Fashion Atelier training at Traffic gallery Hosted by fashion industry expert Lejla Redja, this ongoing design course runs throughout July via a walk-in basis. Class participants have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience such as using a sewing machine, draping and creating muslins, fabric manipulation and installing zippers, as well as how to sketch croquis. Free. 10am-7pm Sun-Thu. Until July 31. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
New stores & collections
Ramadan corner at S*uce Update your wardrobe for the Holy Month and check out the new Ramadan-inspired corner at eclectic boutique S*uce. It will feature modest cuts and colourful designs, plus Arabic-inspired accessories and jewellery by our favourite local designers including Khatoon, Sheikha, Lum, Wafa Saifi, Ada, Maali and many more. Kaftans from Dhs1,180 to Dhs7,000. S*uce, various locations including Village Mall, Jumeirah (04 344 7270).
Villeroy & Boch Cities of Europe collection Villeroy & Boch has launched a new collection in the New Wave Caffè series of coffee cups and party plates, inspired by themes from European capital cities London, Paris, Rome and Berlin. From Dhs490 for set of four coffee cups. Villeroy & Boch, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 399 9676).
Sales and offers
Beauty bonanza at Lifestyle Lifestyle’s beauty bonanza is back, running until the end of the month. There’s a buy two, get one free offer on a number of beauty and cosmetics brands including Max Factor, NYX, Maybelline, Bourjois, L’Oréal, Rimmel and Revlon, plus many more. Until July 31. Lifestyle, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8033).
Jacky’s Electronics promotion at Ibn Battuta Mall It’s time to go gadget crazy at Ibn Battuta: every time you spend Dhs250 at the electronics store in the Andalusia court, you’ll get a free Grand Cinemas movie ticket. Ongoing. Jacky’s Electronics, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5080).
Online discounts with My-Wardrobe.com Shop ’til you drop without parting with your annual salary. Online store My-Wardrobe.com sells great designer clothing and accessories, with selected prices reduced by up to 70 percent for a very limited period. Until August 1. www.my-wardrobe.com.
S*uce Ramadan promotion Are you known to have a sweet tooth? We know just the way to satiate it. Colourful boutique S*uce is celebrating the Emirati tradition of Gerge3aan, in which young children dress in traditional clothing mid-Ramadan and go around the neighbourhood at sunset collecting sweets and nuts. Spend more than Dhs500 at S*uce during Ramadan and you’ll get a cute vintage-style pot full of sweet goodies. Until the end of Ramadan. S*uce, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
West LA’s summer sale This stylish boutique has lots of beautiful LA-inspired items on sale during Ramadan, with many pieces up to 50 percent off. Until August 3. West LA Boutique, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 4248).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, including 15 percent off lingerie and shapewear brand K-Lynn and a seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, plus a health check-up. There are also plenty more deals on offer. Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Mall walkers at Mall of the Emirates Don’t let the heat affect your fitness regime: break a sweat in the mall for free. This indoor walking club meets five times a week to power-walk around the giant shopping hub. A motivational walk leader is also on hand to provide useful tips. Free. 8.20am Sun-Thu. Ongoing. Meet at customer service desk on the ground floor, opposite Nike store, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Oasis Centre: wacky Wednesdays for women Every Wednesday, this Sheikh Zayed Road shopping mall offers women-only discounts of up to 25 percent across its varied range of brands, including Candelite, New Look and plenty more. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4000).