If you take our advice to head for the Dubai Outlet Mall, you may think we’ve spent too many hours in the office and have devised a sadistic plot to send our readers into the desert and be rid of you for good. But, trust us, driving away from the skyscrapers and towards the baron land for around 30 minutes will pay off as, like a mirage, the Dubai Outlet Mall will appear before you: a huge warehouse, housing over 800 of the world’s top fashion brands, celebrated perfumes and one-off gems, and all with 30-90 per cent off. As long as you’re not too proud to wear last season’s goods, you’ll have an absolute field day here. There’s a Chuck E Cheese to keep the family entertained too.