Dubai: An upcoming mega shopping frenzy will offer opportunities for Dubai shoppers to enjoy huge savings on purchases.
Shopping centres around Dubai will be hosting a three-day "Super Sale" from May 18 to May 20 this year. Merchants participating in the retail event will again take more than half the price off various merchandise, and this time the discounts will apply to a wide range of brands.
“Get ready for a rewarding shopping experience in Dubai this May,” the Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said in a statement.
The Dubai Tourism office said the Super Sale is a citywide retail initiative that will offer shoppers the opportunity to pick up “amazing deals” across a range of merchandise at participating outlets.
Products ranging from clothes, electronics, bags, shoes and accessories will be sold at discounts ranging between 30 per cent and 90 per cent.
“Get ready to shop for the summer holidays.”
Just last month, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, organised The Big Clearance sale, where about 100 top fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands offered discounts of more than 80 per cent off apparel, shoes, bags and cosmetics.
The retail sector in the region has been resilient to the impact of low oil prices, according to a report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Existing retailers are expanding their footprint, while more local and global players are setting up businesses in the region.
In the UAE alone, retailing is forecast to reach Dh200 billion by 2017, with an annual growth of 5 per cent, on average.
“Consumer spending is also expected to continue rising in the medium term, with growth rates projected to stabilize at about 4 per cent on average per year leading to a total spending of more than Dh750 billion by 2017 across many categories,” the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry report said.