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November 2019

High Fashion Buys for the Coolest Kids in Town

Little boys play in the sand

 

Ensure your kids’ clothes are as cool as they are this season

 

It’s effortless when caught up chasing all the new season’s fashions for yourself, to forget about the kids’ wardrobes beyond the school year essentials. But the new drops on the children’s fashion scene this month are every bit as scene-stealing as those for the adults.

Here’s our pick of the coolest kids’ clothes on offer this month.

Mothercare

 

Gold foil spot dress, LE445, Mothercare, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Gold foil spot dress, LE445, Mothercare, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Perfect for all those afternoon parties, this cute, metallic-spotted A-line dress will satisfy even the girliest of little girls. The swingy shape, pink hue and bow-trimmed back are only pretty as a picture, while the cotton lining will keep the little ones cool through every activity.

 

Brown brogue boots, LE400, Mothercare, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Brown brogue boots, LE400, Mothercare, visit Mall of Egypt

 

When it comes to the party season, it can sometimes seem more comfortable to dress little girls than boys, especially when it comes to footwear. Step up their game with these cute brogue-detailed boots from Mothercare. With an easy zip-fastening and a non-slip sole, they’re ideal for even the speediest of little party-goers.


Yoyo by Elsayaad

 

Green long-sleeved polo shirt, LE130, Yoyo by Elsayaad, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Green long-sleeved polo shirt, LE130, Yoyo by Elsayaad, visit Mall of Egypt

 

A long-sleeved polo shirt is a wardrobe staple for little boys and grown men alike, and we love the vibrant green hue of this piqué number from Yoyo. Green, not his favourite colour? It also comes in both light and dark grey, as well as bright yellow and red.

Okaïdi

 

Fluffy striped hoody, LE565, Okaïdi, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Fluffy striped hoody, LE565, Okaïdi, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Every kid needs a hoodie, and they don’t come much snugglier than this yellow-striped fluffy number by Okaïdi. Parents will love the air-con guarding practicality, while little ones will adore its teddy bear vibes. Everyone wins!

 

 

 
October 2019

Three Fabulous Trainers Too Stylish for Just the Gym

A woman ties her shoelace

 

Sneakers are a comfortable, versatile and stylish choice

 

It used to be that trainers were for the gym, but for season after season now, they’ve been taking over the footwear section of our wardrobes with a vengeance. And with good reason. Comfortable, stylish and available in every imaginable colour combination, the humble sneaker has made comfort cool, calling to mind the most forward-thinking street stylers from the European fashion front rows.

Here’s our pick of the season’s most stylish sneaks to give you and your wardrobe a new trainer glow.

 

Orange Chuck Taylor high top by Converse, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Orange Chuck Taylor high top, EGP1,095, Converse, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Trainers don’t come much more classic than the Converse Chuck Taylor, and this high top pair is ticking all of our new season fashion boxes. The hot orange hue is very of the moment, while the relaxed style offers an eye-catching way to dial down the formality of your favourite dress. 

 

Snakeskin-effect trainer by Parfois, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Snakeskin-effect trainer, EGP697, Parfois, visit Mall of Egypt

 

If last autumn was all about the leopard print, fall 2019 looks set to be the season of the snake. Tap into the trend with this skin-effect sneaker from European favourite Parfois. As cool as they are comfortable, the neutral hue will go with every outfit, so you can be as smug as you are nimble on your feet.

 

‘Kirya’ sneaker by Geox, visit Mall of Egypt

 

‘Kirya’ sneaker, EGP2,390, Geox, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Geox is known for combining comfort with craftsmanship, but these Kirya trainers add a high-fashion edge to that offering. With a contemporary and very on-trend design combining suede, leather and a waterproof membrane, it’s a shoe that’ll see you through every city break this season, whatever the weather throws at you.

 
September 2019

This Year’s Essential Back-To-School Buys

Set your kids up for success with our new school year must-haves.

 

Three boys with their hand up in a classroom with a teacher

 

Give your kids the best start to the school year with these classroom essentials

 

The summer holidays often feel endless, and it can be easy to leave the back-to-school prep to the last minute. But if you’re keen to save a last-minute panic, a quick trip around Mall of Egypt could see you well on your way to ‘Supermum’ status at the school gates this year.

Get ahead of the game with these must-have school supplies available to shop now.

 

Superman name labels, Toys R Us, visit Mall of Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superman name labels, Toys R Us, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Labelling your kids’ items might be a bit of a chore, but it’s essential if you want to keep a hold of their things past the first week of the term. Get your kids involved in the process and make labelling fun with these Superman-themed stick-ins, which will not only bring a smile to superhero-obsessed little ones’ faces, but will also make their school supplies instantly recognisable.

At Toys R Us, you’ll find these labels amongst a raft of character-themed back-to-school products, from pencil cases and stationery to lunch boxes and toys, to make the end of summer a bit more fun for wannabe superheroes of all ages.

 

Crayola Take Note Washable Gel Pens, The Entertainer, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Crayola Take Note Washable Gel Pens, EGP300, The Entertainer, visit Mall of Egypt

 

No back-to-school backpack would be complete without a new pencil case packed full of colourful stationery, and it doesn’t come much more colourful than these washable gel pens from Crayola.

Head to The Entertainer where you’ll find pens and pencils of every style, as well as other stationery and school bag must-haves, whichever stage of their educational journey your child is at.

 

Casio FX95ESPLUS Scientific Calculator, Sharaf DG, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Casio FX95ESPLUS Scientific Calculator, EGP259, Sharaf DG, visit Mall of Egypt

 

It might not be the most exciting back-to-school buy out there, but no matter how tech-savvy today’s kids are, teens will still need a decent scientific calculator for maths once they reach exam-age. This Casio FX95ESPlus is certified as suitable up to university level, offering a pocket-friendly price as well as plenty of functionality. You’ll find it, as well as all of the tablets, laptops and accessories your older kids might need, at Sharaf DG.

 
September 2019

Trans-Seasonal Style You Need to Shop Now!

Young woman smiling on a swing

 

New-season buys to update your wardrobe for A/W 2019

 

It might still be hot and sunny, but with A/W19’s hottest looks landing in stores now, there’s never been a better time to update your wardrobe for the new season. 

Here’s our pick of the ladies’ fashion must-haves you’ll want to buy now to ensure you’re looking stylishly on-trend for the return of the cooler temperatures coming in autumn and beyond.

 

Cheetah midi-dress, Karen Millen, visit Mall of Egypt

 

 

Cheetah midi-dress, EGP3020, Karen Millen, visit Mall of Egypt

 

We adore this midi-dress from Karen Millen for all manner of reasons, not least its on-trend update of ubiquitous animal print. An autumn/winter outfit all on its own, midi-length is modest but stylish, while the long-sleeves ensure it’ll be comfortable in an air-conditioned office or restaurant. Pair it with trainers for a casual look, or switch to heels to make it evening event suitable.

 

Long flared dress, Promod, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Long flared dress, EGP1,000, Promod, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Prairie-style, flared skirts have been making something of a stealth comeback over recent seasons, and this Promod shirt dress is a perfect example of how to make them current. Smart yet casual, it comes in a range of colours – though we love this on-trend bright yellow hue. Pair with sandals now and trainers and a leather biker jacket for autumn.

 

Peach front-seam flare jeans, Miss Selfridge, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Peach front-seam flare jeans, EGP999, Miss Selfridge, visit Mall of Egypt

 

No matter the season, no wardrobe is complete without a fail-safe pair of jeans, and this update from Miss Selfridge ticks all the new season boxes. In an on-trend peach hue and the flared shape of the moment, they’ll look great matched with a tailored top for lunch with friends, or equally at home with sandals and a T-shirt for weekend days with your family.

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Trainers, Converse, visit Mall of Egypt

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Trainers, EGP888, Converse, visit Mall of Egypt

 

While the sneaker trend shows no sign of abating, this season’s trainers have had a lo-fi makeover, with a return to simple and classic shapes over summer’s fluoro offerings. A perfect pair of Converse feels very now and will go with every autumn/winter outfit your wardrobe offers up.

 
June 2019

This Is How to Copy Gigi and Bella Hadid’s Style on a Budget

Nail the supermodel off-duty look with these new fashion finds from the mall.

Bella and Gigi Hadid style in New York

Outfit ideas inspired by your favourite supermodel sisters 

 

Since becoming the industry’s most in-demand models of the moment, Bella and Gigi Hadid have honed their sense of style off the catwalk. 

With a combined Instagram reach of over 71 million followers, the supermodel sisters have landed enough magazine covers to fill a library, starred in many campaigns for the world’s top fashion houses and released their collections with big-name beauty brands. 

The fashion-forward duo was recently spotted on a night out in New York where Gigi rocked a cool tailored suit and hat, while Bella was the epitome of ’90s chic in top-to-toe black. 

Get their look and shop the Hadid-inspired pieces from your favourite high street stores now.

Check print blazer by Mango, available at City Centres

Check print blazer, Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Team this check-printed blazer with suit trousers and a metallic-flecked blouse à la Gigi, or pair with a relaxed white tee and loose-fit denim for an on-trend weekend look. 

Black top by Zara, available at City Centres

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

 

Nineties’ style cami and corset tops will be seen everywhere this season, so follow Bella’s fashionable lead and pair with wide-leg palazzo pants and pointy heels. 

Orange snakeskin bag by Stradivarius, at Mall of Egypt and City Centres

Orange snakeskin effect bag, Stradivarius, visit Mall of Egypt, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut

 

We bet the Hadid girls have a closet full of all the latest designer bags, but to our eyes, this faux orange snakeskin tote looks just as good as the real thing. 

 

 
April 2019

5 Stylish Shopping Finds to See You through summer

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

The latest fashion trends for women worth knowing about

Three super easy style solutions for every woman’s wardrobe  

 

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

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

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

Neon pleated skirt, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

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

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

Leopard print sandals, Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut

 

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

 
March 2019

The Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She Truly Wants

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

Meaningful Mother’s Day gifts

Meaningful gifts for your mum 

 

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

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

 

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

Three More Gift Ideas:

A Photo Album

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

Tasty Treats

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

A Spa Voucher

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

 
February 2019

These Affordable Décor Buys Will Make Your Home Look Elegant

Sleek interior accessories that offer maximum impact without the hefty price tag.

The best furniture stores in Dubai

Easy hacks to improve your home décor 

 

Follow the hashtag #InteriorGoals on Instagram, and you’ll find a feed of somewhat similar shots – clear marble counters, curated coffee tables, plumped pillows, carefully considered shelfies and not a crumpled newspaper or dirty dish in sight.
Outside of the Insta-world, this is far from realistic (especially for households with kids). We have, however, found a few easy hacks and ‘post-worthy’ household buys to add a touch of functional chic to your home.

Mirror by Zara Home Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

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

 

Oversized artwork makes a significant impact, but sourcing and investing in a piece that you truly love (and will want to live with for many years) can take time and money. 
Instead, create your gallery wall by hanging smaller prints, paintings, framed postcards, geometric mirrors and even wicker bowls or ceramic plates – whatever inspires you. They don’t also have to all be the same colour; in fact, an assortment of hues and textures often make for the most exciting and unique layouts. 

Pillow by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Pillow by H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut

 

We’ve made no secret of our penchant for pillows and cushions in previous posts, quite simply because a few artfully strewn cushions will instantly spruce up an old sofa, chair or bed. 
Easy to switch up throughout the year or change as your style evolves, layer block colours with bold prints to suit your décor scheme. 

Pendant light by Crate & Barrel Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Pendant light, Crate & Barrel Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

 

Light can make or break a room. Like jewellery is a finishing touch to elevate an outfit, so light should be considered the finishing touch to an interior space.
Don’t be afraid to go big, even in a small room, as large pendant fixtures have the power to serve as a critical focal point in your home. 

 
January 2019

Bored Of Your Clothes? Here Are 5 New Outfit Ideas to Lift Your Look

The best style buys you can shop now

5 of the best style buys you can shop right now 

 

A closet full of clothes but seemingly nothing to wear… it’s the age-old dilemma we all experience, and usually when we’re rushing to leave the house.

We say bring a little life to your wardrobe this month and look straight ahead to the latest collections to hit the store floors. While the party season might be over and our sequins packed away, the new season is anything but ordinary. Expect rich jewel tones, beaded bags and jewel-flecked jumpers – think of it as a New Year gift to yourself.

 

Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Purple blazer, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

Our fashion team is all in agreement that every working woman needs this violet-hued tuxedo jacket in her life. A bold staple you will re-wear time and time again, style with A-line skirts or paired with smart trousers for when you really need to impress in the boardroom.

 

Tortoiseshell bag by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Tortoiseshell bag, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

Been on the hunt for a go-with-everything evening bag that will not break the bank? We too were searching high and low until we came across this tortoiseshell beaded bag by Mango.

 

Crystal earrings by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

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

 

Need to jet from day to night in a flash? These sparkly fringe earrings will get the job done. Wear with your locks swept up and a slick of bright lippy for quick chic to go.

 

Black boots by Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates and Mall of Egypt, plus City Centres

Metal heel boots, Stradivarius, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Mall of Egypt and City Centre Beirut

Classic black booties with a surprise at the back – these mirror-heeled soles deserve their own Instagram close-up.

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

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

It might be time to replace your bobbly jumper. This soft white sweater by H&M offers a fresh take on a classic with subtle sparkle along the neckline.

 

 
December 2018

Finally, a Festive Gift Guide to Suit All Budgets

Brilliant buys that won’t break the bank this Christmas.

Where to buy Christmas gifts from the shopping malls in Dubai

Bargain-friendly festive gifts to shop now

 

If you’ve been known to leave your gift shopping until the last minute, and by that we mean manically rushing out to the mall on Christmas Eve, you might want to take a look at our stress-free guide to picking out the perfect presents this year.

In-between all of the travel, social soirées and hosting at-home dinner parties, December can become an expensive time of year, so to help cut costs we’ve made it our mission to bring you gift ideas that won’t dent your bank balance. 

Please take a look below to check out our top picks.

Salt and pepper set by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Salt and pepper set, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut and City Centre Deira

 

Doubling up as a décor accessory, beauty fans will adore these adorable salt and pepper shakers in the shape of lipsticks.

Scented candle by Rituals, available at Mall of the Emirates
Scented candle, Rituals, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Luxury candles often come with a hefty price tag, but these beautifully scented pots from Rituals are reasonably priced and will make any room smell like a spa.

Scented candle by Rituals, available at Mall of the Emirates

French Press coffee maker, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

 

Gift your friends with a morning essential so they can plunge into each new day with this miniature coffee maker, which brews the perfect French press.

Keyring by Karl Lagerfeld, available at Mall of the Emirates

Key ring, Karl Lagerfeld, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

If Chanel is out of your budget, treat a loved one to the next best thing – this cute keyring from King Karl’s recently opened boutique in Mall of the Emirates.

Toiletry bag by Samsonite, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Toiletry bag, Samsonite, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Alexandria

 

A great gift for the gents in your life, this smart toiletry bag will hold all his travel necessities. 

 

If you find yourself super strapped for time or are still stuck on what to buy for that special someone, why not give them a Mall Gift Card? Redeemable at thousands of leading stores across the region, this convenient gift solution will let your loved ones pick out precisely what they want this year.

 

Win & Play

Heading to Fujairah to do all your festive shopping this December? Don’t miss out on entering the weekly draw for the chance to win a massive AED25,000! Plus, those shopping with little ones in tow can keep them entertained with a visit to the life-sized Snakes & Ladders game located within the mall – with instant prizes for winners from various shops within the mall.

 
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

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 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

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

Eid Al Fitr 2018: The Essential Gift Guide

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

Eid gifts for 2018 in Egypt

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 

Diptyque, Philosykos Eau de Parfum

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 

Dress and shirt by Okaïdi Egypt

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

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]

Majid Al Futtaim Mall Gift Card

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

 
April 2018

Upgrade Your Gadgets with These Top 3 Tech Tools

The electronic essentials you need now.

2018’s top tech buys and gadgets

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 1000XM2 headphones at Virgin Megastore, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

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, available at Mall of the Emirates

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.

Leather folio case for iPhone X by Apple, available at Mall of the Emirates

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.

Bargain beauty buys from the supermarket

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.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion, available at Carrefour Supermarket, located at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

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.   

Nivea Micellar Water, available at Carrefour Supermarket, located at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

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. 

L'Oréal hairspray, available at Carrefour Supermarket, located at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

 

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

The Best Budget-Friendly Décor Buys Courtesy of Home Centre in Dubai and Egypt

 Spruce up your abode with these chic and affordable interior accessories from one of the Middle East’s leading furniture shops.

Home Centre in the Middle East


Home Centre is one of the top spots to buy furniture and décor in the Middle East

 

Aside from doing a quick daily once-over on the house (clearing dirty dishes, putting some washing on and making our bed), most of us will admit that our abodes could do with a little sprucing up – they do say that ‘a tidy home means tidy mind’. 

While you might not have the time for a full-on feng shui makeover, a handful of new shopping buys can make a significant impact on a room, quickly transforming it into a more relaxing and stylish place to call your own. 

Home Centre is one of our top hits to discover sleek décor finds without draining our bank balance – you can also save even more at their usual 70% off sales! 

Located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt, these one-stop-shops for all your interior necessities will tick all the right boxes whatever your budget.  


Rugs by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Rugs, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


Rugs are an easy way to bring a room together instantly. Look out for something in dark easy-to-wash colours and prints, especially if you have young children or pets. 


Lamps by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Lamps, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


Through lighting, you can create the perfect ambience in your home. Avoid harsh overhead fixtures and steer towards table labs, dimmers and candles for a more soothing atmosphere. 


Storage table and desk by Home Centre available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Storage table and desk, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of Egypt


A neat house lies in carefully thought out storage units. While we all have a messy drawer (or several), look for pretty baskets and boxes to store away out-of-season clothing, tidbits or toys. You can also buy elegant furniture pieces that double as extra storage such as this sleek sideboard and desk. 

 
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 Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

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.

 
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 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

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 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

 
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

 
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