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February 2019

These Affordable Décor Buys Will Make Your Home Look Elegant

Sleek interior accessories that offer maximum impact without the hefty price tag.

The best furniture stores in Dubai

Easy hacks to improve your home décor 

 

Follow the hashtag #InteriorGoals on Instagram, and you’ll find a feed of somewhat similar shots – clear marble counters, curated coffee tables, plumped pillows, carefully considered shelfies and not a crumpled newspaper or dirty dish in sight.
Outside of the Insta-world, this is far from realistic (especially for households with kids). We have, however, found a few easy hacks and ‘post-worthy’ household buys to add a touch of functional chic to your home.

Mirror by Zara Home Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Mirror, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and Mall of Egypt

 

Oversized artwork makes a significant impact, but sourcing and investing in a piece that you truly love (and will want to live with for many years) can take time and money. 
Instead, create your gallery wall by hanging smaller prints, paintings, framed postcards, geometric mirrors and even wicker bowls or ceramic plates – whatever inspires you. They don’t also have to all be the same colour; in fact, an assortment of hues and textures often make for the most exciting and unique layouts. 

Pillow by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Pillow by H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut

 

We’ve made no secret of our penchant for pillows and cushions in previous posts, quite simply because a few artfully strewn cushions will instantly spruce up an old sofa, chair or bed. 
Easy to switch up throughout the year or change as your style evolves, layer block colours with bold prints to suit your décor scheme. 

Pendant light by Crate & Barrel Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Pendant light, Crate & Barrel Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

 

Light can make or break a room. Like jewellery is a finishing touch to elevate an outfit, so light should be considered the finishing touch to an interior space.
Don’t be afraid to go big, even in a small room, as large pendant fixtures have the power to serve as a critical focal point in your home. 

 
February 2019

Stuck On What To Get Your Man For Valentine’s Day? These 5 Gift Ideas Will Go Down a Treat

The presents your other half will love.

The best Valentine’s Day gifts for him

Gifts for him just in time for Valentine’s Day

Think the man in your life is hard to shop for? We get it; gents can be notoriously tricky to buy for, especially if he claims to “need nothing at all”.

We’ve trawled the mall on your behalf to handpick a series of brilliant buys bound to get you extra brownie points in the present stakes this year.

Please read below to check out our round-up of V-Day gift ideas to shop now.

Swim shorts by Vilebrequin, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed swim shorts, AED1,085, Vilebrequin, visit Mall of the Emirates 

A homage to iconic rockers Queen, music buffs will love these colourful swimming trunks splashed with the band’s concert tickets and posters.

Cardholder by U.S. Polo Assn, available at Mall of the Emirates

Cardholder, AED160, U.S. Polo Assn, visit Mall of the Emirates 

If your other half has ever lost his wallet on an evening out, you might want to get him this handy pocket-sized cardholder, which holds just enough space for cash and a few essential cards.

Tom Ford perfume at Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Tom Ford Ombré Leather 50ml, AED499, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Cased in a smart monochrome bottle, the latest fragrance from Tom Ford is everything we hoped for and more. Sure to impress even the most discerning noses, the rich woody scent mixed with spicy cardamom and saffron hits all the right notes.

Navy joggers by Calvin Klein, available at Mall of the Emirates

Navy joggers, AED240, Calvin Klein, visit Mall of the Emirates 

A step up from standard loungewear, these cosy cotton joggers by Calvin Klein are the ultimate in comfort for chilled nights in.

Adidas Originals trainers at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Adidas Originals Deerupt trainers, AED600, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

These sleek neon-soled trainers by Adidas Originals feature super flexible mesh to provide a snug fit, coupled with a lightweight sock liner that will allow him to run longer with maximum comfort.

 
February 2019

We Just Did Our Entire Make-Up Routine with Only Three Tools

Multi-tasking brushes and sponges put to the test.

The best make up brushes

Flawless make-up with just three tools 

 

Over the years we’ve tried hundreds of beauty application tools, test-driving everything that came our way, from pricey designer brushes down to budget blenders from the supermarket, all in the quest to achieve a more flawless finish when applying our make-up. 
In keeping with our New Year resolution to scale back, we’ve decided to streamline our collection to just a few versatile essentials because let’s face it, who actually uses 30 brushes to apply their slap every day? And then there’s the chore of having to wash them all regularly, which pros recommend doing every single week!
Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have just one compact case with tools that carry out a number of jobs? Say, a sponge that can apply foundation, bronzer, blusher and highlighter in one go. Or how about a do-it-all precision brush for expert concealing and painting on a perfect red lip? We’ve done our research and found you the top three tools that do it all.

Benefit Angled Brow Brush at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Benefit Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This dual-ended tool features an angled brush designed to seamlessly apply brow powders, creams and waxes or to slick on gel eyeliner. While the spoolie side can be used to swipe on mascara or further blend and comb brow products.

Real Techniques Sponge at Boots Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Real Techniques The Miracle Complexion Sponge, visit Boots Pharmacy at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

 

You may already own the now iconic BeautyBlender, but have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge? While we’re still fans of the original egg-shaped pink sponge, this clever dupe comes with both a pointed end (great for covering imperfections) and a flat side that is ideal for baking and contouring. 
For the best results, dampen the sponge and use dabbing, stippling motions to apply just about any liquid or cream formula, be it foundation, blush or contour. The result is a super smooth, airbrushed finish with not a streak in sight. 

Smashbox Multitasking Brush at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Smashbox Multitasking Brush, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This skinny tapered tool not only offers exact precision for concealing blemishes, dark spots, under-eye circles and redness around the nose, but it can also be used to apply lipstick, highlighter and define brow lines – genius!

 
January 2019

A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Snagging the Best Deals at the Dubai Shopping Festival Sales

DSF at the shopping malls in Dubai

Save big with DSF deals at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

 

Running every day until 2nd of February, the Dubai Shopping Festival is the biggest event on the regional retail calendar and one you will not want to miss – especially if you’re going to bag a major bargain!

With all those discounts and deals to be had, we’ve tapped up our expert fashion pro to find out exactly how to make the most of sale shopping.

These are her top tips:

  • It all starts with what you wear – so dress in something that’s easy to slip on and off to speed up the outfit trying process. Better yet, opt for a slim fit tee so you can throw on any coats or outerwear without having to join the changing room queue 
  • Even if you could walk miles in your trusty Manolo heels, you need to be quick on your feet to score big on the sales so rock a pair of flats or trainers instead
  • Sign up to your favourite brands’ mailing lists. You’ll get a heads-up on sale timings and the items that will be discounted
  • Get there early to snag a prime parking position and get first dibs on your wishlist items before they sell out. Most of the stores in the shopping malls in Dubai open at 10am, so if you plan on grabbing a coffee first, be there at 9.45am sharp
  • Avoid post-purchase regret by making a list of exactly what you want/need before heading to the sales. Take the time to go through your wardrobe and take note of what you don’t need another version of. Then see what might be missing, be it a wear-over-anything blazer, cashmere knitwear or a statement necklace to spruce up simple frocks
  • Look out for discounts on investment buys that you will get the most wear out of, such as high-quality leather bags or a beautifully tailored suit. These are the pieces that will stand the test of time for many seasons to come

 

3 Classic Sartorial Staples you’ll Love Forever 

You will not regret these timeless fashion finds in stores now.

Redcoat by Zara Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Red coat, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

Black lace top by Ted Baker, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Black lace top, Ted Baker, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

http://www.citycentrebahrain.com/shopping/fashion-unisex/ted-baker

Snakeskin effect boots, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 
January 2019

Bored Of Your Clothes? Here Are 5 New Outfit Ideas to Lift Your Look

The best style buys you can shop now

5 of the best style buys you can shop right now 

 

A closet full of clothes but seemingly nothing to wear… it’s the age-old dilemma we all experience, and usually when we’re rushing to leave the house.

We say bring a little life to your wardrobe this month and look straight ahead to the latest collections to hit the store floors. While the party season might be over and our sequins packed away, the new season is anything but ordinary. Expect rich jewel tones, beaded bags and jewel-flecked jumpers – think of it as a New Year gift to yourself.

 

Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Purple blazer, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

Our fashion team is all in agreement that every working woman needs this violet-hued tuxedo jacket in her life. A bold staple you will re-wear time and time again, style with A-line skirts or paired with smart trousers for when you really need to impress in the boardroom.

 

Tortoiseshell bag by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Tortoiseshell bag, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Been on the hunt for a go-with-everything evening bag that will not break the bank? We too were searching high and low until we came across this tortoiseshell beaded bag by Mango.

 

Crystal earrings by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Crystal earrings, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

Need to jet from day to night in a flash? These sparkly fringe earrings will get the job done. Wear with your locks swept up and a slick of bright lippy for quick chic to go.

 

Black boots by Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Metal heel boots, Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Mall of Egypt and City Centre Beirut

Classic black booties with a surprise at the back – these mirror-heeled soles deserve their own Instagram close-up.

White jumper by H&M, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

White knit jumper, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

It might be time to replace your bobbly jumper. This soft white sweater by H&M offers a fresh take on a classic with subtle sparkle along the neckline.

 

 
January 2019

Find out Why This Year’s Dubai Shopping Festival Will Be Better than Ever

What to expect from the massive shopping and entertainment event in Dubai.

The best deals at the Dubai Shopping Festival

The best deals at the Dubai Shopping Festival

Mega money-saving sales, incredible giveaways and epic entertainment, the Dubai Shopping Festival is back and this year it will be bigger than ever before.

Spanning over 39 days from December 26 to February 2, the annual event will also be the longest-running DSF to date, giving you plenty of time to take part in all that the hotly anticipated festival has to offer.

Scroll below for everything you need to know ahead of DSF…

 

Pick up discounted sportswear from Lululemon - Mall of the Emirates during DSF

Pick up discounted sportswear from Lululemon during DSF

 

The Best Deals for All

No need to fret if Santa hasn’t delivered everything on your wish list this year, as there are thousands of dirham-saving discounts to be had during DSF. From fashion and beauty brands, such as Harvey Nichols Dubai, Topshop, Zara Dubai, MAX, H&M, Centrepoint, Aldo, and Hollister, to leading sportswear stores including Lululemon, Nike, Sun & Sand Sports and Adidas, bargain-hunters will be in for a treat. 

Whether you’re looking to splash out on a new smartphone or upgrade your flat screen TV, shoppers on the hunt for the latest electronics will also be well catered for thanks to a huge number of tech deals at Carrefour, Jumbo, Virgin Megastore, Emax, Sharaf DG and many more. 

While those looking to spruce up their abode can shop serious sales at homeware havens such as at Home Centre Dubai, Tavola, The One, Marina Exotic Home Interiors and Maison Du Monde.

 

Win Major Money Prizes, Shopping Vouchers & Even a Luxury Car 

This year will see a blockbuster number of top prizes up for grabs during DSF with an overall amount of AED1 million in cash prizes and gifts just waiting to be won. Competitions range from a digital ‘Game Room’ over at City Centre Mirdif to an interactive ‘Price is Right’ experience at City Centre Deira.

In addition to the ‘Shop & Win’ in City Centre Me’aisem, we are launching a carnival themed activation by mid of January and the famous South Asian Board Game ‘Carrom Ball’ at City Centre Al Shindagha


 

Shop for Longer, Any Time

To make your shopping experience all-together more convenient over the festive period, your favourite malls, including Mall of the Emirates, City Centres Deira, Mirdif, Me’aisem, Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha, are extending their opening hours from 10 AM to 12 Midnight from December 26th until February 2nd.   

Happy Shopping!

 
January 2019

Sleek Sportswear Buys to Help Kick-Start Your January Detox

What to wear to the gym

Five to buy: our favourite workout wear 

 

Feeling the side-effects after an over-indulgent festive season? You’re not the only one – we too are in need of a significant detox due to all that celebrating throughout December.

From performance-enhancing trainers to a body-cooling top and a sleek tote to take you from gym to the office, scroll down below to shop the latest sportswear styles. Your new health overhaul starts now!

 

Black trainer by Puma Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Black trainers, AED580, Puma Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Dubbed the ‘hybrid rocket’, Puma’s latest kicks come complete with superior cushioning, a sock-like fit for the ultimate in comfort and a trendy polka-dot platform. We’ll be sporting these both on and off the running track.

Training top by Nike Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Training top, AED239, Nike Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

On offer in many colourful-ways, this long-sleeved training top fits like a second skin and is crafted using ultra lightweight fabric technology to help keep you fresh while you work up a sweat. Genius!

 

Sports bra by Adidas Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates 

Sports bra, AED210, Adidas Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Add a flash of colour to your workout wardrobe with this bold racerback sports bra. Offering the ideal amount of support for all sizes, this style is made using recycled polyester along with a unique sweat-wicking Climalite fabric.

 

Leggings by Lululemon, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed leggings, approx AED525, Lululemon, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

These optical illusion printed leggings are not only super figure flattering but provide long-wear comfort thanks to a four-way stretch fabric.

 

Printed backpack by Nike Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed backpack, AED199, Nike Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Your hunt for the perfect gym bag stops now. This cool camouflage-printed backpack comes with plenty of compartments for your everyday exercise necessities. Hurrah for a hold all that won’t strain our shoulders!

 
December 2018

Finally, a Festive Gift Guide to Suit All Budgets

Brilliant buys that won’t break the bank this Christmas.

Where to buy Christmas gifts from the shopping malls in Dubai

Bargain-friendly festive gifts to shop now

 

We know it's easy to leave your gift shopping until the last minute. If you tend to find yourself manically rushing out to the mall on Christmas Eve, this one is for you. Take a look at our stress-free guide to picking out the perfect presents this year.

In-between all of the travel, social soirées and dinner parties, December can become an expensive time of year. To help cut costs, we’ve made it our mission to bring you gift ideas that won’t dent your bank balance. 

Please take a look below to check out our top picks.

Salt and pepper set by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Salt and pepper set, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut and City Centre Deira

 

Beauty fans will love these adorable salt and pepper shakers. They are in the shape of lipsticks, doubling up as a décor accessory.

Scented candle by Rituals, available at Mall of the Emirates
Scented candle, Rituals, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

It's known that luxury candles often come with a hefty price tag. However, these beautifully scented pots from Rituals are reasonably priced and will make any room smell like a spa.

Scented candle by Rituals, available at Mall of the Emirates

French Press coffee maker, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

 

Gift your friends with a morning essential so they can plunge into each new day with this mini coffee maker, which brews the perfect French press.

Keyring by Karl Lagerfeld, available at Mall of the Emirates

Key ring, Karl Lagerfeld, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If Chanel is out of your budget, treat a loved one to the next best thing! This cute key ring is from King Karl’s recently opened boutique in Mall of the Emirates.

Toiletry bag by Samsonite, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Toiletry bag, Samsonite, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Alexandria

 

A great gift for the man in your life, this smart toiletry bag will hold all his travel necessities. 

 

If you find yourself short on time or are still stuck on what to buy for that special someone, why not give them a Mall Gift Card? You can redeem it at thousands of leading stores across the region. This convenient gift solution will let your loved ones pick out precisely what they want this year.

 

Win & Play

Are you heading to Fujairah to do all your festive shopping this December? Don’t miss out on entering the weekly draw for the chance to win a massive AED 25,000! If you are shopping with little ones, you can keep them entertained with a visit to the life-sized Snakes & Ladders game. You can find it within the mall and win instant prizes from various shops there.

 
November 2018

Chic Wardrobe Staples That Will Stand the Test of Time

You’ll want to buy them all right now.

Classic style buys you will always adore

Classic style buys you will always adore

 

You’re browsing the shops, your eye is drawn to something shiny on the rail, and you can't resist. Fast-forward a few months and the piece is still hanging in your closet – unworn.
Yes, we’ve all done it. Before parting with your hard-earned cash and risking a regret-buy, ask yourself these four questions first.

1. How many different occasions is it suitable for?
2. Is it too similar to anything I already have?
3. Will I still love it next season?
4. What can be worn with it from my current closet? 

If the piece passes the purchase test, we say treat yourself!  

To help you make the best style decisions, we’ve whittled down the vast selection of A/W ’18 wear. We are sharing three of our favourite timeless pieces in stores now.

Leather skirt by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Leather skirt, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Leather is known to last, and we know this soft brown skirt will not go out of style for a long time. We love the flattering A-line length and classic button-up front. 

Blazer by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Blazer, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

From summer through to winter, an artfully tailored blazer will always be in fashion. This timeless tweed number is a top pick and will look chic paired with breezy midi skirts for the warm weather months. It is just as good worn with leather trousers in colder temperatures. 

Hoop earrings by Pandora, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Hoop earrings, Pandora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

They say diamonds are forever and we agree. When it comes to sparkly things, these crystal-studded hoops are an accessory must-have.

 
November 2018

Top Makeup Artist Shares the Beauty Buys She Can’t Live Without

Find out what this beauty expert uses on a daily basis.

Tips from a top Dubai make-up artist

Tips from a top Dubai make-up artist

 

Ever wondered what’s inside a top make-up artist’s beauty bag? Now is your chance to find out.  Angélique Turner, one of the region’s leading names in the industry, lets us take a peek at her everyday beauty essentials.

 Angélique has spent the last nine years honing her craft in Dubai, from the faced of brides to big-name stars. The Australian-born make-up artist also regularly hosts masterclasses. These sold-out classes were designed to help educate and encourage women to embrace a more positive self-image. 

“I want women to feel more confident in their daily dealings, whether that be in the boardroom, giving presentations for their businesses or at social functions with friends and family,” says Angélique. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response the classes are getting”

Angélique Turner shares her best beauty buys from the shopping malls in Dubai

Angélique Turner, make-up artist 

 

On plans for the future, Angélique reveals: “I’d love to be based between the US and Dubai. Eventually I'd want to move back to Australia to work on educating the next generation of make-up artists. I’m also focused on products that don’t test on animals and starting to learn more about clean beauty, so perhaps I could create a line of my own."

Angélique has worked with many of the world's most popular make-up brands and even landed on the cover of Cosmopolitan. This makes her the perfect person to ask when it comes to anything beauty-related. See and shop her top six skincare and makeup buys.


Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask at Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates  

 

“This is such a clever product. Not only does it have all the great properties of a mask, but it also exfoliates away dead skin cells once the mask is complete. A real two-in-one for busy (or lazy) girls!”

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel at Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates  

 

“Don’t be put off by the name as this product is a superstar in my kit. I love to use it on clients before make-up to lift and sculpt the face. Rodial is one of the key brands I use, and it never disappoints.”

Cover FX Power Play Foundation at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Cover FX Power Play Foundation, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

“It’s like this foundation was made for Dubai – it is sweatproof, waterproof and transfer-proof so it can withstand our hot summer months. This has a matte finish, so I like to mix Cover FX Enhancer Drops with it to add a little glow.”

Brow Pens by Kiko Milano, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Brow Pens, Kiko Milano, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

 

“Brows are my favourite part of the make-up process. In my opinion, if you have a blow-dry, lashes and great brows not much else matters. These pens are super easy to use and very long lasting.”

Ardell Lashes at Super-care Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Ardell Lashes at Super-care Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Sharjah

 

“This is the main lash brand I use because they are the most natural and not over-the-top like many other brands. My go-to styles are Wispies and Demi Wispies.”

NYX Matte Cream Lipsticks at Lifestyle, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

NYX Matte Cream Lipsticks, Lifestyle, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut

 

“I love a well-priced lip colour! These are a favourite with my clients as they give that long-lasting matte finish without cracking and drying the lips. I always use the shades called Abu Dhabi and London.”

 
November 2018

Luxury Gifts Your Loved Ones Will Go Crazy For This Diwali

Ring in the festival of lights with these décor, fashion and techie treats.

The ultimate 2018 Diwali gifts

The ultimate 2018 Diwali gifts 

 

There are just a few days left to prepare before all the exciting Diwali celebrations. Get ready because it kicks off on 7th of November. 

If you’ve left your gift shopping to the last minute and still need to find the perfect present for a loved one or hostess, don’t freak out. Our pick of luxury items will go down a treat.

Diamond earrings by Roberto Coin at Mall of the Emirates or Damas at City Centres and Mall of Egypt

Diamond earrings, Roberto Coin at Mall of the Emirates and selected Damas stores, visit City Centre Ajman, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and Mall of Egypt

 

Shop these drop earrings and other trinkets from Roberto Coin’s New Barocco collection. You can find the Italian jewellery brand in selected Damas stores. Damas is one of the top places to buy gold in Dubai and the region.

 

Fujifilm Instant Camera at Sharaf DG, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera (comes with ten sheets), Sharaf DG, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

Are you heading to a dinner party for Diwali? For a truly personalised gift, capture all of the celebrations with this instant camera. As the party draws to a close, you can collect the Polaroid prints in a photo book of memories and give to the host.

Metallic vase by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Metallic vase, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and Mall of Egypt

 

If in doubt, you can always rely on chic scented candles and artfully displayed flowers to take as presents. Opt for a beautiful bouquet of in-season blooms - such as calla lilies and irises during November. Place inside a gilt vase for extra impact.

 
October 2018

Style Trends: This Season Starts With Shoes

Put your best foot forward with one of these hot new styles

The best spots for shoe shopping in Dubai and the Middle East

New season shoes you won’t be able to resist 

 

The results are in; these are the most coveted shoe styles of the season. From the latest trainers to wear-anywhere boots and the ultimate pair of killer kitten heels, these new season soles have shot straight to the top of our wish list. 
Take a look below to see our curated selection available from your favourite malls in Dubai and further across the region. 

Snake print boots by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Snake print boots, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Boot weather has finally arrived! Take full advantage of the cooler climates with these snakeskin-effect leather booties. Where will you wear them, we hear you ask? Just about everywhere, from working weekdays to nights on the tiles – these are a true wardrobe multi-tasker during the autumnal months. 

Multi-colour trainers by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Multi-colour trainers, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

The clunky trainers trend is not going anywhere for the up-coming season. If this look is one you love, opt for boxy platform soles in either pure winter white or go bold with bright highlighter hues. 

Bejewelled heels by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Bejewelled heels, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

On the other side of the style spectrum, a world away from the boxy sneaker trend, ultra ladylike and dainty kitten heels are back at the forefront of fashion. Look out for mule-inspired micro heels decked with ornate jewels and detailing. 


 
October 2018

Maternity Fashion: Mum’s The Word

Style saviours for mums-to-be and easy tricks to dress your bump

Maternity fashion from the shopping malls in Dubai

Maternity fashion from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East 

 

Running out of new ways to dress up your baby bump? Pregnancy fashion can prove downright tricky. 
As your body adapts to accommodate the growing little bundle of joy throughout the months, there may come a time when your go-to jeans begin to feel like tights and your favourite T-shirt becomes a crop top scrunched above your bump. Neither is a good look or comfortable.
The first step in maternity dressing is to go through your wardrobe and create a section that displays anything and everything non-constricting and relatively seamless. Think stretchy dresses, drawstring trousers and breezy kaftans. 
Once you have whittled down your wardrobe and have a selection of easy-to-throw-on pieces, you can mix things up with accessories and jewels over the course of your pregnancy. 

For an extra hand, take a look at our best pregnancy style staples to shop now – all of which you can wear well beyond your due date for many seasons to come. 

Shirt by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Shirt, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

If you’ve yet to make the big reveal to friends, family or colleagues, Jade Chilton (stylist, editor and new mum to baby Greta) has a super easy trick for keeping your secret. “Oversized shirts are a must for any expecting mama. They are great for disguising an early bump before an announcement and roomy enough for your bump to grow,” she tells us. “You can keep up with seasonal trends through new accessories, such as larger-than-life hoops, blinged-up necklaces or even a jazzy brooch to see you through the nine months.” 

Dress by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Dress, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

Later on in your pregnancy, you might be tempted to hide your bump in a sea of loose, baggy clothing, but we advise taking the body-con route instead. Much more flattering and comfortable, clothing in super stretchy and silhouette-hugging fabrics will adjust to your changing form. If you are keen to remain modest, top off a frock with a long cardigan or gilet. 

Sandals by Aldo, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Sandals, Aldo, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Al Shindagha, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi 

 

Now is the time to take a well-deserved hiatus from your high heels, especially if you are struggling with swollen ankles – a symptom many of us experience throughout the maternity months. Aside from this season’s popular boxy trainer trend, you can also embrace comfortable slider sandals and slip-on loafers for a variety of occasions.


 
October 2018

This Chic & Affordable Interior Store Just Opened In Mall of the Emirates

Décor devotees will adore these stylish home accessories  

Maisons du Monde in Dubai

Style out your space by shopping at Maisons du Monde in Dubai

 

Hurrah for all interior design enthusiasts! French homeware haven Maisons du Monde has opened inside Mall of the Emirates. We recently had an exclusive sneak peak inside the beautiful new store and can officially report that it is everything we hoped for – and more. 
The popular décor brand already has a location inside another leading Dubai shopping mall, City Centre Mirdif, but the latest branch in the heart of the city will certainly become a go-to store in the area. 
Here’s our pick of Maisons du Monde’s best budget-friendly interior buys to shop now…

Metal candleholder by Maisons du Monde at Mall of the Emirates

Metal candleholder, AED265, Maisons du Monde, Mall of the Emirates 

 

Give your dining table an instant hit of glamour with a pair of these chic palm tree candleholders. 

Green tray by Maisons du Monde at Mall of the Emirates

Green tray, AED95, Maisons du Monde, Mall of the Emirates

 

Incorporate seasonal colours into your space through statement accessories, such as this emerald green tray – perfect for holding trinkets and ornaments on your dressing table or glassware atop a bar cart. 

Artificial plant by Maisons du Monde at Mall of the Emirates

Artificial plant, AED55, Maisons du Monde, Mall of the Emirates

 

Not blessed with green fingers? We too have lost more mini Bonsai trees than we care to admit, so follow our lead and opt for faux cactuses and other greenery to help bring a little plant ‘life’ into your home.  

Printed pillow by Maisons du Monde at Mall of the Emirates

Printed pillow, AED95, Maisons du Monde, Mall of the Emirates

 

The quickest way to elevate a room is with a series of throw cushions. Layer solid colours with a mix of prints, materials and sizes – and always overstuff with a slightly bigger insert cushion to make the pillow look more luxe.

Maisons du Monde is located in Mall of the Emirates, level 1, nearest parking 1st floor-north



 
September 2018

Versatile Fashion Buys to Bag Before They Fly From the Shopping Malls in Dubai

We love these wear-anywhere style finds.

The new Dubai fashion buys you need now

The new Dubai fashion buys you need now

 

If like us, you’ve been looking forward to the brand new fashion season (which thankfully signals the end of a very long and humid summer), you’ll not want to miss out on bagging these new wardrobe essentials. 

The latest collections have now officially landed in shops, and we’ve hunted down the ultimate wardrobe finds to bring your look up to date immediately. Get a step ahead of the style set and shop now before they sell out!

Printed dress by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed dress, AED289, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

After zebra and leopard accents were seen across many catwalk collections, it’s fair to say that wild animal-inspired prints are back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 2018-19. This long wrap dress is one of our top picks, thanks to its modest length and smart button-up collar. The failsafe piece is a comfortable office option and will take you well into the evening whatever your social plans. 

Mule shoes by The Row at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Mule shoes, AED4,275, The Row, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

You may be thinking mules have had their moment in the style spotlight, but think again, as this popular shoe trend is not going anywhere for the coming season. Adored with dainty satin bows, we’re lusting after this berry-toned pair of kitten heels. 

Green blazer by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates

Green blazer, AED399, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

It’s coming back to the forefront of every well-dressed woman’s wardrobe – yes, a power blazer will be a sartorial staple for the months ahead. Paired with tailored trousers and pleated midi skirts for the working week, or thrown over shoulders atop a cocktail frock, this bottle green double-breasted jacket will quickly become a go-to for adding instant polish to any outfit.  

 
September 2018

Shop Smarter-How to Avoid Wardrobe Mishaps This Season

Our fashion pros reveal where to invest your hard-earned pennies instead.

Fashion finds from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East

The fashion finds you will not want to miss


Tempted to splash out on those trendy slouched knee-high boots? Or how about this season’s take on the slogan sweater? And maybe even the cropped flares that seem to be everywhere at the moment? 

Instead of throwing your pay cheques at all the new fashion season has to offer, we say take a more mindful approach to your Autumn/Winter 2018-19 wardrobe shopping and spend where it counts.


The everyday Office Essential

Save: Steer clear of anything too revealing or constricting. Office hours are long, so you need to be comfortable all day – not attempting to readjust a stomach-synching pencil skirt under your desk. 

Spend: Breathe new life into your work wardrobe by investing in a new suit. And who says it has to be black or navy – step outside the box and look to other palette neutrals such as dusty pink, burnished orange and even top-to-toe white. 

If your workplace does require a stricter dress code, refresh suiting staples through a new silhouette, such as an asymmetric skirt or culottes and paper bag-style trousers. 

Trousers by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Tan trousers, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain


The Going Out Outfit

Save: Give sequins and crystal-decked minis a miss (you can get to that once the festive party season hits) and move towards new season prints for a more stylish spin on the after-dark dressing. 

Spend: With summer over you can store away the gingham and Breton stripes, as nights out now call for moody florals, checkered tartan and this season’s prints du jour, leopard and zebra. 

Printed dress by Borgo de Nor at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed dress by Borgo de Nor, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

The Handbag For All Happenings 

Save: We do love A/W 2018-19’s micro wristlets and necklace bags (yes, that is a thing thanks to Marc Jacobs), but if like us you take everything but the kitchen sink on an evening out, you’ll undoubtedly need something with a little more space. 

Spend: On the opposite side of the trend spectrum, you’ll come across lots of new season oversized totes and backpacks in stores, but we say pick out pieces that can be taken from day-to-night with ease, such as this round cross body bag by Zara. 

Mauve bag by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Mauve bag, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

 
August 2018

Back to School Shopping Made Easy

Reduce the stress of getting little ones ready for the new term.

Back to school shopping in Dubai and the Middle East

Back to school shopping in Dubai and the Middle East

 

As the long summer holidays draw to a close, the race is on to get your kids ready for their first day of a fresh academic term. Think smart with our insider’s Back to School shopping guide to make sure your little Einstein have all the school essentials before the school bell rings.


A Step Up

Little feet grow fast so you’ll no doubt need to invest in a new pair of school shoes. You’ll find vast selections of leather soles and sports trainers at Debenhams, Centrepoint and Marks and Spencer – all of which have numerous locations across the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East. 

White trainers by H&M Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

White trainers, H&M Kids, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

Back At It

No kid wants to return to school without a new school bag. Whether it’s the latest Marvel splashed satchel or Batman backpack, chances are your kids are eyeing-up a new carry-on for school. Zara Kids (located in malls across the region) offers a great collection of trendy new styles for both boys and girls.

Silver backpack by Zara Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Silver backpack, Zara Kids, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 


The Right Bites

Aside from offering everything you’d ever need for a weekly grocery shop, Carrefour Supermarket carries a generous selection of organic, vegan and gluten-free snacks to help parents pack the healthiest lunchbox possible. 

This one-stop-shop also houses a massive selection of stationary essentials, ranging from notebooks to pencil cases, pens and all other classroom necessities. 

Shop healthy lunchbox bites at Carrefour Supermarket

Shop healthy lunchbox bites at Carrefour supermarket 

 

Carrefour Supermarket is located at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Al Shindagha and City Centre Maadi 

 

 
August 2018

Shopping In Dubai: Give These Easy Fashion Ideas a Go

Meet our favourite looks of the moment.

Shop the top summer style finds in Dubai

Shop the top summer style finds in Dubai

 

Looking for a little style inspiration? Look no further for we’ve unearthed the best new pieces to hit the shops in Mall of the Emirates this month. 

Whether you need a quick pick-me-up to beat those back-to-work blues or you still have a travel wardrobe to plan, you’ll not want to miss out on our handpicked list of style hits below.

White denim jacket by Stradivarius, available at Mall of the Emirates

White denim jacket, AED189, Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Newsflash! White denim is back, and this cropped jacket is at the top of our weekend shopping list. Wear it over summer dresses for effortless off-duty chic. 

Red dress by Vita Kin at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Red dress, AED9,850, Vita Kin at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The ultimate payday treats, this raspberry red maxi will see you through a multitude of occasions over the coming months. Style it with a straw tote, metallic wedges and layers of dainty charm necklaces. 

Green shoes by Manolo Blahnik at Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Green satin sliders, AED4,450, Manolo Blahnik at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

While Manolo Blahnik might be best known for Carrie Bradshaw-worthy heels, the famous shoe brand also pulls it out the bag when it comes to show-stopping flats. These jewel-box sliders are a sole-friendly option for many evening events to happen. 

Black beaded bag by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates

Black beaded bag, AED199, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

A fresh take on a classic, this beaded mini tote by Zara Dubai is the only arm candy we need this month.

 

 
August 2018

Shop Now: The Secret Hair Products Loved By the A-List

Tend to your tresses with these pampering hair treatments.

Get hair like Kim Kardashian West

Get Kardashian-worthy locks in time for the weekend

 

Be it regular blow-dries; too long under straighteners or a tad too much sun, sea and sand, summer can be tough on tresses. So we say treat your crowning glory to a much needed pamper tonight and wake up to a more manageable mane.

Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo, available at Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates

Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo, AED104, Sisters Beauty Lounge, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Opt for a nourishing shampoo free of sulfates that can weigh down hair and dull the colour. Redken’s popular Frizz Dismiss range is a top pick during the humid summer months and comes packed with Brazilian Pracaxi Oil to instantly hydrate while leaving hair squeaky clean.   

Beauty tip: After shampoo and conditioner, follow Kim K’s lead and finish with a final rinse under the coldest water you can bear. This will help seal the hair cuticles to reduce frizz and lock in shine for immediately sleeker locks. 

Sachajuan Shine Serum at Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Sachajuan Shine Serum, AED145, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Cult beauty brand Sachajuan is well known for creating some of the most effective at-home hair remedies on the market. Its popular Shine Serum is the perfect on-the-go product for smoothing and protecting dry or damaged ends. 

Sephora Dubai Coconut Hair Sleeping Mask available at Mall of the Emirates

Sephora Coconut Hair Sleeping Mask, AED30, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Coconut oil is one of our favourite ingredients to deeply nourishing tresses in need of some TLC. Look no further than Sephora Dubai’s travel-friendly hair mask for an intensive overnight treatment. 

Beauty tip: After applying the mask, lock in heat by wrapping your head in a towel or shower cap, which will help the mask further penetrate the hair follicle, giving you even more moisturising benefits.  

 
July 2018

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018 – Great Offers for Six Weeks!

Shop smart and bag yourself some epic bargains!

Incredible Dubai summer deals at Mall of the Emirates

Discover what’s in store at DSS 

 

Few cities in the world know how to shop quite like Dubai, and no other mall knows how to reward its shoppers like Mall of the Emirates, with its jam-packed calendar of major sales, promos, offers and entertainment to celebrate Dubai Summer Surprises 2018.


Look no further than Mall of the Emirates for the very best summer offers in Dubai, whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe with chic finds from designer stores such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Boutique 1, grab a high street bargain from Topshop, French Connection or American Eagle, polish up your villa with superb interiors finds from the likes of Crate & Barrel, Marina Home or The One, or entertain your family with shows, art and activities for every age. With the mammoth six-week summer shopping festival already under way, here are our key picks to get the most out of DSS 2018.

Shop smart and win big during DSS at Mall of the Emirates

Shop smart and win big during DSS


Shop & Win Big! 

Turn one or two key pieces into a whole new wardrobe during DSS. Simply spend a minimum of AED650 and you could win over 20 times that amount in cash! One lucky shopper will walk off with AED15,000 each day, until August 4th, in the mall’s daily prize draw. So yes, you should treat yourself to those Charlotte Olympia shoes you’ve had your eye on. (Promo runs from June 22nd – August 4th)


A Helping Hand

Don’t shop until you drop – shop smart! Spend AED1000 and you’ll not only be entered into the daily prize draw, you’ll also instantly receive a free Hands Free Voucher. How does this make your life easier? It means you can hand your DSS shopping bags over at our Hands Free desks and they’ll be delivered to your home, car or place of choice. It doesn’t get easier than that. Even better, the Hands Free Voucher can also be used on your next visit as long as it’s before August 4th – ideal for your next Dubai Summer Surprises shopping session. Find the Hands Free desks at:
Gate 1 – Ground Level near Centrepoint; Gate 2 – Ground Level near Hour Choice; Gate 4 – Ground Level near Topshop. (Promo runs until August 4th)

Football stars can score prizes during DSS at Mall of the Emirates

Score big during DSS


World Cup Fever at Mall of the Emirates


Limber up those gaming thumbs. This year’s Dubai summer festival coincides with the World Cup and from now until July 14th, the next soccer stars can net cash prizes at the most significant online EA Sports FIFA World Cup Championships this DSS.

The mall’s Central Galleria has been transformed into a special football zone where 26 gamers can show off their skills simultaneously. Spend AED300 and score your way to AED1000 daily against new gaming friends – with a AED50,000 grand prize up for grabs in the July 14th final. Finalists will also get the chance to go up against gaming influencers to win a bonus prize. (Promo runs until July 14th)


FIFA on the Big Screen  
Not in Russia cheering on your favourite team in the World Cup? Get an even better view of all of the action right here at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates. Crystal clear clarity and surround sound will put you right in the thick of the footie action as you cheer your team to victory with other supporters. Find the schedule on: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/worldcup-2018 


DSS Turns Up the Fun

Think a mall is no place for children? Think again – Mall of the Emirates is the perfect entertainment hub for all the family during DSS, where you’ll find colourful characters of all kinds.


Paw Patrol

The famous animation series Paw Patrol comes to life in the South Galleria, where Ryder and the famous rescue pups – Chase, Rubble, Skye, Marshall, Zuma and Rocky – are full of boundless energy to meet young fans. Running three times a day, a 17-minute live show will also keep mum and dad’s young pups enthralled. (Runs from July 12th – 19th)

Young ones will love to meet the Paw Patrol rescue puppies during DSS


Meet the Paw Patrol pups

Colour Burst

Let’s Paint at DSS, running four times a day, is another riot of colour – each 20-minute show bursting with interactive theatre to dance, music and fashion. (Runs July 20 – July 25)


Candy Girls Have Got It Licked

Running four times a day during the DSS festival, the Candy Girls show aims to make art fun – and wearable. See how the roller-skating Candy Girls do just that. (Runs from July 29th – August 4th)


Keep Cool at Ski Dubai

And when the heat is on, slope off to Ski Dubai where the coolest amount of summer fun awaits for the young and the young at heart – ski, snowboard, zip line, make snow angles, have a friendly snowball fight with the kids or play with the penguins all under one roof at the region’s first indoor ski resort.


Enjoy Cash Back with Najm 


Looking for a new credit card to help you take full advantage of the Dubai Summer Surprises deals? During DSS Najm cardholders qualify for special privileges of 5% cash back, up to a total of AED500 – that’s quite a saving in itself…

Take full advantage of the DSS offers with a Najm credit card

Enjoy cash back offers with a Najm credit card


Keep up to speed with everything DSS at Mall of the Emirates.

 
July 2018

Swimwear Round-Up: Bikinis and One-Pieces to Suit All Body Types

Flattering AND fashionable finds to wear on your beach holiday.

Your holiday fashion wardrobe sorted

We have your holiday wardrobe sorted

 

With a summer getaway just days away and a swimwear drawer that has seen better days – think saggy bottoms, ill-fitting tops and chlorine-bleached sets – it might be time to rethink one’s beach attire. 

The shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East are flooded with the latest styles, ranging from cut-out one-pieces to classic triangle bikinis and chic cover-ups to throw on for up-to-the-minute beach babe looks.

Take a look below where we have rounded-up the newest pieces to shop now. 

Red swimsuit by New Look available at Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Red swimsuit, New Look, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah and City Centre Bahrain

 

Ideal for avoiding tan lines, we love the Bardot off-the-shoulder style of this tropically printed piece. 

Lilac bikini top by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Lilac bikini top, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

 

With adjustable straps and a light layer of padding, this pretty ruffled bralette is perfect for those looking to add a little extra lift.  

White swimsuit by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

 

White swimsuit, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

We are always on the lookout for tummy-flattering silhouettes, and this monochrome swimsuit is an all-around winner – the smart black waist tie will help hide any areas you want to conceal. 

Black bikini by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Black printed bikini, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

A holiday classic, we adore this little black bikini splashed in polka dots. 

Blue printed swimsuit by Topshop, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Blue printed swimsuit, Topshop, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut 

 

This aqua blue one-piece features a flattering vertical stripe print and corset tie detailing along the sides that can be synched for extra definition. 


 
July 2018

3 Melt-Proof Make-Up Products You Can Wear At the Beach

These top beauty finds will withstand the heat in Dubai.

The best waterproof beauty buys in Dubai


The best waterproof beauty buys at the leading Dubai shopping mall

 

Specific Instagram influencers might have you believing that they arrive and leave the beach without so much as breaking a bead of sweat. But for those of us who live life out of the filter, the reality is slightly less selfie-worthy – think an oily complexion, parched pout and unruly tresses.

Instead of zooming in on your photo-editing app, opt for these genius beauty buys, which promise to refresh, mattify and keep you cool under the rays. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer by Sephora Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer, AED146, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Imagine a concealer that won’t crease, melt and move all day (or night) long. Your beauty wishes have been answered in the form of Urban Decay’s super long-lasting cover-up. The waterproof matte formula offers a variety of skin shades and will stay put throughout many hours of sun, sea and sand. 

MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Waterproof Mascara available at Harvey Nichols Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Waterproof Mascara, AED115, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

You can bid adieu to panda eyes thanks to MAC Cosmetics’ brilliant waterproof mascara. The melt-proof wand is formulated to enhance volume, lengthen and create a curl with just a few quick coats. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer by Sephora Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, AED147, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

It‘s little wonder why this waterproof bronzer is a best seller. First up, even the palest of skins can expect zero orange streaks thanks to the easy-to-blend terracotta shade. Also infused with Amazonian clay (which helps to improve skin clarity and texture), the buildable powder is ideal for both an all-over bronze and targeted contouring. 

 

 
July 2018

Wedding Guest Guide: The Only Outfits You Need This Season

 These chic summer dresses will save any last minute wardrobe panics.

Wedding guest dresses from the Dubai shopping malls

The ultimate dresses for wedding guests 

 

Wedding season has arrived and with it comes some wardrobe woes. Can I wear cream? Are comfortable flat sandals acceptable? Will a mini dress pass as black-tie? Having trouble knowing your black-tie from white-tie? Don’t panic – we’re here to solve any style dilemmas and to ensure you’re the best-dressed guest. 

Remember that every bride and groom has a particular vision for their big day so always adhere to the dress code listed on the invite – even if that means donning a gown and heels for a beach ceremony, you can still keep sandals in your bag to change into for dancing later.  

Here, we break down exactly what to wear for the upcoming occasion and where to shop the most glamorous evening dresses in Dubai and across the MENA region. 


The Dress Code: Casual

This laidback dress code gives you free reign to wear what you fancy, however, be mindful that this is still an important day for the couple, so we recommend steering clear of denim or trainers. If the wedding is outdoors, a printed summer sundress will be appropriate. 

Pleated dress by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Pleated dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

The Dress Code: Semi-formal

This one usually brings up the most questions for fear of being either overdressed or underdressed. Cocktail frocks and jumpsuits are a failsafe or opt for dressy separates such as a full skirt or palazzo pants. Don’t forget a blazer or wrap in case you need to cover your shoulders during the ceremony. 

Blue jumpsuit by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Blue jumpsuit, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt 

 

The Dress Code: Black-tie

Floor-length is usually preferred however you can get away with a smart midi-length frock or tailored suiting. If the wedding is on grass or cobbled stone it’s perfectly acceptable to wear smart wedges over heels – your soles will thank you for it the next day. 

Embroidered dress by Karen Millen, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Embroidered dress, Karen Millen, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut

 

The Dress Code: White-tie

The smartest of the dress codes, this is the time to bring out the big guns such as floor-length evening gowns, your best jewels and heels. 

Pink gown by Marchesa Notte at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Pink gown, Marchesa Notte at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 
July 2018

How to Steal Supermodel Gigi Hadid’s look

The cover girl would love these shopping picks.

Shop like Gigi Hadid in Dubai

Shop like Gigi Hadid in Dubai

 

Already a household name and arguably the most in-demand model of the moment with more than 40 million Instagram followers, over two dozen international Vogue covers and some high-profile fashion and beauty campaigns under her belt, Gigi Hadid’s star is fast rising.

The 23-year-old supermodel’s impressive CV does not stop there. Hadid has also collaborated on numerous clothing collections with Tommy Hilfiger and created a sell-out make-up line with Maybelline, all the while strutting in shows for the industry’s biggest brands during Fashion Weeks. 

Off the catwalk, the American beauty is well known for her edgy sense of style, which one day could see her sporting cut-off denim with the latest kicks (she even manages to pull off the ‘ugly sneaker’ trend) and another decked in a chain metal mini dress and spindly heels for a night on the town.

After browsing through the endless snaps documenting the supermodel’s everyday style, we’re honing in on her off-duty looks for our weekend outfit inspiration.
Here are our top picks of the new season buys Gigi would approve of – all available from Mall of the Emirates, one of the leading Dubai attractions for fan fashions.  

White sunglasses by Zara Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates


White sunglasses, AED99, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

White cat-eye shades will pop against sun-kissed skin. We say team with a vibrant red lip to further the retro look. 

Flare jeans by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates

Flare jeans, AED189, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Wear your denim high-waisted like Gigi, flared and cropped at the ankle to showcase your chunky trainers in all their glory. 

Red Adidas Originals trainers by Alexander Wang from Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Red trainers, AED975, Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If like Gigi you can’t resist the latest sneaker soles, don’t miss out on snagging these sought-after trainers designed by Alexander Wang for Adidas Originals.

 
June 2018

Shop The Look: Meghan Markle’s Most Stylish Moments

New royal bride Meghan Markle’s most stylish outfits 

New royal bride Meghan Markle’s most stylish outfits

 

We can’t get enough of the new royal bride – and now Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle. The American actress and humanitarian is a hit in the style stakes, providing fashion inspiration with her outfit choices.

With the whole world watching her every well-heeled move, the newest member of the British royal family rarely puts a foot wrong in the fashion department and has become a fully-fledged style icon to the masses – so much so that countless items have sold-out within minutes of her wearing them. 

From elegantly structured suiting to simple button-down frocks, here we reveal Meghan’s top three looks to date and show you how to copy her style.

 

Meghan Markle in a belted cream dress and blazer combo 

Meghan Markle is the epitome of classic elegance in a belted cream dress and blazer combo

 

Meghan proved her style credentials in a cream pinstriped dress topped with a tailored black blazer. To accessorise, Prince Harry’s wife wore a different striped cross body bag and classic pointy court heels.

 

White pinstripe dress from Mango Dubai

White pinstripe dress, AED249, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Prince Harry’s new bride showed off her sense of style 

Prince Harry’s new bride showed off her sense of style in Ireland

 

The former Suits actress wore a forest green pencil skirt teamed with a white top and camel overcoat for a recent event in Ireland. In keeping with the subdued colour palette (and adding a few extra inches in the process), Meghan complimented the look with a pair of brown velvet heels.

 

Pencil skirt from Roland Mouret at Boutique 1 Dubai 

Pencil skirt, AED3,505, Roland Mouret at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 

The new member of the British royal family in a classic LBD

The new member of the British royal family knows how to make an impact in a classic LBD

 

The royal fashion favourite reaffirms the power of a classic little black dress in this timeless shift. The fashion-savvy royal kept the look simple by pairing with a matching clutch bag and her go-to black ankle strap heels.

 

Black heels from Zara Dubai

Black heels, AED499, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 
June 2018

Where to Buy the Most On-Trend Jewellery in Dubai and the Middle East

Discover the statement-making trinkets to shop at the mall this month.

Summer 2018 jewellery trends to try in Dubai

Summer 2018 jewellery trends to try

 

Anything but an after-thought, accessories played a significant role throughout the new collections in the spring / summer 2018 shows. 
From brilliantly over-the-top teardrop earrings at Chanel to Miu Miu’s pearl-adorned cuffs and Alexander McQueen’s layer upon layer of jewelled necklaces, designers shone a spotlight on bold baubles in all forms. Follow suit and make a statement by adding these spectacular new arrivals to your jewellery box. 

Crystal metal necklace by Mango, Dubai

Crystal metal necklace, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat 


Decked in crystals, pearls and metal hardware, we are love this chunky chain necklace by Mango. Wear it at any time and team it with everything, from a cocktail frock down to just a simple T-shirt. 

Clear stone earrings from Dubai Zara

Clear stone earrings, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

In keeping with this season’s popular transparent trend, these dangly drop earrings will add instant gloss to an outfit. 

Metal and jewel ring, Alexander McQueen Dubai

Metal and jewel ring, Alexander McQueen Dubai at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Book a manicure straight away because this ruby-red jewel and pearl encrusted cocktail ring will not go unnoticed by magpie eyes. 

Earrings at H&M, Dubai

Earrings, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

 

These sparkly earrings bring an instant lift to any outfit. While you might be tempted to wear them on special occasions only, we say show these emerald green beauties off ASAP! Pair with a sundress on the weekend and to brighten up your workday wear.

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/where-to-buy-the-most-on-trend-jewellery-in-dubai-and-the-middle-east

 
June 2018

3 Irresistable Luxe style buys in Dubai

Brand new style buys in Dubai

Get these brand new style buys before your friends 

 

The month of June officially signals the start of summer, which in our eyes can only mean one thing – it’s high time to invest in a series of sartorial staples to see you through the warm weather ahead.

We’ve raked through the latest spring / summer 2018 collections to bring you our favourite designer pieces. What’s more, to make your summer wardrobe update and Dubai shopping experience a whole lot easier, we’ve made sure that each item is available to buy at Mall of the Emirates now. You’re welcome.

 

Floral print dress Dubai

Floral print dress, AED2,885, Borgo de Nor at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

With a selection of breezy printed frocks splashed in an array of rainbow bright shades, Borgo de Nor is our current go-to brand of choice for beach and sun-filled holidays. This ruffled crepe de chine number already has us dreaming of evenings spent barefoot, sipping a refreshment on a far-flung island.

 

Crystal adorned sliders at Gucci Dubai

Crystal adorned sliders, AED4,100, Gucci Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Give your soles a well-earned break by slipping into these crystal-encrusted sliders by Gucci Dubai. Suitable for sunrise to sunset, our happy feet will be living in these throughout our upcoming travels.

 

Red cat-eye sunglasses Dubai 

Red cat-eye sunglasses, AED1,540, Céline, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Store away your oversized oval sunglasses, as this season’s most wanted style is the reinvented cat-eye. Swap classic black for super hot hues such as red, orange or coral, a la Celine’s statement sunnies. Up the ante further by matching with a slick of fiery scarlet lipstick.

 
June 2018

Eid Al Fitr 2018: The Essential Gift Guide

 Treat your loved ones with our pick of the best Eid presents.

The best Eid gifts for 2018 Dubai

The best Eid gifts for 2018 from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East

 

Ring at the end of Ramadan and celebrate Eid Al Fitr by treating your family and friends to a thoughtful gift from our list. 

For Scent Lovers 

Philosykos Eau de Parfum, Diptyque at Harvey Nichols Dubai

Philosykos Eau de Parfum, Diptyque at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The beauty halls at Harvey Nichols Dubai hit all the right notes when it comes to perfume. With aisles devoted to the latest luxury bottles and all-time classics from the world’s leading brands, you’ll find a scent to suit any style and character. 

For Little Ones 

Dress and shirt by Okaïdi

Dress and shirt by Okaïdi, visit City Centre Deira and Mall of Egypt

 

With a host of Eid parties coming up, we’ll be heading straight to Okaïdi for smart childrenswear that won’t break the bank.
We love the new season printed party frocks for little ladies and tailored shirts for boys, perfect for the best-dressed tots in town.

For Food Fans

Delicious Lebanese cuisines at Wafi Gourmet

Wafi Gourmet in Bahrain 

 

Situated inside City Centre Bahrain, Wafi Gourmet is one of the busiest restaurants in Bahrain for a good reason – this long-standing favourite serves up some of the most delicious Lebanese cuisines in the Kingdom. 

The favourite eatery also houses an Arabian-themed deli section where you can build your bespoke gift basket, choosing from spices and herbs to olives, oils, dates and baklava sweets. 


The Choose-Your-Own Gift


Still lost on what to get that someone special who is notoriously hard to buy for? Why not treat them to a Mall Gift Card – a super convenient solution that allows your loved ones to pick out their gift from thousands of stores within Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the UAE and Bahrain.

Mall Gift Cards are available at all Majid Al Futtaim Malls within the UAE and Bahrain. For further information call +971 4293 5814 or email [email protected]

Majid Al Futtaim Mall Gift Card is the perfect gift for your loved ones for Eid 2018

Majid Al Futtaim Mall Gift Card is the perfect gift for your loved ones for Eid Al Fitr 2018

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/eid-al-fitr-2018-the-essential-gift-guide

 
June 2018

3 In-Flight Skin Saviours to buy now in Dubai

Jetset beauty secrets for summer in Dubai

Jetset beauty secrets for summer

 

Do you want to know the secret to arriving at your destination looking as fresh as a daisy after a long-haul journey? Well, while flooding your body with bottomless glasses of water and getting some all-important shut-eye throughout the flight is key, sticking to a carefully mapped out in-air skincare regime will see your complexion reap the rewards.

Carry out these easy steps to caring for your skin and you’ll look and feel miles better upon landing. Read our top in-flight beauty tips now!

Coconut Water Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes Collection at Sephora Dubai=

Coconut Water Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes, AED30, Sephora Collection at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 

We would never usually encourage the use of face wipes (your complexion needs a much more thorough daily cleanse). However, they are a true face-saver when travelling and your skin needs a quick clean.

Sephora Dubai’s Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes smell like a tropical smoothie and boast duel benefits, with a double-sided cloth – a smooth side to remove make-up and impurities and the other for gentle exfoliating.

 

Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer Harvey Nichols Dubaii

Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer, AED680, Chanel at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

The skin around your eyes is paper-thin compared to the rest of your face so using a nourishing eye cream or mask under your peepers is vital – especially in the dry environment of a plane.

Once up in the air, apply a super-charged under eye mask, which you can also wear beneath a sleep mask to further lock in moisture.

Chanel’s Flash Eye Revitalizer is a fan favourite thanks to the vitamin-packed formula that works to reduce puffiness, plump fine lines and add an instant hit of hydration – and let’s be honest, who can resist those luxe slogan patches?

 

Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb at Sephora Dubai

Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, AED258, Origins at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

You might be tempted to slather on the richest moisturiser you can find to combat the dreaded in-fight dryness, but this can increase puffiness and clog pores for those with pimple-prone skin. Instead, opt for concentrated serum filled with active ingredients proven to work, such as hyaluronic acid or Vitamin E.

Natural beauty brand Origins offers a wide range of brilliant products to suit your individual skin type. We can vouch for either the Original Skin Renewal Serum (ideal for oilier skin types) or a light layer of the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask that you can leave on to work its magic while you watch movies or snooze on the plane.

 

 
May 2018

5 Ways to Shop Stress-Free with Kids at the Mall

Say goodbye to tantrums with these genius shopping hacks for parents with tots.

Places to visit in Dubai with Children

Where to go in Dubai with children

 

Shopping with little ones can be stressful, so we’re taking the hassle out of your trip to the Dubai malls with quick tricks to keep the kids entertained.
With dedicated children’s areas, shops and activities, Mall of the Emirates is one of the best places to visit in Dubai with children.

 

1. Let Somebody Else Do the Heavy Lifting 

Forget lugging around heavy shopping bags and get up to speed on Hands-Free – a super convenient shopping service at the mall. 

Drop off your shopping bags at one of the collection desks and all of your items will be sealed and safely stored until you are ready to pick them up. Or you can call the team 15 minutes before you finish shopping and your bags will be brought directly to you anywhere in the mall – all completely free of charge. Leaving you hands-free to keep your little ones by your side.

You can also use the Fetchr app to request same day home delivery for AED30. 

Hands-free shopping in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

The Hands-Free service will make your shopping trip easier

 

2. A Fun-Filled Playground in the Mall

With dozens of exciting rides, video games and simulation experiences, Magic Planet offers hours of fun in the mall. Along with a soft play area for younger ages, the entertainment venue also boasts a trampoline park, bowling lanes and plenty more children’s activities to keep them smiling. 

Magic Planet family entertainment centre in Dubai

Magic Planet in Dubai

 

3. Rent a Pair of Wheels

Toddlers will love whizzing around on the Cuddle Carts from Kiddie Kruzzer, located on the ground level at parking entrances A, C and Sheraton. Ideal for ages one to four years, the carts are available for a single tot or come with a double seat for young siblings.

 

4. Keep Hunger at Bay

Fill hungry tummies by grabbing a bite at any one of the convenient family-friendly restaurants in the mall. From multi-national cuisine at the food court to tasty children’s menus at popular spots such as MORE Café and California Pizza Kitchen, take your pick from a wide range of different foodie options. You’ll find somewhere to satisfy even the pickiest little eaters. 


Inside MORE Café Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

MORE Café in Dubai


5. Treat Them to a New Toy 

Reward good behaviour by treating your brood to little something from one of the toy stores in Dubai. They’ll be spoilt for choice at the vast selection of shops to browse, such as The Toy Store, Lego and the newly opened American Girl.

American Girl store in Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

American Girl store in Dubai

 

 
May 2018

Treat Your Loved One to a Shopping Spree at the Mall

There’s no better present than a Mall Gift Card!

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain

 

Let’s be honest. No matter how well you know them, it can often be tricky to buy gifts for friends, family or colleagues. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the thought but we’ve all also been on the receiving end of an unwanted gift that ends up at the back of the wardrobe or tucked away in a drawer never to see the light of day again.

If you’re facing a what-to-buy gift dilemma, a Mall Gift Card is your saving grace – a perfect win-win solution allowing recipients to treat themselves to suit their specific taste. 

Making gift giving so much easier for everyone, there’s a selection of different gift cards designed to suit a multitude of occasions, be it a birthday surprise, a thank-you present, a little something for your spouse or a special Eid treat. 

The perfect present with Mall Gift Cards in Dubai

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain make a welcome gift


Mall Gift Cards are redeemable at over 2,100 of your favourite stores located inside the shopping malls, including Apple Store UAE, Sephora Dubai and Home Centre Dubai, along with top dining and fun-filled entertainment outlets within Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the UAE and Bahrain.

The Mall Gift Cards can also be used at some leading hotels across the region, such as Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.

Treat your loved one with a Mall Gift Card in UAE

 

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain are the perfect gift solution

 

Choose the amount you want to be loaded onto each gift card, ranging from AED50 up to AED3,000. It then works just like a debit card whereby any purchase will be deducted from the loaded amount. Valid for an entire year from the date of purchase, Mall Gift Cards allow the receiver to buy exactly what they want at their leisure. A Mall Gift Card gives the gift of choice.

Mall Gift Cards are available at all Majid Al Futtaim Malls within in the UAE and Bahrain. For further information call +971 4 293 5814 or email [email protected].

 

 
May 2018

5 Of Sephora Most Popular Beauty Products

These make-up and skin care buys are a fan favourite. 

Our favourite beauty buys from Sephora

Our favourite beauty buys from Sephora

 

From illuminating skin drops to the eyeshadow palette that beats them all, we’re opening up our beauty bags to uncover the best buys from our favourite makeup emporium, Sephora. 

 

Get The Gleam 

Just one tiny drop of this magic elixir will transform your skin from lacklustre to luminous in a flash. Packed with light reflecting pigments, the ultra-concentrated formula is available in seven illuminators, as well as two matte bronzers.

Custom Enhancer Drops, Cover FX at Sephora Dubai

Custom Enhancer Drops, Cover FX at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 


Your Best Angles 

Step-By-Step Contour Kit, Smashbox at Sephora Dubai

Step-By-Step Contour Kit, Smashbox at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

Ever wondered how A-list celebs get those razor sharp cheekbones? While it might be down to genetics (or clever Photoshopping), there’s also a good chance that some celebs are using Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Kit. The pro kit comes with three buildable shades for defining, bronzing and highlighting, along with a soft angled brush for effortless application.

 

All For Oil 

This do-it-all oil is a saviour for sun-parched locks during your summer holiday – or better yet, use year-round as a weekly treat. Apply a small spritz to hands, rub together to warm the oil and lightly massage into the ends of your tresses. The Kardashian-loved hair treatment can also be used to nourish skin deeply, so follow our lead and slather it on from top-to-toe.  

 Rose Hair & Body Oil, Ouai at Sephora Dubai

 

Rose Hair & Body Oil, Ouai at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 


The Pro Palette 

Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette, Huda Beauty at Sephora Dubai

 

Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette, Huda Beauty at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

With 18 highly pigmented and blendable shades, ranging from mattes to chrome pressed pearls and 3D metal shades, Huda Beauty’s Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette is a firm favourite with Sephora shoppers – so much so that the palette has been known to sell out!


The Pout Perfectors

You know a product is going to be good if supermodel Bella Hadid is a fan. Enter the most luxurious lip balm we have ever used – Dior Addict Lip Glow. First up, prep your pout with Dior’s delicious smelling Lip Sugar Scrub (to gently buff away flaky skin) before swiping this over your entire lips for instant hydration and a subtle rosy sheen to bring out your natural colour. 

 Lip Glow and Sugar Scrub by Dior at Sephora Dubai

Lip Glow and Sugar Scrub by Dior at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

Sephora is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain.

 

Article Source: http://www.citycentredeira.com/blog/shopping/5-of-sephora-most-popular-beauty-products

 
April 2018

Shopping In Dubai: Your Weekend Wardrobe Inspiration

5 super stylish outfit ideas for off-duty days.

spring/summer 2018 collections in Dubai

The new season buys to get this month

 

After rifling through the new season offerings, we’ve hand-selected five of the most in-demand fashion finds from Mall of the Emirates, one of the leading malls in Dubai. 
Scroll down below to discover the pieces your wardrobe needs now.

Printed dress at Karen Millen in Dubai

Printed dress, AED1,210, Karen Millen, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The cold-shoulder trend is back in a big way, and this polka dot-printed number ticks all the right boxes. We will be wearing this frilly frock paired with white trainers during the day, and spindly heels for nights out.

Green earrings at Zara in Dubai

Green earrings, AED89, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Bold is better this summer, and these bright green baubles have shot straight to the top of our wishlist. Wear with an equally bright red lip for maximum impact. 

Satin mules from Alberta Ferretti at Boutique 1 in Dubai

Satin mules, AED2,650, Alberta Ferretti at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Save your soles and swap skyscraper heels for Alberta Ferretti's embroidered flat mules – the ultimate in feel-good luxury.  

Yellow bag at Bershka in Dubai

Yellow bag, AED129, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

We’re trading in our winter totes for this sunny yellow bag by Bershka. We love the structured shape and slinky chain strap. 

Navy trousers at Mango in Dubai

Navy trousers, AED249, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If you have long been on the hunt for a pair of smart but trendy trousers, look no further than this high-waisted simple style from Mango Dubai. The contrasting trim and flattering front pleat make these a top pick for a sophisticated look.

 
April 2018

Upgrade Your Gadgets with These Top 3 Tech Tools

The electronic essentials you need now.

Top gadgets and tech buys in Dubai

2018’s top tech buys and gadgets 

 

There is a reason these state-of-the-art buys are getting tech heads excited in 2018. Scroll down below to discover the latest and greatest gadgets to hit the shops. 

Sony headphones at Virgin Megastore, Dubai

Sony 1000XM2 headphones, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain

 

Sony’s 1000XM2 headphones put a great many others to shame. Equipped with high-tech digital noise cancellation, the new cans offer super clear sound, as well as Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing to deliver optimal listening at high altitudes while you fly.

The headphones also boast Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically adjusts the ambient sound to match your activities, such as travelling, walking and waiting. And you can forget pesky wires; these headphones are wireless with Bluetooth technology.

Mophie wireless charging base at Apple Store in Dubai

Mophie wireless charging base, Apple Store in Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

In addition to offering last year’s big launch, the iPhone X, the Apple Store in Dubai also houses the newest tablets, tools and devices created to support their products. 

Released earlier this year, the Mophie wireless charging base is already making our lives so much easier. Expertly designed to work with your iPhone, the wireless base will charge your battery in a flash. Just set your iPhone on the wireless charge base, and it will get to work boosting your juice.

Leather folio case for iPhone X at Apple Store in Dubai

Leather folio case for iPhone X, Apple Store in Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Got a new iPhone X? You’ll need a sleek case to protect your pricey tech.

Available in four colourways, Apple’s luxurious new leather-bound folio case offers maximum protection with a soft microfiber lining, plus it comes with useful compartments to store your cash and cards. 

 
April 2018

How To Bag A Beauty Bargain On Your Next Food Shop

The beautifying essentials to pick up at Carrefour.

Beauty products from Carrefour Dubai

Bargain beauty buys from the supermarket

 

While we love a high-end beauty hall filled with the latest luxury lotions and potions, a large percentage of our everyday products can be found in the supermarkets. 

Here are the best budget-friendly beauty buys to try at home.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion at Carrefour Dubai

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

 

The sweet scent might not be to everyone’s taste, but there is no doubt that the juice inside this tub is brilliant! There’s a reason it is the No.1 brand of cocoa butter products worldwide. 

Comparable to (if not better than) any other expensive body lotion on the market, this rich moisturiser is suitable for a host of skin woes, such as dry, eczema prone or sensitive skin types. Popular with Carrefour customers at Mall of the Emirates and throughout the region, be sure to add this to your trolley on your next visit.   

Nivea Caring Micellar Water at Carrefour Dubai

Nivea Caring Micellar Water, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

 

First created by leading French pharmacy brands, micellar waters were introduced into the mainstream beauty market a decade ago and were seen as a specialised beauty product. Now, nearly every brand from the high to the lower end of the price spectrum has released a version. 

We are firm believers that you cannot beat Nivea’s ultra-soothing, scent-free formula, for a gentle yet effective daily cleanse. 

L'Oréal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hairspray at Carrefour Dubai

 

L'Oréal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hairspray, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres 

 

The gold standard of hairsprays, this legendary beauty buy is in nearly every single hairstylist’s professional and personal toolkit. 

Loved by a legion of celebrities, including Cheryl Cole, the Kardashians and Cindy Crawford, this long-lasting setting spritz is non-sticky, easy to brush out and offers maximum staying power. 

Carrefour Supermarket is located at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Al Shindagha and City Centre Maadi.

 

 
March 2018

5 of the Latest Accessories to Take You into the New Season

Our wish list just got a whole lot longer.

Must have Spring 2018 accessories of the moment

Must have Spring 2018 accessories of the moment 

 

The most coveted accessories for Spring/Summer 2018 have landed in Mall of the Emirates. Scroll down for the top pieces your wardrobe needs now.


Yellow sandals by Marks & Spencer available at Mall of the Emirates

Yellow sandals, AED 275, Marks & Spencer, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Feed your shoe obsession with the latest styles on offer at High Street favourite, Marks & Spencer. Aside from housing the best underclothing department in Dubai, the iconic British store is also known for their easy-to-please-all fashion aisles. 

These canary yellow strappy sandals are the perfect pair of spring soles. Wear with a floral frock for the ultimate in ladylike chic or team with ankle-grazing denim to spruce up more casual classics. 

Leather bag by Saint Laurent available at Mall of the Emirates

Leather bag, AED 6,200, Saint Laurent, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Update your arm candy for the new season with this buttery soft leather and suede tote by Saint Laurent. A luxurious keepsake to last a lifetime, we cannot get enough of the soft rose shade and subtlety engraved gold logo detailing. 


Sunglasses by Dior at Rivoli Eyezone available by order at Mall of the Emirates

Sunglasses, AED 1,785, Dior available by order at Rivoli Eyezone, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Frame your face with the latest shades by Dior at Rivoli Eyezone. The super sleek style comes with a geometric square lens in deep navy blue offset with lightweight gold-tone metal frames. 


Raffia hat by Missoni in Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Raffia hat, AED 1,560, Missoni at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Nothing says Spring/Summer like a flash of Missoni’s colourful zigzag print. We’ll be saving our dirhams for this bold raffia hat for weekend beach days.


Leather bag by Dolce & Gabbana in Harvey Nichols Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Leather bag, AED 7,500, Dolce & Gabbana at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Paying tribute to the designer’s Sicilian heritage, Dolce & Gabbana’s latest tote from the best-selling Miss Sicily range arrives splashed in playful artistic doodles. The bag makes a mega statement, even down to the inside lining which is decked in quintessential D&G leopard print fabric. 

 

 
March 2018

The Best Budget-Friendly Décor Buys Courtesy of Home Centre in Dubai and Egypt

 Spruce up your abode with these chic and affordable interior accessories from one of the Middle East’s leading furniture shops.

Home Centre in the Middle East


Home Centre is one of the top spots to buy furniture and décor in the Middle East

 

Aside from doing a quick daily once-over on the house (clearing dirty dishes, putting some washing on and making our bed), most of us will admit that our abodes could do with a little sprucing up – they do say that ‘a tidy home means tidy mind’. 

While you might not have the time for a full-on feng shui makeover, a handful of new shopping buys can make a significant impact on a room, quickly transforming it into a more relaxing and stylish place to call your own. 

Home Centre is one of our top hits to discover sleek décor finds without draining our bank balance – you can also save even more at their usual 70% off sales! 

Located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt, these one-stop-shops for all your interior necessities will tick all the right boxes whatever your budget.  


Rugs by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Rugs, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


Rugs are an easy way to bring a room together instantly. Look out for something in dark easy-to-wash colours and prints, especially if you have young children or pets. 


Lamps by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Lamps, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


Through lighting, you can create the perfect ambience in your home. Avoid harsh overhead fixtures and steer towards table labs, dimmers and candles for a more soothing atmosphere. 


Storage table and desk by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Storage table and desk, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


A neat house lies in carefully thought out storage units. While we all have a messy drawer (or several), look for pretty baskets and boxes to store away out-of-season clothing, tidbits or toys. You can also buy elegant furniture pieces that double as extra storage such as this sleek sideboard and desk. 

 
March 2018

5 Scene-Stealing Red Carpet Looks to Shop Now

With the Oscars making headlines this month, we look to the most glamorous gowns and accessories to wear for your special occasion. 


Celebrity inspired gowns to shop now

Celebrity inspired gowns to buy now

 

The Academy Awards is the movie world’s most significant event on the annual calendar. 

From the BAFTAs to the BRITs, the 90th edition of the Oscars is the grande finale of awards season and arguably the most prestigious trophy for anyone in Tinseltown to win. 

To celebrate this year’s Oscars, we’ve searched Dubai shopping malls and further afield across the Middle East for the best gowns and accessories for your red carpet moment. 

Be it a wedding or smart soirée; these stunning outfit ideas will ensure you stand out at any special occasion.  


Embellished navy dress by Mango available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Embellished navy dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

With delicate tie sleeves and a scattering of floral sequins, this floor-sweeping navy blue gown will be a go-to for any formal event. Wear with beaded sandals for garden parties or metallic platforms for a black-tie bash. 


Red gown by Oscar de la Renta at Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Red gown, Oscar de la Renta at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A gown fit for a princess, this dramatic piece by Oscar de la Renta is crafted from scarlet silk with a subtle sheen of sparkle along the floral appliqué detail.


Printed jumpsuit by Stradivarius available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Printed jumpsuit, Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut

 

This polka dot jumpsuit is an excellent pick for those who prefer trousers to gowns. Belted at the waist for extra definition, this style is bang on trend for the new season and will look chic paired with heeled ankle boots and an embellished clutch bag. 


Studded bag by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Studded bag, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

 

This classic black clutch will keep you covered for a multitude of nights out. We love the metallic studs and handy chain strap. 


Velvet strappy sandals by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Velvet strappy sandals, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi


Steal a few extra inches under a long flowing frock with these fiery velvet soles. 


 
March 2018

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She Will Truly Love

Spoil your mum with these beautiful presents and pampering treatments. 

Mother’s Day gift guide 2018

Mother’s Day gift guide 2018

 

With Mother’s Day coming up on March 21st (dates tend to differ per country), there’s no better time than the present to start planning ways to spoil the extraordinary woman in your life. 

Show mum your gratitude for all that she does by treating her to one of our gift ideas below or go all out and splurge on a super pampering spa treatment.

Earrings and bracelet by Damas available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Earrings and bracelet, Damas, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Al Shindagha 

 

One of the top places to buy jewellery in the UAE, City Centre Deira houses dozens of jewellery shops, such as Damas, Al Futtaim Watches and Jewellery and Jewel Corner. The mall is also conveniently situated nearby to the Gold Souk in Dubai, which makes for a beautiful afternoon spent browsing the stalls. 


Cologne by Jo Malone available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Green Wheat & Meadowsweet Cologne, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif 

 

If like us, your mother is a diehard fan of anything that comes in a Jo Malone box, she will adore their latest line of scents inspired by English fields – the Green Wheat & Meadowsweet Cologne is our favourite. 


Beaded bag by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Beaded bag, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

You will get major brownie points for gifting your mother this intricately embellished clutch bag. Decked with beaded florals, this minaudière will instantly update any outfit for evenings out. 


DIOR Capture Totale Eye Cream at Sephora available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

DIOR Capture Totale Eye Cream, Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This decadent pot of eye cream is the epitome of luxury, and the potion itself is packed with high performing ingredients that firm and boost radiance.  

 

Time To Spa


While flowers, chocolate and a heartfelt card go a long way, nothing truly beats a spa gift voucher – trust us, it will not go unappreciated, as we could all do with a little R&R. Better yet, why not join your mother for a day of joint pampering?

Soma Spa located inside Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is one of our favourite retreats in the city. Offering up an extensive menu of relaxing treatments, take your pick from smoothing body scrubs to muscle-melting massages or vitamin-packed facials. 

The Pullman Hotel Dubai also houses some tasty places to grab a bite post-treatment, including the live cooking stations at Medley Restaurant.

 

The Ultimate Gift Card

You can also let your mother pick out her own present with our Mall Gift Card. For more information on the gift you know she won’t return, visit here.

 
February 2018

Three Of Our Favourite Fashion Finds To Shop This Month

Get these stylish buys before they go!

Shopping finds you will love

Shopping finds you will love

 

You will not be able to resist these three highly coveted new arrivals – available in shops now.

After rifling through the new season offerings, we’ve hand-selected a couple of our most in-demand fashion finds from Mall of the Emirates and City Centre shopping malls. 

From City Centre Deira (the first shopping mall in Dubai) to City Centre Beirut and many more locations across the Middle East, our shopping malls are filled with the latest must-have items. 

Be it an end-of-the-month payday splurge or a weekend shopping spree; we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month. 

Happy shopping, ladies! 


Grey jumper by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Grey jumper, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

 

The perfect piece to round off your winter wardrobe, this snuggly off-the-shoulder knit comes in an array of classic colours, including this soft grey marl shade. 


Bow skirt by Mango available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Red bow skirt, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat 

 

This faux leather wrap skirt ticks all the right boxes for the new season. Featuring a crossover design fastened with a bow, you will find us wearing this paired with tucked-in knit sweaters and thigh-high boots. 


Gold heels by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Gold heels, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

The festive party season might be long gone, but that does not mean a girl cannot treat herself to a pair of sparkly soles. This pair of disco ball inspired strappy sandals by Zara are the ultimate Cinderella heels.

 

 
February 2018

Three Of The Best Beauty Buys To Try ASAP

We cannot live without these makeup marvels.  

The top makeup buys you need in your life right now

The top makeup buys you need in your life right now   

 

Tip out your makeup bag. How much of what you have do you use on a daily, weekly or if ever basis? Do you find many of the colours do not suit your skin tone? And is much of what you have already expired (check the back of the product for the expiry date)?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, it might be time for a beauty reboot!

Scroll down below where we reveal three of our favourite new beauty finds to try.


Liquid eyeliner by Inglot available at Mall of the Emirates

Liquid eyeliner, AED85, Inglot at Mall of the Emirates

 

While eye makeup trends come and go, one thing you can be sure of is that a classic cat-eye will forever be in style – and most importantly flattering to most eye shapes. This tapered ink pen by Inglot is one of the best we have ever used and will last well into the day and night without a smudge in sight. 

Beauty tip: For a fresh take on the feline eye, try mixing your usual black with a flick of gold liner on the inner and outer corners – it will instantly wake up tired peepers.


Press on nails by H&M Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Press-on nails, H&M Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

No time for your regular manicure? No worries, simply give these genius press-on nails by H&M Dubai a go. Wonderfully easy to do, just press the glue onto your real nails and hold down the faux nails for only 10 seconds for instantly groomed talons. Best bit? They don’t chip – we will be buying in bulk! 


Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light available at Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light, AED250, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Get selfie-worthy skin without the filter with a dusting of this shimmery gold bronzer – it will quickly take your complexion from lackluster to glowing in a quick flash. 



Disclaimer: Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point. 

 
February 2018

Trend To Try: A Spotlight On Strong Suiting

The ultimate in power dressing, be your own #GirlBoss with these office-approved staples.

Stand out from the pack in this season’s essential suiting

Stand out from the pack in this season’s essential suiting


Take your style cue from power dressing icons such as Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham with pin-sharp suiting and expertly cut tailoring. A sartorial staple for any modern woman’s wardrobe, a tailored two-piece suit will see you through an array of occasions, from boardroom meetings to elegant evening events. 

Throughout the Autumn/Winter 2017 shows, designers including Céline, Stella McCartney and Jil Sander looked to classic tailoring to complete their collections. 

The season saw the classic closet item updated with a host of new silhouettes, ranging from strong structured shoulders to draped boxy cuts and experimental colours – unless an office dress code enforces a strict colour code, why stick to one spectrum? We say embrace the bold and beautiful and offset neutrals with a splash of scarlet or orange. 

Scroll down below where we reveal our top tailored buys to pick up now from UAE shopping emporium Mall of the Emirates in Dubai – trust us, you’ll want to wear these to the office and beyond all season long. 

Orange blazer by Altuzarra at Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Orange blazer, AED 6,145, Altuzarra, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Style tip: Add extra definition to boxy cuts by nipping in your waist with a chunky leather belt over a blazer. 


Black trousers by Mango Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Black trousers, AED 249, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


Style tip:
It is all in the details – contrasting monochrome seams add a little edge to classic black trousers.


Velvet jacket by Zara Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Velvet jacket, AED 549, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Style tip: Experiment with new textures such as brocade, leather and velvet. 


Disclaimer: Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point. 

 
February 2018

We Have Got Your Valentine’s Day Sorted

From romantic experiences to the ultimate wish list gifts, you’ll get extra brownie points with our V-Day suggestions.

Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai


Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai

 

For The Movie Lovers 

Film fans will love a date night at VOX Cinema located across City Centres and also on the second level of Mall of the Emirates, the largest cinema in the Middle East with a 4DX experience and the region’s first and only IMAX with laser screen. 

Couples looking for an extra special treat can try THEATRE by Rhodes – a premium experience (and, we think, one of the best things to do in Dubai) with a private lounge, plush reclining seats, in-cinema waiter service (with your very own call button) and an extensive gourmet menu created by Michelin star chef, Gary Rhodes. 


For A Romantic Feast 

Enjoy a delicious feast en deux at one of the many foodie offerings across Mall of the Emirates. There are dozens of restaurants and cafés to choose from, ranging from light bites to hearty lunches and luxurious fine dining. We recommend booking in at Olea, one of the best restaurants in Dubai for tasty Levantine cuisine. 

Nestled on the second floor of the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, this gourmet favourite is guaranteed to tick all the right boxes with al fresco dining, an extensive menu of authentic bites and live music by an Arabic Oud player.

To make a reservation on Valentine’s Day, please call 04 341 0000.

Olea at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Olea at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

 

For All the Single Ladies 

Grab your girl gang and head out for cocktails at one of the many bars and restaurants located inside Mall of the Emirates. With your besties in tow, there will be plenty to enjoy (fantastic shopping aside) in the mall. 

Start your evening out with a jug of Spanish sangria and nibbles at Salero Tapas and Bodega, followed by Noir Cocktail Lounge & Bar – a sophisticated setting with live DJ beats and special drinks deals for ladies. End your night by grabbing a tasty bite at Brunswick Sports Bar in the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates


Gifts She Will Love 

Stuck on what to buy the special person in your life? Here are three presents every woman would love to receive. For ladies reading, simply screenshot and send to your other half – he will hopefully get the hint!

Velvet Rose & Oud Home Candle by Jo Malone available at Mall of the Emirates


Velvet Rose & Oud Home Candle, AED 385, Jo Malone, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Bag by Zara Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates


Bag, AED 279, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Satin heels by Charlotte Olympia available at Mall of the Emirates

Satin heels, AED 2,100, Charlotte Olympia, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Disclaimer: Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point. 

 
January 2018

The Biggest Dubai Shopping Festival Is Back!

Expect massive savings at all your favourite shops and win cash prizes worth millions of dirhams during this year’s DSF.


Dubai Shopping Festival 2018

Dubai Shopping Festival 2018

 

Blockbuster sales, epic entertainment and prizes worth millions of dirhams? It can only be the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)!

One of the top things to see and do in Dubai this month beat the January blues with all the exciting cash-saving experiences the festival has to offer.

This year’s action-packed event brings with it a month filled with everything you could hope for from one of Dubai’s best attractions, so scroll down below where we reveal a curated round-up of what to look out for at this year’s DSF.


Win fabulous prizes and shop at all your favourite stores at Dubai Shopping Festival

Win fabulous prizes and shop at all your favourite stores at Dubai Shopping Festival

 


Mall of the Emirates

With daily prizes and spectacular entertainment to mark the festival, head to Mall of the Emirates to experience the best of DSF - you’re in for a real treat over the coming weeks!

Those visiting between now and January 27 could be in with a chance to take home AED10,000 every single day just by spending AED650 at any store within the mall. You will also be in the running to win an instant 10% cash back with every AED1,000 spent at shops in the mall:
Throughout the month, there will also be daily shows to enjoy in the Central Galleria, including fantastic performances by musical waiters and choreographed gymnastics.

All this plus, for the first time in the region, The Flying Pearl, an exclusive show inspired by the mall’s campaign #THATMOEFEELING, will take place in Mall of the Emirates. The performance combines aviation, science and aerial acrobatics artistry to create genuinely mind-blowing overhead spectacles along with live singers performing international hits from some of the world’s most famous artists. The show will be a fantastic experience never to forget.

The Flying pearl will be performing at Mall of the Emirates until January 17 at 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm.

Check out all the amazing DSF offers available at the mall: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/events/amazing-dsf-offers



Be one of the lucky winners this DSF at Mall of the Emirates

Be one of the lucky winners this DSF at Mall of the Emirates

 


City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

At City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira, conveniently located near the Metro in Dubai, visitors can win big with a host of daily competitions including Mall GiftCards and other instant prizes worth up to AED 1 million.

This DSF, visitors who shop for AED250 at City Centre Deira and AED300 at City Centre Mirdif will be able to enter a draw for a chance to win Mall GiftCards worth AED30,000 every day plus instant prizes - that’s a total of AED 1 million worth of gift cards and instant prizes rewarded too many lucky shoppers!

The DSF month also brings with it 33 days of fabulous entertainment and shows throughout both malls (think acrobats, string quartets and gymnastic performances for starters), plus unbeatable sales in all your favourite shops.



Show Time!


You will not want to miss an incredible show by famous Illusionist Ahmed El Bayed to celebrate DSF. With three shows daily at 5 pm, 7.30 pm and 9 pm, this is one for the whole family so get set to be genuinely amazed as anything is possible at his jaw-dropping performances.

The details:


City Centre Deira
Date: January 25 - 27
Location: Centre Court, 1st Level

City Centre Mirdif
Date: January 21 - 23
Location: Central Galleria, Ground Level


Spin To Win


Combining shopping with winning mall and store vouchers, why not try your luck at the special time-based game located in City Centre Mirdif and Deira, created especially for DSF. Easy for all to play, the game features a towering wheel which customers can spin to win top prizes. Behind each door, on the wheel there are three different options (door 1, door 2 and door 3), each with its own unique story. Contestants can spin the wheel, and once the wheel stops, you will go directly to the selected door. Once inside, you will discover a fun sensorial game to play to bag a prize.

In addition to this, you will also find a selfie experience on the stand where you can upload your GIF snap directly onto Instagram, and by tagging @CityCentreDeira with the hashtag #CCDeira, you could be in the draw to win a Mall GiftCard worth AED1000.

The details:

Date: January 14 - 27
Timing: Daily from 10am to midnight
Location: Centre Court, Level 1 in City Centre Deira/ Central Galleria, Level 1 in City Centre Mirdif


More Must-See Shows

The Mechanics
Showing from January 18 to 27 at 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm at City Centre Deira  

Musical Waiters
Showing from January 21 to 27 at 4pm, 6pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm at City Centre Mirdif

 

City Centre Me’aisem, City Centre Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha

Popular community shopping malls, City Centre Me’aisem, City Centre Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha, are also offering visitors the chance to win cash prizes and gifts worth a total of AED 1 million until January 27.

Along with daily live entertainment, upon spending AED200 at the malls, one person will walk away with AED100,000, and another will win AED50,000, while three lucky shoppers will take home AED10,000, plus gifts worth AED100,000 will be given away.


Do not miss the massive sales at the Dubai shopping malls this DSF

Do not miss the massive sales at the Dubai shopping malls this DSF

 
January 2018

The Latest Wonder Products to Try on the Market

This New Year’s best in beauty


This New Year’s best in beauty


With so many creams, serums, scrubs, masks and more on the market – how is a girl to choose? Fear not, we are on hand to help you rifle through the masses and discover the crème de la crème of the beauty world.

Scroll down below where we unveil the ultimate beauty buys to try now.


The Star Ingredient

In case you have been living under a rock, the beauty industry is obsessed with all things retinol-related. A powerful anti-ager, this hit ingredient is scientifically proven to minimise lines and wrinkles, all while smoothing the skin’s texture.

Best saved for your evening skincare routine, this Vitamin-A derivative can also help aid acne by unclogging congested pores.  

Beauty tip: Be sure to apply sunscreen daily to protect your complexion as retinol and may leave skin more susceptible to sun damage from UV rays.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream available at Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates



The Pout Perfector  


Never overlook your lips - nothing entirely ruins a lipstick like a flaky pout. First up, buff away dry skin by making your own at-home lip scrub (we mix sugar with coconut oil) or use an old soft toothbrush.

To nourish, opt for a super moisturising lip balm or oil infused with rich ingredients such as shea butter or honey. The Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a new favourite in our beauty department and will leave lips plump and silky soft.


Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil available at Paris Gallery in City Centres

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey, Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, and City Centre Fujairah


The Weekly Treat

Take the time to give yourself a weekly treat in the form of a face mask. Whether you are looking to hydrate, soothe, anti-age or target a problem area, there is a mask to suit any skin woe under the sun.

Sephora Dubai’s range of sheet masks that has become a new favourite and come in a whole host of different formulas to suits all concerns. We especially love the moisturising and brightening rose mask – it is the perfect pre-party skin treat before make-up.


Sheet masks by Sephora Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Sheet masks, visit Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

 
January 2018

Your New Year Health Kick Starts Now: The Activewear Edit

Up your game with these stylish workout-wear staples.


Workout essentials for the New Year

Workout essentials for the New Year


Jumped on the health bandwagon for 2018? In-between downing green juices and those super early morning barre classes, if your New Year fitness kick is proving to be challenging, these style workout staples will undoubtedly spur you on – there is nothing like a new pair of Nikes to get you out the door in the morning.


Black leggings by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Black leggings, H&M, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut


Crafted from ultra functional fast-drying fabric with a handy zipped key pocket at the back, you will want to live in these stretchy sports leggings.

Style tip: Opt for high-waisted leggings that cut at the smallest part of your waist. Layer a loose tank on top (tucked in at one corner for extra definition) or a crop top for the body-confident, paired with a sporty bomber jacket for the ultimate in sporty chic.




Flowing bomber jacket by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Flowing bomber jacket, Zara, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi


Who says gym wear has to be boring? This flowing khaki bomber jacket is the perfect piece to throw on over your sports bra to wear to and from the gym. We love the floral embroidered back and varsity-style piping.




Black trainers by Nike available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Black trainers, Nike, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut


Nike Dubai’s new Fearless Flyknit trainers are constructed using a lightweight material with forefoot grooves and cushioned midsoles for mega comfort and support during runs and high-intensity workout sessions. The coveted sneakers come in an array of colour-ways, but this season we’re opting for super sleek black. Just do it.

 
January 2018

Three Super Healthy Lunch Spots To Try This Weekend

Enjoy a guilt-free feast in the Dubai shopping malls.


The best healthy restaurants in Dubai

The best healthy restaurants in Dubai

 

Healthy food need not be dull and tasteless, in fact, quite the opposite - the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East are brimming with delicious and nutritious foodie spots.

Scroll down below where we reveal the insider foodie favourites you need to try this weekend.


Paul Café

Paul Café is a favourite lunch spot with a healthy food set

Paul Café is a favourite lunch spot with a healthy food set

 

A long-standing favourite, not just in the region, but also across the globe, Paul Café first started as a low-key bakery in France more than 125 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients in an extensive menu consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner staples, and the café is also our go-to for a light and healthy bite in the mall - that is, if you can resist the display of golden baked goods!

Star menu hits include the smoked salmon omelette, poached eggs with avocado, farm salad and grilled sea bass filet.

The details:
Paul Café is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem


Carluccio’s


Veggie packed bites at Carluccio’s in Dubai

Veggie packed bites at Carluccio’s in Dubai

 

A long-standing favourite for the whole family, Carluccio’s might be best known for their mouth-watering lasagne and pizza, but the Italian café and deli chain also offers up a whole host of delicious low-calorie dishes - we can vouch for the goat's cheese and beetroot salad and seafood skewers.

The restaurant also serves some light sides to pick from, including braised fennel, tenderstem broccoli and sautéed spinach.

If you are craving pasta but don’t want the extra cream and calories of carbonara, opt for the Penne Giardiniera - a popular menu pick bursting with fresh courgettes, spinach and red chilli: http://www.citycentremirdif.com/blog/dining/recipe-to-try-fresh-pasta-dish-by-carluccio-s-dubai


Common Grounds

Common grounds is a health food haven in Dubai

Common grounds is a health food haven in Dubai

 

A hotspot on the Dubai foodie scene, Common Grounds is an always-bustling casual café serving up full breakfast plates, along with superfood salads, wraps, tacos and soups. You can also grab a great cup of freshly brewed artisan coffee or a veggie-filled juice or smoothie.

For those looking for a healthy menu option, the acai bowl and veggie-rice wrap are both a must-try.

 
January 2018

The Best Three Stylish Winter Wardrobe Buys

These fashion finds will shoot straight to the top of your most-wanted list.

Winter wardrobe essentials to buy in Dubai

Winter wardrobe essentials to buy in Dubai

 

As the start of a brand new year rolls in, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

After combing through the new season collections, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favourite fashion finds from Mall of the Emirates - one of the best places to visit in Dubai.

You will not be able to resist these three sought-after new arrivals - all available in shops now.

Happy shopping ladies!


Coat by Rejina Pyo at Boutique 1 available in Mall of the Emirates

Coat, AED 4,015, Rejina Pyo at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

It’s the season to wrap up warm, so invest in a tailored wool coat to see you through the winter months. The sleek navy coat is contrasted with a mint back and cream belt to synch in your waist.


Crystal tassel earrings by Mango Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Crystal tassel earrings, AED59, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Party season might be over, but we still need a little sparkle in our lives - especially to combat those dreaded January blues! These crystal-splashed tassel earrings will be a new favourite for nights on the town. Wear with a slick of red lipstick and hair pinned up for maximum wow factor.



Green high heels by Zara Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Green high heels, AED199, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Why not add a dose of colour to your work wear attire with look-at-me soles in bright emerald green - the perfect heels to take you from your desk to post-work cocktails.

 
January 2018

Three Love-Forever New Arrivals To Add To Your Wardrobe Now

What to store, trade and buy for the New Year.

Clean out your closest to make room for new trends

Clean out your closest to make room for new trends

 

There is no better time than the present to reboot your wardrobe for a new year ahead.

•    As a general rule of thumb, we say if you have not worn it in a year, it is time to let it go - as chance are you never will wear it, and the piece in question deserves to go to a happy home.

•    You don’t have to throw away any unwanted clothes, in fact, we recommend either donating to a worthy cause or hosting a clothes swap party with your friends, where each guest has to bring a handful of pieces to trade in - as they say, one woman’s trash is another’s gold.

•    With the winter season in full mode, pack away any summery frocks, neon or sheer blouses. Make room either under your bed or above your wardrobe for all out of season clothes. Load up on compact storage containers (which you can pick up from Home Centre Dubai in Mall of the Emirates) - go for transparent boxes so you can easily see anything you might want to pull out.

•    Organise your wardrobe with the pieces you wear most within easy reaching distance at the front. Display as much as possible on hangers, which will avoid clothes wrinkling and make getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier as you can quickly flick through outfit options.



Three Love-Forever New Arrivals to Add to Your Wardrobe Now

Leopard print skirt by Zara Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Leopard print skirt, AED199, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Animal prints aren’t going anywhere for 2018. This classic leopard midi skirt (which also comes with a matching top) will be a go-to for many seasons ahead.


Lace top by H&M Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Lace top, AED179, H&M Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

We would be hard-pressed to find anything in our wardrobes that this navy lace top would not go with - it is the ultimate everyday staple. Team with tailored trousers for work, jeans for off-duty days and a leather skirt for evenings out.


Leather and lace boots by Christian Louboutin available at Mall of the Emirates

Leather and lace boots, AED3,450, Christian Louboutin, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

You cannot go wrong with a pair of timeless boots, especially if made by Christian Louboutin - who can resist the flash of his iconic soles! This unique pair comes adorned with floral print guipure wax lace.

 
January 2018

Get An Instagram-Worthy Home In Minutes

Refresh your home with these coveted interior finds from Mall of the Emirates.

The best new interior buys for 2018

The best new interior buys for 2018


If like us you have now packed away your Christmas or NYE decorations, and your home is looking somewhat bare, why not spruce up your space for a fresh year ahead with a little home makeover.

Scroll down below where you will not want to miss our edit of the most stylish home buys from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.


Embroidered pillow cover by Zara Home available at Mall of the Emirates

Embroidered pillow cover, AED199, Zara Home, Mall of the Emirates


Cushions are the quickest way to transform any space, so swap out old covers on your sofa and bed for new prints and colours.  We currently love anything velvet, brocade and pastel-coloured for the new season.

Décor tip: Opt for fluffy feather-filled inserts over foam to get perfectly plump pillows, and make sure you get the correct size as nothing ruins a beautifully made bed than loose cushions!


Silver floor lamp by Crate & Barrel Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Silver floor lamp, AED 999, Crate & Barrel Dubai, Mall of the Emirates


Lighting is like jewellery for a room. Add a touch of bling and look for pieces with metallic accents, such as this geometric silver floor lamp by Crate & Barrel Dubai.


Mirror by Home Centre Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Mirror, AED 499, Home Centre Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Mirrors can completely open up space, making it look bigger and fresher. Go oversized and cover the main wall with a unique shape such as this teardrop piece by Home Centre Dubai.

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Him

The gadgets, tech and accessories he really wants


The best Christmas gifts to shop for him

The best Christmas gifts to shop for him

 

While he might claim to not ‘need’ anything this year, these top Christmas gift ideas are sure to impress. From the latest iPhone to a classic leather holdall, scroll down below to discover our top picks for festive presents this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids.



iPhone X by Apple available at Mall of the Emirates

iPhone X, Apple, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

The brand new iPhone X is officially available! If you did not already pre-order the smartphone, hightail it over to the Apple store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates to get your hands on the latest tech essential.

Available in either 64GB or 256GB, the brand new water resistant model includes an 5.9-inch screen display and Face ID - which makes your face your password - along with wireless charging, extra durable glass and an advanced quality camera.


Beats headphone at Virgin Megastore available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Beats Studio3 Matte Black Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, Virgin Megastore, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Beirut, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain

 

The newest headphones by Beats offer premium sound through real-time audio, while allowing you to hear the music with no background noise thanks to the adaptive noise cancellation feature. Available in six colours to choose from, these high tech headphones will no doubt be topping his wish list this year.


Leather holdall by Ted Baker available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Leather holdall, Ted Baker, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This smart leather piece by Ted Baker will be his go-to bag for holding gym kit and weekend away essentials.

 

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here.

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Kids

 From toys to teddies and tiaras, little ones will love these presents  


The best Christmas gifts to shop for children

The best Christmas gifts to shop for children  

 

December is a busy time of year for all, so we are taking the stress out of festive shopping with our guide to the top gifts to buy this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids. (*Add links on words ‘him’ ‘her’ and ‘kids’ to separate articles once published).

Scroll down below where we reveal a few of our favourite gifts for children, ranging from newborn babies to older ages.


Tiara by Claire’s available at City Centres

Tiara, Claire’s, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Fujairah

 

Little princesses will love playing dress-up with this sparkly silver tiara - so much so, they may never want to take it off!


Soft rabbit toy by Bonpoint at Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Soft rabbit toy, Bonpoint at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A timeless present to gift young kids and newborn babies, this soft white rabbit is perfect for tiny tots to cuddle up with at naptime.

 

Printed bow tie by H&M Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Printed bow tie, H&M Kids, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

 

This mini Mickey Mouse printed bow tie will look adorable on little lads for fancy festive occasions.

 

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here.

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Her

These standout fashion, beauty and home pieces are sure to impress     

 

The best Christmas gifts to shop for her

The best Christmas gifts to shop for her

 

December is a busy time of year for all, so we are taking the stress out of festive shopping with our guide to the top gifts to buy this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids.


Sock-style boots by Zara at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Sock-style boots, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

These are the boots of dreams for any fashion-loving fan. The sock/boot hybrid is bang on trend for the new season and will go down a storm with style-conscious friends and family members.


Emporio Armani perfume at Paris Gallery available at City Centres

Emporio Armani perfume, Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Fujairah

 

Because It's You is the latest scent from Emporio Armani. This beautiful perfume includes notes of neroli, raspberry and vanilla mixed with musk.  



Charm necklace by Loquet at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Charm necklace, Loquet at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Loquet is a London-based brand specialising in bespoke dainty fine jewels. You can customise your own locket necklace by filling with unique little charms such as diamond-encrusted initials, colourful birthstones and other decorative symbols. A true keepsake piece any jewellery lover would adore.


Candle snuffer by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Candle snuffer, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

 

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect hostess present or a little something for your mother-in-law, you cannot go wrong with a luxe scented candle (our favourites are Jo Malone and Diptyque available at Harvey Nichols Dubai). For extra brownie points in the gift department, your can also include a sleek gold candle snuffer or wick trimmer by Zara Home.

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here

 
December 2017

Where To Celebrate UAE National Day 2017

You won’t want to miss these celebratory events to mark the region’s biggest public holiday


The best places to celebrate National Day in the UAE

The best places to celebrate National Day in the UAE

 

One of the region’s most important holidays on the calendar, December 2nd marks the UAE’s National Day.

Commemorating the historic moment in 1971 when all seven Arab kingdoms came together to form one country, the United Arab Emirates.

Along with celebrating the unification, both the UAE flag and the country’s first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who led the movement, are also honoured at this time - you will see plenty of cars on the roads brandishing the flag and the Sheikh’s portrait throughout the public holiday.

 The United Arab Emirates flag

The United Arab Emirates flag

 

During the occasion, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a celebratory extravaganza across the Emirates.

In the lead-up to the big day, City Centre shopping malls across the UAE will be ringing in the festivities with a whole host of not-to-be-misses sales, entertainment parades and decorations.

At City Centre Deira, one of the best shopping spots in the city and the closet mall near to the airport, there will also be special National Day entertainment shows from December 1st to 3rd, including stilt walkers, live music, jugglers, mascots, and circus performers with UAE themed outfits.

One for the whole family, you can even play an exciting National Day-themed game on an interactive screen, whereby you will need to master seven puzzles, each one representing one of the Emirates - those who complete the puzzle in time will win a special prize. Once finished, the puzzle will showcase the UAE map in all its glory.

Both City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif installed  National Day décor (expect plenty of lights!) and distributing the UAE flag and scarves to visitors joining in on the celebration from December 1 to 3.


National Day at City Centre Deira

National Day at City Centre Deira


At City Centre Mirdif, from November 27th to December 3rd, there will be a special stage show focusing on the region’s traditions, culture and rich history, taking shoppers on a desert discovery chronicling the UAE’s epic growth - expect with pearl fishing, souks and lots more. On December 1st, the mall will also be hosting a concert at the Central Galleria for Shamma Hamdan, singer and reality star who was the first Emirati woman to make it to the finals of Arabs Got Talent.

From December 1st to 3rd, there will be two unique performances; a live string show (to create the UAE National Day logo) and Money Mosaic - a worthwhile experience where you can donate to the Emirates Red Crescent, and for every donation you will receive a mosaic to create the ‘Year of Giving’ logo.

While over at City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah and City Centre Ajman, the elaborate decorations alone will be well worth a trip down to the malls.


Save big at the mega sales throughout National Day celebrations

Save big at the mega sales throughout National Day celebrations

 

A Taste Of The Emirates

Enjoy the authentic flavours of the Middle East at two of the best Arabic restaurants

In the Emirates, Hatam and Ahwak in City Centre Deira. These foodie favourites both serve up some of the region’s most popular dishes, including meaty mixed grills, mouth-watering mezzes, and of course plenty of hummus.



Feast like a sheikh at the best Arabic restaurants in Dubai

Feast like a sheikh at the best Arabic restaurants in Dubai

 
November 2017

The Top Beauty Treatments To Try in Dubai

Two of the most pampering treatments to enjoy on your next trip to the mall.

 

Get groomed nails and glossy locks at the mall

Get groomed nails and glossy locks at the mall

 

Carrie Bradshaw, our favourite TV style icons of all time, once famously declared, “Shopping is my cardio”- and we wholeheartedly agree. With more than 600 international brands set across 233,467 sqm, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai is THE place to shop until you drop.

After working up your step count, why not head to one of the numerous spas and salons nestled within the mall for a well-deserved R&R session.

From sole-saving pedicures to rich masks for your mane, there are plenty of super pampering treatments to suit all. Scroll down below where we share the best beauty appointments to book now…

Treat yourself to a manicure at the mall

Treat yourself to a manicure at the mall

 

Any well-groomed girl about town will tell you that The Nail Spa is one of the top places in Dubai to neaten your talons.

Aside from the best nail art bar we have ever seen, the sleek salon also offers a wide menu of manicure and pedicure options, ranging from gel to acrylic and even silk nail extensions. If you fancy a real treat, book in for the Feet First treatment, which includes a hydrating hot paraffin wrap to hydrate soles, in addition to a classic mani-pedi.

You can also upgrade your experience with a host on in-chair add-ons such as muscle-melting neck massages and eyebrow threading.

Location: The Nail Spa, level 1, Mall of the Emirates.

Telephone Number: 600 544 001

The Nail Spa in Mall of the Emirates

The Nail Spa in Mall of the Emirates

 

Tend to your tresses at this boutique beauty salon hidden away within Mall of the Emirates. To get there, make your way towards Tribes restaurant in the Fashion Dome on the ground level, take a right outside the doors leading to the parking lot and you will discover Sisters Beauty Lounge.

The space is luxuriously fitted out with sections for manicures and pedicures, hair treatments and a private room for waxing and massages.

While all their beauty services are top notch, we recommend booking in for the Kérastase Signature Ritual (which includes a blissful stress-relieving scalp massage) followed by a classic blow-dry. The salon also offers hair extensions, cuts and colouring.

Location: Sisters Beauty Lounge, ground floor, Mall of the Emirates.

Telephone Number: 04 379 2992

Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates

Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates

 
October 2017

Best Places for Gold Shopping in Dubai

Are you planning to visit Dubai?

Then you shouldn’t miss out on the best of what the City of Gold has to offer. Its fashion scene rivals that of New York and London, but the opportunities it offers for jewellery shoppers are unmatched.


The Gold Souk in Dubai

Dubai is a metropolis known for its glittering towers and human-made wonders, yet the city is a reflection of traditional Arabian roots. There’s no better place to discover this than the Gold Souk. Located in the city’s historic business district of Deira, the souk is the best place to buy gold in Dubai. Find traditional Arabian jewellery at the Gold Souk that is home to jewellery retailers selling the best quality gold, golden alloys, platinum, silver, diamonds and other precious gems.

The predominant styles of jewellery are Arabic and Indian designs with some European styles as well. Local favourites include Damas and Joy Alukkas for their unique designs. Kaloti Jewellery is also one of the largest retailers of gold in the Middle East and India.

Location: 54 Al Khor Street, Deira, Dubai
Opening hours:
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Saturday - Thursday)
04:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Friday)

 

All that glitters is gold at the Gold Souk, Dubai.

 

Gold at the Gold Souk, Dubai

A visit to the Dubai Gold Souk is the trip of a lifetime. However, it might not be for everyone. If you prefer to shop for jewellery at a destination with conveniences like air-conditioning, leisure and fine dining, head over to one of the best malls in the UAE.

Gold shopping destinations are not restricted to the Gold Souk alone. As one of the premier shopping malls in Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates has a treasure trove of brands dedicated to the finest collections for every type of taste and style.


Recommended Stores:

Al Liali

Al Liali specializes in 18 and 24-carat gold jewellery set with diamonds, pearls and semi-precious stones. You can also order custom designs which are crafted by them at their manufacturing facility, making Al Liali the perfect place to get a shiny bespoke gift. Their collections cater to every price range, so there’s something for everyone here. Liali also has an ‘Easy Payment Plan’, which allows you to buy the jewellery that you have been longing for and pay for it in easy instalments, without straining your pockets.

 

The Statement Diamond Necklace from Liali

 

Location: Ground Level, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 341 4080
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all 7 days)
Website: https://lialijewellery.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lialijewellery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LialiJewellery
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liali_jewellery
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LIALIJEWELLERY


Damas Les Exclusive

The Les Exclusive boutique contains some of the world’s most exclusive luxury collections from Damas, like Farasha, Harmony, Diamond Leela and Al Manthourah. Their designs are opulent and high-glam with an “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” attitude. Damas’ collections also feature some of the best names from the world of watches like Chronoswiss, Ernest Borel, Louis Moinet, and Parmigiani.

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 3410633
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all 7 days)
Website: www.damasjewellery.com


A pendant from the Magerit Collection

A pendant from the Magerit Collection

 

Cartier

The legendary jewellery house has an elegance that appeals to those who like subtlety. If you’re looking for something simple and low key, check out their Diamants Légers collection of handpicked diamonds set in light gold chains.

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: 800 227 8437
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all 7 days)
Website: http://www.cartier.ae
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cartier.ae
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cartier
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cartier
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cartier

Diamants Légers Necklace from Cartier
Diamants Légers Necklace from Cartier

 

Panthère De Cartier High Jewelry Necklace

Panthère De Cartier High Jewelry Necklace

 

Dhamani Jewels

Dhamani specialises in the wholesale supply of loose stones to jewellers worldwide, but they’re also happy to create personalised jewellery for their clientele. Dhamani’s store has ornaments with a spectrum of precious and semi-precious stones, including the rarer coloured diamonds like yellow, pink, blue and brown. Dhamani’s DPINK collection features diamonds in hues of pink and comes in three exquisite lines called Princess, Dubai Cut and Butterflies.

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 341 3050

Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday - Saturday)

Website: http://dhamani1969.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dhamani1969
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dhamani1969

DPINK Collection from Dhamani

DPINK Collection from Dhamani

Essence Fancy Ring from Dhamani

Essence Fancy Ring from Dhamani

 

Pure Gold

If you’re partial to the craftsmanship of Italian jewellery, head to the Pure Gold Store in Mall of the Emirates. Pure Gold is a Middle Eastern brand that caters to both European and Asian sensibilities and it partners with skilled Italian designers to produce exquisite pieces. Their spring collection has charming and nature-inspired pieces, often displaying motifs of butterflies in the spring.

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 394 8841
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 P (7 days a week)

Website: https://www.pugold.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PureGoldJewellers
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbrUj7HMlTafkmc4nHoA_yQ

 A Butterfly pendant from the Spring Collection, Pure Gold

A Butterfly pendant from the Spring Collection, Pure Gold

 

Tiffany And Co.

Temptation is Tiffany’s jewellery wrapped in their iconic blue box with the white satin ribbon. Tiffany’s jewellery is known for their sleek, “American” aesthetic that contrasts with the extravagance of Middle Eastern jewellery. Shop at Tiffany’s store for gifts that will be forever treasured by your loved ones; the packaging as well as the piece!

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 341 0655
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Saturday - Tuesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Wednesday - Friday)

Website: http://international.tiffany.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tiffany
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TiffanyAndCo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyandco
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialTiffanyAndCo

A glittering creation from Tiffany & Co.

 

If you’re staying in Dubai, it would be great for you to explore jewellery shopping with so many choices. So go ahead, indulge!

 
October 2017

How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shades

Sunglasses in Dubai are necessary. The harsh desert sun can cause more damage to your eyes than you realise. To keep them protected, it always helps to invest in a pair of shades. Now, picking the right pair can be tricky with so many options to choose from. Let us help you pick the right match with the following tips.

Factors to consider before choosing sunglasses:

UV protection: This is the most important factor because exposure to UV rays cause many eye-related problems. Make sure you choose a pair that guarantees 100% UV protection.

Glare reduction:
Another problem, frequently faced by people who drive, is the glare that comes off reflective surfaces like sand, concrete, glass and steel. Polarised lenses help reduce the glare by filtering the rays. It’s important to note that polarisation only lessens glare; it does not provide UV protection.

Frames: Choosing a frame is not just for style; it plays a role in protecting your eyes from sunlight coming through the sides, top and bottom. Consider this while choosing your frames and you’re good to go.

Lens Tint: Some believe that darker lenses provide better protection than others do, but that's not true. Yet certain tints are more suitable for a particular activity. For example, Dark brown lenses are suitable for a beach trip because they reduce reflective light.


Recommended Stores in Dubai

Magrabi Optical

Round sunglasses Magrabi Optical


Magrabi is a leading optical retailer in the Middle East, and their vast collection includes more than a hundred international brands of sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses, prescription lenses. They are equipped with hi-tech optical laboratories and provide free after-sales maintenance for any frames purchased at their store. If you are not pleased with your sunglasses, you may exchange them at the store by presenting them in the original package with proof of purchase.

Location: Ground floor, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 341 0445
Website: http://www.magrabioptical.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagrabiOpticalUAE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/magrabiopt
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MagrabiOptical


Rivoli EyeZone

Sunglass Collection Rivoli EyeZone

If you’re looking for premium eyewear, Rivoli EyeZone is the place. They have stores across the UAE, Qatar, and Oman, and feature brands like Cartier, Diesel, Dior, Montblanc, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Swarovski. Their product range includes sunglasses, optical frames, contact lenses and prescription lenses, and their staff is a mix of highly trained sales personnel and optometrists.

Location: Ground floor, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 399 0681
Website: https://rivolieyezone.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rivoli.EyeZone
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rivolieyezone


Wild Wood

 Pocket tees and sunglasses Wild Wood


Based in Dubai, Wild Wood offers a unique collection of eco-friendly, handmade sunglasses and eyewear. All of their shades have high quality polarised lenses joined with a natural wood frame. Each one is named after certain endangered species, giving them a unique identity. Wild Wood’s latest collection is made from zebrawood fused with polarised blue lenses that offer UV 400 protection. They also have an exclusive range for kids.

Phone: +971 4 341 1167/ +971 50 554 7811
Website: https://wildwoodme.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildwoodme
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildwoodme


Grand Optics

Photo shoot for Grand Optics

 

Marni - the exclusive brand available only at Grand Optics


Marni - the exclusive brand available only at Grand Optics


Grand Optics has more than sixty stores at prestigious malls throughout the Middle East. They stock luxury brands such as Bvlgari, Cartier, and Tiffany as well as designer brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and much more. Grand Optics is also the certified agent of the RTA in Dubai for conducting eye tests for a driving license and renewal of the driving license.

Location: Ground floor, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 341 0350
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrandOptics

Choose your sunglasses wisely and enjoy the best of style and protection. Happy shopping!

 
October 2017

The Appliances That Make a Home

Home appliances keep a house running and are convenient to those who keep up with busy schedules and time-constrained lives. Dubai's reputation as the leading shopping destination in the world doesn't just extend to luxury products, but also to everyday items that help make a home a home.

Whatever be the reason you're looking for an appliance - cooking, dishwashing, doing laundry, refrigerating, or simply to make a cup of coffee - you can find quality and reliable cutting-edge solutions in Dubai. Below, we explore a few stores where you might find the best deals and a wide range of options in any type of appliance that you might be looking for.

 

Carrefour

Founded in France, one of the largest retail chains in the world, Carrefour was introduced to the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim group. Today, there are a string of Carrefour hypermarkets and supermarkets operating across the country. Not only is it the best place to grab your weekly groceries, personal care goods and daily-use items, but also household appliances like refrigerators, TVs, microwaves and much more. You can find a Carrefour store at any of the leading malls in Dubai like City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates.

Customers browsing products at a Carrefour store

Phone: +971 800 73232
Website: https://www.carrefouruae.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carrefouruae
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carrefouruae
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carrefouruae
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4D64Xe6DBR1Qx4lPxksk-Q

 

Lulu Hypermarkets

Lulu is not just a chain of hypermarkets, but also one with an unparalleled and loyal user base that spans the globe. Lulu hypermarkets are present across Dubai and offer a variety of products ranging from grocery, and fresh foods to consumer electronics and home appliances. Lulu Hypermarkets often feature special offers and promotions that provide the highest quality of products at the lowest prices in the region. Lulu also runs a web store that offers its incredible variety of products for easy online perusal and purchase.

H. E. Grace Princesa, the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE & Madam Yasmin Cortes, touring Lulu Hypermarket

Phone: +971 2 418 2000
Website: http://www.luluhypermarket.com/AE/all
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuLuHypermarketAE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/luluhypr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luluhypermarkets
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/luluhypermarkets

 

Sharaf DG

With an inventory that features more than 25,000 types of products, Sharaf DG stores pride themselves on offering the widest variety of electronics and home appliances in the region. These stores are defined by a unique "touch and feel" shopping model that lets customers experience a product hands-on and test its functionality before making the decision to purchase. Sharaf DG stores are present at all the leading shopping malls in Dubai like City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

Customers at a Sharaf DG store.

Phone: +971 800-344357
Website: https://uae.sharafdg.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharafDG
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharafDG
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharafdgonline

 

Samsung Store

If you would prefer not to go to any retailer, but to buy your home appliances straight from one of the largest electronics brands in the world, you can always pay a visit to the Samsung store at Mall of the Emirates. Samsung products are trusted across the world for their unmatched quality and longevity. Samsung is also well known for its strong and responsive customer care and after-sales support.

The Q Style product range at the Samsung store

Phone: +971 800-7267864
Website: http://www.samsung.com/ae
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungGulf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungGulf
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SamsungGulf
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SamsungGulf

 

Emax

Emax stores are some of the most sought-after destinations for electronics and home appliances. Emax retails over 100,000 types of products from more than 300 leading global brands. They offer a remarkably inviting environment for customers with year-long deals in multiple categories. The brand has over 72 stores across the Middle East, with an established presence in leading malls in Dubai like Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif.

The iPhone 7 launch at an Emax store

Phone: +971 800-EMAX (3629)
Website: www.emaxme.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emaxme

 

Of course, the choice of electronics and home appliance stores in Dubai isn't limited to just these. And if you would like even more options in your search for that perfect appliance, you can always check out stores like Better Life, E-City, Eros Digital Home, and Jumbo. Happy shopping!

 

 
October 2017

Outside-the-Box Beauty

Think outside the box with on-trend beauty looks from these premium brands in Dubai.

As the season changes, it is not just your wardrobe that needs updating, but your beauty wardrobe too. This season’s best beauty buys are all about nostalgia, with thick eyeliner, 60s style eyelashes and deep, dark romantic lips from the 70s. However, just to keep things interesting, there’s a flash of heavy metal, with ultra modern nails.

 

A model receives makeup backstage at New York Fashion Week

Keep up with the catwalk and shop our best beauty looks at the Mall Of The Emirates:

 

Getting Twiggy with it

 

Twiggy’s famous look

Twiggy made eyelashes famous with her heavy bottom lash look

 

Made famous by British 60s icon, Twiggy, bottom-heavy lashes are back. Celebrity fans of this style include Alexa Chung, Zooey Deschanel and the rest of her vintage cool brat pack.

 

Shop the trend:

Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ lengthening and volumising mascara

You can join the flutter-by fashion club with Benefit ‘They’re Real’ beyond Mascara – 125 AED available at Sephora.


A bit of a blur

Smudged lips were everywhere this season
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2017 – Marika Vera

Forget lip liner – autumn/winter 2017 is all about deliberately stained, smudged and diffused lipstick - the darker, the better. The look, which was seen at London Fashion Week on Preen, Roland Mouret and Temperley, all the way through the fashion ranks to Topshop Unique, is about creating a style that screams life is too busy for perfection.


Shop the trend:

MAKE’s lipstick in ‘Jakarta’

Smudge on MAKE’s lipstick in ‘Jakarta’ available at Harvey Nichols – Dubai for 100 AED


Nailed it

Metallics on the catwalk
Metallic nails on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Fashionistas wanting to keep their fingers on the fashion pulse should be investing in precious metal. Nails became art this season with bold, matte metallic often just the base for crystals, jewels and embellishments. Winning hands down is this classic gunmetal shade from luxe brand Dior.


Shop the trend:

Dior’s metallic varnish in ‘Montaigne’

Get your hands on Dior’s metallic varnish in ‘Montaigne’ available at Harvey Nichols – Dubai priced at 129 AED

 
October 2017

The Most-Wanted Payday Fashion treats for this season

These three statement-making style buys are well worth the post payday splurge.

They say all good things come to those who wait – until payday at least! Check out our top three must-have items, which are well worth eating beans on toast and forgoing your morning coffee run until the end of the month. They’re all available at the Mall of the Emirates – the IT place to go for the best shopping in Dubai.

 

Lala Rudge and Helena Bordon, during Paris Fashion Week


Spend it like Beckham

Make like a woman in red in this stunning satin backed number from Victoria Beckham, because this is one red-hot trend that shows no sign of going away. The talented Spice Girl turned designer has found her fashion feet over the last few seasons, and her scarlet collection shows her style is going from strength to strength.

 

Victoria Beckham stunning red dress on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Victoria Beckham’s collection is stocked at Boutique 1


Artist’s impression

Louis Vuitton’s Masters’ collection is the perfect arm candy for fashion followers who believe that fashion really is art. The iconic designer’s long-awaited collaboration with trendy Jeff Koons features reproductions of five of the art masters (only Da Vinci and Van Gogh are available in the Middle East), but the Van Gogh pieces are definitely our firm favourite. Confession: we’ve had our eyes on these limited edition bags for months now, but with payday around the corner, they are definitely worth the wait.

 

Louis Vuitton ‘Van Gogh’ bowling bag

Limited edition Louis Vuitton ‘Speedy’ Van Gogh bowling bag is at 10,600 AED


Royal brocade

Brocade is one of the big autumn/winter trends this year and luckily because it only rains once a year in the Middle East, the climate favours the textured material. For brocade that won’t cost the king’s ransom, fashionistas should flock to Tory Burch.

 

Brocade gown by Rochas

Brocade was all across Rochas’ collection at Paris Fashion week this season



 
September 2017

The Top Fashion Trends Worth Trying Right Now

Summer’s out! From bold tailored trouser suits to Wild West accents and a new way to wear punk, look at this month’s compact round up of the sartorial hits to shop for Autumn/Winter 2017.

The perfect bold power suit courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

The perfect bold power suit courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

While some of us are still clinging on to the last remaining weeks of summer, the new fashion calendar officially switches in September. Marking the start of Autumn/Winter 2017, it all kicks off and trust us, there is plenty to get excited about on the trend front this season.

So make way for the new with our mini tally of the top trends to try and the IT pieces to buy from Mall of the Emirates, one of the leading shopping malls in the UAE.


Into The Wild

Welcome to the Wild West! Led by the House of Holland, Ashley Williams and Erdem, we spotted plenty of cowgirl-style boots, hides, and hats amongst the new collections. While over at Bora Aksu and Temperley London there was a softer take on the trend with feminine Prairie-inspired frocks and high-neck lace blouses.


Shop the Trend

Corset detail suede skirt at H&M Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Corset detail suede skirt AED 99 at H&M Dubai in Mall of the Emirates


Back In Business

Tailored two-piece trouser suits popped up in countless shows across the various Fashion Weeks. Lanvin, Saint Laurent, and Max Mara were just a handful of designers putting a fresh spin on suiting. Standout looks included Dolce & Gabbana’s rose-printed power suit and Marni’s ’70s-inspired violet two-piece.

Shop the Trend

Wide-leg trousers by Anna October in Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Wide-leg trousers AED1,930 by Anna October in Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

 

Punk’d

Forget safety pins and clunky Doc Martins – the new way to wear punk is slightly more streamlined and paired down. Designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang embraced the rock ’n’ roll vibe with tartan accents and chain metal accessories. While designer Junya Watanabe went all the way with fishnet stockings, heavy-duty leather biker jackets, and spiked jewels.

 

Shop the Trend



Leather jacket by Balenciaga at Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Leather jacket AED10,500 by Balenciaga at Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

 
August 2017

The Back-To-School Special: The New Academic Year

Send tots back to class with the kit they’ll need and a smile on their face

Back to school in Dubai 2017

As the long summer break ends, the week leading up to the first day of the term can be a whirlwind of preparation. No matter how many lists are penned, there always appears to be a seemingly never-ending array of errands, from buying new school supplies to stocking the fridge with lunchbox snacks and updating uniforms for your ever-growing tot.

Before battling out your to-dos, take a look at our insider guide to getting everything your youngster will need for school from the Dubai shopping malls.

The Perfect Pencil Case

We’re yet to come across a kid who doesn’t love picking out a brand new pencil case along with lots of colourful new pens and stationary goodies for the new school year. The shopping malls in Dubai are filled with plenty of shops filled with fun learning tools to ensure they’re thoroughly prepped for class. Typo is one of our top picks and stashed with a fun hoard of quirky stationary treats.

Rainbow pencil case in Deira, Mirdif and Me'aisem

Rainbow pencil case available at Typo, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, and City Center Me'aisem


Sole Mates

Nothing signals the start of a new academic year like a brand new pair of smart shoes. Clarks is our go-to for quality leather school shoes for both boys and girls and offers a free measuring service to ensure the perfect fit.

Boys leather school shoes in Dubai

Boys leather school shoes available at Clarks, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Muscat

Back At It

The best school bags are usually backpacks or drawstring rucksacks to offer neck and shoulder support as well as enough room for all your child’s school books and class necessities. Marks & Spencer’s offers a variety of different styles, and most recently, the best-selling Star Wars design – little fans of the films will go nuts for it!

Star Wars bag available at Marks & Spencer

Star Wars bag available at Marks & Spencer, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

A Lesson in Lunch Boxes

For us parents, the secret to filling a daily lunchbox successfully is to pack in healthy and nutrition-packed bites (which they’ll actually enjoy eating) to keep kids fuller for longer.

Carrefour Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, one of the best Supermarkets in Dubai, houses a special organic section, offering a wide selection of low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free snacks along with every day groceries to all fill your little one’s needs.  

Healthy lunch box treats available at Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates


Healthy lunch box treats available at Carrefour Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

 
July 2017

Best Deals of DSS 2017

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), one of the largest summer shopping extravaganzas in the world. While its winter edition, the Dubai Shopping Festival, is hugely popular with residents and tourists, the DSS is the busiest time of the year for shoppers from all over the world. Malls, entertainment venues, hotels and theme parks slash their prices and offer massive promotions in the run-up to a six-week shopping bonanza filled with fabulous discounts, sales, and offers.

One of the must-visit places during this season is Mall of the Emirates. From discounts on the latest fashions to free live concerts, here’s a definitive guide to what’s hot and happening at Mall of the Emirates during Dubai Summer Surprises 2017.

Shopping

Fabulous offers on brands at Mall of Emirates

Lipsy London
DSS marks the start of the big sale at Lipsy, the young and urban British fashion label from London. Enjoy up to 75% discounts on their womenswear collections at their boutique at Mall of the Emirates.

Location: Ground floor, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 341 0499
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)

Website: https://www.lipsy.co.uk
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/LipsyUae/
https://www.instagram.com/lipsyuae/

AllSaints
The first AllSaints store in the Middle East, AllSaints at Mall of the Emirates is offering 50% off on select collections during Dubai Summer Surprises.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +97143255628
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)

Website: https://www.allsaints.com
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsuae
https://www.instagram.com/allsaints
https://twitter.com/AllSaintsLive

Debenhams
You can get discounts from 30% up to 60% off on clothing and homeware at Debenhams, the flagship department store of Mall of the Emirates.

Location: Ground level, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 4190472
Opening Hours:
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)

Website: http://www.debenhams.com
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/DebenhamsMiddleEast/
https://www.instagram.com/debenhamsmiddleeast/

Uterqüe
This contemporary fashion label from Spain is offering 30% to 50% off on scarves, sunglasses, accessories and select apparel.

Location: Ground level, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 341 0331
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)

Website: https://www.uterque.com/ae/

Social:
https://www.facebook.com/uterque
https://www.instagram.com/uterqueofficial
https://twitter.com/uterqueofficial

Halston Heritage
Enjoy discounts of up to 60% off on luxury American couture at Halston’s store at Mall of the Emirates.

Location: Level 1, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 295 2694
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)

Website: https://www.halston.com/
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/HALSTONHERITAGE
https://www.instagram.com/halston
https://twitter.com/halston

Entertainment

DUCTAC
Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre has a spectacular line-up of performances and art events for the whole family. This includes the popular Summer Art Camps where kids learn how to create sustainable art through various mediums and Kidzart where little ones can explore their creative side at the summer workshops.

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 341 4777
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Saturday-Thursday)
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Friday)

Website: http://www.ductac.org
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/ductac.org
https://www.instagram.com/ductac/
https://twitter.com/ductac

VOX Cinemas

VOX Cinemas at Mall of Emirates Enjoy the 'War of the Planet of the Apes' premiere at VOX IMAX in Mall of the Emirates. VOX is holding a promotion in partnership with Ski Dubai whereby premiere tickets will include tickets to the Ski Dubai Snow Park as well as IMAX seats. Furthermore, there is an interactive screening for 'Despicable Me 3' with live mascots!

Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 60 059 9905

Website: https://uae.voxcinemas.com Ski Dubai
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/voxcinemas
https://www.instagram.com/voxcinemas
https://twitter.com/voxcinemas

Ski Dubai

Family fun at Ski Dubai

Relax at the Alpine slopes ofSki Dubai during the hottest time of the year. This thrilling indoor winter theme park has exhilarating rides to keep you and your family entertained all day long, as well as a colony of cute and cuddly penguins. End a perfect day on the perfect note with hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows at the Avalanche Cafe.

Location:  Ground floor, Mall of the Emirates
Phone: +971 4 409 4000
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Friday - Saturday)

Website: https://www.theplaymania.com/skidubai
Social:
https://www.facebook.com/skidxb
https://www.instagram.com/skidxb
https://twitter.com/skidxb

To find more fabulous offers and discounts on fashion, technology, jewellery, home furnishings toys and more at Mall of the Emirates, check out Share the Joy, our exclusive event for DSS shoppers. Those who shop for AED 650 or more get a chance to win a grand prize of AED 10,000 everyday!

 

 
June 2017

The Eid Gift Guide: 2017’s Most Wanted

Stylish buys to celebrate the special occasion

Luxury Eid hostess gifts to buy in Dubai

Marking the end of Ramadan and signalling the beginning of Shawwal, Eid al-Fitr (translated from Arabic as "the festival of breaking the fast”) is set to take place in the UAE from June 24th – dates may vary depending on the moon.

With the Islamic holy month drawing to a close and a number of Eid celebrations on the agenda, we say there’s no better time than the present to get a head start on shopping for gifts.  

Filled with every retail haven under the sun, Mall of the Emirates is home to hundreds of stores brimming with Eid gifts to suit all personalities, ranging from fashion and beauty to technology and gadgets.

Whether you’re looking for presents to exchange with loved ones or on the hunt for a host or hostess gift, here we share the top three items anyone would love to receive.

Armani Privé Oud Royal Eau De Parfum is available at Mall of the Emirates

Armani Privé Oud Royal Eau De Parfum, AED1,230, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

A luxury scent is a sure-fire way to a hostess’s heart. Opt for a classic oud fragrance such as Armani Privé’s Oud Royal Eau De Parfum. Encased in chic black glass topped with gold, this unisex scent combines woody, leathery and floral notes to create a classic perfume.

“Treating it as a piece of jewellery is the only way to do justice to its [oud] magnificent richness,” Giorgio Armani said of creating the fragrance. We wholeheartedly agree - this decadent elixir is certainly on par with anything in our own jewellery boxes.

Gucci silk scarf available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed silk scarf, AED1,700, Gucci, Mall of the Emirates

A timeless printed silk scarf is a guaranteed winner in the gift department. Look to big name Italian designers such as Gucci for the most beautiful printed patterns.

Beautiful box of dates available at Mall of the Emirates

Arabian dream box (filled with either plain or filled dates and available in three box sizes), prices starting at AED810, Bateel, visit Mall of the Emirates

If you’ve left your Eid shopping to the last minute, you can’t go wrong with picking up a beautiful bunch of fresh blooms from Worood Florists, along with a box of indulgent Godiva chocolates or gourmet dates from Bateel. Last resort? A luxe scented candle always goes down a treat.

Eid is also a time to share amazing food with family and friends. For details on all the culinary offering in Mall of the emirates visit http://www.mallsoftheemirates.com/dining

Mall of the Emirates wishes you all Eid Mubarak.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point.






 
June 2017

Shop The mall: The Modest Girl’s Guide to Dressing in the Middle East

A decidedly stylish and more modest approach to fashion for any occasion this season 

A guest attends Fashion Forward March 2017 held at the Dubai Design District

The insider trick to dressing modestly is to look for timeless silhouettes that both flatter and most importantly cover without appearing shapeless.

With the latest collections landing in stores, now is the time to shop. Fill your wardrobe with a curated selection of sartorial staples that you can quickly pull out and rework for various day or night looks.

From sharp tailored shirts to wide-leg palazzo pants, the most enduring style hits from past seasons have always been sleek yet modest – after all, how many times can a girl wear the same sequinned mini frock. Case in point, the classic maxi skirt – a star piece so versatile it can be worn all year round for a multitude of occasions, be it at the office or a special evening event.

Whether you’re after work-approved blouses or covered evening dresses, follow our essential guide to the new season items you need now. We’ll also be revealing the ultimate style tips to mastering ‘modest chic’ along with the best-dressed icons inspiring us for the season ahead.

The Style Inspiration  
Modest outfit ideas from a few of our favourite fashion icons

Model Imaan Hammam in a printed column gown with full-length sleeves.

Model-of-the-moment and Vogue Arabia’s recent cover girl Imaan Hammam is the epitome of elegance in a printed column gown with full-length sleeves.

 

Model and IT girl Olivia Palermo in a slim-fit suit, flats and a velvet choker

Model and IT girl Olivia Palermo proves her style icon status in an impeccable slim-fit suit paired with boyish flats and a velvet chocker - an effortless outfit that ticks all the right boxes.

 

HRH Queen Rania of Jordan at a red-carpet gala

Bringing all new meaning to the term ‘fashion royalty’, HRH Queen Rania of Jordan shows exactly why she’s so often deemed one of the Arab world’s most stylish women at a recent red carpet gala.

 

Fashion Finds to Buy Now

The new season capsule pieces you’ll want to wear time and time again.

Gold kaftan by Missoni available at Mall of the Emirates.

Gold kaftan, AED13,245, Missoni at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates   

Decked in a luxurious metallic lurex, Missoni’s S/S17 kaftan is rocketing to the top of our wish list. Wear draped over daywear (think denim and casual tees) or to top off a frock for evening soirées.

Style tip: When on the hunt fo