Wednesday 03 July 2019
Dubai - MENA Herald:

This weekend, be prepared for a jam-packed schedule of exciting events, ongoing sales, entertainment and activities with Dubai Summer Surprises. Here, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) shares a round-up of some of the best ways to keep cool and escape the summer heat:


  • Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Modhesh World, the region’s popular family edutainment destination, which is offering families and kids fun activities across a variety of themed zones. The free-to-enter Modhesh World is located at Halls 3-7 of the Dubai World Trade Centre and is open from 12pm to 10pm on Thursday, and 11am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Families looking to keep their kids entertained can head to City Centre Deira for their last chance to see the famous ‘Justice League’ superheroes show. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash on a journey to defend the earth until 6 July.
  • Catch a show at Dubai Festival City Mall this weekend as Kids Rock festival puts on daily stage performances and interactive workshops for the entire family to enjoy. Engage with a host of famous stars from PJ Masks, including Catboy, Gekko, Owlette, and Luna Girl.
  • The family favourite destination, Ripe Market, has returned to Dubai once again at Dubai Festival City Mall. Head down this weekend to shop from a variety of local designers and feast at food trucks.
  • Dubai Sports World offers fitness enthusiasts a weekend of action-packed sporting events suitable for all ages. Everyone can escape the heat and head to Dubai World Trade Centre to enjoy the many different activities and experiences.
  • Head to Wild Wadi Waterpark this Friday, where GCC residents over 1.1 meters tall can enter for AED 249 only, while under is AED 149 only. This offer is inclusive of a tasty meal, redeemable at the Julshan’s Burger and Dogs inside the waterpark.


  • Shoppers on the hunt for a bargain this weekend can enjoy incredible sales of up to 25 to 75 per cent off on selected items at over 700 brands across more than 3,500 outlets.
  • Don’t forget DSS’s “Deal of the Day”, which offers everyone an exclusive shopping deal every day at one outlet in one specific location. Follow @DSSsocial on social media to keep track of the daily deal that will be announced 24 hours in advance.
  • Shoppers who spend AED 200 or more at Dubai Shopping Malls Group, including Al Bustan Centre, Al Mulla Plaza, Burjuman, Al Barsha Mall, City Centre Me’aisam, Dubai Outlet Mall, Etihad Mall, Oasis Mall, Reef Mall and Time Square Centre will receive a raffle ticket to be in a chance to win an INFINITI Q30. This weekend, the draw will take place at BurJuman on Saturday 6 July.


  • On Friday, diners can head to The Scene by Simon Rimmer to enjoy a two-course menu for AED 99 or three-course menu for AED 149. Tuck into a variety of classic British dishes, such as smoked salmon carpaccio, beetroot risotto and beef cheek ragout.


  • This weekend, Dubai’s most fashionable hotel, Palazzo Versace Dubai, is running an exclusive summer staycation package. Prices start from only AED 850 per room per night, inclusive of breakfast, a choice between a divine High Tea or access to Dubai Parts and Resorts and 20 per cent off on F&B.
  • Atlantis The Palm is treating UAE residents to a special 20 per cent off their staycation this summer. Escape the busy city life and relax in one of the luxury rooms while enjoying the hotel’s award-winning facilities.
  • Those who check-in to one of the 319 spacious rooms at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Dubai Palm Jumeriah can relish in a 45-minute bespoke massage for two, followed by dinner at one of the fine-dining restaurants, all for a reduced rate this weekend.

Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) has returned for its 22nd edition, making Dubai the ultimate destination to make memories this summer. With a calendar bustling with activities for families, couples and kids of all ages, Dubai is the place to be this summer.

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