Howling tips from The Big Bad Wolf himself…

If you didn’t already know, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale returns to Dubai this week. The world’s biggest book sale returns to Sound Stages in Dubai Studio City for 10 days from Friday, April 7 to 16.

Excited? Keep calm, take a deep breath and read on to get some of the top tips provided by the Big Bad Wolf himself.

Here are six tips to keep in mind when you visit the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in Dubai: 

Comfortable shoes

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sales has a whopping one million books up for grabs with prices starting from just Dhs2. If you really want to make the most of your book haul, ‘comfort’ is key, so go kitted in your most comfortable shoes. (So, ladies no matter how great you look in those heels, leave them at home.)

Scrap the booklist 

One million books can be daunting. But, the Big Bad Wolf urges us not to create a list of books before we head on over as this creates blinkers, and you may miss out on so much that the sale has to offer.

Instead, the Big Bad Wolf suggests shoppers to…

Take time to explore

lady looking at books

Now, we all have our favourite authors and yes, you can reach out to other books they have penned, but with one million book choices available, take your time and explore. You may just discover a new author or a genre you absolutely love. And remember, the price tag allows you to branch out and read new material.

This brings us to…

When to visit?

It goes without saying, but expect plenty of crowds, especially after work hours.

Now, if you’re the sort of person who needs breathing room when shopping, pick your visiting time accordingly. The venue is open until 2am so you can choose to get your shopping done at night. Or if you don’t work a 9 to 6 job, you can visit in the morning when the crowds should be significantly less.

Of course, you can always…

Make repeated visits

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If you’ve visited Expo 2020 Dubai and Global Village Dubai, you surely know you can’t just see it all in a day.

Similarly, multiple visits to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is also required to make the most of it. This will also allow you to take your time, explore better, and come out with more goodies for your bookshelf. Thankfully, it’s free entry.

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Planning how you get home…

It’s common for visitors to think, ‘Oh, I’ll just buy one or two books…’. The Big Bad Wolf huffingly says, ‘Wrong!’. You think you will walk away with just one or two, but with discounts up to 75 per cent, this may translate to one or two (or more) bags of books.

Make it easier on your back and come prepared with some wheels – aka, a trolley bag, to carry your treasures home.

Think these tips are helpful? Share them with your friends and have a great shopping experience.


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