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June 2020

The ‘New Normal’ at Mall of the Emirates: What it’s Really Like


Our first-hand account of shopping and dining at the mall today.

The atrium in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Your favourite stores are ready and waiting to welcome you back to Mall of the Emirates


With malls, salons, hotels, beaches, pools and tourist attractions all welcoming visitors, and a growing number of residents making their way back to the office, Dubai is open for business again – with new guidelines, measures and procedures in place to keep us all safe and protected from COVID-19.

The “new normal” is a phrase we are hearing more and more these days – but what is the new normal at Mall of the Emirates? What is it like to go shopping at the mall today? Let us write a new beginning.

Just like in any public space, face masks are compulsory at Mall of the Emirates, so do not leave home without one. Entering the mall from the car park, we walked right past a high-tech thermal imaging camera before we even realised our temperature had just been checked.

Hand sanitising station and social distancing reminder at Mall of the Emirates

There are safety measures throughout the Mall of the Emirates to protect consumers  


Inside the mall, there are countless reminders to maintain social distancing of 2 metres – from stickers on the floors and elevators to regular public announcements over the mall’s PA system. What’s more, you do not have to look far in any direction to find a free hand sanitiser station, and you will spot mall staff regularly cleaning surfaces like elevator handrails. We had initially feared it might all be a bit overwhelming. It is reassuring.

Staff wearing face masks at Charlotte Tilbury, Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Staff at Charlotte Tilbury has a new way to show you make-up demonstrations


The shopping experience at Charlotte Tilbury, for example, is a little different at this particular time – but the staff remain helpful and professional. While the make-up specialists are not permitted to apply cosmetics to a consumer’s face now, they are armed with iPads. They will direct you to online demonstrations and tutorials about your chosen product.

Still, want to give that lipstick a little twist and swatch? Ask the staff for disposable gloves, and you can then sample the make-up on your covered hands or arms.

H&M, inside Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Consumers are heading back to H&M, Mall of the Emirates


We popped in and out some women’s fashion stores, and picked up a few sale bargains. Some stores will also take your temperature as you enter, but not all. Hand sanitiser at checkouts is universal throughout, though. What every store also has in common is shop assistants fully versed in what measures are in place to make consumers feel at ease. If you have a question, ask them – they are there to help. The store assistants we spoke to were happy to report shopper confidence was on the up – particularly evident in the number of families visiting the mall now that the restriction on kids under 12 has been lifted.

Social distancing message at Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates

Watch great movies while social distancing at Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates


Thinking of a future date night with your spouse, we headed over to Vox Cinemas, where a beneficial assistant explained the social distancing measures we could expect. Yes, you and your better half can sit together, while ushers will ensure there are two vacant seats to either side. Masks must be worn during the duration of the movie unless you are eating food – and the ushers will discreetly check to make sure everyone is following the rules. 

The Cheesecake Factory, Mall of the Emirates

Scan a QR code to download the Cheesecake Factory’s menu


Talk of food made us realise we had not eaten and so we hightailed it over to The Cheesecake Factory for a late lunch. Bright signs indicate where you can and cannot sit. Physical menus have been removed from service. Instead, download a QR reading app to your phone and scan the QR code on your table to view the menu. Not only is this more hygienic – it is more environmentally friendly!

Masks removed as we tucked into a house salad and a mountain of French fries, we reflected on the new normal experience at Mall of the Emirates. Sure, the situation is different from this time last year, but you know what? In many ways, we like it better.

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


体育赛事投注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

体育赛事投注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

体育赛事投注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 


体育赛事投注 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.

January 2020

One of the Most Popular Beauty Brands on the Planet Is Now Open In This Mall

You can now shop Charlotte Tilbury’s cult make-up staples at Mall of the Emirates – prepare to become a devotee!

The Charlotte Tilbury store at Mall of the Emirates Dubai

体育赛事投注The latest Charlotte Tilbury boutique is now open at Mall of the Emirates


Don’t walk, run, because one of the biggest celebrity make-up artist’s in the business has just opened a brand new beauty boutique inside Mall of the Emirates.

The legendary Charlotte Tilbury’s latest store in the Middle East, or “Wonderland” as she’s dubbed them, is officially open on the ground floor of the mall and we were one of the first in line to check out the sprawling space. 

A portrait shot of make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury

体育赛事投注Charlotte Tilbury, the iconic make-up artist behind the best-selling beauty brand 


A step inside the luxurious new wonderland reveals an opulent boudoir-inspired setting, complete with mirrored walls, plush velvet make-up chairs and gilded palm tree chandeliers. 

You’ll see a number of special sections within the store devoted to various categories, including skincare, perfumes and the best-selling lipsticks. There are also carefully considered experiences to try out, such as a bespoke engraving service and a touch and play bar that showcases 10 of Charlotte’s most iconic make-up looks – we spotted two of our personal favourites, the Golden Goddess and the Rock Chick

Should you need a little guidance, members of Charlotte’s ‘Team Tilbury’ are readily available to help you pick out the perfect products and skincare staples. The pro staff are also on hand to share their beauty tricks of the trade – think how to master contouring or perfect a feline flick. You can also book in a full ‘Tilbury Transformation’ makeover with products specifically picked out to make you look your most dazzling, glowy self. Sign us up!

The new Charlotte Tilbury store at Mall of the Emirates Dubai

The new Charlotte Tilbury stores is every beauty lover’s dream


For the ultimate A-list treatment, you can book the private beauty boudoir. With decadent vanity tables inspired by old Hollywood glamour, the exclusive private areas offer a more intimate one-to-one setting with one of the top make-up masters. You can even book out the entire private space for a group of your closest girlfriends – perfect for special occasions and bridal consultations. 

3 Best-Selling Beauty Buys to Shop at Charlotte Tilbury Now  

Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury, available at Mall of the Emirates

Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, AED100, Charlotte Tilbury, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Airbrush Flawless Foundation by Charlotte Tilbury, available at Mall of the Emirates

Airbrush Flawless Foundation, AED200, Charlotte Tilbury, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury, available at Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Charlotte’s Magic Cream 50ml, AED420, Charlotte Tilbury, visit Mall of the Emirates 

January 2020

Interior Accessories That’ll Make Your Home Look More Luxurious


It’s all about that finishing touch.

Living room décor with neutral colours and a rustic wood coffee table

Home décor buys to freshen up your abode 


Effortlessly decorating a room just comes naturally for those lucky few with an “interior eye”. For them, it’s as easy as picking out any outfit in the morning – they know exactly what pieces to place where and how to make any sized room look like it belongs on the pages of a magazine. 

They can select the perfect mix of textiles in under a minute, know where to place a rug to increase the size of a room and most importantly, how to artfully accessorise a space to add style and personality. 

If you’re struggling to style your own space, fear not because we’ve just found the chicest interior accessories that’ll make any room in your home look pulled-together in a flash. 

Hand-woven grey and white throw by Crate and Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Hand-woven Grey and White Throw, AED505, Crate and Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates 


A super soft throw draped over your sofa is not only a must for cosy movie nights, but it’ll create a more luxe layered look – you can also arrange it to cover any stubborn stains on your cushions.

With stripes on one side and solid grey on the reverse, this hand-woven Moroccan-inspired blanket will work with nearly every décor scheme in your home.

White and metallic decorative tray by Home Centre, available at Mall of the Emirates

White and metallic decorative tray, AED149, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates 


To neaten up your coffee table, start with an oversized tray in the middle and build around it like a puzzle or grid, slotting in your favourite coffee table books and smaller knickknacks. 

A touch of greenery also goes a long way so make sure to place a leafy plant in the middle to anchor your table or opt for a collection of mini sculptural succulents. 

Leather and brass magazine rack by Crate and Barrel, available at Mall of the Emirates

Leather and brass magazine rack, AED685, Crate and Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates


No matter how stylish your home accessories体育赛事投注, a mass of old newspapers, magazines or mail left littering a surface will make a room look messy. Enter this super sleek brass and chocolate leather magazine rack – ideal for neatly masking all of your reading material.  

December 2019

How to Dress Up Your Dining Table for Festive Celebrations


Elegant white and gold table decorations and wrapped gifts for Christmas


Top dining table décor buys to shop now


’Tis the season to celebrate! Whether you’re hosting a big bash for everyone on your contacts list or holding a more intimate get-together for just your nearest and dearest, take a look below where we’re sharing our top entertaining tips and revealing the ultimate décor pieces to amp up your table’s cape for all the festivities ahead.


Gold candlesticks by Zara Home, available at Mall of the Emirates


Gold candlesticks, starting at AED49, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates


Top buy: These glossy gilt candlesticks will add instant elegance to your dining table. 


Red oval stoneware serving dish by Zara Home, available at Mall of the Emirates


Red oval serving dish, AED149, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Entertaining tip: Even for the most experienced hostesses, serving a sit-down supper course by course can be overwhelming. Take a load off and opt for either a buffet station or place family-style platters down the center of your table so that guests can simply help themselves.  


Copper 5-piece flatware cutlery set by Crate and Barrel, available at Mall of the Emirates


Copper tableware set, AED279, Crate and Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Décor tip: Switching out your usual silverware for chic copper or gold cutlery will add instant glamour to your festive table. This sleek set by Crate and Barrel is our top pick for gram-worthy soirées this season. 


Dark green linen napkins by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates


 Two-pack green linen napkins, AED59, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates


Top buy: Make your table look more polished with neatly folded matching napkins. Invest in good quality linen that’ll survive regular washes and go for a darker shade that won’t show up stains. For extra style points, fasten with elegant napkin rings or tie with rustic string. 


November 2019

How to Make Your Bedroom Feel like A Luxury Hotel


A woman waking up and stretching in her bedroom by a window


A luxury bedroom you’ll love waking up in 


When a ‘timeout’ is needed, we love nothing more than checking into a hotel and luxuriating in the room’s plush surroundings for the night. From smooth-as-silk bedsheets to blackout curtains, mood lighting and all the miniature designer toiletries, we have a soft spot for the suite life.  

With just a few comfortable bedrooms decorating hacks and purchases, we’ve decided to turn our bedroom into a hotel-worthy space. 

Take a look below for inspiration on how to inject a boutique hotel feel into your bedroom.


500-thread count duvet cover by Zara Home, available at Mall of the Emirates


500-thread count duvet cover, starting at AED399, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Switching out old greying sheets for fresh new white linen will make a world of difference to the look of your bedroom and most importantly, how well you sleep at night. 

Housekeeping tip: Ironing bed linen can seem like a tedious chore but pop on your favourite playlist, grab a can of spray starch, and you’ll get it done in half an hour. Super crisp sheets will make your lie-ins all the more indulgent. 


Silver table lamp by Crate & Barrel, available at Mall of the Emirates


Silver table lamp, AED1,199, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates


You’ll find that most hotel rooms have a variety of different light sources to set the right mood. Ranging from wall sconces beside the bed to overhead lights and a statement table lamp. Make your space look more luxe by opting for a matching pair of oversized lamps either side of your bed. 


Glass jewellery box by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates


Glass jewellery box, AED95, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Don’t forget to add the little bedside luxuries that you might see in a hotel to make you feel all the more pampered. Finishing touches such as a small tray or glass box to hold your jewellery, a mini vase filled with fresh blooms or a glass water carafe will give your bedroom a suite-inspired vibe. 



October 2019

We Just Found the Best Make-Up Products to Achieve Glowing Skin

Model and fashion influencer Olivia Culpo at an event


The best radiance-enhancing beauty products to try tonight 


Forget about airbrushing apps, these radiance-enhancing beauty buys will give you all the glow you could want.

Take a look below to shop now.


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation from Harvey Nichols Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, AED245, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


The OG of luxury foundations, Giorgio Armani’s best-selling Luminous Silk Foundation has cult status in the beauty industry thanks to its natural and buildable coverage, brightening shade range and weightless texture. We’ve yet to find a better formula. Try it yourself and be prepared to fall in love.

Make-Up Tip: A genuinely flawless finish starts with skincare. Prep your pores like the pros by gently exfoliating, followed by a hydrating serum and primer – your foundation will glide on smoothly and stay put for longer.  


L'Oréal Glow Liquid Highlighter from Lifestyle, available at Mall of the Emirates


L'Oréal Glow Liquid Highlighter, AED81, Lifestyle, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Offered in two metallic shades, L'Oréal’s illuminating drops come packed with light-reflecting shimmer to give you a make-up artist-worthy glow. Mix in a drop with your foundation to create an all-over sheen or dab just a tiny amount on your cheeks, brow bones and the inner corners of your eyes. 


Diorskin Rosy Glow Blusher from Sephora available at Mall of the Emirates


Diorskin Rosy Glow, AED222, Dior at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates 


While this bold blusher looks neon in the pan, the product’s bright pigments will react to the moisture in the skin to suit your complexion. Swirl onto the apples of your cheeks using a fluffy brush to deliver a delicate flush of rosy colour



September 2019

How to Refresh Your Home in Just Minutes

Easy interior design ideas to make your space look neater and more stylish.


A new living room décor collection by Crate & Barrel


体育赛事投注3 home interior buys to streamline your living space


Can’t find the time to fully Marie Kondo your home? Fear not, our quick styling tips will spruce up your space in a flash.


Gold iron flowerpot by Zara Home available at Mall of the Emirates


Gold iron flowerpot, AED349, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates


Take inspiration from those stylish Nordic spaces you’ve spotted on Instagram and fill your home with fresh greenery. Whether you go for a single oversized palm leaf, lots of mini succulents or a new cactus, the options are endless and make a significant impact. Now all you need is a selection of potters to place them in. We love this sleek standalone gold duo from Zara Home.


Green glass vase by H&M Home available at Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注Green glass vase, AED45, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates


If your coffee table is looking a tad cluttered, we say clear it entirely and start from scratch. First, arrange your favourite photography books either side of a focal centrepiece. This could be a trio of unique ceramics, a large luxe candle or a statement vase filled with faux blooms or greenery. From there add personal touches by layering a selection of small accessories or ornaments on top of the books – now the only challenge will be to keep it like looking this!


Straw wicker basket by Crate & Barrel available at Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注Straw basket, AED415, Crate and Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates


The mess has a way of spreading. All it takes is a couple of T-shirts strung over the sofa or a few Post-it notes scattered on the counter to make your once spotless home look a little untidy.

Don’t worry if there’s no space for extra cabinets or shelves, if you’re looking for storage solutions simply pick up a series of stylish straw baskets from Crate & Barrel to store things in – be it old magazine issues or the countless children’s toys that end up littering your floor.

August 2019

The Chic New Furniture Store You Need to Visit in Dubai

Living room furniture by Chattels & More


This elegant homewares store will suit all tastes 


News just in, brand new interiors store Chattels & More just opened inside Mall of the Emirates and it might make you want to redecorate your whole home. 

The homegrown concept store is already a well-loved haunt of interior designers based in the region thanks to its diverse range of furniture and accessories, all thoughtfully handpicked and sourced from around the world.

Whether your décor asthenic ranges from modern and minimalistic to quirky and eclectic or classic and elegant, Chattels & More houses it all, and at an affordable price point to boot.

体育赛事投注 Scroll below for a curated edit of our favourite pieces in store now.


Cream armchair by Chattels & More at Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注Cream armchair, AED2,480, Chattels & More, visit Mall of the Emirates 


体育赛事投注Every boudoir needs a beautiful armchair to anchor the room and add a suite-like vibe. This feminine curved piece comes covered in super soft cream fabric atop chic gilt legs. 


Copper wire table set by Chattels & More at Mall of the Emirates


Copper wire table set, AED1,062, Chattels & More, visit Mall of the Emirates


 If your living room steers on the smaller side and doesn’t allow for a central coffee table opt for layered side tables instead. Complete with luxurious mirrored surfaces, this set of two copper wire tables is the epitome of design-led glamour. 


Gold monkey lamp by Chattels & More at Mall of the Emirates


Gold monkey lamp, AED511, Chattels & More, visit Mall of the Emirates


We’re all for clean lines and stark minimalism, but sometimes a room needs a touch of fun in the form of a statement accessory. This conversation-starting monkey lamp will do just that while adding a pop of colour. We believe lighting is like jewellery for a room, so go bold! 

Blue suede sofa by Chattels & More at Mall of the Emirates


Blue suede sofa, AED6,299, Chattels & More, visit Mall of the Emirates


A real wow piece, this sapphire blue suede sofa will be the focal point in any home. Sure, the bright shade might seem daring at first, but rich jewel tones are effortless to work with and will add depth and interest to otherwise neutral colour schemes. 

Get the Designer Look in Your Own Home
Feel like sprucing up your home but can’t decide which route to take? Chattels & More provides a free interior design consultation with their specialised team. Let them know your requirements and a designer will revert with a portfolio of stylish suggestions. Get started now by emailing them on designer@chattelsandmore.com

Chattels & More, Level 1, Mall of the Emirates 

July 2019

How to Get Glowing Skin before a Big Bash

A dark-haired model wearing a pink gown


The best treatments for glowing skin 


体育赛事投注Got a glamorous party coming up? We’ve rounded up the products and treatments we turn to for instantly glowing skin before an important event. 


Caudalie Glycolic Peel at Sephora, in Mall of the Emirates


Caudalie Glycolic Peel, AED150, Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates


We were quick to put this glycolic acid peel to the test after hearing it had been dubbed ‘a facial in a tube’. Does it live up to the hype? The answer is a resounding yes. Apply, wait 10 minutes and rinse to see the radiance-boosting and smoothing results for yourself. 


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant from Boots, at Mall of the Emirates


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, AED286, Boots, visit Mall of the Emirates  


Just as the name suggests, this product acts like at-home microdermabrasion that is gentle enough for daily use. The rice-based powder, which transforms into a paste once mixed with a few drops of water, is mild enough for sensitive skin but will still get the job done for any skin types in need of a thorough buffing. 

The formula is also infused with salicylic acid, which works wonders as an acne treatment for oily complexions. 


Treatment room at Softouch Spa, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates


Luminous C Facial, 75 minutes, AED 815, visit Softouch Spa located inside Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates


 When all else fails, and you find yourself needing an expert’s touch, book in for a facial at Softouch Spa体育赛事投注. The Luminous C Facial Treatment deeply nourishes, firms, and brightens skin using vitamin and anti-oxidant enriched products from Swiss skincare line Pevonia. Once you’ve peeled yourself away from the incredibly comfortable spa bed, you’ll instantly notice a much more radiant complexion.



July 2019

How to Make a Small Living Room Look More Spacious

Light and bright living room with modern décor


Ingenious interior buys to make your space appear larger than it is

Feeling cramped in small square footage? We’ve found the best home hacks that’ll lend the illusion of space whatever the size of your abode. 

Go Big or Go Home 

You may be tempted to pick out micro-sized furniture pieces but we recommend purchasing one oversized statement item to act as a focal point for your room.

In living rooms, buy the biggest sofa you can fit in and cut back on odd-end tables. To further make a place look more open, hunt for sofas with exposed legs. The same applies to bedroom furniture – you can then slide straw or metal baskets underneath to act as extra clothes storage boxes. 


Gold metal storage basket by H&M Home at Mall of the Emirates


Metal storage basket, AED85, H&M Home, at Mall of the Emirates

Bring the Outdoors In 

Aside from being one of the easiest ways to fill negative space in a room, fresh greenery can add depth and airiness to your home. 

Look for house plants or trees with slim trunks so not to obstruct a window’s views or block off corners. If you’re not blessed with a green thumb, opt for realistic faux versions of your favourite plants instead. 


Faux plant in a pot by Crate & Barrel at Mall of the Emirates


Faux jade plant in a pot, AED229, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates

Designer tip: Don’t be afraid to invest in large-scale paintings or photography pieces. While we love a curated gallery wall of smaller pieces, hanging oversized artworks stops a room from feeling too cluttered. 

Let There Be Light 

Hang a huge mirror opposite a window or in a dark corner to bounce light and make your living room appear more spacious. 


Gold sun mirror by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates


Gold sun mirror, AED349, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates

Designer tip: Always hang curtains from the floor right up to your ceiling to make pokey frames look bigger than they are. Go for the same colour as your walls, which we recommend keeping bright and white or very dark for depth. 






May 2019

How to make tonight’s Iftar Your Most Memorable Yet

Ramadan Table Decorating Tips plus the Insta-worthy Interior Buys To Shop Now!

Ramadan decorations to buy in Dubai for Iftar

How to host Iftar at home and the best Ramadan decoration ideas 


Planning on hosting your nearest and dearest for another evening of Iftar celebrations? Make sure it’s one to remember with our top tips to sprucing up your table.

Whether you opt for an artfully styled bouquet as a dramatic centrepiece or a collection of single stems in tiny glass vases, no table is genuinely complete without flowers. Just remember the critical rule of successful table setting – keep your displays short so that guests sitting opposite each other can still chat without being blocked off by towering blooms. 

Constantly restocking fresh flowers can get costly, so why not pick up some beautiful faux stems instead? The best quality versions can be found at either Marina Home or THE One, and trust us, they look so believable that they may even fool professional florists. Steer towards frosted glass or opaque vases, as no water can often be the giveaway to fake flowers. 

It’s all in the finishing touches. To create a feast for the senses, add little decorative accents such as bowls of ripe pomegranates, ornate jars filled with dried rose petals, trays holding Arabic sweets or wrapped dates and prayer beads draped over sprigs of rosemary. 

If you haven’t had time to wash your linen tablecloth from the evening before, just raid your gift-wrapping drawer and use brown craft paper instead. This staple material is an inexpensive and quick way to create a relaxed, bohemian vibe. You can also neatly write each guest’s name by their setting, or jot down well wishes and prayers on the paper to mark the special occasion. 

A table filled with dozens of candles will instantly set the right ambience. Teetering candelabras can get messy with dripping wax so go for tealights (or opt for battery-operated versions when dining with kids) inside jewel-toned glassware or mini lanterns. 


Shop Now: Iftar Interiors 

Decorative tea and coffee glass by Zara Home, at Mall of the Emirates

Decorative tea glass, AED99, Zara Home体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Black marble serving board by Crate & Barrel, at Mall of the Emirates

Marble serving board, AED185, Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates  

Gold metal lantern by H&M Home, at Mall of the Emirates

Metal lantern, AED79, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates 


February 2019

The Secret DIY Beauty Tricks Loved By Celebrities


From turmeric face masks to baking soda spot remedies, you need to know these at-home skincare hacks from the A-list.

DIY celebrity beauty tricks to try at home

DIY celebrity beauty tricks to try at home 

Ever wondered how actress Priyanka Chopra gets that enviably glowing complexion? Or what supermodel Adriana Lima does to achieve her perfectly shiny locks? Hint, it’s not down to a shelf of pricey products, but ingredients that you are likely to already have stocked in your kitchen.

 Priyanka Chopra’s Brightening Face Mask 

Actress and former beauty queen Priyanka Chopra is known for her flawless skin. Sure, she may have an army of make-up artists at her manicured fingertips, but to keep her famous skin glowing she follows a few simple all-natural beauty tricks handed down from her mother.

Her easy beauty ritual includes cleansing with coconut oil and an at-home “Ubtan” mask that involves mixing two spoons of whole wheat flour, a squeeze of lime juice, a scoop of creamy yoghurt, a little rose water and the star ingredient, a pinch of turmeric powder.

Leave on for 20 minutes then gently rub to exfoliate before rinsing with warm water to reveal clearer, brighter skin in a flash.

Make Priyanka Chopra’s DIY face mask with turmeric powder from Carrefour Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

 Make Priyanka Chopra’s DIY face mask with turmeric powder, AED11.10, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates

Adriana Lima’s Glossy Locks Treatment 

After two decades in the fashion industry, supermodel Adriana Lima has certainly learnt a thing or two when it comes to personal grooming. Speaking to intothegloss.com, the Brazilian beauty revealed that she treats her mane to a weekly conditioning mask mixed with fresh avocado – a great natural remedy for adding a serious dose of hydration and shine.

Leave on for 30 minutes or longer under a shower cap (to help lock in heat and moisture) before rinsing with cold water.

Treat your locks to Adriana’s conditioning mask with fresh avocados from Carrefour Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

Treat your locks to Adriana’s conditioning mask with fresh avocados, AED19.95, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates

Kendall Jenner’s Spot Solution 

When model Kendall Jenner listed a baking soda blemish remedy on her app we immediately put it to the test. Many pimples later (we blame the festive party season) and it’s still one of the most effective treatments we have tried to help dry out a spot.

The thrifty DIY concoction includes just half a teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of lemon juice (to help clear dead skin) and a drizzle of honey (known for its antibacterial and soothing properties).

Just stir to make a paste and dab on the pimple and rinse after 10 minutes.


Create Kendall Jenner’s blemish remedy with baking soda, AED3.70, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates


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.

体育赛事投注Through her social media channels and website lebrasse.com, 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


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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

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


January 2019

Where to Go In Dubai for the Best Beauty Treatments

You need to try these pampering beauty treatments in Dubai


If you’re struggling to remember the last time your nails were tended to, your locks tamed or your pores deep cleaned at the hands of a pro, why not treat yourself by booking in for treatment this week?

Whether you have just minutes to spare for a quick manicure or fancy a full-blown facial in a spa-like setting, these are the best beauty salons to try now.


The Ultimate Facial 

Sisters Beauty Lounge at Mall of the Emirates

Sisters Beauty Lounge at Mall of the Emirates 


Put your skin in the safe hands of the highly-trained aestheticians at Sisters Beauty Lounge. Using luxurious products from Margy’s of Monte Carlo, the Botox Effect Facial is an intensive antioxidant-packed treatment promising to plump, hydrate and regenerate your complexion in 90 minutes.

Combining deep cleansing with exfoliation and very gentle extraction, you’ll also receive a tension-melting massage to encourage lymphatic drainage. Expect to leave utterly relaxed and glowing.


The Bouncy Blowdry

The Loft Fifth Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon at Mall of the Emirates

The Loft Fifth Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon at Mall of the Emirates


This award-winning salon provides everything you could need to keep your tresses in tip-top condition, ranging from cuts to colour and extensions. The top hairstylists are known for transforming even the limpest locks into big bouncy waves in a flash. If you have a few extra minutes to spare, try one of the nourishing masks to give your hair a shot of moisture and a mirror-like shine.  


The Nail Experts

Sugar Beauty Lounge at Mall of the Emirates


Talons will be filed, buffed and polished to perfection by the meticulous manicure experts at Sugar Beauty Lounge. The chic minimalist salon offers a vast menu of nail services, including nail art, Shellac, Gelish and Acrylic – you can also get a quick polish change in under 10 minutes.


December 2018

Pre-Party Beauty Hacks For Your Best Skin


How to make sure your skin survives all the festivities throughout the party season?

体育赛事投注How to make sure your skin survives all the festivities throughout the party season?


We know that holiday season socialising is excellent but can have a side effect on our skin. If you too are suffering from a less-than-fresh reflection from several late nights out, check out our top tips on how to combat a tired complexion.

Rodial Cleansing Balm by Harvey Nichols Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates

Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm, AED341, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 


体育赛事投注Most of us are already aware that a thorough twice daily cleansing is an essential step in every skin care regime. As with drinking enough water or eating your five-a-day, it often gets overlooked. We get it, you’re busy, but not washing your face can result in several unwanted skin problems. These could range between dull, clogged pores and a build-up of dead skin that stops the skin from naturally regenerating.

To make sure your skin is left squeaky clean, there are a couple of steps. First, remove the majority of your makeup with a few cotton pads soaked in micellar water. Follow this with a double cleanse, using either a soap-free gel (ideal for combination skin) or a nourishing cleansing balm (perfect for dry types).

Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask, available at Sephora Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask, AED125, Sephora Dubai体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates


A face mask will make the world of difference to a tired complexion. For the perfect mask, look for super speedy formulas that offer multiple benefits in one swift application. Avène’s Cleanance Mask (from Boots) requires just five minutes and will give your skin an instant facial by absorbing oil, deeply cleansing and lightly exfoliating. 

Similarly, try one of the new sleep mask formulas to treat your face while you snooze. Just apply as you would a face cream, lightly tissue off excess and rinse in the morning for glowing skin.


Elemis Eye Masks, available at Shine Spa at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, AED488 (for a set of six), visit Shine Spa at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注It’s no wonder makeup artists stock up on eye masks for their backstage beauty kit. These serum-infused patches offer instant results and will allow your makeup to go on smoother. Keep them in the fridge for further de-puffing and cooling benefits. Tired peepers will reap the advantage after just ten minutes. 

December 2018

These Decor Buys Will Make Your Home Feel Super Festive


 The perfect excuse to stay in this month.

Where to buy festive decor in Dubai

Christmas-themed interior finds from the Dubai shopping malls.


Our part of the world may lack snowy outdoor landscapes, but if you step inside the region’s malls and hotels, you’ll be transported to a Christmas wonderland.  Feel the festive spirit, with decorated Christmas trees, twinkling fairy lights and beautiful garlands.

体育赛事投注 Sprinkle a little winter wonder into your own home and shop the most stylish décor finds to fit the season.

Velvet cushion cover by H&M Home, available at Mall of the Emirates

Velvet cushion cover, AED79, H&M Home, visit Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注Switching out cushions is a quick and effortless way to introduce seasonal trends throughout the year. For the winter months, try rich jewel tones and soft luxe fabrics. We love garnet, emerald green or sapphire blue, like this quilted velvet buy from H&M Dubai. 

Berry wreath by Crate & Barrel Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Berry wreath, AED459, Crate & Barrel Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


For instant curb appeal, hang a berry wreath on your front door in the lead-up to Christmas. Or, try your hand at creating a gallery wall by replacing your usual artwork with various wreaths in different sizes and designs.

Throw blanket by Maisons Du Monde, available at Mall of the Emirates

Throw blanket, AED185, Maisons Du Monde体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates

While the temperature in Dubai might not dip to minus, evenings can certainly get cooler. To stay warm, place cosy blankets on the back of outdoor chairs or flung over sofas for movie nights in.

Printed placemats by Zara Home, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed placemats, AED59 (for a set of two), Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Are you celebrating with a family feast at home this year? These reindeer-printed placemats will give your dining table a hint of festive spirit for your loved ones to enjoy.

November 2018

Quick Ways to Be a Kitchen Goddess


De-clutter and create more space in your kitchen with these designer-approved decorating hacks.

Home décor buys from the Dubai shopping malls

Home décor tricks for small spaces


City living often means having to settle for a smaller kitchen. Aside from feeling cramped, it can also make cooking for a group of people a hard task. 

Whether you’re struggling to find counter space, or despair at an overflowing pantry, we’re on hand to help you. You can make your area feel double the size with our quick guide on how to clear out and organise your kitchen. 

Find our top tips below and shop our new favourite kitchen essentials from Mall of the Emirates.

The Big Kitchen Clear Out

First up, the fridge. Remove every item and throw out anything that’s out of date while you’re at it. You might be surprised to see what’s lurking at the back. Wipe down every corner and crevice with an antibacterial spray. For more stubborn stains, use baking soda mixed with warm water to create a paste. Baking soda works like a charm to deodorise strong smells!

To make food prep quicker, divide your fridge into organised sections. Allocate a bottom drawer to meat, another for fresh fruit and veggies, a shelf for condiments and a part for dairy. 

Next up, tackle your pantry with patience and check all the expiry dates to ensure everything is still safe to consume. To cut back on clutter, opt for clear storage containers and label them to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Spice racks are also a great way to help keep your supply streamlined and neat. 

If you are low on storage but have an overflow of kitchen appliances and tools, look out for smart pieces to maximise your storage. Some examples can be under-the-sink freestanding drawer units and layered floating shelves that can slot into a tall cupboard. These can be great for stacking various pots and pans.

Shop Now

Storage containers by Home Centre Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Storage containers, prices start at AED25, Home Centre Dubai体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Printed plates by Maisons du Monde at Mall of the Emirates

Printed plates, starting at AED30, Maisons du Monde, visit Mall of the Emirates 

Décor tip: Create extra space in a snug kitchen by fixing a series of open shelves to a wall. Thiese shelves can also be perfect for displaying decorative accents such as plates or glassware collection. 

Drawer organiser by Crate & Barrel Dubai, available at Mall of the Emirates

Drawer organiser, AED139, Crate & Barrel Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

November 2018

We've got the answers to your top 3 fitness questions


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

Fitness tricks and gym style

体育赛事投注Tips and tricks to getting the most out of your workout 


You asked, and we answered. Here are easy solutions to your biggest 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 on a hectic working day is no easy feat. But, if you’re serious about investing in your health and fitness, find a time that suits your schedule and one that you can stick to, no excuses. 

We find that early mornings are often the 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. These simple things will 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. Try 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, they aren't always necessary. The most effective tummy toning methods can be done 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), circuits that include a range of sit-ups, crunches, planks, and 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are the way to go. 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. Remember always fully to engage your core for max impact.

Stomach exercises can be sore, especially at the beginning. To help get through the circuit, create a small 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体育赛事投注, 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. However, this area is crucial for improving speed and endurance. Look to ab and back building exercises, such as push-ups or bench presses. 

体育赛事投注 Hesitant to step off the treadmill? Up the incline and do a series of short sprints to add intensity. To further tone your arms and shoulders, carry out a few rounds of bicep curls or overhead presses while speed walking. 


Key buy: Running Trainers 

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


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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

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“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


“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

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“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.”


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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

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体育赛事投注 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

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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

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





October 2018

World of Fashion: Dubai’s Most Exciting Fashion Event Is Nearly Here!

The celebrity appearances, live interviews and stylish shows not to miss 

A visit to World of Fashion is one of the best things to do in Dubai

A visit to World of Fashion is one of the best things to do in Dubai this October  


With one of Dubai’s biggest fashion events just days away, you need to add World of Fashion to your agenda immediately. 
Taking place from October 9th to 13th, it’s a five-day celebration of all things fashion held at Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate place to visit in Dubai for shopping, eating and entertainment. 

World of Fashion is one of the top attractions in Dubai

体育赛事投注Mark your calendars for World of Fashion


The fashion-filled event kicks off on October 9th when House of Bazaar will open its doors in the Central Galleria. Here, visitors will get the chance to mingle with the region’s leading style experts and experience a series of exclusive live fashion shows, talks and presentations. If you love fashion there will be plenty of moments that you don’t want to miss.

House of Bazaar will be open throughout the event, from 12pm until 9pm for the duration of the event, from October 9th to 13th.

Fashion fans will love a visit to House of Bazaar in Dubai

Fashion fans will love a visit to House of Bazaar in Dubai


Over at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, October 11th is another key date to bookmark in your diary as Simply Dubai returns. An international style forum, visitors will be treated to a number of exciting talks by the world’s leading fashion and beauty insiders, as they share their expertise and industry know-how. 

Simply Dubai will be open from 10am to 6pm. Visit suomifani.com to learn more and get your tickets now.

Simply Dubai will take place at one of the top hotels in Dubai

Simply Dubai will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

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

体育赛事投注Feel the Beat aims to help women lead healthier lifestyles

体育赛事投注 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  

体育赛事投注 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

Receive a complimentary heart screening in the mall

Receive a complimentary heart screening in the mall

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

体育赛事投注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

体育赛事投注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

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

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

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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.  

体育赛事投注 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, , and

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

体育赛事投注Lancôme Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask at Paris Gallery, visit and

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. 


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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体育赛事投注, , , , and M


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

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Where To Buy The Freshest Ingredients  

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

体育赛事投注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. 

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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体育赛事投注, , , , , , and


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体育赛事投注, 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, , , , , , and


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. 

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

体育赛事投注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, , , and


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体育赛事投注, , , and


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!


May 2018

The Definitive Guide to Dressing and Entertaining During Ramadan


Ring in the Holy Month with our style picks and top tips for hosting at home.

Trendy fashion and interior buys in Dubai for Ramadan

体育赛事投注Fashion finds, and interior buys for Ramadan 2018


With the Holy Month on the horizon, we’re looking to the new season collections for stylish and modest outfit ideas to wear to Iftars, Suhoors and all the celebrations that Ramadan brings with it.

Burgundy jumpsuit 1 from Roland Mouret at Mall of the Emirates

Burgundy jumpsuit, Roland Mouret at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates


Stand out in this striking burgundy-hued jumpsuit by Roland Mouret. The draped asymmetric silhouette works perfectly under an abaya or kaftan. 

Pleated skirt at Zara in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Pleated skirt, Zara Dubai and Egypt, visit Mall of the Emirates and


Decked with shimmery panels, this swingy pleated skirt will be your go-to for all occasions during Ramadan. 

Box clutch from Karen Millen in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Box clutch, Karen Millen, visit Mall of the Emirates 


A glittering gold box clutch to add a touch of sparkle to your evening attire or abaya. 


Ring In the Holy Month At Home 

These chic décor buys will ensure you are the hostess with mostess this Ramadan 

Metal Lanterns from Home Centre Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Metal lanterns, Home Centre, visit Mall of the Emirates and


Create a Pinterest-worthy setting by placing fresh flowers and a scattering of mismatched metal lanterns along the middle of your table – Home Centre in Dubai and Mall of Egypt offer brilliant budget-friendly options.  

Top tip: 体育赛事投注Steer clear of towering vases and elaborate floral centrepieces that may obstruct your guests’ conversations. We find a selection of small bouquets in low vases works best. 


Cup and saucer set from Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates

Cup and saucer set, Zara Home Dubai and Egypt, visit Mall of the Emirates and


This sleek cone-shaped cup and saucer set is perfect for serving post-Iftar tea and Arabic coffee. 

Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud candle in Dubai

Velvet Rose and Oud candle, Jo Malone,体育赛事投注 visit Mall of the Emirates


Add an air of luxury to your home with Jo Malone’s beautiful Velvet Rose and Oud candle. 

April 2018

How To Transform Your Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep


Get some serious shuteye in a stylish setting with these decorating ideas.

Bedroom design and decor tips, Dubai

体育赛事投注 Design buys and tips for your bedroom


They say your bedroom should be the neatest room in a home – a sanctuary free of all clutter and distractions with the sole purpose just for sleeping. Well, if like us, you are guilty of occasionally allowing your bedroom to become a dumping point for clothes, old magazines and enough bedside beauty products to fill a pharmacy, you need these insider tips to creating a more soothing environment, which in turn might improve your night’s rest. 

Set aside a few minutes each morning to properly make your bed – trust us; it will make getting into it at night even more enticing. If you would instead hit the snooze button, ditch the many throw pillows and opt for just one low-maintenance cushion in the centre to save precious time when you are in a rush. 

Go the extra mile and take the time to iron your bed sheets to give your abode a luxurious hotel-worthy bed. Nothing beats snuggling down under clean and crisp sheets after a long day. 

Keep mess to a minimum by placing a little tray or set of bowls on your bedside table to hold jewellery, hand cream and other trinkets. 

Storage units are vital to containing the mess and ensuring everything has a place. Buy coat racks, available from most furniture stores (including Home Centre Dubai) to hold handbags, dressing gowns and anything else that might otherwise end up on the floor.

Suite dreams

Three shopping buys to spruce up your bedroom instantly.

Marble tray for home interiors at Crate & Barrel Duba in Dubai

Marble tray, AED185, Crate & Barrel Dubai体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Stylish cushion cover at Zara Home in Dubai

Cushion cover, AED149, Zara Home Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 


Baies scented candle at Harvey Nichols, Dubai

Baies scented candle, AED242, Diptyque at Harvey Nichols Dubai体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates 

March 2018

2 Ultra Pampering Beauty Treatments to Try In Dubai


You deserve to treat yourself. 

Unwind with the best spa and beauty treatments in Dubai

体育赛事投注Unwind with the best spa and beauty treatments in Dubai


Whether you’re feeling wrung-out from work or tired from dealing with toddlers, we think the quickest way to feeling instantly more revived is by booking in for a spa treatment. 

At Mall of the Emirates, you will find a variety of wonderfully pampering havens, ranging from super Zen spas to top hair and beauty salons.

We’ve made the rounds to report back on the best indulging deals to try this March.

Sisters Beauty Lounge

A pampering pod at Sisters Beauty Lounge

体育赛事投注A pampering pod at Sisters Beauty Lounge


Tucked away by the valet parking entrance of the mall, Sisters Beauty Lounge feels like a world away from the busy city. Somewhat of a secret spot in town, the beauty salon is on speed dial for those in the know thanks to the top-of-the-line grooming services, ranging from skin to hair and nail treatments. 

Throughout March, Sisters is offering an exclusive deal to customers visiting the Mall of the Emirates branch. For just AED 399 you can enjoy a manicure and pedicure, eye-lift and lip enhancement, plus a 30-minute head, neck, shoulder and foot massage to release all signs of stress and fatigue. 

Two hours later, you’ll emerge wholly relaxed and groomed from top-to-toe. 

The Nail Spa

The Nail Spa offers excellent beauty deals in Dubai

The Nail Spa provides excellent beauty deals in Dubai


Wind down after a long week with a trip to The Nail Spa – a sleek grooming space nestled away amongst the shops. One of the region’s most popular pampering spots, this award-winning spa provides all the beauty services you might expect, plus a fantastic nail-art bar (the designs are limitless!) and a treatment room where waxing, facials and massages are carried out.

Get the royal treatment from the comfort of a plush sink-into seat with the TNS Multi-Tasker treatment. Priced at AED 305, the session includes a manicure and pedicure followed by either a 30-minute back massage or express facial. Perfect for those on the go, this ticks all the right boxes in one quick session.


At-Home Spa 

If you’re short on time, why not create your spa-level sanctuary at home by picking up a bag of treats from Rituals in Mall of the Emirates? Stock up on the brand’s luxurious Asian-inspired products, which range from richly scented candles to creamy facemasks and nourishing body oils.  

Bath Oil by Rituals available at Mall of the Emirates

The Ritual of Anahata Bath Oil, AED 84, Rituals, visit Mall of the Emirates 

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, , and

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, , and

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. 


January 2018

The Skincare Guide: Banish Breakouts for Good


Ditch the concealer and say hello to a spot-free glowing complexion.

How to get flawless skin in a flash

We show you how to get flawless skin in a flash


If the festive party season has left your pores parched and broken out, you need to read our quick-fix guide to getting glowing skin stat.

A clear complexion starts with a consistent daily regime, one that is carefully curated to suit your skin type, so have a look below where we reveal the game-changing products you need in your life now.

Deep Clean

The most important part of your skincare routine is the most basic, a thorough cleanse twice a day.

In the morning, reach for something gentle (we find mild, unscented formulas best), as you don’t need to remove any make-up, while evenings require something that will go a little deeper.

Ask any beauty pro, and they will tell you the trick to clear skin is by keeping it clean with a daily double cleanse, as just a quick once-over often won’t completely remove the day.

If you’re strapped for time, just use a make-up wipe or micellar water-soaked cotton pads to melt away make-up. Followed by either a creamy cleanser (for dry skin types) or balancing face wash gel (for oily or combination skin types), to ensure skin is left squeaky clean and ready for the next stage of your skincare.

Face wipes by Boots Pharmacy at Mall of the Emirates

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes, AED50, Boots Pharmacy, visit Mall of the Emirates



Smooth Operator

In recent years, we’ve been swapping out our stalwart scrubs of the past for more effective acid formulas of the present. The mention of acid might sound scary, but the latest products are altogether far more beneficial and less abrasive on the epidermis (the upper layer of your skin).

Grainy scrubs can tear the skin and spread bacteria, while acid-based liquids or pads infused with glycolic acid will gently lift away dead cells (which can lead to pimples) and prep your skin for the serums and creams which follow.

Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel at Areej available in Mall of the Emirates

Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel, AED165, Areej, visit Mall of the Emirates


Spot On

Once you have layered on your serums or night cream, target any niggling problem areas or spots with a specialised treatment. Look out for products infused with salicylic acid, which helps to dry up acne, penetrate clogged pores and prevent any new pimples from popping up.

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel at Harvey Nichols Dubai available in Mall of the Emirates

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, AED108, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

December 2017

Jetset Style Top Travel Buys For Instant Airport Chic


Heading on a winter getaway? Travel like a seasoned pro with our guide on what to wear in the sky


Follow Victoria Beckham’s lead and travel in style

Follow Victoria Beckham’s lead and travel in style


While it is all too easy to throw on a pair of sweats and head to the airport (especially on those early starts or red eye departures), why not spend a little extra time to look the part - you may even snag an upgrade!  

Scroll down below where we reveal the quick insider tips to flying like a pro.

•    It all lies in the pre-flight prep. If you have a morning flight, save precious snooze time by picking out your outfit and packing a carry-on bag the night before.

•    Welcoming a mass of travellers daily, airports and planes are not the cleanest public spaces, so cover up and avoid bacteria with long trousers, sleeved tops and always pack extra socks to wear on-board. Go the extra mile and buy special travel compression socks to help increase circulation and avoid swelling - you can usually pick these up in the terminal.

•    Avoid light colours, which may get grubby and opt for loose, layered pieces that offer maximum comfort  - the plane is not the place to wear a pencil skirt and spindly stilettos.

体育赛事投注 •    You can’t go wrong with soft, stretchy jeans paired with a cotton t-shirt and a cosy knit to ward off the cabin chill. Ditch heels and go for boots, slide-on flats or trainers. Travel wear doesn’t have to be boring - and who knows who you will meet.


The Carry-On Essentials:

Three essential finds for the plane  

Yellow bag by Mango Dubai at Mall of the Emirates

Yellow bag, AED119, Mango Dubai体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates


Both durable and stylish, this mustard yellow tote will fit all your travel essentials from reading material to skincare and snacks.


Starskin Face Mask at Sephora Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Starskin Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Face Mask, AED50, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


Chances are you will have a fair few hours to kill on the journey so turn your plane seat into a spa and give yourself a mini facial. After a thorough cleanse, mist your complexion with a toning spray, followed by a sheet mask (less mess than a pot formula) followed by a super hydrating cream - you will arrive with glowing skin.


Printed jumper by SJYP at Boutique 1 available in Mall of the Emirates

Printed jumper, AED1,310, SJYP at Boutique 1体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates


Airplanes are notoriously chilly so wear a cosy knit when travelling. This bang-on-trend leopard print jumper is crafted in a warm wool-blend to keep you snug in the sky.

October 2017

The Best Furniture Shops in Dubai

ON-TREND is not just about what you wear; it’s about where you live. This season, the autumn/winter fashion carried off on the catwalk can also be carried through to your home. With a simple change in texture or accent piece, you can change the entire look and feel of a room.

Stylish and contemporary living room design ideas

Here are the interior updates you need to try now:


Raising the bar

Now the temperatures are cooler, it is the season to entertain. Portable bar cabinets are all the rage for the hosts. Crate & Barrel体育赛事投注 is the place to go if you want a good quality item that will last long after the party has finished. We love the steamer bar cabinet, made from solid ebony with a removable serving tray and solid brass hardware.


Steamer Bar Cabinet from Crate and Barrel

Crate & Barrel’s ‘Steamer Bar Cabinet’ is 6,169 AED


It’s a fair copper

体育赛事投注When it comes to serving platters, drinks coolers and cutlery, this is the year for copper to shine. Adding warmth to any social gathering and brightening up any home, the hottest element on the periodic table is a great way to update your tableware.


Copper beverage tub from Crate and Barrel

 ‘Martin’ Beverage Tub is for 439 AED from Crate & Barrel

Scandi chic

The rest of the world has long admired the effortless Scandinavian style. IDdesign’s Scandinavian roots make them the authority on how to make sure your home is all things hygge. Their pale blue throw cushions are a simple way to embrace both the Scandi chic and the blue skies the Scandinavians can only dream of this autumn.


Pale blue cushions from IDdesign

Pale blue ‘Coco’ cushions in honeycomb design at 229 AED

September 2017

The Best New Beauty Buys: Spruce up Your Make-Up Look This Summer


The scorching weeks ahead call for easy beauty staples to beat the heat  

Supermodel Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr 体育赛事投注shows off her glowing complexion

With summer in full swing, we’re swapping full coverage foundations for tinted moisturisers (with maximum SPF), lipstick for long-lasting stains and powders for do-it-all skin sticks. It’s all about easy, low-maintenance make-up staples to see you through the heat.

Here we share the top three wonder products your beauty bag needs now.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer available at Areej in Mall of the Emirates

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, AED205, Areej

体育赛事投注 Forgo heavy foundation and steer towards a lighter coverage. From CC creams to tinted moisturisers, the make-up market is saturated with plenty of natural formulas offering coverage with added skincare benefits.

Laura Mercier’s cult classic formula, the gold standard of tinted moisturisers, has a legion of A-list fans that all love the sheer dewy finish with an added bonus of SPF protection.

Beauty tip: While many products now come formulated with SPF, we recommend still applying a fresh coat before make-up. Look for a factor 30 or higher, even if you plan to stay inside most the day as UV rays can still reach the skin through windows.

Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour available at Kiko Milano

Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour, AED59, Kiko Milano

Powders tend to end up cakey and patchy during the sweatier summer season. We prefer an oil-free cream or easy-to-blend stick formula to add definition and all-over bronzing. Kiko’s super creamy contour stick stays put all day long and offers a natural bronze in just a quick swipe and blend - perfect for on the go.

Beauty tip:体育赛事投注 Always apply primer before using any kind of cream-based bronzer or blusher to ensure a smooth base and max staying power.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Sugar Mama, AED100, Sephora Dubai

A quick glance at our own make-up collection will confirm that we’re obsessed with liquid lipsticks. Ultra long lasting and packed with pigmented colour - what’s not to love. Check out Dubai-based brand Huda Beauty’s best-selling line of liquid matte shades at Sephora Dubai, but be warned they’ve been known to sell out quickly!

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

September 2017

3 New Under-The-Radar Beauty Secrets To Know Today


From using white liner to wake up tired eyes to combing hairspray over brows, you need to know these life-changing industry secrets.

Supermodel Sara Sampaio

Supermodel Sara Sampaio is our summer beauty icon

From meeting the top make-up artists backstage to interviewing the world’s most sought-after supermodels, our team has certainly learnt a thing or two after many years of experience in the beauty industry.

体育赛事投注 While some prefer to keep their tricks of the trade under wraps, we’re firm believers in sharing is caring – so scroll down below where we reveal the very best (and time-saving) make-up hacks to try stat.

Eyes Wide Open

Not getting enough Z’s? We’re there with you – whether it’s staying up late to finish a PowerPoint before a big meeting or binge-watching the latest Netflix hit, lack of sleep shows and especially around our peepers.

Fake an 8-hours rest by carefully concealing with a light-reflecting cover-up under your eye area before applying just a dab of pale shimmery highlighter on the inner corners to illuminate. Now for our favourite part, work either a matte white or nude coloured pencil along your waterline to instantly brighten and open up your eyes.

Perfect Eyes Duo Highlighter Pencil at Kiko Milan

Perfect Eyes Duo Highlighter Pencil, Kiko Milano, AED49

We love the Jumbo double-ended highlighter pencil by Kiko, which comes with both matte and pearl shades.

So Long Strays
Tame unruly brows in flash by spritzing a little hairspray onto a clean mascara wand (you can pick these up from Sephora Dubai) and brushing upwards before smoothing stray hairs into shape. Opt for a non-sticky formula such as Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray – this speedy trick will also keep your brows in place for longer.

Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray at Boots

Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray AED9, Boots pharmacy

Amp It Up

While we have long loved dry shampoo for those days in-between washes (especially on holidays), we can use this multi-tasking product to create texture and volume.

Work a powdery formula (we prefer sprays) into your roots; allow absorbing any excess oil for a few minutes before thoroughly massaging in to get rid of any white residue. Finish with a quick brush or backcombing - and voilà, refreshed locks with a boost of body ready for styling.  

Batiste Dry Shampoo at Boots pharmacy in Mall of the Emirates

Batiste Dry Shampoo, AED35, Boots pharmacy

Disclaimer:体育赛事投注 Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point.

September 2017

3 Tricks to Take You from the Office to Party in Minutes


How to take your look from the office to after-hours in a hurry.

Victoria Beckham Formal Style

Up against the clock with just minutes to spare until you need to jet out the door? Don’t panic, we are revealing the super speedy tricks to taking your look from desk-appropriate to dancefloor-ready in just five minutes flat.

Sole Savers  

First things first, switch up your shoes. A pair of spindly soles has the power to instantly transform and dress-up any outfit, so keep a pair stashed beneath your desk at all times in case of last-minute social plans. Swap out plain but sensible work wear pumps for high open-toe heels like this pair of gold strappy sandals by Giambattista Valli.

Metallic sandals from Giambattista Valli at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Metallic sandals AED 2,865, Giambattista Valli at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Crowning Glory

While dry shampoo can work wonders, few-days-old locks are sometimes best pulled-back. Keep a comb and mini hairspray in your desk drawer for speedy hair solutions. For a quick up-do, sweep back your tresses into a ponytail and fasten with a chic metal clip. Set and tame flyaway strands with a spritz of holding spray to complete the polished look.

Metal clip and band from H&M Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Metal clip and band AED 21 from H&M Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Getting Lippy

A swipe of bold lipstick will elevate your look from day to night in a flash. We find matte formulas have more staying power over gloss but tend to be slightly drying, so prep your pout before by gently buffing a lip balm-coated cotton bud over lips to smooth and condition. Swipe on your colour of choice, blot with a tissue and you’re good to go.

Matte Lipstick from Inglot at Mall of the Emirates

Matte Lipstick AED 89 from Inglot at Mall of the Emirates

July 2017

What to Wear: Summer Weddings


A round up of the latest wedding guest dresses to ensure you stand out from the pack

Models taking a selfie

With summer being the most popular time to tie the knot, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to lend a hand and pick you out the best new season wedding guest dresses to buy now.

体育赛事投注As a guest of the bridal party you want to look smart, stylish and appropriate – which means no wearing white (best to leave that for the bride) unless the dress codes states as such.

Look out for styles that flatter but which are most importantly comfortable to wear for a long day or night – you want to make you can dance until your heart is content.

体育赛事投注We combed the rails at Mall of the Emirates and after much consideration; we have edited it down to three standout styles to suit any events during wedding season.

Scroll down below to view our top frocks ranging from high to low, all in stores now – get them before they go!

Silk kaftan Oscar de la Renta from Boutique 1 at Mall of the Emirates

Silk kaftan, Oscar de la Renta at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates

This pink silk crepe de chine kaftan is ideal for Middle Eastern nuptials. The intricate gold embroidered adds instant glamour so no need for elaborate jewellery, just a simple clutch, and stilettos.


Printed dress, Dolce & Gabbana from Harvey Nichols Dubai at Mall of the Emirates
Printed dress, Dolce & Gabbana at Harvey Nichols Dubai体育赛事投注, Mall of the Emirates

Nothing screams summer wedding quite like a colourful dolce dress. Case in point, this printed poplin frock complete with a button-up bodice and A-line skirt splashed in their signature Bellissimo print.


Green satin dress from Mango at Mall of the Emirates

Green satin dress, Mango, Mall of the Emirates

A slinky halter neck gown swathed in emerald green satin? We’ll take it!


June 2017

Work It Out: Get Fit in Style

Heading on a beach holiday? Snap into shape stat with our easy-to-follow fitness tips and shopping picks

Supermodel Gigi Hadid wearing Reebok

This season we’ll be following supermodel-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid’s suit and donning our most stylish sportswear over the next few weeks – because, at the very least it might inspire us to hit the tracks before we jet off on our hotly-anticipated summer getaways.

Fit tip:
While sticking to what you know might work for some, we find mixing up a gym routine and trying new classes makes peeling ourselves away from Netflix a whole lot more appealing.
体育赛事投注 Once a week make it your aim to sign up to something new (and convince a friend to do the same) such as hip-hop dance classes or underwater spinning.


Sportswear Staples

体育赛事投注The fash pack-approved gym kit you need now – all currently in shops at Mall of the Emirates.

ULT C & S PR long tights at Mall of the Emirates

ULT C & S PR long tights, AED475, Adidas, visit Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Ditch your plain black leggings for these bold colour-block training tights – it is summer after all. Crafted using climalite® fabric to pull moisture away (aka sweat) along with mesh inserts to help boost ventilation, these bright pants will keep you cool in the UAE heat.

Air Zoom Pegasus 34 trainers att Mall of the Emirates

Air Zoom Pegasus 34 trainers, AED549, Nike体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates

体育赛事投注Treat yourself to a brand new pair of colourful kicks to help jumpstart your summer fitness regime. Available in a variety of rainbow shades to fit your workout wardrobe.


Apple Watch Series 2 at Mall of the Emirates

Apple Watch Series 2, AED1,099, Apple, visit Mall of the Emirates

In short this savvy tech tool is a workout on your wrist. Not only will this sleek timepiece deliver messages and take calls, along with counting calories consumed while monitoring your heart rate and steps taken, you can also download numerous third-party fitness apps to constantly update your daily workout.


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

April 2017

The Ultimate Workout Wardrobe

These stylish gym threads will have you back on your fitness kick in a flash

Supermodel and streetstyle star Gigi Hadid in New York

Whether you’re heading to a weekend yoga class or hightailing it out the door for a pre-office morning run, we say upgrade your exercise kit with a handful of new season buys. Trust us, they will make going to the gym a whole lot more appealing.

Get set to sweat in these stylish sporty essentials available at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

A fashionable and stylish sports bra from H&M at Mall of the Emirates

Sports bra, Dhs 129, H&M, Mall of the Emirates

A supportive sports bra should be your first port of call when it comes to building your workout wardrobe. This sleek style by H&M comes in fast-drying fabric with adjustable shoulder straps and a mesh racer back in contrasting pale pink.

Lululemon ‘Inspire Tight II’ from Mall of the Emirates

Running pants, Dhs 420, Lululemon, Mall of the Emirates

Lululemon’s best-selling ‘Inspire Tight II’ leggings are crafted using a four-way stretch and sweat-wicking fabric. Fusing both functionality and fashion, the running pants are accented with sheer mesh inserts meaning you can even keep them on for any post-workout plans.  

Metacon 3 trainers by Nike at Mall of the Emirates

Metacon 3 trainers, Dhs 699, Nike, Mall of the Emirates

Drag-reducing heel clips and flywire cables are just two of the high-tech features found on Nike’s new soles to help enhance your training. Available in numerous colourways, we love the bright lava orange style.

Blue backpack from  Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates

Blue backpack, Dhs 199, Zara, Mall of the Emirates

We’ll be reaching for this bright electric blue backpack before heading to the treadmill. Miles more stylish than a plain duffle tote, this bold piece also comes with plenty of handy pockets to store your training essentials.

Lace-like floral print Adidas track top from Mall of the Emirates

Printed track top, Dhs 300, Adidas, Mall of the Emirates

We love the lace-like floral print on this zip-up track top by Adidas. Part of a collaboration with Brazilian label The FARM Company, throw over your sports bra and leggings for on-the-go athletic chic.

* All prices are subject to change without notice at any time and are based on the brands pricing updates.

December 2016

Skin Saviours: Get Set To Glow

For many of us, December is a time packed with plenty of reasons to celebrate. However, the whirlwind events, parties and countdowns can wreck havoc on our skin, leaving pores dehydrated and in need of some major TLC.

We say treat your complexion as you would your holiday wardrobe – with thought and careful planning.

While we all know the importance of regular cleansing and moisturising, a roster of late nights calls for upping your game in the skincare stakes.  

From targeted complexion-boosting serums found at Sephora Dubai, to pampering skin treatments at NStyle, Mall of the Emirates is your one-stop-shop for all things beauty related.


Midnight Recovery Concentrates, Dhs286, Kiehl’s at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Bursting with highly nourishing Evening Primrose Oil, Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential Oils including Lavender, this oil-based elixir will transform skin from lacklustre to glowing overnight.

Party beauty rule:体育赛事投注 No matter how late (or early) you walk through the door, always remove your make-up and wash your face - your skin will thank you for it the next day. As a last resort, keep a pack of cleansing wipes in your bedside drawer for a quick wipe before hitting your pillow – it’s better than nothing.

Hydrating Face Mask, Dhs59, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates
Containing organic aloe vera, shea butter and jojoba oil, prep your pores before applying make-up with this rich face mask.

Party beauty rule:
Avoid using anything too harsh on your skin before a big event. This includes rough grainy scrubs or strong mud masks – both of which can leave skin irritated or red and blotchy. Instead, opt for a soothing mask filled with moisturising hyaluronic acid.


Rejuvenating Eye Remedy, Dhs355, Shiffa at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
This luxurious eye cream by Dubai-based beauty brand Shiffa is the perfect pep-me-up to firm, plump and decrease dark circles under your eyes.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

For more information visit http://suomifani.com/

October 2016

Promotions In Dubai

If there is one city in the world that could be labelled a “shopper’s paradise”, without any exaggeration, it is Dubai. From its conception and planning to its realization, the city was designed for shopping enthusiasts. Over the years, Dubai has held on its reputation as the foremost shopping destination in the Middle East, by offering some of the most coveted offers and promotions across various product ranges.

Some of the biggest of these offers, discounts and promotions are offered across the malls of Dubai during major shopping events, festivals and exhibitions. We explore a few such events below:

Dubai Summer Surprises
Launched to present Dubai as a leading international summer destination, this annual event is now in its 19th year. Scheduled during the months of August and September, Dubai Summer Surprises is the foremost summer shopping festival in the region. During DSS, leading malls like Mall of the Emiratesoffer a range of offers, promotions and entertainment opportunities. Customers can avail these offers and promotions on everything from consumer durables and goods to luxury items. The entertainment opportunities include fun and games for the entire family to relaxation and theatre events at the DUCTAC.

Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Shopping Festival is the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the GCC region. The upcoming DSF is set to take place from the 26th of December, 2016 to the 28th of January, 2017. During this period major malls like Mall of the Emirates are set to delight shoppers from across the world with a plethora of unrivalled offers and promotions, chances to win lots and lots of prizes, and all new family entertainment opportunities every week.

Gulf Information Technology Exhibition
Gulf Information Technology Exhibition or GITEX is the biggest electronics fest in the UAE. This year’s GITEX, set to take place from the 16th to the 20th of October, will mark the 36th year of this annual event. During this period, make sure you pay a visit to Mall of the Emirates to explore the unrivalled discounts and promotions offered at its various electronics stores. You can also take part in the various raffle draws to win tons of amazing techprizes.

Seasonal Sales
To increase footfalls and sales,stores and brandsacross the UAE organiseend-of-season, mid-season, end-of-year and holiday sales. These sales are often accompanied by heavy discounts on a variety of products and apparelsfor men and women. A few examples are the Pull & Bear Midseason Sale and the Philips Eid Offers. To take full advantage of these discounts, it is important to keep yourself aware about the corresponding times during the year that specific brands and product categories offersales.

October 2016

GITEX Technology Week 2016

GITEX, or the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition is the biggest electronics fest in the UAE. This trade show features exhibitions, conferences, presentations, product demonstrations from some of the most innovative tech companies and R&D centres in the world.

This mega event attracts consumers from across the world and offers opportunities for companies, investors and entrepreneurs to educate themselves about the latest in cutting-edge mobile and computertechnology, collaborate with others in the industry and further motivate innovation across platforms.

This year will mark the 36thyear of GITEX and take place from the 16th to the 20th of October. During this annual week-long technology extravaganza, malls and retail stores across Dubai will offerunbelievable discounts and raffle prizes on tech products.

We explore some stores below.

One of the biggest names in technology today, Samsung’s vast portfolio includes some of the most technologically advanced, aesthetically pleasing and desirable products in the world. The Samsung store at the Mall of the Emirates features a range of electronic products from the global giant, like TVs,mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, home appliances, laptops and much more.

Jumbo Electronics
Jumbo Electronics is one of the biggest multi-brand retail chains for electronics in the Middle East. An industry-leader for over 30 years, Jumbo Electronics today has over 35 stores across the region and offers products from brands like Apple, HP, BlackBerry, Dell, Epson, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Toshiba and many more. Additionally, it is the sole distributor for Sony products in the region. Jumbo Electronics is also well known for the extensive customer support it provides its customers.

Harman House
Harman House, at Level 1 of Mall of the Emirates, is a retail chain focused on the marketing and distribution of audio and video products from leading brands. At Harman House, you can find world-class speakers, home theatres systems, sound systems, lighting systems and LED, LCD and plasma TVs from brands like JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity, AKG, McIntosh and others.

In addition to the above, a few other electronic stores where you might find discounts and promotions during GITEX are Apple Store, Axiom Telecom, Better Life, E City, E Max, Eros Digital Home, Fono, Grand Stores Digital, Hi Phone, IQ, Kansas Trading, Micro Digital, Micro Trading, One Mobile, and PRO X.

October 2016

Major Upcoming Events In Dubai

Known for its modern lifestyle and man-made wonders like the Palm and The World Islands, Dubai is one of the most progressive and lively cities in the Middle East. Whether you’re looking for traditional, local experiences or want to go off the beaten track, Dubai has a lot to offer for travellers and residents alike.

If you’ve already taken in the stunning views and experienced its unique nightlife, Dubai’s world famous festivals and events might be the next level of entertainment extravagance you’re looking for. We have listed out some of the upcoming events in the City of Gold.

Eid Al Adha Fireworks

From the 11th of September to the 16th, Dubai will celebrate Eid Al Adha with an extravagant display of fireworks at The Beach atJumeirah Beach Residence. The spectacular show is marked by its unique and fabulous artistry brought to life using patterns, colours and sounds.  After the show, the celebrations will move to the restaurants at The Beach.

Dubai Music Week 2016
Dubai Music Weekis one of the most important international music festivals in the Middle East. This musical extravaganza stretches from the 23rd of September to the 25th and will feature musicians from across genres like Rock, Pop, Arabic music and more. Award-winning performers, a-list celebrities and guest speakers will also make appearances in concerts, conferences, and exhibitions throughout the DMW.

Cityscape 2016
One of the largest annual real estate events in the Middle East, Cityscape is a coming together of a cross-section of professionals and agencies working in real estate. The event presents opportunities for investors, developers, architects, urban planners, economic development authorities and many others to network, connect, collaborate and share knowledge through interactive programs. Cityscape 2016 will be hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center from 6 to 8 September, 2016.

Adam SalehLive in Dubai

Adam Saleh, the American YouTubesensation is coming to Dubai as part of his long-anticipated world tour. He is best known for his personal and collaborative vlogs that have collectively reached over 400 million views. Saleh will be performing live at the DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates on the 22nd September in a show that’s sure to be packed with loads of fun and laughter.

DP World Tour Championship
The DP World Tour Championship is an international golfing event that’s the last tournament in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. The Race to Dubai is a 12-month long championship that starts off in South Africa and encompasses 45 tournaments in 26 countries in four continents, before finishing off in Dubai. The DP World Tour Championship 2016 will take place from 17th to the 20th of November 2016 on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai and will host over 60 major golfers from around the world.

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2016
The Dubai Rugby Sevens is an annual rugby tournament that’s held every year in Dubai, UAE. A part of the World Rugby Sevens Series and sponsored by the International Rugby Board, it brings together some of the biggest rugby players from across the world. This sporting extravaganza is marked by various types of entertainment and fun activities designed for the whole family. Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2016 will take place from the 1st of December to the 3rd at The Sevens Stadium.

The fun and games don't end here. The City of Gold has lots more to offer in terms of entertainment and events to explore.

October 2016

To The Spa

体育赛事投注Whether you’re busy ferrying the little ones from school run to after-class activities or looming office deadlines and late nights at your desk, sometimes all you need is a little R&R.

体育赛事投注Steal a few hours for yourself and enjoy a well-deserved break with a pampering treatment.

At Mall of the Emirates, you’ll discover a whole host of beauty spots and luxurious spas tucked away among the many shops and restaurants. From the newly opened The Nail Spa to long-standing favourite Sisters Beauty Lounge, get set to relax with our top three treatments to try now.

1. TNS recently introduced Evo Gel, a brand new long-lasting nail product. A step up from gel nails of the past, this tech-savvy treatment is the only breathable gel on the market meaning it’s also prayer-friendly. With over 40 shades to choose from, an oxygenating base infused with vitamins A and E will be applied to your talons. Your high gloss mani and ped will last for up to three weeks without causing any damage to your nails. While your talons are tended to, why not treat yourself to a soothing in-chair massage, such as the 30-minute Colour Therapy Massage where you can pick from five relaxing colours and scents, ranging from royal purple to orange.

The details: Evo Gel manicure Dhs150 and pedicure Dhs160, In-Chair Colour Therapy Massage Dhs150. The Nail Spa, visit Mall of the Emirates. Call 600 544 001 to book an appointment.

Evo Gel at The Nail Spa, Mall of the Emirates

2. Escape the city hustle and bustle for a few hours with a trip to the Softouch Spa nestled within the Kempinski Hotel体育赛事投注 Mall of the Emirates. This tranquil haven is offering a special deal throughout October where for just over two hours, you will be thoroughly pampered from top to toe. The spa session will begin with a 1-hour full body massage to gently knead away all aches and pains, followed by a 30-minute full body sea salt scrub leaving skin silky smooth and glowing. To top off the experience, your therapist will apply a series of under eye treatments by Pevonia Botanica to help rid dark circles.

The details: Monthly spa deal, Dhs950 for two hours. Softouch Spa, visit Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. Call 04 409 5909 to book an appointment.

Pevonia Botanica C Evolutive Eye Gel, Dhs370, Softouch Spa, visit Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

3.体育赛事投注 Only one hour to spare? Book in for a speedy blow-dry at Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates to transform your locks from limp to va va voom in a flash. Whether you want sleek and straight or big bouncy curls, the pro hair stylist’s will deliver exactly what you’re after. If you have a few extra minutes to spare, opt for a repairing hair treatment such as the Kérastase Flash Ritual. You will emerge with healthy shiny locks and a spring in your step.

The details: Blow-dries start at Dhs120 and Kérastase Flash Ritual starts at Dhs100. Sisters Beauty Lounge体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates. Call 04 379 2992 to book an appointment.

Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche Dhs215, Sisters Beauty Lounge体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates


体育赛事投注* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

For more information visit http://suomifani.com/







July 2016

Fitness Kick : Your workout wardrobe is about to get a lot more stylish


  • Aspen Chalets 01

    Let’s face it; quite often an extra hour in bed seems far more appealing than throwing on your trainers and pounding the treadmill. That is, unless you’ve splashed out on a brand new pair of Nike soles or have the latest Lululemon yoga pants to show off.

    体育赛事投注We’re strong believers in stylish gym wear to help ease the strain of early starts. So here, we present you with a few of the most desirable pieces to find in the shops now.

    FromAdidas to Nike and Forever 21 Dubai, now more than ever the stores in the UAE shopping malls are bursting with athletic wear that offer both fashion and functionality.

  • Aspen Chalets 01

    Metallic trainers, Dhs1,395, Acne Studios at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
    Be brave and invest in a pair of metallic sports soles. We’ll be wearing these bold silver sneakers both on and off the tracks.

    Style tip: Not all sneakers are made the same. Whether you’re exercise of choice is running, dancing or boot camp, be sure to select the correct trainers for different workouts.

  • Aspen Chalets 01

    Sports trousers, Dhs99, H&M体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Crafted in fast-drying functional fabric, H&M’s super sleek sports leggings come in enough colour-ways for every day of the week.

  • Aspen Chalets 01

    Orange top Dhs59 and shorts Dhs49, Forever 21 Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Stand out from the rest of the class with this bright tangerine set from Forever 21 Dubai. The sports bra comes complete with a comfortable racer back and extra support.

Style tip: Sourcing the perfect sports bra is no easy feat. Be sure to opt for something that holds up under pressure and always hand wash or place in a garment bag on a cold rinse to avoid ruining the elastic.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

For more information visit http://suomifani.com

June 2016

Smooth Operator: Insider tricks to achieving healthier locks

  • Smooth Operator

    While we’re all for a dose of vitamin-sea, the effects on our tresses can be tricky to combat. Salt water is especially drying to locks. Throw in strong UV rays along with swimming pool chlorine, and strands can end up looking frazzled. 

    We’re on hand to help with our top beauty buys from the Dubai shopping malls.

    体育赛事投注We’ve all been told that sun damages skin, but did you know that UVA and UVB rays can also penetrate the hair cuticle, resulting in brittle strands, spilt ends and thinning.

    Beat the dreaded frizz with a moisture-charged oil. Coconut oil is a brilliant all-natural choice, which not only smells like a tropical cocktail, but also has natural SPF to aid in protecting your tresses. 

    While numerous hair care brands now offer coconut-infused products, you can’t beat a jar of extra virgin coconut oil from Carrefour supermarket in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates.

  • Smooth Operator 01

    Kérastase Soleil Voile Protecteur, Dhs150, available at NStyle Nail Lounge, visit Mall of the Emirates
    Bleach blondes listen up! A colour-protecting sun spritz is key to maintaining fresh highlights and avoiding yellow, brassy tones.

    Beauty tip: If you plan on sitting under the sun, always remember to take a wide-brimmed hat. This will help shelter the delicate skin on your face and your hair from damage.

  • Smooth Operator 02

    In-Between Days Dry Shampoo, Dhs29, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates
    Avoid over-washing with harsh shampoos and opt for a dry shampoo instead. H&M’s new In-Between Days spray will refresh and mattify greasy roots while adding instant volume.

    Beauty tip: Chlorine wrecks havoc on hair by stripping your locks of natural oils. Always rinse your ‘do with clean water after taking a dip in the pool.

  • Smooth Operator 03

    体育赛事投注Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Dhs150, Kiehl’s at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Treat your tresses to an intensive conditioning mask after a day in the sun. Packed with olive fruit oil and avocado, this rich hair pack by Kiehl’s will restore your locks to its crowning glory in a flash.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

For more information visit http://suomifani.com/

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.

    体育赛事投注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

    体育赛事投注Jacquard rug, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

    体育赛事投注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:







May 2016

The Art of Entertaining


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

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

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

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

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

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

Marble bread plate, Zara Home体育赛事投注, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat.









Navy and white printed dinnerware,Crate & Barrel, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif. Décor tip: Serving dishes and plates are an easy area to inject a little colour and personality into your table. Invest in good quality china that will stand the test of time, and look for porcelain collections with classic prints such as Chinoiserie or Ikat.








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

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








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









May 2016

Pamper Yourself at Dubai

体育赛事投注Dubai is one of the best destinations in the world if you want to get pampered at salons and spas. The traditional Arabian love for scented spas and beauty treatments still lingers on this city. It is only fair to say that Dubai not only offers you an escape to have fun and shop, but also relax and rejuvenate. Here’s our guide to the best places to pamper yourself when you are in Dubai.

Sugar Urban Nails
Long lasting, clean and chip-free nails are like a dream for every woman. If you want great looking nails, Sugar Urban Nails is the place for you. Located at the Mall of the Emirates, Sugar Urban Nails has a range of treatments ranging from the popular crème de la crème manicure to sexy soles pedicure to take care of your hands and feet. For a gorgeous makeover for your nails, also try the N Style Nail Lounge.

Softouch Spa
Sometimes a simple manicure isn’t enough to refresh your tired senses. But a refreshing spa treatment can do just that. The spa services and relaxing massages available at Softouch Spa at the Kempinski Hotel, Dubai, attached to the Mall of the Emirates are bound to leave you rejuvenated. Pamper your body and mind with a traditional Balinese massage or an aromatic Moor mud wrap that will give you a healthy glow.

Frank Provost Paris
When it comes to taking care of your hair no one does it better than Frank Provost Paris. Frank Provost’s much-acclaimed Salon Frank Provost Paris has now opened at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Walk into this award winning hair salon to pamper yourself with style.

Maison De Joelle Beauty Salon
Joelle Mardinian and her celebrity salon Maison De Joelle, at the Mall of the Emirates, are famous among the fashion forward of the Middle East. So if you have been waiting to get that life-changing makeover, let Joelle promises to bring out the best look in you. Visit Maison de Joelle at Kempinski, Dubai today.

Shine Spa
If a relaxing ambience and a rejuvenating experience are what you are looking for in a spa, Shine Spa at Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai is the place for you. Shine Spa, Dubai provides an unforgettable spa experience. The luxurious facilities available at this spa include a private whirlpool, 5 well-furnished treatment rooms, sauna and Jacuzzi. Experience the peace that surrounds you as you treat yourself to Shine Spa, Dubai.

体育赛事投注A spa experience in Dubai is unlike any other. So pick a place and book your next spa experience right here in Dubai.

March 2016

A Day Out For the Girls

Once in a while, a day out with the girls is great way to catch up and have some fun. If you need some ideas on what to do with your girl gang, we can help you plan a fun ladies’ day out in Dubai. Here are a few things you can do to add some fun to your day.

Shopping Spree: What better way to start a ladies’ day out than with a fun dose of retail therapy. Shopping is one of Dubai’s favourite pastimes. Located at the heart of Dubai’s shopping district, The Mall of the Emirates is one of the best shopping malls in Dubai. You can spend the entire day here, be it window shopping, keeping up with the latest trends or grabbing a quick bite with the ladies. From the top luxury watch brands and jewellers like Cartier and Breitling, to attractive lingerie and swimwear from Victoria’s Secret, the Mall of the Emirates has everything a girl needs.

Unstoppable Adventures: Head out with your girlfriends to Ski Dubai, the indoor ski resort at the Mall of the Emirates. Race with each other down the snowy slopes of this indoor ski resort, learn how to ski, ride the Snow Bullet or explore the Snow Park. At Ski Dubai you are sure to have a whole lot of chilled-out fun.

Foodie Indulgence: All that adventure and shopping will surely leave you with an appetite for some good food. Dubai’s Friday Brunches are all about eating and drinking to your heart’s content. The Friday Brunch at the Sheraton Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates is the perfect place to relax and unwind after all the excitement of the day. Take your pick from the buffet spread made right before your eyes with sushi, sashimi, succulent steaks and more. Walk into the Chocolate Room for a Chocoholic Brunch, with everything imaginable made with chocolate, including a tea blend topped with chocolate smoke. The Olea restaurant at the Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates has the best of the cuisine from Levant region. The other fine-dining establishments at the Mall of the Emirates are Almaz by Momo, BIELLA, Al Halabi,Din Tai Fung体育赛事投注 and others.

A Day at the Movies: After the buffet at the Sheraton Dubai head out to VOX Cinemas on Level 2 at the Mall of the Emirates to catch up on the latest blockbusters or if you prefer, chick flicks. Watching movies is a whole new experience here at VOX Gold at the Mall of the Emirates. Sink into the soft and extra-cushiony, fully reclining chairs with your friends. VOX Cinemas has partnered with Michelin star chef Gary Rhodes to bring a whole new concept of cinema viewing with VOX Theatre. Now you can enjoy gourmet snacks while watching your favourite movie.

Time to Unwind:体育赛事投注 Getting pampered with the girls is great fun. It gives you a chance to catch up on all the stories you might have missed. Relax and unwind with a luxurious pedicure and manicure at the N Style Nail Lounge at the Mall of the Emirates. They have more to offer than just pedicures and manicures. You can also de-stress with deeply indulgent hot stone treatments, paraffin therapies for hands and feet, invigorating scrubs, cleansing and purifying facials and a whole range of full body massages performed by highly trained and qualified therapists.

The Mall of the Emirates has options for shopping at Aldo, Charles & Keith, Forever 21, La Senza, Alice & Olivia, Cocoon, Kenzo and more. You can unwind at Softouch and Maison de Joelle, inside the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates or at the Shine spa at the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates and catch the best in entertainment at DUCTAC and Magic Planet.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan your girls’ day out.


March 2016

A Date Night in Dubai


体育赛事投注Are you thinking of ways to impress your loved one over the weekend? Take your sweetheart out on a memorable date night in Dubai that’s sure to please her.

A snow ride
At Ski Dubai you can be transported to the Alps right in the middle of Dubai, where you can snowboard down icy slopes or take skiing lessons together. You can also get a bird’s eye view of the entire snow resort with a ride on the chairlift.

There is nothing more romantic than a candlelight dinner. Though really not an out-of-the-box idea, it always makes for a memorable evening. Book a table for two at the Olea restaurant at the Kempinski Hotel at the Mall of the Emirates for a tasting tour of the Levant region. Serving authentic cuisine from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, southern Turkey and Cyprus, also known as the Land of the North, Olea is a treat for your senses. Starting from Shankleesh (marinated goat cheese) to mezze platters and main courses like Palestinian Musakhan (juicy chicken marinated in sumac and olive oil) and grills, you can finish the meal with some sweet delights like Baklava ice-cream, an Olea special. Some of the other fine-dining establishments at the Mall of the Emirates are Almaz by Momo, BIELLA, Al Halabi, Din Tai Fung and Asha’s.

Pamper her
体育赛事投注Pick a spa with a stunning skyline view and enjoy a couple’s spa along with your loved one. Book a rejuvenating couple’s package at the Shine Spa, Sheraton Dubai and shut out the world as you enjoy the sheer tranquillity of being with each other. Softouch and Maison de Joelle at the Kempinski Hotel are also renowned for their lavish and exclusive experiences.

Movie night
Nothing beats a date night that also involves a movie. Plan a luxurious movie date at the state-of-the-art VOX Cinemas Dubai. You can even enjoy gourmet snacks created by Gary Rhodes, the celebrity chef at the VOX Theatre. The finger foods feature fuss-free titbits like fritter balls packed with the flavours of a Moroccan lamb tagine, a super luxurious Panini with foie gras, truffle butter and veal bacon with a drizzle of maple syrup dressing and much more. VOX Cinemas believes in adding an extra touch to the experience of watching a film.

A Night at the Theatre
Dinner dates at restaurants are so overdone. How about a special night where you catch the latest performances at the DUCTAC Dubai? The state-of-the art theatre hosts the best shows from around the world. From the 543-seater Centrepoint Theatre to the more intimate 151-seater Kilachand Studio, a date night at DUCTAC promises to be quite unlike any dinner date or movie night. You can catch the best of Dubai’s art scene at DUCTAC.

体育赛事投注If you know your way around this city, there is no place like Dubai to woo your beloved.

January 2016

Seasonal Detox: Healthy Foods To Help You Through The Festivities


体育赛事投注With a roll of events on the agenda, there’s no time than the present to embark on a healthier eating scheme.

体育赛事投注While there are countless detox juice programmes and diets on the market, we’ll be ditching fad diets and taking a more enjoyable route by cleansing our fridge of all things sugary and salt-laden, and replacing them with nutritious nibbles.

体育赛事投注Detox foods needn’t be tasteless or unappetising, now more than ever the options for healthy bites are bountiful. So we’ve scoured the aisles at Carrefour supermarket in the Dubai shopping malls to find you our top three nutrition-boosting bites to try.  



You may have heard that these indigo berries are an antioxidant, but did you also know that just a handful a day can help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer as well as providing powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Blueberries also come packed with potassium and vitamin C.


体育赛事投注This curly green veggie is not only a great addition to your morning smoothie, but makes for a tasty and nourishing supper too. Bursting with antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene, kale is best enjoyed steamed and topped off with a sprinkle of fresh chilli and a squeeze of lemon.


This exotic fruit has major superfood credentials and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. We recommend cooking with coconut oil, which is a healthier alternative to other oils such as olive or sunflower oil. We’ve also taken to keeping a jar in our beauty cabinet to use as a moisturising treatment on hair and skin.

All items are available at Carrefour supermarket in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

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December 2015

Spa Sessions: Your Route To Relaxation Starts Here

Steal a few hours for yourself and enjoy a relaxing trip to the spa.

Dubai’s shopping malls are home to peaceful sanctuaries sure to leave you thoroughly preened and pampered from top to toe.




Here are two of the best beautifying treatments to try right now.


Treatment: Luxury Hammam Ritual

This two-hour treatment takes place in the spa’s Arabian hammam room. As warm steam works to open your pores, your therapist will begin by deeply cleansing your body with traditional black soap before vigorously scrubbing your limbs with a loofah. Every ounce of dead skin will be sloughed off leaving you silky smooth and invigorated. To top off the treatment, a nourishing body mask will be applied, followed by a relaxing hair wash and condition to complete the experience.

Book now: Dhs475, Sisters Beauty Lounge,City Centre Mirdif, call (04) 2843554


Treatment: Caviar Facial

Set in the calming surroundings of the Softtouch Spa, this luxurious caviar-infused facial is offered for both men and women. Using Pevonia Botanica Skin Care, the treatment aims to revitalise, hydrate and firm lacklustre complexions. The rich botanicals fuse vegetable extracts, crushed pearls and marine caviar to penetrate your pores, delivering a youthful glow in just 75 minutes.

Book now: Dhs995, Softouch Spa, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 4095909


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

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November 2015

In Bloom: How To Make Your Flowers Last Longer

Fill your abode with fresh florals with this go-to guide to creating the most beautiful bouquets









Here, we reveal our top five florist tips to getting the most out of your bouquet.

  • Start with a colour scheme and look for flower combos that complement one another. Pick a base hue first such as white or green and mix in a few bright buds such as hot pink peonies or bright blue hydrangeas.
  • Once you have selected your flowers and vase, snip all of the stems at a pointed angle using sharp cutting shears. This will ensure your flowers soak up plenty of water. Re-snip every few days and change the water daily for a longer-lasting display.
  • The price of fresh flowers in the UAE can get costly, we advise mixing in a few faux flowers to help flesh out the bouquet. The One located in Mall of the Emirates has a huge selection of artificial silk flowers.
  • If you’ve run out of flower food, use a spoonful of sugar instead. This will keep the water from appearing cloudy and avoid bacteria growth.
  • Place your display near a window to make sure your flowers get plenty of sunlight, this will prevent the buds from sagging.
  • Stock up on all your favourite buds at Worood Florist located in Mall of the Emirates. This one-stop-shop offers fresh, artificial and dried flowers, perfect for at-home arrangements, gifts and events.

October 2015

Crowning Glory: The Best Blow-Dries In Dubai


Enjoy some post-shop pampering at one of the many hair and beauty hotspots in the Dubai shopping malls.





Sisters Beauty Lounge is one of the region’s favourite places for grooming. Head to either their City Centre Mirdif or Mall of the Emirates branch, where you’ll be treated to a thorough wash, scalp massage and blowout by one of the highly trained stylists. You’ll leave the salon with squeaky clean and shiny hair.
Price: Prices start at Dhs120
Book now: Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, call (04) 2843554



Refresh your tresses with a trip to NStyle’s salon in Mall of the Emirates or City Centre Mirdif. After a speedy cleanse and deep condition in the sink, your ‘do will be whipped into pristine shape by one of the hairstylists. Whether you’re after sleek and straight or big bouncy curls, this is a great shopping pit stop for gleaming locks in under an hour.
Price: Prices start at Dhs100
Book now: Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, call 800-NStyle



With vibrant hot pink and white décor, this glamorous salon in City Centre Deira is one of our favourite pampering havens. Whatever the occasion, book in for a blowout at Manuella Ladies’ Salon and confidently leave your tresses in the masterful hands of the pros.
Price: Dhs180
Book now:体育赛事投注 City Centre Deira, call (04) 2950605


体育赛事投注* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point .

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October 2015

Fix It: Top Spots To Get Things Mended In The Mall

体育赛事投注Need something fixing, amending or altering? Head to the mall.  Here’s our guide on where to go in the UAE shopping malls to get things fixed.  






While there are plenty of tailors in town, finding somewhere that you truly trust with your precious threads is rare. Luckily for us (and you), we’ve found just the place. Al Madani, located in City Centre Deira, has become our new go-to spot for last-minute alterations. Whatever your wish, be it a speedy hem nip and tuck or updating an old frock, Al Madani will do a top job for an affordable price. They also have a fantastic selection of fabrics and will custom create a piece just for you.
The details: Al Madani, City Centre Deira, call (04) 2951133



With locations across Dubai, including Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira, Minutes offers a diverse range of services, including repairing mobiles, timepieces and shoes, as well as engraving, photo-copying, key-cutting and much more. Their motto is ‘get it done in minutes’, and that they do. Whether you need an extra hole punched in your belt, shoes reheeled or your watch strap replaced, this is the best place for speedy fixing.
The details: Minutes, Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 3408281, City Centre Mirdif, call (04) 2845124, City Centre Deira, call (04) 2950754

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October 2015

Excess Baggage: Tips For Travelling With Kids


The upcoming school holidays offer the ideal opportunity to escape on a family getaway. Whatever your plans – a weekend road trip to a neighbouring emirate, a flight home to see relatives or even a far-flung destination abroad – travelling with tots can bring with it a fair amount of stress for parents.

First up there’s all the washing and packing, followed by games and entertainment to keep them quiet, next it’s onto the snacks to ensure their blood sugar levels don’t drop – all this, while attempting to relax yourself.




However, fear not, we’ve got you covered with our expert tips on how to keep your kiddies happy.



Be sure to pack a variety of different treats to keep hunger at bay. Ditch the salty crisps and sugar-laden candy (which can increase hyper behaviour), and replace with healthy substitutes such as berries, sugar-free granola bars and carrot sticks.
Visit Carrefour supermarket in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif to stock up before you leave.



Card games and toys will go down a treat on long-haul flights and car journeys. Our favourite pick for little ones over the age of three is the Acting Card Game available from The Early Learning Centre for just Dhs29.
Visit the store at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.



体育赛事投注Audiobooks and tunes are a great way to keep children amused on a long journey. Young ages will love the audiobook for Disney’s popular Frozen film. You can pick up a copy for Dhs29 at Virgin Megastore located in the Dubai shopping malls. Visit the store at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point


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October 2015

Relaxing Remedies To Help You Snooze

体育赛事投注We spend one third of our lives asleep, yet many of us aren’t getting enough rest at night. The average person needs between six to eight hours of shut-eye in order to function and stay healthy.

Stress, exercise and eating patterns all come into play with sleep deprivation. So hit the snooze button and get more Zs by following these relaxing ideas available at the malls in Dubai.





  1. Before hitting the hay, make a cup of herbal tea. A warm brew such as chamomile tea is a comforting treat to help you relax and unwind before bed. Visit Carrefour supermarket in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif
  2. A tidy room and soft, luxurious bed sheets are a sure-fire way to aid with a longer sleep. Look for a high-quality thread count at interior stores such as Crate & Barrel at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, Pottery Barn at City Centre Mirdif and Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Deira.
  3. A hot bubble bath infused with aromatherapy essentials oils will relax muscles and put you in the mood to snooze. Try Sleep Luxury Bath Cream, Dhs75 by Bath & Body Works. Visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

体育赛事投注* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point.

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October 2015

Go Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month


体育赛事投注Millions of women worldwide have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another. It is now the most common cancer in women with one in eight likely to be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.

However, there is some positive news: through regular self-examination, medical screenings, early detection, increased awareness and improving treatment options, the incidence rates have been declining in recent years.

Whether it’s been a personal health journey, a family member or close friend whose battling the disease, it is important to step up and learn about ways to support the cause.

体育赛事投注Running throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign with the aim to educate and increase awareness of the disease. Over the years, through numerous fundraisers and initiatives, the foundation has raised the vital funds to provide mammograms for women in need. The charity organisation also pairs with leading fashion and lifestyle brands to release special edition pink ribbon items with a percentage of the proceeds going towards their mission.

While most people are aware, it’s easy to push to one side and overlook the important steps to detecting the disease in its early stages and doing regular examinations.

体育赛事投注Majid Al Futtaim healthcare and malls has a selection of medical clinics on hand to help. See below for where to visit in the Dubai shopping malls now.



体育赛事投注Conveniently located adjacent to City Centre Deira, this clinic offers breast ultrasound scans and X-rays for women in their Radiology department by a team of specialist medical professionals.

体育赛事投注To book an appointment call (04) 2052777


Visit MedCare’s branch in City Centre Mirdif’s Central Galleria for regular mammogram and ultrasound scans. This leading medical centre has a team of top doctors trained in the treatment of breast disease.

To book an appointment call (04) 2840722 or visit

For donations and further information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please visit


体育赛事投注* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point.

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August 2015

Learn arabic in under five minustes

From friendly greetings to local courtesies, we share the top words and phrases to help improve your Arabic language skills.

Boost your linguistic skills with our guide to the most common Arabic sayings and phrases.

From how to ask a price to simple introductions and expressing gratitude, these easy-to-learn words will help you in everyday life.

Arabic, like all other languages, requires time and motivation, so try speaking, listening, reading or writing on a daily basis.


Here are a few key phrases to get you started:

Hi – Salam سلام
Thank you – Shokran شكرا
Welcome – Marhaba مرحبا
My name is ... – Esmee… إسمي....
Good morning –Sabah ala-kheir صباح الخير
Good afternoon – Masa' al-kheir مساء الخير
Yes/ No – Na’am/ Laa نعم / لا
How much is this? – Kam Thamanoh كم ثمنه
I'm lost – Ada'tu tareeqi أضعت طريقي
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? – Ayna ajedu (al merhaad/ assaidaliah)? أين أجد (المرحاض/ الصيدلية)؟
What time is it? – Kam essah? كم الساعة؟
Good-bye – Ma’a salama مع السلامة
How are you? - Kaifa haloka/ haloki (f) ) كيف حالك؟
Good/ Bad/ So-So – Jayyed / saye'/ 'adee جيد / سيء / عادي
Nice to meet you! – Motasharefon/ motasharefatun (f) bema'refatek
متشرف / متشرفة بمعرفتك
Congratulations! – Mabrouk! مبروك
What is This? – Ma hatha (th as in that) ما هذا؟
体育赛事投注Do you speak (English/ Arabic)? – Hal tatakallamu alloghah alenjleziah/ alarabiah? هل تتكلم اللغة الإنجليزية /العربية؟


If you’re keen to take your learning to the next level, pick up a language tape or a phrase book at one of the below stores in the Dubai shopping malls:

Virgin Megastore in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.Borders in City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif. For children’s books and tapes the Early Learning Centre in City Centre Mirdif.

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