ARTE craft market at Times Square Centre
On Friday January 11, this small mall is hosting a market featuring hand-made wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Noon-9pm. Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market
Head to Uptown Mirdif on Saturday January 12 to check out this second-hand market.
3pm-8pm, January 12. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
Dubai Shopping Festival 2013
Shopping mania continues in the city with a month of sales, bargains and discounts at most retailers, boutiques and malls. One of the highlights this year is the festival’s partnership with luxury consumer event Big Boys Toys at Atlantis The Palm, starting on Thursday January 31. This year, there will be a Big Boy Mega Raffle, in which one of the Big Boys Toys VIP and Club Royale ticket buyers can win prizes with an overall value of Dhs1 million. Stay tuned for more info on events and prizes to be won this year.
Until February 3. Venues across Dubai, www.dubaievents.ae.
New stores & collections
Mexx spring 2013 collection
The new line from affordable unisex brand Mexx features bright, summery pastel shades and flirty cuts for her that evoke the feel of the French Riviera. For gents, the colour palette is equally charming and a tad preppy, with trousers in powder blue, classic navy blazers, nautical light knits and accessories such as bow-ties. The collection is available this week.
Dhs95 to Dhs717. Mexx, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 1990).
Offers and DSF deals
Bargains at Boom & Mellow
The quirky accessories boutique has some amazing bags, jewellery and other items on sale with discounts of up to 50 percent, including items from Alexis Bittar, Be & D, Monserat de Lucca and Zariin.
Boom & Mellow, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3993).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre
From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers discounts and special offers for ladies. Deals include free facials at Paris Gallery. See the website for more.
Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Discounts at my-wardrobe.com
The luxury online destination has launched its end-of-season sale, offering reductions of up to 50 percent on autumn/winter 2012 items from must-have designers including Anton Heunis, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Carven.
Until January 31. www.my-wardrobe.com.
DSF promotion at ValleyDez
This slick multi-brand boutique is offering great discounts at its Wafi branch during Dubai Shopping Festival. Get discounts of up to 75 percent on accessories and fashion from brands such as Nadine Zeni, Camilla and Marc, Klutched and Sass & Bide.
Until February 3. ValleyDez, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 2883).
Free gift vouchers when you shop at Wrist
Spend Dhs350 or more on statement arm candy at this watch boutique and you’ll be given a Dhs100 gift voucher that can be used to buy an item worth Dhs350 or above. The voucher applies to all in-store products and brands with the price of Dhs350 or above. One voucher can be redeemed per transaction.
Until January 13. Wrist, The Dubai Mall, opposite Reel Cinemas (04 330 8171).
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 Carrefour Market and Balance Wellness Club.
Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 545 4000).
Sales at Saks Fifth Avenue
Now’s the time to splash some cash at this NYC-based department store. The BurJuman outlet is currently offering discounts of up to 60 percent on the world’s top designers. You’ll also enjoy hassle-free parking.
Ongoing. Saks Fifth Avenue, BurJuman, Bur Dubai (800 7257).