Dubai International Comedy Carnival
As part of Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubomedy is holding music and dance contests from Tuesday 22. Register by Thursday 17 for the Comedy Movie competition, in which participants have three days to write and shoot a short film. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meanwhile, a two-day youth circus workshop and a breakdance competition will run from Friday January 25 to Saturday 26 at Festival Centre.
Until January 26. www.comedy.ae, or search Dubai International Comedy Carnival on Facebook.
Dubai Outlet Mall’s International Kite Festival
On Friday January 18, watch as international kite teams raise weird and wonderful shapes into the sky. There will also be the chance for guests to fly their own kites, and for kids to take part in kite-making workshops. As well as all the action in the air, there will be a souk and craft bazaar, drumming, food stalls and much more.
Dhs30 per person, Dhs50 per couple, Dhs80 per family including two kids under 12. 10am-6pm, January 18. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
New stores & collections
H&M Sports new collection
Now available in the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates branches, this new collection aims to offer a colourful, fashionable range for the gym.
From Dhs49. H&M, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327), Mall of the Emirates (04 341 5440).
Love Always collection from Jewels Designed ForYou
This new jewellery collection is inspired by love, and features pieces using pink diamonds, coloured gems and gold hearts.
From Dhs12,500. Jewels Designed ForYou, www.jewelsdesignedforyou.com.
New season accessories at West LA Boutique
The range of new accessories for spring at West LA includes flower crowns by Cult Gaia, plus a new delivery of House of Harlow bags, which have a baroque, vintage feel.
From Dhs275. West LA Boutique, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 4248).
Thai Pavilion at Global Village
This shopping pavilion is a miniature of bustling Bangkok, selling accessories, T-shirts, kids’ clothes, shoes and cosmetics. There’s also food available, including Thai fruits, dried prawns and dried ginger.
From Dhs5. Ongoing. Global Village, Emirates Road (04 362 4114).
Offers and deals
Bargains at Boom & Mellow
The accessories boutique has 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.
Until February 3. Boom & Mellow, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3993).
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.
Mon 10am-2pm. Ongoing. 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 a wide range of must-have designers including Anton Heunis, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Carven.
Until January 31. 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 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).