Book a stall at Covent Garden Market or win a Chloé bag
Book a stall at Covent Garden Market Organisers of this market at The Walk at JBR are looking for vendors selling vintage fashion, accessories, original art and photography. The markets run every Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm and will cost Dhs3,900 for six months. Call to book your spot. Ongoing. www.coventgardenmarket.ae (050 425 0543).
Global Village The popular shopping and entertainment venue is now open again for winter, housing 124 pavilions from countries across the world, including Afghanistan, Jordan and Turkey. As well as a funfair, there will be vendors selling handicrafts and plentiful food options. Price TBC. Open Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 4pm-1am. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road, www.globalvillage.ae.
S*uce Design A Dress competition Want to launch your own fashion label? One amateur designer will win the chance to create and develop a new collection to be sold at local boutique S*uce. To qualify, designers must submit three dresses that embody the theme of ‘monochrome pop’. Prizes also include admission to a London College of Fashion course in Dubai. Entry deadline January 1 2012. To enter, email email@example.com.
Special Needs Families bazaar at Sheraton Deira Raising funds for families with children facing disabilities, this bazaar on Friday November 18 will offer a raffle, face painting, food stalls and more. Free. 10am-9pm, Friday November 18. Sheraton Deira Hotel, Al Mateena Street, www.snfgroup.com (04 334 9818).
Win two tickets to a Swarovski fashion event at the Armani Hotel Want to rub shoulders with the fashion elite? Swarovski is inviting applicants to submit sketches and photography that highlights two different sides of their creative persona, in accordance with the Sense of Two fashion event being held at Armani Hotel on November 30. The winner will get two VIP tickets. Entrants must be resident in the UAE. Application deadline November 19. apps.facebook.com/sense_of_two, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New stores & collections
Next autumn/winter 2011 collection This high-street label for men, women and kids has launched its new line of cosy clothes for the colder weather. For women, think ’70s-inspired A-line skirts and blouses in autumn hues such as tangerine and chocolate, while gents will look the part in tweed blazers and cuffed chinos. Prices TBC. Next, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9674).
Rivaage Boutique opens in Sunset Mall This luxe boutique on Jumeirah Beach Road opened on November 14, and its racks house a well-edited selection of clothes, jewellery, books and accessories from high-end designers such as Edmundo Castillo and Georges Chakra. Rivaage Boutique, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (number TBC).
Sales & offers
Pre-order a real Christmas tree at ACE Hardware Get your Christmas started early by pre-ordering a natural tree from ACE Hardware. Alternatively, snap up a plastic tree, baubles and lights for only Dhs99. Until January 2. ACE Hardware, various locations including Dubai Festival Centre (800 275 223).
Win a Chloé bag at the the Ginza Fashion Facebook page To celebrate the launch of its UAE Facebook page, luxury retailer Ginza Fashion is offering one reader the chance to win a See by Chloé bag. Search ‘Ginza Fashion UAE’ on Facebook and ‘like’ the page. The winner will be announced on November 30 via the site. Until November 30. www.facebook.com.
Jewels of Arabia at Dubai Aquarium Head down to the Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and check out the Arabian species currently residing in the aquarium. You’ll see black-tipped sharks, lionfish and even hawksbill turtles. There will also be the chance to win weekly prizes, including a trip to Oman. From Dhs50 per adult. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until November 30. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).
See sculptures made from recyclable materials at Mirdif City Centre To celebrate the UAE’s 40th National Day, the mall will be displaying 20 works hand-made by students using recyclable materials. Shoppers who spend more than Dhs200 at any store within the mall will have the chance to vote for their favourite, as well as entering a draw to win daily cash prizes totalling Dhs1.6 million. The winning sculptor will receive 20 laptops for their school. Until December 3. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).