Say goodbye to mall shopping…

The winter season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to head outside again. Outdoor markets in Dubai are a great spot to head to over the weekend where you can browse unique products, fresh produce and much more.

If you’re on the lookout for festive markets, visit this link here.

Here are the outdoor markets in Dubai to shop over the cooler season…

Market OTB


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The popular Etisalat MOTB is back as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations. It has a new venue this year at Dubai Design District (d3) and will run until January 29. It’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this year so you can expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Read more about the buzzing spot here.

Etisalat MOTB, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, open from Jan 19 to 29, Mon to Thur 4pm to 10pm, Fri 4pm to 12pm, Sat and Sun 12pm to 12am, free entry, @dsf_markets

Ripe Market

ripe market

Popular Ripe Market is home to an array of stalls with everything from organic fruit and vegetables to freshly baked goods, colourful clothes, cute beach cover-ups, handmade jewellery, artworks and more. Find it at Dubai Police Academy every Saturday and Sunday from 9am until late. They also host a sustainable pop-up on the last Saturday of every month at Reform Social & Grill from 9am to 7pm. For an indoor experience, head to Times Square Center on Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

Ripe Market, Tel: (0)4 315 7000.

Dubai Flea Market


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Dubai Flea Market is an authentic no-frills market in Dubai, where you can find all kinds of unique items every weekend. The market moves from location to location each week. Locations include Zabeel Park, Al Barsha Pond Park, Motor City Park, and Discovery Gardens. If you wish to sell, check the website for prices. Dubai Flea Market will provide a table, chairs, and space for up to two clothing racks. All updates can be found here.

Dubai Flea Market, various locations across Dubai, Saturdays and Sundays, timing vary. Tel: (0)56 788 2348.

Covent Garden Dubai


Convent Garden takes place at a number of venues including Marina Walk, Marsa Al Seef, The Walk JBR, Festival City and the much-loved Kite Beach. The outdoor market is home to a number of designers and small businesses – a great spot to visit to support the local community.

Convent Garden, Tel: (0)4 325 5123., @coventgardendxb

Vibe By The Bay

@whatsondubai Vibes By The Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall is now open. Expect an outdoor market, street food trucks, a water circus and a pet zone. #vibesbythebay #dubaifestivalcitymall #dubai #mydubai #outdoormarket ♬ Real Good Feeling – Oh The Larceny

Head to Festival Bay in Dubai Festival City for an outdoor shopping experience paired with a meal. Shop at a number of homegrown retailers and after fill your belly at the food trucks for a bite to eat. For some cool entertainment, get tickets to Fontana –  a travelling water circus performance. Vibes By The Bay will be around until May 2023.

VibeBy The Bay, Dubai Festival City, 7pm onwards, until May 2023, entry to the market is free,

M2L Market

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M2L Market (or My Second Life) by Ayana Holding has live entertainment, a gaming hub, a selfie space, shopping opportunities, food trucks and more. It will remain open throughout winter until March 2023. A number of workshops and sessions also take place including yoga, art workshops and more. Entry is free to M2L Market but a few of the exhibitions will be ticketed. Keep updated here.

M2L Market by Ayana Holding, DIFC Gate Avenue, Dubai, open daily until March 2023, @m2lmarket.dxb

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