Dubai Flea Market Hunters and collectors should head down to the outdoor courtyard in Uptown Mirdif on Friday February 10 to pick up antique-style wares and other used goods. You can also book a stall via the website for Dhs230. Until February 10. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (055 452 6030).
New stores & collections
Cruciani opens in BurJuman The luxe Italian cashmere brand opens at BurJuman on February 8. The store stocks ultra-cool fits and cuts, all in the luxurious lightweight fabric. From Dhs850. Cruciani, BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 386 4724).
Reiss spring/summer 2012 collection
Pack your bags, because we’re going to The Hamptons. Well, hypothetically. Like many of the designs for spring/summer 2012, the new Reiss range for men and women is all about holiday chic. The poppy pastel palette is reminiscent of a gelato shop on a summer’s day, with tailored shorts for her and pocket squares for him. Dhs125 to Dhs2,195. Reiss, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0515).
Send gifts of money with sendatenner.com
Have you been longing for the days when you used to send or receive a bank note in a card for birthdays? New website www.sendatenner.com allows you to do just that with the click of a button, sending your money anywhere in the UAE or the UK. www.sendatenner.com.
Tora Tora boutique at The Market Mall Running alongside Maison D’etre, this new British-owned boutique and gift shop stocks dresses, jewellery, hats, fascinators and collections from Ingenue, Yaya and racewear from Michaela Louisa. From Dhs20 to Dhs1,600. The Market, Green Community (04 885 9134).
Valentine’s Day-inspired gift-wrapping at Wrapt This boutique gift-wrapping store has a new range of beautiful decorations to impress your Valentine. Using unique materials such as fabric, and even faux-pearl trimming, they can make your average gift look like a million bucks. From Dhs30. Wrapt, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 295 3988).
Sales & offers
Hot discounts continue at Fred Perry, Bimba & Lola and more Our favourite hotspots are still holding generous sales, including up to 50 per cent off at Diesel, up to 50 per cent off at Fred Perry, up to 70 per cent off at Bimba & Lola and up to 60 per cent off at Custo Barcelona. Until February 18. Diesel, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 0792). Fred Perry, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9358). Bimba & Lola, BurJuman (04 352 2030). Custo Barcelona, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7139).
Try before you buy at Aura-b Indecisive online shoppers needn’t worry about being stuck with an item that doesn’t fit. Local online portal www.aura-b.com has just launched a new service in which you can try before you buy. The website will deliver the items free to any location within the UAE and you only need buy what you like. www.aura-b.com (056 705 8788).
Montblanc exhibition at The Dubai Mall Entitled ‘Writing Time – Two Centuries of Chronograph History’, this exhibition will offer visitors an insight into watchmaking innovations through displays of historical pieces. Until February 26. Outside Montblanc, The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaimall.com (04 362 7500).
Night safari at The Dubai Mall
Head to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall to check out the nocturnal wildlife that comes alive when night falls. Headlamps can be purchased for Dhs10. Tickets from Dhs50. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).