5 of the best outdoor markets in Dubai


Who doesn’t love a bargain?

If you’re tired of shopping in the same place all the time, we know what you need. From the weekly grocery shop to fashion, art or interiors, there are plenty of al fresco markets across the city to bag a bargain at.

Here are five must-visit outdoor markets in Dubai.

Market Outside The Box

The Market Outside The Box has just returned for it’s fifth edition at Burj Park. It’s on as part of DSF, and the daily market comes complete with live entertainment including music, dance and poetry, a huge selection of food trucks, and pop up cinema. But if it’s just the shopping you’re after, there’s plenty of that too – with more than 120 vendors hosting stalls.

Burj Park, near Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Sun to Thur 4pm to 11pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 12am, until January 20, free entry. Tel: (04) 2010 598. More info on website

Ripe Market

ripe market zabeel

With the winter season in full swing, Ripe market is back outdoors with two locations in Dubai (plus one in Abu Dhabi) every weekend. At both it’s Zabeel Park and Barsha Pond locations, you can expect to pick up everything from groceries to home interiors. It’s one of the longest-running markets in the city, and it makes for a great family-friendly day out.

Ripe Market, Zabeel Park, Friday, 9am to 4pm, Barsha Pond, Saturday, 12pm to 9pm, free entry. Tel: (04) 315 7000 . More info on Facebook

The Sunrise Market by The Sum of Us

Every Saturday, The Sum Of Us is serving up a sunrise market from their front doorstep. The morning market plays host to an array of local arts and craft vendors, with Dubai Garden Centre taking the top table alongside other brands. There will also be baked treats from Rise&Dawn Bakehouse and Encounter Coffee, and the super early risers will be able to enjoy a free fitness class before the market at 7am.

The Sum of Us, Burj Al Salam Tower, Downtown Dubai, Saturday 7am to 11am. Tel: (056) 445 7526. More info on Facebook

Pretty Chic Market

Centrally for fashion and accessories lovers, the Pretty Chic Market pops up at The Westin Mina Seyahi on two Saturday’s a month. You can expect to find a collection of more than 20 independent fashion, accessories and interiors boutiques including Lucy and Laith and Fit ME Active. But it’s about more than just shopping – pick up a picnic for four and enjoy it al fresco – it’s Dhs250.

Pretty Chic Market at The Westin Mina Seyahi, 11.30am to 6pm, two Saturday’s a month, free entry. Tel: (04) 511 7373 . More info on Facebook

The Farmer’s Market on the Terrace

Created by the team at Baker and Spice, The Farmer’s Market on the Terrace at Bay Avenue, Business Bay delivers the freshest produce to market-goers every Friday and Saturday. Running from 8am to 1pm, you’ll find around a dozen stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables available to buy at great prices direct from the vendors, who are mostly farmers themselves.

The Farmers Market on the Terrace, Bay Avenue, Business Bay, 8am to 1pm, Friday and Saturday, free entry. Tel: 04 427 9856. More info on Facebook

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