It’s shopping time…

Thanks to high humidity levels and the sweltering heat, being outdoors in Dubai is probably far down on your list of things to do. Luckily, Dubai is jam-packed with fun indoor activities. And, if you like your spot of shopping, skip the malls and head to one of these indoor markets in Dubai.

Here are 5 indoor markets in Dubai to check out over the summer

Arte: The Makers Markets

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arte market

When: Every Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Support local artisans at Arte The Makers’ Market. The venue alternates between Mercato Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road and Times Square Center on Sheikh Zayed Road. You will find homeware, all styles of art, candles, jewellery, skincare products, home decor, bags, clothes and much more. Follow them on @artauae to stay up to date with the latest information.

Every Sat 10am to 6pm, @arteuae

There Goes The Neighbourhood

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When: Next event to be announced

This alternative market takes place at One Life Kitchen and Café in Dubai Design District. Curated by African Diaspora, expect 20 market vendors, sip and paint workshops, games, wine and biltong (a form of dried, cured meat), and Afro-trivia. There will also be plenty of South African braai and more street food options. The beats at the event are provided by T-Bass, Maro, C-Boy, Obeekhay, DJ Andy and more plus there’s live music by DJ Meky, DJ Swanahh, Stickystrings and more.

One Life Kitchen and Café in Dubai Design District, @tgtnalternativemarket

Urban Market

Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis

When: Next event to be announced

Taking place at the cool Radisson Red Hotel Dubai Silicon Oasis, you will be able to shop from vintage, thrift and local sellers. Last time, the event included live music and an open mic at Oui Bar. The market will announce its plans for the next market in the next couple of days.

Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, August 6, 2pm to 8pm, Tel: (0)4 571 4343. radissonhotels.com @urbanmarketconcept

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Zeman Awwal, Mall of the Emirates

Zeman Awwal indoor market

This new indoor market features home-grown brands, leading artists and designers specialising in jewellery, fashion, arts and crafts, and culinary experiences. Take your little ones with you as there are a range of fun-filled educational experiences for them to enjoy whilst you shop. You’ll find it on Level 2 Fashion Dome, next to Armani Café.

Zeman Awwal, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Tel: (800) 663 6255. malloftheemirates.com

Ripe Market

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Ripe Market has moved indoors now that it is summer and you can find it across several locations in Dubai. Every Saturday, you can head to either Springs Souk (10am to 10pm) or Golden Mile Galleria (9am to 7pm). On Sunday, Ripe Market takes place at Times Square Centre (10am to 7pm), Ma’aisem City Centre (10am to 10pm) and Circle Mall (10am to 7pm). Stay up to date with the dates and market timings here. You will be able to shop from a selection of home-grown SME businesses from fashion to art, jewellery, homeware and even some tasty treats.

@ripemarket