ARTE market, half-priced shoes, win an Aston Martin and more
ARTE Market On Friday February 1, Festival City Mall is hosting a market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries. Free entry. Noon-9pm. ARTE Market, Dubai Festival City Mall, near Ikea (04 341 8020).
Big Boys Toys Starting on Thursday January 31, this three-day luxury DSF event features everything from limited-edition supercars and motorbikes to electronic gadgets, jewellery, a limited-edition gold bottle and designer fashion. Activities include a test-drive pit, a shooting and archery zone, a simulator and gaming area and a chill-out zone. The best-dressed female visitors will have a chance to win Dhs50,000. Dhs500 VIP (includes a Dhs600 voucher to spend on activities at the event); Dhs100 on the door. 1pm-1am. Until February 2. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Dubai Flea Market On Saturday February 2, head to this second-hand market at Safa Park to sort through people’s trash and treasure in the hope of finding some antique-style wares and knick-knacks. Dhs3 (park entry). 8am-3pm. Safa Park, Gate 5 entrance, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
New stores & collections
Kate Spade spring/summer 2013 Oozing retro charm, the colourful new collection of ladylike designs from the NYC brand have I Love Lucy written all over them. Marking the brand’s 20th anniversary, the collection is inspired by Ormond Gigli’s iconic ‘Girls in the Windows’ photograph, which was shot in NYC in the ’60s and features a woman dressed in full technicolour hues standing in the window of a terraced house. The range features polka dots, well-placed bows, Peter Pan collars and hues of mint, lemon, orange, pink and monochrome. Dhs270 to Dhs3,660. Kate Spade, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3518).
Offers and deals
Bargains at Ecco The Danish brand known for its comfy kicks is offering up to 60 percent off selected stock. A good opportunity to show your feet some relief from sky-high heels and arch-killing flip flops. Until February 3. Ecco, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8184)
Sales at K-Lynn The lingerie brand is offering 20 to 25 percent off a selection of underwear, baby-doll slips, dressing gowns and other nightwear from brands including Simone Perele and Betty Johnson. Until February 3. K-Lynn, various locations, including Mall of the Emirates, www.klynn.com (04 341 0708).
Red velvet whoopie pies at Magnolia Bakery Make your way to the NYC bakery inside Bloomingdale’s Home during February to stuff your face with these delicious loved-up treats: heart-shaped mini red velvet cakes filled with pink icing. The perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Dhs14 each. Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5440).
Dubai Shopping Festival
Around Europe in 32 Days at Mercato Mall Expect themed entertainment, plus sales and discounts on items ranging from jewellery to clothing to homewares, and up to 75 percent off at selected retailers. Spend Dhs200 and you could win one of two brand new 2013 Toyota RAV4s. Until February 3. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 4161).
Discounts at Beautybay and Lifestyle store Spend Dhs120 on NYX products at this cosmetics store during Dubai Shopping Festival and you’ll receive a free gift hamper of goodies. Until February 3. Beautybay and Lifestyle store, Oasis Centre (04 515 4300).
DSF promotion at ValleyDez This slick multi-brand boutique is offering great discounts at its Wafi branch during DSF. Get discounts of up to 75 percent on brands such as Nadine Zeni, Camilla and Marc, Klutched and Sass and Bide. Until February 3. ValleyDez, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 2883).
Dubai International Comedy Carnival As part of Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubomedy is holding a two-day youth circus workshop and a breakdance competition starting Friday January 25 to Saturday 26 at Festival City Mall. Until January 26. www.comedy.ae, or search Dubai International Comedy Carnival on Facebook.
Gold Raffle at Lamcy Plaza During DSF, customers who spend Dhs200 or more in any outlet in the mall will be entered into the gold raffle, in which two customers a week can win eight 100g 24-carat gold bars. Until February 4. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9999). Home Centre discounts Looking to give your nest a makeover in 2013? Home Centre is offering discounts from 25 percent up to an impressive 70 percent on furniture sets and household accessories during the shopping festival. Until February 3. Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4441). Other locations: Mirdif City Centre, Oasis Centre, Reef Mall.
‘Make a date’ at Deira City Centre Regardless of the amount you spend, present any receipt from your shopping trip during DSF at the Guest Services counter to be entered into the mall’s daily draw. Daily prizes of Dhs1,000 gift cards will be given away, and those who collect at least 12 stamps (one is given for each day of shopping) will be able to enter the grand draw for a Dhs25,000 shopping spree in the mall. Until January 31. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).
Oasis Centre ‘DSF Money Mania’ Shoppers have a chance to win gift vouchers worth a total of Dhs10,000 when they enter the Money Mania cube in the mall atrium. Shoppers must grab as many notes as possible in 60 seconds to win gift vouchers equivalent to their total monetary value. Sun-Thu 7pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 2pm-10pm. Until February 3. Oasis Centre Sheikh Zayed Road (04 451 5400).
Shopping fever at Al Ghurair Entertainment at the mall includes acrobats in bubbles, a human puppet show, mime booths, roaming artists and a fun photo booth filled with props in which to have your picture taken. For every Dhs200 spent in the mall, shoppers will have a chance to win shopping vouchers and Al Ghurair by Rotana treats. Until February 2. Al Ghurair Centre, Deira (04 222 5222).
Spend and win at Dubai Festival City Mall Spend Dhs150 or more at any outlet in Dubai Festival City Mall and you’ll be entered into three daily raffle draws and the Grand Prize draw to win a new Toyota.Plus, check out the Light & Water shows daily from 6.30pm. There will also be daily stage shows for kids in the Atrium, arts and crafts in the South Court and a Bedouin camp and fun fair ON Festival Promenade. Until February 3. Dubai Festival City Mall (800 332 32).
Spend and win big at Dubai Outlet Mall Spend Dhs250 and be entered into a draw to win a Nissan Pathfinder. Individual retailers will also be running sales, including 75 percent off at Mango, from 50 percent off at Bugatti, from 30 percent off at Samsonite, buy one, get one free at Nine West, bargains for under Dhs100 at Steve Madden Outlet and up to 80 percent off at Bauhaus. While stocks last, or until February 18. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 367 9009).
Win an Aston Martin at The Dubai Mall In the market for some hot new wheels? They could be yours for less than Dhs500. Spend Dhs300 and you can enter the draw for a chance to win a luxury Aston Martin Rapide. Until February 3. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7500).
Win a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja bike at Virgin Megastore Spend Dhs300 in Virgin Megastore during Dubai Shopping Festival and you could win a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja bike. Double your chances of when you spend an extra Dhs100 on any du product or service, plus sales of up to 75 percent off. Until February 3. Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates (04 284 3110). Other locations: Mercato Mall, Mirdif City Centre, The Dubai Mall, Burjuman, Deira City Centre.