Retail therapy counts as one of the best stress-relieving activities. A trip to Dubai seems incomplete if you don’t indulge in shopping. The month of Ramadan has always been linked with evening markets. The kiosks are set up at the beginning of the month and serve shoppers until the early hours of the morning after the sun has set. The year 2022 will be no different to indulge in Ramadan markets. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay has also launched night markets for a post-sunset cultural experience.
Ramadan Markets In Dubai
With a slew of Ramadan markets springing up all across the city Dubai will light into shopaholics’ favourite destination again. You can buy kaftans, and lanterns, receive henna designs and learn about the local culture and food at these community shopping events. So go ahead and shop ’til you drop!
1. Souk Al Marfa
The souk features 400 stores across various categories, giving shopaholics a whole new experience. It’s also the UAE’s largest wholesale souq. This twilight market, which has a variety of majlis tents, will help you get into the Ramadan atmosphere. You’ll find everything from Arabic sweets to soothing couches at these Ramadan Markets. The 35 shops sell oud fragrances, jalebis, dates, and other items within.
2. Mall Of Emirates
The Ramadaniat Zeman Awaal night market at the Mall of the Emirates is a great way to get into the spirit of Ramadan. This one distinguishes out because it focuses on teaching guests about Emirati culture and traditions. There are a variety of activities and seminars available, as well as a dedicated theatre showing educational films on the UAE’s history and legacy. Locally created goods are also available for purchase in the souk.
3. Plaza At Bluewaters
Imagine a Ramadan night market mixed with a bustling seaside festival. This is exactly what the Ramadan pop-up on Bluewaters Island is like. While the music of live oud and qanoon lifts the atmosphere, Plaza at Bluewaters is creating an evening ambience of Ramadan Markets with local food, a shopping market, workshops, and henna. Painting and hakawati storytelling will be among the activities available to children.
4. Dubai World Trade Centre
The Dubai World Trade Centre’s Ramadan Market is returning, bringing fun and attractive shopping options to families. You name it, and the 10-day shopping fiesta has it. Ranging from apparel, jewellery, and accessories to health and beauty items, fragrances, home appliances, handicrafts, and a variety of cuisines.
5. Al Seef
Get your Ramadan retail dose at Dubai Creek’s Al Seef market. They sell everything from Ramadan home décor to fawanees (Ramadan lanterns). Purchase souvenirs, and, of course, sweetmeats, from iftar until midnight at these Ramadan Markets. An outdoor art gallery, modern art pieces, live art exhibitions, and activities will keep the entire family amused.
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