3 outdoor markets to visit in Dubai this month
It’s (finally) time to get outside! There are markets all over town offering fresh fruit and vegetables as well as textiles, ceramics, clothes and antiques.
Dubai Garden Center
This Saturday market is one that’s perfect for the whole family. There’s food – the boerewors (hotdog) rolls from pop-up stand Yebo are to die for – music, tons of bargains ranging from clothing to accessories and of course, plenty of plants. The fresh fruit and veg stall is a nice added bonus.
When: 10am-2pm, every Saturday until April
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road
The Ripe Market at Zabeel Park
Ripe is already a bit of an institution among foodies and craft hunters in the UAE. It aims to support local businesses – from farmers to jewellery designers – with markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that also offer hours of mooching opportunities. Where else do organic fruit, raw honey, kimonos and clutch bags sit side by side quite so effortlessly?
When: 9am-4pm, every Friday until April
Where: Zabeel Park
Dubai Flea Market
Dubai was missing a quirky flea market, a place to rummage through and pick up some pre-loved treasures – the sort New York, Berlin and Oslo do so well. Think battered furniture, textiles, ceramics, clothes, crafts and antiques – the only rule is that everything on sale is second hand. Look out for people with a plane ticket home – you could get some ruthlessly low prices.
When: From 1pm, every Friday
Where: Various locations across the city