ARTE souk, Dubai Flea Market and more events for thrifty style hunters
A to the R to the T (Am so Ridiculously Talented) competition This S*uce initiative aims to support children’s artistic creativity. Kids aged four to 15 are invited to draw their families and submit the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. The entries will then be featured in a series of gift hampers to be sold at the DXB store at Sikka Art Fair, Design Days and Art Dubai. Ongoing. S*uce Gifts at Al Wasl Square, and DXB store at Art Dubai, Design Days and Sikka Art Fair, www.shopatsauce.com/art (no number).
ARTE Souk at Times Square Centre On Friday March 8, head to this small mall to buy unique hand-made wares and jewellery created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries. Noon-9pm. Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market If you’ve just discovered the joys of upcycling, here’s your chance to get started on those DIY projects: market-goers can now visit the flea market twice in one week. On Friday March 8, the family-oriented market is held at Uptown Mirdif Mall, while on Saturday March 9 it moves to a new location in Ibn Battuta Mall, giving you twice as many chances to bag a second-hand bargain. March 8, 3pm-8pm, Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030). March 9, 1pm-6pm, Tunisia car park, Ibn Battuta Mall (055 452 6030).
New stores & collections
Diesel Black Gold spring/summer 2013 Inspired by urban skate parks, ’90s fashion imagery and the eclectic looks seen in big cities, Diesel’s latest collection upholds its signature rock-edge aesthetic and features sharply tailored jackets and trousers, shorts, mini skirts, netting and leather paired with bold splashes of colour. Dhs395 to Dhs10,250. Diesel, Mall of the Emirates (04 339 8615); The Dubai Mall (04 339 8615).
H&M for Brick Lane Bikes The Swedish high-street haven has teamed up with renowned London cycling company Brick Lane Bikes to create a hipster-esque line of sporty-chic menswear for gents on the move. To our relief, the stylish capsule collection is completely free of Spandex, instead featuring sleek silhouettes and tailored separates. Dhs79 to Dhs399. H&M, Mall of the Emirates ((04 341 5440))
Offers and deals
Discounts on authentic second-hand designer goods at Lovin My Bags Luxury handbags, shoes belts and accessories from big-name brands including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Mui Mui have been slashed up to 70 percent. The sale is running until April, but we’d suggest you put some pep in your step and get down there to snap up the best deals. Until April 30. Lovin My Bags Boutique, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1, Level 1 (04 386 6081).
Ecco Fitness First promotion Buy a pair of BIOM shoes and you’ll get the chance to win a one-year subscription to Fitness First. There are 11 gym subscriptions to give away. Until March 9. Ecco, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3838).
Pampering deals at Sisters Beauty Lounge Mirdif City Centre Need to wind down after all that shopping? Every Monday, this ladies-only salon offers a free L’Oréal hair treatment with every cut and blow-dry, and a free back massage with every spa mani and pedi. 10am-2pm. Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3554).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers discounts and offers for ladies, such as free facials at Paris Gallery and 10 percent off at Sephora. See the website for more. Mon 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Promotions at Lamcy Plaza This Oud Metha stalwart is offering shoppers a range of deals in several of its outlets, including buy one get three free at Ted Lapidus, and three pairs of knickers for Dhs119 at La Senza. Until March 18. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9999).
The Dubai Mall Walk Want to get a free breakfast and T-shirt? Fitness First is leading mall walks here every Sunday at 7.30am. Visitors are welcomed with a warm-up session, which includes a free breakfast from Canadian donut king Tim Hortons. Register at the guest service centre desks at The Dubai Mall or head to Fitness First’s Al Manzil Club. Free. Until March 31. The Dubai Mall (04 437 0576).