Fashion forward, bridal fair, Wafi bazaar and more
Fashion Forward season two The definitive bi-annual fashion event is open to the public and supports established and emerging designers across the Middle East. Check out fashion shows and mingle with like-minded fashion folk. Tickets by prior registration at www.fashionforward.ae. Or Dhs50 per person per day on the door. Until October 18. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 7844).
The Bridal Affair On Saturday October 19 check out this wedding shopping extravaganza for brides-to-be, featuring over 100 exhibitors in fashion, accessories and more. As well as numerous fashion shows, there will be a talent hunt for the Young Designer Of The Year. Local fashion students can pay Dhs100 to take part and must submit their sketch of a bridal dress. The top three contestants will be awarded with an internship with a Dubai fashion boutique. For more info on how to enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org Free entry. 10am-9pm. Until October 19. The Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz Carlton DIFC (055 884 6186).
Wafi Bazaar This new monthly market kicks off on Saturday October 19 with 50 market stalls showcasing local culture and crafts, including amongst other, hand-made pottery, hand-blown glass decorations, camel milk soap, clothes, vintage jewellery, accessories, art and more. 10am-8pm. First floor, Wafi, adjacent to new Café Court (050 558 3132).
Weekend market at Dubai Outlet Mall Dubai’s out-of-town discount emporium now holds a weekend market. Thu-Fri, 10am-midnight, Sat 10am-10pm. Dubai Outlet Mall. www.dubaioutletmall.com (04 423 4666).
New stores & collections
KAGE autumn/winter 2013 collection The local label’s latest range is an ode to precious metals and features boyish harem pants, voluminous hooded capes, pleated leather skirts and reptile embossed fabrics. From Dhs550 to Dhs2,000. KAGE, available at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1200.).
Offers and deals
Steven Madden Get 25 percent off selected shoes and accessories across all stores in the UAE. Until October 16. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3052).
Tuesday rewards at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre Spend Dhs150 at any of these malls and you’ll go in a draw to win prizes with a total value of Dhs5,000 on Tuesdays each week. Six winners will be announced every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 10pm on the same Tuesday. Until December 31. Visit www.malloftheemirates.com.