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October 2018

Maternity Fashion: Mum’s The Word

Style saviours for mums-to-be and easy tricks to dress your bump

Maternity fashion from the shopping malls in Dubai

Maternity fashion from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East 

 

Running out of new ways to dress up your baby bump? Pregnancy fashion can prove downright tricky. 
As your body adapts to accommodate the growing little bundle of joy throughout the months, there may come a time when your go-to jeans begin to feel like tights and your favourite T-shirt becomes a crop top scrunched above your bump. Neither is a good look or comfortable.
The first step in maternity dressing is to go through your wardrobe and create a section that displays anything and everything non-constricting and relatively seamless. Think stretchy dresses, drawstring trousers and breezy kaftans. 
Once you have whittled down your wardrobe and have a selection of easy-to-throw-on pieces, you can mix things up with accessories and jewels over the course of your pregnancy. 

For an extra hand, take a look at our best pregnancy style staples to shop now – all of which you can wear well beyond your due date for many seasons to come. 

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

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

 

If you’ve yet to make the big reveal to friends, family or colleagues, Jade Chilton (stylist, editor and new mum to baby Greta) has a super easy trick for keeping your secret. “Oversized shirts are a must for any expecting mama. They are great for disguising an early bump before an announcement and roomy enough for your bump to grow,” she tells us. “You can keep up with seasonal trends through new accessories, such as larger-than-life hoops, blinged-up necklaces or even a jazzy brooch to see you through the nine months.” 

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

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

 

Later on in your pregnancy, you might be tempted to hide your bump in a sea of loose, baggy clothing, but we advise taking the body-con route instead. Much more flattering and comfortable, clothing in super stretchy and silhouette-hugging fabrics will adjust to your changing form. If you are keen to remain modest, top off a frock with a long cardigan or gilet. 

Sandals by Aldo, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Sandals, Aldo, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Al Shindagha, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi 

 

Now is the time to take a well-deserved hiatus from your high heels, especially if you are struggling with swollen ankles – a symptom many of us experience throughout the maternity months. Aside from this season’s popular boxy trainer trend, you can also embrace comfortable slider sandals and slip-on loafers for a variety of occasions.


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

 
September 2018

Shop Smarter-How to Avoid Wardrobe Mishaps This Season

Our fashion pros reveal where to invest your hard-earned pennies instead.

Fashion finds from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East

The fashion finds you will not want to miss


Tempted to splash out on those trendy slouched knee-high boots? Or how about this season’s take on the slogan sweater? And maybe even the cropped flares that seem to be everywhere at the moment? 

Instead of throwing your pay cheques at all the new fashion season has to offer, we say take a more mindful approach to your Autumn/Winter 2018-19 wardrobe shopping and spend where it counts.


The everyday Office Essential

Save: Steer clear of anything too revealing or constricting. Office hours are long, so you need to be comfortable all day – not attempting to readjust a stomach-synching pencil skirt under your desk. 

Spend: Breathe new life into your work wardrobe by investing in a new suit. And who says it has to be black or navy – step outside the box and look to other palette neutrals such as dusty pink, burnished orange and even top-to-toe white. 

If your workplace does require a stricter dress code, refresh suiting staples through a new silhouette, such as an asymmetric skirt or culottes and paper bag-style trousers. 

Trousers by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Tan trousers, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain


The Going Out Outfit

Save: Give sequins and crystal-decked minis a miss (you can get to that once the festive party season hits) and move towards new season prints for a more stylish spin on the after-dark dressing. 

Spend: With summer over you can store away the gingham and Breton stripes, as nights out now call for moody florals, checkered tartan and this season’s prints du jour, leopard and zebra. 

Printed dress by Borgo de Nor at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Printed dress by Borgo de Nor, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

The Handbag For All Happenings 

Save: We do love A/W 2018-19’s micro wristlets and necklace bags (yes, that is a thing thanks to Marc Jacobs), but if like us you take everything but the kitchen sink on an evening out, you’ll undoubtedly need something with a little more space. 

Spend: On the opposite side of the trend spectrum, you’ll come across lots of new season oversized totes and backpacks in stores, but we say pick out pieces that can be taken from day-to-night with ease, such as this round cross body bag by Zara. 

Mauve bag by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

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

 

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

 
August 2018

Back to School Shopping Made Easy

Reduce the stress of getting little ones ready for the new term.

Back to school shopping in Dubai and the Middle East

Back to school shopping in Dubai and the Middle East

 

As the long summer holidays draw to a close, the race is on to get your kids ready for their first day of a fresh academic term. Think smart with our insider’s Back to School shopping guide to make sure your little Einstein have all the school essentials before the school bell rings.


A Step Up

Little feet grow fast so you’ll no doubt need to invest in a new pair of school shoes. You’ll find vast selections of leather soles and sports trainers at Debenhams, Centrepoint and Marks and Spencer – all of which have numerous locations across the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East. 

White trainers by H&M Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

Back At It

No kid wants to return to school without a new school bag. Whether it’s the latest Marvel splashed satchel or Batman backpack, chances are your kids are eyeing-up a new carry-on for school. Zara Kids (located in malls across the region) offers a great collection of trendy new styles for both boys and girls.

Silver backpack by Zara Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Silver backpack, Zara Kids, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 


The Right Bites

Aside from offering everything you’d ever need for a weekly grocery shop, Carrefour Supermarket carries a generous selection of organic, vegan and gluten-free snacks to help parents pack the healthiest lunchbox possible. 

This one-stop-shop also houses a massive selection of stationary essentials, ranging from notebooks to pencil cases, pens and all other classroom necessities. 

Shop healthy lunchbox bites at Carrefour Supermarket

Shop healthy lunchbox bites at Carrefour supermarket 

 

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

 

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

 
July 2018

Swimwear Round-Up: Bikinis and One-Pieces to Suit All Body Types

Flattering AND fashionable finds to wear on your beach holiday.

Your holiday fashion wardrobe sorted

We have your holiday wardrobe sorted

 

With a summer getaway just days away and a swimwear drawer that has seen better days – think saggy bottoms, ill-fitting tops and chlorine-bleached sets – it might be time to rethink one’s beach attire. 

The shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East are flooded with the latest styles, ranging from cut-out one-pieces to classic triangle bikinis and chic cover-ups to throw on for up-to-the-minute beach babe looks.

Take a look below where we have rounded-up the newest pieces to shop now. 

Red swimsuit by New Look available at Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Red swimsuit, New Look, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah and City Centre Bahrain

 

Ideal for avoiding tan lines, we love the Bardot off-the-shoulder style of this tropically printed piece. 

Lilac bikini top by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

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

 

With adjustable straps and a light layer of padding, this pretty ruffled bralette is perfect for those looking to add a little extra lift.  

White swimsuit by Zara, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

 

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

 

We are always on the lookout for tummy-flattering silhouettes, and this monochrome swimsuit is an all-around winner – the smart black waist tie will help hide any areas you want to conceal. 

Black bikini by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Black printed bikini, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt

 

A holiday classic, we adore this little black bikini splashed in polka dots. 

Blue printed swimsuit by Topshop, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Blue printed swimsuit, Topshop, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut 

 

This aqua blue one-piece features a flattering vertical stripe print and corset tie detailing along the sides that can be synched for extra definition. 


 
July 2018

Wedding Guest Guide: The Only Outfits You Need This Season

 These chic summer dresses will save any last minute wardrobe panics.

Wedding guest dresses from the Dubai shopping malls

The ultimate dresses for wedding guests 

 

Wedding season has arrived and with it comes some wardrobe woes. Can I wear cream? Are comfortable flat sandals acceptable? Will a mini dress pass as black-tie? Having trouble knowing your black-tie from white-tie? Don’t panic – we’re here to solve any style dilemmas and to ensure you’re the best-dressed guest. 

Remember that every bride and groom has a particular vision for their big day so always adhere to the dress code listed on the invite – even if that means donning a gown and heels for a beach ceremony, you can still keep sandals in your bag to change into for dancing later.  

Here, we break down exactly what to wear for the upcoming occasion and where to shop the most glamorous evening dresses in Dubai and across the MENA region. 


The Dress Code: Casual

This laidback dress code gives you free reign to wear what you fancy, however, be mindful that this is still an important day for the couple, so we recommend steering clear of denim or trainers. If the wedding is outdoors, a printed summer sundress will be appropriate. 

Pleated dress by Mango, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Pleated dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

The Dress Code: Semi-formal

This one usually brings up the most questions for fear of being either overdressed or underdressed. Cocktail frocks and jumpsuits are a failsafe or opt for dressy separates such as a full skirt or palazzo pants. Don’t forget a blazer or wrap in case you need to cover your shoulders during the ceremony. 

Blue jumpsuit by Bershka, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

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

 

The Dress Code: Black-tie

Floor-length is usually preferred however you can get away with a smart midi-length frock or tailored suiting. If the wedding is on grass or cobbled stone it’s perfectly acceptable to wear smart wedges over heels – your soles will thank you for it the next day. 

Embroidered dress by Karen Millen, available at Mall of the Emirates and Majid Al Futtaim City Centres

Embroidered dress, Karen Millen, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut

 

The Dress Code: White-tie

The smartest of the dress codes, this is the time to bring out the big guns such as floor-length evening gowns, your best jewels and heels. 

Pink gown by Marchesa Notte at Boutique 1, available at Mall of the Emirates

Pink gown, Marchesa Notte at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

 
June 2018

Where to Buy the Most On-Trend Jewellery in Dubai and the Middle East

Discover the statement-making trinkets to shop at the mall this month.

Summer 2018 jewellery trends Bahrain

Summer 2018 jewellery trends to try

 

Anything but an after-thought, accessories played a significant role throughout the new collections in the spring / summer 2018 shows. 
From brilliantly over-the-top teardrop earrings at Chanel to Miu Miu’s pearl-adorned cuffs and Alexander McQueen’s layer upon layer of jewelled necklaces, designers shone a spotlight on bold baubles in all forms. Follow suit and make a statement by adding these spectacular new arrivals to your jewellery box. 

Crystal metal necklace by Mango

Crystal metal necklace, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat 


Decked in crystals, pearls and metal hardware, we are love this chunky chain necklace by Mango. Wear it at any time and team it with everything, from a cocktail frock down to just a simple T-shirt. 

Clear stone earrings by Zara Bahrain

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

 

In keeping with this season’s popular transparent trend, these dangly drop earrings will add instant gloss to an outfit. 

Alexander McQueen's Metal and jewel ring

Metal and jewel ring, Alexander McQueen Dubai at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

Book a manicure straight away because this ruby-red jewel and pearl encrusted cocktail ring will not go unnoticed by magpie eyes. 

Earrings at H&M, Bahrain

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

 

These sparkly earrings bring an instant lift to any outfit. While you might be tempted to wear them on special occasions only, we say show these emerald green beauties off ASAP! Pair with a sundress on the weekend and to brighten up your workday wear.

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/where-to-buy-the-most-on-trend-jewellery-in-dubai-and-the-middle-east

 
June 2018

Eid Al Fitr 2018: The Essential Gift Guide

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

The best Eid gifts for 2018 in Bahrain

The best Eid gifts for 2018 from the shopping malls in Dubai and the Middle East

 

Ring at the end of Ramadan and celebrate Eid Al Fitr by treating your family and friends to a thoughtful gift from our list. 

For Scent Lovers 

Treat your loved ones with Philosykos Eau de Parfum, Diptyque for Eid 2018

Philosykos Eau de Parfum, Diptyque at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates 

 

The beauty halls at Harvey Nichols Dubai hit all the right notes when it comes to perfume. With aisles devoted to the latest luxury bottles and all-time classics from the world’s leading brands, you’ll find a scent to suit any style and character. 

For Little Ones 

Smart childrenswear from Okaïdi

Dress and shirt by Okaïdi, visit City Centre Deira and Mall of Egypt

 

With a host of Eid parties coming up, we’ll be heading straight to Okaïdi for smart childrenswear that won’t break the bank.
We love the new season printed party frocks for little ladies and tailored shirts for boys, perfect for the best-dressed tots in town.

For Food Fans

Wafi Gourmet in Bahrain

Wafi Gourmet in Bahrain 

 

Situated inside City Centre Bahrain, Wafi Gourmet is one of the busiest restaurants in Bahrain for a good reason – this long-standing favourite serves up some of the most delicious Lebanese cuisines in the Kingdom. 

The favourite eatery also houses an Arabian-themed deli section where you can build your bespoke gift basket, choosing from spices and herbs to olives, oils, dates and baklava sweets. 


The Choose-Your-Own Gift


Still lost on what to get that someone special who is notoriously hard to buy for? Why not treat them to a Mall Gift Card – a super convenient solution that allows your loved ones to pick out their gift from thousands of stores within Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the UAE and Bahrain.

Mall Gift Cards are available at all Majid Al Futtaim Malls within the UAE and Bahrain. For further information call +971 4293 5814 or email [email protected]

Majid Al Futtaim Mall Gift Card is the perfect gift for Eid Al Fitr 2018 in Bahrain

Majid Al Futtaim Mall Gift Card is the perfect gift for your loved ones for Eid Al Fitr 2018

 

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/shopping/eid-al-fitr-2018-the-essential-gift-guide

 
May 2018

5 Of Sephora Most Popular Beauty Products

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

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

Our favourite beauty buys from Sephora

 

From illuminating skin drops to the eyeshadow palette that beats them all, we’re opening up our beauty bags to uncover the best buys from our favourite makeup emporium, Sephora. 

 

Get The Gleam 

Just one tiny drop of this magic elixir will transform your skin from lacklustre to luminous in a flash. Packed with light reflecting pigments, the ultra-concentrated formula is available in seven illuminators, as well as two matte bronzers.

Custom Enhancer Drops, Cover FX at Sephora Bahrain

Custom Enhancer Drops, Cover FX at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 


Your Best Angles 

Step-By-Step Contour Kit, Smashbox at Sephora Bahrain

Step-By-Step Contour Kit, Smashbox at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

Ever wondered how A-list celebs get those razor sharp cheekbones? While it might be down to genetics (or clever Photoshopping), there’s also a good chance that some celebs are using Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Kit. The pro kit comes with three buildable shades for defining, bronzing and highlighting, along with a soft angled brush for effortless application.

 

All For Oil 

This do-it-all oil is a saviour for sun-parched locks during your summer holiday – or better yet, use year-round as a weekly treat. Apply a small spritz to hands, rub together to warm the oil and lightly massage into the ends of your tresses. The Kardashian-loved hair treatment can also be used to nourish skin deeply, so follow our lead and slather it on from top-to-toe.  

 Rose Hair & Body Oil, Ouai at Sephora Bahrain

 

Rose Hair & Body Oil, Ouai at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 


The Pro Palette 

Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette, Huda Beauty at Sephora Bahrain

 

Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette, Huda Beauty at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

With 18 highly pigmented and blendable shades, ranging from mattes to chrome pressed pearls and 3D metal shades, Huda Beauty’s Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette is a firm favourite with Sephora shoppers – so much so that the palette has been known to sell out!


The Pout Perfectors

You know a product is going to be good if supermodel Bella Hadid is a fan. Enter the most luxurious lip balm we have ever used – Dior Addict Lip Glow. First up, prep your pout with Dior’s delicious smelling Lip Sugar Scrub (to gently buff away flaky skin) before swiping this over your entire lips for instant hydration and a subtle rosy sheen to bring out your natural colour. 

 Lip Glow and Sugar Scrub by Dior at Sephora Bahrain

Lip Glow and Sugar Scrub by Dior at Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

Sephora is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain.

 

Article Source: http://www.citycentredeira.com/blog/shopping/5-of-sephora-most-popular-beauty-products

 
May 2018

Treat Your Loved One to a Shopping Spree at the Mall

There’s no better present than a Mall Gift Card!

Mall Gift Cards in Bahrain

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain

 

Let’s be honest. No matter how well you know them, it can often be tricky to buy gifts for friends, family or colleagues. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the thought but we’ve all also been on the receiving end of an unwanted gift that ends up at the back of the wardrobe or tucked away in a drawer never to see the light of day again.

If you’re facing a what-to-buy gift dilemma, a Mall Gift Card is your saving grace – a perfect win-win solution allowing recipients to treat themselves to suit their specific taste. 

Making gift giving so much easier for everyone, there’s a selection of different gift cards designed to suit a multitude of occasions, be it a birthday surprise, a thank-you present, a little something for your spouse or a special Eid treat. 

The perfect present with Mall Gift Cards in Bahrain

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain make a welcome gift


Mall Gift Cards are redeemable at over 2,100 of your favourite stores located inside the shopping malls, including Apple Store UAE, Sephora Dubai and Home Centre Dubai, along with top dining and fun-filled entertainment outlets within Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the UAE and Bahrain.

The Mall Gift Cards can also be used at some leading hotels across the region, such as Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.

Treat your loved one with a Mall Gift Card in Bahrain

 

Mall Gift Cards in the UAE and Bahrain are the perfect gift solution

 

Choose the amount you want to be loaded onto each gift card, ranging from AED50 up to AED3,000. It then works just like a debit card whereby any purchase will be deducted from the loaded amount. Valid for an entire year from the date of purchase, Mall Gift Cards allow the receiver to buy exactly what they want at their leisure. A Mall Gift Card gives the gift of choice.

Mall Gift Cards are available at all Majid Al Futtaim Malls within in the UAE and Bahrain. For further information call +971 4 293 5814 or email [email protected].

 

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

 
April 2018

Upgrade Your Gadgets with These Top 3 Tech Tools

The electronic essentials you need now.

Top Gadgets and tech buys of 2018 in Bahrain

2018’s top tech buys and gadgets 

 

There is a reason these state-of-the-art buys are getting tech heads excited in 2018. Scroll down below to discover the latest and greatest gadgets to hit the shops. 

Sony 1000XM2 headphone in Bahrain

Sony 1000XM2 headphones, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain

 

Sony’s 1000XM2 headphones put a great many others to shame. Equipped with high-tech digital noise cancellation, the new cans offer super clear sound, as well as Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing to deliver optimal listening at high altitudes while you fly.

The headphones also boast Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically adjusts the ambient sound to match your activities, such as travelling, walking and waiting. And you can forget pesky wires; these headphones are wireless with Bluetooth technology.

Mophie wireless charging base at Apple Store in Bahrain

Mophie wireless charging base, Apple Store in Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

In addition to offering last year’s big launch, the iPhone X, the Apple Store in Dubai also houses the newest tablets, tools and devices created to support their products. 

Released earlier this year, the Mophie wireless charging base is already making our lives so much easier. Expertly designed to work with your iPhone, the wireless base will charge your battery in a flash. Just set your iPhone on the wireless charge base, and it will get to work boosting your juice.

Leather folio case for iPhone X at Apple Store in Bahrain

Leather folio case for iPhone X, Apple Store in Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Got a new iPhone X? You’ll need a sleek case to protect your pricey tech.

Available in four colourways, Apple’s luxurious new leather-bound folio case offers maximum protection with a soft microfiber lining, plus it comes with useful compartments to store your cash and cards. 

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

 
April 2018

How To Bag A Beauty Bargain On Your Next Food Shop

The beautifying essentials to pick up at Carrefour.

Beauty products from Carrefour Bahrain

Bargain beauty buys from the supermarket

 

While we love a high-end beauty hall filled with the latest luxury lotions and potions, a large percentage of our everyday products can be found in the supermarkets. 

Here are the best budget-friendly beauty buys to try at home.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion at Carrefour Bahrain

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

 

The sweet scent might not be to everyone’s taste, but there is no doubt that the juice inside this tub is brilliant! There’s a reason it is the No.1 brand of cocoa butter products worldwide. 

Comparable to (if not better than) any other expensive body lotion on the market, this rich moisturiser is suitable for a host of skin woes, such as dry, eczema prone or sensitive skin types. Popular with Carrefour customers at Mall of the Emirates and throughout the region, be sure to add this to your trolley on your next visit.   

Nivea Caring Micellar Water at Carrefour Bahrain

Nivea Caring Micellar Water, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

 

First created by leading French pharmacy brands, micellar waters were introduced into the mainstream beauty market a decade ago and were seen as a specialised beauty product. Now, nearly every brand from the high to the lower end of the price spectrum has released a version. 

We are firm believers that you cannot beat Nivea’s ultra-soothing, scent-free formula, for a gentle yet effective daily cleanse. 

L'Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray at Carrefour Bahrain

 

L'Oréal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hairspray, Carrefour Supermarket, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres 

 

The gold standard of hairsprays, this legendary beauty buy is in nearly every single hairstylist’s professional and personal toolkit. 

Loved by a legion of celebrities, including Cheryl Cole, the Kardashians and Cindy Crawford, this long-lasting setting spritz is non-sticky, easy to brush out and offers maximum staying power. 

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

 

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

 
March 2018

We Reveal Bahrain’s Best Shopping Spots

Get your retail therapy fix with a trip to the mall and souqs.

The top places for shopping in Bahrain

The top places for shopping in Bahrain

 

Heading on a trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain? Aside from luxurious hotels, incredible culinary offerings, sporting excursions, history and art-filled museums; the Gulf nation is also becoming known for its brilliant shopping scene that spans from sprawling modern malls to authentic bazaars. 

Located in the heart of the capital, City Centre Bahrain is the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination in Bahrain. 

Widely considered THE place to shop in town, the mall is home to hundreds of international brands, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Debenhams and Virgin Megastore Bahrain, as well as 60 dining outlets and family entertainment venues such as Magic Planet, VOX Cineco and Wahooo! Waterpark.

You will also find two luxury hotels adjoining the mall, the 5-star Westin Hotel City Centre Bahrain and Le Meridien Hotel City Centre Bahrain – so you can quite literally shop till you drop!

Scroll down to discover the latest essential fashion finds to buy at City Centre Bahrain this month… 

Jacket by H&M available at City Centre Bahrain

Jacket, H&M, visit City Centre Bahrain

 

This powder blue suede biker jacket is bang on trend for this season’s pastel colour trend. We’ll be wearing ours thrown over lightweight summer dresses and paired with relaxed denim for days off. 


Mule heels by Zara available at City Centre Bahrain

Mule heels, Zara, visit City Centre Bahrain

 

Mules are back for Spring/Summer 2018, and these tangerine leather heels are topping our most-wanted list. 


Bangle by Pandora available at City Centre Bahrain

Bangle, Pandora, visit City Centre Bahrain

 

A simple piece to wear every day or stacked with your favourite jewels – we love the mix of metals. 



Experience the Bahraini bazaars 


A trip to the famous Manama Souq is one of the best things to do in Bahrain

A trip to the famous Manama Souq is one of the best things to do in Bahrain

 

Manama Souq is the capital’s most iconic bazaar and can be found beyond the arches of Bab Al-Bahrain, a historic building that in English translates to ‘Gateway to Bahrain’.

The bustling atmosphere is heightened by the sounds of soft Arabic music and the Islamic call to prayer, while heady scents of aromatic spices fill the air. 

Take your time and spend a few hours navigating the winding streets dotted with countless stalls, selling everything from colourful hand-woven fabrics, freshly baked Arabian sweets, pearls and plenty more trinkets to take home with you.

Shopping tip: Either visit in the morning or evening to avoid the heat. You may also find many stalls closed for a few hours during the afternoon. 

 
March 2018

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

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

Home Centre in the Middle East


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

 

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

 
March 2018

5 Scene-Stealing Red Carpet Looks to Shop Now

With the Oscars making headlines this month, we look to the most glamorous gowns and accessories to wear for your special occasion. 


Celebrity inspired gowns to shop now

Celebrity inspired gowns to buy now

 

The Academy Awards is the movie world’s most significant event on the annual calendar. 

From the BAFTAs to the BRITs, the 90th edition of the Oscars is the grande finale of awards season and arguably the most prestigious trophy for anyone in Tinseltown to win. 

To celebrate this year’s Oscars, we’ve searched Dubai shopping malls and further afield across the Middle East for the best gowns and accessories for your red carpet moment. 

Be it a wedding or smart soirée; these stunning outfit ideas will ensure you stand out at any special occasion.  


Embellished navy dress by Mango available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Embellished navy dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat

 

With delicate tie sleeves and a scattering of floral sequins, this floor-sweeping navy blue gown will be a go-to for any formal event. Wear with beaded sandals for garden parties or metallic platforms for a black-tie bash. 


Red gown by Oscar de la Renta at Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Red gown, Oscar de la Renta at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A gown fit for a princess, this dramatic piece by Oscar de la Renta is crafted from scarlet silk with a subtle sheen of sparkle along the floral appliqué detail.


Printed jumpsuit by Stradivarius available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt and City Centres

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

 

This polka dot jumpsuit is an excellent pick for those who prefer trousers to gowns. Belted at the waist for extra definition, this style is bang on trend for the new season and will look chic paired with heeled ankle boots and an embellished clutch bag. 


Studded bag by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

 

This classic black clutch will keep you covered for a multitude of nights out. We love the metallic studs and handy chain strap. 


Velvet strappy sandals by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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


Steal a few extra inches under a long flowing frock with these fiery velvet soles. 


 
March 2018

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She Will Truly Love

Spoil your mum with these beautiful presents and pampering treatments. 

Mother’s Day gift guide 2018

Mother’s Day gift guide 2018

 

With Mother’s Day coming up on March 21st (dates tend to differ per country), there’s no better time than the present to start planning ways to spoil the extraordinary woman in your life. 

Show mum your gratitude for all that she does by treating her to one of our gift ideas below or go all out and splurge on a super pampering spa treatment.

Earrings and bracelet by Damas available at Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, and City Centres

Earrings and bracelet, Damas, visit Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Al Shindagha 

 

One of the top places to buy jewellery in the UAE, City Centre Deira houses dozens of jewellery shops, such as Damas, Al Futtaim Watches and Jewellery and Jewel Corner. The mall is also conveniently situated nearby to the Gold Souk in Dubai, which makes for a beautiful afternoon spent browsing the stalls. 


Cologne by Jo Malone available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Green Wheat & Meadowsweet Cologne, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif 

 

If like us, your mother is a diehard fan of anything that comes in a Jo Malone box, she will adore their latest line of scents inspired by English fields – the Green Wheat & Meadowsweet Cologne is our favourite. 


Beaded bag by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

 

You will get major brownie points for gifting your mother this intricately embellished clutch bag. Decked with beaded florals, this minaudière will instantly update any outfit for evenings out. 


DIOR Capture Totale Eye Cream at Sephora available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

DIOR Capture Totale Eye Cream, Sephora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This decadent pot of eye cream is the epitome of luxury, and the potion itself is packed with high performing ingredients that firm and boost radiance.  

 

Time To Spa


While flowers, chocolate and a heartfelt card go a long way, nothing truly beats a spa gift voucher – trust us, it will not go unappreciated, as we could all do with a little R&R. Better yet, why not join your mother for a day of joint pampering?

Soma Spa located inside Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is one of our favourite retreats in the city. Offering up an extensive menu of relaxing treatments, take your pick from smoothing body scrubs to muscle-melting massages or vitamin-packed facials. 

The Pullman Hotel Dubai also houses some tasty places to grab a bite post-treatment, including the live cooking stations at Medley Restaurant.

 

The Ultimate Gift Card

You can also let your mother pick out her own present with our Mall Gift Card. For more information on the gift you know she won’t return, visit here.

 
February 2018

Three Of Our Favourite Fashion Finds To Shop This Month

Get these stylish buys before they go!

Shopping finds you will love

Shopping finds you will love

 

You will not be able to resist these three highly coveted new arrivals – available in shops now.

After rifling through the new season offerings, we’ve hand-selected a couple of our most in-demand fashion finds from Mall of the Emirates and City Centre shopping malls. 

From City Centre Deira (the first shopping mall in Dubai) to City Centre Beirut and many more locations across the Middle East, our shopping malls are filled with the latest must-have items. 

Be it an end-of-the-month payday splurge or a weekend shopping spree; we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month. 

Happy shopping, ladies! 


Grey jumper by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

 

The perfect piece to round off your winter wardrobe, this snuggly off-the-shoulder knit comes in an array of classic colours, including this soft grey marl shade. 


Bow skirt by Mango available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Red bow skirt, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat 

 

This faux leather wrap skirt ticks all the right boxes for the new season. Featuring a crossover design fastened with a bow, you will find us wearing this paired with tucked-in knit sweaters and thigh-high boots. 


Gold heels by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

 

The festive party season might be long gone, but that does not mean a girl cannot treat herself to a pair of sparkly soles. This pair of disco ball inspired strappy sandals by Zara are the ultimate Cinderella heels.

 

 
January 2018

The Latest Wonder Products to Try on the Market

This New Year’s best in beauty


This New Year’s best in beauty


With so many creams, serums, scrubs, masks and more on the market – how is a girl to choose? Fear not, we are on hand to help you rifle through the masses and discover the crème de la crème of the beauty world.

Scroll down below where we unveil the ultimate beauty buys to try now.


The Star Ingredient

In case you have been living under a rock, the beauty industry is obsessed with all things retinol-related. A powerful anti-ager, this hit ingredient is scientifically proven to minimise lines and wrinkles, all while smoothing the skin’s texture.

Best saved for your evening skincare routine, this Vitamin-A derivative can also help aid acne by unclogging congested pores.  

Beauty tip: Be sure to apply sunscreen daily to protect your complexion as retinol and may leave skin more susceptible to sun damage from UV rays.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream available at Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates



The Pout Perfector  


Never overlook your lips - nothing entirely ruins a lipstick like a flaky pout. First up, buff away dry skin by making your own at-home lip scrub (we mix sugar with coconut oil) or use an old soft toothbrush.

To nourish, opt for a super moisturising lip balm or oil infused with rich ingredients such as shea butter or honey. The Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a new favourite in our beauty department and will leave lips plump and silky soft.


Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil available at Paris Gallery in City Centres

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey, Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, and City Centre Fujairah


The Weekly Treat

Take the time to give yourself a weekly treat in the form of a face mask. Whether you are looking to hydrate, soothe, anti-age or target a problem area, there is a mask to suit any skin woe under the sun.

Sephora Dubai’s range of sheet masks that has become a new favourite and come in a whole host of different formulas to suits all concerns. We especially love the moisturising and brightening rose mask – it is the perfect pre-party skin treat before make-up.


Sheet masks by Sephora Dubai available at Mall of the Emirates

Sheet masks, visit Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

 
January 2018

Your New Year Health Kick Starts Now: The Activewear Edit

Up your game with these stylish workout-wear staples.


Workout essentials for the New Year

Workout essentials for the New Year


Jumped on the health bandwagon for 2018? In-between downing green juices and those super early morning barre classes, if your New Year fitness kick is proving to be challenging, these style workout staples will undoubtedly spur you on – there is nothing like a new pair of Nikes to get you out the door in the morning.


Black leggings by H&M available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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


Crafted from ultra functional fast-drying fabric with a handy zipped key pocket at the back, you will want to live in these stretchy sports leggings.

Style tip: Opt for high-waisted leggings that cut at the smallest part of your waist. Layer a loose tank on top (tucked in at one corner for extra definition) or a crop top for the body-confident, paired with a sporty bomber jacket for the ultimate in sporty chic.




Flowing bomber jacket by Zara available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Flowing bomber jacket, Zara, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi


Who says gym wear has to be boring? This flowing khaki bomber jacket is the perfect piece to throw on over your sports bra to wear to and from the gym. We love the floral embroidered back and varsity-style piping.




Black trainers by Nike available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Black trainers, Nike, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut


Nike Dubai’s new Fearless Flyknit trainers are constructed using a lightweight material with forefoot grooves and cushioned midsoles for mega comfort and support during runs and high-intensity workout sessions. The coveted sneakers come in an array of colour-ways, but this season we’re opting for super sleek black. Just do it.

 
January 2018

Three Super Healthy Lunch Spots To Try This Weekend

Enjoy a guilt-free feast in the Dubai shopping malls.


The best healthy restaurants in Dubai

The best healthy restaurants in Dubai

 

Healthy food need not be dull and tasteless, in fact, quite the opposite - the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East are brimming with delicious and nutritious foodie spots.

Scroll down below where we reveal the insider foodie favourites you need to try this weekend.


Paul Café

Paul Café is a favourite lunch spot with a healthy food set

Paul Café is a favourite lunch spot with a healthy food set

 

A long-standing favourite, not just in the region, but also across the globe, Paul Café first started as a low-key bakery in France more than 125 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients in an extensive menu consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner staples, and the café is also our go-to for a light and healthy bite in the mall - that is, if you can resist the display of golden baked goods!

Star menu hits include the smoked salmon omelette, poached eggs with avocado, farm salad and grilled sea bass filet.

The details:
Paul Café is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem


Carluccio’s


Veggie packed bites at Carluccio’s in Dubai

Veggie packed bites at Carluccio’s in Dubai

 

A long-standing favourite for the whole family, Carluccio’s might be best known for their mouth-watering lasagne and pizza, but the Italian café and deli chain also offers up a whole host of delicious low-calorie dishes - we can vouch for the goat's cheese and beetroot salad and seafood skewers.

The restaurant also serves some light sides to pick from, including braised fennel, tenderstem broccoli and sautéed spinach.

If you are craving pasta but don’t want the extra cream and calories of carbonara, opt for the Penne Giardiniera - a popular menu pick bursting with fresh courgettes, spinach and red chilli: http://www.citycentremirdif.com/blog/dining/recipe-to-try-fresh-pasta-dish-by-carluccio-s-dubai


Common Grounds

Common grounds is a health food haven in Dubai

Common grounds is a health food haven in Dubai

 

A hotspot on the Dubai foodie scene, Common Grounds is an always-bustling casual café serving up full breakfast plates, along with superfood salads, wraps, tacos and soups. You can also grab a great cup of freshly brewed artisan coffee or a veggie-filled juice or smoothie.

For those looking for a healthy menu option, the acai bowl and veggie-rice wrap are both a must-try.

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Him

The gadgets, tech and accessories he really wants


The best Christmas gifts to shop for him

The best Christmas gifts to shop for him

 

While he might claim to not ‘need’ anything this year, these top Christmas gift ideas are sure to impress. From the latest iPhone to a classic leather holdall, scroll down below to discover our top picks for festive presents this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids.



iPhone X by Apple available at Mall of the Emirates

iPhone X, Apple, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

The brand new iPhone X is officially available! If you did not already pre-order the smartphone, hightail it over to the Apple store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates to get your hands on the latest tech essential.

Available in either 64GB or 256GB, the brand new water resistant model includes an 5.9-inch screen display and Face ID - which makes your face your password - along with wireless charging, extra durable glass and an advanced quality camera.


Beats headphone at Virgin Megastore available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Beats Studio3 Matte Black Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, Virgin Megastore, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Beirut, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Bahrain

 

The newest headphones by Beats offer premium sound through real-time audio, while allowing you to hear the music with no background noise thanks to the adaptive noise cancellation feature. Available in six colours to choose from, these high tech headphones will no doubt be topping his wish list this year.


Leather holdall by Ted Baker available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Leather holdall, Ted Baker, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

 

This smart leather piece by Ted Baker will be his go-to bag for holding gym kit and weekend away essentials.

 

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here.

 
December 2017

Dress Up: The Ultimate Party Pieces To buy This Winter

Shop the most glamorous frocks to ring in the festive season

Stand out from the crowd in our favourite party frocks

Stand out from the crowd in our favourite party frocks

 

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

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

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

 

 


Velvet dress by H&M at City Centres

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

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

 

 

Metallic dress by Zara available at City Centres

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

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



Floral dress by Topshop available at City Centres

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

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

 
December 2017

Our 3 Favourite Fashion Finds for this Season

High fashion buys on a budget to shop this December

 

Fashion buys from shopping malls in the Middle East

Wish list pieces to shop now

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

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

From City Centre Deira (the first shopping mall in Dubai) to City Centre Beirut and many more locations across the Middle East, our shopping malls are filled with the latest must-have items.

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

Happy shopping ladies!

Jumpsuit by Zara available at City Centres

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

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

 

Knit jumper by Mango available at City Centres

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


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



Embellished bag by Bershka available at City Centres

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

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

 
December 2017

The Party Accessory Edit

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


The perfect pieces for party season

The perfect pieces for party season

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

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


Glitter shoes by H&M available at City Centres

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

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


Velvet clutch bag by Charming Charlie available at City Centres


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

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


Crystal earrings by Zara available at City Centres

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

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


Velvet heels by Mango available at City Centres

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

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

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Kids

 From toys to teddies and tiaras, little ones will love these presents  


The best Christmas gifts to shop for children

The best Christmas gifts to shop for children  

 

December is a busy time of year for all, so we are taking the stress out of festive shopping with our guide to the top gifts to buy this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids. (*Add links on words ‘him’ ‘her’ and ‘kids’ to separate articles once published).

Scroll down below where we reveal a few of our favourite gifts for children, ranging from newborn babies to older ages.


Tiara by Claire’s available at City Centres

Tiara, Claire’s, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Fujairah

 

Little princesses will love playing dress-up with this sparkly silver tiara - so much so, they may never want to take it off!


Soft rabbit toy by Bonpoint at Boutique 1 available at Mall of the Emirates

Soft rabbit toy, Bonpoint at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

A timeless present to gift young kids and newborn babies, this soft white rabbit is perfect for tiny tots to cuddle up with at naptime.

 

Printed bow tie by H&M Kids available at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

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

 

This mini Mickey Mouse printed bow tie will look adorable on little lads for fancy festive occasions.

 

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here.

 
December 2017

The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide: For Her

These standout fashion, beauty and home pieces are sure to impress     

 

The best Christmas gifts to shop for her

The best Christmas gifts to shop for her

 

December is a busy time of year for all, so we are taking the stress out of festive shopping with our guide to the top gifts to buy this year.

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, so head over to Mall of the Emirates and City Centres across the Middle East to find the perfect present for him, her and kids.


Sock-style boots by Zara at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Sock-style boots, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

 

These are the boots of dreams for any fashion-loving fan. The sock/boot hybrid is bang on trend for the new season and will go down a storm with style-conscious friends and family members.


Emporio Armani perfume at Paris Gallery available at City Centres

Emporio Armani perfume, Paris Gallery, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Fujairah

 

Because It's You is the latest scent from Emporio Armani. This beautiful perfume includes notes of neroli, raspberry and vanilla mixed with musk.  



Charm necklace by Loquet at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates

Charm necklace, Loquet at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Loquet is a London-based brand specialising in bespoke dainty fine jewels. You can customise your own locket necklace by filling with unique little charms such as diamond-encrusted initials, colourful birthstones and other decorative symbols. A true keepsake piece any jewellery lover would adore.


Candle snuffer by Zara Home at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres

Candle snuffer, Zara Home, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat

 

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect hostess present or a little something for your mother-in-law, you cannot go wrong with a luxe scented candle (our favourites are Jo Malone and Diptyque available at Harvey Nichols Dubai). For extra brownie points in the gift department, your can also include a sleek gold candle snuffer or wick trimmer by Zara Home.

Still stuck on what to buy? Let your loved ones pick their own present with a gift card to the mall. For more information on the gift you know they won’t return, visit here

 
October 2017

Celebrate Diwali with dazzling looks this year

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

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

Happy shopping!

A hand holding illuminated candles on Diwali


All that glitters

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

Peacock shades and sequin

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


Final dimension

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

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


Flat out

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

Metallic flats are the comfiest way to sparkle all night.

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


Bags of style

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

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







 
October 2017

Our 3 Favourite Fashion Finds

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a weekend shopping spree, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

 

Velvet ankle boots by New Look available at City Centres

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

 

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

 

Pearl embellished jeans by Zara available at City Centres

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

 

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

 

Red beret by Bershka available at City Centres

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

 

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

 
October 2017

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

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

 

Kim Kardashian hairstyle

                                                                

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

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

 

The Oil

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

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

 

Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora Dubai

                                          Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora Dubai, visit City Centre Mirdif

 

The Mask

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

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

 

Botanics Intensive Treatment by Boots Pharmacy at City Centres

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

 

The Cream

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

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

 

BB Hair Cream by H&M at City Centres

BB Hair Cream, H&M at City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi, and City Centre Beirut

 
August 2017

The Back-To-School Special: The New Academic Year

Send tots back to class with the kit they’ll need and a smile on their face

Back to school in Dubai 2017

As the long summer break ends, the week leading up to the first day of the term can be a whirlwind of preparation. No matter how many lists are penned, there always appears to be a seemingly never-ending array of errands, from buying new school supplies to stocking the fridge with lunchbox snacks and updating uniforms for your ever-growing tot.

Before battling out your to-dos, take a look at our insider guide to getting everything your youngster will need for school from the Dubai shopping malls.

The Perfect Pencil Case

We’re yet to come across a kid who doesn’t love picking out a brand new pencil case along with lots of colourful new pens and stationary goodies for the new school year. The shopping malls in Dubai are filled with plenty of shops filled with fun learning tools to ensure they’re thoroughly prepped for class. Typo is one of our top picks and stashed with a fun hoard of quirky stationary treats.

Rainbow pencil case in Deira, Mirdif and Me'aisem

Rainbow pencil case available at Typo, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, and City Center Me'aisem


Sole Mates

Nothing signals the start of a new academic year like a brand new pair of smart shoes. Clarks is our go-to for quality leather school shoes for both boys and girls and offers a free measuring service to ensure the perfect fit.

Boys leather school shoes in Dubai

Boys leather school shoes available at Clarks, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Muscat

Back At It

The best school bags are usually backpacks or drawstring rucksacks to offer neck and shoulder support as well as enough room for all your child’s school books and class necessities. Marks & Spencer’s offers a variety of different styles, and most recently, the best-selling Star Wars design – little fans of the films will go nuts for it!

Star Wars bag available at Marks & Spencer

Star Wars bag available at Marks & Spencer, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

A Lesson in Lunch Boxes

For us parents, the secret to filling a daily lunchbox successfully is to pack in healthy and nutrition-packed bites (which they’ll actually enjoy eating) to keep kids fuller for longer.

Carrefour Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, one of the best Supermarkets in Dubai, houses a special organic section, offering a wide selection of low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free snacks along with every day groceries to all fill your little one’s needs.  

Healthy lunch box treats available at Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates


Healthy lunch box treats available at Carrefour Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

 
July 2017

Our Most In-Demand Travel Destinations Of 2017

Two Instagram-worthy trips to take this summer

Woman on a red scooter in Europe

 

Island Escape

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

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

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

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

Printed swimsuit from Ted Baker at City Centre Bahrain

Printed swimsuit, Ted Baker, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentredeira.com/
http://www.citycentremirdif.com

 

Sightseeing Adventure

The pyramids of Giza, Egypt   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Printed sandals from Aldo at City Centre Bahrain

Printed sandals, Aldo, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

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

 
July 2017

How To: Pack Like A Pro And Fly Like The JetSet

The insider’s guide to travelling in style and know how to save space in your suitcase.

Model Izabel Goulart arrives at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival

Model Izabel Goulart arrives at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Preparing for a trip starts with the suitcase and more to the point what exactly to put in it.

If you’ve ever seen those well-dressed girls, the ones gliding effortlessly through the terminal with little more than a compact carry-on, and thought ‘how on earth do they manage to squeeze all their worldly goods in such a small case’? The answer is easier than you think, simply plan each and every outfit in advance. While this might seem like more work than it’s worth, you’ll reap the rewards and end up with a carefully curated holiday wardrobe, and no excess baggage!

Expert packing requires pre-planning and a thorough edit – after all, will you wear ten pairs of heels on a week-long holiday?

Scroll down below to discover our essential packing tips…

  • Look for lightweight luggage (always on wheels for ease) and invest in good quality cases by brands such as Samsonite or Tumi.

  • Pen a list of everything you want to take or lay everything out on your bed into piles, e.g. swimwear, sun dresses, sports gear, etc…before removing at least two items from each heap.

  • Think about your holiday itinerary, the activities you’ll be doing and the places you’ll be visiting. Embrace your inner stylist and piece outfits together, including undergarments, accessories, and shoes – heels are heavy so only take styles than can be worn with numerous outfits.

  • Pack versatile items (think little black dresses or tailored shorts) which can be worn for a multitude of occasions day or night - you can always jazz up plain pieces with statement jewellery.

  • Try rolling clothes as opposed to folding. This saves precious suitcase space and reduces creases.

 

The capsule closet 

To look the part on the plane (and perhaps bag yourself an upgrade), opt for foolproof airport chic such as skinny jeans (with stretch for comfort and in a dark wash to hide stains) paired with a bright printed blouse (because plane dressing doesn’t have to be boring) and always layer with a cosy cashmere or soft wool throw to ward off the fierce airplane air conditioning.

There is little need for towering heels, especially as feet can swell due to air pressure, instead go for embellished ballet flats or beaded sandals, and swap for in-flight socks once you board.

Look for a smart leather tote with enough space to fit your in-flight skincare essentials, reading materials and most importantly, a stash of snacks.

Skinny jeans available at H&M at City Centre Bahrain

Skinny jeans, H&M, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/
http://www.citycentresharjah.com/
http://www.citycentreajman.com/
http://www.citycentrefujairah.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/
http://www.citycentremeaisem.com/
http://www.citycentrealexandria.com/
http://www.citycentremaadi.com/
http://www.citycentremallbeirut.com/

Flat shoes available at Steve Madden at City Centre Bahrain

Flat shoes, Steve Madden, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/

Leather Tote Bag available at Michael Kors at City Centre Bahrain

Leather Tote Bag, Michael Kors, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/

 

 
July 2017

Fashion Finds You Won’t Be Able To Resist

The must-have buys that will see you through summer in style.

Summer style hits to shop now

Whether you’re prepping to jet off on a summer holiday, have a special occasion on the horizon or are quite simply in need of a few new season style buys, now is the time to buy as all the shops welcome their latest wears.

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

These three coveted new arrivals (all available to shop now) will instantly spruce up your look for the months ahead.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a weekend shopping spree in Dubai, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Floral printed dress available at Mango at visit City Centre Bahrain

Floral printed dress, Mango at visit City Centre Bahrain

Flowing, floral and splashed in rainbow brights – this printed maxi dress ticks all the right boxes. We especially love the waist tassel detailing.

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/

Mirrored sunglasses available at H&M at City Centre Bahrain

Mirrored sunglasses, H&M at City Centre Bahrain

These metallic mirrored shades are well worth having passers-by check their reflection in your lens. Wear with summery tousled locks to the beach and beyond all summer long.

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/
http://www.citycentresharjah.com/
http://www.citycentreajman.com/
http://www.citycentrefujairah.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/
http://www.citycentremeaisem.com/
http://www.citycentrealexandria.com/
http://www.citycentremaadi.com/
http://www.citycentremallbeirut.com

Tailored jumpsuit available at Karen Millen at City Centre Bahrain

Tailored jumpsuit, Karen Millen at City Centre Bahrain

This white lace jumpsuit is the perfect tailored piece to add to your capsule wardrobe for the current season. Team with a sharp blazer for the office or sky-high heels and big hoop earrings for the evening.

Also available at:

www.citycentremallbeirut.com
http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 

 
October 2016

A Fashion Blogger's Guide to the New Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
July 2016

Your weekend wardrobe sorted

  • weekend wardrobe   01

    #TGIF! The weekend has arrived and it’s time to ditch your corporate threads and open up your off-duty closet.

    Whatever your weekend plans, these are the new season buys you need in your life. And don’t panic if you’re trying to save for the summer holidays, as these fashion favourites all ring in at a budget-friendly price.

    Shop our top picks form the best shops across the Middle East now…

  • weekend wardrobe   01

    Dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum,

    Nothing sets our hearts aflutter quite like a sparkly new frock. This glitzy racer-back minidress features hundreds of light-catching silver sequins.

    Style tip: Our go-to for party season, sequins can also be worn during the day, simply pair with a denim jacket and gladiator sandals for easy summer style.

  • weekend wardrobe   01

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

    Covered, cool and oh so comfortable – our love of kaftans never wavers. This electric blue number features a deep V neckline and flattering side splits. If this is the silhouette for you, buy it in ruby red too.

    Style tip: If a billowing kaftan is swamping your figure, nip in with a wide waist-belt, or for a more Grecian take, tie with metallic rope.

  • weekend wardrobe   01

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

    In case you have missed it, chokers are having a major moment in the world of fashion. We’ve spotted every IT girl, from Kendall to Gigi and everyone in-between, sporting this sought-after accessory.

    Style tip: If the goth-esque black velvet chockers of the nineties’ don’t fit your aesthetic, steer towards pretty printed neck scarves instead, which can also be used as a head band for the beach.


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

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

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
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