Our picks of the week
1 Check out emerging talent at Prime Dubai Fashion
2 Attend a furniture auction at Auction House Dubai
3 Buy new threads at Sonia Rykiel
See new stores & collections.
4 Shop to win on Tuesdays at various malls
See in-mall entertainment.
5 Find a bargain-priced bikini at Parah
See offers and deals.
Dubai Summer Surprises
The annual city-wide mid-year summer sale kicks off on Saturday August 2 and runs for over a month, with all your favourite in-mall stores and many independent boutiques offering bargains and cool discounts.
Until September 5. All locations, www.summerisdubai.com.
Flea Fair at The Auction House Dubai
This new venue holds weekly auctions for pre-loved high-end furniture, electrical goods and garden furniture. Every weekend they also host an indoor Flea Fair, featuring 20 stalls selling small items and second-hand pieces.
Fri-Sat 9am (under Dhs1,000); 2.30pm (over Dhs1,000). Flea Fair Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. The Auction House Dubai, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, 4th Street, www.theauctionhousedubai.com (800 8243).
Prime Dubai Fashion Market
Held on the second Saturday of every month, this market offers a platform for young designers to gain more brand awareness, network and showcase their latest designs.
Free. 3pm-9pm. Until August 9. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 (no number).
New stores & collections
Sonia Rykiel pre-fall collection 2014
Pastels, mustard, neutrals and nudes come together to form this vibrant pre-fall collection from the Russian-Romanian born French fashion designer. There’s a relaxed feminity about the pieces, which features options for both office and weekend attire.
Sonia Rykiel, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8464).
Offers and deals
Baldinini part sale
The Italian footwear and accessories brand is offering discounts of 30 to 50 percent throughout summer.
Until September 30. Baldinini, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8595).
Parah part sale
Enjoy 30 to 50 percent off Italian swimwear and lingerie.
Until September 30. Parah, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8489).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre
Ladies looking for a bargain should head here between 10am-2pm on Monday for discounts.
Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Shop at one of the malls below 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), Deira City Centre (04 295 6688).