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November 2018

Super Chic Wardrobe Staples That Will Stand the Test of Time

You’ll want to buy them all immediately.

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 cannot 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 own?
3. Will I still love it next season?
4. What can be worn with it from my current closet? 

If the piece in questions 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 to share three of our favourite love-forever fashion finds in shops 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 this buttery-soft brown skirt will see you through season upon season for years to come. 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 forever 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, and just as good teamed 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 wholeheartedly agree, especially in the case of these sparkling crystal-studded hoops. 

 
November 2018

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

Discover 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 as Angélique Turner, one of the region’s leading names in the industry, lets us take a peek at her everyday beauty essentials.

After spending the last nine years in Dubai honing her craft and painting the faces of everyone from brides to TV presenters and even a few big-name stars, the Australian-born pro also regularly hosts sold-out masterclasses 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 and eventually 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.”

Having also worked with a vast number of the world’s most popular make-up brands and landing her very own Cosmopolitan cover to boot, Angélique is 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 as 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 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 Adore This Diwali

Ring in the festival of lights with these décor, fashion and technology 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 kick off on 7th 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 fret – 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 dazzling drop earrings along with some other diamond-dusted trinkets from Roberto Coin’s New Barocco collection. The Italian jewellery brand can also be found within selected Damas stores across the region, one of the top places to buy gold in Dubai. 

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

 

Heading to a dinner party for Diwali? For a truly personalised gift, capture all of the celebrations with this instant camera and as the party draws to a close, collect the Polaroid prints in a photo book of memories to present to your 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) and 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. 


Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/style-trends-this-season-starts-with-shoes

 
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.


Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/maternity-fashion-mums-the-word

 
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

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/shop-smarter-how-to-avoid-wardrobe-mishaps-this-season

 
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 

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/back-to-school-shopping-made-easy

 
July 2018

Dubai Summer Surprises: Incredible summer deals you can’t afford to miss!

Amazing deals and promos galore during Dubai Summer Surprises

Amazing deals and promos galore during DSS

 

With the most anticipated shopping experience of the year officially under way, there’s no better time to hit the mall with your family for incredible Dubai summer deals. While DSS is renowned for offering serious bargains, it boasts far more than incredible shopping promotions. From huge discounts and mammoth giveaways through to spell-binding family entertainment and large scale competitions, there’s something for every shopper taking place over the next six weeks – and nowhere is getting into the spirit of the season more than City Centre Deira. 

Dubai’s original flagship mall, City Centre Deira – with its huge range of stores, eateries and leisure venues – is bursting with Dubai Summer Surprises. Whether you want to shop up a storm in department stores like Debenhams or Virgin Megastore, delight in up-to-the minute fashion in stores like Promod, Splash, H&M and Zara to Massimo Dutti, or feast on every type of food under the sun, from Nando’s, Texas Road House to P.F. Chang’s, you’ll find it here.  Here’s our pick of the sales, events and promotions you won’t want to miss at the mall this season…


Spin the wheel to win AED1 million during DSS

Spin the wheel to win AED1 million during DSS


Who wants to be a Millionaire? 

This incredible DSS cash giveaway will put you in a spin – and could make you a millionaire!
Simply shop AED300 at City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif or Mall of the Emirates and five lucky draw winners will be invited to spin the wheel and win up to AED20,000 every day. 

Building to a nail-biting climax, everyone who enters will go into a final-day draw – with one lucky shopper invited to spin the big wheel and bag a prize from AED100,000 up to AED1 million! 
Our fabulous prize wheel is currently ‘on tour’. Find it at Mall of the Emirates (From July 9th to 15th), City Centre Mirdif (From July 16th to 21st) and City Centre Deira (From July 22nd to 28th). You’ve got to spin it to win it.


Shine on and win 1kg of gold during DSS

Be part of the DSS gold rush at City Centre Deira


Go For Gold!

City Centre Deira is going for gold this DSS – quite literally – with plenty of opportunities to shop and win. From now until August 4th, visitors who shop, dine or spend at any store in the mall – from family favourite Marks & Spencer through to the luxurious Ajmal Perfumes or Sephora – can scoop amazing prizes. For every AED200 spent, shoppers will be rewarded with a chance to win 1kg of gold! Now that’s what you call a gold rush!

Mums and dads who dine for as little as AED150 can let their kids play at Magic Planet for free. Or shop for the best deals and discounts and collect an instant free Vox Cinemas ticket when you spend AED600 on fashion items.


Take advantage of Dubai summer deals with a Najm card

Score the best deals with a Najm card


Got Najm? Get Cash Back


Najm credit cards have been created specifically with Dubai’s shoppers in mind, with an exclusive offer running throughout DSS until August 4th 

Just register for the Dubai summer shopping 2018 promotion by SMS, and you’ll receive 5% cash back when you spend AED3000. Which means there’s never been a better time to flex that plastic than during Dubai Summer Surprises 2018.


Enjoy the DSS Carnival Atmosphere

Of course, the Dubai summer festival is so much more than what’s in-store, with the best entertainers creating a carnival atmosphere throughout the mall during DSS. ‘Let’s Paint’ brings an explosion of colour to City Centre Deira. This interactive theatre, dance and music show is a trip over the rainbow full of vibrantly coloured costumes and plenty of artistic ideas to keep the whole family entertained. Featuring eight hugely talented performers, the 20-minute show will run four times a day, from July 12th to July 19th


Step into a Fantasy

If you’ve ever been wowed at Pearl by Dragone or left speechless by Cirque du Soleil, you’ll know the power of a daring, acrobatic performance. Catch the latest Classic Cirque fantasy show for free at City Centre Deira, from July 26th to August 4th, when four performers will put on a spellbinding spectacular that runs the gamut from pantomime to dance and theatre to comedy, bringing to life a cast of clowns, ballerinas and circus characters. With four sets per day, make sure to find the time to take in a performance, whatever time you’re shopping. 


Can You Kick It?

And you don’t need to know Ronaldo from Messi to get swept up in World Cup fever at City Centre Deira with fabulous football fun on offer for everyone throughout the duration of the tournament. Spend just AED300 and you could become ‘The Striker’ – bagging an instant prize if you score a goal in this VR game. There are vouchers too for exercising your vocal chords with the longest “Goooooooaaaaaaalll’, and take a fun selfie in the Fan Booth where you can drape yourself in different team colours.


Spruce up your home at Crate & Barrel, City Centre Mirdif, during DSS

Chic home décor at Crate & Barrel

 

A true haven for shoppers, the eternally chic City Centre Mirdif is pulling out all the stops for Dubai Shopping Surprises 2018, whether you’re looking to save on stylish designer wares from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, CH Carolina Herrera and Coach, revamp your home at Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn, or win yourself some top prizes, City Centre Mirdif has promotions too good to miss during Dubai’s summer sales…


Win the ultimate family car during DSS at City Centre Mirdif

Drive off in a Nissan Patrol 4x4 as part of Dubai Summer Surprises


Win a brand new 4X4!

Need a family car that can deal with city streets, desert roads and sand dunes? The rugged Nissan Patrol 4x4 is the answer – and you could be behind the wheel of this versatile vehicle if you spend just Dhs300 at City Centre Mirdif this DSS.

It really doesn’t matter if you’re stocking up on classic casual wear from GAP and Banana Republic, work wear from COS, homewares from Maison du Monde, beauty treats from Sephora or even day-to-day essentials from Carrefour – every AED300 spent at City Centre Mirdif before August 4th could put you in the driving seat in a fantastic shop and win promotion.


Score big during the World Cup

You needn’t be a future soccer star to score big on the World Cup at City Centre Mirdif. Spend AED300 for a chance to take on the World Cup Gaming Challenge and score your way to a daily AED1000 prize, and a grand prize of AED50,000, between now and July 14th 

Not only that, but spend AED500 and you’ll instantly win two tickets to watch the World Cup live on the big screen at VOX Cinemas City Centre Mirdif, until July 15th 

With some of the city’s best in-mall family facilities, City Centre Mirdif is the ideal venue for shoppers with kids. With everything from Little Explorers and the Orbi wildlife adventure experience, through to iFly Dubai and Sky Trail for teens, not to mention a food court packed with favourites, there’s no better place to entertain the brood this DSS.

 

 
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

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

 

 
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 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. 

Dubai Zara's Clear stone earrings

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, Dubai Alexander McQueen

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 from Dubai H&M

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

Eid Al Fitr 2018: The Essential Gift Guide

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

Eid gifts for 2018 from the shopping malls in 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 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 

Okaïdi's smart childrenswear Dubai

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

Wafi Gourmet's delicious Lebanese cuisines

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]

Mall Gift Card from Majid Al Futtaim for Eid Al Fitr 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

 
May 2018

5 Of Sephora Most Popular Beauty Products

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

The best make-up and skin care buys from Sephora Dubai

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.

Sephora's Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, 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 

Sephora's Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit 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.  

 Sephora's Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil 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 

Huda Beauty at Sephora Dubai's Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette

 

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. 

 Sephora's Dior Lip Glow and Sugar Scrub 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.

 

 
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 Dubai

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. 

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE make a welcome gift

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.

Mall Gift Cards UAE - The perfect gift solution

 

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].

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/treat-your-loved-one-to-a-shopping-spree-at-the-mall

 
April 2018

Upgrade Your Gadgets with These Top 3 Tech Tools

The electronic essentials you need now.

Top gadgets of 2018 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 in 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 for iPhone X 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.

iPhone X Leather folio case 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. 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/upgrade-your-gadgets-with-these-top-3-tech-tools

 
April 2018

How To Bag A Beauty Bargain On Your Next Food Shop

The beautifying essentials to pick up at Carrefour.

Beauty products to pick up at 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.

Cocoa Butter skin 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.   

Micellar Water from Nivea 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. 

Supreme Hold Hairspray from 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.

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/how-to-bag-a-beauty-bargain-on-your-next-food-shop

 
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.

 

 
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: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/events/dsf-2018

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.

 
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 Party Accessory Edit

Ramp up your festive accessory game with scene-stealing sparkles, dancefloor-ready shoes and the best evening bag of the season


The perfect pieces for party season

The perfect pieces for party season

Whether you have just ten minutes to spare before after work social plans or perhaps you are looking to ramp up a simple little black dress, accessories are a sure-fire way to instantly transform an outfit.

From velvet evening clutches, to larger-than-life jewels and the ultimate soles for your very own Cinderella moment, these shopping picks from the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East, will make a major impact.


Glitter shoes by H&M available at City Centres

Glitter shoes, 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

Winter calls for a pair of dazzling sparkle-splashed soles to take you through the party-filled month ahead. We’re head over heels for these glittery silver booties by H&M.


Velvet clutch bag by Charming Charlie available at City Centres


Velvet clutch bag, Charming Charlie, visit City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira

Adorned in midnight blue velvet, this ornate box cutch is the perfect companion for parties. Topped with a crystal-encrusted ring fastening and a chain metal strap, we’ll be toting this for every after dark soirée on our agenda throughout December.


Crystal earrings by Zara available at City Centres

Crystal earrings, Zara, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

Our magpie eye could not resist these fabulous faux baubles. Decked with colourful crystals and pearls, these statement-making earrings deserve to be seen this season. Wear with hair worn up and a slick of bright red lippy to offset the rainbow-hued jewels.


Velvet heels by Mango available at City Centres

Velvet heels, Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

Step out for a night on the town in these bush pink velvet sandals. We love the delicate bow detail on the toes and tie-up ankle straps.

 
December 2017

Dress Up: The Ultimate Party Pieces To buy This Winter

Shop the most glamorous frocks to ring in the festive season

Stand out from the crowd in our favourite party frocks

Stand out from the crowd in our favourite party frocks

 

In our opinion the ultimate winter party dress must fit the below criteria:

1.    From cocktail soirées to office Christmas parties, it needs to be suitable for an array of events
2.    Nothing too constricting as one must be able to dance in it (all night long)
3.    Be it sequins or shimmer-flecked fabric, we want some form of shine

If like us, you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect piece, look no further than the below - where we’ve rounded up our top three picks just for you.

 

 


Velvet dress by H&M at City Centres

Velvet dress, 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

Bedazzled with glitter-dusted stars, this midnight blue velvet frock is begging to be worn out for a big night on the town. Style with one of this season’s sole of choice, over the knee-boots, topped with a leather biker jacket and oversized hoop earrings.

 

 

Metallic dress by Zara available at City Centres

Metallic dress, Zara, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

Wear this silver metallic mini dress with a colourful faux fur stole and platform heels for instant Studio 54-inspired vibes. Despite the high neckline and long sleeves, if the daring short length puts you off, simply team with opaque black tights and ankle boots.



Floral dress by Topshop available at City Centres

Floral dress, Topshop, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut

Topshop Dubai never fails in the party wear department. This long-sleeved wrap dress is printed with gold metallic prints and ribbon detailing around the waist and sleeves. Compliment the red florals with a slick of matching lipstick and high heels.

 
December 2017

Our 3 Favourite Fashion Finds for this Season

High fashion buys on a budget to shop this December

 

Fashion buys from shopping malls in the Middle East

Wish list pieces to shop now

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

After combing through the new season collections, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favourite fashion finds from the City Centres 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.

And while it may be the season for giving (to others), we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Jumpsuit by Zara available at City Centres

Fringe jumpsuit, Zara, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

Cannot decide whether to wear a dress or trousers tonight? Combine the best of both style worlds with a jumpsuit. This sleek style by Zara comes complete with ruffled cap sleeves and fabulous fringed hems - perfect for showing off statement-making soles.

 

Knit jumper by Mango available at City Centres

Green knit jumper, Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat


Winter doesn’t have to mean sticking to dark, moody hues - case in point, this bold lime sweater by Mango. Pair this chucky cable knit staple slouched over ankle-grazing denim or tucked into a midi skirt for the office.



Embellished bag by Bershka available at City Centres

Embellished bag, Bershka, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain

This pearl-embellished bag by bargain-favourite Bershka Dubai could easily pass for a luxe designer label. With a metal chain-strap handle and silver hardware, we will be toting it everywhere from days in the office to Fridays at brunch and everything in-between.

 
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

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

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

 
October 2017

Celebrate Diwali with dazzling looks this year

Celebrate Diwali’s festival of lights with dazzling looks from City Centres, the best malls in Dubai.

Make sure the ‘festival of light’ fireworks are not the only things sparkling this Diwali with metallic fashion finds, all available from the City Centres. The celebrations, which feature fireworks, sparklers and light-candles known as divas (that’s our kind of candle!) take place over five days, giving you plenty of chance to shine.

Happy shopping!

A hand holding illuminated candles on Diwali


All that glitters

Glitzy glamour lit up the Gucci show this autumn and where Gucci leads; we mere mortals can only follow. Taking designer inspiration, you can give your Diwali celebrations the wow factor. Full body sequins in peacock shades of blue and green are the best way to make sure that even the fireworks will have competition for the most sparkle.

Peacock shades and sequin

Those wanting to take inspiration from the peacock shades and sequins on the catwalk should snap up the Zara sequin skirt available at City Centre Mirdif, priced at 199 AED


Final dimension

They say the eyes have it – and other revellers won’t be able to take their eyes off you, once you have loaded your lids with this season’s space-aged silver shade. Those looking for extra effect will find Mac’s Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Silver Sun makes a real impact.  

MAC’s Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eye Shadow
Load your lids with MAC’s super sparkly Extra Dimension eyeshadow 125 AED in Silver Sun


Flat out

If you have been on your feet all day, a night in heels is the last thing you need. But coming down to earth in flats doesn’t mean you have to compromise on fashion. BCBGMAXAZRIA has a range of metallic flats that mean you can stand up and sparkle all evening without sacrificing any style.

Metallic flats are the comfiest way to sparkle all night.

BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Vitalia Flat Metal lace-up flat sandals at City Centre Mirdif reduced to 360 AED are the way to make a sparkling impression from your head to your toes.


Bags of style

Offset your sequins – or anything in your wardrobe – with a metallic bag. Sizewise, it’s best to go big enough to fit anything you might need but small enough to be slung neatly across your front. Zara has a range of silver bags – and starting at 199 AED; their cross body bags are the metallic must-have to finish off any outfit.

A metallic bag is a great way to finish off any look
Check out Zara for some catwalk-inspired accessories to make any outfit sparkle







 
October 2017

Our 3 Favourite Fashion Finds

Wardrobe refreshers to shop this month – get them before they go!

 

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

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

 

These three coveted new arrivals will instantly update your look for the months ahead.

After combing through the new season collections, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favourite fashion finds from the City Centres.

From City Centre Deira (the first shopping mall in Dubai) to City Centre Alexandria, our shopping malls are brimming with the latest must-have collections.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday 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!

 

Velvet ankle boots by New Look available at City Centres

Velvet ankle boots, New Look at City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, and City Centre Bahrain

 

The change in seasons calls for a new pair of Fall-worthy boots. Embellished with metallic sequins and a chunky block heel, this pair of velvet ankle boots by New Look is our top pick – and you cannot beat the pocket-friendly price.

 

Pearl embellished jeans by Zara available at City Centres

Pearl embellished jeans, Zara at City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, and City Centre Maadi

 

A classic denim staple gets an A/W ‘17 makeover with pearl-decked cuffs. Another hit from Zara, these throw-on-and-go jeans are the perfect addition to your off-duty wardrobe.

 

Red beret by Bershka available at City Centres

Red beret, Bershka at City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, and City Centre Bahrain

 

While it might not be hat weather just yet, who doesn’t love a Parisian-esque red beret – which, let's face it, is more about style than keeping one warm. Wear with a matching red lip for double the impact.

 
October 2017

Get Great Hair Every Day: The Tips You Need To Know

No time for a blow-dry? Beat a bad hair day with these quick fixes loved by the pros.

 

Kim Kardashian hairstyle

                                                                

Summer in the Middle East can certainly take its toll on tresses; we blame it on the humidity overly drying but necessary air conditioning.

Therefore, if like us your locks are in need of some major TLC, you will want to read our insider tricks to getting a healthier hair.

 

The Oil

Mega make-up mogul and beauty blogger (hudabeauty.com) Huda Kattan credits the Ouai Hair Oil with tending to her tresses: “Straight, wavy, curly, coiled, whatever your hair is, this oil will werk it! For your hair, the oil fights frizz, nourishes, and gives a silky, high-gloss finish.”

We wholeheartedly agree – this multitasking wonder oil by Jen Atkin, the go-to hairstylist for the Kardashian clan, combats a number of hair woes and can be used on your body to treat dry skin.

 

Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora Dubai

                                          Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora Dubai, visit City Centre Mirdif

 

The Mask

A deeply nourishing mask will be your saviour when it comes to treating tired tresses. Look for a paraben-free formula enriched with ultra-moisturising oils, such as this rich intensive mask by Botanics.

For an extra pampering, leave on overnight and rinse out in the morning - your locks will be softer than silk and much easier to manage.

 

Botanics Intensive Treatment by Boots Pharmacy at City Centres

Botanics Vibrant Colour 3 Minute Intensive Treatment, Boots Pharmacy at City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, and City Centre Muscat

 

The Cream

This BB Hair Cream does the same for your locks as a similar product would for your complexion.

This do-it-all cream/balm hybrid by H&M beauty contains avocado oil, keratin and silk amino acids to reduce frizziness, repair and add a major shot of moisture. Work through wet hair before blow-drying of leaving to air-dry and you are good to go.

 

BB Hair Cream by H&M at City Centres

BB Hair Cream, H&M at 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

 
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

Our Most In-Demand Travel Destinations Of 2017

Two Instagram-worthy trips to take this summer

Woman on a red scooter in Europe

 

Island Escape

Luxury pool and beach in the Maldives 
Are you tired of the city life? Escape to the tropical surroundings of the Maldives for a real taste of paradise. Clear azure waters, luxurious resorts, and exotic marine life make these exclusive atolls one of the most popular travel spots in the world.

The chain of islands is located in the warm Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka and India, ensuring visitors can spend their sunshine-filled days relaxing on the postcard-perfect beaches or scuba diving in the clear turquoise sea.

Where to stay: JA Manafaru is an award-winning resort located just over an hour’s seaplane transfer from the country’s main airport in Malé. This family-friendly resort has plenty to keep you occupied on your holiday, from pristine beaches and a variety of swimming pools to a host of restaurants and specialised children centres.

What to pack: Bright swimsuits to ensure you stand out poolside.

Printed swimsuit from Ted Baker at City Centre Deira

Printed swimsuit, Ted Baker, City Centre Deira

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com
http://www.citycentrebahrain.com

 

Sightseeing Adventure

The pyramids of Giza, Egypt   

One of the ancient world’s most important historical lands, Egypt has more than enough to offer for eager culture vultures.

In Cairo, the capital and Africa’s largest city, visitors can capture sight of the iconic Egyptian pyramids at Giza – including the biggest of the structures, the incredible Great Pyramid have been built for the Pharaoh Khufu and it was finished around 2560 B.C.E.

Situated just on the outskirts of Cairo, the impressive pyramids are the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and are not to be missed on your trip.

You will discover lots more to explore in Cairo, from historical mosques to century-old palaces and enough museums to fill a guidebook - we recommend the Egyptian Museum, home to the world's largest collection of pharaonic antiquities and artefacts.

To refuel after a day of extensive sightseeing, head to the newly opened Mall of Egypt. The sprawling retail haven contains countless shops, restaurants and entertainment activities, including Ski Egypt, Magic Planet Egypt and Vox Cinema Egypt.

For the second leg of your sightseeing trip, jump on a 45-minute plane journey (you can also drive or take the train) to Alexandria. Take to the vibrant streets filled with souks, market stalls and cafes.

If the heat gets too intense (temperatures can reach up to around 30 degrees Celsius in the summer months), seek solace in the air-conditioned comfort of City Centre Alexandria. With well over a hundred shops, plus a wide variety of food and beverage options, this bustling retail complex will keep the whole family entertained.

Where to stay: The Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano is a luxurious stay complete with a spa, swimming pools, fitness facilities and a number of gourmet restaurants.

What to pack: Comfortable sandals to save tired soles after long days out and about seeing the sights.

Printed sandals from Aldo at City Centre Deira

Printed sandals, Aldo, City Centre Deira

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com
http://www.citycentrebahrain.com
http://www.citycentresharjah.com
http://www.citycentreajman.com
http://www.citycentrefujairah.com
http://www.citycentremeaisem.com
http://www.citycentreshindagha.com
http://www.citycentremuscat.com
http://www.citycentrealexandria.com
http://www.citycentremaadi.com

 
July 2017

The Summer Skin Edit: Put Your Best Face Forward

Beat the heat, sweat and dry air by treating yourself to an at-home facial. Our pro tips and secret wonder products will help you achieve amazing skin in a flash

Kendall Jenner on the red carpet.

For a lucky few, summer means glowing golden skin worthy of some serious selfie-snapping. But if like us, your skin is prone to heat-induced pimples, patchiness and other niggling skin concerns, scroll down below where we reveal the ultimate beauty hacks to whipping your pores into tip-top condition. 

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel from Boots Pharmacy found at Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

We all know the importance of thoroughly washing our face daily, and while gentle cream cleansers might suffice during the cooler months when skin is at its driest. During summer opt for a slightly stronger formula to ensure skin is squeaky clean and rid of excess oil as well as any sunscreen residue that can clog pores.

Our top pick, Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, will keep your complexion clean and refreshed without leaving skin feeling stripped.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum, Sephora Dubai

If our mother’s taught us anything in the beauty department it’s to always cleanse, tone and moisturise – and while you can now skip the middle step (toners can be overly-drying), a good moisturiser is key all year round.

Swap thick and heavy cream formulas for a lightweight but deeply penetrating serum packed with Hyaluronic Acid – the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum is a new favourite.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, Sephora Dubai

Whether you’ve got a few minutes spare in the morning or an evening free after work, take the time to treat your skin with a pampering mask. You’ll find a mask for every skin woe under the sun, be it resurfacing, rejuvenating or nourishing. But during the hotter months when skin can become congested, look for skin-clearing ingredients such as sulphur and salicylic acid.

We can vouch for the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment - this multi-tasking mud mask draws out dirt and fights breakouts while brightening and softening skin.

 

 
November 2016

HOME BODY: Décor Finds To Give Your Abode A Speedy Boost

Chic little buys to transform your living space


A beautifully decorated abode always makes for a welcoming atmosphere after a long day out.

Take the time to invest in your space and pick up pieces to reflect your lifestyle and interests, whether that’s through ornaments, furnishings or books and photographs.

The shopping malls in the Middle East are brimming with interior shops, from luxurious décor stores such as The One, Villeroy & Boch and Harvey Nichols Dubai, to more purse-friendly buys found in Zara Home, Crate & Barrel Dubai and Home Centre.

Scroll down below where we share our top three buys to elevate any room in a flash.
White bedspread, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat
We spend more time in our bedrooms than anywhere else at home, so we say make it a little extra special with a few finishing touches, such as this luxurious white fluffy bedspread - a cosy addition for the cooler months ahead.  

Décor tip: Most of us sleep better in clutter-free rooms, with simple and soothing colour palettes. So opt for natural shades of whites and light greys or taupe. You can always add interest with different textures, fabrics and prints.

Marble cheese board, Dhs89, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

A sleek cheese board is a guaranteed way to impress visiting guests. Load up this stylish marble board with a few of your favourite gourmet treats and garnishes.

Wire baskets, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

We’ll admit to having our fair share of untidy corners at home. No matter how hard we try, clutter just seems to accumulate  - especially when it comes to children’s toys. Help keep any odd-ends from messing up your space with stylish baskets and boxes.

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com    
 
BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com    

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com    
www.citycentrequrum.com    

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com    
www.citycentremaadi.com    

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com
 

 
October 2016

The Best Offers in Dubai at The Top 3 Events

Getting a good offer on a product that you want is so satisfying. In the shoppers' paradise that Dubai is, you can bet every second that there is a sale going on somewhere.

But there are special times in the year when the stores here unleash a deluge of offers on a variety of products. Offer-hunters pay attention – here are the events you must check out if you want to grab the best deals while shopping in Dubai.

Dubai Summer Surprises (July-August)
Don't let the scorching heat stop you from enjoying some well-deserved retail therapy. Dubai Summer Surprises encourages you to "own the summer" with an incredible line-up of events, activities, entertainment and offers at the best shopping malls in Dubai. City Centre Deira has some particularly sweet deals on perfumes, jewellery, watches, fashion, footwear, gifts, and cosmetics, with sales going up to 70% off.

Back to School (August-September)
Students and parents can shop for school supplies at City Centre Deira, including books, electronics, stationery and school outfits, and get great discounts up to 75% off. This initiative by Majid Al Futtaim also combines a bunch of exciting promotions including the chance to win AED 50,000 in scholarships, an array of contests and exhibitions, and charity campaigns that encourage students to contribute items to other kids in their community.

Dubai Shopping Festival (December-January)
This one is a no-brainer – one of the world’s biggest shopping extravaganzas, hosted by one of the world's biggest shopping hubs. Brace yourself for mega discounts, raffles, lucky draws, heritage and concert events, dazzling entertainment shows, and fun activities for young and old alike. These events will unfurl at various locations and times, allowing shoppers to take advantage of an incredible experience and thoroughly enjoy the beauty of Dubai.

 
October 2016

Welcome to The City of Gold

Jewellery possesses the unique ability to preserve value, even through generations. Precious pieces of jewellery items are often handed down from one generation to the next as family heirlooms.  

Dubai has a reputation as one of the most exciting jewellery destinations in the world.  The sheer number and variety on offer can be mind-boggling at times. If you are in Dubai and find yourself overwhelmed; don’t worry, we’ve reviewed some of the major jewellery stores in the city to help you out.

Al Masroor Jewellers
Al Masroor Jewellers at City Centre Deira have exalted jewellery-making into an art form. The brand marries exceptional skill and expertise with a unique dedication to craft. Al Masroor’s creations are in keeping with the latest trends in jewellery design and built to meet the highest modern quality standards.

Pure Gold Jewellers
As the name suggests, the store lays great emphasis on the quality and purity of its creations. Pure Gold Jewellers, at City Centre Deira, is spread over an area of 2,000 square-feet and houses expansive gold, diamond, pearl and precious stone jewellery sections. It offers its products under a range of collections and brands like Solitaire, Bridal, Eternity, Trillium and more.

ARY Jewellers
Located at City Centre Deira, ARY Jewellers is responsible for the introduction of some of the most beautiful and stylish jewellery design trends in the market. Widely loved and respected by customers across the Middle East and South Asia, the brand offers its exquisite and trendy creations at remarkably affordable rates.

Malabar Gold and Diamonds
Malabar Gold and Diamonds draws on an expertise that spans decades. The brand is well-known for its unique amalgamation of classic and contemporary designs and a wide range of products that cater to all age groups. Malabar Gold and Diamonds is one of the most trusted jewellery brands in India and the Middle East. It preserves this trust by maintaining the highest possible quality standards in the market, through certifications from various international agencies.

Damas Jewellery
Damas Jewellery, at City Centre Deira, showcases a wide range of stylish jewellery collections. Defined by their elegant extravagance, the products are offered under a large array of brands and collections, that cater to separate audiences and feature individual styles and design themes that are reputed to be some of the most innovative in the market. Damas is well known for its affordable prices and friendly customer service.

Frey Wille
Frey Wille is an innovative jewellery brand that’s known especially for its unique enamel-based manufacturing technique. Frey Wille’s designs are said to be inspired by emotions and feelings, and make efforts to materialize these into tangible forms. Founded in 1951, Frey Wille’s unorthodox style has stood the test of time, blossoming into a separate segment unto itself. Even today, its designs reveal an endeavour to preserve the artistry and innovation that has come to define the brand. Visit Frey Wille at City Centre Deira.

For the discerning jewellery-shopper, Dubai offers much more in terms of choices. Some of the other major jewellery stores in the city are Al Zain Jewellery, Pandora, Farah, Al Futtaim Watches &Jewellery, Jewel Corner, Three Star Diamond, Three Star Jewellery, and Viva Jewels.

 
October 2016

A Fashion Blogger's Guide to the New Season

Born and raised in Dubai, Zahra Lyla is one of the region’s most loved fashion bloggers.

The graphic designer turned fashion content creator behind website justlyla.com has garnered a loyal following on social media platforms since launching her blog seven years ago.

The IT girl can often be found combing the shops at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. “It’s my one-stop destination for everything I might need (or want!), from high-street fashion at Zara, to high-end labels such as Gucci and Burberry,” Zara told us. “I love the location as it has everything under one roof and isn't too big a mall that you can't navigate and walk around it easily.”

Zahra also visits Mall of the Emirates for a spot of pampering. “As well as fabulous fashion stores, MoE also has my favourite beauty brands – I shop at Sephora Dubai and go to get pampered at the new TNS location,” she revealed.

Here, Zahra shares her top new season picks from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

Jumper, H&M, 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 Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

“What is better than a cosy grey knitted sweater? One with ruffles of course. Two of my favorite things in one piece! I would pair this H&M sweater with my trusty boyfriend jeans for a casual day look.”

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

“Floral prints are all the rage this season so I just have to have this Zara dress in my wardrobe. I will keep it casual with a pair of sneakers during the day or dress it up with my highest pair of heels.”

Shoes, Alameda Turquesa at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

“How can a girl say no to pompoms on her feet? These Alameda Turquesa flats are going to be my wardrobe staple this season.”

Sequin top, KOCHÉ at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

“I am a total magpie, so this sequin top by Koché is calling out my name. Paired with some skinny jeans and strappy heels and I am ready for a night out with my girls.”

Visit Zahra’s blog http://www.justlyla.com/ and follow her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/zahralyla/

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
August 2016

The Great Outdoors - Décor Buys In Dubai

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    With the cooler months on the horizon, it’s high time to overhaul your backyard. After many months of retreating to the air conditioning and neglecting our gardens, we’re looking to spruce up our outdoor space with a few new décor purchases.

    The shopping malls in the Middle East are filled places to pick up homewares, from high-end interior stores such as The One, Villeroy & Boch and Harvey Nichols Dubai, to more affordable spots including Zara Home, Crate & Barrel Dubai and Home Centre.

    We’ve scoured all of shops to source the most stylish pieces to buy now.

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    Artificial tree, Marina Home Interiors, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif
    Even the most eager green-thumbed friends wouldn’t know this orange tree was a faux.

    Décor tip: If you’re not one for gardening look out for fake plants and trees instead – Artificial greenery is a lot less upkeep than the real thing and won’t malt leaves all over your patio. You can always add small succulents and cactuses into the mix, both of which require little care or watering.

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    Outdoor pillows, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif
    Pair bright bohemian prints with block colour cushions on outdoor chairs and sofas.

    Décor tip: Colourful cushions and printed rugs are an easy way to add instant life to a compact balcony or terrace. To keep the look cohesive, stick to a colour scheme but mix it up with a selection of different textures and patterns.

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    Metal lanterns, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

    Décor tip: Load up on Arabesque lanterns in a mishmash of metals such as bronze and burnished silver. We advise buying battery candles as opposed to the real thing - they last longer, don’t make a waxy mess and won’t blow out in the breeze.


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
June 2016

The Art of Entertaining

The key elements to a successful dinner party can be broken down into four essential categories; food, lighting, music and the all-important seating plan.

Once you have the menu mastered, candles lit, playlist spinning and place cards arranged, it’s on to the table setting.

The most beautiful tablescapes are often the simplest. So ditch the over-the-top candelabras, mish-mash of ornaments and towering flowers (which can distract and obstruct guests’ view during conversation) and follow our insider guide to creating a memorable bash below. 

The shopping malls in the Middle East are filled with décor havens, from luxurious interior stores such as The One, Villeroy & Boch and Harvey Nichols Dubai, to more affordable buys found in Zara Home, Crate & Barrel Dubai and Home Centre. 

When browsing the shops be sure to keep a colour-theme or style in mind to avoid your space looking cluttered. For example, do you want a blue and white nautical look, a dramatic monochrome palette or perhaps a relaxed bohemian theme running throughout? Make up your mind and stick to your vision.

 

Scroll down to discover a few of our favourite finds in store now…

Marble bread plate, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

Navy and white printed dinnerware, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Décor tip: Serving dishes and plates are an easy area to inject a little colour and personality into your table. Invest in good quality china that will stand the test of time, and look for porcelain collections with classic prints such as Chinoiserie or Ikat.

Glass pitcher, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

Décor tip: Pretty pitchers and sleek carafes make for a much more elegant table. Decant water, grape and juices into glass dispenses for guests to help themselves.

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

 

UAE

www.malloftheemirates.com

www.citycentresharjah.com

www.citycentreajman.com

www.citycentrefujairah.com

www.citycentredeira.com

www.citycentremirdif.com

www.citycentremeaisem.com

www.citycentreshindagha.com          

 

BAHRAIN

www.citycentrebahrain.com           

 

OMAN

www.citycentremuscat.com       

www.citycentrequrum.com              

 

EGYPT

www.citycentrealexandria.com          

www.citycentremaadi.com                 

 

LEBANON

www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 

 
April 2016

Best of kids wear

Every mother puts in a great amount of effort in making sure that her children receive the best. Even when it comes to fashion, a mother takes active part in making the perfect choice for her little ones.  

Find out all about children’s fashion in Dubai and what’s popular in kids’ fashion stores.

Adams Kids Dubai

When you are on the lookout for something durable and attractive, Adams Kids Dubai at City Centre Deira is the place to shop. One of the biggest players in kids’ fashion today, Adams Kids currently owns more than 200 stores all over the world. From infants to school-going children, Adams Kids offers a wide range of collection that promises quality. A true specialist in children's fashion, Adams Dubai has everything you need to have your kids step out in style.

Carter’s Dubai

If attention to detail is important to you, Carter’s is the brand to choose for your little ones. Their Handi-Cuff mitten sleeves are made to protect your baby against self-scratching and their Jiffon neck designs ensure easy outfit changes. Carter’s Dubai at City Centre Deira is not just about colourful prints and cute characters; it also stands for care and comfort.

OshKosh B'Gosh

OshKosh B'Gosh, the iconic American brand at City Centre Deira, brings you smart and casual kids’ wear. Perfect for your fashion-forward kid, the brand brings in a good mix of prints and patterns. OshKosh B'Gosh stays true to its commitment towards quality, craftsmanship and reliability.

Tommy Hilfiger Dubai

The essence of American fashion, Tommy Hilfiger is all about class and elegance. The collection at Tommy Hilfiger Kids Dubai at City Centre Deira will change the way you look at children's fashion.

GAP Kids, Dubai

One thing that stands out at GAP clothing is individuality, which is also reflected in the GAP Kids collection. Let your kids take their first steps towards being a fashionishta at GAP Kids Dubai. Check out their store at City Centre Deira.

Mothercare Dubai

The kids wear collection at Mothercare Dubai with a wide range of choices for infants is a true delight to parents. A trusted friend of the new generation mother, Mothercare Dubai at the City Centre Deira is the preferred stop for all mothers of toddlers.

Zara Dubai

The Spanish fashion giant is in sync with the latest fashion trends, even when it comes to kids wear. A personal favourite among the shoppers of Dubai, Zara’s kids’ collection is just as delightful as its main clothing lines. Explore the fun side of shopping at the Zara store, City Centre Deira.

City Centre Deira also houses many other kids wear brands like BHS Kids, Debenhams, Gymboree, H&M, Mom & Me, New Look, NEXT, Okaidi, and River Woods Baby. Now you can add that pop of colour to your kids’ wardrobes with our guide to the best spots for kids’ clothes in Dubai.

 

 

 

 
April 2016

The perfect running shoes

Running is one of the simplest and most beneficial forms of exercise. Millions across the globe choose running as their daily dose of cardio. The first step is to find the perfect pair of running shoes. We take a look at some of the best sports shoe stores in Dubai to help you zero in on that one shoe that fits best.

Adidas

With a legacy that dates back 80 years, this German brand continues to delight runners, sportsmen and fitness enthusiasts all over the world. Adidas is constantly striving to add comfort to your morning jogs and marathons. Whether it is the new lightweight trainers, Adizero Boston Boost 6 or the sturdy Supernova Sequence Boost 8, Adidas has the perfect pair for shoes for you. Check out the broad range of products from this global leader in sports footwear at Adidas Dubai, located on Level 2 of City Centre Deira.

Puma

From the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, to the casual jogger, Puma is the ultimate go-to-brand for sportsmen. Its double emphasis on creativity, innovation and adaptability are traits that set it apart. Check out Puma Dubai at Level 2 of City Centre Deira for a spectacular range of collections that fuse fashion, lifestyle and sports.

Stadium Dubai

Picking out the right pair of sports shoes can be tricky. The number of brands in the market only add to your dilemma of choosing the right pair. Stadium Dubai at Level 2 of City Centre Deira brings together some of the best brands in the segment like Speedo, Umbro, Reebok, Adidas and many more under one single roof.

Sun & Sand Sports

With 100 different outlets spread across the GCC region, Sun & Sand Sports features more than 90 national and international brands. They have earned recognition as Middle East’s foremost retailer of quality sporting goods and accessories. Additionally, the high standard of customer service it offers has made Sun & Sand Sports one of the most trusted sports retail brands. Check out the wide range of collections offered at Sun & Sand Sports Dubai, located at Level 1 of City Centre Deira.

Pairs

Pairs’ stores are well known for their special focus on sports and running shoes. Offering sleek and stylish designs, their collections bring you choices from a host of different sports shoe brands. From amateurs to professionals, Pairs never fails to cater to its consumers’ needs when it comes to running shoes. Made available to you at extremely affordable prices, Pairs store on Level 1 of City Centre Deira is a must visit.

Now that you know where to grab the best deals in Dubai, get shopping and explore your options!

 
April 2016

Put your best foot forward

The right pair of shoes can make a huge difference and complete your attire. If Italy is where the best of them take shape, Dubai is where they come to fulfil their fashion destinies.

Read on for a list of the best stores for shoe shopping in Dubai.

Charles & Keith Dubai

One of the largest ladies’ footwear and accessories brands in the world today, Charles & Keith has created waves with its innovative designs. Right from the time it began as a tiny store in Singapore, this brand is known to offer quality and value to shoe lovers. With products reflecting a taste for vibrant, versatile fashion, their collections never fail to impress. Check out Charles & Keith Dubai at Level 1 of City Centre Deira.

Aigner Dubai

A German brand with an Italian soul, Aigner’s collections deliver a combination of artistic designs and perfect craftsmanship. Grab a pair or two from Aigner Dubai, located at Level 2 of City Centre Deira, and add a touch of finesse to your wardrobe.

Shoe Mart Dubai

If you’re the type who goes out to buy bellies and gets back home with a pair of boots, Shoe Mart is the ultimate place for you. Here, you’ll find a huge variety of shoes that promises to cater to your taste in shoes. And options are always a good thing when it comes to shopping for shoes. Head over to Shoe Mart, located at the ground floor of City Centre Deira for a great shoe shopping experience.

Fred Perry

Founded by the tennis legend Fred Perry, the brand has a history in creating innovative, comfortable and sleek footwear. If you’re particularly looking for sneakers or canvas shoes, Fred Perry Dubai is the place to go. They also offer you great choices in accessories and outerwear for both men and women. Walk into their store on Level 2 at City Centre Deria and find the perfect pair of shoes.

Massimo Dutti Dubai

A sister concern of the world famous brand Zara, Massimo Dutti Dubai is all about classy and elegant foot wear. With an enormous collection that carries everything from contemporary urban to stylish casual wear, Massimo Dutti’s shoes are the ultimate show stealers. Check them out at Level 2 of City Centre Deira.

Steve Madden

The legendary Steve Madden is one of America’s most popular shoe designers. His innovative vision, caters to young, fashion forward women. This brand has earned a good spot in the International fashion scene today. Check out their much talked about collections at Steve Madden Dubai, located at Level 1 of City Centre Deira.

City Centre Deira has several other stores offering the best of footwear like Aldo, Birkenstock, Call It Spring, CAT, Clarks, Dumond, Ecco, FFC New York, Havaianas, Nine West, Pablosky, Pairs, and Nike Men's. Check them out this weekend.

Now that you have everything you need to find that perfect fit, go ahead and put your best foot forward. It’s time for shoe shopping!

 
April 2016

Jewellery Shopping in Dubai

When in Dubai, all that glitters is often gold. Dubai is well-known for its fine quality jewellery and the line-up of choices can be overwhelming at times. We’re here to help you pick out the best jewellers in Dubai. Whether you love intricate designs or simple patterns, be sure that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the list we have put together for you.

Frey Wille

You rarely come across art that is wearable. When you are on the lookout for a piece of jewellery that reflects your love for art, Frey Wille is where you should be. The enamel techniques at Frey Wille transform art into beautiful jewellery and truly live up to your expectations. Dedicated to crafting jewels that celebrate eminent artists, Frey Wille has a reputation in pleasing jewellery lovers across the globe. Discover the magic of fire enamel jewellery in Dubai when you visit the Frey Wille store at City Centre Deira.

Pandora

Designed to complement the modern day woman, Pandora's feminine collections are made from high quality materials, and yet affordable. Charm bracelets are in popular demand and Pandora gives customers the option to have designs custom made to your liking. They also have a good variety of necklaces, rings, earrings and pendants. Handcrafted with diamonds and other precious gemstones, Pandora's collections are both contemporary and tasteful. Pure pieces of wonder, crafted in silver and gold, Pandora Dubai’s collections are certainly worth a try if you are on the lookout for modern jewellery designs.

Damas

Each and every piece of jewellery at Damas speaks volumes through its craftsmanship and intricate designs. The collections here are carefully put together, keeping in mind a sense of style and simplicity. Walk into Damas Dubai at City Centre Deira to take a look at their stunning collections.

Viva Jewels

For women who prefer clean cuts over flashy designs, Viva’s collection of jewellery is a popular choice for every occasion, Viva Jewels’ collection ranges from work wear to party wear.

Al Futtaim Jewellery
Check out the stunning range of Tanzanite and Diamond Jewellery at Al Futtaim Watches & Jewellery. Located at City Centre Deira, the store carries internationally acclaimed brands like Bright Sparks, Suheila Collection, Vena Amoris, Minato Pearls in addition to their own in-house designer brand called Promise.

Malabar Gold and Diamonds

Malabar Gold and Diamonds takes the art of fine jewellery making to the next level. This prestigious brand from India showcases superior craftsmanship and quality in all its products. The Malabar Gold showroom at City Centre Deira also has some of the finest Indian bridal jewellery collections.

A day of jewellery shopping at the best jewellers in Dubai like Al Masroor Jewellers, Al Zain Jewellery, ARY Jewellers, Farah, Jewel Corner, Pure Gold Jewellers, Three Star Diamond, Three Star Jewellery, Viva Jewels will be one of the main highlights of your stay.

 

 
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