Stylish buys to celebrate the special occasion
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, 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.
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.
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.