Dubai’s most established open-air marketplace, the Ripe Market takes place throughout the year, and is packed with stalls stocked with artisan crafts, stylish labels, food trucks, and fresh organic produce straight from the Ripe farm. Head over to the Police Academy Park every weekend to find organic produce, al fresco dining options, yoga classes, kids’ activities, live shows and more. Local designer stalls selling everything from one-of-a-kind costume jewellery to handmade T-shirts, bags and prints are aplenty. The Umm Suqeim street venue, situated inside the Dubai Police Academy, is open from 9am to 7pm every Friday and Saturday.
In the warmer summer months, the market moves indoors to the Times Square Centre on Saturdays, from 9am to 3pm.