Shopping events Oct 13-19

Win tickets to shows at Dubai Fashion Week

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One-off events

ARTE Souk
On October 14, local craft pros and artisans will be selling hand-made pink-themed products to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Free entry. Noon-7pm. Times Square Center, www.arte.ae (04 341 8020).

Dubai International Jewellery Week 2011 competition
Amateur and professional designers across the Middle East are invited to submit their original jewellery designs by October 15 for the opportunity to have their work crafted and displayed at Dubai International Jewellery Week, taking place on November 10-13. The competition is open to anyone 17 years and above.
Entry deadline October 15. www.jewelleryshow.com (no number).

Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion shopping event
Mall of the Emirates has teamed up with fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar to host events and activities for fashion enthusiasts, including daily catwalk shows and model castings. To register, visit the website
below.
Until October 20. Mall of the Emirates, www.harpersbazaararabia.com (04 409 9000).

Gitex Shopper
The consumer electronics event will be exhibiting more than 25,000 gadgets this year, with exclusive prices on the latest must-haves.
Entry Dhs30. Open 11am-11pm Thu and Sat, 3pm-11pm Fri. Until October 15. Airport Expo Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com

Win two tickets to Dubai Fashion Week
Enter our online competition to win the chance to attend at this year’s Dubai Fashion Week, running from October 20 to 24. The event will feature designers such as Zori Couture, winner of last year’s Emerging Talent award. The prize includes tickets for shows on October 23. Visit the website to enter.
Entries close October 19. www.timeoutdubai.com/competitions.


New stores & collections

Shoe Mart autumn/winter 2011 collection
Check out the affordable new kicks at Shoe Mart for both him and her. This range is all about the jet-setting style of the ’70s and features faux leather and suede in earthy tones, tweed pumps and two-tone moccasins.
Available at Shoe Mart, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 429 7901).

United Designers boutique opens at Mirdif City Centre
This store supports local talent and stocks regional designers that will be updated each season. The new range includes local labels Shrekahnth and Queen of Spades.
United Designers, Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).


Sales & offers

Boom & Mellow pink ribbon necklace
Pick up one of Boom & Mellow’s limited-edition rose-gold-plated pink ribbon necklaces (also available in silver and yellow), and you’ll be helping a worthy cause. Profits will go towards cancer research.
Dhs250 each. Until October 31. Boom & Mellow, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3993).

Buy a Guess watch and give a mammogram to a woman in need
When you buy a limited-edition 2011 sparkling pink Guess watch at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and Guess outlets during October, you will indirectly be paying for one mammogram for a woman in the UAE who can’t afford the test.
Dhs800. Until October 31. Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8881), and Guess Watches, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1177).

Feelgood buys at S*uce
During October, get your hands on a specially designed Sp*rkle for a Good Cause campaign pack, including two pouches, a pink bow and a pair of Swavroski encrusted pink cat-eye sunglasses, with Dhs70 from each pack sold being donated to the Sharjah-based Friends of Cancer Patients charity.
Dhs100. Until October 31. S*uce, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).

Half-price offers at Coast, Oasis and Warehouse
Visit any of the above stores and you’ll reap the benefits of their autumn/winter mid-season sales. All items will be half price.
Until October 15. Coast, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 362 7500). Oasis, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5956). Warehouse, various locations including Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575).


In-mall entertainment

Festival of Food at Mirdif City Centre
Mini masterchefs can test their skills on weekday afternoons between 4pm and 6.30pm, when chefs from the mall’s restaurants will be hosting exclusive cooking classes. There will also be Dhs30,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs.
Until October 31. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).

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