Browse and buy at this popular art and crafts market, filled to the brim with exclusive, locally handmade products. Located at Times Square Center on Friday April 24, the motto of the event is ‘buy handmade in the UAE’.
Free. Fri April 24, noon-7pm. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.arte.ae (no number).
Oscar de la Renta Legendary Style Exhibit
Harvey Nichols is paying tribute to Oscar de la Renta, who died last year, with its Legendary Style Exhibit running until May 13. As well as showing memorable pieces from past collections, the exhibition will also showcase new pieces from the label’s spring/summer range.
Free. Until May 13. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 8888).
With the weather hotting up, time is ticking on outdoor events, so make sure you head to Ripe market while you still can. Held on Fridays, this popular event features organic produce, gourmet stalls, art and craft stalls and entertainment.
Free to attend. Fri 9am-3pm. Until May 15. Gate 1, Zabeel Park, Al Jafiliya, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
New stores & collections
Caliente at Sivvi.com
This home-grown brand specialises in designing, creating and selling high-end trucker caps.
Marimekko at The Dubai Mall
Finnish design company Marimekko has just opened the doors of its store in The Dubai Mall. Famous for its original prints and colours, you can shop a collection of high-quality clothing, bags, and accessories, as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.marimekko.com (04 434 4177).
Matalan at Wafi
Matalan – the UK’s number one value department store – is now open at Wafi. Head to the store to shop a wide collection of fashionable clothing, accessories and homeware for the whole family.
Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Wafi, Oud Metha, www.matalan-me.com.
Cool British brand Paper London – which boasts celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Taylor Swift and Suki Waterhouse as fans – arrives at online shopping portal Valleydez this week. The stylish, contemporary pieces will work perfectly for the warmest days of summer.
From Wed April 22. www.valleydez.com.
Offers & deals
Paris Gallery’s ‘Beauty With No Boundary
Spend Dhs500 or more on cosmetic products at Paris Gallery before April 30 and you stand a chance to win a training session with an international make-up artist and beauty products worth Dhs20,000.
Until April 30. Paris Gallery, various locations including Dubai Festival City Mall, www.parisgallery.com (800 744).
Mercato Mall’s Instagram Competition Enter the mall’s ongoing Instagram competition to win a Dhs500 voucher every week. To enter, follow @MercatoMall and then upload a photo taken on the first floor of the shopping centre with the hashtag #LoveMercatoMall.
Ongoing. www.mercatoshoppingmall.com (04 344 4161).
Taste of Wafi The event has arrived for a second summer at Wafi. Taking place every Saturday from April 18 to June 13, visitors can sample lots of locally produced sweet delicacies. There will also be new surprises and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
10am-7pm. Until June 13. Wafi, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555)