Heels & Deals meets My Ex Wardrobe Festive Marketplace Want to make a start on your Christmas shopping? Alongside a pop-up-shop of second-hand clothes you’ll find an array of gift ideas to surprise your loved ones, from handmade greeting cards to camel milk soaps to unique artwork. Saturday November 24. 5pm-9pm. Shelter Dubai, Warehouse 30, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz ( 050 100 6305).
Market Days at O’De Rose
From Wednesday November 21, local French designers are displaying their handmade collections in the garden of this eclectic boutique. You’ll find everything from funky jewellery to furniture. Part of the proceeds will be donated to SOS Children’s Village charity in support of Children’s Rights Day. Until November 21. O’De Rose, Villa 999, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 348 7990).
South Asian Festival at Global Village
Running from Thursday November 22 until Saturday November 24, this Toronto-based festival features local South Asian talent. Headlining the event on opening night is Bollywood music maestros Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and UAE-born Canada-based singer Shweta Subram. The event also features performances by stand-up comedians, a children’s section and South Asian food outlets selling traditional treats. Free. Until November 24. Global Village, Emirates Road (04 362 4114).
New stores & collections
Mayflower florist now open on Sheikh Zayed Road This quirky new florist has a pastel-pop interior and provides floral arrangements for every budget. Single stem flower prices start as low as Dhs10. Mayflower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 46, just after the Oasis Centre, Dubai-bound (04 379 0404).
David Beckham Holiday Bodywear Collection at H&M New winter-friendly styles have been added to David Beckham’s Bodywear collection and are now available at H&M. The campaign images show Becks in a hooded morning gown, draw-string pyjama pants and long johns with padded elbows. We approve. From Dhs30 to Dhs149. Available at H&M, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327).
Sales and offers
Cash Converters Customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this massive Al Quoz second-hand haunt will get an extra 15 percent off the next time they visit. Until November 30. Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 379 1122).
Contemporary drawings exhibition at ESMOD Dubai The Wafi fashion boutique is currently exhibiting artworks by French collective YO Studio. The drawings show a visual approach to design work. Free. Until November 30. Esmod Dubai, Wafi (04 429 1228).
The Billionaire Gallery
A high-end exhibition featuring a coveted selection of authentic collectables, with prices starting from Dhs13,500. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).Lingerie Française exhibition From Friday November 23 Galeries Lafayette is displaying a retrospective covering over 100 years of French lingerie. It demonstrates the innovation of European intimates pioneers and has already been shown in Paris, London and Shanghai. Free. Until December 8. Red Box, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).
National Day celebrations at Arabian Centre
This small Mirdif-based mall is providing traditional entertainment, free henna and a falcon display for shoppers in the lead up to National Day on Sunday December 2. Five shoppers will also have the chance to win their ‘wish’, worth up to Dhs5,000, when they draw it on the digital canvas provided. Winners who are present for the draw will also win Dhs1,000 in shopping vouchers. Until December 2. Arabian Centre, Mirdif (04 284 5555).