ARTE Souk Head to Times Square Center on Friday March 9 to peruse the handmade wares of locally-based artisans. You’ll find everything from linen cushion covers to fashion accessories, art and photography. Noon-7pm. ARTE Souk, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market On Friday March 9 wander the open-air courtyard in Uptown Mirdif to sort through used homewares, knick-knacks and more. Those wishing to exhibit can do so by registering online at www.dubaifleamarket.com. Dhs230 for one stand. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif (055 452 6030).
A Brand Called You Want to boost your confidence and reach new heights in your career? Style consultancy Image Factor are holding a two-day residential course to help your sharpen your identity and encourage you to think of yourself as a ‘brand’. The workshop will be held on the grounds of the Desert Palm hotel, and will include use of the facilities, breakfast and lunch. Evening meals and accommodation not included Dhs2,388. 9am-5pm Thursday March 15-Friday March 16. Desert Palm Hotel & Resort, Al Awir Road (050 953 2134).
New stores & collections
Collars & Cuffs This luxe tailor has just opened in Sunset Mall, offering bespoke garments for him and her in quality Italian and English fabrics. If you’ve left things until the last minute it also offers an express service, which will see you suited in three days. Collars & Cuffs, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 8283).
Lipsy spring/summer 2012 collection Lipsy’s newly-opened Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre outlets are now filled with the British high street label’s fresh spring/summer 2012 collection. Structured dresses have been jazzed up with coat tail-style hip frills and plain shift dresses are lifted with chain-gold detailing. We love. Dhs99-499. Lipsy, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0499).
M&S spring/summer 2012 collection The stalwart British department store has just launched their new line for men and women. Ladies will find ’50s-style retro-inspired pieces, while gents can pick up smart casual staples. From Dhs140. M&S, available at various locations including Festival Centre (04 206 6466).
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 Until Friday March 10, Mall of the Emirates will offer discounts at stores and restaurants, and a chance to win prizes in honour of International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8. Women will be also able to have their photo taken in the Galleria area. 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. You’ll get 10 per cent off at Jane Norman, plus a free seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, including a health check-up. Every Monday 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Light and Day photo exhibition at Mercato The works of French photographer Gilles Delmotte are currently 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).