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Dubai Summer Surprises vs. Summer in Abu Dhabi

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Which summer attraction will make it out on top when Kipp puts the two head to head in this summer special feature?

 

Dubai Summer Surprises

DSS has more than 13 years of a presence in the UAE. Last year, DSS saw around 4 million visitors resulting in a Dh9 billion in consumer spending. These figures speak volumes about the popularity of the summer fest and for this reason alone we give DSS our vote.

Editor's Score 1

Summer in Abu Dhabi

This year around the attraction boasted of 3,741 visitors on the first day alone and about 11,300 guests visiting the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The numbers are double the amount during same period last year. And yet as it has only been around for four years, it is too early to say whether it is more popular than the DSS.

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Dubai Summer Surprises

This year's DSS has around 100 local and international events, such as Emirati heritage competition, Min Bladi Al Emarat, live cartoon shows, dances, and other entertainment activities, the Olympic Street Dancers, McDonald’s “Dream Our Dreams Forever” show and Victor Rubilar’s Football tricks, to sporting competitions and tournaments including Football, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Trampoline, Rowing, Rhythmic Gymnastics, High Jump & Flipper Races, as well as other activities such as Olympic Art & Crafts workshops and a sporty Video Gaming Zone. Phew! That is a lot and for these reasons we think the DSS does offer the visitor with ample attractions.

Editor's Score 1

Summer in Abu Dhabi

This year’s Summer in Abu Dhabi will feature 11 activities. Including a special program from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) including Table Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Judo, Badminton, and Golf for people aged between 5 and 35 at few of the halls at ADNEC. Kipp isn’t impressed.

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Dubai Summer Surprises

Entry to the opening ceremony of DSS is free for all. The entry fee to Modhesh World for kids and adults is Dh10, while it is free for kids under 2 years of age.

Editor's Score 1

Summer in Abu Dhabi

Summer in Abu Dhabi at ADNEC entry fees is Dh40 for an adult and Dh30 for a child between the age of 2 to 12. Kids under 2 get in free. It includes entry to the three Abu Dhabi Sports Council halls and can be bought at the door. Boo for more expensive fees.

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Dubai Summer Surprises

This year’s DSS is a month-long summer festival from the 14th of June and running till the 14th of July. Modhesh world is open daily from 10am to 10pm except on Fridays where it opens at 2pm and closes at 10pm except on the weekend.

Editor's Score 1

Summer in Abu Dhabi

Summer in Abu Dhabi runs from the 21st of June until the 19th of July. And because Kipp would like to be entertained for longer, SIA doesn’t get our vote

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Dubai Summer Surprises

This yellow, sun-inspired smiling ‘jack-in-the box’ mascot of DSS is called Modhesh and he gets on Kipp’s nerves. He is found everywhere in Dubai stuck across billboards and along the dividers of the roads during the DSS. Initially, when "it" was created in 2000, it was used as a marketing tool for DSS marketing campaign, but it has taken on a whole new life now. Nonetheless, as far as brand awareness is concerned we think the annoying yellow ‘thing’ does a good job.

Editor's Score 1

Summer in Abu Dhabi

Summer in Abu Dhabi event has had no mascots till date. Kipp thinks the event should work on getting a mascot soon as a promotional tool.

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Dubai Summer Surprises

Editor's Score 5

Summer in Abu Dhabi

Editor's Score 2
 
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Even though Summer in Abu Dhabi is slowly gaining popularity it is no match to Dubai Summer Surprises. DSS is the clear winner, for Kipp.

 

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