ARTE Market at Festival Centre
On Friday May 4, Festival Centre hosts a market featuring hand-made wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Noon-9pm, May 4. Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Visit Al Quoz home decor hotspot Objects and Elements on Wednesday May 2 to check out this all-day event, featuring seven exhibitors showcasing their wares across categories including jewellery, gifts, food, art and home decor. Those exhibiting include Colour Industry, Sofa Studio, Hayet Zerelli, The Linen Souk, www.mylist.ae and Evelyn Matafonov. There will also be a runway show at noon, with models showing off designs by Judith Hobby.
10am-7pm, May 2. Objects and Elements, opposite Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6182).
Shop In Style Mondays
Want to shop in the privacy of a villa? Every Monday fashion and lifestyle label Zenvara welcomes walk-ins to its villa in Emirates Hills to browse fashion and accessories from brands such as Eight Degrees South, Lovelinks by Pastiche and Ginny & Beach Gold. Viewing appointments can also be made for other days and times.
Mon 9.30am-4.30pm. Villa 34, Street 2, Ghadeer Venue 1, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (050 730 7696).
TKD lingerie store opens in Jumeirah Town Centre
Larger-busted ladies can now breathe a sigh of relief: a lingerie store catering exclusively to women with cup sizes D to KK has just opened in Jumeirah. Time to part with those boring, standard styles: this place stocks pretty options that you actually want to wear. Labels include Curvy Kate, Fauve, Fantasie, Masquerade, Cleo by Panache and Elomi.
From Dhs180. TKD, Ground Floor, Jumeirah Town Centre (04 385 6353).
New stores & collections
Diesel autumn/winter sunglasses collection
Diesel has launched its new line of sunglasses in collaboration with Italian eyewear brand Marcolin. Featuring the brand’s signature edgy detailing, such as studs, rivets and leather, the autumn/winter 2012 collection includes a twist on the cats-eye frames for her and aviator shades for him. Danger: do not wear inside or at night.
From Dhs695. Diesel, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7783).
Superdry spring/summer 2012 collection
This Tokyo-influenced UK high-street store has just launched its latest collection in the UAE, and it features plenty of cool-casual options for him and her, such as lightweight denim in dusty pinks and saline blues, graphic tees and rugged military shorts.
From Dhs179. Superdry, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 294 3015).
Sales & offers
Tuesday Temptations at Festival Centre
Spend Dhs500 throughout Sunday, Monday and Tuesday each week at any of the retail or food outlets at this mall and you can enter a weekly draw to win Dhs30,000 worth of vouchers to spend at Festival Centre. Raffle draws will take place every Tuesday and winners will be notified the following Wednesday of each week.
Ongoing. Dubai Festival Centre (800 33232).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre
From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies, including deals at Jane Norman and a seven-day pass to Fitness First for two ladies, plus a health check-up.
Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
The Beatles Story at Harvey Nichols
From May 3, this luxe department store will display rare photos of The Beatles, taken by BAFTA-award-nominated British photographer Paul Berriff. Limited-edition prints are also on sale inside the store.
Until June 31. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).