Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is in full swing after kicking off a week ago with a new shopping initiative called the Big Summer Sale. Also this past week, Alserkal Avenue’s Mojo Gallery hosted work by six contemporary artists in an exhibition that lasts through mid-September.
DSS Big Summer Sale
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This year DSS runs through early September, but the Big Summer Sale is wrapping up this week after ten days of deep discounts on items from some of the most popular brands in the world. The Big Summer Sale is still taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Zabeel Halls two and three, but it’s almost over—for this year anyway. The Big Summer Sale comes to an end on Saturday night at 11 p.m., so better hit the sale if you haven’t had a chance to yet.
If you completely missed out on the Big Summer Sale, there are still plenty of other deals to be had throughout DSS this year as more than 6,000 stores are participating in the event, so keep an eye out for those. Also DSS is bringing lots of big names in entertainment to Dubai, including Willow and Jaden Smith, among others.
Facets at Alserkal Avenue’s Mojo Gallery
Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue
Mojo Gallery at Alserkal Avenue started hosting the show Facets on May 25, and there’s still plenty of time to catch it as the exhibition runs through Sept. 14. Facets features the work of Abu Elnaga, Masamvu, da Silva, Diba, Mpah Doo and Erruas—six of Africa’s most well-known and exciting contemporary artists. The pieces in the show are different takes on conceptual art and how art can be used to create visual expressions from out of Africa.
Abu Elnaga is from Egypt, while Erruas is from Morocco, and Mpah Doo is from Cameroon. Diba hails from Senegal, da Silva lives in West Africa, and Masamvu lives in Zimbabwe.