Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in the UAE with the ENTERTAINER

The ENTERTAINER, a popular lifestyle and savings app founded in Dubai, has made a comeback with its new and improved product, ENTERTAINER 2024. The ENTERTAINER 2024 now offers a bigger and better selection of Buy One Get One Free offers across various categories. So now there’s really something for everyone.  Enjoy, save, love and repeat with your family at these top 10 spots in the UAE:  A brunch to remember From a double chocolate fountain to live cooking stations, Crescendo has it all for families looking to go out for a fun-tastic brunch.  Where: Crescendo at Anantara The Palm Dubai ResortOffer: Buy One Get One Free on Saturday Fork & Cork BrunchEstimated savings: AED 635  Soak up the sun and fun at SuqSituated beside a serene beach, Suq Restaurant offers a tranquil outdoor terrace and picturesque pool garden view. With a kids play area, ice cream station and chocolate fountain there’s lots to keep the little ones entertained while parents indulge in delicious dim sums, British roasts and much more.  Where: Suq Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah BeachOffer: Buy One Get One Free on Saturday brunchEstimated savings: AED 420 Family thrills at Motiongate Enjoy jaw-dropping shows, adrenaline-pumping rides and endless movie themed fun. Motiongate is a must visit attraction for both children and adults. Where: Motiongate at Dubai Parks and ResortsOffer: Buy One Get One Free on 1-Day General AdmissionEstimated savings: AED 330 Say hello to everyone’s favourite cartoon characters & heroesKids get to meet and greet their all-time faves - from the Powerpuff Girls and his crew to Spider-Man, Thor and even the Powerpuff Girls at IMG Worlds of Adventure. Thrill seeking families can look forward to enjoying heart-racing rides based on popular cartoon network characters, iconic Marvel superheroes and colossal dinosaurs.  Where: IMG Worlds of AdventureOffer: Buy One Get One Free on General AdmissionEstimated savings: AED 345 The formula for funPlan the ultimate day of family fun at Wild Wadi. The lazy river practically beckons you with the promise of a chill and relaxing time while the thrill-seekers have a go in the wave pool. The list of exciting rides goes on… from Tantrum Ally to Master Blaster and many more. Visit now and let the good times roll. Where: Wild Wadi, JumeirahOffer: Buy One Get One Free on All-Day General AdmissionEstimated savings: AED 275 for kids 1.1m & below World’s largest water parkTime to pull out all the stops and visit the world’s largest water park that has over 105 slides, attractions and experiences. If family centric is what you were looking for then this is the perfect option.Where: Atlantis Aquaventure at Atlantis The PalmOffer: Buy One Get One Free on Dolphin Meet & Greet + Waterpark Admission TicketEstimated savings: AED 763 So. Crazy. GoodNo matter which burger you’re craving, Black Tap serves brilliant bites paired with the best and most innovative shakes that are practically edible art. It’s not just food, it’s a nostalgia-packed, Insta-ready experience. Where: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Multiple Locations Offer: Buy One Get One Free on Main Courses Estimated savings: AED 75 Take a breakIf you’re looking for the definition of heavenly then Café Bateel is the place to be. Where: Cafe Bateel at Multiple LocationsOffer: Buy One Get One Free on Main CoursesEstimated savings: AED 60 Italian is the way to goCraving an authentic Italian meal? Pop by Carluccio’s and enjoy Piedmont-style cuisine and fantastic views. The cozy booths present comfortable options for families and large groups. Where: Carluccio's at Multiple LocationsOffer: Buy One Get One Free on Main Menu ItemsEstimated savings: AED 50 Talk about Cloud 9Discover the perfect staycation amid the distinctive Arabian landscapes of deserts, beaches and mountains at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort. Enjoy a memorable stay where 1.5 kilometers of exclusive beachfront offers a vibrant atmosphere filled with excitement and family-friendly activities. Where: Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort at Ras Al KhaimahOffer: Buy One Get One Free on 1 night: AED 1,200 + junior suite beach access villa + breakfastEstimated savings: AED 1,200 Do more of what you love for less with the ENTERTAINER 2024For a limited time, customers purchasing the new ENTERTAINER 2024 product will gain instant access to the 2023 offers. This means a 13-month subscription for the price of 12, with December 2023 included for free. Don’t miss this special offer. Enjoy, save, love and repeat with ENTERTAINER 2024.

ENTERTAINER founder-CEO Donna Benton drives launch of new products for 2024

Dubai founded popular lifestyle and savings app, the ENTERTAINER, has announced the launch of its latest 2024 products in the UAE and once again redefine the way people enjoy their favourite experiences. This development comes on the heels of the return of the Founder, Donna Benton, as CEO leading the charge to take the ENTERTAINER to new heights of success and innovation.What’s new at the ENTERTAINER?Donna’s visionary leadership has paved the way for the return of quality merchants and customer favourites, alongside the addition of new merchants, resulting in a comprehensive selection of over 7,000 Buy One Get One Free offers in Dubai that cater to diverse lifestyles.  Users have a lot to look forward to as the ENTERTAINER has gone back to its roots – focusing on Buy One Get One Free offers across all categories from top dining spots and restaurants to theme parks, water parks, spas, salons, fitness centres, attractions, hotel accommodation and much more.  From this year, the ENTERTAINER has one single Dubai product that features all the offers (hint: to old ENTERTAINER users this means that ‘Fine Dining’ is now included).  Customers can also now add up to 3 family or friends on their account so they can access and enjoy all the amazing offers as well.  The membership has been restored to an annual subscription model which is valid from January till December - allowing for more structure and confidence that your favourite merchants will be there all year long.  Plus, if you buy now, you get immediate access to all offers – so 13 months for the price of 12.Popular merchants (old favourites and new ones) are back!Since Donna’s return to the ENTERTAINER, a lot of old favourite merchants have returned to the app and the team has brought on some fantastic new merchants as well. So, there’s really something for everyone – from Wild Wadi, IMG Worlds of Adventure and the newly-returned Motiongate to everyone’s much-loved 2-for-1 brunch offers at over 120 restaurants in Dubai – including Karma Kafe, Crescendo, Trader Vic's, Rhodes W1 and other popular spots. It's the perfect time to discover exciting things to do in the city, start planning that getaway and share a meal with loved ones, all without hurting your budget.Donna emphasised, “At the heart of our mission is the unwavering dedication to provide our members with exceptional experiences that not only allows them to enjoy life’s luxuries but also ensures that they get the best value for their money by making the previously unaffordable, affordable again. With our new product, users can look forward to an extraordinary lineup of offerings, guaranteeing that their entertainment and lifestyle needs are catered to in the most fulfilling and cost-effective manner.”With the ENTERTAINER’s renewed focus on delivering an unparalleled experience, users can anticipate a redefined journey filled with countless opportunities to enjoy, save, love and repeat.Customers that purchase their product now will get immediate access to 2023 offers giving them 13 months for the price of 12. Get this exclusive offer and enjoy a year full of fun with ENTERTAINER 2024 while doing more of the things you love for less.

Donna Benton returns as CEO to lead ENTERTAINER’s new growth phase

The Board of Directors at the ENTERTAINER has announced the return of Donna Benton as a shareholder and the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Donna, who founded the ENTERTAINER in 2001, will lead a dynamic new growth strategy.Recognizing the exciting challenges ahead, the Board is confident that Donna's return will steer the company back to its illustrious position. With a vision to surpass previous achievements, the ENTERTAINER is poised to offer consumers unparalleled benefits, driving increased footfall and spend for the merchants.Donna Benton brings with her not only a renewed sense of purpose but also a wealth of experience and a strategic vision to reinvigorate the company and position it as an industry leader once again. Her strategy includes a simplified, highly attractive 2-for-1 offers, valid annually from January through December.Hisham Alrayes, Chairman of the Board, expressed his confidence in Donna’s appointment, stating: "We are pleased to have Donna back as a shareholder and as our new CEO for the ENTERTAINER. With her broad and unique expertise, we believe will be extremely valuable for the company."Donna Benton expressed her deep attachment to the organization, saying: "Returning to a company that I love, knowing that it needs me, is a decision driven by both passion and a sense of responsibility. There is an indescribable attachment to the organization, a deep-rooted affection that stems from memories, relationships, and shared experiences I have had within the 17 years of owning and operating it."Donna Benton originally founded the ENTERTAINER and played a pivotal role in its success before her departure in 2018. Her return marks a significant milestone in the company's journey, and her unique vision will accelerate the company’s growth once again.

The ENTERTAINER appoints new CEO for growth into KSA and Egypt

The Board of Directors at the ENTERTAINER announced earlier today Ahmed Gaber has been appointed as the new CEO of the company to lead new growth strategy. An experienced business leader, Ahmed will assume responsibilities and commence his duties on 10th October 2022.The board concluded that the company will maintain its key attention on the MENA region with a continued focus on the UAE as a key market. Besides UAE, KSA is identified as the primary focal market with its prominent status to eclipse existing regional hubs and has set course to expand in Egypt. As an additional strategic measure, the company is negotiating sales of non-core markets outside MENA for successful exits.“We are pleased to appoint Ahmed as the new CEO for the ENTERTAINER, he has a broad and unique experience, which we believe will be very valuable for our company. The leadership team has integrated a new business growth strategy that will ensure a diverse selection of B2B offerings with a projection consisting of a steady increase in the number of merchants on the ENTERTAINER app and fast growth of users and resumption. Another high priority for the management includes retaining employees as pillars for success,” said the Chairman of the Board of the ENTERTAINER, Hisham Alrayes.“I am honored and very excited to lead the ENTERTAINER. I believe that our award-winning lifestyle app is the perfect solution for people to enjoy more, for less, especially as we face the current economic uncertainty. Additionally, the company’s business model will be restructured in order to accommodate its business partners. I’m confident in our new strategy as it positions us as a necessary asset in the UAE as we take strategic steps in KSA to generate further profitable growth while simultaneously tapping into Egypt’s market,” said Ahmed Gaber, the newly appointed CEO of the ENTERTAINER.Prior to the ENTERTAINER, Gaber was the General Manager of Visa's operations in North Africa where he was responsible for developing the digital Payments industry across numerous markets with a special focus on enabling digital commerce, launching EMV acceptance and issuing, rolling out financial inclusion programs and helping governments implement digital payments programs. He has more than 21 years of experience in the GCC and MENA region and has led markets across 11 different countries.Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology that he obtained in 2000. He also attended more than 25 courses in leadership, sales and strategy. Ahmed also attended Strategic Business Management, a Harvard University course, and the Visa Leadership program in partnership with INSEAD to lead and manage teams.