A Brand Called You Want to boost your confidence and reach new heights in your career? Style consultancy Image Factor is holding a two-day residential course to help you sharpen your identity and encourage you to think of yourself as a ‘brand’. The workshop will be held in the grounds ofthe Desert Palm hotel, and will include use of the facilities, breakfast and lunch. Evening meals and accommodation are not included. Dhs2,388 per person. 9am-5pm, Thursday March 15-Friday March 16. Desert Palm Hotel & Resort, Al Awir Road (050 953 2134).
New stores & collections
Austique spring/summer 2012 coming soon We’re holding our breath until this hot London label arrives on our sunny shores at Harvey Nichols this month. Founded by sisters Katie Canvin and Lindy Lopes in 2004, the brand carries fresh, high-end styles at more affordable prices, with clothing suitable for everything from a midday barbecue to a day at the races. All the garments are made in the UK and each piece comes with a silver Union Jack declaring so. Dhs1,000 to Dhs5,500. Austique, available at Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Indigo Living spring/summer 2012 collection
This quirky homewares store has just launched its new line, comprising four different styles: Chinoiserie, luxe, retro and an Orient-inspired range. We like the modern graphics and vibrant colours. Dhs29 to Dhs14,390. Indigo Living, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 323 3370).
Sales & offers
Discounts at 2XL Furniture Make your way to this Uptown Mirdif-based furniture and decor store to receive offers of 25 to 75 per cent off its entire stock. Its collection carries a mix of classical and French styles. Until mid-April. 2XL Furniture, Uptown Mirdif Mall (04 288 8071).
Score a gift with purchase at party label Bebe
Planning on doing some serious clubbing? Spend Dhs1,500 on Bebe’s signature party-ready collection and you will win limited edition gifts, such as Bebe bags, compact sets and gold keyrings. Until March 31. Bebe, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 434 0614).
Ermenegildo Zegna suit fittings at The Dubai Mall Gentleman with a penchant for bespoke suits should make their way to The Dubai Mall from Wednesday March 14 to take advantage of the Su Misura custom-tailored service at luxury Italian store Ermenegildo Zegna. The service is free and customers will only pay for the end cost of the suit. Until March 15. Ermenegildo Zegna, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8811).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, including a seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, plus a health check-up. Every Monday 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
See art on display at Hermès in The Dubai Mall
Scope out the work of German-born, Paris-raised graffiti artist Darco (the first man to ever be convicted of damage to public property in France) on display at the Hermès store in The Dubai Mall. Until March 31. Hermès, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8385).
Score a card to Magic Planet at Deira City Centre
Feel like a fry-up followed by some fun and games this weekend? Spend Dhs60 on breakfast between 10am and noon on weekends at Deira City Centre and you’ll receive a free Magic Planet card; purchases of Dhs120 or more will receive two cards. Each card holds 30 credits and is valid 30 days from activation. While stocks last. Deira City Centre (04 295 4486).