Book a stall at Covent Garden Market Organisers of this market at The Walk at JBR are looking for vendors selling fashion, accessories and more. The markets run every Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to midnight and Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm 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. Dhs10 per person; free for kids under three. Open Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 4pm-1am. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road, www.globalvillage.ae.
Italian Luxury Interiors exhibition Housing 13 of Italy’s finest interiors specialists, this is your chance to peruse some of the most inspiring and decadent home settings in the world. Free. 2pm-10pm, November 27-30. Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah (04 434 5280).
Night Market at JESS Part craft fair, part school fête, this market offers shoppers with a conscience a chance to do some Christmas shopping while giving back to the community. Money raised is donated to a variety of charities. Free. 3.30pm-8.30pm. JESS School, near Safa Park, Jumeirah (04 361 9019).
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.
New stores & collections
American Eagle Outfitters holiday collection Embrace the cooler temperatures with the snug winter warmers for him and her now available at this casual-chic store. The men’s range features hoodies, beanies and Eskimo-style shoes, while women can try the cosy faux-fur vests, knitted scarves and gloves. Dhs25-Dhs807. Available at American Eagle Outfitters, various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 231 6631).
Parfumerie Artistique opens at Saks Fifth Avenue A new luxury beauty counter featuring unique fragrances for both him and her has just been unveiled at Saks. The counter will be selling scents by bespoke brands such as Bois 1920 and Humiecki & Graef. Saks Fifth Avenue, BurJuman (800 7257).
Sales & offers
Pre-order a Christmas tree at ACE Get your Christmas started early by pre-ordering a natural tree. Alternatively, snap up a plastic tree, baubles and lights for Dhs99. Until January 2. ACE Hardware, various locations including Dubai Festival Centre (800 275 223).
Win a Chloé bag at 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.
Bloomingdale’s UAE tote bags To celebrate the UAE’s 40th National Day, Bloomingdale’s has launched a line of signature tote bags in the colours of the UAE national flag. The cool carry-alls come in two sizes. From Dhs80. Available at Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Jewels of Arabia at Dubai Aquarium Head down to the Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and check out the Arabian species residing in the aquarium. You’ll see black-tipped sharks, lionfish and 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).