Want to find out what’s in store this time for the Dubai Summer Surprises 2015?

DSS 2015 is a summer festival which gathers residents and visitors from around the region and gives us all a chance to escape the summer heat. People can take advantage of 45 fun-filled days of shopping and entertainment at various malls around town. So, whether you are a visitor or a resident, here’s a guide to the various activities happening during DSS 2015.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Challenge accepted!

It’s time for a challenge, gather your friends and family and take part in the Sonic themed obstacle course at the mall. Participants can win a range of prizes and also get the chance to meet Sonic the Hedgehog for free!

  • Where: Ibn Battuta Mall
  • When: 30 August- 5 September 2015

Bring out the little fashionistas

Is your kid the next top model? Put on their best outfit and showoff your child’s talent at the Fashion Catwalk in Dubai Mall. Also, on the first two days of the show, your kids will get to watch international icons like Jaden and Willow Smith in a concert.

  • Where: Fashion CatwalkDubai Mall
  • When: 13 July- 22 August 2015

Meet and greet Dora the explorer

We’ve all been part of Dora’s adventures on TV and now the kids can finally get a chance to meet her in person. If your child is a Dora fan, take them for a live stage show and a meet and greet session with Dora for free.

  • Where: Dubai Festival City Mall
  • When: 18- 24 August 2015

Modhesh World

Everyone loves the Dubai Summer Surprises smiling mascot, Modhesh. This year Modhesh World will occupy more than 34,000 square meters and will include new games such as, The Mirror Maze, The Slide, Valkyrie and more. So why not take your kids for an evening filled with new rides and games for only AED 20!

And, did you know that the whole family can enjoy Modhesh World too? There are plenty of places where parents can rest such as lounges and restaurants while their kids are off to play.

  • Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
  • When: 9 July- 29 August 2015

Tweety & Sylvester are in town

Take your kids to enjoy the stage show and find out what happens between the hungry Sylvester and clever Tweety. There will be three shows everyday for 20 minutes in Mirdif City Centre. After the show, kids can also take a part in fun workshops with the two characters.

  • Where: Mirdif City Centre
  • When: 29 July- 7 August 2015

Sing along with Nancy

Nancy Ajram is an Arab superstar who is well known in the middle east. After the release of her kids album , Nancy is finally coming to Dubai to sing live in concert for the kids! All you have to do is pay the entry fees to Modhesh World (AED 20) and watch the concert! So, make sure you get there before to get the good seats.

  • Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Modhesh World
  • When: 24 August 2015 

The Summer Concerts

Want to watch other well-known Arab singers live in concert? Here are the details of The Summer Concerts happening in Dubai:

Who When Where Details
Diana Haddad, Nawal El Kuwaitia and Abdallah Al Rowaished 23 July 2015 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.) Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Tickets are available at Virgin Megastore and they range from Bronze AED 200 to Royal AED 2,500, so hurry up and buy your tickets before they are sold out!
Kadim Al Sahir and Hussain Al Jassmi 24 July 2015 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.) Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Tickets are available at Virgin Megastore and Platinum list. They range from Bronze AED 200 to Royal AED 2,500, so hurry up and buy your tickets before they are sold out!

Live stage performances

Wondering which other cartoon characters are performing live this DSS 2015? Check out details below and do not miss out on the opportunity to meet your favorite character!

Who When Where Price
Pixels in the City 23 July – 05 September 2015 City Walk

Free Admission

Arts and Crafts with Lloyd Warbey 12 August – 15 August 2015 Dubai Festival City Mall

Free Admission

Top Secret Plumbers Academy by Ben 10 30 July – 05 August 2015 Ibn Batutta Mall

Free Admission

The Stories of Spongebob Squarepants 27 August – 05 September 2015 (Timings: 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 p.m.) Dubai Marina Mall

Free Admission

Want to go home with a brand new car?

You do not have to be a shopaholic to get a chance to win a car! Just spend AED 200 at any retail store in participating malls and enter the draw. Also, if you are a food lover, you can spend AED 100 on food and beverages in the participating malls and get a raffle coupon for the weekly draws to win cars.

If you want to know more about the credit cards that offer dining discounts, click here.

Want to know which malls to visit this DSS 2015 ? Here’s the list:

  • Dubai Mall
  • Mirdif City Centre
  • Deira City Centre
  • Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Dubai Festival City Mall
  • Mercato
  • Mall of Emirates
  • Dubai Marina Mall