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Your Mega Summer Voucher

Posted by: @KokoZu

  Whether you like it or not, summer is finally here. But don’t fret, it’s not all that bad. There’s plenty of things going on this summer we suppose, but the obvious one is hitting the malls. So beat the heat and come join us for one of our biggest summer promotions ever starting Sunday, June 12th! With every  AED 200 spent in-store or online across selected departments, you get a mega summer voucher worth AED 100 to redeem at virginmegastore.ae. The best part? This offer is valid on tons of stuff! Whether you feel like picking up that book you’ve been hearing about, getting a head start on your Eid gift shopping or maybe it’s as simple as an upgrade on your quirky go-to t-shirts-we’ve got you covered!  Come in and have a look,  you don’t want to miss an opportunity like this! The Virgin Megastore Mega…

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“Who is Harry Potter?” asked no one. When it was announced last year that a play was in the works that would bring us back to JK Rowling’s world of Witchcraft & Wizardry and that the eponymous hero would be all grown up Potterfans the world over fell into a swoon. Later, realism sunk in; the play would only be on in London, that tickets were fully-booked solidly for months from release, & were already being resold at £3000 (roughly 16000 AED) – the elation turned to miffed dismay. In our hearts we didn’t give up; never one to let her fans down (character deaths aside) Rowling was bound to do something. 8 months of waiting and then…  Hurrah! Out came the announcement that the play will be released in a special edition book to mark opening of the play….

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Fork it Over Launch

Posted by: Deena Farghal
tala soubra

Put an end to your curiosity.   Meet the mystifying Tala Soubra, Food Lifestyle Photographer of Fork it Over Dubai, and discover authentic dining experiences, photography and travel through her newly launched Dubai Breakfast and Beirut Lunch restaurant guides. Tala will be at Virgin Megastore Mall of the Emirates on Monday, February 29th from 7-9pm. Meet the lady behind all those “From Above Shots” we have come to love. Her unique guide encompasses spectacular photos of tasty delights across the treasured cities of Dubai and Beirut. We live such a rushed life and more often than not, we forget to slow things down and appreciate the moment we’re in. These guide books were almost created as an ode to the statement ‘Carpe Diem’. So seize the moment and escape to your happy place. Tala reviews restaurants in different cities and talks about those that…

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It’s shaping up to be an incredible year for books on the big screen and to help keep you all ahead of the game we’ve picked the ten movie adaptations that we’re most excited about right now- based on the quality of the source material, of course.   The Big Short by Michael Lewis In Cinemas from January Financial Journalist Michael Lewis should be a familiar name to everyone by now; along with The Big Short, he is the author of a host of successful books including Moneyball, Liars Poker, Blind Side, & Flash Boys. Lewis is known for his entertaining narratives in compelling reports on real events. Set around the collapse of the US Housing Market The Big Short follows the key players; the biggest losers as well as those who saw the crisis coming and set out to…

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Welcoming Kit to Virgin Megastore

Posted by: Deena Farghal

Marhaba Kit,   Say hello to our new friend Kit! Not only has Kit just joined our team here at Virgin, he has just moved over from London and is a newbie here in the desert. We’re so excited to have Kit on board as our Senior Books buyer. Kit comes from Waterstones in London where he worked for nine years. Starting off in-store as sales temp over Christmas, Kit ended up working his way to becoming a buyer for the brand; buying books, toys and games.   Kit considers himself to be a medium to heavy reader and science fiction fantasy is by far his favorite genre. His favorite book of all time is American God’s by Neil Gaiman and luckily for him the series is soon to air.   A big welcome from the Virgin Megastore Team!