As Ramadan comes to a close, it’s time to honour Eid in a way many have never experienced before. Although the way in which residents recognise the special time of year may have changed, Eid in Dubai is helping to keep spirits high and ensure people are staying connected with their loved ones. In the true spirit of Eid, residents can maintain the tradition of gift-giving with some savvy savings on a range of homeware, fashion and jewellery stores across Dubai. The perfect present can be picked from the comfort of home by ordering online at various retail platforms or visiting malls, which are open at a 30 per cent capacity with strict guidelines on hygiene processes and social distancing protocols.
Here, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) highlights some of the exciting promotions for Eid in Dubai:
Gifts for the fragrance fans
To celebrate Eid, Jo Malone has partnered with Turqouise Mountain to create some extra special gifts. For every purchase of the selected 100ml colognes, shoppers will receive a complimentary Mother of Pearl charm and limited-edition gift wrap which is perfect for presents. V Perfumes is also contributing to great deals on fragrance with a “buy one get one free” offer across a selection of leading brand perfumes. Arabian Oud and Oud Elite will both be offering 50 per cent off throughout Eid for every scent need.
Gifts for jewellery lovers
Make the occasion memorable for a loved one with the gift of a beautiful piece of jewellery. La Marquise will be offering 30 per cent off on a selection of diamond jewellery collections. Also, for the first time ever, Zen Diamonds is giving 50 per cent off on all diamond jewellery products. For those who favour a timepiece, trade up and save with an exclusive Eid deal at Al-Futtaim Watches and Jewellery. Buy any full price watch and receive a certificate, which can be used throughout the year to trade in and upgrade the watch for half the price.
Gifts for the fashionistas
Boutique1 will be marking the occasion with a sale on selected items. Snap up savings with offers of 25 to 50 per cent off across the luxury fashion brand. Arrow will also be hosting a sale, with 25 to 50 per cent off a selected range of men’s fashion. Residents can also shop the latest from kids, men and women’s fashion from the comfort of their home with the online e-catalogues by Desigual, Jacadi, Okaidi Obaibi, Vincci and Parfois. The fashion brands will be offering direct to doorstep delivery to locations across the UAE completely free. Not forgetting the little ones, Sergent Major will also be hosting a sale of 30 per cent off all kids wear from ages new-born to eleven years old. For traditional dresses over the Eid celebrations, Mashayekh Abaya will be offering 25 to 75 per cent off.
Gifts for the tech-heads
A deal for the techies, Jacky’s Electronics is giving great offers on the latest Samsung electronics. With televisions up to 40 per cent off, home appliances up to 20 per cent off and mobiles up to 50 per cent off, residents who are staying at home will be able to upgrade their vital tech for less.
Gifts for the home
Give the gift of home style with the promotion at Danube Home, which offers up to 75 per cent off on a selection of home and garden furniture and décor. United Furniture will also be hosting a sale with 30 to 70 per cent off on a range of home furniture and accessories. Over at 2XL Furniture, they will be offering free delivery to locations across the UAE when shoppers purchase their Eid home essentials online. Crystal Gallery will be offering a special deal on handcrafted crystal items. The wide range of selected accessories will be available for 25 to 75 per cent less for a unique gift idea.
Gifts for the home cook
Give the gift of fresh groceries at Lulu Hypermarket with the SHOPPINGIFT card. The one gift gives unlimited choices as cardholders can purchase a wide selection of goods, over multiple transactions, until the value of the card has been reached. Choose from AED 100, AED 250 and AED 500 to make Eid gifting easier. For big savings on home and kitchen appliances, both big and small, Better Life will be offering money off for shoppers who spend AED 1,500 or more – the bigger the purchase, the bigger the savings. Plus, a free cookware set is available for every purchase of a cooker. For the gift of a sweet treat for the home, Angelina will offer tailor made hampers packed with Parisian desserts and sweets, while Cube by Candylicious will offer a selection that ranges from mini gift boxes with customised sleeves, to trays of 12 and 24 mini cubes.