Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 July 2023: This summer, Dubai Summer Surprises showcases the very best of Dubai, all season long. Brought to you by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), everyone’s favourite summer festival features a packed calendar of events, excitement, and experiences to look forward to this week, and every week, right the way through until 3 September.
ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS
The eagerly awaited second edition of the Beat the Heat music festival returns this week, in partnership with Dubai Summer Surprises and Anghami Spotlight. This series of concerts shines a spotlight on the region’s dynamic and diverse music scene, presenting an eclectic mix of local and regional artists and musicians. Taking place at The Agenda in Dubai Media City, concert goers can enjoy a variety of musical genres with weekly events throughout July and August. Brace yourself for captivating opening performances on 15 July from Egyptian rapper WEGZ and rap futurist DizzyTooSkinny. Other artists lined up throughout the summer include Cairokee, Balti, Autostrad, El Far3i, Modi Al Shamrani, DJ Aseel, and Sharmoofers so block those calendars now.
Movie Magic, every filmgoer’s favourite, is also making a comeback this DSS. With an engaging mix of summer blockbuster movies, thrilling competitions, and delectable food and beverages, movie-lovers are in for a treat at Reel Cinemas this summer. There’s even the chance to meet favourite movie characters and relive cherished childhood films through special screenings of classic movies.
On 23 July, Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna will present a special recital as part of the VIP Classical concert series. Catch the enchanting melodies of this exceptional musician by purchasing tickets, starting at AED 500, from Platinumlist.
Leave your worries at the door and make space for a fun night of stand-up comedy with The Selfdrive Laughter Factory Comedy Club, featuring three globally celebrated comedians – Adam Bloom, Michael Fabbri, and Red Richardson. Purchase tickets for AED 160 at www.thelaughterfactory.com and take your pick from four shows happening across the city. The comedy fest kicks off on 21 and 22 July at Movenpick JBR, Dubai, before moving to Hyde Hotel, Business Bay Dubai on 27 July, and finally on 29 July at Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hide Away Hotel, Dubai.
RAFFLES AND RETAIL
Get amazing cashback offers ranging from two to 40 times the points on preferred shopping categories with The SHARE summer rewards programme, running until July 23. Shoppers can activate their preferred offer on the SHARE application and scan their receipts to get instant cashback in SHARE points.
Embark on a summer filled with excitement at Dubai Festival City Mall with the “Unforgettable Summer with Blue” promotion. By making a purchase of AED 300 or more, shoppers can enter a weekly draw for a chance to win 1 million Blue Rewards points throughout Dubai Summer Surprises, right up until 3 September. Simply download the Blue Rewards app, sign up, and start earning exclusive rewards .
This weekend at Mercato Mall, shoppers are in for a huge surprise. From 14-16 July, spend AED200 or more and there’s a chance to be one of three lucky winners taking home AED10,000 each, daily. Each shopper will also double their chances to win a brand-new Cadillac Escalade Sport 2023, valued at a whopping AED491,000. Alongside this amazing opportunity, there is an array of engaging in-mall activities with circus shows and performers for the whole family to enjoy this summer.
Take advantage of great savings at select Seddiqi & Sons stores throughout the city with Save More, Shop More. Until 3 September, enjoy fantastic offers such as buy one item and receive 25 per cent off the second item, or purchase two items and get 30 per cent off the third item. This amazing deal is available at locations including 915 by Seddiqi & Sons at BurJuman and Dubai Marina Mall, Seddiqi & Sons stores at The Dubai Mall and City Centre Mirdif, Guess Watches Boutique at Mall of the Emirates, Guess & GC Boutique at City Centre Deira, and Guess Boutique at BurJuman.
Immerse yourself in a summer season filled with indoor excitement and entertainment for the entire family at Modesh World. Embark on a thrilling adventure alongside Dubai’s beloved characters, Modesh and Dana, and delve into a world of amusement and discovery. Until 27 August, delight in exhilarating rides, delicious treats, and a welcoming ambiance featuring four distinct zones inspired by the seasons. Discover the MELT ice cream museum and Modesh Snow Park or engage in gaming activities at Gamefy and TableTop ME, where visitors can enjoy board games, arcade games, card games, take part in tournaments, and even learn about building a gaming PC.
Superhero fans will also not want to miss the Batman: The Dark Knight activation at Ibn Battuta Mall, which runs daily from 2pm until 10pm until 28 July with AR and VR experiences, meet and greets, and more – simply spend AED 150 at the mall to gain entry.
There’s more Superhero action to catch at Nakheel Mall, with the chance to get up close and personal with the legendary members of the Justice League. Shake hands with Superman, see the power of Wonder Woman up close and personal daily until 28 July, from 2 pm to 9 pm. Entry is free.
Don’t miss out on the fun and learning this summer for little ones, and make sure to visit Dubai Festival City Mall to watch Baby Shark shows, running until 23 July. And enjoy free workshops in the mall such as The Cheese Platter Workshop on 19 July.
Treat yourself to a rejuvenating getaway by taking advantage of the amazing promotions and packages offered by some of Dubai’s finest hotels and resorts. Families with children will particularly enjoy the Kids Go Free offers, with complimentary admission for children under 12 at renowned attractions such as MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, and LEGOLAND® Water Park until 31 July. More amazing Kids Go Free deals are waiting to be discovered at locations including AYA Universe, Xstrike, Woo-Hoo UAE, Expo City Dubai, Madame Tussauds Museum, Reel Cinemas, Sky Views Observatory, At the Top, The View At The Palm, select Address and Jumeirah hotels, and many more.
Block the calendars for the upcoming return of Summer Restaurant Week from 18 to 27 August – an opportunity to discover the vibrant culinary scene in Dubai and try incredible signature dishes at unbeatable value with prix fixe menus from some of the city’s finest and best loved restaurants and eateries.
Enjoy the ultimate summer extravaganza filled with incredible surprises, unmissable retail offers, diverse culinary delights and endless entertainment this Dubai Summer Surprises, running until 3 September. For more information, visit @CelebrateDubai and @StyledByDubai on social media channels, and mydss.ae.
Dubai Summer Surprises is supported by key sponsor RAKBANK MasterCard and Strategic partners which include: Al Futtaim Malls (Dubai Festival City Mall & Festival Plaza), Al Seef, Al Zarooni Group (Mercato Shopping Mall), AW Rostamani Group, Bluewaters, Citywalk, Emirates Airline, Enoc, Etisalat, Majid Al Futtaim (Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira), Nakheel Malls (Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall, Dragon Mart 2, Palm West Beach and The View), The Beach and The Outlet Village.