New collections and store openings from June 20 to 26
Make a T-shirt or tote bag Al Quoz art space Traffic is holding workshops at its open-concept studio, which provides tools, training and space for members of the community. The first is how to make a T-shirt (2pm-5pm, Saturday June 23), and the second is how to make a tote bag (2pm-5pm, Monday June 25). Use of the studio is on a pay-as-you-wish donation basis. Email to book your place. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 347 0209)
My Ex Wardrobe pop-up shop Make your way to Downtown Dubai on Saturday June 23 and browse this new online portal’s selection of second-hand clothes and accessories. The first 50 ladies will get an exclusive gift bag full of goodies. 5pm-9pm. Margaux, Souk Al Bahar, www.myexwardrobe.com.
New stores & collections
Al Khayalee Boutique Now there’s no excuse for shoddy gift wrapping. This new store offers bespoke flower arrangements and unique gift-wrapping solutions tailored specifically to each customer. It also sells gift bags and boxes. Al Khayalee Boutique, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 339 2838).
Coast’s prom and graduation collection Don’t let the name fool you: this new line from Coast isn’t just for teenagers. It features an eclectic range of special-occasion dresses to suit most shapes, styles and ages. From Dhs780. Available at Coast, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8286).
DSS sales & offers
The city-wise Dubai Summer Surprises shopping festival continues at malls across Dubai until Saturday July 14.
Big discounts at Pure Gold Jewellers During Dubai Summer Surprises, this jewellery store is offering 75 percent off its range of diamond jewellery. Until July 21. Pure Gold Jewellers, various locations including Festival Centre (04 232 5877).
Buy an HP notebook and win a holiday Customers who buy an HP desktop or notebook computer during DSS will receive a scratch-and-win card with the chance to bag travel vouchers worth up to Dhs2,000, or an HP accessory. Various locations including Virgin Megastore (04 351 3358).
DSS extravaganza at BurJuman The Bur Dubai mall is holding sales of up to 70 percent across its stores, and shoppers who spend Dhs200 will be entered into a weekly raffle to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages. There will also be an Alice in Wonderland Cirque stage show performed twice daily until June 30 at 6.15pm and 7.45pm, while football fans can catch Euro 2012 games at BurJuman’s Pavilion Gardens dining area. Until July 1. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Shop and win at your favourite malls During DSS, Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre are holding a joint shop-and-win offer where customers who spend Dhs300 at any of the locations will get chances to win discounts and prizes, such as 100 gold coins daily. Until July 14. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000); Deira City Centre (04 295 1010); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Spend and win at Mercato Mall and Town Centre Make your way to these Jumeirah-based malls and receive up to 75 percent off your favourite local and international brands. For every Dhs200 you spend, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Cadillac SRX or diamond jewellery. Winners will be announced every Sunday over four weeks. Until July 14. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah (04 344 4161). Town Centre, Jumeirah (04 344 0111).
Win Dhs50,000 worth of prizes at Dubai Outlet Mall Spend Dhs200 at any store in this discount mall and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages every week. Plus, spend more than Dhs1,000 using your Mastercard credit card and you could win Emirates Airline tickets and more. Until July 14. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Watch Euro 2012 matches while you shop Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall is screening the key matches from the football championship on a huge 20m x 10m LED screen – there’s even beanbag seating on the rink. See the website for a full schedule; to buy tickets, email the address below or visit the Dubai Ice Rink reception. Dhs55 (rink seating), Dhs15 (gallery seating). Until July 1. Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).