Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 – Latest Events in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 – Latest Events in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 - Latest Events in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 – Latest Events in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The annual festival of the Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 is all set to get underway. Dubai Summer Surprises is an event that was launched in the summer of 1998 by the Dubai government in order to promote Dubai as a family holiday destination. Dubai Summer Surprises focuses on fun, knowledge, and entertainment for kids during the yearly summer vacation and attracts families year after year.

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 (DSS), the annual citywide summer celebration in the city, will return to the city from June 22 to August 4, 2018, offering a six-week extravaganza of sales, retail experiences and events.

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 Details:

Six Week Sale

Dubai Summer Surprises will kick off in style with a seismic six weeks of sales, giving customers 25% to 75% off throughout the six-week DSS period. Top name global brands will be offering knockout discounts, giving customers the chance to get their hands on belting bargains across Dubai’s malls and shopping areas over the summer.

12 Hour Sale

DSS will kick start with a mega 12-hour sale on opening day (22 June).  Participating retail outlets at Majid Al Futtaim malls in Dubai will offer incredible discounts from 25% to 90%, giving shoppers a 12-hour bargain bonanza. The sale will run from 12pm to 12am on 22 June, featuring big discounts, exclusive offers and surprises.

Deal of the Day

Deal of the Day (DOTD) will offer people an incredible shopping deal every day throughout DSS, starting on the 23 June and finishing on the 1 August.

From fabulous fashion, bold beauty and luxury homewares, DOTD will give bargain-hunters the chance to snap up an incredible offer on an exclusive retail product at a specified shopping location each day.

Creating serious FOMO (fear of missing out) across the city, the deals will only be revealed 24 hours beforehand so savvy shoppers are urged to monitor the DSS website and social channels to avoid disappointment.

Deals For You:

  • Deal of the Day: Athlete’s Co.

AED99 for assorted styles

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  • Going for gold this DSS

Great offers on gold, jewellery and more

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  • ‘Dive and Win’ at Dubai Marina Mall

Your chance to take home AED25,000

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  • 10% off sporting goods at Dubai Sports World

Buy tennis, padel tennis and table tennis items for less

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  • City Centre Deira goes for gold
Win 1kg of gold at the shopping centre this DSS
  • Enjoy a summer of savings at Burj Khalifa
See the world’s tallest building for less
  • Free entry offer for kids at Dubai Dolphinarium
Meet delightful dolphins, skillful seals, beautiful birds and more
  • Save on attractions with Emaar’s Big Ticket
Visit Downtown Dubai’s top entertainment spots for a low price
  • Spend and win at Dubai Festival City Mall
Shopping vouchers and cars among the great prizes
  • Spend and win at Ibn Battuta Mall
You could be driving off in a brand new Audi A4
  • Spend and win
You could receive a brand new car or a family trip to Thailand
  • Summer surprises at The Dubai Mall
Spend, save and win
  • Win a Dodge Ram every week
The draw is open to anyone spending AED200 at Dragon Mart 2
  • Win AED15,000 in prizes at Mall of the Emirates
One shopper per day to win amazing gift cards
  • Win a Nissan Patrol at City Centre Mirdif
The mall unveils brand new car as its DSS grand prize
  • Win a weekly AED20,000 shopping spree
This and other great prizes to be won at The Outlet Village
  • Summer of fun with Meraas
Cool offers at City Walk, La Mer and The Beach
  • Amazing summer offers at Jump Boxx
Have fun, get fit and save money
  • Get AED99 entry to Laguna Waterpark
Summertime offer open to UAE residents
  • Get red carpet ready with a free celebrity makeover
Learn make-up secrets at The Dubai Mall
  • Get your skates on at Dubai Ice Rink
Improve your skills with an intensive summer course
  • Summer camp fun for kids with Emaar
Adventure and entertainment for youngsters at The Dubai Mall
  • Play and save at IMG Worlds of Adventure
30% off for Accor hotel guests during Dubai Summer Surprises 2018
  • DSS deals at La Perle by Dragone
More than 50% off your ticket during Dubai Summer Surprises 2018
  • Shop and win a dream drive
Six Infiniti Q50s are up for grabs
  • Dubai Summer Surprises deals at Wild Wadi
Join the Wild Wadi Summer Spectacular this DSS with special rates

Dubai Summer Surprise Events:

1. Modhesh World

Summer fun starts here for three months of family-friendly activities. The 19th edition of Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, returns to Dubai World Trade Centre with tons of summer-long family fun from 7 June to 25 August 2018.

Date: 07 June 2018 To 25 August 2018

Address: Halls 1-8, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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2. Scribble Dubai Workshop at OliOli

Robots meet art at this kid-friendly workshop

OliOli, Dubai’s experiential play museum, throws open its doors from 29 June – 30 August 2018 for some artistic endeavours of the scribbly kind, with a Scribble Dubai Workshop.

Date: 29 June 2018 To 30 August 2018

Address: OliOli, Al Quoz Location Map

3. Dubai Sports World

Dubai’s largest indoor summer sports venue

Organised by Dubai World Trade Centre in association with Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports World returns to the city from 17 May.

Date: 17 May 2018 To 08 September 2018

Address: Dubai World Trade Centre Location Map

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4. Dubai Marina Mall Beach Party

Big prizes at the Dubai Marina Mall retail beach

This June and July, Dubai Marina Mall is hosting the ‘Dubai Marina Mall Beach Party’ promotion where you get the chance to win a AED25,000 Emaar Gift Card for every AED100 you spend.

Date: 15 June 2018 To 28 July 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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5. Summer of Laughter

Make it the happiest summer yet with The Laughter Factory

Dubai’s much-loved comedy institution The Laughter Factory is turning up the heat on its comedy acts over the next couple of months to make it the happiest summer yet.

Date: 01 June 2018 To 31 August 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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6. Roaming In-mall Entertainment

Be entertained all summer long

From Dubai Festival City Mall and Al Seef on the banks of the Dubai Creek, to The Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai and out to Mall of the Emirates and The Outlet Mall, roaming entertainers will throng the emirate’s retail destinations all summer long.

Date: 14 June 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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7. IMG Worlds of Adventure Characters

Meet all your favourite characters this DSS

Join in the Dubai Summer Surprises fun at The Dubai Mall for 22 June to 4 August and hang out with your favourite IMG Worlds of Adventure characters at the same time.

Date: 22 June 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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8. Slide into fun, prizes and sales at Mercato

Enjoy incredible offers and shows this World Cup at Mercato Mall

Take part in all the football fun as Mercato Mall is transformed into a mini World Cup arena this summer, complete with entertainment and games for kids, as well as a giant slide for the thrill seekers.

Date: 22 June 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Mercato Mall Location Map

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9. Stay and shop at Mall of the Emirates this DSS

Check into five-star luxury and check out amazing retail deals

Book a minimum three-night stay at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates during Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2018 and enjoy a host of exciting retail and entertainment benefits.

Date: 22 June 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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10. EA Sports FIFA Championship

Participate for your chance to win prizes from AED1,000-50,000

Take part in the Dubai EA Sports FIFA Championship this summer for your chance to win daily prizes of AED1,000 gift cards and a grand final prize of AED50,000.

Date: 23 June 2018 To 14 July 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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11. Football Fever

Take part for your chance to win AED50,000

Football fans can get in on the action at City Centre Deira this summer with World Cup inspired activities and games for everyone

Date: 23 June 2018 To 14 July 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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12. My Little Pony Live at Dragon Mart 2

Meet Sparkle, Applejack and the gang during Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 at Dragon Mart 2

Little girls (and maybe a mum or two!) will love the My Little Pony Live Show taking place at Dragon Mart 2 during Dubai Summer Surprises 2018.

Date: 23 June 2018 To 25 August 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road

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13. Candyland

Enjoy candy-themed entertainment as you shop

Every sweet tooth is sure to enjoy Candyland at Dragon Mart 2, where the imagination meets reality with its rolling hills of life-sized candy, sweetie-themed parades, and sugar-coated activities.

Date: 28 June 2018 To 07 July 2018

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Location Map

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14. Slime Lab and Toys Live Show

Two top kids’ attractions at City Walk and The Outlet Village

Step through the doors of the Toy Factory’s most secretive department from 28 June to 28 July at The Outlet Village to discover the secret formula to making a perfect pot of ooey gooey slime.

Date: 28 June 2018 To 28 July 2018

Address: City Walk and The Outlet Village

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15. This Weekend at Ibn Battuta

Your destination for DSS fun

Get down to Ibn Battuta mall from 4-7 July for four days of exciting live entertainment, retail deals (including the must-have deal of the day) and even longer opening hours – leaving you plenty of time to stay, play and shop.

Date: 04 July 2018 To 07 July 2018

Address: Ibn Battuta Mall Loctaion Map

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16. Lego Ninjago

Exclusive opportunity to meet your favourite characters

Young Lego fans have a surprise in store from 05-28 July at Dubai Festival City Mall, where their favourite Lego Ninjago characters will be appearing for the first time ever as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises fun.

Date: 05 July 2018 To 28 July 2018

Address: Ibn Battuta Mall Loctaion Map

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17. Comedy Night at Dubai Opera

A hot ticket on the UK comedy circuit, Comedy Night, in association with Arts Canteen’s ‘Arabs Are Not Funny’, will see a host of comedians hit the Dubai Opera stage on 6 July for the very first time.

Date: 06 July 2018

Address: Ibn Battuta Mall Loctaion Map

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18. Paw Patrol Live Show

Meet Ryder and the crew

Everyone’s favourite doggy heroes will save the day once again as the stage show version of popular animated Canadian television series Paw Patrol comes to Dubai at two different locations as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.

Date: 12 July 2018 To 01 August 2018

Address: Mall of the Emirates & City Centre Mirdif

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19. Nassif Zeytoun at Dragon Mart 2

Syrian singer returns to Dubai for free concert

Catch Nassif Zeytoun live on stage at Dragon Mart 2 for a free concert that will feature his best known songs, including the wildly popular 2014 hit ‘Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae’.

Date: 13 July 2018

Address: Dragon Mart 2 Location Map

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20. ​Talent Festival at Children’s City

Let your little ones take centre stage this summer

Got an aspiring actor, dancer, illusionist, singer or all-round entertainer in the family? Head on down to Children’s City from 15-25 July to sign up for the summer Talent Festival. A fun and productive way to fill their leisure time during the holidays, this is a chance for your little one to showcase their hidden talent.

Date: 15 July 2018 To 28 July 2018

Address: Children’s City, Creek Park, Gate 1 Location Map

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21. Looney Oh-lympics

High energy Looney Tunes edutainment hits the stage

See your cartoon favourites in a different light from 12-21 July as the Looney Oh-lympics takes over Dragon Mart 2 for 10 days of interactive edutainment

Date: 19 July 2018 To 28 July 2018

Address: Dragon Mart 2 Location Map

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22. Bunny, You Blew Up the Carrots at Ibn Battuta Mall

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck team up live on stage this Dubai Summer Surprises

The Dubai Summer Surprises season of live stage shows at Ibn Battuta Malls comes to a laugh-a-minute climax from 26 July to 4 August as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck team up on stage.

Date: 26 July 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Loctaion Map

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23. Daffy Duck on stage at Ibn Battuta Mall

A desert adventure to delight young cartoon fans this Dubai Summer Surprises

The cartoon world’s favourite foolhardy feathered character, Daffy Duck makes his way to Dubai from 12-21 July with his Duck Des(s)ert Show.

Date: 26 July 2018 To 04 August 2018

Address: Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Loctaion Map

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24. Hala Al Turk Concert

Catch the popular Bahraini singer’s free concert

Child star turned high profile pop singer, Bahrain’s Hala Al Turk will close out the Dubai Summer Surprises festivities at Festival Square in Dubai Festival City Mall on 4 August with a free concert.

Date: 04 August 2018

Address: Dubai Festival City Location Map

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Weekend Destination

The Weekend Destination initiative will see a different mall every week offering full weekend of additional surprises and entertainment. Taking place at a different shopping area each week, people will get the chance to shop til’ they drop with extended opening hours (2am every Friday) at the participating Weekend Destination mall.

Final Weekend Sale

To crown six glorious weeks of sales and promotions, DSS will culminate in a Final Weekend Sale, commencing on 2 August and finishing on 4 August. The Final Weekend Sale will feature the very last price cuts of summer, giving shoppers a final opportunity to snap up the best discounts, before the sales period is over.

In addition to super sales, there will be plenty to keep residents and tourists excited all summer long with citywide attractions at some of Dubai’s top theme parks, concerts from local and global music icons and the return of everyone’s favourite character, Modhesh.

Dubai Pass for Dh399

Those looking to get in on the action early, can purchase a Dubai Pass now giving people up to 60 per cent discount on over 30 attractions across Dubai.

Head east for a touch of Bollywood glamour at Bollywood World or channel your inner superhero at IMG Worlds of Adventure, all for less than the regular price this summer.

Available to purchase from Dh399 for a standard package, Dubai Pass offers unbeatable savings on the very best of Dubai’s must-visit destinations this summer.

DSS is supported by strategic partners which include; Emirates Airlines, The Dubai Mall, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, AW Rostamani Group, Al Futtaim Group (Dubai Festival City), Nakheel Malls (Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart 1, Dragon Mart 2), Dubai Duty Free, ENOC, Al Zarooni Group (Mercato), Meraas and Etisalat.

The full calendar of events will be announced ahead of the festival so people are encouraged to check the website or follow @DSSsocial for the latest information.

Retail calendar

Dubai Summer Surprises is part of Dubai’s annual Retail Calendar that features major retail-based festivals, new season launches, mega sales and exclusive retail experiences and attractions aimed at further enhancing the retail sector, a main contributor towards Dubai’s economy.

DSS Highlights:

  • Top five brands at City Walk

For all your summer style essentials

  1. LE66 Concept Store
  2. Level Kids
  3. M.Micallef
  4. Dinh Van Paris
  5. Sandro

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