The exciting part of the 17th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) was revealed with young shoppers at Mercato celebrating with their favourite jungle storybook characters. The Jungle Mania set the tone for fun at the Italian-themed mall in Dubai, located on Jumeirah Beach Road.
DSS brings jungle fun indoors
Energetic performers and an adoring bear mascot shared the jungle entertaining with children of all ages. Dancing and singing along with the kids to numerous fun tracks, the line-up of artists, donned in an assortment of animal costumes, presented a lively jungle atmosphere to propose the shoppers memories of an interactive afternoon. Kids thoroughly enjoyed watching the animal characters shake a leg on the stage, making them join the party as they engaged in recreation with the fun-loving bear.
Tanya Chopra from the United States was one of the many kids having a blast at the show. She said: “This is one of my favorite in-mall shows because I had the chance to dance and play with the bear. It is very exciting and so much fun! I will come back here to watch another jungle show.”
Haya Issa, another kid from Egypt who was also delighted with the performances, could not agree more. “It was great fun! The costumes of the dancers are beautiful and the bear is very funny. I love dancing. They taught us how to dance with them,” she said. The show transported the young ones to different places in the jungle as the performers changed into various animal costumes. She added, “I met so many new friends here and we danced and played together”.
Parents and children can visit and join in the jungle mania party at Mercato from 28-30 August and 3-5 September at 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4.15pm daily.
The 17th edition of DSS is organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and will run until 5 September this year, under the theme, “The Fun Side of Summer.”