11 places to find a bargain or see new style in Dubai
Check out the part sale at ACE This weekend the Dubai Festival City ACE Hardware outlet is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a massive part sale. Head down there to get 25 per cent off a wide range of products, crazy deals on selected lines and the chance to win prizes. Until May 18. Dubai Festival City (800 275 223).
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 email@example.com. Entries will 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).
Sewing Machine Driving License course Want to craft your own clothes? reMADE DXB is holding two sessions on Saturday May 18 helping participants to familiarise themselves with a sewing machine. In this workshop, students are steered through the basic functions of a sewing machine, how to sew a straight line, sharp turn and sew curves. Dhs175 includes tuition, sewing machines, tools, materials, books and light refreshments. 9.30am-noon, 1pm-3.30pm. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org. Until May 18. reMADE DXB, above Objects & Elements, Street 8, Al Quoz (050 227 4432).
New stores & collections
Al Mayyasa spring/summer collection 2013 We’re digging the latest Gaga-inspired range from local label Al Mayyasa. Emirati designer Fatma Bin Fahad has crafted an edgy collection of avant-garde dresses and formal wear combining unusual colour combinations and silhouettes with contemporary Arabic-style fabrics. From Dhs2,000. Al Mayyasa, various locations including O Concept, off Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5557).
Coach men’s spring/summer collection 2013 Inspired by the luxury leather brand’s artisanal roots, the men’s collection focuses on modern form and functionability. Colours such as red, navy and sand update bags and totes, while baseballs gloves and accessories such as moulded iPhone cases and straw fedoras keep the range contemporary. From Dhs550-3,300. Coach, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8670).
Marks and Spencer now open at Mirdif City Centre The British department store has opened at 15,000 sq ft store at the low key Mirdif mall, making it the tenth M&S store in the UAE. As part of the expansion, the store promises to deliver a new format of clearer brand differentiation and navigation ease for shoppers. Marks and Spencer, Ground Floor, Mirdif City Centre (04 256 5198).
Offers and deals
Part sales at Shoe Mart From Wednesday May 15 the affordable footwear brand is offering 25 to 60 percent off selected items across all their UAE standalone stores. Until June 15. Kurt Geiger, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3883). Shoe Mart, various locations including Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4363).
Free hearing screenings at The Dubai Mall Take a break from bargain scouting to test how deaf you may or may not be. Mediclinic is offering free screenings this month to anyone aged five and up. Every Sunday and Tuesday. 9am-5pm. Until May 31. Mediclinic, The Dubai Mall (04 449 5111).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Every Monday, women are invited to 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 female 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. Outlets involved include Fun City, Lifestyle, Carrefour Market, Q Home Decor, Candelite, OOD Life, Max, Arrow, Splash, iCARE Clinics and Afghan Carpet. Every Wednesday. Until June 5. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4000).
Sharks Alive! at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall Go on an underwater safari with marine experts and take this unique opportunity to get to know more about zebra sharks and other species in this giant fishbowl. Dhs55. Until May 15. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).