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Saving money:10% discount on the Entertainer books!

(Photo: © Entertainer )

I have already written about the Entertainer book and how much we like it, as it saves us a lot of money and also gives us the chance to try new places we would not necessarily know about.

Now I have another reason to be happy!
The new Entertainer Abu Dhabi Body 2014/2015 has also been released and it is available for purchase, both in its mobile and paper version.

But things just get better: the amazing guys at the Entertainer HQ have been so kind to give us an EXCLUSIVE promo code to share with all Abu Dhabi Days Blog’s readers!

Entering code ADDBLOG10 on check-out you can enjoy a 10% discount that can be used when purchasing the Entertainer Abu Dhabi Body 2014/2015 AS WELL AS the classic Entertainer Abu Dhabi 2014 and all other Entertainer products!

This 10% discount code is valid until the end of June 2014 only, so, if you are reading this, just head to the official website, enter the discount code for the book(s) you want and enjoy a world of half-price pampering, for both men and women, as well as restaurants, water parks, dhow cruises, desert safaris and more!

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Me browsing my newly downloaded Entertainer Body app!!

Something interesting that I also discovered, is that, with the beauty book, you don’t need to use both vouchers on the same day.

I explain: you have found an amazing Peruvian Mummy Wrap Hot Stone Massage (!) that you just know will leave you feeling amazing but your SO is not keen to accompany you, your BFF could not make it or… you just simply want to keep all the goodies for yourself: well, it is not a problem!

You can do a first paid treatment and then use the free second one on a subsequent date. Just make sure to clearly arrange this with the reception of your chosen Spa, and if they ask questions, you can show them how this possibility is clearly stated on the Entertainer website here.

The Abu Dhabi beauty book is valid until the 31st of March 2015, and features over 300 vouchers with a combined value of up to 90,000 AED worth of savings (that is 14,000 pounds!!), whilst if you want to know more about the classic Entertainer book, just read our old blog post about it or head to the official website.

And if you find an amazing Spa/Salon that you think would be worth a review, please let us know. We always love a bit of pampering!

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Saving money: online vouchers

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(screenshots © Groupon, Yallabanana, Strange Offers and Kobonaty)

Life in Abu Dhabi is great because you really have the chance to do anything you want, try a different nation’s food each day and enjoy sports and natural sights. To help keeping expenses under control, a good idea is to use discount vouchers.

Apart from the Entertainer book, there are also a lot of online voucher companies, offering a “deal-of-the-day” type of approach. You subscribe to their daily newsletter and every day there is a new gift certificate available, to be used in various local establishments, from restaurants to beauty spas, but also to buy different items or even to get a tailor-made suit.

I have personally tried only one of these websites, so I can’t really offer first-hand experience for all of them, however these are the companies we heard about since we arrived in Abu Dhabi, and the ones I am going to keep on the radar from now on, scouting for interesting deals.

Groupon – Half price on things such as pizza, a head massage and a kayaking experience.

Yallabanana – Today’s deals include paintballing, a buffet lunch, and a water jet pack experience.

Strange Offers – The offers on this website are indeed strange, but for those who always wanted a log pillow, an Eggmaster or an engraving pen, this is probably the right place.

Kobonaty Deals – This website seems to be offering mostly holidays or getaways, to local destinations, such as Umm Al Quwain and Muscat, or international ones, such as London and the Maldives.

And for a general round-up of various offers from different outlets, there are Voucher Codes UAE or Big Discounts UAE.

If you have had any experience with any of these sites and you would like to share it, or if you know of more websites, please let us know!

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2 for 1 voucher for Burgerfuel (valid until 24/3)

(Photo: © Burgerfuel)

I have already written about Burgerfuel and how much we like it, but apparently they created a new chicken burger called Nacho Libre. Alas! I can’t try it (I am a veggie), but for all the meat-eaters out there, here is the LINK to a voucher that will get you a free Nacho Libre burger when you purchase one. (Small prints: The promotion expires on the 24/3)

The two Burgerfuel branches in Abu Dhabi that we have found so far are:
Dalma Mall – Ground Floor, near Green Parking 2 and E-Max electronic shop –
Tel: (02) 550 6385
Galleria Mall – South Cafe Terrace, on Al Maryah Island –
Tel: (02) 673 8779

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Saving money: the Entertainer books.

Our 2013 book.

With such amazing choice in restaurants and bars, we find ourselves going out a lot.
And the wallet cries.
A great way to have the cake AND eat it, is to be on the lookout for discount vouchers.

Many restaurants will give you vouchers at the end of your meal (like Spaccanapoli, inside Crowne Plaza) so you can save some money the next time you eat there.

Others will have special deals on certain days of the week, or special discounts for bigger groups of friends, or maybe give you a free entry to their pool or beach, if you are eating inside a hotel, which is very nice.

In general, though, what we found to be the best way to save money is to get the Entertainer books.
We had never heard of it before moving here, but it is quite a popular thing around Abu Dhabi.

Three vouchers per place.

The Entertainer books are a collection of “two for one” vouchers from thousand of establishments, from restaurant to ice cream parlours, from golf courses to waterparks, from beauty salons to hotels.
Each page is composed by three vouchers from each establishment, which are valid for one year.
We just have to be very careful to buy the 2014 book, not the 2013 editions, which are still available for purchase on the website.

UPDATE – MAY 2014: Click HERE for an exclusive 10 % discount on all Entertainer products valid until the end of June 2014!

Usually there are different kinds of books, both in mobile and paper version, but we had the general one this year and it covered all what we wanted to do.
The 2014 version is currently available for pre-ordering and there is a 10% discount on the cover price available on the official website.

The price for one book is approximately between 250 and 400 AED, depending on which version you choose, but we found that if you use at least four or five of the hundreds of vouchers inside, you have already got your money back and started saving.
The vouchers are valid for one year, but a few might have some restrictions on days and times of use, so it’s always good to read the small prints.

More info on the official Entertainer website.

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