If you’re a student, buying books and equipment to help you with your studies can take their toll on your wallet. But luckily some kindly companies and top brands make sure it’s not all work and no play by offering some juicy discounts that let students get more for less.
Here are our top student offer picks in the UAE, that could help you to have a great time, make friends, and save some cash at the start of the school year:
1) Your passport to enjoying good times with friends
Premier Inn Passport provides guests access to some pretty special discounts at its hotels across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy the cash saving deals before and after your stay, as well as during, so the Passport is definitely worth picking up and keeping hold of. With it, you could be chilling out with your mates at Apres ski-lodge next to the slopes of Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates, and savour a buy-one-get-one free deal on all main meals. Or turn up the heat at The Beach House Cabana Palm Jumeirah, also offering a buy-one-get-one free on all main meals for Premier Inn Passport holders. And if you simply can’t contemplate classes without a dose of caffeine, you’ll love the Passport deal that gets you an equivalent size for free every time you buy any hot or iced drink at Costa Coffee.
2) Train your body as well as your brain
You might be following intellectual pursuits at college or uni, but you can also give your body a workout for less thanks to the special 15% off annual membership offer for students at Fitness 4 Life branches across the UAE. Use your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and start saving as you work up a sweat.
3) Cut-price escapes
Explore the desert and mountains or take a road trip to Abu Dhabi or Dubai for less when you save 45% on car-hire from Budget Rent-A-Car in the UAE. You’ll need your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) then you’ll be ready to hit the road and see what you can discover.
4) Cheaper travel around Dubai
Whether you’re meeting friends or need to get to school, travel across Dubai quickly and cost-effectively using your blue NOL card on the metro. Also valid for use on buses, water buses, and for parking, students can enjoy special discounted rates on this travel card making it an even better deal.
5) Free nights out at the flicks
If you’ve got a du mobile you can treat a friend to a night at the movies with 2-for-1 entry at Vox cinemas thanks to du Tuesday. It’s just right for a mid-week treat for completing your homework on time.
6) Beauty on a budget
Turn heads with a stylish haircut or pamper yourself with a full manicure and pedicure while enjoying a great 20% saving on beauty services at Zuri Beauty Lounge in Dubai, when you show your International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Or try a stress-busting signature massage at Dreamworks Spa to get you through your next assignment. You can take 30% off, valid at any of the 13 branches across Dubai. All you need to do is show you ISIC card.
7) Enjoy an adrenaline-rush for less
Thrill-seekers can experience the feeling of skydiving without actually heading into the air at Inflight Dubai. If it’s your first time, and you’ve got your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) card handy, you can slash 20% off the ticket price.