So, what are your plans for the weekend… a hotel staycation, lunch buffet, facial and massage, perhaps? Before you say, “sounds expensive,” let’s talk all about The Entertainer App, and why it’s perfect for enjoying and touring Dubai on a budget!
The Entertainer App is the leading provider of 2-for-1 (a.k.a buy one, get one free) offers in bars, restaurants, hotels, salons, spas, leisure attractions, fitness gyms, and other places. It is available not only in the UAE, but also in cities across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia. These offers are packaged based on location; for instance, The Entertainer Dubai features offers in hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the emirate.
What is The Entertainer App?
In a nutshell, The Entertainer makes the “expensive” more affordable! It’s a 2-for-1 discount app that includes deals in hotels, restaurants, and leisure attractions around the world. These offers are valid 7 days a week throughout the year, so you can easily plan your activities with family and friends. As of 2019, there are more than 3 million users of The Entertainer App, which has been recognized as App of the Year and Android Editor’s Choice!
Just to give you a glimpse of what The Entertainer is all about, we’d like to share the places and brands offering awesome deals through the app. You can search for your dream destinations and favourite brands through this link.
Brief History of The Entertainer App
In 2001, The Entertainer was founded in Dubai by Donna Benton, who is originally from Melbourne, Australia. She launched the company as a “buy one, get one free” provider, publishing books containing discount vouchers for different places all over Dubai.
In 2012, a subsidiary of Abraaj Capital (a Dubai-based investment firm), acquired a 50 percent stake in the company. Soon, The Entertainer began going “digital” and “international.” The following year, the company launched a mobile app, eventually shifting from print to a fully digital platform.
Today, The Entertainer App is available across 23 destinations in 16 countries, including Qatar, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Greece, Cyprus, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK. Other than English, the platform comes in Arabic, Greek, and Cantonese. Cool!
How to Buy The Entertainer App
You can buy the app online, through The Entertainer website and download it via the App Store or Google Play. For Dubai users, there are three packages available: Dubai Classic, Dubai Gourmet, and UAE Bundle. Let’s take a look at what each package has to offer!
A. Dubai Classic
This package includes more than 10,000 food and beverage offers, 800 attractions and leisure offers, brunch offers, and delivery offers. (NOTE: Delivery offers enable members to enjoy 2-for-1 deals on food from the comfort of their homes.)
Dubai Classic costs AED 495, but there’s an ongoing promo where you can buy it for just AED 365. For an extra AED 95, you can also get Cheers, Body & Fitness, and Adrenaline offers. (NOTE: Cheers offers enable members to enjoy great deals on cocktails, drinks, etc., while Body & Fitness, and Adrenaline offers include deals in gyms, spas, sports venues, etc.)
B. Dubai Gourmet
As the name suggests, this package allows members to save in Dubai’s finest restaurants. It comes with 450 fine dining offers, brunch offers, and delivery offers. It costs AED 495, but there’s a current promo where you can buy it for only AED 395. Just like the classic package, an extra AED 95 would include Cheers, Body & Fitness, and Adrenaline offers.
C. UAE Bundle
This package features “absolutely everything!” — Dubai Classic, Abu Dhabi Classic, Dubai Gourmet, and Abu Dhabi Gourmet. It includes more than 14,000 food and beverage offers, along with Cheers, Body & Fitness, and Adrenaline offers across the UAE. The package costs AED 945, but there’s an ongoing promo where you can buy it for just AED 595. Nice!
How to Use The Entertainer App
As soon as you have purchased The Entertainer App, you can start using it! Simply follow these steps:
- Browse through the available categories and offers.
- At your chosen venue (e.g. restaurant), inform the staff that you’ll be using the app.
- Tap on the offer that you would like to redeem.
- The staff will enter their PIN to activate the offer used during your meal.
That’s it. You just made some huge savings!
Meanwhile, here are some reminders on using The Entertainer App:
- To redeem an offer, your device must be connected to the Internet.
- Offers can be used 7 days a week, anytime during the merchant’s operating hours.
- Up to 4 offers can be redeemed in a single time for a group of 8 or more people.
- The offer must be presented before payment or requesting the bill.
- Offers are not valid in conjunction with other promos, discounts, or loyalty/rewards programs offered by the merchant.
Why Use the Entertainer App
In case you aren’t convinced yet, below are several cool reasons why you should get The Entertainer Dubai App:
- You can save money while touring Dubai. Let’s face it… a visit to the Dubai Aquarium or the top-most level of Burj Khalifa does not come cheap. Using the app, however, you can make a lot of savings on what would otherwise be a really expensive tourist experience!
- You can discover new places. The app displays nearby places (e.g. restaurants, bars) where you can get great deals. You don’t need to look for a deal… the deal comes to you!
- You can order food and have it delivered. Using the app, you can order food and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. Talk about convenience!
- You can pamper yourself. Other than food and drinks, the app provides offers on facials, massages, hair pampering, and more. You can relax without breaking the bank!
- You can get hotel discounts worldwide. Being an international app and all, The Entertainer offers discounts in hotels around the world. Chalk up more savings for your travel budget!
So what are you waiting for? Perhaps it’s about time you get The Entertainer App!