Quilt Art 2012
Crafters should make their way to art hub Craft Land until Saturday May 26 to check out local quilts and items on display by Dubai’s crafting talent. While you’re there, try it out for yourself.
Until May 26. 10am-10pm Sat-Thu; noon-10pm Fri. Craft Land, First Floor Atrium, Town Centre, Jumeirah 1 (04 342 2237).
New stores & collections
Gap opens at Mall of the Emirates
Fave US-basics label Gap has unveiled a 492 sq m outlet at MOE, which means Marina, Barsha and JLT folk won’t have to travel far to pick up a piece of iconic casual Americana.
Gap, Mall of the Emirates (04 385 0988).
Zegna Sport spring/summer 2012
Planning to go to the London Olympics? You may not be an exceptional athlete at this stage, but the new sporty-chic range from luxe men’s label Ermenegildo Zegna will help you on your way. The relaxed line is perfect for spectating and features sleek lines, sweat-style pants, bold colours, water-repellent jackets (the kind you wouldn’t mind being seen in) and ergonomically designed leather jackets. Yes, please.
Prices available on request. Ermenegildo Zegna, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7711).
Sales & offers
Desert River warehouse sale
Update your home with cool products on the cheap: the Desert River warehouse in Al Quoz is offering Fatboy lounge bags at half price, plus other household gems such as lit bars, designer CD players, stylish planters and much more.
10am-7pm. Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25. Desert River, next to Antique Museum, first street opposite Alserkal Avenue (04 323 3636).
Get a free disposable camera when you spend at Topshop
Disposable cameras have a quirky retro vibe. If you fancy owning one with a specially designed Topshop print, all you need to do is take part in the Topshop Pool Party promotion and buy swimwear from the summer collection on Wednesday May 23 to get a disposable camera with every purchase.
From Dhs80. Topshop, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 2677).
Students: win a dream Topshop wardrobe
To get your hands on new Topshop gear, all you have to do is visit any UAE Topshop until Saturday May 26. On every purchase you make, you will receive a code, which you then enter on the Facebook page after joining the group. This will put you in the running to win a dream wardrobe. Winners will be chosen every day until Saturday May 26. Students must show a valid university ID card to enter.
Until May 26. Topshop, various locations including The Dubai Mall, www.facebook.com/TopshopME (04 339 9802).
Simply Madonna exhibition at BurJuman
Want to check out Madonna’s most iconic outfits, film props and personal items? From Thursday May 24, this BurJuman exhibition is displaying costumes, awards and photographs once belonging to the Queen of Pop. Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to win Madonna Golden Circle concert tickets for her upcoming gig on Sunday June 3 and Monday June 4 in Abu Dhabi. Plus, there is also an autographed piece of Madonna merchandise to be won.
Until June 6. BurJuman South Village Area, Observatory Area, opposite Virgin Megastore (04 352 0222).
Super Sundays at Lamcy Plaza
Kick Sunday-itis with cool deals at this Oud Metha mall. Every Sunday, Lamcy Plaza offers discounts and special deals throughout the day. Customers who visit the mall on a Sunday can collect an advantage card from the information counter at the mall entrance. Every time you spend at one of the retailers, present the card to the cashier to receive your discount or deals.
See the website for full details of all offers. Ongoing. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha, www.lamcyplaza.com (04 335 9999).
The Beatles Story at Harvey Nichols
See rare photos of The Beatles, taken by BAFTA-nominated British photographer and documentary-maker Paul Berriff. Also on display are Madame Tussauds wax figures of the four, plus a pop-up store.
Until May 31. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
The Gleek Club perform at Festival Centre
A Glee tribute band will play at this waterside mall every night until Saturday May 26. Prepare for vocals and dance routines to all your favourite hits.
Free. Sat-Wed 6pm and 7.30pm; Thu-Fri 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Until May 26. Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City (800 332).