Dubai offers exciting promotions and shopping discounts ahead of Eid Al Fitr. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Dubai: As residents prepare to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, Dubai has offered exciting promotions and discounts for shopping as part of its ‘Eid in Dubai’ initiative.

Residents can maintain the tradition of gift-giving with big savings at a range of homeware, fashion and jewellery stores across Dubai. All major stores and big brands have adopted the COVID-19 guidelines and started home deliveries for shoppers who do not want to visit the malls.

Dubai offers shopping promotions as residents are set to celebrate Eid which is expected to fall on May 23 or May 24 depending upon the moon-sighting.

The perfect present can be chosen from the comfort of home by ordering online with various retail platforms or by physically visiting the malls, which are adhering to 30 per cent capacity in terms of number of shoppers or visitors and maintaining strict compliance with hygiene guidelines and social-distancing protocols, according to a statement issued by Dubai Tourism.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has highlighted some of the exciting promotions for ‘Eid in Dubai’.

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. In addition, 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 off and save with an exclusive Eid deal at Al-Futtaim Watches and Jewellery.

Gifts for the fragrance fans

To celebrate Eid, Jo Malone has collaborated with Turqouise Mountain to create some extra special gift options. For every purchase of selected 100ml colognes, shoppers will receive a complimentary Mother of Pearl charm and a limited edition gift-wrap, which is perfect for giving presents. V Perfumes is also contributing to great deals on its range of fragrances with a “buy-one-get-one-free” offer across a selection of perfumes from leading brand. Arabian Oud and Oud Elite will both be offering 50 per cent discounts throughout Eid on perfumes.

Gifts for the fashionistas

Boutique1 is 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 is also offering a sale, with 25 to 50 per cent off a selected range of men’s fashionwear. Residents can also shop for the latest for children, men and women’s fashion from the comfort of their homes with online e-catalogues by Desigual, Jacadi, Okaidi Obaibi, Vincci and Parfois. The fashion brands will offer direct-to-doorstep delivery service to locations across the UAE, completely free. Not forgetting the little ones, Sergent Major is offering a sale of 30 per cent on all clothes, from newborn to 11 years old. For traditional dresses, Mashayekh Abaya is offering 25 to 75 per cent off.

Gifts for the tech-heads

For the tech-savvy, Jacky’s Electronics has great offers on the latest products from Samsung Electronics. With televisions available at discounts of up to 40 per cent, home appliances up to 20 per cent and mobile phones at discounts of up to 50 per cent, residents staying at home can now upgrade their gadgets for less.

Gifts for the home

Hom decor brand Danube Home is offering discounts of up to 75 per cent on a range of home and garden furniture and decor items. United Furniture will be hosting a sale with 30 to 70 per cent off on a range of home furniture and accessories. 2XL Furniture is 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 hand-crafted crystal items. The wide range of selected accessories will be available at discounts of 25 to 75 per cent.

Gifts for the home cook

Customers can also take advantage of the SHOPPINGIFT card for buying groceries at Lulu Hypermarket. This card offers unlimited choices as cardholders can purchase a wide selection of goods, over multiple transactions, up to the value of the card. You can choose from cards of Dh100, Dh250 and Dh500 denominations to make your Eid gifting easier.

For big savings on home and kitchen appliances, both big and small, Better Life will be offering d iscounts for shoppers who spend Dh1,500 or more — bigger the value of purchase, bigger the savings. Moreover, a free cookware set is available on every purchase of a cooker. Angelina will offer tailor-made gift 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.