ARTE Market Spend your Christmas money at this twice-monthly art and crafts market. Located at Dubai Festival City Mall on January 3, the market will be filled with a range of products hand-made by local artisans. Free. Dubai Festival City Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. 12pm-9pm. www.arte.ae.
Dubai Shopping Festival Thursday January 2 marks the start of the month-long shopping extravaganza, featuring hard-to-beat bargains in malls, stores and boutiques across the city. As well as sales, there will be more than Dhs99 million worth of prizes including luxury cars, gold and cash. For more information on events and promotions visit www.mydsf.ae.
Dubai Flea Market On Saturday January 4, head to this second-hand outdoor market to bag bargains and browse pre-loved finds. Dhs3 entry. 8am-3pm. Gate 5, Safa Park (055 452 6030).
New stores and collections
Cameo at West LA Boutique The latest pieces from the Aussie label’s autumn/winter collection have just arrived at the Sunset Mall haunt of cool West LA Boutique. The range includes metallic skirts, oversized shirt dresses, colour blocking and experimental designs. Fans include Whitney Port and Kim Kardashian. Available at West LA Boutique, Sunset Mall (04 394 4248).
DSF offers and deals
Aeropostale The US casual wear and accessories chain is offering 25 to 60 percent off all its stock during DSF, which includes the autumn/winter 2013 collection and the holiday range. Until February 2. Various locations including Mirdif City Centre (055 213 6502).
Bebe During DSF the purveyor of tight-fitting partywear is having a part-sale offering 30 to 50 percent across all stores. As well as evening ensembles you can also find work wear and accessories. Until February 2. Bebe, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Bloomingdale’s Spend Dhs5,000 or more in the fine jewellery and watches department of Bloomingdale’s this December and you will receive a gift card with Dhs1,000 to spend in the same department. Until December 31. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
ECCO Head to ECCO in The Dubai Mall to take advantage of the part winter sale during DSF, with discounts between 25 and 60 percent. Until February 2. ECCO, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8184).
K-Lynn The lingerie and sleepwear specialist is holding a three-day mega sale across its stores in the UAE from Saturday January 2. Customers get 50 percent off all autumn/winter 2013 items, with brands such as Simone Perele, Chantelle, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren and Betsey Johnson all on offer. Discount not applicable to Spanx products. Until January 4. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Digital cards at Tiffany, The Dubai Mall Head to the flagship Tiffany store in The Dubai Mall to share holiday wishes with friends and family. An iPad will be stationed near the Tiffany tree in the store for you to send an electronic card to a recipient anywhere in the world containing your digital wish list (if they’re slow off the mark). Ongoing. Tiffany, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8350).