ARTE Souk at Times Square Center
Want to snap up bargains on unique gifts? On Friday July 13, Times Square Center hosts a market featuring handmade wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Noon-7pm, July 13. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Project: MEGA at The Dubai Mall
A designer toy auction featuring the works of more than 125 local artists is underway from Tuesday July 10 to Thursday July 12 in Alserkal Avenue. This is your chance to own quirky limited-edition collectables.
Until July 12. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (050 460 8420).
New stores & collections
Bebe Summer 2012 collection
Fire up your holiday wardrobe with the colourful new range from party brand Bebe. The line features airy tops, metallics, safari-style playsuits, tribal beading and statement accessories. For those that like to flaunt it, there’s plenty of the young fashion brand’s signature bodycon silouhettes as well.
From Dhs295 to Dhs650. Bebe, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
Maui Jim limited-edition sunglasses
To coincide with the launch of blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, US sunglasses brand Maui Jim has teamed up with Marvel Entertainment to produce a limited-edition range of shades inspired by the movie. The sunglasses feature a red web frame and lenses with webbed mirroring. Better start climbing the walls to get there, as only 90 pairs are available in the UAE.
Dhs950. Maui Jim, available at Al Jaber Optical, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7733).
Taxonomy now available at Topman
The new London-based menswear label is available at Topman in The Dubai Mall from mid-July. Inspired by the sciences and the outdoors, the collection features quirky T-shirts with contemporary prints such as fishing flies and Hawaiian-style motifs.
From Dhs180 to Dhs215. Topman, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9415).
Moneysouq at Mall of the Emirates
This mini personal finance exhibition brings together consumers and leading names within the financial industry, including Alpari FX, ICM Brokers, Gold.ae and more. Shoppers can browse deals, offers and products relating to each financial sector to give them a better overall view of the market.
Until July 16. North Galleria, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
DSS deals and events
The city-wide Dubai Summer Surprises shopping festival continues at malls across Dubai until Saturday July 14.
Arabian Center: win a gold-plated iPhone 4S, iPod or Blackberry 9900
This lesser-known mall is encouraging shoppers to drop in during DSS for a chance to win a gold-plated iPhone, iPod and Blackberry 9900 every week when you spend Dhs200. The mall is also participating in a joint promotion in which those who spend Dhs200 or more throughout the month-long shopping frenzy will be entered into a draw to win prizes worth up to Dhs3 million. Entertainment including The Mermaid Tales and Sophie the Giant will keep the kids happy.
Until July 14. Arabian Center, Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
Bath & Body Works
Stay smelling fresh during summer with deals of 50 to 75 percent off body products, including scents, shower gels, soaps and home fragrances.
Until July 14. Bath & Body Works, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8839).
Beautybay and Vogue shades
Every time you spend Dhs200 on Bourjois products at Beautybay, you’ll get the chance to scratch and win to see if you’ve bagged a pair of Vogue sunglasses. If that’s not enough, Beautybay and Lifestyle stores will be offering 25 percent off a wide range of cosmetics in their standalone stores.
Until July 14. Beautybay, Oasis Centre (04 515 4300).
Buy a new Blackberry 7 smartphone during DSS and you’ll be entered into a draw to win Dhs20,000 worth of airline ticket vouchers every week. Other prizes include a Blackberry Playbook tablet daily and a guaranteed prize bundle of five EA video games. After making your purchase, visit www.blackberrydss.com and register to enter the draw.
Until July 14. Various retailers including Geant, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5858).
BurJuman DSS deals
The Bur Dubai mall is holding sales of up to 70 percent across its stores, and shoppers who spend Dhs200 will be entered into a weekly raffle to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages.
Until July 14. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Dubai Marina Mall
Spend Dhs200 at Dubai Marina Mall during DSS and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of five fashion, meal and gift card prizes daily. The grand prize is a private yacht cruise for the winner and 40 of their friends. Spanish flamenco workshops will also be held daily until Saturday July 14 at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm. See the website for more info and schedules.
Until July 14. Dubai Marina Mall, www.dubaimarinamall.com (04 436 1000).
Dubai Outlet Mall: win Dhs50,000
Spend Dhs200 at any retailer in this discount mall and you’ll be entered into a special DSS draw to win one of five Dhs50,000 prize packages every week. Plus, spend more than Dhs1,000 using your Mastercard credit card and you could win prizes including Emirates Airline tickets and more. To break up bouts of shopping or keep little shoppers entertained, check out the Olympics-themed theatre show at McDonald’s every Friday, plus street performers, jugglers, stilt walkers and plenty more.
Until July 14. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Ikea part sale
Revamp your home for summer with a wide range of discounted accessories, furniture and kitchen items from everyone’s favourite homemaker’s hub. Brave the crowds and make a day of it.
Until July 14. Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 203 7555).
Kurt Geiger part sale
Put your best foot forward this summer and check out the discounts at British footwear giant Kurt Geiger. Part of the stock will be on sale, with discounts of 25 to 60 percent.
Until July 14. Kurt Geiger, available at various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3884).
Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre
During DSS these malls are holding a joint shop-and-win offer: customers who spend Dhs300 at any of the locations will get chances to win discounts and prizes, such as 100 gold coins daily.
Until July 14. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000); Deira City Centre (04 295 1010); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Mercato Mall and Town Centre
Make your way to these Jumeirah-based malls and receive up to 75 percent off your favourite local and international brands. For every Dhs200 you spend, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Cadillac SRX or diamond jewellery. Winners will be announced every Sunday over four weeks.
Until July 14. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah (04 344 4161). Town Centre, Jumeirah (04 344 0111).
Oasis Centre: wacky Wednesdays for women
Every Wednesday, this Sheikh Zayed Road shopping mall offers women-only discounts of up to 25 percent across its varied range of brands, including Candelite, Balance Café and New Look.
Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4000).
Rivoli Group offer
Spend Dhs300 at any Rivoli or Hour Choice outlet in the UAE during DSS and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win Dhs25,000 Emirates Skywards miles to spend on travel.
Until July 14. Rivoli, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8496); Hour Choice, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5581).
Sacoor Brothers sales
Get some new threads or accessories this DSS for up to half the original price. The Portuguese fashion brand is offering discounts of up to 50 percent throughout the month-long shopping celebrations.
Until July 14. Sacoor Brothers, various locations including Festival Centre (04 232 6256).
Make your way to the Wafi branch of this eclectic boutique during DSS to get up to 50 percent off your favourite designers, including Sass and Bide, Reemami, Sretsis and Susan Hanover and Henry & Belle.
Until July 14. Valleydez, Wafi (04 324 2883).
Virgin Megastore: win laptops, mobile phones, books and CDs
You can’t lose at Virgin Megastore this month. Spend Dhs150 at the variety store during DSS and you’ll receive a scratch card that could bag you a laptop, DVDs, gadgets, toys, multimedia accessories and more. The giant store is also offering discounts of up to 75 percent, plus a buy one, get one free promotion on books, CDs and DVDs.
Until July 14. Virgin Megastore, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 6971).