Dubai Summer Surprises 2020: everything you need to know

From 90 percent sales to yoga at the top of the Burj Khalifa, here’s what to expect from this year’s shopping festival

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Dubai Summer Surprises is back. Launching on Thursday July 9, the citywide shopping festival looks set to be bigger than ever, with a jam-packed calendar of sales, events and entertainment, ranging from limited 90 percent sales to yoga classes at the Burj Khalifa’s At The Top viewing deck.

Here’s a look at a few of the highlights in store…

12-Hour Sale

As soon as malls open their doors on Thursday July 9, the 12 Hour Sale will run from 10am to 10pm at Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) malls across Dubai. Get your hands on discounts from 25 to 90 percent on a range of products. Spend Dhs300 or more to enter the 12 Hour Share Millionaire raffle, in which one lucky winner will win a million Share Points to spend in MAF malls.

Art exhibitions and markets at Nakheel Mall

From July 9 to August 29, Palm Jumeirah’s Nakheel Mall will host art displays from international artists as part of a DREAM exhibition, in conjunction with Alserkal Cultural Foundation. Meanwhile, every Friday and Saturday the mall will host the Ripe Retail Pop-up, selling locally made products from fashion and art to homewares and food.

DSS Daily Surprises

They’re back. Throughout Dubai Summer Surprises, a series of one-day-only deals will pop up across the city’s malls. Announced only 24 hours in advance, running for just one day (And while stocks last), this year retailers will run the same offer at two different locations on the same day, for maximum value – and safety.

Festival Souk

Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza will both be hosting dedicated Festival Souks this DSS, in which shoppers will be able to find deals from 50 to 90 percent off on a huge range of brands and products. Spend Dhs200 or more in either Festival Souk, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win Dhs1,000 in mall gift vouchers.

Fireworks at The Pointe

For three nights from July 16 to July 18, dining destination The Pointe, on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, will play host to a fireworks display from 8.30pm, alongside deals at a number of participating eateries. Diners will be able to try special DSS menus from July 12 to 18 at selected restaurants, with savings of between 30 and 50 percent, plus buy one, get one free deals.

Spend and win

Malls across the city are hosting spend and win draws. Those who visit Al Bustan Centre, Al Barsha Mall, Al Ghurair Centre, Arabian Centre, Bin Sougat Centre, BurJuman, City Centre Al Shindagha, City Centre Me’aisam, Dubai Outlet Mall, Etihad Mall or Reef Mall and spend Dhs200 will be in with a chance to win weekly cash prizes of Dhs4,000 and Dhs5,000 and even luxury cars when they spend. The malls will also offer deals and daily prizes as part of the DSS Back to School Promotion throughout August, and during Eid Al-Adha from July 30.

Yoga At The Top

Expect yoga classes three mornings a week during DSS, conducted at the Burj Khalifa’s At The Top viewing deck, with space for up to 24 participants. Stay tuned for booking details.

VOX Cinemas private hire

Book your own private viewing session for a friends and family showing of the latest movie releases. Throughout DSS, you can book your own screen for up to ten guests, priced at Dhs450 up to 10 people for standard or Dhs800 up to 10 people for gold.

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