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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 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 ( 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 Muscat, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

A Lesson in Lunch Boxes

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

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

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

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

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