Muji is now open at Dubai Mall, Bebe has a new collection and more
Divalicious On Saturday February 23, this one-day south Asian shopping extravaganza returns to showcase more than 60 exhibitors, including brands and designers from Dubai, Mumbai, Turkey, Lucknow, Delhi, Pakistan and Calcutta, across a range of categories including fashion, beauty and accessories. Free. 10am-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Godolphin Ballroom (050 458 5265).
From Textile to Textur French fashion institute Esmod Dubai is hosting an exhibition of contemporary textile creations by French designer Alain Germain, who’s renowned for his work as a theatre and stage director. The displays explore the art of fabric manipulation. Until February 28. Esmod Fashion Store, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 429 1228).
Tiffany & Co vintage showcase Check out the special collection of Tiffany & Co vintage watches, on display until the end of the month. The items on show include art deco designs from the ’20s and delicate, intricate watches from the ’40s, though they don’t come cheap. Dhs8,900 to Dhs17,700. Until February 28. Momentum, Marble Walk, DIFC, www.momentum-dubai.com (050 211 1351).
New stores & collections
Bebe pre-spring/summer 2013 collection It’s refreshing to finally see something other than bandage dresses from this US label. The new range blends sophistication with springs trends and features blazers with leather panels in structural shapes. Stripes make a big comeback, as do graphic prints and bold colour. Dhs350 to Dhs750. Bebe, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Jack Wills at Mercato Mall The casual British label has opened at this Jumeirah mall, showcasing its winter 2013 collection of men’s and women’s clothing, beauty products and home accessories. The designs are casual, with hints of old English military and country sporting traditions. Dhs10 to Dhs7,750. Jack Wills, Mercato Mall (04 385 6931).
Muji at The Dubai Mall The internationally renowned Japanese lifestyle store brings its simple, non-fussy aesthetic to Dubai. As well as stocking grey-marl jersey bed linen, ingenious storage options, practical home accessories and kitchen items, the brand is all for saving the planet: it stocks a range of organic denim. Muji, The Dubai Mall (04 388 2104).
West Elm at The Dubai Mall On the back of Muji’s opening (see above), another cool interiors store has launched in the emirate. The US home decor and furnishings brand hails from Brooklyn, and takes a contemporary approach to living spaces – its designs have unique shapes and embody that eclectic New York loft feel. West Elm, The Dubai Mall (04 388 2589).
Offers and deals
Ecco Fitness First promotion Buy a pair of BIOM shoes from this Danish brand and you’ll get the chance to win a one-year subscription to a Fitness First gym. There are 11 gym subscriptions to give away. Until March 9. Ecco, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3838).
Red velvet whoopie pies at Magnolia Bakery Stuff your face with heart-shaped mini red velvet cakes filled with pink icing. Dhs14 each. Until February 28. Magnolia Bakery, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5440).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers discounts and offers for ladies, such as free facials at Paris Gallery and 10 percent off at Sephora. There are also restaurant deals including 20 percent off at Carluccio’s, and a free croissant with your coffee at More. See the website for more. Mon 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
The Dubai Mall Walk Want to get a free breakfast and T-shirt? Fitness First is leading mall walks here every Sunday at 7.30am. Visitors are welcomed with a warm-up session, which includes a free breakfast from Canadian donut king Tim Hortons. To register, visit any guest service centre desk at The Dubai Mall or head to Fitness First’s Al Manzil Club. Free. Until March 31. The Dubai Mall (04 437 0576).
Win a Toyota Rav4 at Dubai Festival City Mall Spend Dhs150 here during February and you’ll have the chance to drive away in a brand new car. While you’re there, check out the light and water show, running every day on the hour from 6.30pm. Until February 28. Dubai Festival City Mall (800 332 32).