Browse and buy at this popular twice-monthly arts and crafts market held at Times Square Center on Friday April 10. Its motto is ‘buy handmade in the UAE’, and it is filled to the brim with exclusive, locally made products.
Free to attend. April 10, noon-7pm. Time Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.arte.ae.
Dubai Flea Market
Head to Promenade Courtyard in Uptown Mirdif to shop pre-loved and handcrafted household items, home appliances, furniture, textile, ceramics, electrical equipment, toys, games, books, clothes, antiques, and accessories.
Free to attend. April 10, 2pm-7pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, between Starbucks and Fitness First, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (055 305 7389).
Tote Bag Workshop
If you’ve always fancied being an accessories designer, now is your chance, as crafty company reMADE DXB is running a one-day workshop on Tuesday April 14 to teach you how to screen-print a tote bag. Hosted by artist Heather Conyers of Heather Conyers Studio, you can create a unique design for a medium weight cotton canvas tote bag using ink and stencils.
Dhs200. April 14, 9.30am-12.30pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).
New stores & collections
Mango Desert Festival collection
Ladies, head into Mango stores across the city to shop the new Desert Festival collection. Designed with tribal motifs, you can take your pick from long dresses, kaftans and sheer mid-length skirts. The look is natural and ethnic, with a colour palette of brown and black.
Mango, various locations including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.mango.com (04 344 7184).
The South African accessories store at Box Park is now open, bringing its full range to the Middle East for the first time. The shop is filled with gift ideas, fashionable stationary and wall art.
Box Park, Al Wasl Road, www.facebook.com/typoshop.
Fiorre Rosso Spring Collection
The outdoor furniture specialist has launched its spring collection in the UAE. If you’re looking for stylish, premium quality pieces for your outside space, this store should be high up on your list stores to visit. White features prominently in the collection, with highlights including the Axis Dining Set and Dynasty Coffee Set.
Fiore Rosso, Eiffel 2 Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 5045).
La Martina Spring Summer Collection
Argentinian brand La Martina has launched its new season collection, including a range called ‘The Guards’. Inspired by British Polo Clubs, pieces boast an innovative ‘shaved cotton’ texture, with military details seen throughout the collection.
La Martina, various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8728).
Offers & deals
Boots’ buy one get one free offer
Take your pick from a range of best-loved British beauty brands in Boots stores across Dubai and enjoy a buy one, get one free deal. Brands include Botanics, Mark Hill, and Soap & Glory.
Until April 27. Boots, various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9383).
Dubai Art Season at The Beach
In collaboration with Dubai Arts & Cultural Authority, The Beach is hosting a variety of imaginative outdoor art projects. Musician Sherif El Moghazy will perform live on Friday April 17 and Saturday 18.
Free. Until April 21. The Beach, JBR, www.thebeach.ae (800 637 227).