by Out and About Mag.

The annual, much-awaited Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is set to make its grand 25th return to the city from 1 July to 4 September 2022.

Dubai Summer Surprises

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Organised and presented by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), DSS is the perfect opportunity to rediscover the city and make the most of a packed calendar of shopping, dining, hotel and entertainment experiences for 10 weeks of summer family fun. 

For its 25th anniversary edition, DSS will be upping the ante with a host of activities in Dubai's malls to keep the kids entertained all day long, specially curated gastronomy events and unmissable retail sales and offers. In keeping with its name, surprises will be the talk of the summer with amazing prizes, must-see pop-ups and special promotions. Mall lovers will be delighted to hear about the return of SHARE Millionaire and Daily Surprises, while the DSS 2022 Summer Restaurant Week is guaranteed to delight foodies and their families. 

Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai's iconic characters, Modesh and Dana, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of DSS with a pop-up creation of their world at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Modesh World, which will run from 1 July – 28 August, will give kids a summer to remember with a multitude of entertaining and educational activities specially curated for families. Modesh and Dana will also make sure everyone is having fun this summer with special appearances at shows, events and malls across Dubai. 

DSS will also give everyone plenty of chances to win incredible rewards with a variety of raffles, as well as offers in time for "Eid in Dubai - Eid Al Adha" and the annual "Back to School" campaigns. 

Dubai Summer Surprises

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Dubai Summer Surprises is supported by key sponsor RAKBANK MasterCard and Strategic partners, which include: 

  • Al Futtaim Group (Dubai Festival City Mall & Festival Plaza)
  • Al Seef
  •  Al Zarooni Group (Mercato Shopping Mall)
  • AW Rostamani Group
  • Bluewaters
  • Boxpark, Citywalk
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Emirates Airline
  • Enoc, Etisalat
  • La Mer
  • Majid Al Futtaim (Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira) 
  • Nakheel Malls (Ibn Battuta Mall, The Pointe, Nakheel Mall, Dragon Mart 2)
  • The Beach and The Outlet Village. 


Plan your summer in Dubai and make the most of everything the city has to offer, from relaxing staycations, exciting live entertainment, gastronomical experiences, family outings and the best shopping deals. 

The full calendar of events will be announced ahead of the festival at www.mydss.ae and @CelebrateDubai and @StyledbyDubai on social media channels. 



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