Win a BMW, visit a flea market, buy art and more things to do
ARTE Market On Friday May 3, Festival City Mall is hosting this monthly market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 eclectic artisans from 30 countries. Free entry. Noon-9pm. ARTE Market, Dubai Festival City Mall, near Ikea (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market
On Saturday May 4, head to this popular second-hand market at Safa Park to sort through other people’s trash and treasure in the hope of finding pre-loved goods and perhaps even some antique wares and knick-knacks. Dhs3 (park entry). 8am-3pm. Safa Park, Gate 5 entrance, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
The Little Black Jacket Chanel exhibition
Celebrating one of the French luxury brand’s most iconic pieces, die-hard fashion fans can see this high-profile international exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld photographs, which illustrate the little black jacket as modelled by a number of celebrities. Free. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. Until May 11. The Venue, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com.
The Market of Everything For another five days, local gallery Traffic is bringing together members of the community looking to buy, sell, trade, rent, lend or donate furniture, books, music, art, food, clothes, toys, cars, pets, instruments and more. There is also a comprehensive programme of events happening throughout the week and homemade treats to munch on. Free. Until May 5. Traffic, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 4 (04 347 0209).
Viaggio: an exhibit of Artioli’s finest craftsmanship From Thursday May 2, check out the exhibit of timeless Artioli shoes that go back to the ’20s. The luxury Italian brand is displaying handmade shoes made for Vladimir Putin, Michael Jackson, Elton John and many more. The creative director will be available for made-to-measure appointments. Until May 6. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (no number).
New stores & collections
Pull & Bear spring/summer 2013 collection If it’s affordable snappy fashion you’re after, look no further than the latest collection from this Spanish label. This season the women’s line comprises ethnic, oriental and folk elements with kimono-style tops, beadwork, tunic dresses and fringe detailing. Hues of mint and salmon pink dominate the men’s collection, which also features nautical and varsity styles, plus military-inspired camouflage and khaki. Pull & Bear, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4234).
Sal y Limon now open at Emirates Towers Boulevard The Swiss-made statement jewellery brand, famed for its bangles, has opened its sixth store in the UAE at chic location Emirates Towers. We’re a fan of the innovative display stacks. Dhs95 to Dhs265. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 397 7332).
Offers and deals
Win a BMW at Splash Spend Dhs150 in any Splash store for the chance to win one of 20 brand new BMWs. Until May 4. Splash, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0644).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Every Monday, head down to this quieter mall in Mirdif to take advantage of freebies and promotions from 10am until 2pm. More than 80 retailers and food outlets within the mall are giving shoppers up to 60 percent off fashion, beauty treatments, dining and entertainment. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Oasis Centre’s Women’s Day Out
Every Wednesday this low-key Sheikh Zayed Road Mall is offering exclusive deals and discounts of up to 25 percent for women. Snap up bargains on leading brands across a broad range of categories, including fashion, footwear, beauty and wellness. Every Wednesday. Until June 5. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4000).