spend AED 200 for a chance to win one of the weekly giveaways of 3 smartphones, 10 gift vouchers and a grand prize of BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
- Ibn Battuta Mall: Spend AED 250 for a chance to win prizes including gift cards, cinema tickets, entertainment passes, smart TVs and a grand prize of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
SAVE MONEY AND ENJOY ATTRACTIONS WITH THE DUBAI PASS
Another great way to explore the city during Dubai Summer Surprises 2019 is with the Dubai Pass. Save up to 60% with the Dubai Pass this summer, which gives you pre-paid access to activities, attractions and restaurants in Dubai! There are various packages to choose from including the Dubai Flexi, Dubai Select, Dubai Unlimited and Dubai Theme Park Pass! Enjoy thrilling experiences like Desert Safaris in Dubai, IMG, Burj Khalifa, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai Frame, Dubai Ice Rink and so, so much more.
The Dubai Pass comes with a host of benefits such as no long queues, cost savings on entrance fees, useful advice for attractions and more. It’s the best way to turn up the notch on your DSS 2019 experience.
Take a look at the Dubai Pass prices below for various packages:
- Dubai Flexi: (AED 459 for adults, AED 429 for kids)
- Dubai Select: (AED425 for adults, AED 405 for kids)
- Dubai Unlimited: (AED 1189 for adults, AED 1119 for kids)
- Dubai Theme Park Pass: (AED 424 for kids and adults)
And that brings an end to our article on all you can expect from DSS Dubai Summer Surprises 2019. If you’re looking ways to stay active this summer, take a look at MyBayut’s guide to the Dubai Sports World, an awesome annual event that brings all your favourite sports indoors. You can also try unique indoor activities like Snookball and Archery Tag during hotter months in the city. Keep following this space to stay updated for all that’s happening during Dubai Summer Surprises!
Cover image is credited to Modhesh World Facebook Page