ARTE Market On Friday March 2, Festival Centre will host this handicrafts market featuring the handmade wares of more than 1,800 artisans from 30 different countries. Noon-9pm. ARTE market, Festival Centre near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market Set in the lush grounds of Safa Park, on Saturday March 3 you can sort through people’s trash and treasure to find some antique-style wares and knick-knacks. Dhs3 (park entry). 8am-3pm. Safa Park, Gate 5 entrance, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
Dukkan Al Downtown shopping fair Until Saturday March 3, the 3.5km Emaar Boulevard in Downtown Dubai is transformed into an outdoor market, where shoppers can browse the stalls, lifestyle and fashion products of Dubai’s up-and-coming retailers and designers. Daily 4pm-10pm. Until March 3. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (no number).
Global Village Make your way to this international shopping bazaar to browse handicrafts from countries including Turkey and Pakistan. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road (04 362 4114).
How to Get Into Fashion and Media conference Want to break into the media industry? On Saturday March 3, you can gain insider knowledge from a panel of prominent industry speakers. There’s also a chance to win Dhs20,000 worth of prizes, including an internship at local firm Matrix PR. Dhs150 per person. 10am-1pm. The Living Room, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (050 396 2296).
New stores & collections
Marni and H&M line The hotly-awaited collaboration between luxe Italian label Marni and high street fave H&M will hit stores in the first week of March. Expect signature Marni patterns, chic shift dresses and adorable accessories. From Dhs49. Available at H&M, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327). New Look spring/summer 2012 range We love the street appeal of New Look’s latest collection, with classic ’50s-style looks for him that are part James Dean and part Grease. For her, you’ll find bold tribal-inspired prints and fruity pops of colour that will take you straight to Palm Springs. Dhs25-349. Available at New Look, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7740).
Sales & offers
Get an extra 33 per cent off discounted items at THE One Head down to THE One Outlet at discount haven Dubai Outlet Mall to get an extra 33 per cent off items that are already on sale. Until March 10. THE One Outlet, Dubai Outlet Mall (04 427 3157).
International Women’s Day campaign at Mall of the Emirates From Thursday March 1, Mall of the Emirates will offer discounts and rewards in honour of International Women’s Day. Spend more than Dhs650 and you could win a trip for two to the Maldives. Until March 10. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, such as 10 per cent off at Jane Norman. Monday 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Light and Day photo exhibition at Mercato From Thursday March 1, the works of French photographer Gilles Delmotte will be on display at this Jumeirah mall. Themed on Dubai, the works are for sale and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a charity promoting education for women and children in Bangladesh. Until March 12. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4161).