Balmain for less: Little-known boutique Sconto is offering great discounts on designer threads this month, including up to 75 per off Balmain’s autumn/winter ’10 collection. But be quick – these bargains won’t hang around. Sconto, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7899).
Try cool nail stickers: Jazz up your nails with everything from leopard print to metallics (Katy Perry once decorated her nails with Russell Brand stickers, although we might choose someone else’s face to adorn ours). Dhs318.75. 9am-7pm, Pastels, Al Wasl Road (04 394 7393).
Asian delights: Every Sunday, treat yourself to an Asian feast. The Kitchen offers a selection of culinary treats from China, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Dhs135. 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. The Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Dubai Hockey Club: Take part in these friendly indoor hockey matches. Practice is also held on Wednesdays. Dhs20 (members), Dhs40 (non-members). 8pm. Institute of Applied Technology, Al Qusais, www.dubaihockeyclub.com (055 917 0622).
It’s Mother’s Day – again! Yes, today is US Mother’s Day, so it’s your third and final chance this year to pamper your mum and let her know that you’re grateful for all those times she’s cooked your dinner, washed your clothes and retrieved your stinky socks from under your bed. Design her a home-made card, take her breakfast in bed and suggest that dad treats her to a spa visit or posh meal. After all, she won’t have the chance to be pampered again for a whole year.