DKNY's new collection, tea salon at Dubai Mall and more
Make a tote bag Al Quoz art space Traffic is holding workshops at its studio, which provides tools, training and space for members of the community. On Saturday June 30 the studio is holding a course on how to make a tote bag. Use of the studio is on a pay-as-you-wish donation basis. Email to book. 2pm-5pm. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz, email@example.com (04 347 0209)
Project: MEGA at The Dubai Mall Foo Dog and Middle East Film and Comic Con are hosting the Middle East’s largest designer toy exhibition at The Dubai Mall from Thursday June 28. The high-design toys have been created by more than 125 local artists, and the grand opening features live sets by artists and musicians including DJ Bliss. Fans will be given the opportunity to buy the limited-edition collectables on display at a three-day auction at FN Designs in Alserkal Avenue from Thursday July 12. Grand opening 8pm-10pm, June 28. Exhibition continues until July 8. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (050 460 8420).
Shop In Style Mondays Want to shop in the privacy of a villa? Every Monday fashion and lifestyle label Zenvara welcomes walk-ins to its villa in Emirates Hills to browse fashion and accessories from brands such as Eight Degrees South, Lovelinks by Pastiche and Ginny & Beach Gold. Viewing appointments can also be made for other days and times. Mon 9.30am-4.30pm. Villa 34, Street 2, Ghadeer Venue 1, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (050 730 7696).
New stores & collections
DKNY spring/summer 2012 collection New York designer Donna Karan’s affordable ready-to-wear spring/summer line is now available at the new store in The Dubai Mall. We’ve fallen in love with the range’s street sensibility and cool vibe. Think leather camisole-style tops in neutral colours and flowy minis in tough fabrics, plus nude blouses, lace and a killer collection of shoes and accessories. From Dhs299. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3438).
Pinko at The Dubai Mall The elegant Italian womenswear brand has opened a 100 sq m shop in The Dubai Mall: the new standalone boutique features Italian marble floors and hand-woven Turkish carpets. Head down there to see why Italian femmes are considered among the most fashionable on the planet. From Dhs190 to Dhs7,425. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9416).
La Perla at The Dubai Mall This luxury lingerie brand has opened its largest store in the world on our doorstep. The new store at The Dubai Mall showcases the latest collections from the Italian brand and also houses a lingerie museum exhibiting vintage garments and one-off items. Fashion Dome, The Dubai Mall (04 379 2960).
TWG Tea Salon and Boutique at The Dubai Mall The luxury tea brand has opened its fragrant doors to Dubai’s tea-lovers. The 148 sq m boutique features hand-crafted glass walls, bronze fittings, Italian marble floors and crystal lamps and stocks top-quality tea from around the world. The store also houses a 28-seater Tea Salon, where customers can sit and enjoy their favourite cuppa. Ground floor, opposite Waterfall Atrium, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3857).
Cheer on your team in the Euro 2012 final at BurJuman The Bur Dubai mall’s Pavilion Gardens has been transformed into a football-themed dining and entertainment area for this one-off event. More than 15 outlets will offer a variety of food, with the games shown on large HD screens. Free entry. Until July 1. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Meet Ice Age characters at Ski Dubai To coincide with the release of animated children’s comedy Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, Ski Dubai is hosting two characters from the franchise. Sid and Scrat are participating in a meet-and-greet and are on hand to appear in photos. Free for Snow Park guests. 2pm-7pm, June 28-30. Snow Park, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 4000).
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).