Divalicious On Saturday October 20 and Sunday 21, this fashion event brings together a unique treasure trove of art, fashion, accessories, home decor and more from South Asian and Middle Eastern designers. It will host more than 100 exhibitors, and the first 200 guests receive goody bags. Free. 10am-10pm, October 20-21. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (050 458 5265).
Fashion’s Night Out On Wednesday October 17, youth label Bebe is holding a mini fashion show to unveil its autumn/winter 2012 collection. As well as showcasing the brand’s new fragrance, the store will serve canapés and customers can have their photo taken in the iBooth. Keep an eye out for free gifts and shopping deals. Free. 7pm-10pm, October 17. Bebe, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Global Village opens On Sunday October 21, the huge desert-based entertainment and shopping hub will open for the season. More than 18,000 sq m of retail space, including kiosks, restaurants and entertainment venues, have been added, as well as new pavilions South Africa and Brazil. Dhs10. Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight (Mon family day); Thu-Fri 4pm-1am. Until March 30, 2013. Global Village, Emirates Road (04 362 4114).
London College of Fashion short courses in Dubai This programme of short fashion courses in Dubai is run by the 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).
Pink Days at Sisters Beauty Lounge On Monday October 22, celebrity stylist Mais Taha of Stylezone is running a Q&A session on fashion and beauty at Sisters Beauty Lounge at Mall of the Emirates. All clients will get a free upgrade for any of the Pink Days treatments, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Dubai-based cancer support group Breast Friends. Prices vary. 3pm-7pm. Sister Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mall of the Emirates (04 379 2992).
Pioneers of Aviation This exhibition showcases 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. Items are not for sale. Until November 22. Momentum Dubai, Gate Building, DIFC (04 327 4320).
New stores & collections
A Lange & Söhne at The Dubai Mall The German watchmaking pioneer has unveiled a swish-looking flagship store in the emirate’s biggest mall, with an old library-style lounge area. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3923).
Diesel Green and Lace womenswear collection Part of the autumn/winter 2012 collection, this line pairs contrasting materials and textures, such as lace, suede and knitwear. Muted colours such as military greens are worn with feminine black lace. From Dhs750 to Dhs1,750. Diesel, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1395).
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).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts and special offers for ladies. Deals include free facials at Paris Gallery. See the website for more deals. Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Pearls for Hope Treat a loved one to a set of pearls at online jewellery boutique UMI Pearls during October: for every product purchased, 20 percent of the sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Prices vary. Until October 31. www.umipearls.com.
Oasis Centre’s Shop & Stop Drive-By Offers Visit this mall from 5pm until 9pm on weekday evenings and you’ll receive unbeatable offers at venues such as Cello Music, Fitness First, Carrefour Market and Balance Wellness Club. Deals include discounts on treatments at Spaces Salon and 20 percent off Pilates sessions at Balance Wellness Club. There’s also a weekly raffle to win a Samsung home theatre package. Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 545 4000).
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).
Eid sales and events
Arabian Centre Shop at this Mirdif mall during October and you could go home with a stash of gold. Spend Dhs200 at any of the outlets and you’ll be entered into a draw to win 12 gold prizes, including a gold-plated iPod Touch, iPhone 4s and a Blackberry 9900. Until October 27. Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
Cash Converters From Monday October 15, customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this new Al Quoz haunt will get an extra 15 percent off the next time they visit the store. Until November 30. Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 379 1122).
Debenhams Shop for cosmetics at this British department store from Wednesday October 17 and each time you spend Dhs600, you’ll receive a Dhs100 voucher to redeem in store. Until October 27. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575).
Deira City Centre There are a range of discounts throughout the week. Shoe retailer Shoe Mart is offering 25 percent off selected stock until Wednesday December 26; Rock River Shoes is slashing prices by up to 50 percent until Thursday October 18; and accessories label Charles & Keith is offering 25 percent off until Saturday October 20. Shoe Mart (04 295 2051), Rock River Shoes (04 295 0908); Charles & Keith (04 295 8635).
Nookanooka Art Attack 3D What happens when designers and artists are given the chance to customise their own toys? Watch hub Wrist is showcasing a fun exhibition of Nookanooka toys designed by the city’s creatives from Thursday October 18 onwards. Until November 2. The Dubai Mall (04 330 8171).
Steve Madden This US footwear chain is offering a 25 percent discount on selected styles across all its stores in the region from Wednesday October 17. Until October 31. Various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 284 5213).
Wrist boutique This watch retailer is offering in-store discounts depending on how much you spend. You’ll get a ten percent discount when you spend up to Dhs500, 15 percent off when you spend between Dhs501 and Dhs1,000, and 25 percent off if you spend Dhs1,000 or more. The boutique has also extended its stock to include stationery, designer belts, speakers, clocks and more. Until November 2. The Dubai Mall (04 330 8171).