ARTE Market at Festival Centre
On Friday April 6, Festival Centre will host a market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Noon-9pm. ARTE Market, Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Dubai Flea Market
On Saturday April 7, head to this second-hand market at Safa Park to sort through people’s trash and treasure in the hope of finding some antique-style wares and knick-knacks.
Dhs3 (park entry). 8am-3pm. Safa Park, Gate 5 entrance, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
Life on the Boulevard
This open-air Downtown Dubai street fair will run along Emaar Boulevard until the weather heats up.
Open Fri-Sat 2pm-10pm. Until April 30. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (800 38224 6255).
New stores & collections
Reiss spring/summer 2012 menswear collection
Featuring rolled-up tapered slacks and mid-length trench coats (save them until winter), the new menswear line is all about relaxed staples accented with hints of colour. We like the nod to film icons of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Reiss, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0515).
Sales & offers
Buy two pairs, get one free at Shoe Mart
This already affordable shoe label is offering shoppers a free pair of shoes with every two purchased. Start making space in your wardrobe. Offer available at all standalone stores and Centrepoint stores.
Until April 14. Shoe Mart, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 2051).
Discounts at 2XL
Furniture Make your way to this furniture and decor store to receive offers of 25 to 75 per cent off its entire stock.
Until mid-April. 2XL Furniture, Uptown Mirdif Mall (04 288 8071).
Design your own T7
Puma jacket Want to put a modern spin on an old-school jacket? Puma is giving six people the chance to attend the Puma Creative Factory T7 Workshop (alongside film-makers, musicians and fashion designers) to design their own unique T7 jacket, first launched in 1968. To enter, visit apps.facebook.com/builtforone/home and create your own virtual jacket using colour combinations and stamps.
Entries close April 8. www.puma.com/creativefactory.
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre
From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, including a seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, plus a health check-up.
Every Monday, 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Mercato Fashion Show
Mercato’s top brands will flaunt their spring/summer 2012 collections, with fashion from labels including River Woods and Gant. The show will run at the mall on Thursday April 5 (6pm-9.30pm), and Friday April 6-Saturday 7 (5pm-9.30pm). Until April 7.
Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4161).
Mirdif Fashion Weekend
Want free styling advice from the experts at Cosmo and Grazia? From Thursday April 5 to Saturday 7, the Central Galleria in Mirdif City Centre will be turned into a fashion café, where shoppers can get tips from experts, win fashion and beauty giveaways and makeovers and watch catwalk shows from Cole Haan, Pull and Bear, Forever 21 and Cotton On.
Email MirdifFashion Weekend@itp.com or call 04 444 3452. Until April 7. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Art on display at Harvey Nichols
A fascinating mixed-media exhibition is currently adorning the window displays at Harvey Nichols. The creations, by Dubai-based Italian-Canadian artist Janet Bellotto, feature mannequin-like sculptures (some hanging upside down) in seascapes. She says they are inspired by the stories of the sea that she loved as a child, as well as Dubai’s pearl-diving history.
Until April 30. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).