Dubai is a shopper's dream with a multitude of malls boasting fun attractions, exclusive pop-ups and incredible sales and offers there's much to explore.
Dubai Festival City Mall
The record-breaking water and lights show IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City Mall is an unmissable destination for visitors this year. To mark 25 years of Dubai Summer Surprises, four different shows will take centre stage—The Pirates Tale, Hathi’s Garden, Stardancer and A Child’s Dream—as part of Summer ReIMAGINEd. Through eye-catching bursts of water, fire, lights and lasers at the heart of Festival Bay, these special shows are free for everyone to enjoy. Shoppers can also take advantage of incredible deals and offers throughout DSS and indulge themselves with plenty of restaurants and cuisines to choose from.
Football Mania comes to City Walk this Dubai Summer Surprises. Visitors can enter digital game competitions with three interactive games to keep you busy. The Courtyard is also home to XBox stations where friends and families can compete against each other. Customers need only spend AED100 at City Walk outlets and present the receipt to enter. Catch break dancers and B-Boy performers every Friday throughout DSS and don’t miss champion freestyle footballer Yousef Ayman, known as Yorok, as he performs freestyle tricks every Saturday until 4 September including his famous move involving a Magic Spin with a head duck into sitting catch.
Mall of the Emirates
There’s no better way to start the summer than with a trip to Mall of the Emirates where shoppers can take a break to catch the DSS 25 Silver Parade on 2 July. Make sure to scan all your receipts into the SHARE app with single or cumulative spends of over AED300 putting your name in the hat to be one of the weekly winners of 1 million SHARE points with the first DSS SHARE Millionaire announced on 10 July.
City Centre Mirdif
Fans of Gru and crew are in for a treat with a special premiere of Minions: The Rise of Gru at cinemas in City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and Mall of the Emirates from 1-15 July. The latest instalment in the Minions series follows young Gru as he tries to join a group of supervillains and plays in all cinemas until 31 August. Before or after the showing head over to SALT to taste a summer exclusive dessert made from a selection of tropical fruits sure to leave a tingling sensation in your mouth. Shoppers can win SHARE points worth AED100,000 when they spend just AED300 from 1 July to 4 September. That’s not all, don’t miss the DSS Carnival Parade on 1 July giving families and friends another reason to gather round and celebrate 25 years of DSS.
Slide into summer fun at Mercato Mall where every visit guarantees fun for the whole family. The community mall welcomes back Modesh with a themed indoor slide with 25 lucky sliders winning shopping vouchers. Winning doesn’t stop there, lucky shoppers can win AED10,000 weekly simply by spending AED200 at Mercato Mall or the nearby Town Centre Jumeirah until 4 September. Celebrate 25 years of Dubai Summer Surprises at every visit with circus performers from around the world roaming around the cobbled streets of the charming Italian Renaissance-style mall.
City Centre Deira
Conveniently connected to two hotels, this one-stop-shop holiday destination is the place to be during Dubai Summer Surprises. Join in the Opening Weekend Celebrations with a special DSS Shiny Parade taking place on 2 July. Spend just AED300, anytime during DSS, to be in the hat to become a DSS SHARE Millionaire, 9 weekly winners will each receive one million reward points on the SHARE app; worth a whopping AED100,000. Each trip offers a chance to unwind with fun and entertainment for the whole family from checking out all the summer blockbusters at the cinema to over 15 eateries to choose from at Food Central.
Ibn Battuta Mall
A must-visit destination for anyone with children, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting the first-ever Batman exhibition in the UAE. Visitors can discover more about the history of the Caped Crusader and take pictures with the Batmobile. Spend just AED100 at the mall to enter and you can even meet and greet Batman and his friends and foes.
During the day, Amaya, Connor and Greg lead totally normal lives, but they transform into superheroes—Catboy, Owlette and Gekko—during the night and use their powers to fight villains and solve mysteries. Now fans of PJ Masks can meet their favourites in person as they take over Circle Mall. Little ones have the chance to pick their superpower, get hero training and save the city at this exciting activation. Workshops and stage shows complete the summer fun and all you have to do is spend AED100 to enter.