Dubai Summer Surprises: Grand fireworks display, raffles and sale this weekend

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Enjoy weekend firework displays from onboard a RTA Water Taxi or Dubai Ferry.

The 23rd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is underway in the emirate offering mega deals, a huge selection of offers and lots of fun-filled events, activations and giveaways each day.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has highlighted some of the biggest and best family events, super sales and events taking place this weekend:


The Pointe at the Palm Jumeirah will host an amazing display of fireworks each night from July 16 to 18 from 8.30pm. Visitors can enjoy a special DSS menu with savings of 30 per cent to 50 per cent and “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” deals on selected dishes in participating restaurants and caf├ęs.

The weekend firework displays can also be enjoyed from onboard a RTA Water Taxi or Dubai Ferry as part of a one-hour trip around the Palm Jumeirah. Tickets are priced at Dh400 for the private Water Taxi while Dubai Ferry tickets range from Dh50 for Silver Class and Dh75 for Gold Class.

Family packages are Dh210 for Gold Class and Dh140 for Silver Class. Visitors can call 800 9090 to book.

Diners can order great meals at fantastic prices this weekend and throughout DSS as part of the Summer Spree promotion.

Sales and promotions

Residents and visitors can win a 2020 model Cadillac CT5 with the DSS Cadillac Promotion Draw. Shoppers can enter the raffle on the spend of Dh100 at any store, mall or outlet participating in this year’s DSS. Car enthusiasts can check out the Dh95,000 luxury sedan car at Souk Madinat Jumeirah and JBR – The Walk until 26 August and the super DSS raffle draw will take place on August 26.

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This Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting a mega Spend and Win promotion to take home a brand new GAC sports utility vehicle. Until August 29, shoppers who spend Dh200 in the mall will be entered into a raffle to win a GAC GS8 SUV worth Dh96,000, as well as other great prizes such as shopping, entertainment and food and beverage vouchers. The draw for the GAC GS8 will take place on August 29.

This weekend, and each day during DSS, a giant gumball machine will award great prizes to lucky visitors to Nakheel Mall. Located in the mall’s atrium, shoppers who spend Dh150 in any store can try and win shopping vouchers contained in super-sized gumballs. A weekly Golden Gumball grand prize of Dh25,000 in mall vouchers will be up for grabs every Tuesday during DSS.

Shop and fight Covid-19

Visitors to Mercato Shopping Mall can support the fight against Covid-19 this DSS.

The Shop and Save Lives at Mercato Mall promotion will see Dh1 from every Dh100 spent in the mall donated to the UAE campaign to combat the virus, which is supported by the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities.

From July 16 to 18 only, DSS shoppers can find watches from international brands including Rado, Tissot, Calvin Klein and Longines with big savings at unbeatable prices during the DSS Rivoli Weekend at Rivoli stores in City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates.

One lucky shopper at Majid Al Futtaim malls this weekend will win 1 million Share Points to use in MAF malls upon the spend of Dh300 and will be announced on 18 July.

Fun activities

Families and friends looking for a change of scene this summer can learn how to snowboard or ski in a single weekend with Ski Dubai’s highly trained team of instructors. This DSS, the region’s only ski slope is hosting an extra special 48-hour lesson offer that will turn novice skiers or first-time snowboarders into masters of the (indoor) mountain in two days.

At Dubai Kartdrome this weekend, the indoor racetrack is offering an adrenaline-pumping deal of ‘buy two races, get the third race free’. Available throughout DSS, the 15-minute go-kart duels are open to racers aged 13-59 years old. Bookings must be made in advance online.

Dubai Summer Surprises runs until August 29.

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