Personal styling for work and play Community art space Shelter is hosting a styling evening at Almaz by Momo in Harvey Nichols on Tuesday October 30. Fashion and make-up experts will explain how to wear current trends in business and personal settings. To RSVP, call Shelter on the number below. Free. 7pm-9pm. Almaz by Momo, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 380 9040).
New stores & collections
Franklin & Marshall at The Dubai Mall The sporty US lifestyle brand has opened a new store at Dubai’s biggest mall. A hit with A-listers including Katy Perry and David Beckham, the brand originated in Italy and pairs quality fabrics with laid-back American style. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3153).
Women’Secret autumn/winter 2012 collection Get cosy at home this autumn in cutesy corsetry, lingerie and pretty comfy clothing sets from the ladylike label’s new collection. The lines features knitted knee-high socks paired with lace camisoles and frilly briefs, while bodysuits are worn with thigh-high stockings. For those who live with others, we’d recommend the flatmate-safe lounge-around sets. Dhs3 to Dhs299. Women’Secret, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 284 0335).
Sales and offers
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.
Shop for a good cause with Safe & Sound Get motivated to go to the gym and donate money to BurJuman’s Safe & Sound breast cancer charity while you’re at it. Purchase the Nathan United In Hope limited-edition stainless-steel sports bottle at Adventure HQ throughout October and all proceeds will be donated to charity. Dhs90. Until October 31. Adventure HQ, Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6824).
Bubbles and Balloons Festival at Dubai Marina Mall From Thursday October 25, head down to this New Dubai mall for a unique family festival featuring international performers and acts – plus plenty of bubbles and balloons. Until October 29. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
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. 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 Customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this new Al Quoz second-hand haunt will get an extra 15 percent off the next time they visit. Until November 30. Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 379 1122).
City Centre malls In celebration of Gitex, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre are offering shoppers the chance to win iPhone 5 handsets from now until the end of the month. The ‘Apple a Day’ giveaway will see one lucky winner land an iPhone 5 every day. Spend Dhs300 at any store to be entered in the raffle, or Dhs300 at any electronics store to be in the running to win the grand prize, a gold-plated iPad 3. Until October 31. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Debenhams Shop for cosmetics at this British department store 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).
Deira City Centre ‘Midnight Madness’ promotion During Eid 24-hour shopping weekends, Dhs1 million will be given away to shoppers. Spend Dhs200 to be entered into an hourly prize draw, during which Dhs2,000 will be given away, with the amount doubling to Dhs4,000 between midnight and 6am. The mall is also holding kids’ activity workshops and a crafts station with an underwater theme. Sun-Thu 2pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 2pm-midnight. Until November 3. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).
Dubai Outlet Mall From Friday October 26, enjoy a family Eid Extravaganza for kids and their families. Guests can enjoy face painting, games, drawing, photo shoots and tanoura, a traditional Egyptian folk dance. Until October 28. Dubai Outlet Mall (04 423 4666).
Mall of the Emirates This Barsha mall is hosting family entertainment and colourful parades during its Eid Carnival. Daily shows take place from 4pm until 10pm on weekdays, and 7pm until 2am at the weekend. Until November 2. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Mirdif City Centre A lively jazz-influenced French marching band that incorporates circus elements is set to play around the mall from Friday October 26. 2pm, 4pm and 6pm daily. Until October 30. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
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).