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As we count down the days to Ramadan, now’s the time to take a quick look around the house. Do you have everything you need? Early morning meals and warm communal gatherings in the evening will switch up your usual routine. To help you adjust and prepare for the upcoming month, we’ve compiled a list of discounted items on Amazon, as part of their Ramadan Sale, which runs until March 21. Take advantage of these limited-time deals, and bring home a new coffee brewer, smart TV or a voice-controlled assistant to see you through busy iftar parties. Before you hit purchase, sign up for Amazon Prime to get your picks delivered to you the very same or next day.

1. Best Home Assistant Deal: Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 release)


  • Manages day-to-day chores for you, with Alexa voice assistance
  • Sets alarms and reminders, recites Quran and controls smart home devices
  • LED display shows time and weather at a glance
  • Understands and speaks Arabic
  • Pauses songs and snoozes alarms on tap


  • No screen

A smart device that recites the Quran, displays the calendar and sets prayer reminders for you - the Echo Dot will transform your Ramadan, this year. Holler 'Alexa!' from the next room and command the assistant to log your tasks for the day, in an instant. Echo Dot’s latest installation comes with an all-new improved speaker quality – meaning clearer Alexa vocals and deeper bass. This version features a brighter LED display for time, alarms, weather and more, so it blinks back the information you need even in dim rooms. You can either tell the smart speaker to control compatible smart plugs, locks, thermostats and fans, or let its in-built indoor temperature sensor do it for you. It’s touch-sensitive, too – tap it to pause a podcast or snooze your alarm. Reviews love how they can put it to use to command multiple smart devices at home like a hub. They also add that it’s fairly easy to set up. Check out other Alexa devices here.

2. Best E-Reader Deal: Kindle 11th Generation (2022 release)


  • Paper-like display with anti-glare finish
  • Easy to hold and carry at 158 grams
  • Six weeks of battery life, if used for 30 minutes daily
  • 16GB storage


  • No warm light option

Kindle’s 2022 release is its lightest, most compact tablet yet. Its six-inch display has far more pixels than the preceding generations, making the text and images sharper. Enjoy a paper-like screen that doesn’t reflect any glare, even if you’re lounging with a book under the sun, say reviews. There’s 16GB of on-device storage, which is enough space for thousands of titles. Once the palm-sized Kindle is done charging, you get up to six weeks of uninterrupted reading! Reviewers also highlight its weight of just 158 grams for easy carrying.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year limited warranty.

3. Best TV Deal: Samsung The Frame, Lifestyle QLED 4K, LS03B, 32-Inch


  • QLED 4K picture
  • Has a slim frame design
  • Matte display under any lighting
  • Intuitive Smart Hub
  • Four HDMI ports


  • TV's Tizen operating software doesn't support Google Play Store

Upgrade with a state-of-the-art smart television on Amazon, to entertain guests and family, this Ramadan. Samsung's 32-inch The Frame QLED (quantum-dot light-emitting diode) TV is designed to blend in with the rest of your picture frames on the wall. It's a bezel-less beauty that runs life-like colours, thanks to the Quantum Processor 4K chipset. What makes it unique is its anti-glare matte display. You can choose from over 1,600 artworks and have them displayed just like the real deal, when the TV is not in use. Aside from the aesthetic value, the smart TV gives you access to Samsung's new Smart Hub user interface for quick streaming. Reviews say the QLED picture quality is as good as OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays. They also prefer the separate TV box that handles the wire clutter, leaving the TV free of cables hanging from the unit.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh116.58 for 12 months with select banks. Add a wall mounting service with a free wall bracket for Dh89.10.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh86, one-year accidental damage protection for Dh143 and a two-year damage protection plus a one-year extended warranty for Dh182.

4. Best Entertainment Deal: Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight Universal Control System


  • Realistic flight control system
  • Comes with 180 degrees yoke handle, throttle quadrant and brake controls
  • Flight management display
  • Compatible with Xbox and Windows 10 and 11


  • Yoke handle jerks in use
  • Throttle might be too easy to move

Another gizmo to liven up late-night gatherings, the VelocityOne Flight Universal Control is currently available for under Dh1,000. Developed by engineers and pilots, this Turtle Beach gear mimics the 180-degree yoke handle with built-in rudder controls to control your simulation flight. An actual status indicator panel tells you all you need to know about critical flight details and alerts. It arrives complete with custom lever handles, a throttle quadrant and a flight management display. The universal control system is compatible with Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 and 11, particularly for players of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Reviewers say the plug-and-play setup is simple, and gets five-star reviews from real-life pilots who have used the system to teach. Some do note that the yoke handle feels less smooth when landing and the throttle quadrant is too sensitive.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh79.08 for 12 months with select banks.

5. Best Smartwatch Deal: Apple Watch Series 8


  • Call and texts possible from the smartwatch
  • Takes your electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Alerts emergency services in the event of a crash
  • Battery lasts up to 36 hours in low power mode
  • IP6X dust resistance, and swimproof in up to 50 metres of depth


  • Incremental upgrades from the Series 7
  • Best compatibility with iPhones
  • Expensive

If you’ve been putting off buying the latest Apple Watch, now is the time to grab it! The Series 8 is spectacular, with a host of useful features you’ll love. It has a dedicated electrocardiogram (ECG) app, a skin temperature reader that tracks women’s monthly cycles and sleep, and new fitness and safety features. The Apple Watch has had fall detection and emergency SOS for some time, but it has added crash detection to its roster. You can also now create custom workouts, switch automatically between multipart events and monitor your heart rate as you exercise. Reviewers are loving the Watch’s low-power mode, which keeps it on for a whole 36 hours before it has to be recharged. What’s not to love about this great gadget? Pick it up for yourself or a loved on this Ramadan. Check out other smartwatches worth considering.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh114.92 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh80 and 2-year extended warranty for Dh132.

6. Best Beauty Deal: Philips Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device


  • Long lamp life with 450,000 flashes
  • Light intensity adapts to skin tone
  • Four attachments for different body areas, including the face
  • Cordless and corded use


  • Battery on cordless mode drains fast, per reviews

Zap unwanted hair with Philips’ IPL (intense pulsed light) device to permanently reduce growth. Developed with dermatologists and clinically tested, the Lumea IPL 9000 series works best when there’s significant contrast between the strands and the skin. But, don’t worry – the SmartSkin sensor intelligently adapts the light setting per your skin tone. Four different attachments help you target specific areas, from bikini and face to legs and underarms. The best part is that it’s cordless, so the device goes anywhere with you. You’re getting 450,000 flashes on this IPL device, which is equivalent to 39 long years of use. In terms of zapping, users in the reviews compare it to a slight stinging sensation that is less painful than waxing. They do find that the battery drains fast, but you can always plug it in for larger areas. Check out other hair removal devices here.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh91 and two years for Dh130.

7. Best Large Appliance Deal: Samsung Front-Load Washing Machine, 8kg


  • Large-capacity washer
  • Variety of useful modes
  • Powerful


  • It can be noisy when operational, reviewers say

Upgrade your washing machine this Ramadan, by opting for Samsung’s front-loading washer. It uses Eco Bubble technology for efficient cleaning - the detergent is turned into bubbles so that it penetrates the fabric and removes dirt easily. The machine also has a Hygiene Steam function so add this cycle to remove 99.9 per cent of bacteria and allergens, and improve the cleaning quality of your wash without pre-treatments. And if your clothes are stained beyond belief, try the Bubble Soak function - it removes a wide variety of stains, from grass and tea to make-up. Enjoy cleaner clothes with this smart washer, now at 30 per cent off! Check out other front-load washers.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh108.25 for 12 months with select banks. Add professional installation for free.

Warranty: Manufacturer provides 20-year warranty on digital inverter motor. Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh86, 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh99, and 2-year extended warranty for Dh121.

8. Best Small Appliance Deal: Black+Decker 5-in-1 Food Processor


  • Allows processing large batches of food
  • Versatile functionality
  • Fast, powerful machine
  • Easy to clean


  • Some attachments need more effort than usual to fix into place

Make meal preparation a breeze this Ramadan, with Black+Decker’s five-in-one food processor. With this appliance set, you can chop, blend, grind, whisk and whip. There’s a large, two-litre bowl, along with a 1.8-litre blender jar, so you can process food for large groups of people in one go. A 750W, energy-efficient motor takes care of food processing within seconds, and all accessories are included. Reviewers like how fast and powerful the food processor is, but say some of the attachments and even the processor lid need some persistence to close correctly. Check out other food processors.

Warranty: Manufacturer provides 2-year brand warranty. Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh12, and 2-year extended warranty for Dh17.

9. Best Air Fryer Deal: Philips Essential XL Air Fryer


  • Spacious air fryer
  • Choose from seven pre-sets
  • Multi-functional appliance
  • Reliable, consistent cooking


  • Clunky basket design

Another great appliance that’s going to take care of delicious iftars for you, with minimal work on your end, is the Philips Essential XL Air Fryer. This family-friendly air fryer has a 1.2kg capacity basket that’s spacious enough to accommodate up to five meal portions in one go. You can use it not just to air fry, but also grill, bake, roast and reheat food. Choose from seven pre-sets for quick, one-touch cooking. It’ll do the job with its Rapid Air Technology and unique ‘starfish’ design at the bottom of the basket, which swirls the hot air around to create crisp, evenly cooked food with little to no oil. While some reviewers found the basket design to be on the heavier, clunkier side, they appreciate that all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Pick up this Ramadan essential for healthier, air-fried meals that are still incredibly delicious. Check out other air fryers.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh48.25 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: The manufacturer provides 1-year warranty.

10. Best Smartphone Deal: Apple iPhone 11 (128GB), Black


  • Runs on A13 Bionic chip
  • 12MP rear and front cameras, with 4K video recording
  • Liquid retina display
  • 17 hours of video playback


  • Charging adapter is sold separately

At this discounted price tag, Apple's iPhone 11 is an unbelievable bargain. Running on the A13 Bionic chipset, the smartphone brings fluid scrolling, 4K video recording and Face ID authentication. It has a dual 12MP camera system with ultra-wide and wide sensors. You're still getting a 6.1-inch liquid retina display that supports True Tone colours representative of iPhone models. Expect 17 hours of video playback on a full battery, too. Reviews find the handset true to the description, but they do point out the lack of 5G cellular network support. Add the iPhone 11 to the cart to surprise a loved one. Check out budget smartphones.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh157.92 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh114, one-year accidental damage protection for Dh190 and a two-year damage protection plus a one-year extended warranty for Dh242.

11. Best Home Security Deal: Ring Indoor Cam Plug-In


  • Wide-angle lens
  • 1080p HD camera
  • Two-way audio system
  • Works well with Echo devices
  • Motion detection alerts


  • Not compatible with a weak Wi-Fi signal
  • Video recording is a paid feature

If you've bought the Echo Dot, this Ring indoor camera works seamlessly with the smart assistant. Keep an eye out in the nursery room or the pets' corner, with this palm-sized plug-in home security camera. Once the 1080p HD camera is linked to your device of choice, you can talk and listen in via the built-in mic. It even sends motion alerts straight to your phone. According to reviews, the horizontal camera captures the entire width of a room. The audio and video quality are clear, too. But, do note that video recording privileges are reserved for subscribed users. Browse more indoor security cameras.

Bonus: Add professional installation for Dh117.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh18 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh25.

12. Best Perfume Deal: Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum, 50ml

Calvin Klein’s Euphoria is a burst of fruity scents paired with a heavier woody base. Reviews call it the perfect perfume for evening wear. It opens with exotic notes of pomegranate, passionfruit, peach and raspberry, dwindling to a lighter core of orchid and lotus. The fragrance, then, deepens into vanilla, patchouli and amber. Wrap it up for someone who loves unique feminine scents.

13. Best Coffee Machine Deal: Nespresso Inissia Black Coffee Machine


  • Heats up 700ml of water in 25 seconds
  • Prepares nine cups of espresso and lungo coffees
  • 19-bar pressure pump
  • Space-saving design


  • Can be noisy, per reviews

Welcome early suhoor mornings with a cuppa brewed in under a minute. Nespresso's Inissia coffee machine prepares espresso and lungo using a 19-bar pressure pump and only has two straightforward buttons. The 700ml water tank heats up water in 25 seconds for up to nine cups! What makes this deal even better is the complimentary set of 14 capsules that come with the appliance. Reviews say capsules of other brands work just as well.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh29 and two years for Dh41.

14. Best Fashion Deal: Guess Women's Alby Toggle Tote Bag

Snag a chic tote bag by Guess, for over 30 per cent off the original value. The Alby Toggle Tote is a classic leather handbag in black, featuring the brand’s peony logo all over. It has a detachable inner pouch with zip, and is spacious enough to fit all your essentials as you head out for the day. With a comfortable shoulder strap, accented with Guess’s chic hook and ring closure, it’s a must-have for the modern woman.

15. Best Accessories Deal: Casio Analog-Digital Black Dial Men's Watch

This stunning G-Shock Casio watch puts the day, date and month clearly on display. It's also capable of setting five daily alarms, so you don't have to keep your pricier smartwatch on at all times. Complete with 31 time zones, shock resistance, 200-metre water resistance and LED lighting, this durable wristwatch is a reliable companion for the month ahead. Reviews do point out that the 22mm band width might run small for some wrists. Check out all-black watches here.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh18 and two years for Dh25.

16. Best Shoe Deal: Skechers Go Walk 6 Men's Walking Shoe

If you're looking to get some steps in after a heavy meal, walk on air-cooled memory foam in the Skechers' Go Walk 6 pair. The slip-on design makes it easier for you to put the shoes on and head out, and the lack of heel adds to the comfort. There's cushioning in the midsole and insole, along with high-rebound support to help you tackle long distances. The pair could make a thoughtful gift for a loved one, as well. Browse more walking shoes here.

17. Best Skincare Deal: Eucerin DermoPurifyer Cleansing Gel, Acne-Prone Skin, 200ml

Pamper your acne-prone skin with a cleansing gel by Eucerin. From our expert-recommended DermoPurifyer range, this cleanser removes excess sebum, dirt and makeup without soap. Its frangrance-free and non-comedogenic formula is composed of 6% ampho-tensides, which is a gentle surfectant and antibacterial in nature to prevent bacterial growth. Reviews with sensitive skin say they've noticed their blemishes fading away immediately after use.

18. Best Grocery Deal: Evian Mineral Water, Case of 24 x 500ml

Break your fast with water sourced directly from the French Alps. Crisp, refreshing and naturally hydrating, Evian mineral water is painstakingly filtered over 15 years, having passed through layers of protected underground rock in the Alps. There are 24 bottles of 500ml capacity in this deal pack. Reserve the natural mineral water for special guests or treat the family with a chilled pitcher at the table. See other great grocery deals from the Ramadan Sale.

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