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July 2020

How to Win Big and Shop the Best Bargains at This Year’s DSS

You will not believe all the brilliant shopping offers and giveaways up for grabs.

Two female friends shopping in a clothes store

Where to shop the best money-saving deals

 

Want to take advantage of great shopping offers and huge discounts at all your favourite stores and win thousands of dirhams worth of shopping points in the process? We thought so! You will need to head straight to Mall of the Emirates where you can snag the best deals at leading fashion, beauty, electronic and lifestyle brands during the annual Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) event. 

Along with hundreds of unbeatable retail promotions, you can also win massive prizes and be in with the chance of scoring a whooping one million share points when you spend AED300 in shopping, dining or at an entertainment venue within Mall of the Emirates. One lucky shopper will be chosen to win big every single week until August 22nd

DSS is the ultimate opportunity to buy your wish list items without blowing your budget. See below for the top three things we are currently coveting – but you will have to be quick as these brilliant buys are in-demand with fellow bargain hunters!

Gold wall shelf by Crate & Barrel at Mall of the Emirates

Gold wall shelf, was AED915, now AED641, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

If, like us, you are continually searching for ways to spruce up our home, look no further than this stylish gold wall shelf from Crate & Barrel. With its simple yet eye-catching design, it will help pull together any room and hold all your favourite decorative items – from beautiful books to candles, ornaments or photo frames. 

Orange pleated dress by Mango at Mall of the Emirates

Orange pleated dress, was AED399, now AED249, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

A true day-to-night closet hero, you’ll get plenty of wear out of this chic pleated dress from Mango throughout the summer months and beyond. When the weather turns colder, wear a black or white long-sleeved T-shirt underneath and team with boots.

Apple Air Pods Pro on sale at Jumbo in Mall of the Emirates

Apple Air Pods Pro, was AED999, now AED799, Jumbo, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The ultimate on-the-go tech accessory, these Apple Air Pods Pro advanced earphones continuously adapt to the geometry of your ears and feature next-level noise cancellation to optimise whatever you’re currently listening to on your playlist. Find them in Jumbo.


DSS Special: Message in a Bottle 

Take a snap at the DSS stand, share it on your social media with the hashtag #MOENewBeginnings and the mall will work on making your wish come true! In addition, stop by the Boom Box pop-up for a photo to share with your followers, and you could win great prizes (starting August 29th). 


Kid’s Summer Camp 

Little ones will also be well looked after throughout DSS – which means parents can shop in peace. Head to Mall of the Emirates where your kids can enjoy the unique New Beginnings Summer Camp that includes musical theatre, dance classes, arts and crafts and lots more fun-filled activities to keep them entertained. 

 

 
July 2020

We have found the Best Gift Ideas in Time for Eid Al-Adha

Spread the love with these perfect presents.

Supermodel Chanel Iman posing in front of a garden wall

Shop for these items on our Eid wish list 

 

With Eid Al-Adha coming up later this month, don't leave your shopping till the last minute – instead tick off your gift list with these beautiful presents, all of which you can shop right now. 

See below on where to buy the best gift ideas for someone special.

Gold Sunset bag by Saint Laurent at Harvey Nichols Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Gold Sunset bag by Saint Laurent, AED8,650, at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Exclusive to the Middle East, Saint Laurent's new metallic 'Sunset' bag comes decked in gilt-toned embossed python and stamped with the fashion house's iconic logo – a keep-forever piece that every fashion-loving woman will want in her collection.


Chronograph stainless steel watch by Hugo Boss at Mall of the Emirates

Chronograph stainless steel watch, AED1,365, Hugo Boss, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

One for him, this smartwatch is the perfect gift for the man in your life. He will be seriously impressed by the expertly crafted details on this classic timepiece by Hugo Boss, such as the three functional chronometers and masculine grey crocodile-embossed strap.

Gucci Beauty A Midnight Stroll Eau De Parfum available at Mall of the Emirates

Gucci Beauty A Midnight Stroll Eau De Parfum, AED1,280, Gucci Beauty, visit Mall of the Emirates  

 

When in doubt, a beautiful perfume always goes down a treat – that is as long as you have a faint idea of her scent tastes, be it feminine and floral or fruity and fresh. If you are still feeling stuck, go for Gucci Beauty's newly released A Midnight Stroll fragrance from their Alchemist's Garden Collection. The display-worthy new bottle blends aromatic notes of smoky Cade Wood and fresh Cypress. 

Daisy rose gold ring by Pandora at Mall of the Emirates

Daily rose gold ring, AED395, Pandora, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

A little sparkle never disappoints, and this dazzling daisy-adorned 14k rose gold ring by Pandora will win over any woman's heart. 

 
June 2020

5 of the Best Summer Dresses to Buy Today!

These are the breeziest fashion finds to shop at the mall now.

Young woman wearing a sunhat and floaty dress sitting on the grass

The best summer dresses for this season

 

Summer’s here, but that does not mean you have to feel hot and bothered. Short, knee-length, long or maxi, dresses are by far the breeziest outfit choice to get you through Dubai’s soaring summer temperatures.

Whether heading to the beach or stepping out for dinner, a flirty dress will make you feel fabulous with the minimum of effort. We have picked five of the best summer dresses to help you keep your cool whatever the occasion.

Long Seersucker Cotton Checked Dress, available at COS, Mall of the Emirates

Long Seersucker Cotton Checked Dress, AED495, COS, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

This vibrant green and white checked dress immediately caught our eye when we popped into COS. We love the way the COS range of women’s fashion is so flattering while loose cut and this long dress is the perfect example of effortless summer vibes. Made from 100% cotton, the A-line cut features a deep square neck at the front and a V-cut at the back for extra freshness. Wear on its own or add a crisp white t-shirt underneath for an alternative look.

Print Wrap Dress, available at Mango, Mall of the Emirates

Print Wrap Dress, AED249, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

This adorable full-length wrap dress will never go out of fashion. Loose half sleeves and a slightly flared bottom tier add to its light and floaty feel. Wear with a straw sunhat and flat sandals for a day at the beach or dress up with orange high-heeled strappy sandals and matching clutch bag for an eye-catching evening look. Find it at Mango.


Geo Print Wrap Dress, available at Nautica, Mall of the Emirates

Geo Print Wrap Dress, AED499, Nautica, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Flirtatious and feminine, this knee-length Geo Print Wrap women’s dress from Nautica is an ‘easy-to-wear anywhere’ addition to your wardrobe. The diagonal button front meets horizontal side buttons, while delicately fluted sleeves add an extra touch of femininity and the tie belt creates a synched in at the waist silhouette. What’s more, there is a buy-one-get-one-free offer on this cute little number.

Dress with Printed Flowers, available at Massimo Dutti, Mall of the Emirates

Dress with Printed Flowers, AED629, Massimo Dutti, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

We are crazy about itsy ditsy all-over flowers, so it is no surprise this beautiful flared dress from Massimo Dutti made it into our Top 5 summer dresses. The cute floral print is striking without being overwhelming, and the tie belt keeps it friendly and casual. Just add a jade necklace and earrings for an injection of after-dark glamour. 

Essential Stripe Shirt Dress, available at Tommy Hilfiger, Mall of the Emirates

Essential Stripe Shirt Dress, AED800, Tommy Hilfiger, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

No summer wardrobe is complete without a timeless shirtdress. This Tommy Hilfiger takes on the classic summer staple is made from breathable, organic cotton. The thin blue and white vertical stripes are offset with subtle brand details, like the Tommy Hilfiger flag embroidery on the cuff. Left open, with the belt tied at the back, throw over your swimsuit for a crisp beach cover-up.

 

 
March 2020

You will Love These Beauty Buys at Mall of The Emirates

There is a reason for the rave reviews!


Model and make-up artist applying face cosmetics

 

The make-up and skincare products worthy of a place in your beauty bag!

 

Can’t think of the last time you cleared out your skincare shelf or tipped out your bulging make-up bag? It is highly likely that some of your stashes is now past its sell-by date or has gone unused – perhaps the trendy pink eye shadow as seen on Instagram was not such a good idea.

We say to fill a container with any lotions or potions you have yet to open (as chances are you never will) and pass onto friends. Then, as painful as it may be, bin anything too old to use – you’ll be able to tell thanks to a tiny symbol of a pot with a number that indicates how long the product lasts for once opened.  

With all that sink space freed up, you can now turn your attention to the beauty buys you are guaranteed to use every drop of and which won’t go to waste. From a flattering everyday eye make-up set to a glow-boosting face base, these editor-approved beauty heroes will become a daily staple in your getting-ready routine.

The Sophisticate luxury eyeshadow palette by Charlotte Tilbury, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

The Sophisticate luxury eyeshadow palette, AED240, Charlotte Tilbury, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling one-palette wonder includes a series of natural matte shades that make applying your eye make-up a breeze. Brilliant for travel, her luxury palette in ‘The Sophisticate’ features four flattering shades that you can use every day or create an evening smoky eye look.

 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector by Sephora available Mall of the Emirates

 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector, AED216, Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Fusing foundation with skincare benefits, this multitasking product will save you precious minutes in the morning thanks to its hardworking formula. Think of it as a face serum but with a layer of natural dewy coverage that seamlessly blends into the skin. For an added boost, the formula comes with SPF30 plus a Vitamin C and E complex to help protect and brighten your complexion throughout the day. 

 

Rose Water Hydrating Hand Cream by Bath and Body Works available Mall of the Emirates


Rose Water Hydrating Hand Cream, AED29, Bath and Body Works, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Hands and elbows are two of the first areas to show signs of ageing on our bodies, so making it a habit to slather on a rich cream every night before bed will make a world of difference. We love this lightly scented rose cream by Bath and Body Works, which comes brimming with ultra-nourishing hyaluronic acid to replenish your rough elbows and dry paws instantly.

 
February 2020

5 of the Best New-In Style Buys To Shop Before They Sell Out

You’ll want to snap them up immediately.

 

Four fashionable women in colourful outfits walking in the street

 

The latest fashion trends we’re coveting right now

 

As the January sales draw to a close, the new collections are landing and trust us, from printed track pants to compact bucket bags, there are so many trends to get excited about right now. 

Our Fashion team has combed the mall to find you the favourite standout style items of the month, so scroll below to see the best new fashion finds to shop now…

 

Black glitter and lucite heels by Aldo, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Black glitter and lucite heels, AED449, Aldo, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Who needs new party shoes in February, one might ask? We all do is the answer – these glitter-dusted stilettos are what we’ll be wearing on this weekend’s night out. 

 

Camo print sweatpants by Aéropostale, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Camo print sweatpants, AED149, Aéropostale, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

We have millennial style icons such as Haley Bieber and the Jenner sisters to thank for the return of sweatpants as appropriate daywear. Not just for lazy days spent on the sofa, these cool camo print joggers are our new off-duty staple. Style with a tight tee topped with an oversized blazer and sneakers, or go for a pair of heels if you’re feeling boujie. 

 

White leather-look bucket bag by Mango, at Mall of the Emirates

 

White leather-look bucket bag, AED129, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If you’re tired of rootling around in a big bag and not being able to find anything, then consider minimalizing with a small structured tote, such as this neat white bucket bag fastened with a chic tortoiseshell buckle by Mango

 

Snakeskin print shirt by Massimo Dutti, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Snakeskin print shirt, AED349, Massimo Dutti, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Bored of the same white shirt and black suit combo during the working week? This slinky snakeskin piece will quickly update your tailoring for the new season. 

 

Crystal signature sculpted bangle by Coach, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Crystal signature sculpted bangle, AED650, Coach, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Once payday rolls in, we say add this crystal-encrusted logo bangle to your wrist-candy stack. 


 

 

 
December 2019

The Luxury Gifts on Her Wish List for Christmas This Year

A woman sitting in a cosy jumper near a Christmas tree with a gift

 

The best designer Christmas gifts for women 

 

From super sleek sunglasses to shoes that’ll make her want to dance and an ultra pampering skin treat, these are the luxe items on her festive wish list.  

 

Black and crystal Farrah heels by Giuseppe Zanotti, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Black Farrah heels, AED5,710, Giuseppe Zanotti, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Adorned with 66 glittering baguette crystals, the sculpted heels on these beautiful soles make them the ultimate party shoes for special events. 

 

Gold leather Eva bag by Victoria Beckham at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Eva gold bag, AED7,630, Victoria Beckham at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

A capsule closet item we never knew we needed until now, this metallic python-effect leather bag by Victoria Beckham can be carried like a clutch or worn cross-body for any occasion to come.

 

Navy blue and gold pilot sunglasses by Dior, at Mall of the Emirates

 

Navy and gold Pilot sunglasses, AED2000, Dior, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

These super sleek navy and gold shades by Dior are a chic update for the new season. 

 

Diamond Love ring by Tiffany & Co., available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Diamond Love ring, AED17,300, Tiffany & Co., visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Featuring Paloma Picasso’s own handwriting, this keepsake piece features delicate white diamonds set on 18k rose gold. Available in a variety of precious metals, the street-style writing was inspired by graffiti scrawled on New York buildings.  

 

Peonia Nobile Body Cream by Acqua Di Parma from Harvey Nichols Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

 

Peonia Nobile Body Cream, AED351, Acqua Di Parma at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

With display-worthy packaging and the prettiest peony flower scent, this super moisturising body cream is a pampering post-bath skin treat. 

 
November 2019

3 Brilliant Wardrobe Buys You Can Wear Right Now

A young woman dressed for winter wearing an orange jumper with a red bag and red sunglasses

 

New season winter wardrobe buys from the best clothing brands 

 

The latest fashion collections have landed, and we’ve scoured the aisles to bring you the standout pieces from your favourite designer and fast-fashion stores. 

From the high-street heels of the season to a feather-light knit that you can still wear in 30°C, these chic fashion finds will make getting dressed a breeze during the months ahead.  

 

Black strappy square toe heels by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Black leather heels, AED429, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Square-toe sandals have without a doubt been the most sought-after shoes of the year – and they’re not going anywhere just yet! These trendy soles by Zara are the perfect pair to throw on with just about everything in your wardrobe and will instantly update any outfit you try on. 

 

Red ‘Maison De L’Amour’ sunglasses by Gucci, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Red round Maison De L’Amour sunglasses, AED2,635, Gucci, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Gucci’s latest range of selfie-worthy sunglasses is the chicest way to protect your precious peepers this season. Making it to the top of our wish list, we’ve already started saving for these ’60s inspired round sunnies. 

 

Grey rib-knit T-shirt by ATM at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Grey rib-knit T-shirt, AED710, ATM at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

While our friends in colder climates wrap up in multiple layers this winter, our balmy November temperatures here in Dubai mean thick knits are officially out. We will, however, be picking up this chic and brilliantly lightweight rib-knit tee to wear with boy-cut denim and swingy midi skirts for the current season. 

 

 

 
September 2019

These Stunning Luxury Buys Are In Shops Now – Get There Quick!

We’ve already started saving.

 

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova, street style snap, wearing gold silk suit

 

The latest fashion trends for women to shop now

 

Are you looking to invest in your wardrobe this season? We’ve combed your favourite designer stores to bring you the cream of the crop from the latest collections. From a slinky dress for after-dark soirées to the new handbag you won’t be able to resist, these love-forever purchases are the ultimate wish list buys.

 

Wrap orange satin midi dress by Amanda Wakeley at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

 

Satin midi dress, AED4,580, Amanda Wakeley, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Cut from fiery orange silk, this satin wrap dress will be your go-to for many evening events to come. Wear with metallic stilettos or layered under a black open-button abaya for a flash of colour.

 

Crystal and bow heeled mules by Dolce & Gabbana available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Black heeled mules, AED3,100, Dolce & Gabbana, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Adorned with jewelled buckles and branded heels, these mules by Dolce & Gabbana will quickly become a staple in any shoe collection. Wear with anything that needs a little extra height, be it jeans or swingy maxi skirts.

 

Pink leather Fendi bag at Mall of the Emirates

 

Pink leather bag, AED9,790, Fendi, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Fendi’s best-selling ‘Baguette’ now comes in a rainbow selection of the softest embossed leathers. Decked with gilt hardware, this rose-hued shade is a top pick from the array of arm candy this season.

 

Cream sequin and silk bow jacket by Miu Miu available at Mall of the Emirates

 

Cream sequin jacket, AED9,560, Miu Miu, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

We’re swooning over this cream coloured sequin jacket by Miu Miu. Featuring a silk bow embellished trim and delicate front pockets, this hero piece will be a favourite for many years to come.

 
June 2019

Shop the Best Mall Sales and Win Big At Dubai Summer Surprises 2019

Young family with shopping bags and balloons

DSS 2019 promises plenty of daily deals, prizes and entrainment for everyone  

 

This year’s festivities kick off with a huge 12-hour sale on 21st June, when you can shop up to 90% off at all your favourite brands. There will also be hourly raffle draws and the main prize of AED50,000 up for grabs. 

To further ring in the DSS celebrations, shop for just AED600 and you could be in with a chance of winning AED10,000 every single day for 44 days during the festival. 

There’s plenty to keep kids happy too with the mall’s Little Club House dedicated to children’s entertainment and live family-focused shows and performances featuring their favourite characters, including the gang from the blockbuster movie Justice League.

All this, plus, as part of the exclusive ‘Summer D’Or’ campaign, visitors spending at luxury stores, including Chanel, Dior and Tiffany & Co. will be gifted 3% cashback when shopping AED3,000 or more. Customers will also receive a complimentary VIP valet voucher to make their mall experience all the more seamless during summer. 

Don’t Miss: Set a reminder for the DSS finale supersale taking place over the first three days in August to cap off all of the fantastic shopping offers. 

To get your summer shopping started, we’ve listed below our top three wish list pieces to shop in the mall during DSS…

 

Paris-Riviera Eau de Toilette Spray by Chanel in Harvey Nichols Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Paris-Riviera Eau de Toilette Spray, AED545, Chanel at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Chanel’s newest perfume has arrived just in time for summer. Inspired by the French Riviera, we love the fresh notes of orange and neroli. 

 

Gold Arabic calligraphy candleholder by Crate & Barrel at Mall of the Emirates

Candleholder, AED995, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Add a touch of Arabian glamour to your home with this gilt Diwani calligraphy candleholder. 

 

Jewelled straw bucket bag from Boutique 1 at Mall of the Emirates

Jewelled straw bucket bag, AED1,935, Le Nine at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A classic summer straw bag is given a luxe update with colourful jewels.

 
June 2019

We Just Found the Ultimate Luxury Eid Gifts for Your Loved Ones

A Present to Suit Each Person in Your Family.

A glamorous woman wearing diamond earrings

Luxury Eid gifts your loved ones will appreciate 

 

With Eid Al Fitr just days away, it’s high time to wrap up any last-minute gift shopping. Luckily for you, we’ve trawled the mall on your behalf to present the ultimate luxury pieces anyone would love to receive. 

From designer leather goods to keepsake jewellery and bespoke Oud bottles, check out these brilliant top-end luxury gift ideas. 


14k moon crescent and star earrings by Sydney Evan at Boutique 1, in Mall of the Emirates

14k moon crescent and star earrings, AED 4,085, Sydney Evan at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then these beautiful moon crescent and star earrings will go down a treat. 

Men’s logo printed backpack by Gucci at Mall of the Emirates

Men’s logo printed backpack, AED 6,350, Gucci, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A gift option that any label-loving friend, family member or husband will adore, this Gucci logo splashed backpack is the ultimate hold-all for him.  



Leather and metal logo belt by Chanel at Mall of the Emirates

Leather and metal logo belt, AED4,500, Chanel, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

A true collector’s piece, we can’t imagine there’s a woman out there who wouldn’t be absolutely over the moon at receiving this chic and timeless Chanel belt.  


The Night perfume by Frédéric Malle at Harvey Nichols Dubai

The Night perfume 100ml, AED 5,060, Frédéric Malle at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Frédéric Malle’s iconic creations are often cited as the worlds’ most exquisite fragrances by some of the most prestigious noses in the industry. Released in collaboration with fellow master perfumer Dominique Ropion, ‘The Night’ is a top Eid pick and fuses rich notes of oud, Turkish rose and saffron. 

 
June 2019

Here’s How to make The Most of Your Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

Your essential guide to celebrating the holiday.

Friends having fun with sparklers

Where to go during Eid in Dubai 

 

As the time for celebrating Eid nears, we’re counting down the best ways to spend your precious time off during the public holiday in Dubai. 

 

Shop the Super Sales 

Still need to pick up some last-minute Eid gifts for family and friends? Don’t miss out on the Eid shopping offers in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates, where you’ll find tonnes of amazing deals and super sales at many of the major retailers. 

 

Dine At a New Hotspot 

If snaps of Sarabeth’s have been flooding your social media feed since it opened its doors in Mall of the Emirates a few weeks ago, then there’s no better time than the present to check it out first-hand. 

Aside from their Insta-chic interiors, the iconic New York bakery’s mouth-watering plates of fluffy pancakes, fresh farm eggs and artful cakes are sure to impress even the pickiest palettes.  

Dishes at Sarabeth’s in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

A tasty breakfast spread at the newly opened Sarabeth’s in Mall of the Emirates

 

Show Off Your Skiing Skills 

Grab your gang and take to the slopes for hours of fun in Mall of the Emirates’ very own winter wonderland, Ski Dubai. From skiing and snowboarding to toboggan sledding and zip lining, the indoor snow park provides plenty of action-packed activity all under one roof. 


A woman snowboarding at Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Whiz down the ramps and slopes at Ski Dubai

 

Pamper Yourself at the Spa 

Make the most of your time away from the office by booking in a well-deserved treatment at Shine Spa inside Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel

This tranquil haven sits just a few steps away from the bustling mall and promises complete and utter relaxation at the hands of highly trained therapists. Take an hour out to indulge in a hot stone massage – it will instantly smooth out achy knots and melt away any stress. 

See a Brand New Blockbuster 

Book your tickets to VOX Cinema’s Theatre by Rhodes for the ultimate night out at the movies. The luxurious experience comes complete with sink-into reclining chairs, cosy blankets and freshly prepared gourmet meals delivered straight to your seat, which you can feast on while you are watching all the latest films to hit the big screen. 

A meal at VOX Cinema’s Theatre by Rhodes in Mall of the Emirates

Gourmet platters to enjoy while you watch movies at VOX Cinema’s Theatre by Rhodes

 
May 2019

The Best New Tech Gadgets You Can Buy-In the Ramadan & Eid Deals

Look out for significant discounts on all your electronics wish list.

Save money with offers on tech gadgets in the UAE

Get a step ahead of electronics sales with our guide on what to buy

 

Eagle-eyed shoppers will know that Ramadan and Eid are the best times to snag a serious deal on electronic goods. 
Throughout the Holy Month, many of the top tech stores in the region will be offering shoppers the chance to bag the latest tech gadgets at a fraction of the usual price. 
To help you take advantage of the savings, we reveal the top gadgets to add to your most-wanted list now.

Get the new P30 smartphone by Huawei at Jumbo, in Mall of the Emirates

Huawei P30 smartphone, Jumbo or Huawei, visit Mall of the Emirates  

 

Promising brighter, broader and closer photographs with a new triple lens camera system, Huawei's latest mobile phone launch, the P30, has the tech world taking notice.
Known for its high-resolution lenses, the latest smartphone in the P series comes equipped with a 40MP Super Sensing Camera, a 16MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens and an 8MP Telephoto Lens. 

S1 Pro System speakers at Bose, in Mall of the Emirates

S1 Pro System Speakers, Bose, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Great tunes are an Eid party essential, and the latest speakers from Bose will make sure that your playlist delivers the best sound possible. 
This innovative new release allows you to stream wirelessly from a mobile device and plug in a microphone or even your favourite musical instrument.
The lightweight model also comes with a built-in handle, so it’s easy to take to and from get-togethers, plus the rechargeable battery will give you up to 11 hours of playtime – make sure to invite the neighbours to your bash to avoid noise complaints! 

NutriBullet Balance at Better Life, in Mall of the Emirates

NutriBullet Balance, Better Life, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The latest NutriBullet has landed, and the hype is well deserved. If you’re already the proud owner of this smart kitchen device, then you’ll know just how life-changing it truly is, especially if you have a big family and busy kitchen. 
Brilliant for whizzing up smoothies, soups and sauces, the Balance model connects to a particular app via Bluetooth to count calories, proteins, carbs, fat and the sugar content in your food – think of it as your very own virtual nutritionist! 

 
April 2019

This Handy Time-Saving Service at Mall of the Emirates Just Got Even Better

A team is ready and waiting to make your next shopping trip all the more convenient.

Hands Free shopping experience at Mall of the Emirates

Check out the Hands Free shopping experience at Mall of the Emirates 

 

Now you can shop even more but carry less thanks to the recently expanded Hands Free service in Mall of the Emirates. 

If you’re already familiar with the service, you’ll know that you can swing by one of the Hands Free collection desks and offload all of your shopping bags in one easy swoop.
Each of your items is then securely sealed and stored close-by under the mall staff’s supervision – ready for you to pick up again before heading home. Or one of the team will bring your bags directly to you wherever you are, be it inside the mall, at one of the hotels or by your parking spot – all completely free of charge. 

Delivery requests to your preferred spot can be made via the Mall of the Emirates mobile app, the Fetchr app or by calling the service desk just 15 minutes before you wrap up your shopping trip. You can also choose to have all of your bags delivered straight to your home or office address in Dubai that very same day.

The Hands Free team will deliver your shopping bags to the most convenient location for you

The Hands Free team will deliver all of your shopping bags around your schedule 

 

Sounds too good to be true, right? It only gets better, as now you can even leave your bags at participating stores throughout Mall of the Emirates. Next time you see them will be at your preferred destination! 

Register for the service on the mall’s app and discover the beauty and ease of Hands Free shopping!

Download the Mall of the Emirates mobile app or Fetchr to enjoy a Hands Free shopping experience

Download the Mall of the Emirates mobile app or Fetchr to make the most of this convenient service 

 

Need to know: You’ll find three service desk stations situated across the mall located on the ground level; Gate 1 is located near Centrepoint, Gate 2 near Hour Choice and Gate 4 near Topshop. Same-day delivery in Dubai costs AED30, or you can opt for next-day delivery for AED18.

Details: Call 04 801 8188 for more information on the Hands Free shopping service at Mall of the Emirates.

Expect a first-class service from the Hands Free home delivery service

Expect a first-class service from the Hands Free home delivery service 

 

 
April 2019

5 Stylish Shopping Finds to See You through summer

See what made the cut from our favourite women’s clothing stores.

The latest fashion trends for women worth knowing about

Three super easy style solutions for every woman’s wardrobe  

 

Fancy giving your wardrobe a little boost for summer? Take a look below where our editors share their key sartorial staples for the new season.

From the perfect printed summer dress to the bag for all occasions, get ready to shop the five things you need for an all-together more stylish summer ahead. 

Neon pleated skirt by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Neon pleated skirt, 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

 

This swingy acid-green skirt is the perfect piece to offset your summer tan. 

Yellow linen jacket by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Yellow linen jacket, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Linen is one of those masterful materials that conducts heat in the winter and keeps you cool during the hotter months, and for that this cool canary-yellow jacket will be a consistent piece in our summer wardrobe. 

Woven straw bag by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Woven straw 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

 

Want to know why wicker is one of our all-time favourite styles for handbags? Aside from going with practically everything in our closet, it signals the start of summer, which is always a good thing in our eyes. 


Printed off the shoulder dress by H&M at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Printed dress, H&M, visit 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

 

A floral sundress is a crucial component to any capsule summer wardrobe and this new arrival by H&M is our standout pick thanks to the flattering nipped-in waist, pretty print and flouncy off the shoulder silhouette. 

Leopard print sandals by Stradivarius, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Leopard print sandals, 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

 

Just can’t bring yourself to get on-board with the XL chunky trainers trend? Opt for colourful espadrilles or printed flats instead, such as these chic double-strap leopard print sandals. 

 
April 2019

You Can Now Find These Best-selling Korean Beauty Products in Dubai

 There’s a reason why these K-beauty buys have a cult following in the UAE. 

Get glowing skin like blogger Aimee Song

The best Korean skincare products in Dubai

 

Take a look inside your bathroom cabinet, and we’ll bet that you already own a product that has either been made in Korea or influenced by the science-driven beauty trends of Seoul. 

Ranging from hydrating essences to multitasking BB creams and the widely popular sheet masks, K-beauty has made a massive impact on the global beauty business in the last handful of years.  

So much so, that there’s an entire kiosk devoted to Korean skincare in Sephora at Mall of the Emirates. The famous beauty hall now houses cult brands such as Tony Moly, Skin Food, and Too Cool for School, Erborian and Dr.Jart+.

Furthermore, you’ll now also find some specialised Korean stores across the malls in the United Arab Emirates, and we’ve combed the aisles to bring you three of the best skincare finds to shop straight out of K-town. 

Chia Seed Hydrating Lotion by The Face Shop

Chia Seed Hydrating Lotion, The Face Shop, visit City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif 

 

Why we love it: This super lightweight lotion gives thirsty skin an instant surge of moisture without leaving a sticky residue or clogging pores, making it a top pick for pimple-prone skin. 

Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub at Sephora

Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub, Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, and City Centre Mirdif

 

Why we love it: It’s easy to see why this surgery face scrub has so many rave reviews online. Made with black sugar, refined rice wine and botanical oils, the sweet-smelling formula exfoliates, revitalises and hydrates – it will leave your complexion clean as a whistle and glowing.  

Moisturising Aloe Vera Gel by Mumuso

Moisturising Aloe Vera Gel, Mumuso, visit City Centre Deira

 

Why we love it: Pure Aloe Vera gel can be costly (unless you have the actual plant growing in your garden), but this large tub costs less than AED10 and comes boosted with hyaluronic acid to give extra hydrating benefits. Slather it on after a day in the sun to soothe burns or use as an everyday body moisturiser. 

 
April 2019

These Chic Interior Accessories Were Made For Instagram

Stylish buys and details on the massive home décor festival coming to Dubai this month.

Stylish décor accessories for your home

Top décor buys and details on the exciting new homeware festival happening in Dubai 

 

Haven’t got around to sourcing the perfect table centrepiece? Or perhaps you’re still looking to fill that empty shelf space? The hunt is over, as our edit of interior accessories will quickly give your area a more stylish and cohesive look worthy of an interior designer. 

Plus, scroll below where we tell you what to expect from Dubai’s brand new Home Festival.

Marble bathroom accessories by Home Centre, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Marble bathroom accessories, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif 

 

These marble-effect bathroom accessories will lend a touch of luxe to a sink space and hold all of your daily essentials.  

 Fake plant by Crate & Barrel, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Faux plant pot, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif  

 

Plants can bring instant life to any room, but if, like us, you’ve not been graced with green fingers, this sleek pot of faux succulents will suffice. Place on any surface to fill space or atop coffee table books to add a pop of colour. 

Wooden bowls and vase by Zara Home, available at Mall of the Emirates

Wooden bowls and vase, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Whatever your living room design, these beautiful wooden bowls will add an artistic flair and natural element to a room. Keep up with seasonal trends by filling with fresh fruit during the summer and glittering baubles during the festive months.

 

The Home Festival 

If you’ve wanted to spruce up your abode, then don’t miss out on all the fantastic deals and sales as the first ever Home Festival kicks off in Dubai, on 18th of April. 

Taking place at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, the unique décor-driven festival will be a celebration of all things interiors with huge savings on home furnishings, accessories and appliances at some leading stores, including Maison Du Monde, Crate & Barrel, Madam Coco and Jysk.

The festival will run until 1st of May but get there quick to be first in line at all the blockbuster sales. 

 
April 2019

These Luxury Style Pieces Are the Ultimate Investment Buys

The fashion finds that will always have a place in your wardrobe.

The new designer clothes and accessories on our wardrobe wish list

The wish list style buys you won’t be able to resist 

 

Are you looking to expand your designer collection? These new season buys pack a stylish punch and promises maximum wear – no regret buys here!

From a classic little black bag to a statement wedding guest dress and a pair of flattering jeans you’ll never want to take off, these are the coveted arrivals to shop now from your favourite luxury fashion brands.

Black leather designer bag by Burberry, available at Mall of the Emirates

Black leather handbag, AED7,900, Burberry, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Handled with care, a high-quality black leather tote will last you a lifetime. Burberry’s monogrammed TB bag will see you through all occasions and go with any number of outfits in your closet. 

Jeans by Elizabeth and James at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Jeans, AED1,885, Elizabeth and James at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Try on these super soft wide-leg jeans from Elizabeth and James, and you’ll never want to part with them. Ultra comfortable and the perfect relaxed fit, this denim staple will be your new uniform of choice for weekends. 


Leather mules by Chanel, available at Mall of the Emirates

Leather mules, AED3,930, Chanel, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Crafted in scarlet leather and transparent PVC, these colourful CC-logoed mules have us dreaming of tropical holidays by the beach. 

Printed dress by Mary Katrantzou at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed dress, AED10,685, Mary Katrantzou at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

This butterfly-printed maxi dress is high on our wish list for the new season. From the flouncy peak shoulders down to the flattering pleated skirt, this is the perfect piece to wear for up-coming garden weddings or summer soirées.  

 
April 2019

The Top Tech Buys worth Saving Up For Now

Great gadgets and smart devices to make your life run without a hitch.

Top technology and electrical shops in Dubai

The new tech innovations we can’t live without 

 

Looking to invest in a new smart device? From electronic scent diffusers that double as décor to earbuds to help you sleep and do-it-all travel tablets, the latest innovations are creating a major buzz in the tech biz. 

Whether you’re somewhat of a tech whiz or deem yourself “technically-challenged”, trust us, these ingenious gadgets are worth splurging for…

Samsung Galaxy 10 at Axiom Telecom, available at Mall of the Emirates

Samsung Galaxy 10, starting at AED3,200, Axiom Telecom, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If you’ve been trying to get your hands on the brand new Samsung Galaxy 10, head straight to Axiom Telecom, one of the top stores for shopping all the latest mobile phones, tablets and electronic accessories. 

Available in three display sizes, the new release boasts a sleek infinity screen with a built-in fingerprint sensor, a triple lens camera and a Wireless PowerShare tool that allows you to charge any Galaxy device or even a friend’s phone directly from your own device. 

iPad Pro and iPhones at the Apple Store at Mall of the Emirates

iPad Pro, prices start at AED3,199, Apple Store Dubai, Mall of the Emirates 

 

In addition to a whole host of powerful new features and tools, Apple’s sleek new iPad Pro has been deemed faster than most PC laptops. The ultimate travel tool, it’s also the thinnest iPad ever made, weighing just half a kilo with up to ten hours of battery life. 

Available in two size options, the new model now also includes Face ID for secure unlocking, plus a super smooth log-in process to pay for apps, games, music and movies.

Other features include an improved typing experience, an updated Apple Pen that can be attached magnetically for charging and allows you to change tools by simply double tapping, and two top quality cameras offering high definition 12MP photos and VK videos. 
You can even play your favourite immersive games thanks to the new speedy graphics!

Diptyque electric diffuser at Harvey Nichols Dubai, in Mall of the Emirates

Electric diffuser, AED1,350 Diptyque at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Fill your home or office with one of Diptyque’s luxurious scents using this clever electric diffuser. As well as making a chic addition in any interior space, the elegant ceramic tool evenly emits a fragrance of your choice (we love ‘Figuier’) through air currents. 

Sleepbuds by Bose at Mall of the Emirates

 

Sleepbuds, AED1,000, Bose, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

If you find yourself struggling to get to sleep at night then you might want to give Bose’s genius little sleepbuds a whirl. The wireless earbuds are noise-cancelling (don’t worry about oversleeping as they come with a built-in alarm clock) and are pre-loaded with soothing sounds to aid in better shut-eye. 

We’re deeming these a long-haul flight essential, as they’ll ensure you sleep through everything from babies crying to noisy meal services and snoring passengers!

 

 
March 2019

5 of the Chicest Items to Hit the Shops This Month

Hands down, these are our Top 5 fashion picks of the moment.

Fashion fans will love these Dubai shopping buys

Desirable fashion finds to shop now

We’ve scoured the shops to bring you five of the best brand new closet boosters.

From tailored trousers to beachwear and our favourite bucket bag for any occasion, these in-demand sartorial staples will put you out front for a more stylish season ahead.

See below the must-have items that made the cut this month.

Plaid printed trousers by Mango Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Printed pants, AED199, Mango Dubai at Mall of the Emirates 

 

Are you looking for an effortless style solution to simplify your busy mornings? These plaid trousers are a true wardrobe staple and will fit the bill for corporate chic or worn with white trainers and a tee for off-duty days.

Designer leather bag by Fendi Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

Leather bag, AED6,590, Fendi Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Refresh your bag collection ahead of Spring/Summer 2019 with Fendi’s new ‘Mon Tresor’ mini tote. The leather drawstring bucket bag comes in various colours, but this bright tangerine style adorned with the fashion houses’ signature motif packs a punch for the new season.

Printed kaftan by Melissa Odabash, at Mall of the Emirates

Printed kaftan, AED2,440, Melissa Odabash at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 

If like us, you’re making the most of the lovely temperatures in Dubai at the moment and spending your weekends by the pool; you’ll need a chic cover-up to throw on over swimwear. Teamed with gold hoop earrings, a raffia tote and tie-up sandals, this floral print kaftan will take you from the beach to sunset cocktails in style.

Designer sunglasses Dubai by Louis Vuitton Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

Sunglasses, AED2,670, Louis Vuitton Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Replace old scratched shades with a sleek new pair to see you through the new season ahead. Louis Vuitton’s ‘Party’ sunglasses come framed with studs and the brand’s iconic monogramming on mirrored lenses.

Zebra print skirt by Zara Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

Printed skirt, AED369, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Sure to sell out fast, Zara Dubai has delivered yet another high street hit for the fresh season. In keeping with Spring/Summer 2019’s zebra-print trend, this belted A-line skirt features cool contrasting tones and a flattering front split on the hem.

 
March 2019

These Unexpected Beauty Looks Are Perfect For Ladies’ Night

We show you how to pull out all the stops for a night out with the girls.

New beauty looks and make up trends for a Ladies’ Night out

Up your evening beauty game with these make-up trends

Think you might be stuck in a beauty rut? If you can carry out your getting-ready routine with one eye closed, then yes, it could be time to mix things up in the make-up department.

We all have a go-to make-up look that suits and flatters our features, but we say have fun with beauty and experiment – be it with a slick of a glitter-flecked liner or by painting your pout with the latest hot hue.

Check out our top beauty trends to try on your next night out.

Grown-Up Glitter 

Liquid liner by KIKO Milano at Mall of the Emirates

Super Color Eyeliner, AED45, KIKO Milano, visit Mall of the Emirates

Nothing says “I’m going out-out tonight!” quite like sparkly eyes. Go for high shine cream shades, dazzling powder pigments or try a subtle slick of glittery or shimmery liquid liner.

Draw on a thin line just above your lashes before pressing a tiny dab on the inner corners to make your eyes look instantly broader and more awake.

Pro beauty tip: Glitter tends to stray, so to avoid looking like a disco ball on the dancefloor, make the eyes your first step and then follow with the rest of your face make-up – you can use a gentle skin wipe to quickly clean-up any sparkly fallout under your eyes. 


Orange Is the New Red 

Chanel lipstick in First Light from Harvey Nichols Dubai

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in First Light, AED170, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

In our eyes, a brilliantly bright lip will forever be a beauty classic. While we’re loyal to certain reds, pinks and berry shades, this season is all about a juicy tangerine-splashed lip. 

Whether you are wearing it for an evening out or the morning after (the night before), a bold lip has the brilliant ability to distract from a multitude of skin sins.

For a natural beauty look with an impact that looks polished and modern, pair a bold orange pout with a clean, dewy complexion, a touch of shine on your lids (we love a clear eye gloss or lip balm) and a swipe of mascara.

Go for matte lip shades over gloss to keep the look fresh and more modern.  


Beauty tip: You’ll need a super smooth surface to paint on the perfect matte lip. So before applying your shade of choice, gently buff lips with a soft toothbrush and use a shine-free balm.

Nuxe lip balm at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm, AED73, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 
March 2019

The Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She Truly Wants

Treat the special woman in your life – she deserves it! 

Meaningful Mother’s Day gifts

Meaningful gifts for your mum 

 

With Mother’s Day nearing, we’ve selected the most thoughtful gifts that all mums are bound to love. 

Scroll below to see our pick of the best presents in shops now.


Perfume by Jo Malone at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Cologne, Jo Malone, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

We have yet to find a mum (or make it a woman for that matter) who do not adore Jo Malone’s elegant offering. Pick from a curated array of perfumes, candles and creams or create a gift box bundle to spoil her. For a truly special token of your appreciation, you can even get the bottle engraved with your mum’s name, a complimentary service offered by the perfume house.


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

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

 

A unique keepsake she will wear and treasure forever, this sleek bracelet comes in a variety of metals, including silver and rose gold. The ultimate bespoke trinket, adorn with any number of the unique charms from Pandora’s extensive selection. You could start with just a few charms and add to her collection each year.


Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Oil at Harvey Nichol’s Dubai, in Mall of the Emirates

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Oil, Harvey Nichol’s Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Who wouldn’t want to soak themselves in Chanel? This seriously luxurious bath treat (that can also be used on dry skin) will make your mum’s evening bath feel like a spa experience.

Three More Gift Ideas:

A Photo Album

Fill a leather-bound book with all of your favourite photos of your mum, ranging from her wedding day portraits to travel snaps, early childhood shots and pictures of you both together.

Tasty Treats

They say the best gifts are often edible, and quite often we have to agree, so why not pick her up a box of beautifully packaged gourmet bites to celebrate Mother’s Day? Start with a bottle of the most excellent olive oil and add in artisan nuts, dates, chocolates, biscuits and whatever else she likes to nibble on. 

A Spa Voucher

A mother/daughter pamper day a gift you can both enjoy and will give you ample time to catch-up over relaxing treatments – a win-win option in our eyes. 

 
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

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!

 
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.

 
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.