year, as the month of Ramadan draws to a close, we look back and reflect on the
spirit of the holy month and all that it embodies. And one of the primary
values that we try and live by is giving back to society and indulging in
in the spirit of Ramadan, Discounter announced earlier in the month that for
every redemption on our app, we are donating AED 1 towards a charitable cause.
And we owe you a BIG thank you for your overwhelming response.
here’s what we did with your donations along with our own contributions.
Our ‘100 meal’ charity programme was aimed at the blue-collar community in the UAE and saw our team members joining hands and putting together over 100 Iftar meal boxes packed with dates, dry fruits, juice, croissants, and chocolates. This was distributed to workers and laborers across the Al Qouz area.
the response was heartwarming. There is no greater reward to one’s good deeds
than smiles of joy and satisfaction! We are grateful to be in a position to be
able to take up initiatives of this kind and will continue to create a change
with every action.
initiative reflects the incredible volunteering spirit of Discounter employees
who want to give back to the society we reside in and operate from. This also
ultimately encourages them to create a positive impact on the community in
their own personal capacity.
Don’t fret that you don’t have much to do now that temperatures are rising and the greatest show of all time – Expo 2020 has drawn to a close. This magical city keeps on giving!
The glamorous side of Dubai is the one we usually see but the city truly transforms into the mecca of culture during the holy month of Ramadan and we urge all our readers to check out all of these places and indulge in the rich culture, history, and tradition that UAE offers!
1. Revel in the beauty of the Grand Mosque
It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold plated chandeliers, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. The main prayer hall also boasts one of the world’s largest chandeliers.
So this is one you certainly don’t want to miss when exploring Dubai’s cultural assets.
So this is one you certainly don’t want to miss when exploring Dubai’s cultural assets.
2. Explore the Old Markets of Dubai
‘Souk’ or ‘Souq’ is an Arabic word that literally translates to ‘market’ in English. They are traditionally open-air outdoor markets with a maze of alleys, enticing you with fragrant spices, exotic teas, shiny luxurious silks, and the finest carpets.
The first souks of Dubai are as old as the 1850’s thanks to the port city’s accessibility. Goods arrived via the trade routes from Africa, South East Asia, and beyond, hence the markets of Dubai have always been a grand display of cultures and traditions from all over the world.
Some of the popular markets you should visit are – Deira Gold Souk, Spice Souk, and Souk Madinat. But the one we highly recommend you don’t miss is the Ramadan Night Market at Za’abeel Hall World Trade Centre Dubai. The market has over 400 outlets for shopping. They also have a host of interactive workshops, special areas designated for kids, henna counters, and more!
3. Celebrate Ramadan with scrumptious Iftar meals
Iftar is the traditional meal that is eaten when Muslims breakfast as the sunsets. And you too can relish these meals while in Dubai! There is a slew of restaurants around the city offering delicious spreads of lavish 3-course meals, frequented and loved by locals and tourists alike and we highly recommend you to indulge in the same!
But, if you would really like to taste the authentic Middle-Eastern Iftar, check out the tent style camps set up in the middle of the desert. It is truly surreal to enjoy and partake in an Iftar meal amongst the sand dunes with the local Emiratis just like their forefathers did!
There is also a great pick of restaurants on the Discounter app where you can save up to 50% off on dine-in for all your friends and family! Here are a couple of our favourites: Broccoli Pizza, Shawarma Hut, Shah Ghouse Restaurant, The Hub 7 and so many more. Download The Discounter app, check them out and save $$$ with our special code!
4. Shop till you drop with a lesser crowd
Ramadan also translates to a quieter time during the day. This means you have all day to shop in malls without the hassle of jostling your way through throngs of people. Our favourite haunts are Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Deira City Centre. And if you want to experience the lively side, then just wait until the clock turns 9 and watch the mall come alive. You will experience a full mall at 2 am!
Also, head on to City Walk and take a stroll around the high-end boutiques – the gorgeous designer stores dotting this beautiful shopping destination. And if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and architecture, don’t miss walking around the Al Fahidi area and then taking an abra ride to get across the canal during sunset.
5. Marvel at Franco Dragone’s Masterpiece
The impressive La Perle is an aqua theatre located in the heart of Dubai and is a celebration of the city. It tells the story of its origins and journey through a spectacular show of dance, music, and jaw-dropping acrobatics. La Perle is the brainchild of the legendary Art Director Franco Dragone, renowned for his past roles as creative director for Cirque du Soleil and A New Day in Las Vegas with Celine Dion.
The atmosphere that engulfs the audience at La Perle Dubai is one of intense drama and action and is likely to transport you away from the dunes of Dubai into a world of magic and wonder. So be sure to take your family out to see this, because this show is bound to captivate children and adults alike!
Most of all, Ramadan is about giving and you too can partake in this generous gesture. There are multiple organizations donating to charitable causes across the UAE and we are proud to say Discounter is also one among them. For every redemption on our app, we donate AED 1 towards multiple charitable causes. So go on now, download the app and redeem any one of our 1000s of offers for FREE!
you feel the temperature rise, one degree at a time, every day? Yes, that’s the
summer calling! It’s almost upon us and with the COVID restrictions officially
being lifted off, all public places have returned to normal capacity. So, are
you ready to celebrate the shift from ‘pandemic to endemic’ this summer? We
So here are the top 5 places to visit in Dubai this Summer 2022!
1. Museum of the Future:
This is Dubai’s newest attraction and is already being touted as the ‘World’s most beautiful building’! The oval-shaped building features an incredible silver exterior facade with quotes by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reflecting his vision for the city’s future. And the Arabic calligraphy has been designed by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.
Inside the mammoth structure, you will forget reality and feel like you have stepped into a sci-fi movie. There is even a NASA-approved space station where you can step inside and go on a simulated journey into space from earth! Are you ready to step into the future?
2. Wild Wadi Waterpark:
Escape the heat with one of the most visited waterparks in the world! The Wild Wadi waterpark is located in front of the picturesque Burj Al Arab and offers plenty of adventure for thrill-seekers. It houses one of the tallest and fastest free-fall water slides in the world, outside the American continents. So whether it’s spiraling spins, gravity-defying aquatic roller coasters, or long lazy rivers, this aquapark is bound to pump up the adrenaline levels for folks of all ages!
3. IMG World of Adventure:
Aquaparks not your style? Then head on over to IMG World of Adventure, the
world’s largest air-conditioned indoor theme park, spanning 1.5 million square
The massive amusement park has four different zones – Marvel Comics, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure, and IMG Boulevard, each of their rides reflecting their themes to perfection! Don’t miss ‘The Velociraptor’, ‘Hulk Epsilon Base 3D’, ‘Amazing Ride of Gumball’ when you visit the park!
4. Green Planet:
Want to explore an oasis of greenery in the heart of Dubai? The Green Planet bio-dome is home to more than 3000 different species of plants, birds and animals. There are about four levels to this man-made wonder and they are namely – The Flooded Rainforest, The Midstory, The Forest Floor and The Canopy. The highest level is certainly one of the most stunning ones as you can see all kinds of birds flying in colorful flocks together. You will be able to find exotic breeds of birds like the colorful Toucans and Macaws and it’s truly a sight for sore eyes.
5. Deep Dive Dubai:
Along with the tallest man-made building in the world, Dubai is now also home to the world’s deepest pool at 60 meters! Sure, diving pools might be old news with multiple diving pools across Europe. But the adventure of exploring an underwater sunken city is just surreal and we are so excited for you to try this activity out!
The facility is equipped with all the diving gear, so all you really need is to get a pair of flip-flops and swimwear. And to ensure maximum safety and vigilance for the divers, there are 56 underwater cameras across the gigantic pool.
now that you have our top recommendations, are you ready to begin your
adventure around Dubai? Download the Discounter app and avail deals on
activities, restaurants, salons, and spas across all the Emirates! Happy
A few days separate us from 2022 and many of us haven’t yet set our resolutions in stone. So, we thought we could help you prepare yourself for an awesome year! Let’s dive in right away.
There are the usual and common resolutions of getting fit, starting to save money, or reading more than the previous year. These are all fine resolutions, but let’s be honest, how many times did you make them, then lost track and/or motivation and ended the year without actually achieving them? This year should be different; after all, it is 2022 and that only can make it unique and memorable.
We have a plan for you to stay on track 😉
Step One: create a list of all the things you wish to do this year.
Step two: prioritize them.
Step Three: divide each one into smaller goals or tasks, so that they become more achievable.
Step Four: set a time frame for each of the smaller goals.
Step Five (and our favorite): be kind to yourself about the plan and as flexible as you can. This does not mean that you get to slack or that you stop being critical of yourself. On the contrary, it means that while criticizing yourself; you shouldn’t be too aggressive, you should take into account the circumstances you passed through, and you should allow space for your mental health. Also, it is good to keep in mind that perfection is an illusion and that even if you fall off track, you can always jump right back up.
Step Six: document your progress and every little achievement. This helps your motivation more than you could imagine.
Step Seven: reap the fruits of all your hard work.
Now that you know all the steps to keep your resolutions intact, we thought we could offer some suggestions as well.
Fitness Goals: whether you need to lose weight, get into shape, build muscles, or eat healthier; don’t forget to check The Discounter app for all the offers you might need.
Gratitude or Memory Journal/Jar: This is also a favorite because it is easy to achieve and its effects are long-lasting. Keep a notebook, journal, or even jar where you write at the end of every day or the important, memorable days. Jot down any important events that happened during the day, your feelings, things you are grateful for, etc., and watch how this betters your overall appreciation of life. At the end of the year, open up the jar or the notebook and look back at how much stuff you managed to survive and accomplish this year. Thank us later 😊
Mental Health and Self-Care: Remember that taking care of yourself is not selfish.
Wardrobe Change: We can’t say no to a resolution that involves shopping 😊
Keep Track of Your Health: The coronavirus is sadly still around, which makes this resolution more vital than ever. Go to your regular checkups, eat healthy foods (especially immune-boosting foods), take your vitamins, and don’t forget to check The Discounter for offers related to all of these.
Make More Memories, Visit More Places, and Take More Photos: you don’t even have to travel to do this, so it shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish. The Discounter also boasts a large portfolio of offers on all types of activities.
Start Budgeting & Saving: Important tip: always check The Discounter before going out. Our deals are all year-long and unbelievable helpful to stay on budget.
Declutter: your home, your wardrobe, your office. Whatever you don’t need could be given to charity; which helps you with the next couple of goals.
Give More to Charity and/or Support a Good Cause: a little goes a long way when it comes to charity.
Be Less Wasteful and More Sustainable: help yourself, your community, your country, and our planet.
Read More and Listen to More Music: don’t forget to feed your soul while hustling around during the year. Also, try what works best for you, there are no rules: read hardcovers, PDFs, online blogs (like this one 😉), or even listen to audiobooks… just don’t slack on this
Learn a New Skill: it could be anything: cooking, playing music, a new language, sewing, decorating, etc.
The Final Step (Step Eight): don’t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself. What good is all this if it only makes you miserable? 😊
Celebrating milestones is a crucial part of moving forward. On an anniversary, we get to celebrate our achievements and look at how far we have come. We also get a chance to rectify mistakes and plan for future ventures. But most importantly, we get to express our gratitude to all the people who helped us be here today.
The Discounter came into existence two years ago in November with a mission and a dream in mind to give our users the best deals with the least hassle. With diligent hard work and dedication, we have managed to achieve this goal on a large scale. However, the driving force motivating us to work with all the energy and love we can muster is our main goal. We aim at being the go-to app for offers and deals in the MENA region. This would never be possible without the exceptional support of both our partners and our customers and their constant belief in us.
After more than 700 days, The Discounter team has proudly presented our customers with offers worth thousands of dirhams on a wide variety of activities and purchases. Our application has grown significantly during the past two years. Today, The Discounter includes offers on all types of entertainment pastimes, healthcare services, fitness needs and venues, groceries and restaurants, fashion and cosmetics, salons and spas, home appliances and electronics, and even car rentals and car care services. Our vendor portfolio is ever-expanding which enables us to offer more and help make life easier on all our users. This was only made possible with our dear partners and their faith and trust in us and our mission. They are an essential part of our journey and of our success and for that, we are eternally grateful.
The Discounter owes a big part of its success in such a short period to the fact that it stands out among its peers. Many of the other applications offering deals either have numerous steps to get to the deal, or they have a multitude of conditions, terms, and restrictions. This transforms the offers from an enjoyable experience of saving money to a whole new ordeal, which as a result, might drive users away. With this in mind, The Discounter set out to change the scene and present the easiest way of getting offers through an application. No fine print, no tricks, no hassles, and definitely no drama… The Discounter presented the most straightforward application there could’ve been to our customers. In return, our customers gifted us with their permanent confidence and loyalty. This is our utmost pride and joy and we thank each of them for joining us on this journey and for the honor of serving them.
The Discounter’s birthday celebrations this year are month-long and are just starting! Don’t miss out & check out our social media channels and the application to find out the magnificent surprises we have for our users all during November!
Does Ramadan have you craving something delicious for Iftar? Don’t Worry, Dubai is home to some of the best dining options imaginable, and the offerings only get better and better during Ramadan. Grab your wallet, download the Discounter App on your phone and bring your appetite. Here’s a guide to restaurants in Dubai offering great food!
1. Beirut Bites – JLT
Beirut Bites is all about bringing people together with great food. The restaurant offers a casual, warm and cosy ambience preparing food with love that for sure will make you fall in love with your first bite. They provide traditional manakeesh, healthy salads, lovely board bites, mouthwatering sandwiches, Lebanese teasers, unique pizzas and childhood desserts. Experience authentic flavours, healthy eating, fresh and highquality food in a modern and creative presentation. Download the Discounter App and enjoy our Buy One Get One Offers from Beirut Bites.
2. Il Forno – Downtown Dubai
Love Artisan Authentic Italian Pizza & Pasta? Then you will definitely love this fine Italian restaurant where diners will find the meaning of comfort food – simple, hearty food prepared simply in generous portions. Feel the flavours of Italy in every bite you take! Now isn’t that an exciting choice for Iftar? Download the Discounter App and get a 20% discount on your total order.
3. CASA DEL BENE Restaurant & Cafe – Dubai Marina
One of the most favourite place of many families in Dubai! They mainly cater to Italian flavours with pizza, pasta and grill dishes ruling their menu. This place is also great for its seafood options. The most important things about any restaurant are its food and service. Casa Del Bene is on the highest levels for its food, service and ambience. The very delicious food and friendly, attentive, hospitable staff make this place a reason to keep coming! Download the Discounter App and enjoy the experience more by getting a 25% Discount on the total bill.
4. Dine Nest Restaurant – Palm Jumeirah
Experience the juiciest food, freshest drinks and the most incredible atmosphere all in one place! Try their secret recipes of fresh, organic, vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free meals and beverages. Wash it down with one of more than 35 food and drink items made fresh to meet everyone’s taste. Dinenest will be your new favourite hot spot for good food, good vibes, and good times. The restaurant is vegan-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, organic friendly and lactose-intolerant friendly. The perfect destination for all food lovers! Download the Discounter App and get exclusive offers!
5. Khao Siam 45 – Al Barsha
Craving for Authentic Thai Food? Khao Siam is as authentic as it can get. Khao Siam 45 Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in UAE. All fresh and prepared products are served daily by the best chefs. They use the finest ingredients only to provide the best tasty meals to you. Their menu is varied to meet everyone’s needs. Khao Siam 45 is the taste of authentic Thai cuisine in Dubai. Download the Discounter App and get exclusive offers!