Weekend at Sheraton Dubai, mall of the Emirates hotel


Saudi Gazette

Dubai is still one of the top destinations for Saudis traveling over the summer. According to visitor numbers released by the Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing Department, Saudi tourists to Dubai reached 1.5 million annual visitors in 2017, with large peaks witnessed around the two main Eid holidays. If you’re in Dubai for a stopover or weekend with family, stay at Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel. The location is everything. Located within the Mall of the Emirates, you won’t even need to step out. With 481 decently priced rooms and suites, that aren’t steeped in luxury but guarantee a comfortable and relaxing stay, you can indulge in spa experiences and enjoy the world cup final at the hotel’s dining venues. The Majid Al Futtaim property has a chic new lobby area on the 5th floor of the hotel for check-in located next to a 24-hour coffee shop that attracts a lot of locals and is a great spot for business meetings. It also has a mall lobby on the 2nd floor that connects guests to the second floor of Mall of the Emirates. We’ve rounded up the most exciting events and activities you can enjoy with the family. Let the fun begin.

Treat Yourself To THEATRE by Rhodes

It will never be the same again. VOX cinemas partnered with Michelin starred Chef Gary Rhodes for an unforgettable luxury cinema experience and it is everything you’d hope for. Escorted by a host, you are first seated to discuss a three course meal options and then taken to the cinema where food and beverages are served throughout the movie. Enjoy the experience on reclining seats with adjustable footrest, blanket and pillow. Priced at AED 265, the experience includes:

One THEATRE by Rhodes ticket for any movie of your choice

Choice of one starter, main and dessert

Choice of beverage

Choice of tea or coffee

8 reasons why Mall of the Emirates is too good to leave this summer

Win up to AED 3million worth of prizes on the spot daily

Shop at your favourite outlets and win AED 15,000

Complimentary valet and Hands Free services

FIFA live gaming with cash and instant prizes

Escape the summer at Ski Dubai

What better way to beat the heat than on the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai, the region’s first indoor ski resort. For the young and the young at heart, there’s something for everyone to make the summer holidays delightful. Ski, snowboard, zip line, make snow angles, rally the kids for a friendly snowball fight or play with the penguins all under one roof this summer only at Ski Dubai.

Turn up the fun factor with PAW Patrol

Ryder and the famous Pups: Chase, Rubble, Skye, Marshall, Zuma, and Rocky are in town and they are ready to meet and take pictures with their young fans at Mall of the Emirates, from July 15 until July 22. A 17-minute live show inspired by the popular animation series about the adventures of a boy and his rescue dogs has been organised for the mall’s young visitors daily, at 3pm, 6.30pm and 9.20pm.

FIFA on the big screen

Can’t be at the World Cup in Russia cheering your favourite team? Footie fans have the next best thing right here at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates. Scream and cheer with other supporters while watching your team score with crystal-clear clarity and surround sound that’ll transport you to the stadium. Find the schedule on: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/worldcup-2018

Game on for Majid Al Futtaim’s live FIFA Championships

Get your game face on for Majid Al Futtaim’s exclusive EA Sports FIFA Championship at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif this football season. Don’t just watch the matches, be a part of them. Get those gaming thumbs ready for the online championship this DSS in the all-new, dynamic gaming zones set up at the malls from now until July 14. This year, the malls have upped the challenge by designing the zone in a way that 26 gamers can play simultaneously, with other participants at the mall. Make new gaming friends as you compete to score and win AED 1,000 worth mall GiftCards throughout the season and the grand prize of AED50,000 on July 14. Finalists will also get the chance to play against gaming influencers to win a bonus prize if they beat them.

Explore the world on your plate

From all-you-can eat Spanish tapas at Salero Tapas & Bodega in Kempinski Hotel and generous sharing plates at Sheraton’s Besh Turkish Kitchen to crowd pleasers Din Tai Fung, Tribes and Common Grounds, Mall of the Emirates is a melting pot of world cuisines with something to satisfy every taste.

Shop more, Win more

If you’ve had your eye on that chic summer collection by Alexander McQueen or tailor-made leather shoes from Berluti, now is the time to shop to your heart’s desire. Visitors who shop for AED 650 at any store in Mall of the Emirates until August 4 can enter the daily draw to win AED 15,000. 43 lucky winners will be announced throughout the summer.

Wheel of Fortune

For the first time in DSS history, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has collaborated with Majid Al Futtaim malls to give shoppers an exclusive opportunity to win instantly. From July 8 until July 28, shoppers can win cash prizes of up to AED 3 million by just spinning the specially designed raffle wheel. Five shoppers will be selected daily for a chance to spin the wheel and win up to AED 20,000. One lucky customer will also get to spin the wheel on the last day and walk away with the grand prize of up to 1,000,000

Royal treatment

Leave the stress of finding a parking spot and carrying your shopping bags around during your visit to Mall of the Emirates. Visitors who shop for AED 1,000 will receive a complimentary Hands Free delivery right to their care or home, which can be redeemed at the VIP concierge desk. That’s not all.

Visitors can expect a summer full of surprises at Mall of the Emirates with a jam-packed Dubai Summer Surprise program.