Etisalat MOTB Starts Tomorrow!  Get Ready For the Perfect Fusion of Fun, Flavours and Fashion

Etisalat MOTB Starts Tomorrow! Get Ready For the Perfect Fusion of Fun, Flavours and Fashion

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January, 2023: It’s almost here! Everyone’s favourite Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) pop-up, Etisalat MOTB, the original flagship alternative shopping destination, is back. Join in the fun from tomorrow (5 January) right the way through until 14 January at Dubai Design District (d3) – the epicentre of design and creativity in the city. 

 
Prepare to be dazzled with fun, flavours, fashion and more at this free-to-enter open-air market. Discover new designers and pick-up one-of-a-kind items from homegrown and international brands offering vintage treasures and stylish fashion for men women and kids – including the very latest in streetwear and sportswear. Or take home that piece of must-have jewellery and perfect homeware item that you never knew you needed. This is an epic youth-driven shopping experience like no other, teeming with unique finds and exclusive treasures that you simply won’t find at your local mall. Etisalat MOTB is one of the trendiest activations that has only grown bigger and better over the last ten years, offering the coolest experiences for the youth.

 

But that’s not all! With an action packed-schedule spanning day to night, get ready to experience captivating and immersive live entertainment from up-and-coming musical talent, plus mesmerising dance performances and thrilling on-stage competitions, from rap battles to dance offs. Make sure you also stop by to check out the Emarat Gen-Z Bubble Installation, SlamJam Half-Court Basketball, unique paint experiences by Wild Paint and the must-visit the Gamers Hub – an E-gaming zone that’s sure to be packed.

All beauty enthusiasts out there will not want to miss this – Fenty Beauty is back, and this time, with the awe-inspiring Fenty Beauty Drive In. Located inside Etisalat MOTB, swing by to snag the best products, get your shade matched, and enjoy an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming launches – if you’re lucky you might even score some extra Fenty Beauty goodies along the way

Etisalat MOTB is also the best spot to satisfy those foodie cravings, with delicious bites to savour from a unique line-up of food trucks, brilliant new foodie concepts and even an experiential cafe with creative Instagram elements just perfect for your social feed. There’s a feast for every taste, with some of the very best home-grown brands – including Michelin-rated offerings, craveable casual bites, health conscious delights, mouth watering Asian fusion, coffee and confectionery, and more. You’ll be wowed by the culinary excellence on offer.

And don’t forget to bring the little ones – there are lots of wonder-filled activities planned just for them.

Experience exceptional entertainment and adventures for all, every day, in a city like no other, with the 29th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival. Running from 8 December 2023 to 14 January 2024, get set to see the city at its best during the most wonderful time of the year and enjoy Dubai’s perfect winter weather. Adventures are waiting to be discovered in every corner – from enchanting experiences to out of this world entertainment – each and every day, for 38 days. And of course, Dubai Shopping Festival promises the very best in retail experiences – with sales, discounts, pop-up markets featuring homegrown exclusives, high street favourites, the ultimate in luxury and a variety of retail offerings, with something for everyone.

 

To explore all that Dubai Shopping Festival has to offer, check out Visit Dubai and @CelebrateDubai, @DiscoverDubai and @StyledbyDubai on social media channels.

 

 

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 7 times at Global Village

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 7 times at Global Village

 Dubai, December 28, 2023 – Global Village invites all to an unparalleled New Year’s Eve experience, offering not just one but seven midnight celebrations in a single night!

From China to Turkey, guests are invited to revel in seven distinct New Year’s celebrations with unique firework displays at the top of each hour, starting from 8 pm until 1 am.

Guests can explore 90+ cultures, 3,500+ shopping outlets, 250+ dining options, performances from 40+ countries, and 195+ rides and attractions, only at Global Village.

Gates open at 4pm and opening hours have been extended to 1 am until December 30th and to 2 am on Sunday December 31st.

Saturday, December 31st will be exclusively reserved for ladies and families at Global Village.

Visit Global Village’s website https://www.globalvillage.ae/ and social media channels for the latest updates:

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Global Village Season 28 VIP Packs sell out in record time

Global Village Season 28 VIP Packs sell out in record time

 

UAE, Dubai, September 30, 2023 – Global Village announced that the highly sought-after Season 28 VIP Packs sold out a record number of packs in record time after sales launched on Saturday, 30th September.

Guests will get their VIP packs over the next 10 days, just in time for the Season 28 opening on 18th October 2023. There is a lot of excitement over who will find the golden cheque and Global Village is asking all guests to film themselves opening their pack as one lucky VIP pack holder will win AED 28,000.

Global Village is also encouraging VIP pack holders to embrace the spirit of the UAE Year of Sustainability by planting and nurturing the ‘Seeds of Hope’ that were gifted along with the packs this year.

VIP guests are reminded that they can register their packs through the Global Village website or mobile application to activate their VIP benefits and access their customised dashboard.

For those who were not able to secure a VIP Pack, Global Village will soon be launching other exclusive and value saving packs for sale, such as the Family Packs, while general admission tickets will be available online and at the gates from 18th October 2023.

Visit Global Village’s website globalvillage.ae and social media channels for the latest updates:

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Global Village achieves consecutive international recognition for outstanding health and safety standards

Global Village achieves consecutive international recognition for outstanding health and safety standards

 

 

UAE, Dubai, September 4, 2023: Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has gathered international recognition once again from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its exceptional health and safety management.

For the second consecutive year, Global Village has won the Gold RoSPA Leisure Safety Award, a prestigious honour that recognises excellence in health and safety management among companies that primarily offer services direct to visitors. Each year, nearly 2,000 participants compete for this award in what stands as the United Kingdom’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.

Year after year, Global Villages remains dedicated towards establishing the highest safety to ensure the well-being of visitors, partners and staff. This repeated recognition reaffirms the park’s unwavering dedication in continuously working on exceptional experiences within a secure and safe environment.

Global Village is set to welcome visitors for Season 28 on October 18, 2023.

Visit Global Village’s social media channels for the latest updates:

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Become a street food master: Global Village opens registration for the kiosks and food carts category

Become a street food master: Global Village opens registration for the kiosks and food carts category

UAE, Dubai, August 1, 2023 – Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, announced today the opening of registration for the “Kiosks and Food Carts” category. This category offers an exciting avenue for individuals and small-business owners looking to bring their business to Global Village’s world and display their creativity while reaching millions of guests.

The park is dedicated to helping those interested in turning their dreams into reality, and throughout the seasons, kiosks and food carts partners have witnessed impressive returns on their investments, with some of them continuing to participate since 1997.

Aspiring entrepreneurs in the F&B industry can rely on Global Village’s comprehensive range of services and support to kickstart their journey. The destination provides essential infrastructures including kiosk structures, assists with staff visas and, enabling entrepreneurs to set up their F&B businesses seamlessly, and making Global Village the perfect location for individuals looking to test their new F&B concepts with minimal risk.

Global Village also offers storage facilities for inventory management and supports entrepreneurs in collaborating with signage companies to create impactful branding. Additionally, Global Village provides FTA (Federal Tax Authority) registration support, ensuring compliance with tax regulations, and assists in acquiring point-of-sale (POS) systems and electronic payment terminals to simplifying the payment process for customers.

Furthermore, entrepreneurs will also benefit from the unique advantage of not having to worry about utility bills. With this comprehensive support system in place, Global Village empowers individuals to pursue their passion and achieve their dreams of owning an F&B business and expanding their reach and growth.

As Global Village gears up for Season 28, commencing on 18 October of this year, it remains dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship and fostering business growth. The theme park offers a vibrant and diverse atmosphere that attracted a record +9 million visitors from around the world last season, making it the ideal platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative concepts and captivate a global audience.

Those interested can register now through: https://business.globalvillage.ae/en/expression-of-interest-for-investment 

Visit Global Village’s social media channels for the latest updates:

Instagram: @GlobalVillageUAE

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Snapchat: @GlobalVillageME

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DISCOVER THE HOTTEST STAYCATION OFFERS IN THE COOLEST CITY WITH DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES

DISCOVER THE HOTTEST STAYCATION OFFERS IN THE COOLEST CITY WITH DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2023:  With Dubai Summer Surprises hitting full gear, this season’s city-takeover features a dazzling array of hotel deals for everyone looking for a great value staycation – right through the summer.

From unmissable Kids Go Free offers, to added extras like inclusive tickets to leisure attractions, to spa and dining deals, and special rates for UAE residents, taking a break right here in the city has never looked more attractive. With destinations including the iconic Palm Jumeirah and the heart of Downtown Dubai and plenty more besides – there is something for everybody and every budget to enjoy.

GET MORE FOR LESS

Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, a family getaway, or a dreamy vacation with friends, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf Villas, an oasis in the heart of Dubai’s enchanting Madinat Jumeirah Resort, offers a harmonious blend of traditional Arabian charm and contemporary elegance. The opulence of a private villa and personalised services is the perfect setting to unwind in your own private pool overlooking the shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf. A treasure trove of delectable dining options, from local delicacies to international cuisines, all served in captivating settings is waiting to be discovered. As a guest, delight in complimentary daily sundowners, access to semi-private pools, and up to 20 per cent off the Jumeirah Flexible rate when staying four nights or more. Furthermore, guests can also enjoy complimentary up to AED 700+ per stay resort credit (for Suite bookings), unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, KiDS Club access for junior guests, while kids under 12 can eat for free.

As the epitome of contemporary elegance in the heart of Dubai, nestled in the vibrant Al Mina district, the Aloft Al Mina Hotel effortlessly blends urban sophistication with a relaxed, welcoming ambience. Sample culinary delights at the hotel’s diverse dining options, take a refreshing dip in the rooftop infinity pool, or rejuvenate your senses at the state-of-the-art spa and wellness centre – there is much to explore. Kids stay and eat free when sharing a room with parents.

Gastronomic delights await guests at the Vida Creek Harbour Hotel, at the hotel’s exceptional dining venues. This creekside hotel is the perfect spot to unwind by the infinity pool or rejuvenate your senses at the spa with a selection of indulgent treatments. This summer, kids stay free, eat for free on the same meal plan booked by parents, and get free access to the kids’ club while guests can also avail up to  25 per cent off the best available rate.

Luxury and Arabian hospitality intertwine at the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai in the heart of Dubai’s historic district, where breathtaking views of the city skyline combine with a five-star luxury experience to soothe the weary traveller. What’s more, children can stay for free – and enjoy free meals and free access to kids’ clubs.

For more relaxation, rejuvenation and more reduced rates, kids also stay for free at the Swissotel AlMurooj which presents a tranquil oasis with its luxurious spa and wellness facilities in the shadow of softly swaying palm trees, providing an oasis of serenity amidst the vibrant Dubai cityscape.

EVEN MORE KIDS GO FREE

Now is the time to book a family stay close to the beach, or your favourite mall or attraction for less. Pretty much every hotel in the city, whether a three-, four- or five-star like the Atlantis, The Palm or Park Hyatt Dubai, are letting Kids Go Free throughout Dubai Summer Surprises with up to two children allowed in an adult room at no extra charge, eating free on the same meal plan as mum and dad, and getting free access to the kids’ club, if the hotel has one. Parents should take note that some food deals may differ. See the full list at visitdubai.com.

For some of the biggest deals, look to JA Lake View Hotel, The Manor by JA, JA Palm Tree Court, JA Resort, JA Ocean View Hotel, and The Hatta Fort Hotel. Here you can find up to 40 per cent off the top room rates, plus daily F&B credit of up to AED 200.

The H Dubai is offering a 20 per cent reduction on its best room rates, plus an extra AED 50 for H Bar, and AED 100 for the Mandara Spa. The Crowne Plaza has 20 per cent off all restaurants, plus late check-in and check-out.

And at all Premier Inn hotels in Dubai get 30 per cent off during the four-day flash sale running from 1 to 4 August, with rooms from just AED 110 for overnight stays in bookings up until March next year. What’s more, kids aged 15 and under can stay at no charge, and also receive complimentary breakfast with any bed and breakfast bookings.

OFFERS FOR COUPLES

Check out these great offers aimed at couples in need of a relaxing beach or city break. These hotels and resorts go big on experience, and easy on your bank account.

For the ultimate in luxury, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf is offering 25 per cent off for three or more nights, two-for-one spa deals, and a daily complimentary beverage, served by your own butler. And even the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is joining in, with 20 per cent off for three or more nights, resort credit, and meals depending on the booking.

Get five nights for the price of three at The Habtoor Palace Dubai, V Hotel Dubai, and Hilton Dubai Habtoor City. Or book at the Address Beach Resort with 90 days’ notice and save 35 per cent, or try the Address Grand Creek Harbour with 60 days’ notice and get 30 per cent off.

OFFERS FOR FAMILIES 

Experience an unforgettable family vacation at the luxurious Grand Mercure Dubai which is offering an exclusive family-friendly promotion this summer. Bring your little ones along, kids that haven’t yet reached their 13th birthday can stay with parents with no additional charge. But that’s not all. Up to two kids get to eat for free when dining with adults on the same meal plan. As a bonus, the promotion extends across a variety of hotels under the well-known brands, including ibis, Adagio, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman, Swissotel, and Movenpick Hotels. This means you can enjoy up to 10 per cent savings when you choose to stay with any of these brands across an array of amazing locations.

And last but not least, LEGOLAND Hotel is offering free theme park or waterpark access for non-UAE residents with a one-night stay in a room for up to five people, plus a workshop. Or get both, and Motiongate Dubai access with every two-night stay.

 

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.

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MAKE THE MOST OF SUMMER IN THE CITY WITH THE BEST OF DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES 

MAKE THE MOST OF SUMMER IN THE CITY WITH THE BEST OF DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 July 2023: With the 67 days of Dubai Summer Surprises in full swing, be sure to make the most of another week of the best the city has to offer with  amazing deals, high-energy entertainment, and incredible activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has organised a jam-packed calendar of events this week and every week until 3 September, so be sure to block your calendars  for the highlights of the next seven days, and book ahead for some of the hottest upcoming offers and experiences in Dubai.

FUN FOR THE FAMILY 

Modesh World is one of the must-do activities of Dubai Summer Surprises – always guaranteed to deliver fun for families and friends of all ages. This indoor adventure located at Dubai World Trade Centre is open daily until 27 August. Inside, a magical world awaits, with live shows, thrilling rides, games and competitions, as well as informative and educational workshops. The venue is divided into four unique zones, each representing a season  – Summer, Autumn, Spring, and Winter – with themed games and activities that will delight the entire family. At the Gamefy zone, gamers can participate in the weekly Gaming League and there’s also a chance to check out fun board games by TableTop ME. What’s more, bring your family and friends to Modesh World on 30 July and get a special 15 per cent top up package in celebration of World Friendship Weekend.

 

Film lovers are in for a delight with Movie Magic, which runs at Reel Cinemas over the summer season, and offers an immersive and joyful experience for movie enthusiasts of all generations. Make the most of a fantastic lineup of meet and greets, thrilling competitions, and delectable food and drink offers alongside special screenings of classic movies and the hottest summer blockbusters. This weekend, don’t miss the chance to join Modesh and his friend Dana on a thrilling tour of At The Top at Burj Khalifa on 29 July, all part of the Movie Magic experience.

 

Enjoy exciting circus-themed events and performances when shopping at Mercato Mall, complete with The Greatest Show taking place at the main stage until 6 August, and the Arctic Cirque show happening from 9 to 22 August. And don’t forget to take a turn on the much loved Mercato slide during your visit.

 

At Dubai Festival City Mall, families have the chance to catch the Shaun the Sheep activation which runs until 13 August, and plan ahead for the free workshops by Sxill Lab such as the Soap Making workshop on 16 August and Painting in Plaster workshop on 30 August.

 

OUT AND ABOUT THE CITY

 

Be sure to book tickets for the upcoming theatre performance at The Junction, where you can witness a contemporary version of the classic love story, Sohni Mahiwal. Director Alishan Bin Sohail has skillfully integrated the narrative of the current monsoon floods in South Asia into the original plot, which comes to the Dubai stage on 12 and 13 August. This rendition of Sohni Mahiwal, set in Punjab, transcends the conventional romantic genre and adeptly shines a light on themes of tragedy and social issues, creating a compelling and thought-provoking performance.

 

It’s the last chance to catch three globally celebrated comedians – Adam Bloom, Michael Fabbri, and Red Richardson while they’re in town. Don’t miss this fun night of stand-up comedy from The Selfdrive Laughter Factory Comedy Club. Purchase tickets for AED 160 at www.thelaughterfactory.com for the final show taking place on 29 July at Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hide Away Hotel.

 

Visit the iconic landmark rich with historical experiences – Al Shindaga Museum, and purchase one ticket to get the second ticket free daily from 10am to 8pm until 3 September, using the promo code ASMDSS2023 on arrival.

Immerse yourself in a realm of captivating visual and sensory beauty at Dubai’s Museum of Illusions, situated along Dubai Creek at Al Seef. Alternatively, for a breathtaking aerial experience, ascend 219.5 metres above the ground to see the mesmerising views of Downtown Dubai’s bustling landscapes below and the city skyline beyond at Sky Views Dubai – one of the city’s newest attractions, and one that promises to leave visitors in awe.

RAFFLES AND RETAIL 

 

Throughout this summer, shoppers have the opportunity to discover fantastic bargains at stores citywide, and enter raffle draws for a chance to win incredible prizes.

 

This weekend, be sure to catch the highly anticipated Amber Millionaire Weekend promotion which runs 28 to 30 July, and offers a weekend of exclusive benefits to Amber members, Al Tayer’s loyalty programme. There’s the chance to earn double points when purchasing full-price items from participating Amber stores. Additionally, 10 lucky Amber members will have a chance to win an astounding one million Amber points, equivalent to AED 10,000, when they spend AED 2,500 or more on full-price items in a single transaction at participating brands such as Aati, Areej, Armani Exchange, Aveda, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home, Boucheron, Byredo, Caffe Nero, Coach, Diptyque, Emporio Armani Cafe, Emporio Armani, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Harvey Nichols, Jimmy Choo, Kiehl’s, Kurt Geiger, Mamas and Papas, Magnolia Bakery, More Café, Moschino, Ocean Basket, and Zegna. 

 

 

The Dubai Summer Surprises Raffle Campaign 2023 is a chance to win big by simply spending AED 200 or more at select malls. Upon making a qualifying purchase, shoppers will receive a digital coupon that enters them into the draw for a Nissan X-Trail 2023. The draws will take place on six different occasions until 3 September, giving participants multiple chances to claim these life-changing prizes.

 

And until 3 September, Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Al Shidagha and City Centre Me’aisem are all offering an exciting opportunity for five lucky shoppers to become DSS SHARE Millionaires, with each winner receiving the equivalent of AED 100,000 in SHARE points to be redeemed at any of Majid Al Futtaim’s 16 shopping malls and 2,300 stores situated in the UAE. To participate in the prize draw, customers must make a minimum purchase of AED 300 and use the SHARE wallet or scan their shopping receipts through the SHARE app, available on both Google Play and the Apple Store.

 

What’s more, from 29 July until 13 August, shop for AED 300 or more at City Centre Deira to enter a special draw for a chance to win a family trip to a destination of choice, with hotel accommodation for four nights included. Shoppers can simply present their receipts at the activation and submit their desired destination to enter the draw.

 

To increase your chances of winning exciting rewards, take part in the ‘Unforgettable Summer with Blue’ promotion by spending AED 300 or above at Dubai Festival City Mall to be eligible to participate in a raffle draw. The winner will get a whopping One Million Blue Rewards points each week until 3 September. Download the Blue Rewards app, complete the sign-up process, and make a purchase of AED 300 or more to enter the weekly prize giveaway.

 

And get incredible deals up to 75 per cent off on electronic devices at all Etisalat by e& retail outlets across the city until 3 September. Bag this amazing offer on smartphones, accessories, smart living devices, gaming devices, tablets, laptops and smart TVs when shopping in store and online at the website.

 

GLORIOUS GASTRONOMY  

For those planning ahead, from 18 to 27 August, experience this year’s edition of Summer Restaurant Week, which offers a unique opportunity to explore Dubai’s dynamic culinary landscape. Indulge in signature menus at top-notch restaurants and family favourites across the city with prix fixe menus offering unbeatable value, and showcasing diverse cuisines, all expertly crafted by skilled chefs.

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.

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GET READY FOR ANOTHER EXCITING WEEK WITH DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES

GET READY FOR ANOTHER EXCITING WEEK WITH DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES

 

 

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.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

 

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.

 

FOODIE FAVOURITES

 

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.

 

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Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival Gears Up for Eighth Edition Launch on July 27

Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival Gears Up for Eighth Edition Launch on July 27

Ajman, United Arab Emirates – July 13, 2023: Get ready for an exhilarating experience as dates and heritage enthusiasts in the UAE and the region eagerly await the much-anticipated Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival. Celebrating its eighth edition, this spectacular event is scheduled to commence on July 27th and continue through July 30th, 2023.

 

Under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is proud to announce the organization of this edition of the festival, in collaboration with a diverse network of 350 participants. The vibrant festivities are set to take place at the prestigious Emirates Hospitality Centre, located in the heart of Ajman.

 

The Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival is an enchanting event that seamlessly blends diversity and creativity in the world of unique flavors and cultural offerings. Visitors will be treated to a wide array of succulent palm dates, delectable fruits, and skilfully crafted sweets made from fresh dates and mouthwatering honey. The festival offers an opportunity for attendees to savor these one-of-a-kind flavors and indulge in a sensory experience rich in taste and aroma.

 

As one of the most prominent tourism and cultural events in the city, the festival seeks to revive the ancient Emirati heritage while preserving and investing in palm cultivation, in line with the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE.

 

The festival serves as an excellent platform for farmers and producers to showcase their products, engage with the public, and exchange knowledge and experiences in the realms of agriculture and the honey industry. Accompanying the festival offers a series of competitions, as well as entertainment and cultural activities that add a special ambiance to the event.

 

The Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival caters to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, offering a diverse and educational program. The festival program features numerous activities designed to celebrate the heritage and the customs of Emirati traditions and provide an enjoyable and exciting experience for the entire family. Highlights include dates, citrus, and fruit weighing competitions aimed at supporting farmers, fostering agricultural development in the country, and enhancing the quality of agricultural crops.

 

The festival encompasses a comprehensive range of educational activities, including workshops and lectures focused on the field of agriculture. Esteemed professionals from the Farmers Service Centre lend their expertise to provide farm owners with valuable insights, tips, and guidance. Additionally, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment actively engages in the festival by organizing awareness programs tailored for both visitors and farmers, while also highlighting exemplary modern agricultural practices. Simultaneously, the offices endeavour to provide solutions to foster sustainable agricultural development, enhance food security, and promote enduring growth, all while elevating the livelihoods of agricultural producers and manufacturers.

 

Further events encompass a renowned market aimed at bolstering productive families and small to medium enterprises. Additionally, a date and honey market will be featured to highlight the farmers and their exquisite natural offerings. Engaging craft workshops are meticulously designed to acquaint visitors with the historical and contemporary significance of the palm trees. In tandem, a photography competition, a cooking competition and a charity auction will be organized, channelling its proceeds towards charitable causes and aiding the less privileged.

 

Children will also have the opportunity to engage in competitions and games centered around local heritage, aimed at fostering the Emirati identity and spreading joy throughout society. Visitors can also revel in folklore songs and performances by folk bands.

 

His Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, expressed his thoughts on the festival’s purpose, stating, “The Ajman Liwa Dates and Honey Festival provides visitors with an ideal opportunity to explore and experience authentic Emirati heritage and culture. We take immense pride in hosting this significant event, which reflects our vision to preserve and enhance our heritage for future generations.”

 

His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, emphasized the festival’s significance in promoting national identity and showcasing the rich Emirati heritage. He remarked, “We are thrilled to host the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival for its eighth edition, highlighting our commitment to promoting Emirati heritage and supporting farmers and productive families in the United Arab Emirates. We invite everyone to join us in this exceptional event and partake in a variety of activities and competitions that cater to all family members.”

 

It is worth noting that the festival will be open to welcome visitors daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, running from July 27th to July 30th at the Emirates Hospitality Centre.

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DUBAI ESPORTS AND GAMES FESTIVAL: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE BIGGEST GAMING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

DUBAI ESPORTS AND GAMES FESTIVAL: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE BIGGEST GAMING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2023: The excitement is at an all time high for gamers, tech enthusiasts, industry professionals and esports fans as they experience the Dubai Esports and Games Festival (DEF 2023) currently taking place at Hall 1, South Hall of the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City Dubai until 25 June!

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEF 2023 came alive with a diverse range of events designed to cater to every gaming passion, with cutting-edge gaming products and the latest games, some never ever played! The biggest gaming event of the year features industry giants exhibiting the latest new tech and experiences, including the latest Virtual Reality games and simulators, with unmissable, action-packed days for all the family to enjoy.

Exciting must see exhibitions include:

Publishers in the du Gaming District:

    • du brings gamers together with FIFA 23 and Tekken 7 on their stand
    • Ubisoft with popular games Just Dance and Brawlhalla
    • Xbox showcasing games including Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft and the Xbox Game Pass
    • Telios’s futuristic racing sim where you can race for the highest score challenge
    • Capcom presenting the newly released Street Fighter 6
    • Foxrito is where you can play the world’s first hands on showing of Darkness Road and Emirati made horror survival game
    • Sawa Group showcasing Infini at the Discovery Zone
    • Yalla Play come and play the new 3D shooter game Trillionaire Thugs
    • Yalla Group launching the newly released Age of Legends
    • Moonton is back with one of the regions favourites, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Logitech has their racing gaming equipment on show and amazing prizes to win
  • Red Bull has racing simulators for the whole family
  • Doritos have an awesome 3D game and of course…a few bags of Doritos to share.

The Futures Zone in association with Emirates NBD

  • Farcana The newly released game from Dubai based developers is a FPS web 3.0 game where you can go head to head in a 4 v 4 format.
  • GamePlay is an exhilarating fusion of sports, gaming and metaverse, leveraging Web3 to create an immersive gaming experience.
  • Teach Me Code lets you explore in the on the stand cars and explore how AI technologies are used in real life
  • Drone Champions League come and experience DCL The Game and become a budding drone racing pro.

Other gaming fun to experience:

  • Dubai Police showcasing games including Dubai Drift 2, Turbo League and Tekken 7 and My Child, My Friend newly released at the festival
  • Geekay Retail Stores is your ultimate destination for an extraordinary selection of gaming and pop culture merchandise, while Geekay Distribution invites gamers to experience an epic showcase of the year’s hottest games and exclusive early hands-on opportunities with the following games: Lies of P, Dead Island 2, Saints Row, Undisputed, LEGO 2K Drive, AEW: Fight Forever, Alone in the Dark, Hogwarts Legacy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Kitkat experience is a highly interactive and entertaining adventure, with a delightful twist that genuinely resonates with gamers and the Kitkat brand. As a pivotal element of the bespoke flagship campaign for Kitkat MENA, titled “Don’t Break Your Game, Have a KITKAT Break!”, developed and crafted by the Publicis Groupe Gaming Team, the DEF experience provides gamers with a space to “take a break” from the stresses and frustrations of gaming. Whether it’s engaging in the exhilarating hammer and punch challenges to release pent-up steam, immersing oneself in captivating PC and console stations to embark on a fresh gaming adventure, delving into a mesmerizing realm through the immersive VR experience, or simply seeking respite from the bustling festival atmosphere at the chill lounge where gamers can indulge in a complimentary Kitkat.
  • Magic Planet’s arcade zone is where children and families of all ages will have great fun playing a wide variety of Magic Planet games including Jurassic Park, Tomb Raider, Nerf Arcade and Mario Cart at Stand 14 and Cafe Arcade
  • Superheated Neurons invite consumers to their board gaming area with game masters teaching the all of the games they have bought to highlight in their Table Top Zone
  • Okatu are putting son against dad and friend against friend in their remote control racing car tracks, alongside a robot building area and their hobby building kits in the TableTop Zone with 20% off on products at the festival
  • Retro Arcade Play games and arcade favourites from the 80s, 90s and early 2000’s
  • Virgin Radio Come and meet Brent Black broadcasting live from 2-4pm on 23rd and 24th June in the F&B zone

Food and beverage outlets to power you up so you can keep exploring:

  • du grab some family pictures in the Infiniti screen
  • Cafe Arcade our very own take on a futuristic arcade cafe
  • Chris Café and Swaggers – delicious food including burgers, hot dogs and fries
  • Vietnamese Foodies – authentic Asian food
  • Dunkin Donuts – tasty donuts and coffee
  • Yifang Tea – must-try Taiwanese fruit tea
  • Forest Cafe food truck – delicious coffee and bakeries
  • Saj 21 – authentic Lebanese Saj wraps
  • Baskin Robbins – globally acclaimed ice cream and cake
  • Coffee Planet – specialty coffee to keep you going

Whether a casual gamer, an esports enthusiast, or a family looking for a day out, the Middle East’s biggest esports and games festival invites you to come and enjoy. The GameExpo event would not be possible without the support of fantastic sponsors including: Du, Emirates Airline, Emirates NBD, KitKat, Vox Cinemas, Alienware, Rove and Virgin.

Do not miss your chance to be part of the action! Get your tickets today and arrive early to get front row seats: https://www.dubaiesportsfestival.com & https://www.instagram.com/dxbesportsfest/?hl=en

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