New Gerard Darel collection and Harvey Nichs collectibles
Dubai Designer Market This market, on Saturday October 13, will offer pre-loved authentic high-end designer products and vintage clothes from brands such as Gucci and Prada. Young designers also come here to showcase their collections. 3pm-7pm, October 13. Beach Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road (050 296 9680).
Dubai Flea Market
On Friday October 12, head to this second-hand market at Uptown Mirdif to sort through people’s trash and treasure in the hope of finding some antique-style wares. 3pm-8pm, October 12. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
London College of Fashion short courses in Dubai
A programme of short fashion courses in Dubai run bythe prestigious London College of Fashion, with topics including fashion buying, styling, design, luxury branding and fashion business. Save ten percent on course fees by using discount code ‘Time Out’ when booking online. See the website for locations, prices and timings. Until October 22. www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/middle-east (050 915 0759).
Pioneers of Aviation A fascinating exhibition featuring rare pilot watches from the 1910s to the 1940s. The event features unique military and aviation watches, as well as original instruments and rare parts from legendary fighter planes of the first and second world wars. Until November 22. Momentum Dubai, Gate Building, Marble Walk, Level B1, DIFC (04 327 4320).
Vibrance Festive Fiesta A fashion exhibition concept taking place on Saturday October 13 at Emirates Towers, offering shoppers the chance to browse local and international fashion labels, luxury brands and concepts for the current festive season. Those on show include Hong Kong-based label Laykh, specialising in bespoke exotic luxury handbags and draped dresses, plus jumpsuits, western gowns and resortwear from India-based label La Kaira. Free. 11am-9pm, October 13. Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers (055 5451760).
World of Fashion It’s the second week of this two-week fashion, beauty and art event at Mall of the Emirates, as the region’s best designers come together with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia to showcase the talent in the region. A live catwalk will feature non-stop runway shows and beauty demos. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.facebook.com/MallOfTheEmirates. Free. Timings vary. Until October 16. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
New stores & collections
Gerard Darel autumn/winter 2012 The classic French label’s wintry collection features boyish looks such as overcoats in utilitarian cuts, dinner jackets and two-toned monochromatic outfits. You’ll also find silk crêpe tops and prints in muted colours such as purple, khaki, plum and peacock blue. From Dhs39 to Dhs799. Gerard Darel, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9780).
Sales and offers
Discounts on Apple products at iStyle University students and faculty members get a five percent discount on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro/Retina, iMac and Mac Pro when they shop at iStyle, plus a Dhs300 gift voucher. Until November 5. iStyle, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 4149).
The Billionaire Gallery A high-end exhibition featuring a coveted selection of rare and authentic collectables, with prices starting from Dhs13,500. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).Win a trip to Hollywood when you visit Reel Cinemas Moviegoers at Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall can enter a raffle every time they buy a movie ticket, giving them a chance to win a round trip for two to Hollywood including accommodation for three nights in a five-star hotel. Until October 14. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall (04 449 1903).