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Give the crowded malls a miss and head to these top 5 indoor and outdoor markets happening in the city. It’s open every weekend!
1. Dubai Flea Market
Furnished with all things second hand, the Dubai Flea Market is the right place to buy and sell second hand and pre-loved items. From household items to home appliances, furniture, textile, ceramics, electrical equipment, toys, games, books, DVD’s, clothes, antiques and accessories, the flea market is a go-down of second-hand goods.
2. Ripe Market
The Ripe market was started off an initiative to support local businesses, and give them a platform to sell their handcrafted products to residents and tourists. Come here for fresh organic fruits and veggies, juices, honey, tea, eggs, superfoods, gluten-free foods, arts, craft, fashion, jewellery and of course the abundance of dining options. With petting zoos, fitness workshops, live music and other educational activities, the market has a little something for everyone. The ripe market usually happens at the Times Square Centre during summer and at the Police Academy in winter.
3. Arte- The Maker’s Market
What started as a humble initiative to celebrate home-grown talent has now become one of Dubai’s favourite markets. Head to the Arte market for everything under the sun- from home decor to hip clothes, shoes, paintings, baked goodies, and other knick-knacks. Handcrafted by local artisans and enthusiasts, this one’s truly a maker’s market. If you are the one who appreciates art and things little and pretty, this one’s definitely for you!
4. The Market At The Beach
Fancy a swim amidst a scenic setting followed by a sumptuous brunch? Market at the Beach is where you must head! The market is split into two huge divisions- one that has an array of fancy stalls selling everything from clothes to artisanal soaps, wooden toys, hand-crafted items and jewellery. The other part of the market is flooded with dining options where you get spectacular cuisines and other on-the-go snacks you can nibble away on the sand. With sun, sand, water, food and shops all under one roof, there’s nothing you will miss once you’re here.
5. Farmer’s Market
Every weekend, Business Bay turns into a vibrant vegetable market, letting you stock up on your weekly veggies. The Farmer’s Market brings to its visitor’s farm to table fruits and veggies, organic pastries, bread, bean ice cream and much more. You can also enjoy a fresh, grill-cooked breakfast in the morning. So, ditch your fancy supermarkets and restaurants and go natural this weekend!