5 See yourself on a big screen at The Dubai Mall See in-mall entertainment.
Arte Market Browse for gifts at this popular art and crafts market. Located at Time Square Center on Friday December 12, the market will be filled to the brim with exclusive, locally handmade products. Free. December 12, 12pm-7pm. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.arte.ae (no number).
Christmas Mini Bazaar at Wafi In addition to the regular Saturday Bazaar, the mall will host the Mini Christmas Bazaar daily between Monday December 15 and Wednesday 24, giving you the chance to stock up on gifts from the selection of homewares, vintage buys, fashion and handicrafts. Free. 10am-8pm. Until December 24. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Things Yule Like II at Ductac Now in its second year, this festive market will offer a carefully curated, handpicked selection of stalls selling unique gifts and goods made by local creatives and entrepreneurs. There will be entertainment, too, with street magic performed by a team of Dubai-based illusionists. Free. December 13, 12pm-7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
New stores & collections
Hackett Holiday Collection Gents, if your winter wardrobe is all about rich fabrics, berry hues and festive fairisle prints, you should check out the new Hackett Holiday Collection. Expect fitted velour jackets, check shirts, thick coats with faux fur trims, and a range of tweed and leather accessories. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 325 3237).
Marli at Harvey Nichols This jewellery line is inspired by the youth and frenzy of New York City. The pieces combine high fashion with the best of modern luxury and craftsmanship. Take your pick from seven collections especially for the festive season, including Astrid, Fifi and Candy. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 8888).
Dubai Mall Social Hour Take a picture of yourself at The Dubai Mall and upload it to Instagram tagging @TheDubaiMall, and using hashtag #MyTDM, and you may get to see yourself on Dubai Ice Rink Mega Screen every Thursday between 7pm and 8pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com.
Tuesday draws Shop at one of the below malls each week until New Year’s Eve and you could win Dhs5,000 every Tuesday. Until December 31. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 9000), Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).