Your guide to the new artisan market at The Beach
There’s a new market at The Beach opposite JBR: here are the shops you’ll find there…
Still needing to do the bulk of your Christmas shopping (don’t worry, us too – TBH we’ll probably be down the shops on the 24th).
The good news is that there’s a new market at The Beach opposite JBR where you’ll find dozens of shops that you wouldn’t necessarily see in the mall.
Now open and running until the end of April 2017, The Market is right by the sea and has both food stalls and arts and crafts vendors, so you can get everything from olive tapenade to giant inflatable swans (of course) and deck chairs printed with a bespoke image of your choice.
In fact, it’s split into two sections – Eat Later is where you’ll find food gifts and Bits and Pieces will be full of folk selling everything from cushions to jewellery.
Keen to head down but not sure if it’ll be worth it? Here’s a guide to the vendors that are there so you can figure out if a trip is worth your while…
SOME OF THE STALLS YOU’LL FIND
Tipsy Gipsy: Floaty fashion for women and girls.
UpBeach: Fancy beachwear made from linen and the like that’s very St Tropez.
Mille Rostock: You’ll find fun takes on the Arabian Gutra and Keffiyeh scarf at this Dubai-based designer’s stall.
Sun Specs: The perfect place to go if you forget your sunnies next time you go to the beach.
Max: These guys will make you a piece of jewelry with your name handwritten in Arabic. A great gift option.
Kikwetu: Intricate bracelets and necklaces that come from Nairobi and Mombasa’s markets, as well as those Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
Aisha’s Charms: Turkish jewellery.
Art & Gifts: Gift car plates and fridge magnets (who doesn’t love a fridge magnet?).
Fusion: The place to find Kashmiri pashmina shawls.
Summer Soul: Sandals and beach cover ups.
Dukhon & Oud: Handmade Arabic oils.
Mayar Design: Jewellery and accessories with an Arabic design twist.
Yousef: Hand decorated mobile phone covers (which the artist can paint on the spot for you).
Latelier: Boutique homewares (the kind you’d see at a fancy Dubai department store, just at a fairer price).
Millerstock: Unique kaftans and turbans.
Kasool: Comfy air loungers for the beach that come in a bunch of colours.
Alwan: Turkish jewellery and accessories.
Manta & Rebezo: Fairtrade fashion for women and children, mostly from Mexico.
Futoon: Hand-woven towels and beach baskets.
You Tan Ibiza: T-shirts and accessories.
Anatolian: Chunky and modern jewellery.
Zulu: Casual clothes.
Footas: Handloomed towels.
Addicted to Soap: Handmade soaps (great stocking fillers).
Shebaqueen: A range of products made from honey.
Boho Gipsy: Beachy gear for ladies.
Sindy Mourat: Gifts for little ones that can be personalised on the spot.
Majestic: Beachy accessories, cover ups and hats etc.
Laila: Locally made abaya.
Royal Dolphin: Handprinted silk scarves.
Ayabel: Chic Arabic homeware gifts and designs.
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No Sponsors Wear: Cheeky printed T-shirts and designs that are very Dubai.
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Bubble Action: Bubble toys for kids.
Hat Trick: Handmade ladies hats.
Abdulla Awad: T-shirt designs.
Lolly Evans: Handmade cushions.
Olive Grove: Fresh olives and tapenades etc.
The Market at The Beach opposite JBR, 10am to midnight, daily, until April 2017. More info on Facebook.