ARTE Market Head to Times Square Center on Friday January 10 to browse handmade products, such as funky baby clothes, art and photography. Free. Noon-7pm. Time Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.arte.ae.
Dubai Flea Market On Friday January 10 and Saturday January 11, visit these two outdoor markets to bag bargains and browse pre-loved finds. 2pm-7pm. Fri. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif. 1pm-5pm. Sat. Tunisia car park rooftop, P3, Ibn Battuta Mall (055 452 6030).
Dubai Shopping Festival The month-long shopping extravaganza (DSF), featuring hard-to-beat bargains in malls, stores and boutiques across the city. As well as sales, there will be more than Dhs99 million-worth of prizes including luxury cars, gold and cash. For more information on events and promotions visit www.mydsf.ae.
Fashion Illustration workshop On Monday January 13 fashion illustrator Sara Japanwalla demonstrates the basics of fashion illustration techniques in this one-day class. Students learn how to use inks and watercolours to capture style and form. Bring a sketchpad, magazines and fashion photography for inspiration. Dhs50 per person. 2pm-3.30pm. Until January 13. The Archive, Safa Park. To sign up email email@example.com.
DSF offers and deals
Aeropostale The US casual wear chain is offering 25 to 60 percent off all its stock during the Dubai Shopping Festival. Until February 2. Various locations including Mirdif City Centre (055 213 6502).
Bebe The purveyor of tight-fitting partywear is having a part-sale offering 30 to 50 percent across all stores. As well as evening ensembles you can also find work wear and accessories. Until February 2. Bebe, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
ECCO Head to the branch in The Dubai Mall to take advantage of the part winter sale during DSF, with discounts between 25 and 60 percent. Until February 2. ECCO, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8184).
K-Lynn Customers get 50 percent off all autumn/winter 2013 items, with brands such as Simone Perele, Chantelle, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren and Betsey Johnson all on offer. Discount not applicable to Spanx products. Until January 4. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Scotch & Soda The Dutch brand is having a sale of up to 50 percent off during DSF on selected items and old season stock. Until February 2. Scotch & Soda, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3327).
Shoe Mart The affordable label is offering 25 to 60 percent discount on selected kicks and accessories during DSF. Until February 2. Shoe Mart, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8988).
Valleydez Get 25 to 75 percent off selected items from labels brands including Dora Abodi, Emma Cook, Fouad Sarkis, Romance Was Born and Yohan Kim. Until February 2. Wafi Mall (04 324 2883), Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 380 9024).
West LA Boutique Enjoy up to 50 percent off hipster brands including Jeffrey Campbell, Shakuhachi, Cameo, Clover Canyon and men’s labels Cheap Monday, Tom & Hawk, Sixpack France and more. From January 15-February 15. West LA Boutique. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3 (04 394 4248).