Dubai flea market and the return of Dubai Summer Surprises
ARTE Market On Friday June 14, Times Square Center is hosting this monthly market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 eclectic artisans from 30 countries. Free entry. Noon-9pm. ARTE Market, Times Square Centre (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market On Friday June 14, head to this popular second-hand market at its indoor location for pre-loved finds and knick-knacks. 2pm-7pm. Zaabeel Haal 3, Dubai World Trade Centre (055 452 6030).
Dubai Summer Surprises The summer shopping festival kicks off with discounts and prizes to be won across the city. Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre are extending their opening hours to 10am to midnight on weekdays and 10am to 1am on weekends. From June 14 the Jungle Circus, featuring Africa’s finest acrobats, is entertaining shoppers with three shows daily. For more info visit the Facebook pages of each mall.
New stores & collections
Bebe East Meets West collection 2013 Inspired by the Far East, this collection features cherry blossom prints, lace overlay, high-low maxi skirts and block colours of tangerine, fuschia and rich aqua. From Dhs395 to Dhs2,000. Bebe, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Offers and deals
Discounts at Valleydez Wafi boutique Get 25 to 75 percent off brands including Alice Palmer, Arrogant Cat, House of Harlow, Tahir Sultan, Tallulah and Winter Kate. Valleydez, Wafi (04 324 2883).
Ikea part sale The identikit master is offering sales on 8,500 products ranging across most categories including living room, bedroom, dining, textiles, home organisation, lighting and decoration. Until June 15. Ikea, Dubai Festival City (800 4532).
Part sales at Kurt Geiger and Shoe Mart The luxe British high-street brand and the affordable footwear label spar off in a part sale on shoes and accessories. Until June 15 (Shoe Mart) Until June 22 (Kurt Geiger). Kurt Geiger, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3883). Shoe Mart, various locations including Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4363).
Sales at Juicy Couture and Jane Norman Both the LA label and the cheapy British brand are offering 25 to 50 percent off selected items. Until July 5. Juicy Couture, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1259). Jane Norman, various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3002).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Every Monday, women are invited to head down to this quieter mall in Mirdif to take advantage of freebies and promotions from 10am until 2pm. More than 80 retailers within the mall are giving female shoppers up to 60 percent off items. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).