Select Trends Category
March 2020

5 Healthy Things to Do Every Day While Staying At Home

How to stay on track when you’re social distancing?

A mother & daughter practicing yoga at home


There are easy ways to keep you and your family in tip-top health


You’re not alone if you’re finding it slightly tricky to spend so much more time at home. But in a world that rarely stops still, perhaps we can all take comfort in the homes we’ve worked hard to create. From mood-boosting décor details to home exercise sessions, take a look below where you’ll find our top advice to making it work for you.

Clean Slate 

At home, hygiene is of the utmost importance given the current situation, so first things first, give your living space a thorough spring clean. Now’s the time to scrub off those marks on the tiles and wipe off those bugging marks on the wall. 

Make a mini checklist of daily cleaning tasks to carry out each day and allocate specific jobs to the rest of the family – if anything, it’ll give them something to do for an hour or so!

Little Luxuries 

A scented candle sits in front of a vase of flowers

It’s all in the details – scented candles go a long way to setting a happy vibe in your home 


As we’re all spending more time at home than usual, make it somewhere you want to be by creating an environment that makes you happy. Chillout music, scented candles or a bowl of colourful fruit to snack on throughout the day will help do the trick.

It sounds simple, but surrounding yourself with things that bring you joy indeed can have a positive effect on your mood and outlook. 

Set a Routine

Red flowers beside a laptop, mug and book

Create a work station with plenty of light

While it’s tempting to sleep in late, shuffling from your bed to the sofa and spending the entire day wearing your pyjamas, setting a more structured daily routine will make your time at home way more productive. 

If you’re working from home at the moment, create your workstation on a table or hard surface – try not to sit on your sofa or bed.

People who regularly work from home will agree that it’s essential to strike a balance between work and chill time, so pick an area that gets lots of light and pull up a chair with plenty of back support. Make sure you clear away laptops, papers and work tools once you’ve finished for the day to feel fully off-duty.

Supercharged Smoothies

 Strawberry smoothies garnished with berries

Healthy smoothies are a great start to the day

Maintaining a healthy diet is vital right now, and chances are you’ve already stocked up more groceries than usual. If you’ve got an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies, don’t let them go off – instead, give them a good wash, chop up and pop in the freezer to pull out as you need. 

We find that frozen fruit works better in a smoothie, so blend up as many colours of the rainbow as possible to give you and your family a nutritious start to the day. 

Living Room Workout 

Yoga teacher filming an online live yoga class

Check out Dubai-based instructor @jivamuktiwithdina’s live yoga classes – all of which can be streamed on Zoom 


Are you missing your yoga class or PT session? Scroll through YouTube where you’ll find a never-ending stream of brilliant at-home exercise sessions to try instead, or reach out to your local gym and ask if any of their trainers are doing online or video sessions – they’ll appreciate the support.

February 2020

Pampering Bath time treats to Make You Feel like You’re In a Spa

The best-scented candles, salts and bubbles for your bath.


Bath salts and lit candles surround a bath


Our favourite bath time essentials for your next night in


If you only manage to spare one hour for yourself this week, we say spend it in a warm bubble bath surrounded by lots of beauty treats and scented candles. 

While quick convenient showers certainly have their place in our getting-ready routine, there’s something to be said for luxuriating in a sudsy tub surrounded by flickering candles and chilled tunes. 

To help you create the ultimate ‘me time’ setting we’ve sourced the most decadent bath time buys – even strictly shower types will love them! Take a look below to shop now…


Aromatherapy Love Rose & Vanilla Bath Fizzy by Bath & Body Works, available at City Centre Deira


Aromatherapy Love Rose & Vanilla Bath Fizzy, AED25, Bath & Body Works, visit City Centre Deira


No blissful bath is truly complete without plenty of whipped bubbles. Once in the water, this fun rose and vanilla scented bath ball fizzes away to release fragrant foam and turn your bath water pink. It’s also made with shea that will soften your skin while you soak.


Jasmine scented candle jar by Home Centre, available at City Centre Deira


Jasmine Florissimo candle jar, AED35, Home Centre, visit City Centre Deira


Beautifully scented candles can cost a small fortune so stop by Home Centre where you’ll find a generous selection of affordable jars, pots and tea candles that smell just as good as pricey department store versions. Our top pick goes to this floral jasmine candle, which comes in a huge glass jar that you can rinse out and reuse once all the wax has melted.


Aromatherapy Stress Relief Bath Soak by Bath & Body Works, available at City Centre Deira


Aromatherapy Stress Relief Bath Soak, AED65, Bath & Body Works, visit City Centre Deira


A scoop of bath salts under warm running water will instantly add to the relaxing ambience. Bath & Body Works’ stress reliving scented salts come infused with eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils to instantly soothe and uplift a busy mind.


June 2019

These New Products Make Staying Safe in the Sun a Breeze

Say goodbye to sunburn this summer.

Smiling woman wearing a straw hat on the beach

The best sunblock to use all year round 


Gone are the days when we slathered oil over every inch of skin in the quest for a deep tan – thankfully, we’re more educated on the damage caused by overexposure to the sun.

In addition to the risks of burning, melanoma and other severe health risks, studies listed by the Skin Cancer Foundation reveal that an estimated 90% of skin ageing is caused by the sun. People who use SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen daily show 24% less skin ageing than those who do not apply protection every day.

Forget negative notions of pore-clogging SPF products of the past as the new wave of sunscreens are grease-free. 

Here are the tried-and-true sunscreens we swear by for protecting our skin all year round.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sunscreen at Boots Pharmacy, available at City Centres

Boots Pharmacy, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF is continuously ranked the No.1 sunscreens in the world for a good reason. The best-selling range of sunscreen offers high protection and is available in a variety of different formulas to suit all skin types, including a dry-touch gel, spray, fluid, and even a tinted BB cream, to give you a sheer wash of coverage.  

Skincare tip: Think you’re in clear by living in a cold country? Dermatologists advise wearing SPF in every climate and season, even in the winter or if you’re staying indoors as UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and windows.

Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh sunscreen spray from Carrefour Supermarket at City Centres

Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh SPF 30 Mist, Carrefour Supermarket, 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 


Nothing beats a mist for quickly coating every part of your body, especially those hard to reach but prone to burning areas. Nivea Sun’s Protect & Refresh SPF 30 spray is not only fast absorbing and water resistant but comes infused with vitamin E to nourish your skin. 

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel sunscreen lotion SPF 15 by Sephora, at City Centres

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion SPF 15, Sephora, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain


This lightweight SPF 15 lotion is the perfect pre-makeup base and comes packed with powerful natural ingredients to hydrate and plump up your skin instantly. 

Skincare tip:
Always check the expiry date of your sunscreen, and all of your other beauty products while you’re at it, to ensure the effectiveness of what you’re applying. 

June 2019

How to Bring a Little Moroccan Chic into Your Own Home

These décor buys will give your home major Marrakesh vibes.

Planters and cushions in a tranquil Moroccan Riad

Décor fans will adore these Moroccan interior design finds 


Anyone lucky enough to have experienced the wonders of Morocco will know just how many treasures lie among the famous souks, where bustling maze-like alleys are overflowing with Berber rugs, leather pouffes, silver lattice lanterns and hand-woven wicker baskets – we can understand why Dior chose this magical city as the backdrop to host its recent Cruise catwalk show. 

Can’t hop on a flight there this summer? Fear not, as our personal shopping team have sourced the most stylish interior pieces worthy of a Moroccan Riad, all available to shop now at your nearest mall.

Embellished lantern by Home Centre at Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Embellished lantern, Home Centre, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


This lattice-cut lantern will add a cosy element to any corner of your home.

Turquoise printed pillow by H&M Home at City Centres

Turquoise printed pillow, H&M Home, visit City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut

Printed outdoor pouffes by Crate & Barrel at City Centre Mirdif

Outdoor Moroccan pouffes, Crate & Barrel, visit City Centre Mirdif

Colourful straw baskets by Zara Home at Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Colourful straw baskets, Zara Home, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and Mall of Egypt


These rustic chic raffia baskets are a convenient solution for storing children’s toys or hiding the mess.  

Scented candles by H&M Home at City Centres

Scented candles, H&M Home, visit City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut


June 2019

How to Give Yourself a Professional Manicure At Home

Tips to achieving perfectly groomed nails without a trip to the salon.

How to paint your nails at home

How to paint your nails at home 


While we salute all those who never miss a weekly manicure appointment, if time is tight or you fancy saving a few pennies by cutting back on beauty appointments, we say take a hands-on approach and get the job done yourself.  

Here are some insider tricks of the trade on how to give yourself a pro manicure at home in just five easy-to-follow steps. 

Shop The Top Manicure Tools 

Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover from Carrefour, available at City Centres

Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover, Carrefour Supermarket, 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 

Nail file by Sephora at City Centres

Nail file, Sephora, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish at Boots Pharmacy, available at City Centres

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish, visit Boots Pharmacy, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


The Easy Steps to Achieving the Perfect At-Home Manicure 

Step 1 

Prep with a moisturising and smoothing hand scrub – we like to make our own by mixing brown sugar with honey and creamy organic yoghurt. To reap the full benefits, massage the scrub over hands in circular motions and leave on like a mask for five minutes before rinsing. 

Step 2

For instantly groomed cuticles, pros vouch for Sally Hanson’s Instant Cuticle Remover. Squeeze over your nail bed area and after 15 seconds gently push back cuticles with a manicure stick wrapped in cotton.

Step 3

Pointy, oval, square, round, and soft corners. There are plenty of nail shape options. Whichever style you lean towards, make sure you file in one direction and finish with an elastic buffer to get rid of any spikey edges that may snag. 

Top tip: If your favourite colour has gone gloopy, add a few drops of nail polish remover to the bottle to thin out the lacquer and make it easier to apply. 

Step 4

Mastering the perfect polish job requires a steady hand and a hard surface to lean on. 
First up, always apply a base coat to protect against yellowing, or try one of the newer gel colour formulas that require no pre-step. Follow with two coats of colour and a glossy topcoat, ensuring each layer is as thin as possible – this will dry quicker and ensure you don’t have any air bubbles on your nails. 

Step 5

Neaten any edges or mishaps with a cotton bud dipped in polish remover and finish off with a quick-dry spray, or dip your nails in a bowl of ice-cold water to further help the polish dry faster and protect from smudging. 

May 2019

The 'Colour of Mother’s Day’ is an inviting floral pink whose kind-hearted nature suggests a loving touch.

Honouring the women whose unending love and devotion we cherish, City Centre shopping Malls in the Middle East have collaborated with the Pantone Color Institute to introduce “The Colour of Mother’s Day”, an inviting floral pink shade that suggests a loving touch. Like colour, there are many shades to motherhood, and capturing feelings of sweetness and tender affection, the Colour of Mother’s Day is infused with nurturing warmth and compassion. 

Colour is a powerful tool that can communicate feelings, moods and physiological reactions. Experts at the Pantone Color Institute™ defined the stories shared by City Centre customers into five colours spanning green, yellow, red, pink and blue color families. Green represents the protective nature of mothers, while yellow alludes to their optimistic outlook towards life and for their children. Pink captures their compassionate and nurturing side and red focuses on their passion and empowerment drive. At the same time, they are always calm and patient, which is represented by the colour blue. 

With the help of customers’ stories about their mothers and emotional cues, a public vote was cast amongst City Centre shoppers, and one colour emerged as the one that strongly represents mothers, making it a signature hue that will instantly evoke all those feelings, and symbolize motherhood.

Mother's Day Colour

May 2019

Our Beauty Insider Just Revealed How to Fake a Believable Tan

Get the lowdown on how to look like a golden goddess this summer.

The top self-tan tips to getting a golden glow like Margot Robbie

How to fake tan and the best self-tanners to buy now 


Our resident tan enthusiast Gemma Colhaught gives her insider’s guide on how to master fake bake like a pro.

I have my mother’s British side of the family to thank for my freckly, pasty and prone to burning skin tone. Okay, let’s call it ‘English rose’ to be more polite. 
I’ve been hitting the tanning bottle for well over 15 years now and to be completely honest with you; there have been a fair few mishaps along the way – think tangerine-tinged eyebrows and knees that looked as though I’d knelt in the mud. Neither the desired effect I was hoping for at the time, but beauty blunders that taught me the hard way of how to expertly fake a sun-kissed tan. 
I’m all for embracing your natural skin colour. I encourage it –think of the time you’ll save. However, if like me you think you look slightly healthier and plan on hitting the pool this weekend, follow my lead to achieving a flawless, and most importantly, safe tan from the comfort of your bathroom. 

The Prep

Body scrub gloves by The Body Shop, at Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Body scrub gloves, The Body Shop, visit 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, City Centre Beirut and Mall of Egypt 


Think of exfoliating before fake tanning like sanding a wall before painting – it’s vital for getting that super smooth finish. 
Take a long hot bath or shower to soften your pores before scrubbing down. Most grainy exfoliating scrubs tend to have oils in the formula, so steer well clear as any residue left on your skin will affect the tan’s adherence. 
Instead, I can vouch for suitable scrubbing gloves with a dollop of creamy body wash. It will get the job done quicker, and you’ll be left with squeaky-clean skin. Finish with a slightly brutal hit of cold water in the shower to help close your pores. 

The Smoother

Origins Oil-Free Lotion from Sephora, at City Centres

Origins Oil-Free Lotion, Sephora, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain


Next, you’ll want to apply just a tiny amount of non-oil-based body lotion to any dry areas, which for me tends to be my knees, elbows, underarms and ankles. I also advise adding a slick of cream to the soles of your feet to avoid looking like you’ve stepped in turmeric. 

The Tan

St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse from Boots, at City Centres

St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, Boots Pharmacy, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

To avoid the dreaded tell-tale streaks that can occur with fake tan, I recommend using a tanning mitt and sweeping over your limbs in circular motions till blended – do so with a light touch, you can always add later. 
Be especially careful with your feet. Do these and your hands last and gently rub over whatever product is leftover on the mitt.
If you want a hint of colour on your face, opt for a product especially formulated for this area. I love the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster –add a few drops to your normal serum or moisture, and remember to blend down your neck. 
Fake tans now come in all formulas, but my favourite is a mousse as it tends to dry the quickest. For a more subtle and buildable bronze, try a gradual tan that you can apply every day as you would a regular body moisturiser.

Quick Tricks Of The Trade

If you have fair or blonde brows, make sure that you run over with dampened cotton buds to remove excess product and avoid staining.

Always blend lightly in-between your toes and fingers as any white patches will be a giveaway.

Whatever your favoured de-fuzzing method, do all hair removal the day before at-home tanning for the best results. 

Sweating or applying deodorant can cause your tan to go streaky or patchy – remember to turn on your AC and wear dark PJs, so you don’t ruin your white bed sheets. 

January 2019

Meet the Most Stylish Mummy Influencers in the UAE

The most fashionable mums to follow in Dubai

The most fashionable mums to follow in Dubai 


These multi-tasking mums are just a few of our favourite woman to follow for parenting tips, funny anecdotes and style inspiration. Scroll below to see who made a list and how to get their fashion-forward look on a budget.


Jade Chiltern
@jadestyledirector and @amamalessordinary


Jade Chiltern on Instagram

Jade Chiltern on Instagram


Fashion editor Jade Chiltern started her Instagram account “A Mama Less Ordinary” on the back of her fortnightly column. The Brit-born Dubai expat describes the colourful photo homage as “an insightful journey as she wings her way through motherhood, minus the mumsy”.

A peek into life as a mother in Dubai, from weaning to dressing up her daughter in fabulous fashions while keeping it real at the same time, the self-titled ‘Mama-in-Chief’s’ account is a must-follow for all.

Kat Lebrasse

Kat Lebrasse on Instagram

Kat Lebrasse on Instagram


One of the region’s longest-standing and most successful bloggers, Kat Lebrasse’s legion of Insta-followers cannot get enough of her every stylish step. The Dubai-based Aussie is now a mother to two tiny tots, Freddie and Poppy, both of whom also have their own adorable mini Insta accounts – each run by mum, of course.

Through her social media channels and website, Kat regularly gives audiences a dip inside her world, covering everything from outfit ideas to restaurant recommendations, fashion parties and exercise classes, along with the top things to do in Dubai with young kiddies.

Stylish Mummy Shopping Picks:

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


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


Always strapped for time? This bold striped blazer will quickly smarten up an outfit.

Green dress by Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

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


This wear-anywhere frock wins on all fashion fronts thanks to the modest silhouette and stomach-flattering wrap detail. 

November 2018

Fitness 101: Your Top 3 Fitness Questions Answered

How to fit exercise into a busy schedule, build upper body strength and tone your tummy in a flash?

Fitness tricks and gym style

Tips and tricks to getting the most out of your workout 


You asked, and we answered. Here are easy-to-follow solutions to your most troublesome fitness queries.     

I work 12-hour days, sitting at a desk for most of that time. I’m too tired to go to the gym by the time I get home. How can I fit an effective workout into my day? 

Carving out time to exercise throughout a hectic working day is no easy feat, but if you’re serious about investing in your health and embarking on a regular get-fit regime, find a time that suits your schedule and one that you can stick to, no excuses. 

We find early mornings are often best. Aside from getting your workout out of the way first thing, it will boost your mood and energy levels for the day ahead. Reward yourself post-workout with a fresh smoothie or your favourite coffee – it’ll make getting out of bed easier if you know a treat is waiting. 

If you find yourself hitting the snooze button, try breaking up the workout into slots – a quick 20-minute jog in the morning or a power walk on your lunch break, followed by a yoga or pilates class in the evening to help you wind down from the day. 

Key buy: Sporty Separates 

Jacket by Isabel Marant Etoile at Boutique 1, at Mall of the Emirates

Jacket, AED1,625, Isabel Marant Etoile at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates 


I see different people doing variations of sit-ups and crunches in my gym. What works best for a flat stomach?

While most gyms usually offer some specialised machines for the abdominal area, the most effective tummy toning methods can be carried out with just a simple mat to help protect and cushion your back.

To firm up your abs and reduce belly fat (plus those pesky side parts), create your circuit that includes a range of sit-ups, crunches and planks, and 15 minutes of HIIT or high-intensity interval training. If you’re having trouble mastering the moves, take a look on YouTube for expert video tutorials on how to get the most out of the various positions – and remember to always fully engage your core for max impact. 

Stomach exercises can be notoriously sore, especially in the beginning, so create a mini playlist of empowering songs to get you through the circuit. 

Key buy: Exercise Mat 

Exercise mat by Nike Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Exercise mat, AED300, Nike Dubai at Go Sport, visit Mall of the Emirates 

I’m a runner and have completed a couple of marathons. But my upper strength is lacking. Any suggestions to help me build my upper strength without taking me away from the treadmill for too long?

The upper body is often overlooked for runners, but this area is crucial for improving your speed and endurance. Look to abdominal and back building exercises, such as push-ups or bench presses. 

If you’re hesitant to step off the treadmill, set the incline upwards and do a series of short vertical sprints to add intensity and target your upper body while still working your legs. To further tone your arms and shoulders, you can also carry out a few rounds of bicep curls and overhead presses with dumbbells while speed walking. 

Key buy: Running Trainers 

Trainers by Adidas Dubai at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Ultraboost Parley trainers, AED800, Adidas Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Maadi and Mall of Egypt 

October 2018

Inside A Fitness Influencer’s Workout Wardrobe

Our favourite fit girl reveals her key exercise buys and the six health rules she swears by

A Dubai fitness influencer reveals her top places to visit in Dubai

A top Dubai-based fitness influencer’s health tips


Looking for a hit of fitspiration? Add Dannielle Blaker (@gypsyfitdxb) to your Instagram feed straight away. Based in Dubai, this Canadian exercise enthusiast’s social media account is filled with action-packed snaps, motivational quotes and regular updates on her own fitness journey. 
When she is not running her own business or teaching yoga, Dannielle is first in line to try all the latest exercise crazes in town. “I regularly mix up my classes to make sure I don’t get bored, plus it keeps my muscles guessing,” she says. 
On her top places to visit in Dubai, the health pro lists Barry’s Bootcamp Marina, Orange Theory, Define Barre, and Vinyasa Yoga at Inspire as just a few of her current favourites. 
Here, Dannielle reveals the six health rules she lives by, along with her must-have clothing picks for working up a sweat in style. 

The most stylish gym wear to shop now

The most stylish gym wear to shop now


Dannielle’s Quick Tips To A Leading A Healthier Lifestyle 

1. I truly believe we are what we eat. Nourish your body and it will be happy. I follow an 80% vegetarian diet and avoid processed food. 

2. Practice self-care. If you work long hours or have a stressful job, make sure you get enough sleep and look after your body and mind. 

3. Manage your digital consumption. Check your emails or social media at set times of the day and then put it away so that you are not always looking at a screen. 

4. If, like me, you live in a sunny country, mole mapping is so important as it will help detect any signs of melanoma. 

5. Drinking water is key. I have made it a habit to drink a minimum of three litres a day. Every time I leave in my car I take two bottles with me and then drink more when I get home. I don’t buy plastic bottles and instead refill glass bottles from my kitchen. 

6. My friends laugh at me for taking up to 10 vitamins a day, but I truly believe in their properties and never forget to take them. I only buy high strength and good quality, such as Solgar. 

Shop Dannielle’s Fitness Essentials 

Trainers by Adidas, available at Mall of the Emirates, plus Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Trainers, Adidas, visit <Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Maadi and Mall of Egypt 


“I love the Adidas Parley trainers and the message behind them. They are made of recycled plastic from the ocean and I’m a huge supporter of the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ ethos. Adidas trainers are my favourite for running and I usually prefer solid neutral colours or white.”

Leggings by Lululemon, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Leggings, Lululemon, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif


“Lululemon leggings are so soft and breathable. I also love their colour palette – I have the Align Pant 28” in Vintage Grape and True Navy.”

Sports bra by Adidas, available at Mall of the Emirates, plus Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Sports bra, Adidas, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Maadi and Mall of Egypt 


“The Adidas Alphaskin Tech Sports Bra feels like a second skin and offers great support for running. I also love that the padding is sewn in so that the pads don’t come out in the washing machine.”


Article Source:

October 2018

Everyday Beauty Blunders Solved

Don’t fall foul to these common skincare mistakes

Beauty mistakes to avoid

Beauty mistakes to avoid


From neglecting your neck to applying SPF incorrectly and using out-of-date products, these are the biggest skincare mistakes to avoid. 

Never Neglect Your Neck
Skipping the neck and décolleté area is a skin sin that many of us make. Yet simply put, the skin on your neck is no different to that on your face. There is no need to invest in a specialised cream, just use your daily products (cleaner, toner, serums, moisturiser and SPF) on this area every single day. 

Beauty tip: When applying products to your neck, make sure you do so with upward motions towards your face to help lift before gently pressing into skin, and never drag down as this can cause sagging.

The Correct Way To Layer SPF
Whatever your morning skincare routine, be it a leisurely and meticulous ritual or more of a slap-dash approach, the order in which you apply each step makes a huge difference to how your products perform. 
Post cleanse and tone, pat on your everyday serum and then apply sun protection before your moisturiser – heavy creams can create a barrier that interferes with an SPF’s penetration and reduces the effectiveness of the protection. We recommend looking for a multi-tasking moisturiser already formulated with an SPF. 

Beauty tip: Brimming with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C serums offer a whole host of skin benefits (think brightening and anti-inflammatory), but the real skincare science gets to work when this active ingredient is paired with SPF. Vitamin C further enhances the function of sun protectors by slowing the rate of free radical damage to collagen, all while helping the skin to repair. We’ll take it by the litre please!  

Don’t Ignore Expiry Dates 
Take a good look at your skincare stash and carefully examine each product’s packaging – you should find a tiny symbol of an open jar and a number (usually placed on the bottom of pots or the back of bottles and tubes). This represents the amount of time in months that a product will be safe to use once opened. For example: 6M, 12M, 18M or 24M. 
Be especially diligent when it comes to acne, anti-aging, antioxidants or SPF, as all can lose their efficiency once expired – you may even notice a slight change in colour. 

Beauty tip: Never forget to look at the expiry dates on your make-up too, as it can reduce in quality and result in irritation due to a build-up of bacteria over time – particularly in mascaras, which beauty experts advise replacing every three to six months.

The Beauty Shop

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum at Boots Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Malls

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, visit Boots Pharmacy at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


The ultimate Vitamin C serum, this daily serum is packed with active ingredients to boost, brighten and help protect against sun damage when paired with an SPF. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lotion SPF25, available at Carrefour Dubai supermarket, at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt plus City Centres

Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield Hydrating Lotion SPF25, Carrefour Supermarket, visit 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 


A moisturiser and sun protector in one, this super lightweight formula melts into skin and comes packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Malls

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain


This mascara is a cult favourite thanks to its amazing lengthening and volumizing formula. 


Article Source:

September 2018

The Women’s Health Drive Taking Place across the Middle East

Take the test and help raise awareness for World Heart Day.

Free healthy heart tests for women in the MENA region

Free healthy heart tests for women in the MENA region

When it comes to women’s health – let’s get to the heart of the matter. It’s World Heart Day on September 29th, and we’re completely pumped up to take action with Feel the Beat – a campaign offering complimentary heart health tests for women throughout the region. 

Running throughout September across Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls within the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and Oman, Feel the Beat brings easy heart health checks directly to you. 

Feel the Beat aims to help women lead healthier lifestyles

Feel the Beat aims to help women lead healthier lifestyles

It’s vitally important to keep your ticker in tip-top condition. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths, making it the world’s number one killer? It’s a sobering thought, right?

Heart disease causes one in three female deaths each year, according to the World Heart Federation. While we know, we should, and strive to live healthier lives, 52% of women in the GCC are still concerned about being overweight and 33% percent worry about high-cholesterol – both risk factors for heart disease.

Let’s change that!

Put your health first with a heart test now

Put your health first with a heart test now  

Feel the Beat makes it easy to work a health check into your day. 

Throughout September pop by the Feel the Beat activations within Majid Al Futtaim malls where friendly and trusted medical professionals will be on hand to check your blood pressure, blood sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine your risk from heart disease. Doctors will also be on hand to discuss your cardiovascular results further if required.

Pledge to do more for your heart – and we’ll see you there, ladies!

If you want to know more about Feel the Beat by Majid Al Futtaim ask here

Receive a complimentary heart screening in the mall

Receive a complimentary heart screening in the mall

Article Source:

September 2018

Where to Go For Hair Removal in Dubai

The newest treatments offer better results with less pain.

Hair removal in the Dubai shopping malls

The best places for hair removal in Dubai 


We doubt we’re alone when it comes to dreading a waxing appointment. In whatever form you usually opt for, be is threading, epilating, waxing or sugaring, it can be fist-clenching sore yet a natural necessity for many of us when it comes to personal grooming. 

If permanent lasering isn’t an option or your hair is too fair (it tends to work best on darker pigments), read on as we uncover the new waxing treatments promising less pain and better results – now available at two of the leading salons in Dubai. 

Where to go for waxing in Dubai

We reveal where to go for waxing in Dubai


The Nail Spa

The Nail Spa in Dubai

The Nail Spa in Dubai


iPads loaded with all the latest fashion and gossip magazines, chic design-driven interiors, warm lavender scented neck pillows and a refreshments menu – no wonder The Nail Spa (TNS) is one of the UAE’s most-loved salons.

Aside from creating some of the most innovative nail art in the city, this chain of beauty salons also offer excellent hair removal treatments, all carried out by an army of highly trained therapists. 

The real winning point is that TNS uses a version of stripless wax that promises “less ouch” moments. The jasmine-scented hot wax is simply applied directly to the skin, allowed to cool and harden (takes just seconds) and whipped off in a flash to reveal super smooth and fuzz-free skin. 

The details: The Nail Spa is located in Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Deira

Sisters Beauty Lounge

Sisters Beauty Lounge in Dubai

Sisters Beauty Lounge in Dubai


Aside from housing some of the most luxurious private treatment rooms we’ve experienced in a salon, the therapists here are experts in their field and offer waxing and threading for almost every face and body part imaginable, including a full body wax that takes up to 90 minutes. 

Similar to The Nail Spa, Sisters uses Lycon wax, known to be slightly less painful and much more precise when it comes to leaving a smooth finish. Each treatment begins with a refreshing cleanser to rid the skin of oils, followed by the waxing and finished with a nourishing cream to calm any redness. 

The details: Sisters Beauty Lounge is located in Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif  

Article Source:

September 2018

The 3 Facemasks Beauty Editors Swear By

You need to try these standout skin boosters.

The best beauty facemasks to try tonight

The best facemasks to try tonight  


Battling with our teenage complexions years ago, we remember the days of slathering our faces with a thick green mud that promised to leave skin glowing after just one use. The outcome was often the opposite – an angry red rash and sore, raw pores. And don’t get us started on those skin-tearing blackhead strips that stuck to our noses like superglue! 

Thankfully, the skincare world has evolved since then, and while you can still find similar products on the market, we advise steering well clear. Instead, take a look below where we list the most innovative and industry-loved facemasks that deliver real results without harming your pores. 

Avène Cleanance Mask at Boots Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Avène Cleanance Mask, Boots Pharmacy at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


If months of humid summer temperatures have given you spotty skin reach for Avène’s Cleanance Mask ASAP. This weekly treatment helps to regulate sebum production (the oil glands that can lead to clogged pores) and smooth skin through a proven formula of gentle and effective exfoliating acids, including glycolic, lactic and salicylic, while the bonus of soft Kaolin clay works to absorb excess oil.  

Suitable for even sensitive skin types, the mask can be applied to the dry or damp skin and rubbed gently all over your face before rinsing after five minutes.  

Dr.Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover at Sephora Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Dr.Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

A sheet mask like no other, this smart skin treat comes in two parts: an ultra-hydrating serum (inside a little ampoule) and a blue rubber mask to then place over your face, which further helps the active ingredients to penetrate your skin deeply – just make sure to warn any guests before opening the door. 

Dr.Jart+ offers a variety of masks for different skin woes, but this moisturising formula is saving our post-summer parched pores thanks to the blend of botanical proteins, Vitamin C and rich minerals. 

Lancôme Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask at Paris Gallery, City Centres

Lancôme Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask at Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Fujairah and City Centre Bahrain

Infused with a long list of antioxidants, including cranberry, lemon balm and ginseng, this overnight mask sinks into the skin while you sleep – without leaving an oily film on your pillowcase. The lightweight formula brightens and nourishes a tired complexion so you can wake up to fresh skin. 


Article Source:

September 2018

3 Superfood Smoothie Recipes to Beat the Bloat

Say farewell to sluggish days with our round-up of energising blends.

Detox smoothie recipes to try at home

Detox smoothie recipes to try at home

September is here, which for many of us means it’s time to go back to school, again to work and get back on the health bandwagon after a summer break. 

One of the quickest routes to rebooting your healthy habits is to start your day with a nutrition-packed super juice. 

After many hours of taste testing, we’ve listed a few of our favourite recipes to help you get back on the right track. 

Scroll down below to start juicing today.

Green Machine  

The grande dame of smoothies, this vitamin-rich recipe is brimming with iron-loaded kale, cilantro to reduce inflammatory and a dose of vitamin C from the citrus.

2 small ice cubes 
1 cup of water 
3 small slices of fresh or frozen mango 
½ green apple
1 handful of kale leaves
¼ cup of fresh cilantro
1 lemon, squeezed
1 tablespoon of spirulina or wheatgrass powder 

Berry Blast

This healthy smoothie is filled with berries known for their high antioxidant and fibre properties. This is also an excellent option for kids who will love the sweet taste, especially if you add a spoonful of creamy bio yoghurt or honey to the mixture. 

2 small ice cubes
1 cup of virgin coconut water 
½ banana
1½ cups of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and acai)
1 tablespoon of chia and flax powder 
1 lime, squeezed

Ginger Kicks 

The ultimate morning pick-me-up, this energising blend contains anti-inflammatory turmeric, vitamin A rich and beta carotene-packed carrot and stomach-soothing ginger.

2 small ice cubes
1 cup of water 
½ green apple or pear 
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (to help boost the absorption of curcumin in turmeric)
1 cup of carrot, grated
½ fresh ginger, finely chopped 
1 lemon, squeezed


Roughly chop all ingredients, throw into a blender and whiz until the mixture turns to liquid – or keep a thicker consistency and pour into a bowl to be eaten with a spoon. If you have a juicer, press the ingredients through in batches, stir and drink straight away to get the full fresh benefits.  

The Essential Kitchen Tools To Shop Now 

Magic Bullet Nutri Bullet Pro at Sharaf DG, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Magic Bullet Nutri Bullet Pro, Sharaf DG, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt 


Braun Food Processor at Sharaf DG, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Braun Food Processor, Sharaf DG, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt 


Where To Buy The Freshest Ingredients  

Carrefour in Dubai is one of the best places to buy fresh produce

Carrefour in Dubai and across the Middle East is one of the best places to buy fresh produce

As one of the biggest supermarkets in the Middle East, you can’t beat Carrefour when it comes to selection – and competitive prices, we might add. They also offer a brilliant array of organic fruits and veggies, both local and sourced from abroad, amongst the fresh produce aisles. 

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

August 2018

You Need To Know These Skin-Saving Beauty Tips

Banish breakouts and get your glow on.

The expert guide to keeping your skin clear

The expert guide to keeping your skin clear


Anyone who has suffered from acne will know that it can dent your self-esteem. The dread and disappointment of waking up in the morning to see yet another angry, swollen mound is enough to make anyone want to sack off the day and hide under the covers. 

If you’re struggling with a skin woe (be it a one-off pimple or a more severe case of acne), don’t despair! Instead, concentrate on soothing your skin and improving the situation as best possible. 

While we’ve yet to come across just one magic cure-it-all product, we have found some brilliant beauty buys that will undoubtedly aid in healing current spots and helping to reduce future breakouts.

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel at Boots Pharmacy in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, Boots Pharmacy, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


Cleansing is the first and one of the most critical steps in a skincare routine, especially for oily complexions. Make sure you wash your face thoroughly at least twice a day with a formula especially suited to your skin type. However, steer clear of harsh ingredients (such as alcohol) that will only dry out your complexion, making the pores produce more oil to compensate for lack of moisture. 

Beauty tip: Avoid confusing and stressing out your skin by using many masks and scrubs to fix the problem. Take a more streamlined route with simple yet effective products to balance out your skin’s PH level.

Rodial Vit C Pads at Harvey Nichols Dubai available in Mall of the Emirates

Rodial Vit C Brightening Cleansing Pads, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Acid exfoliating might sound scary, but it’s much gentler on skin than a grainy scrub, which can spread bacteria and even cause micro-tearing on the epidermis (the upper layers of your skin). 

If you don’t know your BHAs from your AHAs, look out for essential acids such as glycolic, salicylic and lactic, along with fruit acids, to help brighten and wipe away pore-clogging debris from your complexion. 

Beauty tip: To get the full effects from your routine, we recommend using a light hand to layer products – think a light serum, followed by your spot treatment of choice and finally, a soothing oil to help repair skin overnight. 

The oil will usually do one of two things; either it will help disperse the spot, or it will work at bringing any cysts or pimples to a head, making it easier to squeeze – yes, we all do it (use clean hands and have a mild anti-bacterial solution at the ready).

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Pro-Recovery Skincare at Boots Pharmacy in Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Pro-Recovery Skincare, Boots Pharmacy, visit visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat


This nourishing balm was created for post-chemical skin peels to help accelerate repair of the epidermis. We’ve found it also works well to soothe some irritations, especially if you’ve overdone strong acne products or chapped the skin due to excessive squeezing. 

Beauty tip: All skin types (even oily or acne-prone) need moisture. It might be tempting to use strong products to dry out the spot, but you could end up damaging the surrounding skin making it harder to heal, which could potentially leave a scar. 

A final word on acne:
We all have something we’d like to change about ourselves and while breakouts might seem like the be all and end all right now, your skin will eventually clear. Take a look at your diet, lifestyle choices and skincare products and make the changes accordingly. If the problem persists, book in with a dermatologist to seek professional advice. 

Article Source:

July 2018

3 Simple Décor And Tech Buys With Maximum Impact

Affordable interior buys to update your home instantly. 

How to decorate your home on a budget

How to decorate your home on a budget 


If your home is in need of freshening up, but your credit card is still steaming after paying for a summer holiday, fear not! Just follow a few clever design hacks and pick up a handful of affordable interior accessories to instantly breathe new life into your space. 

Crystal decanter by Crate & Barrel Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Crystal decanter, Crate & Barrel Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Take a leaf out of the design experts’ book and create a bar top in your living room – you don’t even need a dedicated bar cart as any high table surface will do. On a tray, display a cocktail mixer, a selection of glasses (tall tumblers at the back and small sizes up front) and add decorative items such as a small bowl of fresh limes, a silver ice bucket and a mix of crystal decanters. 

Doorknobs by Zara Home Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

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


Switching out old knobs for a more colourful selection will make old drawers look new and unique with minimal effort – it’s also an easy way of adding a touch of your personality to standard IKEA pieces that some of your friends may have too.

Ceiling lamp by Home Centre, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Ceiling lamp, Home Centre Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


You don’t have to be a tech genius to know that lighting has the power to alter a room’s ambience completely, so always opt for dimmers so you can control the setting throughout the day – anything too harsh can often make a place feel like a doctor’s surgery. We love these Moroccan-inspired ceiling lamps that reflect pretty patterns onto plain walls – beautiful light and art in one!


February 2018

Expert Easy Make-Up Hacks To Take Your Look From Day To Night

Selfie-worthy beauty tricks to amp up your face in a flash.

The best time-saving beauty tricks to know now

The best time-saving beauty tricks to know now


Whether you are finishing off an essential brief at the office or trying to put the little ones to bed, attempting to get out the door on time for evening social plans never entirely goes to plan. 

If you only have ten minutes to spare to take your face from day to dancefloor-ready, you will want to read our quick tricks to looking fresher than you feel in record time. 

Wipe the Day Away 

No matter how pressed for time, we always start with a clean canvas. There is nothing worse than piling fresh make-up onto oily, old slap – the result often ends looking streaky and patchy. Stash a pack of make-up wipes nearby to quickly clean before spritzing with a splash of rose water or toning spray. 

Cover Up

No time for moisturiser, primer and foundation? No problem – just opt for a do-it-all BB cream such as Dior’s Hydra Life BB Crème. This multi-tasking wonder product nourishes and adds a healthy-looking veil of natural coverage. 

Dior Hydra Life BB Crème at Sephora Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Dior Hydra Life BB Crème, AED357, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

The Eyes Have It

Blend a dab of light-reflecting concealer (we love the Candleglow Concealer by Laura Mercier) under your peepers set with a quick dusting of translucent powder. If you have time, add a slick of white or beige kohl along your waterline to instantly open and refresh tired eyes.


Bronze Age

Dust bronzer onto the sides of your forehead, cheekbones and jawline to easily sculpt. Forgo eyeshadow and use the same bronzing shade to add subtle definition in the crease of your lids. Top off with a few coats of jet-black mascara.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer at Sephora Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, AED148, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

Pucker Up

A punchy shot of colour on your lips is a sure-fire way to vamp up your look and mask a tired complexion instantly. Opt for a vibrant shade to suit your skin tone. This season we are reaching for berry reds and deep merlots for a quick hit of colour.

Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics at Harvey Nichols Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Lipstick in ‘Diva’, AED104, MAC Cosmetics at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

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


November 2017

The Trending Pieces Your Home Needs Now

These décor buys will instantly spruce up your living space 


Stylish home interior buys from the shopping malls

As the new seasons come and go, it isn’t just our wardrobe that requires updating, we’re also rebooting our living spaces with a few fresh finds and décor tricks.

The below interior buys are all available from either Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif or other City Centres across the Middle East.



The Hold-It-All Tray

 Tray by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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


First port of call? Your coffee table. The easiest and perhaps most noticeable way to transform your living room is by updating your central table.

Bear in mind that this furniture piece usually sits in-between a sofa and television, so chances are you will use it a lot.

Less is often more, so rid the table of clutter and old magazines, replacing with a curated selection of books (pick tomes which best represent your tastes, be it fashion, cars or food for example) and use sleek trays to store and display stylish nik naks such as large scented candles, bowls and ornaments.

For extra impact, colour-coordinate your items. Start with a monochrome palette and add two colour tones such as grey and blue. This chic piece by Zara Home will instantly streamline the look, making everything appear neater and more cohesive.


The Velvet Pillow

Velvet pillow by Crate & Barrel at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

 Velvet pillow, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif


Through different textures, prints and colours, pillows are a quick way to jazz up any room with minimal effort. This season, the trend-conscious can look to a variety of different themes to work with sofas, chairs and beds depending on your overall style.

Our standout interior trend of the season for the coming months is cosy velvet accents. Look out for plush cushions in deep, rich shades of emerald green, ruby red and dark ink blue paired with neutral classics such as white, cream or beige.



The Illuminating Lantern

Glass lantern by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

Lanterns jar candles and candelabras add instant warmth and style to a room. Whether you want to give off a rustic vibe with wicker and distressed wood or opt for a more glamorous feel by introducing elements of glass and metal, these interior accents can be dotted around your home or placed on a dining table in the garden for al fresco family meals.

November 2017

Friday Night Looks To Wear Now

The perfect party looks made for dancing in this weekend.


The ultimate party dresses to buy now

The ultimate party dresses to buy now


As another long working week ends, it’s time to turn our attention to something (nearly) as important as that report’s deadline - what to wear for Friday’s social plans.

From short, sweet and bedazzled with sequins, to a dramatic mesh maxi decked with ruffles, these party frocks will take you from afternoon brunching to the dance floor in fashionable form.


Black dress by Bershka available at City Centres


Black dress, Bershka, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain


Adorned with a beaded bodice and dotted sheer sleeves, we are head over heels for this long tiered ruffle maxi dress by Bershka. Add extra drama with smokey eyes and a pop of colour with bold spindly stilettos.

Lace dress by Topshop available at City Centres

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


This teal lace dress is the epitome of ladylike chic. We love the soft off-the-shoulder ruffles and contrasting black piping accents. Offset the look with a vibrant red lipstick and metallic accessories.

Sequin dress by Zara available at City Centres

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


We cannot resist a sequined frock, especially with wintery floral detailing. This bedazzled t-shirt dress by Zara Dubai is everything we want in an after-dark outfit. Toughen up the look with studded biker boots and big silver hoop earrings.

November 2017

Beauty Tips Straight From The Supermodels

You need to try these tricks-of-the-trades as revealed by the world’s most-followed women.


Supermodel beauty secrets


From supermodel Bella Hadid’s secret lip smoothing trick to Cindy Crawford’s body buffing technique, we’re sharing the ultimate celebrity beauty tips.

In an interview with beauty website, legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford revealed the secret to her smooth skin:I am a big fan of dry brushing,” she said. “It is great if it’s the winter and you are drier. They say it’s really good for circulation and lymphatic drainage, too. The bristles on a dry body brush are pretty firm so it takes some time to get used to, but I just love the way it feels.”

We find dry body brushing works best after a sauna or hot bath when the skin has softened, making it easier to brush away dead skin. Rinse off in a cool shower post-scrub and finish with a thick layer of body cream.


Botanics Body brush by Boots Pharmacy available at City Centres

Botanics Long Handled Body Brush, Boots Pharmacy, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

When strapped for time, the model of the moment Bella Hadid relies on Dior’s best-selling Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub to smooth her pout. “Mornings are usually really hectic for me but I’ve got my beauty routine down to a science,” says Bella. “The [Dior] Lip Sugar Scrub makes my lips super soft, it’s made with real sugar so it’s like a little treat for my lips and it melts into a balm so the sugar just disappears - no need to rinse.”


Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub at Sephora Dubai available at City Centres

Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub, Sephora Dubai, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain


In a recent sit down with Vogue Paris, supermodel and Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio said she keeps her daily beauty routine fuss-free: “My daily routine is simple but effective. I cleanse my face, occasionally with an exfoliator, and I love anti-aging serums that are packed full of vitamin C. BB creams with SPF are great too!” the Brazilian beauty revealed.

 No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence at Boots Pharmacy available at City Centres


No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence, Boots Pharmacy, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

November 2017

Get Glowing Skin with These Beauty Buys

A no-nonsense guide to the products your skin actually needs and you may not be using yet.


The best beauty products for beautiful skin


Be it travel, tiredness or simply one too many late nights out, lifestyles show on our skin. 

If the closet you have recently got to a glowing complexion came from a highlighting stick, you need to read our essential guide to upping your skincare game, stat.

These skin-changing beauty buys are the not-so-secret-now weapons you need to get ASAP.  


 Shiseido Retinol Eye Mask at Sephora Dubai available at City Centres

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask, Sephora Dubai


If you are yet to introduce retinol to your skincare routine, now is the time. This super ingredient comes in a variety of formulas and strengths (including prescription grades), but we recommend starting off slow and mild to see how your skin responds, as while incredibly effective, your skin might react at first and you need time to adjust to the powerful effects of this Vitamin-A derivative.

Best used over night, retinol products are predominantly anti-ageing, but also offer a range of other skincare benefits, such as increasing cell turnover (to help discolouration and brighten) and unclog pores to combat acne.

The market now offers tons of different formulas to pick from, such as Shiseido’s Pure Retinol Smoothing Eye Mask, which can be applied and removed in just 15 minutes - the perfect treat to pep up post-party eyes.


La Roche Posay Hydraphase Moisturiser at Boots Pharmacy available at City Centres

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Light, 24H Rehydrating Fill-In Care, 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

Hyaluronic Acid is a star ingredient found in many moisturisers. Think of it this way, it is to skin what an Oscar is to an actress - a brilliant bonus.

Offering long-lasting hydration, the La Roche Posay Hydraphase products are offered in both a light and rich formula to suit either dry or combination skin types. The refreshing creams infuse and lock in water to ensure your skin retains moisture for longer.


Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask at Sephora Dubai available at City Centres

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Sephora Dubai


Swap out rough grainy facial scrubs (which could actually be tearing the sensitive epidermis layer of your skin and spreading bacteria on the acne-prone) for an all-together gentler yet highly effective acid exfoliant, otherwise known as AHAs.

To be used twice weekly, the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is an exfoliating treatment infused with pumpkin enzyme and alpha hydroxyl acid to remove dead skin and reveal smoother, more radiant pores in a flash.

Always apply sunscreen to protect your complexion during the day as retinols and acid toners can leave skin more susceptible to sun damage from UV rays.

September 2017

How To: Detox Your Wardrobe

Keep, store or sell? Make room for the new with our essential guide to clearing out your closet

How to Detox Your Wardrobe

Your alarm rings, perhaps you hit snooze, then it’s onto shower, breakfast and finally the all too often challenge of what to wear – a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing that seems just right.

Despite a seemingly full array of clothes in front of you, we all have those dreaded days when it feels as though we have nothing to actually put on – and usually when we’re running late.

The remedy? A major closet clear out!

Here, we uncover the easiest ways to part with the old and show you exactly what to invest in to ensure no more closet overload ever again.



In our eyes, if you love it, hold onto it tight. Whatever your personal style, if you re-wear an item at least once a month, be sure to keep it at easy access within the front of your wardrobe. 

Your favourite denim, smart blazers, well-fitted smart/casual dresses plus an array of blouses and tops make for a well-curated collection to begin with – you can always update with different accessories.

Keep clothes colour-coordinated and divided into sections that best suit your lifestyle. For example office wear, party dresses, weekend comfies, etc…this will make daily outfit planning a whole lot more simple.   



Just because the sun is shining, and you can’t bear the thought of leather and velvet, doesn’t mean you won’t want to wear it once the weather cools.

Bulk buy a selection of clear plastic boxes to store above your closet or under your bed. Neatly fold anything you haven’t worn in at least six months – be it biker boots, knits or sparkly festive frocks - you can pull it out again as the seasons switch.

Chances are you’ll reach for these items during Autumn/Winter, but for now, they’re better left in storage to free up rail space in your wardrobe.



If you haven’t worn it in over a year it’s time to chuck it in. Whether it’s a way-too-tight leopard print mini skirt or a slightly-too-cowgirl fringed jacket, there’s usually a reason why you haven’t worn it out the house.

Purge your closet on unwanted items and pass onto friends, or better yet donate to a charity of your choice.


The Love-forever Pieces

These classic sartorial staples will have a year-round place in your closet.

White Shirt from Mango

Shirt available at Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Muscat

We could wax lyrical about our love for the classic white shirt - a piece so versatile it can be worn for quite literally any occasion, from the boardroom to the bar. This new season style by Mango Dubai is given a summery twist with embroidered blooms along the shoulders.

Black heels available at Aldo

Black heels available at Aldo, visit 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 Alexandria and City Centre Maadi 

In addition to being extremely comfortable, these chic black chunky heels will be the finishing touch to any outfit.

Dress available at Zara

Dress available at Zara. Visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, and City Centre Maadi

Zara Dubai has delivered the ultimate wear-anywhere shift dress, complete with super flattering batwing sleeves and a knotted waist detailing in a bottle green shade perfect for all-year round.


The Insider Tips to Buying Better

First up, lend a few hours to thoroughly clearing out your closet and getting rid of anything you don’t wear or love anymore – and be brutal. Trust us, it will be a morning or afternoon well spent, and even save you outfit-planning time - as well as freeing up precious space for new purchases.

Are you heading to the mall? Before of the trip, go through your wardrobe and make a mental note of what items you wear the most. Be it a black A-line skirt or a floral maxi dress, look for pieces that you know you’ll get maximum wear out of.

Make a list and stick to it. Whether you need a classic camisole top to team with everything from off-duty denim to office blazers, or a floral summer frock to wear to the beach and beyond, go with the item in mind and you might just find what you’re looking for.

You don’t necessarily need to buy there and then on a whim. Many shops will hold the item in your name for up to several days. That way you go back, revisit the piece and purchase with clear conscious knowing it’s meant to be.

October 2016

The Best Time to See The Best of Dubai

Dubai is a nation obsessed with shopping. This obsession peaks every year between December to February during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), one of the biggest shopping and entertainment extravaganzas on the planet.

It's a time when the city goes all out to showcase its best - this desire is especially evident at the shopping malls in Dubai. Mix buzzing hordes with retail therapy, juicy promotions, crazy competitions, weird spectacles, excellent entertainment, dazzling performances, and non-stop fun, and you have a shopping carnival worthy of the Guinness Book of Records.

City Centre Deira has been DSF's partner since its debut and has featured unbeatable shopping deals and unmatched entertainment at every edition. Here's a quick rundown of our past events during the 2016 edition:  

The Golden Cirque
From January 7th to 17th, we hosted The Golden Cirque acrobats who thrilled the crowd with mind-twisting feats of athleticism, magic and daring stunts.

The Colourful Mood
From January 18th – January 24th, City Centre Deira presented the ‘Colourful Mood' stage show, a quirky and magical experience of colour and artistry.

The Wonder Talents
The following week, child performers took the stage for a vibrant acrobatic show. Young gymnasts from the Kids Wonder Talent Show flipped, leaped, and twirled their way into audiences’ hearts with their jaw-dropping routines and colourful costumes.

The Imaginary World
‘The Imaginary World’ stage show at the mall’s Central Galleria featured an ensemble of skilled young performers, who transported audiences on a journey of fantasy and make-believe.

The Gold Rush
As well as a lively line-up of stage and roaming entertainment, City Centre Deira also gave away four kilos of gold at one kilo per week. There were opportunities to win the gold planted throughout the Festival, with shoppers being encouraged to search for gold coins with a metal detector.

The 2017 edition is set to be the biggest in the Festival’s history, with a line-up of experiences including citywide events, international shows, mega attractions, numerous shopping opportunities and chances to win for residents and visitors. City Centre Deira is embracing this year’s theme ‘Dubai at its Best,’ with non-stop fun from January 3rd to February 3rd. Slated events include ‘Drop In and Triple Your Win’, a promotion that gives shoppers the chance to spend AED 300 and win thrice that amount – every hour, every day.

The mall is also showcasing a variety of international entertainment, including the famous Lebanese theatre group, the Louna Show, for two exciting performances and a meet-and-greet with fans.

The high-voltage schedule will kick off with ‘Louna in The World of Seasons’ from January 21 – 26, ‘Louna and The Busy Bee Show’ from January 27 – February 1, and a meet-and-greet accompanied by a roaming band on February 2 – 3. Kids in the community can also participate in ‘Art Attack’ art workshops daily from noon to 9 pm on January 17 – 20 and February 2 – 3, and noon to 5 pm on January 21 – February 1.

So, ditch that New Year Party and pack your bags. Come on over to the Dubai Shopping Festival, and discover all that is possible.

October 2016

4 Reasons to Put Dubai on The Top of Your Bucket List

Traveling through Dubai can be dizzying because there’s just so much it has to offer. Whether you’re shopping, dining, relaxing or just watching a movie, the city goes that extra mile to make sure you get an experience that no other city can match.

To make things easier, we've narrowed things down to a guide of activities on offer at City Centre Deira. It's one of the best shopping malls in Dubai to get an all-round entertainment experience.


Dubai is to shopping as Paris is to fashion, and it’s impossible to spend any length of time here minus a single shopping trip. With over 370 stores and dozens of regional and global brands, Deira City Centre is a major destination for shoppers to lose themselves. From haute couture and toys to electronics and sporting goods, the mall will leave you utterly spoiled for choice.


All that walking can make you hungry! From elegant restaurants to lively cafes plus the International Food Court, Deira City Centre provides a world of culinary delights - succulent dynamite shrimp from PF Changs Dubai, toasty warm sandwiches from Potbelly, fragrant biryani from Gazebo Dubai, creamy French pastries from Dalloyau, etc. Whatever your taste buds crave, you’re sure to find it.
If you’re entertaining company, there are world-class eateries in the premium hotels located at Deira City Centre - the Pullman Dubai, the Novotel Dubai, and the ibis Hotel Dubai.  We recommend the La Fabrique Bar in Pullman's for their good food, live band, and stylish ambience.

Immerse yourself in the only 4D cinema in Dubai. Everything about VOX Cinemas is designed to deliver a cinematic escapade that doesn’t just bring you to the edge of your seat but pulls you into the movie. They also have ‘Kids’ Theatre’ – the first theatre in the region exclusively for children. It has brightly coloured interiors and seats where they can watch the best and latest kids’ movies in complete comfort.

Gaming & Rides
Exciting games and electrifying rides combine to create a playground for all ages at Magic Planet Dubai, a premier indoor entertainment venue with a wide array of rides, games, and attractions.
Racing simulators, amusement rides, arcade games, pool tables or bowling - Magic Planet has something for everyone whether they want high-speed thrills or a more relaxed pace. As a bonus, players can collect reward points to spend on prizes at Magic Planet’s Prize Shop.

There's so much more that this gorgeous city has to offer so you shouldn't restrict yourself to this list. Spend some time exploring Dubai, and uncover the magic.

October 2016

The Easiest Ways to Get to City Centre Deira

City Centre Deira is one of the oldest and one of the best loved malls in Dubai. Established in year 1995 as one of the first combined shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, it redefined the concept of malls in the region.

Today, City Centre Deira has over 370 retail stores and services in an area of more than 115,000 square metres. It features an 11-screen cinema multiplex from VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet, the popular indoor family entertainment centre. The mall is also attached to a 5-star and an 11-storey office building.

City Centre Deira is located in Deira, historically known as the commercial centre of Dubai. Further emphasizing its exclusive address, the mall is located at a cross-road between Sharjah, Bur Dubai and Dubai International Airport.

Here are the easiest ways to get to City Centre Deira, based on your preferred mode of transport.

With a Guinness record for being largest fully automated metro network in the world, the Dubai Metro is one of the fastest and easiest ways to travel around the city. The ultimate in luxury public transport, all trains and stations in the Dubai Metro network are fully air conditioned. It is advisable to grab a rechargeable Nol Card if you're planning on long travels. These cards can be used at all metro stations and some bus stations.

If you're looking to travel to City Centre Deira, you can hop on the red line of the Dubai Metro and get down at City Centre Deira Metro Station. The station is conveniently located just a few steps away from the mall. Make sure you use Exit 1 on the east side station to go to the mall.

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai operates an extensive network of bus and taxi services to ease your travel around Dubai. There is a bus station very near the mall entrance and you can avail a number of busses from all around Dubai and Sharjah to easily reach City Centre Deira.

City Centre Deira offers its own dedicated pick-up and drop-off taxi services. Additionally, the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai operates a range of taxi services to travel around Dubai. You can also hail a private taxi from anywhere in Dubai to get to City Centre Deira.

Personal Vehicles

If you have access to a private vehicle and have basic knowledge about directions around Dubai, it might be the most convenient option. You will have the ease and freedom to travel at your own leisure, without having to wait for taxis or risk missing busses and metro trains.

For more details and directions on how to get to City Centre Deira, click here.

October 2016

Airport Area Guide : Where to Stay in Dubai

If you're flying to Dubai, you’ll find plenty of hotels near the Dubai airport where you can stop for a few nights. But to make the most of your stopover, and soak up the delights of this city in comfort while staying close to the airport, check out the following list of hotels. Their proximity to the main stops including the airport and Dubai Metro makes them a perfect base from which to explore the city.

Of course, a few nights' stay may not be enough. This is Dubai, after all!

ibis Dubai

ibis City Centre Deira Dubai provides excellent value for money, with modern, comfortable and well-designed en-suite bedrooms with everything you need including flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features 365 rooms spread over nine floors, including 268 double rooms, 95 twin rooms and two rooms for guests with special needs. Amenities include an international restaurant, a terrace cafe, a lobby bar, and a fitness centre, as well as Internet kiosks in the lobby and free secure parking.:

Additionally, ibis is located across the street from City Centre Deira, one of the top shopping malls in Dubai. It’s also 5 km from the Dubai Gold Souk and Spice Souk markets, and just a 4-minute walk to the nearest Metro station.

Novotel Dubai

Located opposite City Centre Deira Mall, Novotel City Centre Deira has 188 rooms spread over nine floors. It's close to the Dubai International Airport and the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, and 2 km from the golf course at Dubai Creek & Yacht Club. The hotel’s location also gives it an easy route into the neighbouring emirates of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Novotel is equipped to provide top-notch hospitality – their amenities include bright, minimalist rooms with city views that feature flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee-brewing facilities. Some rooms also permit smoking. Guests can select from a choice of eateries including a French bistro, an all-day restaurant offering a selection of international and regional buffet spreads, pastry corners, a lobby cafe, and the Novotel Lounge Bar. There’s also a sports pub, a rooftop pool, a gym and a kids’ (12+) club. Parking is free.

Pullman Dubai

Pullman City Centre Deira is an upscale hotel 3 km from the Dubai Airport, 9 km from the Dubai Creek and 14 km from the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. It boasts of 317 rooms, 225 Superior rooms, 15 Deluxe rooms, 62 Executive rooms, as well as 15 suites - 6 Executive, 8 Junior & one Presidential. Their rooms are sleek and combine luxury with technology including plush beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi, fully stocked minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Pullman’s suites also add separate living areas along with free breakfast and lounge access.

Choose from multiple dining options including a rooftop bar by a heated pool and a restaurant with live cooking stations. There's a gym, a tennis court, and a spa, plus free parking and an airport shuttle. The City Centre Deira Shopping Mall nearby offers plenty of venues for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Taking a trip to Dubai? Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

June 2016

Sweet Dreams Interior buys for the bedroom

  • Sweet Dreams Home  01

    We believe your bedroom should be a personal sanctuary. A place to switch off from the rest of the world and drift off into a comfortable snooze.

    While we’re all for colourful ornaments, bright art and a mishmash of printed pillows, when it comes to your bedroom, it’s usually best to keep the decor simple and clean. The fewer items in the room to distract you while you try to sleep, the better.

    The same applies to wall and colour palettes – opt for muted shades of grey, beige and white, which have been proven to help improve sleep patterns.

    The shopping malls in the Middle East are bursting with décor finds to fill your bedroom, 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.

    Scroll down to discover a few of our favourite small luxuries to turn your bedroom into the ultimate slumber zone now…

  • Sweet Dreams Home 02

    Jacquard rug, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

    Décor tip: Throw in cosy touches such as a vase of fresh flowers, your favourite framed photos and soft rugs for either side of your bed.

  • Sweet Dreams Home 03

    Duvet cover set, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

    Décor tip: Create your own mini hotel room at home by investing in good quality bedding. While there is no need to spend thousands of dirhams, do look for the highest thread count possible – these are usually the softest sheets and will last for many years to come.

  • Sweet Dreams Home 04

    Antique-style lamp, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

    Décor tip:
    Lighting is key to creating a relaxing ambiance. Look for warm, yellow-toned lamps and scented candles to set the vibe.

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






April 2016

A holiday in Dubai

Home to a variety of restaurants, tourist attractions and the world’s tallest building, Dubai is all about  unique experiences. Be it a business trip or a relaxing holiday, Dubai has something for all its visitors.  Let us help you plan your itinerary and guide you through this beautiful city.






Where to stay

When on a holiday, more often than not, convenience and affordability becomes a priority. The Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is just a 10-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. You’ll find City Centre Deira, one of the best malls in Dubai right next to the hotel offering you access to all a wide range of brands and attractive deals on electronics, jewellery, toys and household items. The hotel’s favourable location next to Deira City Centre Metro station allows for easy access to public transport.

Sightseeing tours

Your next step is to plan a tour around the city. If you grab a Big Bus Tours package, you can spend an afternoon sightseeing all the famous landmarks. You can even opt for a night tour, if you find the city lights to your interest. A special pick up service is available to the guests of  ibis City Centre Deira Hotel. Big Bus Tours’ affordable packages include hop-on, hop-off day tours, panoramic night tours, dhow cruises, entry to the Atlantis aquarium, desert sunset tours and lots more.

Dining in Style

A tour of the city can leave you famished. Drop in at Bistro Domino, the stylish French restaurant located at Novotel Dubai City Centre Deira. The contemporary all-day French restaurant with an alfresco dining terrace, offers a host of poplular dishes from around the world at its exquisite buffet, pastry corners and at the Novotel Lounge Bar.

Pamper Yourself

When you crave for some rest and relaxation, check into Soma Spa at the Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira Hotel. Here, you can spend an afternoon pampering yourself with the many services they have to offer. Choose from a range of traditional eastern therapies including oriental treatments, a relaxing hammam or an aroma therapy session. Apart from the spa, guests can also make use of a fully-equipped gym, complete with a range of cardio and weight-training equipments. Other amenities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna facilities and tennis courts. 

With something for everyone in the family, Dubai lives upto its visitors’ expectations. Combining the rich culture of the Middle East with the most modern attractions, Dubai is a great choice for a perfect holiday destination.    

April 2016

The skin care routine for you

Wonder why your skin lacks that healthy glow? Does your skin look dull or breakout easily? May be it’s time you adopt a skin care routine that works for you.


Here are some simple steps to take care of your skin the smart way. Follow this routine and soon you will have youthful, glowing skin.

Beauty from inside out

Beauty starts from within; so make sure you are drinking enough water every day. Include a variety of fresh fruits and veggies to your daily diet and you are bound to notice an improved skin tone.

What’s your skin type?

It is important to identify your skin type. There are 5 basic types - oily, dry, combination, normal and sensitive. Once you understand your skin type, you will be able to pick the products that suit your skin best.

Step 1: Cleansing

A great skin care routine always begins with cleansing. Clean your skin at least twice a day to keep it fresh and free of dirt. You can find cleansers for all skin types at Sephora Dubai, City Centre Deira. Apart from having an in-house range of specially formulated products, Sephora also houses other skin care brands. Their choice of products is specially put together, keeping in mind the needs of each skin type. Apart from skincare, Sephora Dubai also has makeup products and fragrances from various brands, both classic and emerging.

Step 2: Toning

Toning is needed to restore your skin’s natural pH levels. This step also makes your skin resistant against infections. Simply dab the toner all over your face using a cotton pad. Leave it on and continue following this regime regularly for good results.

Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris is a gentle and refreshing toner and works really well on acne-prone skin. You can pick it up from Boots Dubai on the ground floor of City Centre Deira. Go for M.A.C. Charged Water/ Revitalizing Energy if you have dry skin. This toner leaves your skin feeling fresh and is available at M.A.C Dubai at City Centre Deira.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Moisturizing comes next. It works best if you apply the moisturizer up and across your forehead, from your nose across your cheeks and along your jaw and chin. A moisturizer also works as a good base before you apply your makeup.

Bath and Body Works has a great range of products for skin hydration and vitality. For those of you who are concerned about visibly ageing skin, their Intensive Night Reversal & Repair Cream could work wonders. Bath and Body Works is located on Level 1 of City Centre Deira.

You can find products that suit your skin at Flormar, Glam Gals and Lush as well.

It is very important for you to regularly follow your skin care routine. Once your skin adjusts to the new products, you are sure to get that healthy glow you have always wanted.

Load More