New stores & collections
Book a stall at Marina Market
The market’s founders are currently taking applications for seven-month leases only at Marina Walk and a new location at the rear of Marina Mall. For the Marina Walk location they’re looking for vendors selling fashion, home decor, sunglasses, jewellery and accessories, while more unusual items not readily available in malls can be sold at the Marina Mall location.
Dhs266 per day (Marina Walk); Dhs333 per day (Marina Mall) over seven months. www.marinamarket.ae (055 553 2065).
Juicy Couture autumn/winter 2012 collection
The US label’s new range is an ode to old-school British glamour, featuring faux fur (a must-have winter trend), tunic-style shifts and military-inspired jackets and blazers. Entitled ‘LA Loves London’, we’re so enamoured with the caramel faux-fur jacket that we’re considering planning a winter escape to get some wear out of it.
Dhs649 to Dhs2,499. Juicy Couture, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1445).
Splash unveils new uni-brand concept
Youth fashion brand Splash has just announced its uni-brand concept, in which all of the retailer’s 35 brands (11 of which are international) will fall under one name to give customers greater ease when browsing the collections and identifying the labels. Each brand will be categorised into genres such as Splash Youth, Splash Accessories, Splash Beach, Splash Vintage and so on. The home-grown retailer is also planning to rejig its stores to ensure the design and aesthetic is consistent.
Splash, various locations including Deira City Centre (TBC).
Sales and offers
Jacky’s Electronics promotion at Ibn Battuta Mall
It’s time to go gadget crazy at Ibn Battuta Mall: every time you spend Dhs250 at the electronics store, located in the Andalusia Court, you’ll get a free Grand Cinemas movie ticket.
Ongoing. Jacky’s Electronics, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5080).
Back-to-school bargains at City Centre malls
Parents and kids who shop at Deira City Centre or Mirdif City Centre before Saturday September 15 will get great deals on items from bags to shoes. Look out for the ‘Pack to School’ booklet in either of the malls to see what deals are on offer. For more deals and to win prizes including a Playstation Vita, check out the Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre Facebook pages.
Until September 15. Deira City Centre (04 295 4486); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
‘Crocodylia’ at The Dubai Mall
Crocodile species including the Cuvier’s dwarf caiman and the west African dwarf, are now on show at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. In an effort to raise awareness on crocodile conservation, Crocodylia invites visitors to watch presentations and come face to face with these remarkable reptiles.
Until September 30. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall (800 38224 6255).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre
From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts and special offers for ladies. Deals include 15 percent off at lingerie and shapewear brand K-Lynn, free facials at Paris Gallery, 20 percent off when you spend more than Dhs400 at Debenhams, 15 percent discount on everything at Topshop, and 25 percent off at homewares giant Home Centre.
See the website for a full list of deals. Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Mall walkers at Mall of the Emirates
Still too hot to exercise outdoors? Then get walking inside. This indoor walking club meets five times a week to stroll round the mall. They even have a team motivator to make sure you don’t slack off.
Free. Sun-Thu 8.30am. Ongoing. Meet at Nike store, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Oasis Centre: wacky Wednesdays for women
Every Wednesday, this Sheikh Zayed Road mall offers women-only discounts of up to 25 percent across its brands and stores, including Carrefour, Babyshop, Max, Emax, Fitness First and Home Centre.
Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4000).