This is not just a mirage – 5 deals you can use today to save money at the Sahara Centre

This is not just a mirage – 5 deals you can use today to save money at the Sahara Centre

Your finances might be feeling the heat, but we’ve got five top money saving deals to give you some retail refreshment at Sharjah’s super Sahara Centre. From discounts on precious jewels to lunch out with the kids, here’s our pick of the savings that you can access just by paying with your Dubai and UAE bank card.

Al Arrab Restaurant

Whatever time of day you visit, walking around the shops can make you work up an appetite. Stop for a quick but delicious refuel at Al Arrab Restaurant and take 10% off the price if you pay with your Emirates NBD or RAKBANK credit or debit card. Choose from the extensive menu, including falafel and mixed grill, to enjoy Arabic cuisine on the go. Then wash it all down with a refreshing fresh watermelon juice – you won’t go thirsty in this part of the Sahara!

Heads up: 10% discount for Emirates NBD and RAKBANK card holders

Portofino Patisserie & Café

Give yourself a caffeine boost with a cup of freshly brewed coffee at Portofino Patisserie and Café and cut 15% off your total bill if you have a Citibank bank card. This discount is the perfect excuse to indulge in one of Portofino’s fine pastries or cakes. Or why not give your day a great start with a plate of mouthwatering pancakes or waffles for breakfast? You can even tick off some of your five-a-day with a plate of fresh fruit (drizzled with sweet, moreish chocolate sauce of course!) And those without a sweet-tooth aren’t forgotten as there’s a great savoury menu to choose from too.

Heads up: 15% off the total bill at Portofino Patisserie and Café for Citibank card holders


With Chinese New Year on 16 February 2018, why not celebrate with this offer from Chopsticks? You can save a joyful 15% on the restaurant’s trademark fresh, authentic Chinese cuisine if you pay with your HSBC, DIB, Samba Bank or Mashreq card. Not just for the New Year, this offer is valid across the menu, with tasty oriental dishes like lobster and crab to choose from. You can be sure of the freshest, quality ingredients from this popular restaurant, which started out in Beirut before expanding to the UAE and beyond!

Heads up: Enjoy a 15% discount on the total bill if you have an HSBC, DIB, Samba Bank or Mashreq bank card

Lifestyle Fine Jewelry

There’s only one thing that beats the moment you open a little box to reveal the glint and glimmer of a piece of diamond jewellery inside. And that is knowing that you got an awesome deal on the price. Lovers of fine jewels and watches head straight over to Lifestyle Fine Jewelry with your RAKBANK credit or debit card and take up to a glittering 50% off jewellery items and 25% off watches. If you have an Emirates NBD credit card you can spread the cost of purchases of AED 1,000 and above over six months at 0% interest.

Heads up:
• For RAKBANK card holders: get up to 50% discount on all items of jewellery and 25% discount on all branded watches.
• For Emirates NBD credit card holders: spend AED 1,000 or more and pay over six months interest-free

Home Centre

Whether you’re living in a palatial villa or have a more modest city centre apartment, you can transform your home into the house of your dreams when you update your furnishings at Home Centre. And if you have an ADCB or DIB credit card, you can get the look now and pay later as you can access a 0% interest payment plan that lets you spread the cost of purchases of AED 1,000 or more over up to 12 months.

From bunk beds that will have the kids keen to go to sleep to exquisite finishing touches like cushions and tableware, this popular store is making interior visions come true across the Middle East and India. Choose from the affordable range of fine furniture and furnishings, home accessories, kitchenware, outdoor furniture and gift ideas and make your house a home you’re proud of.

Heads up: ADCB credit card holders can take advantage of the 0% Interest Payment Plan for 3/6/12 months on a minimum purchase of AED 1,000. DIB credit card holders benefit from a 0% Interest Plan for 6 or 12 months

This is just a small selection of the hundreds of dazzling savings you could make just by using your Dubai or UAE bank card. For lots more places to save, from beauty treatments to shopping and sports activities, simply download the OfferPointer app.