National Day! Bloomingdale’s National Day celebrations From Friday November 30, head down to The Dubai Mall to check out live traditional entertainment and in-store activities such as basket weaving, and buy cakes, gifts and more inspired by the UAE flag. Items on offer range from jewellery by Ghanej, men’s accessories by Denison Boston and the exclusive Bloomingdale’s Dubai tote bags. Daily from 5pm. Until December 2. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
S*uce Design a Dress competition The annual S*uce Design a Dress competition is back, with organisers encouraging entrants to showcase their skills and creativity. The only requirement is that your design must include metallics: you can submit up to three dresses. The winner will have the chance to create a capsule collection exclusively for S*uce. Download the rules from the website. Free. Submission deadline January 31. S*uce, various locations including The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.shopatsauce.
New stores & collections Marks & Spencer winter 2012 lingerie collection The sassy new line combines sumptuous fabrics, intricate textures and embellishments, plus elegant shapewear. Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has designed a small line that features Brazilian knickers and kimono-style robes. From Dhs45 to Dhs275. Marks & Spencer, various locations including Festival Centre (04 206 6466).
Victoria’s Secret now open in Mall of the Emirates Shoppers can now get their hands on the long-awaited lingerie at this new concept store. It houses collections including the Victoria’s Secret designer line, Body by Victoria and Bombshell. Victoria’s Secret, Mall of the Emirates (04 325 3601).
Sales and offers
Cash Converters Customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this 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).
National Day! Free celebratory T-shirt at Bambah and The Zoo Spend Dhs200 at either of these boutiques over the National Day weekend and you’ll get a free ‘I heart the Emirates’ T-shirt with your purchase. Until December 2. 142 Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 5585).
Sales at Juicy Couture The loud LA brand is offering 30 to 50 percent off selected items, including clothing, jewellery, footwear and tech accessories in all of its Dubai stores. Until December 18. Juicy Couture, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 434 2638).
In-mall entertainment National Day!Arabian Centre’s National Day celebrations This small Mirdif-based mall is providing traditional entertainment, free henna painting and a falcon display in the run-up to National Day on Sunday December 2. Five shoppers will also have the chance to win their ‘wish’, worth up to Dhs5,000, when they draw it on the digital canvas provided, and there’s a chance to win Dhs1,000 in shopping vouchers. Until December 2. Arabian Centre, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
National Day! Win Dhs15,000 at Mirdif City Centre for National Day Express your love for the UAE and take a fun picture inside the photo booth at this mall before Sunday December 2 and you’ll go into the draw to win Dhs15,000. Until December 2. Mirdif City Centre (800 642).