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  • The Museum parking area and nearby public parking areas are available (relatively few)
  • Do not self drive to museums and heritage sites as they are located in crowded old city areas and parking is a scarcity there; you are rather advised to use public transport.
  • Wear easy to slip in and out footwear as many places would need you to remove your footwear.

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Summer times are synonymous with vacations and holidays and Dubai is indeed the best place to make memorable moments of them. Sightsee, explore, play, shop, eat, relax – everything you hope to do on a great summer is available in Dubai.  Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is a festival that turns Dubai into an international summer destination. More than 6,000 stores participate in the annual event and offer incredible bargains for residents as well as the tourists.

The Shop-A-Surprise program has a load of surprises awaiting the shoppers and the shopping centres remain open for longer hours during the period. Fashion fests, treasure hunts, coolest kid contest, up to 70% price discounts, buy one get one free, buy two and get the third one free, instant gratification of more your spend, greater the prize offer – these are but a few of the amazing things you would find while shopping during the Dubai Summer Surprises. The Big Summer Sale (TBSS) at Dubai Summer Surprises is undoubtedly the largest fashion and beauty retail event in the entire UAE. You can snap up deals on clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics, perfumes, and more at unbelievably competitive prices.

His and Hers is not-to-be-missed promotion of Dubai Summer Surprises that consists of competitions and raffle draws. For six weeks during the Dubai Summer Surprises, two cars are being given away – his car and her car – for every week. To participate, all you have to do is just spend over AED 200 in malls such as Sunset Mall, Reef Mall, Arabian Centre, Palm Strip, The Beach-JBR, City Walk and other participating malls or AED 100 at food and beverage outlets in them and you could be going back home in a swanky new car. Watch the raffle draw live at BurJuman, Lamcy Plaza, Oasis Centre, Wafi Mall, Wasl District, Bin Sougat, City Walk and others.

The MAF(Majid Al Futtaim) Malls and Mastercard promotions during the Dubai Summer Surprises gives you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to win one of two GMC Terrain Denali, a family trip to USA worth AED 50,000, Jewellery worth AED 25,000, 3 prizes of MacBook Air 13, each worth AED 4,000.  You will receive one prize draw coupon for every AED 200 spent at any shop or outlet in Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah during DSS.

Spas and leisure spots also announce their own irresistible offers to make sure that you are encouraged to relax your body and mind. As the first step to physical and mental well-being, you would do well to indulge yourself in massages, body treatments, facials and more. Major discounts on spa treatments up to 30% off, incentive package deals, personal training sessions, full day access to the beach and pool, combination therapies, health lunches and more form the highlights of the Dubai Summer Surprises offers.

This summer is also the time for the world premiere event of Sonic the Hedgehog in Dubai. Visit the Ibn Battuta Mall with family and friends to challenge Sonic the Hedgehog by running a Sonic-theme obstacle race against the clock. Stand to gain prizes or just enjoy the fun of interactive games and click pictures with the blue hedgehog. You could also take your children to Dubai Marina Mall and watch the SpongeBob show and listen to his tales of underwater fun and adventures. You could even get your kid to personally meet SpongeBob after the show.

Every shopping mall holds several interesting events for children of all ages; spending over AED 200 in Wafi Mall, UpTown Mirdiff, BurJuman, Lamcy Plaza, Oasis Centre and other participating malls or AED 100 at food and beverage outlets in them could win a prize in the “Back to School” concept.  Experience a life-size Lego World at the Boxpark near the City Walk during the Dubai Summer Surprises. Watch the Boxpark transform in a colossal Lego toy that is sure to enthral people of all ages.

When you are finally feel hungry and thirsty with all the exploring and shopping around, head to any of the malls that participate in Dubai Summer Surprises program. The restaurants, cafes and bakeries join in too, and offer deals such as free desserts, wraps, rolls, smoothies with your main order.