Essential shopping events

New Next collection and other shopping events for November 17-23


Dubai Flea Market
On Friday November 11, vendors will be selling their second-hand goods to treasure seekers in Uptown Mirdif. If you’re looking for an antique, vintage or one-off buy, this is your ticket.
Participation is Dhs230. 3pm-9pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, (no number).

Dubai International Jewellery
Week Browse pieces from more than 300 jewellery exhibitors and marvel at the Enzo Diamante Opus Siroya Ferrari book, adorned with a diamond-encrusted horse and valued at Dhs918,000. Visitors will also have the chance to win prizes including ruby rings and black freshwater pearls.
Free. Fri 3pm-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. November 11-13. Hall 5-8, Dubai World Trade Centre,

Global Village
The long-awaited shopping and entertainment venue has finally opened for the season. It houses 124 pavilions from countries across the world, including Afghanistan, Jordan and Turkey. As well as a funfair, there will be vendors selling handicrafts and a food court.
Price TBC. Open Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 4pm-1am. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road,

Win two tickets to a Swarovski fashion event at the Armani Hotel
Want to rub shoulders with the fashion elite? Swarovski is inviting applicants to submit sketches and photography that highlights two different sides of their creative persona, in accordance with the Sense of Two fashion event being held at Armani Hotel on November 30.
The winner will get two VIP tickets. Entrants must be resident in the UAE.,

New stores & collections

Splash autumn/winter 2011
This wintery collection will keep you warm on Dubai’s cooler nights. You’ll find work-appropriate options such as knee-skimming boots and poncho-style capes for her, as well as chinos and faux-leather jackets with fur detailing for him.
Prices from Dhs1-Dhs750. Splash, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3464).

Sales & offers

Discounts of up to 60 per cent at Lifestyle stores
This affordable retailer is holding a part-sale of up to 60 per cent on selected items across its range of home furnishings, fashion accessories and cosmetics.
Until November 12. Lifestyle, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0523).

Part sale at Kurt Geiger Festival Centre
Update your shoe collection on a budget: head to Kurt Geiger to get savings of up to 75 per cent off selected items. Until November 15.
Kurt Geiger, Dubai Festival Centre (04 232 8415).

Win a Chloé bag when you like the Ginza Fashion Facebook page
To celebrate the launch of its UAE Facebook page, luxury retailer Ginza Fashion is offering one reader the chance to win a
See by Chloé bag. Search ‘Ginza Fashion UAE’ on Facebook and ‘like’ the page. The winner will be announced on November 30 via the site. Ongoing.

Win a shopping spree at Deira City Centre
To help celebrate its expansion as the mall gradually adds 55 new stores to its repertoire, Deira City Centre is offering shoppers the chance to win a Dhs50,000 shopping spree every time they spend a minimum of Dhs300 in any of the fashion stores. Until November 14. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).

In-mall entertainment

Jewels of Arabia at Dubai Aquarium
Head down to the Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and check out the Arabian species currently residing in the aquarium. You’ll see black-tipped sharks, lionfish and even hawksbill turtles. There will also be the chance to win weekly prizes, including a trip to Oman.
From Dhs50 per adult. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until November 30. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).

See sculptures made from recyclable materials at Mirdif City Centre
To celebrate the UAE’s 40th National Day, the mall will be displaying 20 works hand-made by students using recyclable materials. Shoppers who spend more than Dhs200 at any store will have the chance to vote for their favourite, as well as entering a draw to win daily cash prizes totalling Dhs1.6 million.
The winning sculptor will receive 20 laptops for their school. Until December 3. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).

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