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28 May 2016

Beauty IT List: Hot Weather Skin Saviours

We’ve all seen the pictures of gleaming supermodels and actresses looking picture-perfect in glossy magazines. But then there are the off-duty tabloid snaps of these leading ladies on the beach, all smooth silky curls, glowing skin and not a blemish in sight. How do they do it?

Here in the UAE, the sweltering summer temperatures certainly make it tricky to remain polished – especially if you plan on hitting the beach. 

But don’t worry – we’re on hand to help! We’ve grilled the leading brains in the beauty business to bring you the secret summer buys the A-list stars can’t live without.

 

 

Whether you’re on holiday and staying at a Dubai hotel or enjoying a weekend in the sun, be sure to pack these multitasking beauty favourites and let them do the hard work while you relax.

 

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Dhs179, Boots, visit Mall of the Emirates

With more than 20 million bottles sold, this multipurpose dry oil has earned its status as a cult beauty icon. This one-stop shop for face, body and hair nourishes without the greasy finish most oils leave on skin. Enriched with vitamin E and precious plant oils, along with notes of rose, orange blossom and coconut, this softening oil can also be worn as perfume.

 

 

 

 

 Lancaster Sun Beauty SPF50, Dhs120, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates
We all know the importance of a high daily SPF, but most formulas leave a white residue or chalky texture. We recommend trying Lancaster’s best-selling Comfort Touch Cream, which has quickly become our go-to thanks to the lightweight and smooth finish. The formula aids in a safe tan while also working to maintain the skin’s firmness and improve elasticity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss And Blush, Dhs187, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates
Thanks to sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, there is usually no need for make-up at the beach. But a dab of pink on lips and cheek will add a pop of healthy colour. This luxurious formula is a top pick and won’t melt in the heat.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

 

 
20 May 2016

Love Is In The Air

With a host of summer nuptials on the horizon, there’s no better time than the present to hit the Dubai shops and get your wedding wardrobe sorted.

As a guest of the bridal party there are some wedding wardrobe rules to abide by. For example, one must never wear white as this is often reserved solely for the bride and (depending on the theme) we advise avoiding anything overtly showy such as a sequinned mini dress or a black leather jumpsuit. Instead, steer towards elegant maxi dresses or tailored cocktail frocks.

Many wedding invitations will arrive with a dress code, which could range from black-tie to cocktail attire – this will help guide your fashion choice.

One must also consider the climate, especially if you are attending a destination wedding. Be sure to pack a shawl or smart jacket to wear over your dress. And if your clutch bag has space, take a pair of pretty flats to allow for extra hours on the dance floor.

We’ve done the mall trawling for you and found three beautiful dresses to suit any type of occasion. Best bit? They are all available in Dubai shopping malls now.

 

Blue maxi dress, Dhs199, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates

A classic navy gown with feminine lace inserts on the bodice. This wear-forever dress will suit a multitude of different events and rings in at under Dhs200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange gown, Dhs499, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates

A vibrant choice, this blood orange gown is ideal for hot-weather ceremonies and parties. The flattering V-neck and synched satin bow add instant glamour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue printed gown, Dhs1,351, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates
This romantic sky blue gown is perfect for summery garden weddings. We love the one-shoulder asymmetric style and soft floral print.


* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

 

 
15 May 2016

Tech Wise in Dubai

The country’s low import duties and a no tax policy make Dubai an ideal place to shop for the latest gadgets. Dubai is in fact a Mecca for tech lovers and gadget geeks.

Since the city is known for always keeping up with the current trends in technology, every year a large number of tech enthusiasts flock to Dubai, especially during the GITEX Shopper event. You are also sure to find all the latest special offers available in the global market.

Apple Store Dubai
Combining elegant looks with cutting edge technology, no other brand does it better than Apple. And what better place to hunt for the top-of-the-line smartphones and accessories than at the Apple Store Dubai at Level 1 of the Mall of the Emirates; the very first Apple Store in the UAE.

Jumbo Electronics Dubai
Any kind of shopping for electronics involves hours of browsing through products from a host of brands selling you very similar items. If you’re looking for a way to browse through these options without having to move from store to store, Jumbo Electronics at Level 1 ofthe Mall of the Emirates is the place to be. With almost all the top tech brands holding regular promotions and offers in Dubai, you are bound to get whatever you’re looking for, at the best available prices. The store has everything from smartphones to the most advanced home theatre systems.

Harman House
No home entertainment system is complete without a good audio system. The Harman House showroom, located at Level 1 of the Mall of the Emirates, has a wide range of world class home theatres and sound systems, hi-tech audio components, weatherized outdoor speakers, lighting systems and Plasma TV’s from all the high-end brands like JBL, Kardon, Infinity, Mafco, Samsung, AKG, Niles and McIntosh. Go ahead; build that perfect home theatre system.

Eros Digital Home Dubai
Eros Digital Home has long been a favourite among Dubai shopping enthusiasts. Located at Level 1 at the Mall of the Emirates, the store retails the top digital brands in the world, such as Canon, Hitachi, Samsung among many others. With its wide variety of offerings, it’s almost certain that you will find whatever you are looking for at Eros Digital Home.

Whether you are a gadget junkie or just a tech-enthusiast, with so many other stores like Axiom Telecom,Better Life, E City, E Max, Fono, Grand Stores Digital, Hi Phone, IQ, Kansas Trading, Micro Trading, One Mobile, Plug-Ins, PRO X, Samsung, it is guaranteed that you will find what you’re looking for.

 
15 Mar 2016

Best Corporate Gifts in Dubai

There is no better way to show some love to your clients, colleagues and customers than with a well thought out gift. Think beyond engraved mugs and cufflinks with these suggestions for some of the best corporate gifts you can find in Dubai.

Ties
When it comes to corporate gifting, a stylish tie is as classy as it gets, especially when you need to gift soon and in bulk. Check out the collection at Andrew’s Ties at the Mall of the Emirates. With more than 20 years of expertise and a wide range of styles, colours and cuts, their refined lines cater to anyone’s tastes.

Polo Shirts
Smart and casual, polo shirts work for everything from a day at the golf course to a casual day at work. Come check out the brand’s collection at Lacoste Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates.

Pens
When it comes to formal gifts, one idea that you can never go wrong with is a fine pen. Why not go for a personalized, limited edition piece? Bringing you generations of expertise in making sophisticated, luxury writing instruments, Mont Blanc Dubai, located at Level 1 of the Mall of the Emirates, is sure to have exactly what you are looking for when it comes to picking out gifts.

Travel bags
There is nothing more essential to a high-flying executive than a smartly designed travel bag. Make a gesture for the constant travellers among your clients to acknowledge their efforts and hard work. Select a perfect travel partner for them from the stylish, innovative and well-crafted luggage lines available at Louis Vuitton Dubai, Condotti/Leather Palace, Samsonite Dubai and Sharief stores at the Mall of the Emirates.

Wireless Bluetooth headset
A Bluetooth headset can be a godsend to the busy multi-tasker in the modern work place; something that especially comes in handy when you’re on a hectic work schedule. For high quality iPhone compatible headsets, check out the Apple Store Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. Or visit Emax, Eros Digital Home, Carrefour or Jumbo Electronics Dubai for a wide variety of options that are compatible with any phone brand.

A ticket out
What’s a better treat to a busy executive than a lovely evening filled with music and art? Whether it is gifting your clients or treating your team to a

 
12 Mar 2016

Give Your Home a Makeover

What makes a house a home is how you decorate the interiors. Yes, each room in your home needs to serve its purpose. But it should also be welcoming to the people living in it and for their guests. When you do up your interiors, every piece of furniture and accessory plays an important role. We find out the latest trends to give your home a new look for the new season.

It’s all about prints
From graphics and geometrics, ikats and kilims to plaids and paisleys, prints are making a comeback in home furnishings and fabrics this season. Combined with a muted or a neutral background, these colourful prints can add a special touch to every room in your house.

Walk into Crate & Barrel at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai for bright, contemporary furnishings to brighten up your indoors.

Understated luxury
Dubai has always loved luxury. Now people have moved away from expensive labels and over-the-top décor. There is a growing trend towards real craftsmanship and understated luxury. Instead of highly glossy and crystal studded features and fittings with a lot of glitter and bling, it’s all about adding subtle touches with materials like brass, silver and mother of pearl. Now you can make a muted statement in your home with Marina Home’s collections, available at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Marina’s selection will create a visual harmony in your homes. With products sourced from more than 20 countries across 4 continents, Marina’s designs combine the classic and the contemporary, modern with the rustic and the avant garde with the exotic.

Go all white
A pristine, all white decor is inviting, serene and romantic. You can easily get this look from White Company at the Mall of the Emirates. Their collection of stylish and beautifully designed products speaks of quality and yet remains affordable. The attention to detail is seen in everything from the hand-stitching on a luxurious high thread-count pillowcase to the clean lines of their furniture.

Traditional makes a comeback
Traditional handicrafts get some well-deserved attention this year as one of the most trending home designs. Crafts from all around the world can add an elegant touch to your home. Walk into Persian Carpet House at the Mall of the Emirates to shop for authentic hand-tufted carpets, handicrafts and antiques from the region. They are one of the biggest retailers and wholesalers of rugs and carpets in the Emirates.

The latest trend in the home design scene has the vintage combining with the contemporary, with old family heirlooms finding a place alongside your new buys. The other places where you can get great buys for your home are Zara Home, Home Sweet Home, Home Center, Grand Home, ID Design, Al Jaber Gallery, MOOD, Tanagra, The Red Carpet, The One and Villeroy & Boch.
It will be exciting to see how every homemaker interprets these trends to create a new look for their living spaces for this new season.

 
06 Mar 2016

Pocket Friendly Gifts in Dubai

Dubai is filled with gift and souvenir shops with a wide range of options that are sure to make your family and friends happy. With the right gift guide in hand, you can easily find the right gift. From corporate gifts to gifts for women, find out all you need to know about selecting the ideal gift in Dubai.

Jewellery
Be it your sister or your wife, a piece of jewellery will always be a hit. Visit Pandora Jewellery on the ground floor of the Mall of the Emirates for their beautiful collections for women of all ages. From tiny ear studs to rings and charm bracelets, the selection of jewellery at Pandora is sure to help you pick the right gift. You can even buy a silver necklace and add the lucky charms from the various charms available at the store. Mall of the Emirates has several other places where you can shop for jewellery like Al Futtaim Jewellery, Boucheron, Breitling, Dhamani Jewels, Folli Follie and others.

Swarovski figures
Keepsakes always make the perfect gift for any occasion. How about an Indian elephant figurine with secret compartments? Crafted to perfection, this certainly makes a special gift for collectors. Covered with 18 sparkling crystals, this figurine is hand finished to the last detail. Check out Swarovski's Dubai store at the Mall of the Emirates today to explore the wide range of limited edition collectors’ items.

Virgin Megastore
The very name 'Virgin Megastore' is music to the ears of a music lover. Be it Clean Bandit or the hits of Beatles, Virgin Megastore at the Mall of the Emirates is every music lover’s dream come true. The store has something special for everyone; from Beats wireless headphones and vinyl records to the best collection of music in all genres; from classical and Arabic music to Beyonce and Buddha Bar.

Chocolates from Patchi
If you are looking for a gift that carries the authentic flavours of the Middle East, go for chocolates from the Patchi store on Level 1 of the Mall of the Emirates. Started by Nizar Choucairin in his home in Lebanon, Patchi is now known as one the leading chocolate brand of the Middle East among others. Their delicious chocolates are made with completely natural and premium ingredients and come in over 50 varieties, with hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, Gianduja, orange peel, dried strawberry bits, and other exotic flavours like Cotton Candy, Cheesecake, Peanut Butter and lots more. The other places for all things

 
01 Sep 2015

5 Ways To Shop Smarter

Become a savvy-shopper with our top wallet-saving tips for a day at the Dubai malls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALE ALERTS
Be the first in line for great deals by asking your favourite shopping stores in the Dubai malls to sign you up to their special customer sale alerts. They will add you to a special list and you’ll receive exclusive text messages about upcoming discounts or sales.

MAKE A LIST
As you would on a grocery shop, write down exactly what you need (or want) from your trip to the mall. Whether it’s the perfect little black dress to wear for a big meeting, or a new pair of school shoes for the kids, stick to the list and visit the stores you know will have the items you’re looking for.

ALWAYS ASK
If you can’t find your size always ask one of the helpful shop assistants. They often have extras in the back storage room or can locate a particular item in another store location. For example the H&M in Mall of the Emirates might be out of an item, whereas the H&M in City Centre Mirdif or City Centre Deira might have it in stock.

APP AID
If you’re unsure about exchange rates, simply download a currency app to your phone. This way you will know the exact price in your currency. Our favourite apps are XE Currency and Currency Converter Plus; both are available to download at the app store online.

DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVALS
The Dubai shopping malls often hold special events such as 10 Years of Wow and World of Fashion at Mall of the Emirates. The shopping extravaganzas offer incredible money-saving deals and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. 

For more information on these events visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/, http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
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