There’s nothing better than getting up early and heading to an outdoor market…

The winter season is finally upon us and that means it’s time to head outside again. Outdoor markets are a lovely way to spend the weekend, browsing unique products, fresh produce and enjoying a spot of lunch in the sun.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Reform Social & Grill

Reform Social House and Grill will be holding a pop up of its popular outdoor market this month. On Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, 2019 guests will be able to enjoy a range of stalls offering handcrafted and locally made products. The whole family will enjoy the food and drinks offers, and the best part (in our opinion) is that your furry friend is welcome at the dog-friendly pub. There will be a kids’ area with arts and crafts and ‘QiDZ’ activities, as well as fun for the adults in the form of two-for-one beverages.

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Thurs Oct 17 3pm to 8pm, Fri Oct 18 and Sat Oct 19 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 454 2638.

Bounty Beets

Dubai’s healthiest ladies’ night just got even better with the addition of a new outdoor night market. Bounty Beets Market, in partnership with Tied Up With String, runs at the same time as Up Beet Ladies’ Night, where girls can get unlimited healthy and gluten-free snacks and drinks from Dhs99Every Tuesday night from 5pm to 9pm, guests can enjoy the selection of homegrown products including handmade jewellery and accessories, home decoration, unique toys and clothing out on the restaurant’s terrace.

Bounty Beets Market, Bounty Beets, Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, Tuesdays, 5pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 511 7373. @bountybeets

Ripe Market

The Ripe Market is set to head back outside from Friday, October 25 and will run every Friday from 9am to 7pm and every Saturday from 1pm to 8pm, inside the Dubai Police Academy off Umm Sequim Street. The Ripe Market will come alive with an array of stalls offering market goers everything from organic fruit and vegetables and freshly baked breads, to stalls that are bursting with colourful clothes, cute beach cover ups, eclectic handmade jewellery, hand-painted artworks, crafts and more.

The Ripe Market, Dubai Police Academy Park, Umm Suqeim Street, Dubai, launching Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26. Tel: (04) 315 7000.

Dubai Flea Market

Dubai Flea Market is the most authentic no-frills market in Dubai, where you can find all kinds of weird and wonderful unique items every weekend. The market moves from location to location each week, but usually within a public park. It takes place at JLT on the third Friday of each month, and Friday October 18 will be the last night flea market of the season.

Dubai Flea Market, Cluster O an P, JLT, 6pm to 10pm, Friday Oct 18. Tel: (055) 886 8939.


ARTE is known for being the market where artists can come to sell their creations. Perfect for picking up unique gifts or things to decorate your home that you definitely wouldn’t find at the mall. There are two outdoor malls at Times Square Centre and Mercato Mall, or you can enjoy the outdoor market at Dubai Design District from Thursday October 24.

ARTE, Building 7 and outside Building 4 and 5, Dubai Design District, 10am to 6pm, Thurs Oct 24, Thurs Nov 28, Thurs Dec 12 and Fri Dec 13.

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