Our picks of the week
1 Learn interior design at Chelsea College of Arts
2 Buy handcrafted items at Wafi Bazaar
3 Book a fashion workshop at Domus Academy
4 Nab bargains on home decor at Ikea
See offers and deals.
5 Ladies get special deals at Mirdif City Centre
See in-mall entertainment.
Chelsea College of Arts Dubai short course
Offers creative courses in topics such as outdoor design, the principles of interior design, exploring materials for interiors, bespoke furniture design and lighting design concepts. Also offers packages of two courses with a 20 percent discount.
Prices vary. Until May 28. Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai, www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/courses/short-courses/short-courses-overseas (055 115 6674).
Fashion workshop at Domus Academy
The leading Italian design and fashion academy is bringing its three-day intensive luxury fashion workshops to Dubai next week. The courses cover shoe design and fashion styling respectively and are hosted by two big name industry contemporaries, Ildo Damiano (celebrities editor at large at Vanity Fair, former fashion director at GQ Italia) and Diego Dolcini (accessories designer director at Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci and Tom Ford).
From Dhs6,000. 5pm-9pm. May 30 to June 1. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown, www.dubai.domusacademy.com.
Head to Wafi on Saturday May 24 to pick up a range of unique buys at this bazaar, where more than 50 market stalls sell crafted goods.
Free. 10am-8pm. Until June 1. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).
New stores & collections
McQ pre-autumn 2014 womenswear collection
A throwback collection inspired by 1990s grunge, the latest range from the Alexander McQueen spin-off features clashing prints and colour, leopard print and British classics such as a pea coat, kilt and oversized parka. Leather reigns supreme, as does the brands signature punk-inspired tartan.
Available at McQ, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Etnies pop-up store
This ongoing new pop-up showcases the Middle East’s biggest collection of footwear and clothing from the renowned skateboarding and BMX brand.
Ongoing. Dubai Festival City Mall (056 794 2773).
Offers and deals
Head to the identikit giant’s part sale to get discounts on over 3,500 products, across bedroom, kitchen, kids’ rooms and more.
Until June 14. Ikea, stores in Dubai Festival City Mall (04 203 7555).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre
Shop here on Mondays between 10am and 2pm to get exclusive, discounts and freebies.
Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (800 6422).
Tuesdays at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre
Shop at any of these malls and you’ll go into the running to win Dhs5,000. The cash prize is drawn at each mall at 7pm every Tuesday.
Until December 31. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 9000); Mirdif City Centre, (800 6422); Deira City Centre (04 295 6688).