The best buys at Dubai malls and boutiques this week
Ramadan at The Dubai Mall Watch Afghan master weavers design carpets in The Souk Atrium, support Dubai Cares’ campaign to teach kids how to read at The Waterfall Atrium, view art installations by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej and, after iftar, visitors will be welcomed with dates and Arabic coffee. Extended mall hours are 10am to 2am, with restaurants open as late as 3am. Until Eid. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com (800 382 246 6255).
New stores & collections
Burgundy Designs’ new furnishing collection Shop art nouveau-inspired homewares and vintage-look furniture with a distinctly regal feel (chair pictured Dhs15,500). Ongoing. Burgundy Designs, Al Wasl Road (04 388 8591).
Daiso’s new collection The popular Japanese store, famous for its ‘everything Dhs7 unless marked otherwise’ policy, has released its new range, featuring lanterns (pictured above), kitsch cutlery, minimalist crockery and much more. Ongoing. Various locations including Al Barsha Mall (04 297 6829).
Eid collection from Manish Arora Head to ValleyDez to check out the new Eid collection from Manish Arora. The designer has garnered clients such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kate Moss and Katy Perry. Expect summery hues. Ongoing. ValleyDez, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 1290).
Wadi.com launches in the UAE Launched in Saudi Arabia three months ago, Wadi.com is now live and taking orders in the UAE. Shop a range of products, from clothes to electronics, sunglasses to fragrances. Ongoing. www.wadi.com.
Offers & deals
Discounts at Dubai Marina Mall Check out sales at stores including Billabong, Vince Camuto, The Kooples, Quicksilver and Ted Baker, all offering 25 to 50 percent off selected lines. Until July 31. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
Paris Gallery’s Super Summer Surprises Sale Selling perfumes, jewellery, cosmetics, eyewear, watches and more, Paris Gallery is running a two-month-long sale, with up to 70 percent off selected products. Until August 31. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8289).
Sahara Centre’s summer promotions Right on the Dubai-Sharjah border, this mall is offering big prizes until the end of August. Spend Dhs200 or more at any outlet and enter a raffle for the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz G500, a package holiday for two to Switzerland and Dhs200,000 worth of shopping vouchers from Rivoli. Until August 30. Sahara Centre, Sharjah (06 531 6611).
Trollbeads offer Spend Dhs750 or more on jewellery by Trollbeads during Ramadan, and you’ll be able to give a starter bracelet worth Dhs290 to one of your friends. Until Eid. Trollbeads, Dubai Festival City (no number).
Make a difference with MAF malls Visitors are encouraged to donate funds, clothes, books, food and mobile phones at Majid Al Futtaim malls to be distributed to those in need around the region by the Red Crescent Society. Meanwhile, visitors to Ski Dubai can donate their Dhs20 locker deposit, and Vox Cinemas will be donating Dhs1 from every ticket sold. Until the end of Eid. Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre, www.majifalfuttaim.com.