Dubai Summer Surprises And The Long Weekend
As early as 4:00 in the afternoon, we already finished all the workload for the week. That was Thursday, June 14, 2012 which happens to be the first day opening of Dubai Summer Surprises and the start of a long weekend, today till Sunday, June 17, due to the observance of Al Israa Wal Miraaj or the Ascension of Prophet Mohammad.
From work, I went straight to our place to pick up my son and my wife and to Mercato Mall, the Italian inspired mall at Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai which is just 5 minutes travel from home.
One of the good things during this event, the DSS, is that not only the dropped prices on different items in all the stores of Dubai, but also the entertainment that organizers are giving to the shopper and non-shoppers alike. DSS is just basically the same to that of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the only difference is the schedule it is being held.
For 14 years now, DSS continues to entertain every mall goers and help alleviate, the long hot summer. The activity runs for one month which started last Thursday.
Please join me enjoying DSS with my pix.
The weather's so hot and humid outside but not inside Mercato. Never wasted time, posed for a snap with a London Royal Guard behind us.
The Dubai Summer Surprises was felt right after the above picture. Queued for a free shaped balloon.
Still trying to figure out what he's receiving. Is it really a sword? Thank you for the balloon.
Tay, this is a heavy sword for me. LOL! Perhaps that's what on his mind with this one.
Prior to this pic, we spent an hour inside Mercato's Grand Cinema watching Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, which I will be posting soon. These beautiful Brits did entertain the children who were gathered and attracted by their singing-story-telling style. From simple ABC song to Sound of Music songs.
Tired laughing from Madagascar, he fell asleep. But it was cut short upon hearing the singing-story-tellers.
With the double faced clown who frightened the kids, on their way out of the mall heading for another performance to another mall.
So we went to Mercato's Fun City. Overwhelmed with toys he got from the claw machine. Wootwoot!
And a ball from a different claw machine after several attempts.
Yippey! Nay, tay? I need a soccer field now, I want to be one of the Azkals. LOL!
And our tummies complained. Pizza hut express with their service express, our hunger's gone expressing-ly fast. LOL! Just trying to rhyme it out.
Guard?! Have you seen my son?
Another reason why Dubai Summer Surprises is called as such. For 200 Dhs purchase, you can have a raffle entry ticket to win this Cadillac SRX. Whew! Mercato is just one of the so many malls, stores and shops all over Dubai that are giving away vehicles like this one.
Drum roll please..... and the winner is.... Yuri! Inshallah!
And we.re out. Thanks Mercato and to Dubai Summer Surprises organizers.
One last hirit, Hollywood pose by Yuri. Taken in front of the mall.
And we went home tired but happy. While writing this post, my wife and I are discussing on which mall we are going to visit tomorrow and be surprised once again. 🙂 There goes our first activity of this year’s DSS and of the long weekend that we are enjoying.
Photos: Nikon D60
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