Season of Discounts Continues at Malls

Season of Discounts Continues at Malls

Several malls in Dubai and Sharjah are offering discounts to Christmas and New Year shoppers.

By Lily B. Libo-on

Published: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:29 AM

Dubai Festival City

In Dubai Festival City, shoppers are being entertained with Music Video Nights at the Floating Stage on Thursdays. The entertainment, from 6pm to 11.30pm, would continue till the Christmas eve on December 24. They can relax after a shopping spree and watch their favourite music videos on screen.

Every Thursday and Saturday until December 31, a community drumming is also going on at the Festival Square. Participation is open to all ages and nationalities. This event has been brought back due to the success of the last drumming circle.

Shoppers and residents may also join another community-based events like Charity Souk, Arte Fair, and performances/workshops. They may also join a Facebook group called “Festival Centre’s Community Arts Market”.

Thursdays and Saturdays offer shoppers and visitors with the Games Alliance Middle East show, which will be held till December 31, while the Community Arts Market is held every first weekend, Comedy Nights, where screenings of comedy classics take place from 6pm to 11.30pm, are held every Monday until December 21, Concert Nights every Tuesday and great Arabic films and concerts every Wednesday until December 23 and learning to be a DJ at Bowling City on Wednesday night.

Deira City Center

The holiday season is celebrated with big sale and discounts in the mall, Padma Shivdasan Venu, programme manager of BPG Public Relations of Tower Deira City Center, told Khaleej Times.

Participating in the big sale are the shops of Toys ‘R’ Us with 25 per cent off for all remote-controlled cars; Jeanswest with discounts up to 75 per cent; Terranova, Calliope with 70 per cent off; Misako with discounts up to 70 per cent; Nine West with 60 per cent off; Phat Farm with part sale from 25 to 60 per cent for Lee Cooper; Dune with part sale; Riskino with 25 to 75 per cent off; Pairs Blend with up to 50 per cent off; Mexx with up to 50 per cent off; Eros Digital Point with special offer on TV; Justice, Free Fashion Watch; and River Island with all products priced at Dh80.


In Mercato’s The Toy Factory, a series of workshops for children are being held on the first floor. The workshops are designed to entertain the kids while their parents enjoy shopping at leisure. Children are given the opportunity to use their creativity and build their own toys.

Letters to the Lapland is another event that offers children the chance to write about the kindest thing they did for someone this year. At stake are exciting prizes for the most touching story submitted by children between one and five years and those between six and 10 years.

Roaming performers dressed as Christmas ornaments, plum puddings and gift boxes skating around Mercato are now entertaining shoppers and guests with photo opportunities.

Al Ghurair City

Al Ghurair City has launched an exciting promotion offering thousands of Al Ghurair City shopping vouchers to reward winter shoppers at the mall. It has put together a combination of world-class shopping, and scratch-and-win promotion, which will ensure a continued loyal visitor profile along with new customers.

In this promotion, shoppers spending a minimum Dh200 in any of the over 200 shops at the mall will get an opportunity to scratch and win thousands of shopping vouchers.

Retail outlets of leading local and international brands are offering special deals and incentives this winter.

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