ARTE Souk at Times Square Center This craft market, taking place on Friday April 13, offers hand-made wares from locally-based artisans. Noon-7pm. ARTE Souk, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market On Friday April 13 the outdoor courtyard at Uptown Mirdif Mall is selling used wares, clothing and pre-loved knick-knacks. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
The Market of Everything From Thursday April 12, Al Quoz gallery Traffic is hosting a 10-day market offering second-hand furniture, books, music, art, food, clothes, toys, cars, instruments and much more. The market aims to promote social sustainability by enabling people to recycle their unwanted belongings. Those who want to sell or trade at the market can also do so. For a full schedule and more information, visit the Traffic Facebook page. Until April 21. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road (04 347 0209).
Fashion show at Vindemia Antique Gallery To celebrate the launch of its eco-friendly spring/summer 2012 collection, Dubai-based brand MW Association of Designers is putting on a fashion show that’s open to the public. 5pm. Murjan 5, plaza level, JBR (04 427 0219).
New stores & collections
Discounts at 2XL Furniture Want to update your home on a budget? Make your way to this furniture and decor store to receive offers of 25 to 75 percent off its entire stock. Until mid-April. 2XL Furniture, Uptown Mirdif Mall (04 288 8071).
Evans spring/summer 2012 collection This plus-sized label is a master of on-trend options for curvy ladies. We’re particularly taken with the stylish pieces in the latest collection, such as the white lace dress, ankle-skimming navy pants and flowing blouses that flatter rather than flop. Prices TBC. Evans, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 231 6720).
Sales & offers
Buy two pairs, get one free at Shoe Mart This already affordable shoe label is offering shoppers a free pair of shoes with every two purchased. Start making space in your wardrobe. Offer available at all standalone stores and Centrepoint stores. Until April 14. Shoe Mart, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 2051).
Win a Home Centre room makeover Want to sleep in your dream sanctuary? Home Centre is offering 20 lucky people across the Middle East the chance to win a room makeover worth Dhs10,000. To enter, visit the website and follow the instructions. Your friends and family will be able to vote on your entry, and the person with the most votes will progress to the second round. www.homecentre.net.
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, including deals at Jane Norman and a seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, plus a health check-up. Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Art on display at Harvey Nichols A fascinating mixed-media exhibition is currently adorning the window displays at Harvey Nichols. The creations, by Dubai-based Italian-Canadian artist Janet Bellotto, feature mannequin-like sculptures (some hanging upside down) in seascapes. She says they’re inspired by the stories of the sea that she loved as a child, as well as Dubai’s pearl-diving history. For a behind-the-scenes look at how the display was put together, grab the new issue of Time Out Style, in stores now. Until April 30. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).