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Chelsea College of Arts Dubai short course The upcoming three-day ‘Make Your House A Home’ course explores the various materials available to create a distinctive interior in your home. Discover everything from the pros and cons of marble and wooden floors to extravagant silk carpets, recycled plastic panels, cork wallpapers and buffalo leather tiles. Dhs3,800. Until May 22. Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai (055 115 6674).
Gitex Shopper The four-day electronics fair kicks off on Thursday April 23 and is offering crazy sales, big offers, stunning prizes and exciting competitions, as well as millions of dirhams worth of prizes (including cars) up for grabs. Tickets can be purchased from selected Emarat outlets. Dhs15 entry. Free for children under five. 11am-11pm. April 23-26. Sheikh Saeed Halls 1, 2 and 3, DWTC, www.gitexshopperdubai.com.
Wafi Bazaar Head to Wafi on Saturday April 26 to pick up a range of unique buys at this bazaar. Located next to Café Court, there are more than 50 market stalls selling crafted goods. Free. 10am-8pm. Until April 26. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).
New stores & collections
NEW Alice + Olivia Summer 2014 collection The NYC-based label brings its romantic, bohemian-inspired aesthetic to our shores with this flirty range. Neutrals of taupe and dusty blush are offset with classic black and white prints, maxi dresses and an artful flamingo print midi-skirt. Alice + Olivia, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 334 8320).
Etnies pop-up store at Dubai Festival City Mall With no flagship store to speak of in the city just yet, this ongoing new pop-up showcases the Middle East’s biggest collection of footwear and clothing from the renowned skateboarding and BMX brand. Ongoing. Dubai Festival City Mall (056 794 2773).
Offers and deals
ACE Hardware Get huge discounts on outdoor, garden, pet care, paint, homeware and automotive products until mid-May. Until May 17. ACE Hardware, various locations including Dubai Festival City (800 275 223).
Liali Buy gold or diamond jewellery from this retailer and you’ll receive a gift with purchase. Those who spend Dhs1,500 receive a single string necklace in white pearls. While those who spend more than Dhs4,000, Dhs8,000 and Dhs12,000 on gold or diamond jewellery get Regalo collection pendants. Until May 10. Liali, various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3934).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Shop here on Mondays between 10am and 2pm to get exclusive offers, discounts and freebies. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (800 6422).