Whether you’re looking to buy pre-loved items, organic fruit and veg or unique handmade gifts, there are plenty of markets in Dubai to shop from. From finding great bargains at the Dubai Flea Market to sampling new local food at the Ripe Market Dubai, these are the 5 best markets in Dubai to visit!
1. Dubai Flea Market
Is your home cluttered with books, clothes, toys, and accessories that you really don’t need? It’s time to let go and give these items a second home. Register for a spot at the Dubai Flea Market to sell it all and you’ll even make quite a bit of money out of it! Or alternatively, if you’re looking to shop for some cool secondhand items, here’s a great place to start.
When: Friday 16th February (JLT); Friday 23rd February (Al Barsha Pond Park). From 1pm to 5pm
Where: Multiple locations. Contact details here.
2. Farmers’ Market on the Terrace
Founded by the organic cafe Baker & Spice, The Farmers’ Market is an outdoor fruit and veg market that takes place in Business Bay every weekend. Whether you’re looking to stock up on organic veggies, fresh fruit, herbs, eggs or even honey, you’ll find it all here.
When: Every Friday and Saturday, from 8am to 1pm
Where: Farmers’ Market, in Business Bay
3. Ripe Market Dubai
Although it started off as just an organic fruit and veg market, the Ripe Market Dubai is now one of the biggest community events in Dubai with fresh organic produce, juices, superfoods, live cooking food stalls, kids activities, arts and crafts, fashion, fitness classes, workshops and so much more!
When: Every Friday, from 9am to 4pm (Zabeel Park). Every Saturday, from 12pm to 9pm (Al Barsha Pond Park)
Where: Ripe Market Dubai, at Zabeel Park and Al Barsha Pond Park
4. Arte Dubai
The Arte Market in Dubai is the place to go if you’re looking to buy unique and quirky handicrafts, that are all handmade in Dubai. From original paintings and posters to handmade bags and home accessories, there is so much to check out. Not only will you leave with some really cool handmade items, but you’ll also be supporting local SMEs.
5. Garden Souq
The Dubai Garden Souq is a new addition to all the outdoor markets in Dubai, taking place every weekend at Dubai Garden Centre. However, on top of all the plants and gardening tools, you will also find local businesses selling clothes, jewellery, home decor, vegan products, and more! Parents, there are lots of fun activities and workshops to keep your little ones busy while you shop around.
When: Every Saturday (until 31st March), from 10am to 2.30pm
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, in Al Quoz
Looking for more weekend fun? Check out our Weekender section for a loads more fun things happening in Dubai!