May 15 to 21

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Among the countless tiny shops in the back streets of Khalidiyah, we've found a hidden gem. It's called Proudi and its staff can make wonderful things happen to leather. They can revitalise original colour, or dye garments another hue altogether. We handed over a pair of tattered old, white shoes and when we collected them three days later, they were a pair of glossy, black ones. Brand new looking shoes for just Dh150. Proudi can also change shoe soles, using high-quality Italian products. It also offers a 100 per cent guarantee that any dyed leather will not fade or rub off. Head for Proudi, between First Gulf Bank on Zayed the First Street and Khalidiya Mall. Call 050 720 5150 for directions.