ARTE craft market at Times Square Centre On Friday December 14, this small mall on Sheikh Zayed Road hosts a market featuring hand-made wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries. Noon-7pm. Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market Head to Uptown Mirdif on Friday December 14 to check out this second-hand market and have a fun family day out. 3pm-8pm, October 12. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
The Urban Yogi pop-up store at Dubai Marina Mall This eclectic homewares store is displaying some of its finest wares at Dubai Marina Mall, including Suzani-inspired plates, Ikat ottomans, vintage sari patchwork chairs, tableware, bedding, flooring and lighting products in a temporary New Dubai pop-up store. Your one-stop-shop for unique Christmas gifts. Until January 5. Dubai Marina Mall (055 222 2078).
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.com.
New stores & collections
Juicy Couture holiday 2012 collection The latest collection from the LA brand is your go-to for festive party outfits. You’ll find a velour tuxedo romper, a minidress with festive polka dots and a jewelled-collar dress in silk with a vintage-inspired print. Dhs549 to Dhs1,099. Juicy Couture, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3810).
Sales and offers
Bloomingdale’s shop-to-win offer When you spend Dhs2,000 or more in a single trip, you’ll be entered into a draw for the chance to win a ‘round-the-clock’ wardrobe, fully stocked with must-have shoes and accessories that will hopefully keep you going until next season. Until December 20. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Free gift when you spend Dhs550 at Faces Spend Dhs550 at the cosmetics hub between Saturday December 15 and Monday 31 and you’ll receive a bronze leather bag as a gift. Until December 31. Faces, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 347 1225).
The Billionaire Gallery A high-end exhibition featuring a coveted selection of authentic collectables, with prices starting from Dhs13,500. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Kids’ festive workshops at Bloomingdale’s On Friday December 14, Bloomingdale’s and the Cheeky Monkeys team are helping children create festive ornaments using craft materials. There are limited seats available: All kids must be registered by calling the number below. Free. 2pm-5pm. Until December 14. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 366 2346).
Meet Santa at Oasis Centre From Thursday December 13, kids will be able to meet Santa. The package includes a chance for kids to interact with Santa and a present for each child, plus a free kids’ meal and a ride at Fun City. Dhs35. Sat-Thu 6.30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Until December 25. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 5154000).