5 Watch a festive light show at Wafi See in-mall entertainment.
Arte Market Browse for gifts at this popular art and crafts market. Located at Arabian Center on Saturday December 20, it will be filled to the brim with exclusive, locally handmade products. Free. December 20, 12pm-10pm. Arabian Center, Al Khawaneej Road, near Mirdif, www.arte.ae (no number).
Madinat Jumeirah Souk Festive Market Browse the festive stalls for last-minute gifts with a glass of something warm and spiced in your hand. There are also train rides, a giant snow globe and much more for the kids. Free. 3pm-midnight (weekdays), 1pm-midnight (weekends). December 17-27. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).
Men’s Signature pop-up shop at Harvey Nichols Treat someone special to a men’s shirt or tie from Harvey Nichols before popping into the Signature pop-up shop on Level 3 for complimentary monogramming. Free with purchase. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 8888).
New stores & collections
Bebe Winter in Wonderland Holiday Collection Shop the new collection at Bebe, which has just landed in stores across the UAE. Take your pick from pieces that transition perfectly from desk to dancefloor, including peplum dresses, printed cocktail dresses, sparkly clutches, sleek pointed pumps and festive heels. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Victoria’s Secret at Deira City Centre Fans of the store have a new location to shop, with this opening in Deira City Centre. Head down to shop the large collection of lingerie, loungewear, fragrances and more. Open Sat-Wed 10am-midught, Thu-Fri 10am-1am. Level one, Deira City Centre (04 315 3666).
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).
Wafi Festive Light and Sound Show Catch the seasonal light and sound show daily at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Taking place outdoors in the Central Courtyard, the free-to-attend event is a great way to get into the festive spirit before some gift shopping. Free. Until December 31. Wafi, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).