Free gold, half-priced spas and your last chance to see Modhesh
Time Out Dubai staff
Discounts on kids’ summer workshops: Head down to Cité des Enfants, where themed interactive workshops will keep little ones entertained for hours. Pay for two workshops and get a third free, or get 50 per cent off workshops when buying the Family Exhibition Area package.
Cité des Enfants, Mirdif City Centre (800 534 7873), www.citedesenfantsme.com.
Enjoy a free flight at iFly: Feel the wind in your hair without having to conquer vertigo at Dubai’s only indoor skydiving centre. Book a flight before 3pm to benefit from an additional one-minute flight at no additional cost.
Playnation, Mirdif City Centre (04 231 6292), www.iflyme.com.
Win a bar of gold: The Dubai Mall is giving its Facebook friends and Twitter followers a chance to win solid gold bars. Just ‘like’ or ‘follow’ The Dubai Mall and then either tag it in a gold-themed status update, or re-tweet one of its tweets for your chance to go for gold (open to those who understand all those terms).
The Dubai Mall (04 362 7500), www.facebook.com/thedubaimall, www.twitter.com/dubaimallnews.
Last chance to visit Modhesh World: Check it out before it disappears for another year. Entry is Dhs10 for adults and Dhs15 for children aged three to 12, including entry to all 10 Modhesh zones, featuring games, inflatables and even a mini zoo.
Dubai Airport Expo Centre (600 54 5555), www.modheshworld.com.
Ice-skate free for a month: Yes, you heard correctly. Sign up for a week-long ‘Learn to Skate’ programme for Dhs750 and enjoy a month’s free skating.
Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall (04 448 5111), www.dubaiicerink.com.
Buy-one-get-one-free dolphin shows: Get a buy-one-get-one-free voucher worth Dhs140 to see the spectacular dolphin shows at Dubai Dolphinarium. For the second guest, you’ll pay just the Dhs5 park entry fee. Not valid for Monday and Friday 11am shows.
Dubai Dolphinarium, Bur Dubai (04 336 9773), www.dubaidolphinarium.ae.
Half-price treatments at Taj Spa: Get a healthy 50 per cent off all treatments at this fantastic spa, which specialises in ayurvedic, Far Eastern and European treatments. Choose from facials, massages and more, all half price.
Taj Palace Dubai, Deira (04 211 3114).
Bag a bargain couples treatment: For Dhs300 each, the ‘Be Beautiful Ladies’ package offers an express facial, deluxe manicure and express beauty makeover, while ‘What Men Want’ treats gentlemen to a stress-relieving haircut (including scalp massage), professional shave, mini-facial and an anti-stress back massage.
Nivea Haus, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0777), www.nivea-me.com.
Free massage at the Shangri-La: Receive a voucher for a 30-minute tension-relaxing massage when booking any other 90-minute massage, or book one of the ‘Journey’ packages to receive a complimentary day pass to the spa’s luxury facilities, pool and gym.
The Spa, Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888),
Caviar facial for half the price: Indulge yourself to the max with a Pevonia Caviar Facial at the Aviation Club. At half price you’re saving a whopping Dhs750, so enjoy the ultimate new facial craze: real caviar extract.
Akaru Spa, Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 8578), www.akaruspa.com.
Loads of freebies at Jannati: Choose a Jannati Shirodhara massage and receive a free one-day ‘spa experience’. Alternatively, plump for a 75-minute facial and enjoy a free blow-dry, or choose a two-hour copper hand and foot treatment to get a free head, neck and shoulder massage. Plus 25 per cent off all other facial and body treatments.
Jannati Ladies’ Spa & Health Club, Abu Hail (04 265 9444), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discount colour treatments: Hour-long harmonising colour massages, Moroccan baths and facials are 25 per cent off at this spa, or get Dhs100 off a package with complimentary colour consultation, use of facilities and snacks.
Spa Dunya, Shams 1, The Walk at JBR (04 439 3669).
The One: Give Ikea a miss and head to the UAE’s favourite home interiors shop to bag discounts of up to 70 per cent on some truly unique home furnishings. There are five stores across the city.
Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 6687) and other locations across Dubai, www.theoneplanet.com.
Bally: This high-end retailer, famous for its quality shoes and leather goods, has discounts of up to 75 per cent for DSS. Shop in style and grab yourself a bargain.
The Dubai Mall (04 341 0280), Mall of the Emirates (04 339 8874),
Fat Face: This casualwear retailer offers outdoor activity-oriented clothing to properly kit you out whether you’re hitting the beach or the slopes. With up to 50 per cent off, there’s no better time to get active.
Mall of the Emirates (04 341 6032), www.fatface.com.
Escada: You’ll find luxury women’s fashion with discounts of up to 50 per cent off the summer line, so go glam up without denting your bank balance.
The Dubai Mall (04 339 8255), Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1138), www.escada.com.
Joop!: Get up to 50 per cent off at this designer men’s fashion boutique, and end the summer looking dapper in the brand’s contemporary menswear.
The Dubai Mall (04 339 8219), www.joop.com.
Lapin House: This Greek kidswear retailer has a range of top-quality clothes and shoes to really smarten up your kids’ wardrobes. Dress them for less this summer with up to 50 per cent discounts.
The Dubai Mall (04 330 8090), www.lapinhouse.com.
Man & Moda: Brands on offer at this store include Condotti and Mendoza, specialising in luggage, handbags and menswear. You’ll get up to 75 per cent off during DSS so you can start travelling in style.
Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0814), Deira City Centre (04 295 0330).
BoConcept: This high-quality Danish furniture brand is offering discounts of up to 70 per cent on its classic pieces. Bring stylish Scandinavia into your home with simple yet versatile designs.
Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4144), www.boconcept.com.