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Discount Deals in Dubai

discount-sites-in-dubaiEven before you move to Dubai most people will know that this is an expensive city especially when it comes to entertainment.

However, deals are a plenty in Dubai and there are many ways of making your Dirham go that little bit further so we asked our readers what their favourite discount sites, voucher books & discount cards were.

If your New Years resolution for 2015 was to save, start by downloading some of these apps or filling your wallet with these discount cards.

Voucher Book/App

Entertainer Dubai

This comes in the form of a voucher book or app and gives you thousands “buy one get one free” offers.  The Entertainer has been such a hit with Dubai residents that they now have a selection of books to choose from including:

Entertainer Dubai AED 425 (book) AED 395 (app)

Entertainer Dubai Fine Dining AED 395 (book) AED 345

Entertainer Dubai Kids AED 225 (book) AED 195 (app)

The main book Entertainer Dubai is fantastic to have if you have kids or lots of visitors as it has vouchers for the popular attractions such as Wild Wadi and Ski Dubai plus many family friendly restaurants.  If you are a couple and love dining out then consider the Fine Dining book.  I also would highly recommend downloading the app instead of buying the book as you always have the app on you and the book is sometimes a bit bulky to carry around.

Loyalty & Discount Cards

Airmiles Card

When you shop at any of their partners you earn points.  Also, if you are an HSBC Credit Cardholder you automatically Collect Air Miles every time you use your HSBC Credit Card.

You can spend Air Miles on a wide variety of rewards ranging from travel, electronics, treats and gifts, family adventure and much more.

The Airmiles programme is free to join

Amber Card

Amber is a loyalty programme from Al Tayer Group.  As soon as you join (with your first purchase of AED 500), you can start earning Amber Points right away, then begin to redeem them across your favourite brands, stores and malls.

They have 3 Tier of cards depending on the Amber Tier Points you have gained in any given membership year.  Points can be earned and redeemed at a vast number of stores see list

Carrefour MyClub Card

This is the Carrefour UAE loyalty card.  It is free of charge for life and available in all Carrefour Hypermarket and Carrefour Supermarket stores in UAE and on the Carrefour Webstore.  It allows its cardholder to earn points and to redeem them in Carrefour vouchers.

Shukran Card

This is Landmarks Group loyalty programme.  The Landmark group owns many big chains of shops in Dubai such as Home Centre, Baby Shop, Splash etc  You earn points while you shop which you can redeem the points in their shops at a later date.  They also have an app.

Time Out City Card

This card entitles you to a whole world of free discounts, right across Dubai and beyond. Over 230 restaurants, bars, salons, hotels and days out have partnered with Time Out to bring you money off every time you step out the door.

Register for the card online and they will let you know when it is ready to be collected from their offices in Media City.

Wafi Card

If you have a Wafi card and shop or dine at any outlet in Wafi Mall, Khan Murjan Souk or Pyramids, you will earn Points whenever you make a transaction. These Points can be redeemed at many of Wafi’s wide selection of cafés and restaurants or Cleopatra’s Spa.

In addition Wafi Rewards gives you:
• Attractive discounts in over 150 stores in Wafi Mall & Khan Murjan Souk.
• 20% discount in many Pyramids Restaurants and Cleopatra’s Spa.
• 10% discount off Pharaoh’s Club membership.

You can sign up for a Wafi Rewards Card at the Kiosks inside the Wafi Mall.  The Wafi Card is free.  You can also collect points on your phone instead of a card with a new technology which enables points to be collected and redeemed with a simple wave of your mobile phone – or the rewards card – towards a contact-less tablet. You will then receive an SMS confirming the transaction.

Discount Sites


An online platform to place free ads, allowing you to find whatever you need, sell & buy within Dubai. From books, baby toys, gadgets, electronics, cars and jobs, to property sale/rent and much more.

This is an extremely popular site in Dubai and a great place to buy and sell your furniture/white goods when moving.

It’s totally free, no commissions nor agents.

Groupon & Cobone Discount Deal Sites

Online deals and discounts that can offer you up to 70% off the usual price of a huge number of products and experiences such as a discount on a visit to the vet, a full valet of your car, hotel discount, meal discounts the list is endless.

Souk.Com is an online shopping platform where many times you can find items cheaper than you can in the shops.  supports both individual marketplace sellers as well as retail stores who display and sell their merchandize online via the site. Buyers on the site could also be sellers and vice-versa. Whether you buy from the marketplace or from one of their preferred retailers the service through will be the same.  The site offers more than 400,000 products across multiple categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health & beauty, household goods, books and much more. As well as buying items off you can also sell items on the site.

Round Menu

This is an online platform, with the aim  to help you discover restaurants and guide you to trending places recommended by social media.  This site also offers many promotions at many of these restaurants.  Browse by cuisine, location or theme and options will then be given.  RoundMenu enables you then to make an online booking at your chosen restaurant and in many cases to take advantage of unique promotions. A confirmation is then sent by SMS with your reservation (and promotion where relevant) details, and you simply show the SMS code once you arrive at the restaurant.  A mobile app, is also available for free download on iPhone & Android designed to satisfy their users on-the-go. Blackberry users can enjoy their full service on your mobile browsers

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