Ripe Food & Craft Market has organised an extended edition, offering visitors an alternative look at the city’s shopping options, to be held at the Zabeel Park every Friday from 9am – 3pm till May 31,2017.
Zabeel Park, Dubai
21 October 2016, 12:00 AM
31 May 2017, 12:00 AM
There’s much to look forward to when cooler weather and a gentle breeze finally make it to the Dubai shores. The bright, balmy days mean that the outdoor market season is about to start, and this year in particular, there will be markets galore. There’s rarely a weekend on the horizon without a craft, food and artisanal bazaar to roam around. Ripe is pleased to announce the return of Dubai’s favourite market every Friday from 9am – 3pm. Families and children visiting Zabeel Park can avail themselves of an array of organic, local fruits, homemade and handcrafted products, and fun activities, as the popular Ripe Food & Craft Market opens its doors from October 31, under the Patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
After a successful return, since having to move from its home in Safa Park– Ripe has enormously grown into a much-loved Dubai institution in its own right, now firmly rooted at Zabeel Park. And while many farmers’ markets have cropped up around town, Ripe is still the pioneer of Dubai’s market scene, attracting hordes of families, hipsters and healthy eaters to its new location every weekend. Visitors can expect food trucks serving cuisine from around the globe, from local bites to Brazilian cheese balls as well as hundreds of stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to fashion and jewellery, along with one-off handmade creations.As well as organic fruit and veg, the alfresco market hosts a variety of traders, including artisans and small business owners, in a community-inspired setup.
Entry to the market is from Gate 2. Each week visitors will find new talent, new products, an increased variety of local businesses and a range of fun and exciting activities. Where else in Dubai can you spend a Friday morning shopping for veggies, tucking into a delicious deli-style snack, drinking refreshing coconut water, buying handmade art and engage in a cooking class, while the kids take advantage of petting zoo and pony rides.