As sure as day follows night, sale season follows December’s festivities, allowing us to all pick up a bargain or two as the New Year rolls around.
The sales are well and truly underway across the UAE, with savings of up to 70 per cent currently on offer. From coveted luxury goods to electricals and home furnishings, now is the time to snap up the bits that have been on your wish list.
Here is the best of the UAE’s winter sales this year:
Luxury fashion e-tailer Ounass’s autumn / winter sale has started, with up to 50 per cent off clothing, accessories, shoes and beauty. Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Givenchy are among the brands slashing prices.
Our pick: Jimmy Choo Madeline Leather Shoulder Bag was: Dh6,600 now: Dh3,300 saving: 50 per cent
Farfetch, the luxury online store, currently has up to 60 per cent off more than 6,000 items. Brands such as Off-White, Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton are taking part in the price-slashing.
Our pick: Stella McCartney Button-up collared shirt was: Dh2,056 now: Dh822 saving: 60 per cent
Boots Middle East has launched a 60 per cent off sale across hundreds of toiletries and cosmetics, so it’s a great time to stock up the bathroom cabinet. There are savings on brands such as Soap and Glory, No 7, St Tropez and Real Techniques, as well as Boots own range products.
Our pick: Proactiv Solution 3-Step Acne Treatment System 60 Day was: Dh503 now: Dh201.20 saving: 60 per cent
If you are looking to update your home ahead of the New Year, Homecentre has savings of up to 70 per cent across furniture and home decor. Sofas and armchairs are on offer with up to 70 per cent off, while beds, nightstands and wardrobes all have up to 50 per cent off.
Our pick: Faith 3-Seater Fabric Sofa Bed was: Dh999 now: Dh299 saving: 70 per cent
Namshi's winter season sale has started, with between 50 and 70 per cent off all discounted items. From beauty buys to sportswear that will help you kick-start those New Year goals, grab a bargain on big-name brands such as Adidas, Puma and Calvin Klein.
Our pick: Coach Perry Analogue Watch was: Dh645 now: Dh323 saving: 50 per cent
Amazon.ae has slashed prices across thousands of its products for its winter shopping festival, with up to 20 per cent off laptops and accessories, up to 30 per cent off televisions and as much as 70 per cent off fashion.
Our pick: Samsung 65-inch TU8300 Crystal UHD 4K Curved Smart TV (2020) was: Dh3,387.50 now: Dh2,649 saving: 22 per cent
Noon's end-of-year sale features up to 70 per cent discounts across everything from toys, fashion and laptops to mobile phones and gaming accessories.
Our pick: Apple AirPods with Charging Case was: Dh679 now: Dh433 saving: 36 per cent
Dubai Shopping Festival
The 26th Dubai Shopping Festival runs for six weeks until Saturday, January 30, and will feature a host of activities across the city, as well as many hefty discounts across hundreds of stores. Expect to see prices slashed by up to 70 per cent at outlets across the city, as well as raffles and prize draws taking place daily at malls across the emirate.
Abu Dhabi Shopping Season
Abu Dhabi Shopping Season is underway, with eight weeks of sales and promotions in the UAE capital. The promotion is set to run until Sunday, February 14. This year marks the first Abu Dhabi Shopping Season. As part of the campaign, there will be reductions of up to 80 per cent in malls across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.