The quieter summer months are a great time to shop and enjoy Dubai, with widespread discounts across the city. From cut price clothes and days out to spas, we’ve found the best.
1 25 percent off My Ex Wardrobe membership - Time Out exclusive Dubai’s much-loved second-hand fashion community is now online, meaning residents can now peruse the internet for pre-loved clothes and accessories. Though it’s free for buyers to use, sellers need to opt for a membership, and the sign-up options include short-term, occasional, serious or designer boutique, and there’s an exclusive 25 percent off annual membership for Time Out readers. From Dhs112.5 per year for short-term sellers (normally Dhs150). Until July 31. Use discount code ‘Time Out Dubai July 2013’. www.myexwardrobe.com
2 Training sessions for the super lazy - Time Out exclusive FitYou mobile personal training service is offering a Super Lazy Promo until the end of August. Book a package of 20 sessions, and get four bonus sessions free. Dhs4,500. Until August 31. Locations across Dubai, www.fityou.ae (800 348 968).
3 Ladies’ pampering promotions at Sisters Beauty Lounge Sisters branches in Village Mall, The Dubai Mall and Mirdif City Centre include a half price St. Tropez tanning session when you buy your first, as well as a discounted Gelish manicure and classic pedicure package, free eyebrow shaping with any 60-minute-or-longer facial treatment and a free L’Oreal hair mask with every cut and blow-dry. The offer also includes a Lava Shells upgrade with any full-body massage. Gelish mani and classic pedi from Dhs175 (normally Dhs215). Various locations, including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
4 Learn a language for less - Time Out exclusive Dubai’s Eton Institute runs a number of online language courses, including English, Spanish (for Spain or Latin America), French, Italian, German, Dutch and Chinese. If you’ve been hoping to polish up your skills in any one of these, now is the time, with 50 percent off for Time Out readers. Dhs1,200 (Dhs600 with discount). Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.eton.ac (800 3866).
5 Discounted diving courses at Al Boom Do your PADI open water or advanced open water course and get 20 percent off during the summer, plus a free Aqualung sport mask and snorkel set. Dhs1,880 (normally Dhs2,530), advanced Dhs1,544 (normally Dhs2,110). Until August 31. Al Boom Diving, various locations, www.alboomdiving.com (04 342 2993).
6 Voucher books at Hilton Dubai Hilton Dubai Hotels are launching a booklet of 14 vouchers featuring Dhs2,000 worth of discounts and promotions, which can be used at properties over the summer and are valid on activities such as iftars and spas. The booklets are free and can be requested through Hilton Dubai’s facebook page. Until August 31. www.hilton.com/Dubai
7 Two-for-one at Dreamworks Spa This summer, the budget Balinese spa offers a two-for-one deal on massage treatments. Until August 31. Various locations, www.dreamworks.ae (800 37326).
8 Two-for-one at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Starting this week, both branches of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Dubai will be offering a two-for-one deal on main courses over summer. The deal is valid for dinner. Until Eid. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666). Other location: The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
9 50 percent off yoga at Balance - Time Out exclusive Ayurvedic centre Balance Wellness 360 offers Time Out readers an exclusive 50 percent off its yoga classes when purchasing a series of 20 classes, a saving worth Dhs750. Until August 31. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 7010).
10 Get your friend a free massage As part of the high-end Armani/Spa’s de-stress for summer deal, pay Dhs490 for the package, which includes the Armani Rejuvenating Facial – a 50 minute treatment normally Dhs490 alone – and you’ll also get a 25-minute neck and back massage, worth Dhs290, to give to a friend. Dhs490. Valid Sun-Wed until August 31. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3282).
11 All you can eat at The Market Café The Market Café hosts a Friday afternoon buffet with an international selection of cooking for those not fasting. The family-friendly event offers children’s activities and free dining for children under six. Dhs219 per person (soft drinks). Dhs99 (children aged six-12). Until Eid. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
12 Kids eat for free at Rivington Grill This classy eatery is letting one child dine on its quality British fare for free, for every one adult sitting at the table. Time for a family meal, we say. Until August 31. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0903). 13 Get 25 percent off top brands at The Cartel - Time Out exclusive The Cartel is offering Time Out’s readers an exclusive 25 percent off fashion collections by a number of top designers including Anya Kamarek, Cunnington and Sanderson, Husna, Jail Jeans and Shrekahnth. Open Sat-Thu Noon-8pm. Until August 31. The Cartel, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (055 995 5118).
14 Three-for-two treatments at Akaru Spa Book any three treatments that run for an hour or less and pay for only two. Treatments from Dhs95. Until September 30. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 283 3370).
15 Get 20 percent off at more than 50 restaurants Jumeirah is offering MasterCard holders 20 percent off at more than 50 of its venues across all major hotels – see www.jumeirah.com/mastercarddining for the full list.
16 Cut-price dining at Biber Bar Rixos The Palm’s new nightspot Biber Bar & Lounge this week starts a new promotion, with 20 percent off all food. Valid daily 8pm-10pm. Biber Bar & Lounge, Rixos The Palm Dubai (04 457 5555).
17 Half price beach access Sure, it’s hot, but the heat isn’t such a problem when you’re in summer clothes on a five-star beach being cooled with cold towels. Even better when that five-star service goes for just half price over summer at the Madinat’s idyllic Talise Fitness. Dhs250 (normally Dhs495). Until September 31. Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6821).
18 Two-for-one at Hyatt in Dubai Hyatt hotels across the city are offering a two-for-one deal on main courses in their restaurants, including Traiteur, Café Arabesque and The Thai Kitchen at Park Hyatt Dubai, Miyako at the Hyatt Regency and Andiamo, iZ, Manhattan Grill and Wox at Grand Hyatt Dubai. The offer can be redeemed on presentation of a discount card, available on the company website. Until October 31. www.restaurants.dubai.hyatt.com.
19 40 percent off at Patrizia Pepe To keep shoppers satisfied through the summer season, glamorous Italian boutique Patrizia Pepe is promising discounts of 40 percent on most items. Until Eid. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9533).
20 Kit out your home for less If you’re looking to spruce up your home with some unique flair, Objects and Elements is offering half price on all home decoration accessories and artworks, when another piece is bought at full price. Until August 31. Open Sat-Thu 9am-6pm. (04 323 6182).
21 Group discounts at Thrill Zone Throughout the quieter summer months Thrill Zone is offering group discounts on both its laser tag and 6D cinema attractions – so go and grab a group of mates and get shooting. 15 percent off groups of four or more; 20 percent of groups of ten or more. Until August 5. Open Sun-Thu 10am-6pm. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 3551).
22 Free manicure at Spaces- Time Out exclusive Exclusively for Time Out readers, women who spend a total of Dhs450 at beauty parlour Spaces can claim a free manicure. Until August 31. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).
23 Get 20 percent off neon bangles at Sal Y Limon -Time Out exclusive For every Dhs500 spent at trendy bangle shop Sal Y Limon, Time Out readers can get 30 percent off the shop’s neon collection. Until August 31. Open daily 10am-10pm. Wafi Mall (04 397 7332).
24 Stay and play at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Treat yourself to a weekend of golfing and relaxation with this special summer offer. The stay and play package includes an overnight stay, a round of golf per guest and breakfast for those not fasting. Dhs720 one person, Dhs1,090 for two people. Until September 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubailand (04 423 8877).
25 Get funky shoes at half price Trendsetting West LA Boutique is offering 50 percent off all shoes – for both men and women – throughout summer. Time to get kitted out. Until July 31. Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 1pm-10pm. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah (055 882 3809).
26 Half price at Calm Spa Purchase the combination of a 60 minute aromatherapy massage, plus a 30 minute foot reflexology, for exactly half the price at the Ocean View Hotel’s Calm Spa. Dhs250 (normally Dhs500). Until August 31. Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5599).
27 Two-for-one dinner buffet at Channels - Time Out exclusive Serving different varieties of international cuisine depending on the evening you visit, keep dining fresh over summer with exclusive two-for-one deals at Channels international dinner buffet. Until July 31. From Dhs165. Daily 7pm -11pm. Media Rotana (04 435 0000).
28 A free month at the gym To help keep you in shape over the summer months, Fitness First is offering one month free for new members, as well as a free summer wellness pack. Until August 31. Various branches including DIFC, www.fitnessfirstme.com/UAE (800 348 6377).
29 Two-for-one pizzas at Urbano Dine in or take out at this Italian eatery on Mondays and Wednesdays and get a second pizza free. Until August 31. Open daily until 11.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 435 5666).
30 Get money off watch accessories Momentum is offering readers an exclusive 10 percent discount on watch accessories, such as straps and winders, and 20 percent off pro-watch repairs. Until August 31. Momentum, DIFC (04 327 4320).
31 A free book (and cheap photography lessons) - Time Out exclusive Make a booking for Gulf Photo Plus’s Digital Photography – Level 1 Workshop, and you’ll receive a copy of the book Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell. Dhs730 per person. Until August 31. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
32 Learn to cut hair for less - Time Out exclusive If you have ever wanted to learn how to cut hair professionally, training academy Salon Educators is offering Time Out readers two evening classes for the price of one. Weds 6pm-10pm. Until August 15. Salon Educators, JLT (04 452 8433).
33 Load up on sushi at Fazaris Normally only offering sushi at a la carte prices, Fazaris’ summer asahi and sushi promotion is offering unlimited, all-you-can-eat sushi at a money-saving price. Dhs185. Wed-Thu until 10pm. Until August 31. Fazaris, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Time Out exclusives
All offers with Time Out exclusives are deals we’ve arranged exclusively for you – our readers. To redeem your discount bring a copy of Time Out Dubai magazine (July10-16 issue) to the outlet, and be sure to mention the deal before booking. Offers only apply before the listed promotion’s end date, and each offer can only be redeemed once per reader.
Three cash-saving challenges
Save up for an Eid escape with one of these ambitious money-saving plans 1 The Dhs100-a-day challenge How much money do you really need to get by in Dubai? Depending on your commute, we’re confident that after rent, most residents could get by with all their daily expenses, such as food, drink and transport, on less than Dhs100. Can you?
2 A 28-day no shopping spree What if you pledged to buy nothing for yourself for a month? No clothes, shoes, books or gadgets – how much do you think you’ll save? We challenge you to avoid all malls for a month.
3 Declutter your home The quieter summer months spent inside are the perfect time for a springclean-like clearout. Why not put all that unwanted stuff up for sale on a classifieds website and make a wedge of cash at the same time?
Time Out City Card
To enjoy discounts all year round sign up for Time Out’s City Card, which opens the door to set discounts at more than 310 restaurants, bars, salons, hotels and days out across the city. To find out more, and see a list of participating venues, head to www.timeoutdubai.com/citycard.