S*uce Design a Dress competition
The annual S*uce Design a Dress competition is back, and the organisers are encouraging everyone to get in touch with their inner designer. The only requirement is that your design must include metallics, and designers can submit up to three dresses. Download the rules and guidelines from the website. The winner will have the chance to create a capsule collection exclusively for S*uce.
Free. Submission deadline January 31. S*uce, various locations including The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.shopatsauce.com/designadress (04 344 7270).
Soirée boutique’s Diwali event
Pakistani designer Umar Sayeed and Indian jewellery boutique Jaipur Jewels will bring some sparkle to the boutique when they present their exclusive Diwali collections at the store. There will be a VIP viewing on Wednesday October 31, where guests will be able to meet the designers. The show will be open to the public on Thursday 1 from 10am until 9pm. Until November 1.
Soirée,Villa 11, Al Wasl Road (04 349 4995).
New stores & collections
Kate Spade New York at The Dubai Mall
This popular American brand has opened a footwear outlet on level one in The Dubai Mall’s new Level shoe district – the brand’s second premises in the mall. An impressive 250 shoe brands are on offer at Level, spread across 8,900 sq m.
The Dubai Mall (04 325 3518).
Sales and offers
City Centre malls
In celebration of Gitex, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre are offering shoppers the chance to win iPhone 5 handsets from now until the end of the month. The ‘Apple a Day’ giveaway will see one lucky winner land an iPhone 5 every day. Spend Dhs300 at any store to be entered in the raffle, or Dhs300 at any electronics store to be in the running to win the grand prize, a gold-plated iPad 3.
Until October 31. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010); Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Discounts on Apple products at iStyle
University students and faculty members get a five percent discount on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro/Retina, iMac and Mac Pro when they shop at iStyle, plus a Dhs300 gift voucher.
Until November 5. iStyle, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 4149).
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 free facials at Paris Gallery. See the website for more deals.
Mon 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Pearls for Hope
Treat a loved one to a set of pearls at online jewellery boutique UMI Pearls during October: for every product purchased, 20 percent of the sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Prices vary. Until October 31. www.umipearls.com.
Free lingerie bag with purchases at K-Lynn
Treat yourself to a bra and panty set from the Simone Pérèle autumn/winter collection and get a free lingerie bag to protect your delicates while travelling. Underwear sets from Dhs478.
Until November 30. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Free international shipping at my-wardrobe.com
Snap up Christmas gifts early and have them shipped to wherever you’re spending the holidays or doing your wrapping at no extra cost with www.my-wardrobe.com. All you need to do is enter ‘FREESHIPAW12’ at the checkout to claim the offer.
Until November 4. www.my-wardrobe.com.
Oasis Centre’s Shop & Stop Drive-By offers
Visit this mall from 5pm until 9pm on weekday evenings and you’ll receive offers at venues such as Cello Music, Fitness First, Carrefour Market and Balance Wellness Club.
Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 545 4000).
The Billionaire Gallery
A high-end exhibition featuring a coveted selection of rare and authentic collectables, with prices starting from Dhs13,500.
Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Eid sales and events
Customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this new Al Quoz second-hand haunt will get an extra 15 percent off the next time they visit.
Until November 30. Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 379 1122).
Deira City Centre
There are a range of discounts throughout the week. Shoe retailer Shoe Mart is offering 25 percent off selected stock until Wednesday December 26; Rock River Shoes is slashing prices by up to 50 percent until Thursday October 18; and accessories label Charles & Keith is offering 25 percent off until Saturday October 20.
Shoe Mart (04 295 2051), Rock River Shoes (04 295 0908); Charles & Keith (04 295 8635).
Deira City Centre ‘Midnight Madness’ promotion
During Eid 24-hour shopping weekends, Dhs1 million will be given away to shoppers. Spend Dhs200 to be entered into an hourly prize draw, during which Dhs2,000 will be given away, with the amount doubling to Dhs4,000 between midnight and 6am. The mall is also holding kids’ activities and a crafts station with an underwater theme.
Sun-Thu 2pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 2pm-midnight. Until November 3. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).
Eid offers at Paris Gallery
Make any purchase at Paris Gallery during the 24-hour shopping drive and get a 25 percent discount voucher for your next purchase – the only catch is that it must be redeemed in the same store, on the same day, between the hours of 1am and 9am. The good news is that the voucher will be valid for every purchase, regardless of the amount.
Until November 3. Paris Gallery, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8289).
Mall of the Emirates
This Barsha mall is hosting family entertainment and colourful parades during its Eid Carnival. Daily shows take place from 4pm until 10pm on weekdays, and 7pm until 2am at the weekend.
Until November 2. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Nookanooka Art Attack 3D
What happens when designers and artists are given the chance to customise their own toys? Watch hub Wrist is currently showcasing a fun exhibition of Nookanooka toys designed by the city’s creatives.
Until November 2. The Dubai Mall (04 330 8171).
This watch retailer is offering in-store discounts depending on how much you spend. You’ll get a ten percent discount when you spend up to Dhs500, 15 percent off when you spend between Dhs501 and Dhs1,000, and 25 percent off if you spend Dhs1,000 or more.
Until November 2. The Dubai Mall (04 330 8171).