Shopping deals in Dubai

Sales and new collections from April 25 to May 1


Combining fashion and art, this one-day event on Saturday April 28 will showcase fashion, jewellery, art, sculptures, ceramics, photography, cosmetics, gifts, home decor, kidswear and food from nearly 40 exhibitors. ‘Being Human’ T-shirts will also be on sale, with proceeds going towards the Being Human Foundation, which is dedicated to improving education and healthcare for the underprivileged.
10am-9pm. Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, (04 330 0000).

See Puma T7 jackets at Sole DXB
Head down to sneaker summit Sole DXB on Friday April 27 to see one-of-a-kind Puma T7 jackets tweaked by local designers including Emperor 1688. Designers were given free rein to do what they liked with the jackets, as long as the Puma logo stayed in place. Fans of the designs will have a chance to buy and customise one of the 250 limited-edition jackets for Dhs400 from Tuesday May 1, where they will be displayed at the Puma store in The Dubai Mall.
Free. 2pm-midnight. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 674 4255).

Life on the Boulevard
This open-air Downtown Dubai street fair runs along Emaar Boulevard until the weather heats up, offering stalls selling clothing, accessories, jewellery, perfume, souvenirs and more.
Open Fri-Sat 2pm-10pm. Until April 30. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (800 38224 6255).

New stores & collections

Kate Spade New York at The Dubai Mall
A new store from US womenswear and accessories designer Kate Spade has just flung open its doors at The Dubai Mall. It’s the second in the region (the first launched in Kuwait) and sells the designer’s signature quirky, bold pieces.
The Dubai Mall (04 325 3518).

Mexx men’s summer collection
Planning a beach holiday? Step into this budget-friendly retailer to check out the new menswear collection, planned to hit stores in May. You’ll find shorts, T-shirts and accessories in the season’s hot new pastel shades.
From Dhs79. Mexx, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 4873).

Sales & offers

Clearout sale at Showcase Art & Antiques
Looking for fine antiques at unbelievable prices? Stock up on Omani chests and furniture items, jewellery, framed and loose prints, original artworks and other bits and pieces at the former location of Showcase Gallery in Jumeirah (the art space has recently moved to Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz and needs a good home for its unwanted items). We think there’ll be something there that tickles your fancy.
Until April 30. Villa 679, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 8797).

In-mall entertainment

Art on display at Harvey Nichols
A mixed-media exhibition is currently adorning the window displays at Harvey Nichols. The creations, by Dubai-based Italian-Canadian artist Janet Bellotto, feature mannequin-like sculptures (some hanging upside down) in seascapes. She says they’re inspired by the stories of the sea, as well as Dubai’s pearl-diving history. For a behind-the-scenes look at how the window display was put together, grab the new issue of Time Out Style magazine, in stores now.
Until April 30. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).

Win a gold-plated iPhone at Mirdif City Centre
Every time you spend Dhs300 or more at this mall, you’ll be entered into the draw to win a weekly sum of Dhs25,000 (enough to splash out on a whole new wardrobe). Planning on spending big? Each time you spend double that (Dhs650) at stores in the mall, you’ll be in the running to win the grand prize: a gold-plated iPhone 4S. Now we’re talking.
Until April 30. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).

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