9 shopping experiences to try

All the latest discounts, collections and shopping events around Dubai


Shop around the Ripe Market
Get out of the house and peruse arts and crafts, organic fruits, vegetables, eggs and honey, meet local entrepreneurs and much more.
Sat 9am-2pm. Until October. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com.

New stores & collections

Bonaldo now available at Western Furniture
Peruse furniture from luxury Italian brand Bonaldo, which is now stocked at the high-end interiors store.
Ongoing. Various locations including Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 6466).

Loewe’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection
Head to this Spanish luxury leather house to pick up bags, wallets, purses and decorative pins. In the market for a yellow, elephant-shaped handbag? Look no further.
Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 325 3754).

Massimo Dutti reopens at Dubai Festival City
The preppy Spanish brand has re-opened at Dubai Festival City, with its latest lines for men, women and kids now available.
Ongoing. Massimo Dutti, Dubai Festival City (04 232 8584).

Offers & deals

DSS at The Dubai Mall
Spend Dhs500 or more on shopping, dining and/or entertainment for the chance to win instant prizes. You could get tickets to the Emirates A380 simulator, free entry to At the Top, Burj Khalifa, gift cards for Sega Republic, sessions at Dubai Ice Rink, vouchers for Red Lobster, Sun & Sand and much more. There’s also a raffle with a weekly grand prize of Dhs25,000 in National Bonds.
Until September 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (800 382 246 255).

Dubai Summer Pass at The Dubai Mall
Get up to 45 percent off the cost of visiting indoor attractions including KidZania, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Reel Cinemas. Priced at Dhs250, the pass includes one adult or child ticket to the Aquarium, one ticket to Sega Republic, two adult or child tickets to the cinema and more. Until September 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaisummerpass.com.

Four bras for less at Nayomi
Need some new undies? Head to intimates store Nayomi where, until stocks last, you can pick up four bras for a wildly reasonable Dhs199.
Until December 31, while stocks last. Nayomi, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8820).

Win your school fees with Hamleys
Spend Dhs250 or more on the ‘back to school’ collection at Hamleys and enter a draw to win an entire year’s school fees paid for by the toy shop. Until September 12. Hamleys, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8889).

In-mall entertainment

Dubai Marina Mall’s DSS activities
Throughout Dubai Summer Surprises, stores in this mall will be offering up to 70 percent discounts. Meanwhile, from Thursday August 27 to Wednesday September 2, catch SpongeBob Squarepants shows, where Patchy the Pirate will be telling stories about SpongeBob and his friend Patrick.
Until September 2. Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 436 1020).

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The popular beach club is opening later this year Bluewaters Island

Treble your tacos every Tuesday for Dhs27

The Play House features treats, cooking classes and more

Ladies get free drinks on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The sleek new trains will be more spacious with a swankier design


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