At this time of year when the springy yellow straw-like character Modhesh pops up just about everywhere, it can only mean one thing. Dubai Summer Surprises is back! A welcome cool and summer oasis from the region’s sizzling temperatures, the 43-day fest is set to offer discounted shopping experiences, world-class events and enough entertainment to keep the kids entertained throughout the holidays.
Retail Therapy! Enjoy discounts from luxury stores, vouchers for almost anything your heart desires, and even chances to win anything from a car to airline tickets to anywhere you please! Who wants to go shopping this weekend? We know Netflix and take-out is going to have to wait until summer is over! Check out the list below to see our favourite promotions and offers this month.
Pick up a Bargain: It’s your chance to scoop up some major discounts at Ibn Battuta Mall, as they’re handing out some amazing discounts! It starts with spending only Dhs300 and then five lucky winners will receive vouchers worth Dhs10,000 every week for six weeks. You could win some fantastic deals on anything from clothes to home décor. We know we’ll be visiting soon! INFO: 9 Jul-20 Aug, Ibn Battuta Mall.
Get your hands on some vouchers: Ever wish you had some extra vouchers on hand? For spending only Dhs200 you could win vouchers worth Dhs10,000. It’s a weekly draw, so your chances are looking pretty good! INFO: 7 Jul-20 Aug, Dragon Mart 2
Scents and Shades: Summer’s here, which means we want to get our hands on sunglasses and perfume to beat this season’s heat! Paris Gallery is offering the best discounts on their luxury collections, from all around the world. We know we’ve got to buy some mirrored shades that all the celebs are rocking this season. INFO: 9 Jul-20 Aug, Paris Gallery outlets.
Spend and Win a New Car! Now winning prizes can often be chances like one in one million, but not with this amazing opportunity. There’ll be two winners every week for six weeks! Guess what your prize is? A brand new Infiniti Q50. All you have to do is spend only Dhs200. That’s right. You read this correctly. Now go over to any of the participating malls and claim your prize! INFO: 9 Jul-20 Aug, Al Bustan Centre Al Ghurair Centre, Arabian Centre, Bin Sougat Centre, BurJuman Centre, Century Mall Etihad Mall, Barsha Mall, Karama Centre, Oasis Mall Sunset Mall, Twin Tower, Palm Strip, Times Square Centre, Uptown Mirdiff, Dubai Outlet Mall, Al Madina City Centre Shindaga, City Centre Me’aisem, City Walk and Boxpark.
Dream Holidays: Finally go on that dream vacation by spending only Dhs300 or more, for a chance to win airline tickets to anywhere you please! It gets even better. If you spend Dhs1,500 or more, you’re guaranteed an instant prize! We’ve always wanted a trip to Bora Bora, just like the Kardashians! INFO: 7 Jul-20 Aug, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.
For a more spontaneous movie-style kind of way of travelling, if you spend only Dhs450, you could buy yourself a cute handbag, but also win a mystery luxury trip. How’s it spontaneous? You spin a globe and travel to wherever it lands! INFO: 7 Jul-20 Aug, Mall of the Emirates.
Finally, try your luck to win a trip for four to Mauritius! If you don’t win that, you’d have to settle for the Cadillac Escalade, or maybe even the jewellery worth Dhs25,000. Who are we kidding? All these prizes sound amazing! Spend only Dhs200 at Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah’s retail stores, for a chance to win these amazing rewards! INFO: 9 Jul-20 Aug, Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah.
Cheap as Chips! Have a delicious meal with the family at participating restaurants and get discount vouchers for your child’s entry to some fun centres and exciting attractions. Check out your favourite restaurants and see if they’re offering these awesome vouchers! INFO: 14 Jul-16 July, Ibn Battuta Mall. 21 Jul-23 Jul, Mall of the Emirates. 28 July-30 Jul, City Centre Mirdif.
Dubai to your Door: For those of you just a little too lazy or busy to step outside the house, don’t worry, we’ve got your back! The discounts don’t stop online, and Dubai Duty Free allows you enjoy 5% off on their online store. There’s no need to deal with the traffic or long lines at the shopping malls. You can just relax while you browse through their selection of world class products. In fact, that does sound like a perfect and lazy Saturday plan! INFO: online.dubaidutyfree.com
Family Fun: Keep the kids busy with discounts on Aqua Fun, Splash Pad and Reel Cinemas or head to The Beach for a nice meal every Monday at Real Madrid Café while the children can have a train ride along The Beach for only Dhs10. INFO: 9 Jul-20 Aug, The Beach
Kids, kids, kids!
For anyone from families to theatre lovers, Modhesh has stage shows that could be enjoyed by anyone! They’re offering cutesy plays for the children featuring circuses and giant bubbles, and attractions for adults like professional magicians, choreographed dancing and 3D art. Like we said, there’s something for everyone! Check the list down below of all the awesome acts Modhesh World has this summer.
Magical Garden: Definitely a show for the kids and parents, the show promises a learning experience through mystical creatures and a magical garden.
Modhesh Universe Adventure: Watch your children’s favourite summer mascot, Modhesh, show the importance of adventure and friendship as he explores a new universe.
Under the Sea: This show is for all the little boys and girls who still want to be mermaids, (we still want to be mermaids, so expect us there) as the story takes you through an underwater journey with giant bubbles and magical creatures.
The Big Story: Perfect for anyone who loves bedtime stories, this show is based on all our favourite childhood books!
Magic Phil: No-one ever grows out of believing in magic, so be there to watch Magic Phil light up Modhesh World with some amusing banter and cool tricks. The whole family will love this one!
Aura’s Circus: Watch a jam-packed act, full of trained performers that will even offer a workshop to teach some of their skills to your children!
Modhesh show and meet and greet: An interactive show for the kids as they dance around with Modhesh and meet him on stage for a photo and a fun memory to look back upon.
Diablo: The winner of ‘Spain’s got Talent’, Louis brings his daring performance to Modhesh World, and shows off his skills when it comes to extreme heights.
3D Art exhibition: For all the art lovers in the land, Jose Quiceno, and internationally recognized artist, is bring his 3D art installation to Modhesh world every three days. Expect some trippy illusions and realistic looking exhibits!
Speed Painting: Impressive to watch and with amazing results, an artist will show off his skills in creating art in seconds. We can’t even draw decent stick figures in an hour, so this should be good!
B-Boys: An award winning group is bringing a precisely choreographed dance to Modhesh World, to give the people a taste of street dance!
Here we listed just for you the attractions you must definitely try while being at Modhesh World. Whether you want to have fun with your friends or spend some quality time with your family, let’s stay there’s something for everyone and trust us you’ll be sure to find your happiness in there!
Dewa Action Planet: If you’re looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush then this is the perfect stop for you. From climbing walls to large slides you’ll be in for something quite sensational. If you want to test your friends head to the heart pounding arena as you’ll be racing your pals in an amazing race.
Haunted House: If you love having goose bumps and spine chilling experiences, then this is what you need. Scary ghosts and paranormal sightings, head to the Haunted House for one experience you won’t forget.
Nickelodeon: Wanna have a picnic with Dora the Explorer, play mini gold with Sponge Bob or try an obstacle course that’ll transform you into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Well, let us just tell you that Nickelodeon has is it all for you!
Petting Farm: Animal lovers this one’s for you! Here you’ll be surrounded lots of animals such as adorable bunny rabbits, tiny turtles, chickens, a goat, a pony as well as scary snakes and lizards for the most audacious. You can even bring your little nephew as this attraction’s open for everyone – children and grownups!
Toddler Town: Kids are not left out as they can also enjoy some real fun at the Toddler Town. This year, an all-day crèche will allow them to play interactive games while having a lively time. There’s even a sensory class for babies from three months to 18 month that will bring focus on developing physical, social and emotional skills. Isn’t that just great?
Ice Rink: Bring out your inner ice princess while gliding against smooth ice. This summer, Modhesh World’s brings back a bigger and better and ice rink for all the sliding lovers. Everyone can access the ice rink so bring your family and friends and have fun together.
Food Trucks: Feeling hungry while having so much fun? Great news then – popular food trucks will serve you up a large choice of colourful dishes. Using fresh cooking techniques and fusion flavours, let’s say your taste buds will be in for one great experience. From traditional fish and chips, Saj, burritos to yummy burgers and gelato, you’ll have it all!
INFO: Modhesh World, from 27 Jun-27 Aug, Sat-Wed 10am-midnight, Thu-Fri 10am-10pm, entry Dhs20, free for children aged below three, Dubai World Trade Centre Halls 1-8, Dubai, visitdubai.com/en/events/modhesh-world-2016