Sunday, June 17, 2012

North East Bound

With the summer activities geared up for launching, Dubai initiated it with surprises for the whole family.  One big event lined up is their Dubai Summer Surprises 2012.  So how does an expatriate like me celebrate this occasion?  what else? Head to Dubai and shop ...or not.

Like DSF, the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is a month long celebration of activities for the family.  For most families who will be staying in the country for the entire duration of summer vacation, most malls offer great great discounts on most of its stores and plenty of activities for the kids.  At least that's what the news says.  To prove if it does offer great discounts, we head north east and visit engaging Dubai.

Hubby have always wanted to visit Mall of Emirates since the last time we went there, unfortunately, when we entered the parking area he made a wrong turn and we ended up going out of the mall again, since the streets of Dubai is always confusing for the bother of us we ended up in Dubai Mall.  However, this time he came prepared, no, not with a mall map, he was just careful on the turns.  Officially our first stop is Mall of Emirates.

We had no particular item to be purchased our purpose to enter the mall is just the window shop.  Anyway, it didn't end up that way.  When we saw the huge sign of the word sale up to 70% at Home Center no second thoughts, we breeze in.  My husband plan was not to take a basket or cart while doing window shop inside the store so we don't have to buy beyond what we can carry.  Again, that didn't work either.  We went out of the store using the cart. *wink*wink*

The discount sale was not yet in full blast, but the discount were already good.  The sale would run until July 14, 2012.  We have a few more days to save up and shop before this festival closes.  


  1. that is one interesting festival. i do hope you get to have good bargains + great, fun activities to participate in! ;)

    by the way, am assuming you collect postcards, too, care to swap? ;)

  2. yes, actually we did got some good bargains. anyhoo, about the postcards. i don't collect them but i used to collect stamps. but i left it in the philippines, i just continued the collection of my grandfather. but postcard would be something new. i'd love to swap! can i start with abu dhabi? hear from you soon.

  3. hello Dubai! I've always wondered what the mall look there. Hope you get good bargains! :D

    Tin of

  4. when can I visit Dubai? nakakainggit:(

  5. Haha. It's really hard to restrain yourself from shopping when you're already inside the mall. :))
    Thanks for giving us a glimpse of DuBai Mall, btw. :)