Our picks of the week
1 Buy your tickets for Fashion Forward
2 Find killer bargains at Dubai Flea Market
3 Browse hand-made items and gifts at Arte Market
4 Check out summer threads at Michael Kors
See new stores & collections.
5 Get discounts and bundle offers at ACE Hardware
See offers and deals.
Head to Times Square Centre on Friday April 4 to browse hand-made products such as funky baby clothes, art and photography.
Free. Noon-7pm. Until April 4. Dubai Festival City Mall, www.arte.ae (no number).
Dubai Flea Market
Browse pre-loved items and scoop up cool bargains at this outdoor market on Saturday April 5.
8am-3pm. Until April 5. Dhs3 entry. Gate 5, Safa Park (055 452 6030).
Back for a third season, the three-day fashion extravaganza kicks off on Thursday April 10 and includes catwalk shows from regional designers including Kage, Ezra and Zayan the Label, as well as d3 fashion talks and late-night after soirees for the hard-partying fashion set.
Dhs150 three-day access if you register online, Dhs200 if you register on site. Noon-10pm. Until April 13. Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Umm Suqeim, www.fashionforward.ae.
Ripe food and craft market
Buy organic local produce, sweets, pastries, hand-made toys and a whole lot more.
Free. 9am-1pm. Every Saturday. The Courtyard, Al Quoz, www.ripeme.com.
New stores & collections
Home Box opens in Oasis Centre
The ‘contemporary, value-driven furnishing concept’ is set to give Ikea a run for its money. You’ll find everything from Dhs9 flower pots to three-seater sofas.
Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 815 7755).
Michael Kors summer 2014 collection
The consistently on-point US designer’s ‘transeason 2014’ range features maxi skirts and cover-ups in faded denim, tie-dye, bold zig-zag prints, structured kaftans, polka dots, tartan, paisley print and tan accessories. We particularly adore the leopard print leather high top sneakers.
Michael Kors, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 325 3491).
Offers and deals
ACE Home Living offer
Get discounts and limited time-only bundle offers on homeware, DIY and the garden range.
Until April 7. ACE Hardware. Various locations including Dubai Festival City Mall (800 ASK ACE).
Shoe Mart offer
Buy two pairs of shoes at this budget-friendly retailer and you’ll get a third pair free. The promotion is valid on all new season stock, from uber affordable brands that include Duchini, Lee Cooper, Paprika and Peppermint.
Until April 19. Shoe Mart, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3090).
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons exhibition
This retrospective documents 63 years of Seddiqi history and never-seen-before watches and personal effects from family archives.
Until April 9. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 9000).