Grab a summer bargain in Dubai - while you still can
DSS deals and events
The city-wide Dubai Summer Surprises shopping festival continues at malls across Dubai until Saturday July 14.
Arabian Center: win a gold-plated iPhone 4S, iPod or Blackberry 9900 Spend Dhs200 at the Arabian Center for a chance to win a gold-plated iPhone, iPod and Blackberry 9900 every week. Those who spend Dhs200 or more throughout the month-long shopping frenzy will also be entered into a draw to win prizes worth up to Dhs3 million. Entertainment including The Mermaid Tales and Sophie the Giant will keep the kids happy. Until July 14. Arabian Center, Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
Bath & Body Works Stay smelling fresh during summer with deals of 50 to 75 percent off body products, including scents, shower gels, soaps and home fragrances. Until July 14. Bath & Body Works, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8839).
Blackberry 7 Buy a new Blackberry 7 smartphone during DSS and you’ll be entered into a draw to win Dhs20,000 worth of airline ticket vouchers every week, plus other prizes. After making your purchase, visit www.blackberrydss.com and register to enter the draw. Until July 14. Various retailers including Geant, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5858).
BurJuman DSS deals The Bur Dubai mall is holding sales of up to 70 percent across its stores, and shoppers who spend Dhs200 will be entered into a weekly raffle to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages. Until July 14. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Dubai Marina Mall Spend Dhs200 at Dubai Marina Mall during DSS and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of five fashion, meal and gift card prizes daily. The grand prize is a private yacht cruise for the winner and 40 of their friends. Spanish flamenco workshops will also be held daily until Saturday July 14 at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm. See the website for more info and schedules. Until July 14. Dubai Marina Mall, www.dubaimarinamall.com (04 436 1000).
Dubai Outlet Mall: win Dhs50,000 Spend Dhs200 at any retailer in this discount mall and you’ll be entered into a special DSS draw to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages every week. Plus, spend more than Dhs1,000 using your Mastercard credit card and you could win prizes including Emirates Airline tickets and more. Until July 14. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Ikea part sale Revamp your home for summer with a wide range of discounted accessories, furniture and kitchen items from everyone’s favourite homemaker’s hub. Brave the crowds and make a day of it. Until July 14. Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 203 7555).
Kurt Geiger part sale Put your best foot forward this summer and check out the discounts at British footwear giant Kurt Geiger. Part of the stock will be on sale, with discounts of 25 to 60 percent. Until July 14. Kurt Geiger, available at various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3884).
Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre During DSS these malls are holding a joint shop-and-win offer: customers who spend Dhs300 at any of the locations will get chances to win discounts and prizes, such as 100 gold coins daily. Until July 14. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000); Deira City Centre (04 295 1010); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Mercato Mall and Town Centre Make your way to these Jumeirah-based malls and receive up to 75 percent off your favourite local and international brands. For every Dhs200 you spend, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Cadillac SRX or diamond jewellery. Until July 14. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah (04 344 4161), Town Centre, Jumeirah (04 344 0111).
Mirdif City Centre: Circus Mongolia Check out the amazing acrobats of Circus Mongolia as they impress shoppers with death-defying stunts and educate the crowd about Mongolian circus arts. Daily 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.30pm. Until July 5. Central Galleria, Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Rivoli Group offer Spend Dhs300 at any Rivoli or Hour Choice outlet in the UAE during DSS and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win Dhs25,000 Emirates Skywards miles to spend on travel. Until July 14. Rivoli, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8496); Hour Choice, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5581).
Sacoor Brothers sales Get some new threads or accessories this DSS for up to half the original price. The Portuguese fashion brand is offering discounts of up to 50 percent throughout the month-long shopping celebrations. Until July 14. Sacoor Brothers, various locations including Festival Centre (04 232 6256).
Valleydez Wafi Make your way to the Wafi branch of this eclectic boutique during DSS to get up to 50 percent off your favourite designers, including Sass and Bide, Reemami, Sretsis and Susan Hanover. Until July 14. Valleydez, Wafi (04 324 2883).
Virgin Megastore: win laptops, mobile phones, books and CDs Spend Dhs150 at the variety store during DSS and you’ll receive a scratch card that could bag you a laptop, DVDs, gadgets, toys, multimedia accessories and more. The giant store is also offering discounts of up to 75 percent, plus a buy one, get one free promotion on books, CDs and DVDs. Until July 14. Virgin Megastore, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 6971).
New stores & collections
Giordano summer collection The casual Italian fashion brand has just launched its summer collection featuring lots of heat-friendly fabrics, such as linen and cotton in cooling shades of white and lemon. The relaxed holiday-inspired range features maxi dresses for her and crisp shirts and shorts for him. From Dhs120. Giordano, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 0302).
Maui Jim launches limited-edition sunglasses To coincide with the launch of blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, US sunglasses brand Maui Jim has teamed up with Marvel Entertainment to produce a limited-edition range of shades inspired by the movie. The sunglasses feature a red web frame and lenses with webbed mirroring. Each pair is individually numbered (only 7,200 were produced) and come with a branded case. Better start climbing the walls to get there, as only 90 pairs are available in the UAE. Dhs950. Maui Jim, available at Al Jaber Optical, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7733).
Pynkiss now open at The Dubai Mall Quirky Japanese brand Hello Kitty’s high-end Italian-designed label for kids, teens and adults has just unveiled a store at The Dubai Mall. You’ll find onesies for babies, plus fashion and accessories for little ones and mums. The Dubai Mall (phone no TBC).
Swatch collaborates with artists and musicians The stalwart Swiss watchmaker is now stocking one-off pieces designed in collaboration with artists including Mathieu Mercier and international musicians such as Moby. The Moby watch (pictured) features the shiny-headed musician’s hand-drawn character ‘Little Idiot’, and can be on your wrist for Dhs360. Swatch, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4453).
Moneysouq at Mall of the Emirates This mini personal finance exhibition brings together consumers and leading names within the financial industry, including Alpari FX, ICM Capital UK, Gold.ae and more. Shoppers can browse deals, offers and products relating to each financial sector to give them a better overall view of the market. Until July 16. North Galleria, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).