Getting a good offer on a product that you want is so satisfying. In the shoppers' paradise that Dubai is, you can bet every second that there is a sale going on somewhere.
But there are special times in the year when the stores here unleash a deluge of offers on a variety of products. Offer-hunters pay attention – here are the events you must check out if you want to grab the best deals while shopping in Dubai.
Dubai Summer Surprises (July-August)
Don't let the scorching heat stop you from enjoying some well-deserved retail therapy. Dubai Summer Surprises encourages you to "own the summer" with an incredible line-up of events, activities, entertainment and offers at the best shopping malls in Dubai. City Centre Deira has some particularly sweet deals on perfumes, jewellery, watches, fashion, footwear, gifts, and cosmetics, with sales going up to 70% off.
Back to School (August-September)
Students and parents can shop for school supplies at City Centre Deira, including books, electronics, stationery and school outfits, and get great discounts up to 75% off. This initiative by Majid Al Futtaim also combines a bunch of exciting promotions including the chance to win AED 50,000 in scholarships, an array of contests and exhibitions, and charity campaigns that encourage students to contribute items to other kids in their community.
Dubai Shopping Festival (December-January)
This one is a no-brainer – one of the world’s biggest shopping extravaganzas, hosted by one of the world's biggest shopping hubs. Brace yourself for mega discounts, raffles, lucky draws, heritage and concert events, dazzling entertainment shows, and fun activities for young and old alike. These events will unfurl at various locations and times, allowing shoppers to take advantage of an incredible experience and thoroughly enjoy the beauty of Dubai.