Black Friday 2019: when is it and what UAE deals will there be?

The global shopping phenomenon is set to return in November

Shoppers on Oxford street pass a promotional sign for 'Black Friday' sales discounts in London, on November 23, 2018. Black Friday is a sales offer originating from the US where retailers slash prices on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the UK it is used as a marketing device to entice Christmas shoppers with the discounts at stores often lasting for a week. / AFP / Niklas HALLE'N
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If you've been thinking about making a big purchase, this is the week to do it as Black Friday arrives in the UAE, bringing with it a host of major offers and discounts on some of the world's biggest brands.
While Black Friday started out as an American concept, the phenomenon has gone global over the past few years, with countries around the world taking part in the shopping event.

Black Friday refers to the Friday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving, during which stores in the US have traditionally slashed their prices by up to 90 per cent and are opened from all hours. It is normal now for stores to hold Black Friday sales that can last over the weekend, or in some cases, throughout the whole month of November.

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2009 file photo, the line to check out winds through the store during the traditional Black Friday shopping day at the Target store in Mayfield Hts., Ohio. Retail sales rose more than expected in November, boosting hopes that the all-important consumer sector will support the fragile recovery.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) *** Local Caption ***  NYBZ139_Economy_Retail_Sales.jpg
Black Friday traditionally takes place in America following the Thanksgiving holiday . Amy Sancetta / AP Photo

Typically, the best Black Friday offers can be found on electronics and household items, although fashion, beauty and sports brands also offer major Black Friday discounts.

This year, Black Friday will take place on Friday, November 29, although many stores will be holding discounts across the week.

In the UAE, there are a number of largescale sales, offering discounts of up to 90 per cent. Here are some of the best deals around: 

Sprii has announced a mega sale for Black Friday, which started on Friday, November 1 and lasts throughout the month. The online retailer is promising discounts of up to 90 per cent on more than 100,000 products on its site.

The parenting website will be offering deals on baby essentials and toys, as well as home and lifestyle items and school essentials.


Amazon is known for its huge Black Friday offers, and with the launch of this year, UAE residents will be able to get their hands on them for the first time. Bucking the trend, the mega-retailer will be hosting White Friday deals between Saturday, November 23 and Friday, November 29. There will be up to 70 per cent discount across big name brands, with electronics, daily essentials, fashion, baby products and toys all included.


Online retailer is hosting Black November, a month of discounts to mark the national shopping holiday. All month, those who spend Dh800 or more will get 35 per cent off, while there will be 20 per cent off for everyone all month with no minimum spend. There will also be a number of spotlight deals throughout November, as well as a competition entering those who shop into a prize draw to win a stay at Dubai's Armani Hotel. is hosting its annual Yellow Friday sale between Sunday, November 24 and Saturday, November 30. The online retailer will have discounts of up to 80 per cent across electronics, appliances, mobile phones, beauty, groceries and toys. It will also be dropping new deals each day throughout the day, and offering 10 per cent back for purchases made on credit cards.


Supermarket chain Carrefour is offering a week-long 'every day is Fri-yay' sale between Sunday, November 24 and Saturday, November 30. As well as daily exclusive deals in store and online, the retailer will be slashing prices by up to 60 per cent across household and garden goods.


Online clothing giant ASOS will be hosting its Black Friday sales between Friday, November 29 and Monday, December 2. While it is yet to announce its discounts, it has been hosting a number of warm-up sales offering up to 40 per cent off across specific brands and products.


Luxury retailer Ounass will be hosting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Friday, November 29 and Monday, December 2. It will be slashing prices by up to 70 per cent across a number of luxury brands, including Stella McCartney, Self-Portrait, Chloe, and DKNY.