A to the R to the T (Am so Ridiculously Talented) competition This S*uce initiative aims to support children’s artistic creativity. Kids aged four to 15 are invited to draw their families and submit the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be featured in a series of gift hampers to be sold at Sikka Art Fair and Art Dubai. Ongoing. S*uce Gifts at Al Wasl Square, and DXB store at Art Dubai, Design Days and Sikka Art Fair, www.shopatsauce.com/art (no number).
Dubai Summer Surprises Enjoy discounts and win prizes at retail outlets across the city until Sunday July 14. 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 at the weekend. 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
Brooks Brothers in Deira City Centre Known as one of oldest men’s clothing chains in the USA, dating back to Manhattan in 1818, Brooks Brothers has opened a new store in Dubai’s Deira City Centre. Find it on the second floor between Sacoor Brother and Riva. Deira City Centre (04 295 0159).
Ramadan collections at ValleyDez There are two new collections available at this boutique. First, clothing and accessories from young Emirati designer Fatma Al Mehairi’s Sage and Amber collection. Second, a range of funky new accessories from Madiso. Valleydez, Wafi (04 324 2883).
Marmot Spring/Summer collection Check the latest range of FusionDri technology from this iconic outdoor clothing and sporting brand, including hi-tech tents with a new and improved Plartec NeoShell waterproof/breathable soft-shell. Available from Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates (04 284 3034) and Adventures HQ, Times Square (800 2383 68873).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Every Monday, women are invited to head down to this 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 fashion, beauty treatments, dining and entertainment. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
DSS deals and events
Bebe The youth label is offering 30 to 70 percent off selected stock across all of its stores during Dubai Summer Surprises. Dhs65 to Dhs1,600. Until July 6. Bebe, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1659).
Dubai Outlet Mall The bargain hotspot is holding a number of promotions and activities throughout Dubai Summer Surprises. Spend Dhs200 in any store and enter a lucky draw to win one of eight BMWs and Dhs1 million worth of prizes, cash and gift vouchers. Prizes include desert safaris, dhow cruises, luxury limo and yacht packages and Wild Wadi tickets. Every Friday, children’s entertainment including balloon-twisting, magicians and face-painting will take place in McDonald’s. Until July 7. Dubai Outlet Mall (04 423 4666).
High-end designer labels Don’t miss out on discounts at the following luxe labels during DSS: Herve Leger (04 330 8205) is offering 30 to 60 percent off items at The Dubai Mall; get 40 to 55 percent off Nina Ricci (04 330 8789) at The Dubai Mall; See by Chloe’s Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0409) and Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1880) stores are offering 30 to 70 percent off on all spring/summer items, while Weill in Galeries Lafayette (04 339 9933) is offering 30 to 40 percent off. Until July 7.
Juicy Couture and Jane Norman Both the LA label and the cheap 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).
Mashreq The local bank launches a special promotional offer aimed at its debit and credit card holders using their cards to make purchases during DSS. Those who spend a total of Dhs3,000 on retail purchases (through as many transactions as they wish) will receive two tickets to watch any movie any time at any Grand Cinema. Valid at over 650 restaurants and retail outlets. Until July 9. www.mashreqbank.com/uae/en/DSS.
S*uce Everytime you spend Dhs500 or more on fashion, accessories and other items in S*uce boutiques throughout summer, you’ll get a LED ‘stay cool’ fan. Ongoing. S*uce, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
Toys R Us The fun hub is holding a part sale on all its baby and kids products during DSS. Get 25 to 50 percent off toys, games, educational items, strollers, safety gates and more. Until July 6. Various locations including Dubai Festival City Mall (04 206 6552).
Zadig & Voltaire The edgy French label made popular by Texan model Erin Wasson is offering 40 percent off selected items during DSS. Head here for cool jeans, jackets and tough accessories. Until July 7. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).