Enjoy an outdoor market with homegrown goods, food and crafts
Explore fresh food, diverse crafts and family-friendly entertainment at weekly Ripe Market events. The outdoor markets take place every Saturday and Sunday during Dubai's winter months – with a flagship location at Police Academy Park and a Saturday pop-up at Al Barari. In the summertime, the artisanal fairs go indoors and are hosted at Times Square Center and Springs Souk. The market is all about fostering a thriving community and has something for everyone, with workshops, live music, fitness classes, educational activities and a petting zoo for the kids.
Spice up your Dubai experience at this vibrant bazaar
Dubai’s Spice Souk is a colourful, aromatic and sensory experience. Discover new flavours and recipes as you explore the traditional spice market in Dubai's heritage area. Savour the atmosphere of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices, all spilling from large baskets at every turn. Wander among many different stalls and chat to the vendors who will give you plenty of ideas on how you can use the exotic spices on offer.
A trip to Dubai isn't complete without a trip to the famous Gold Souk, one of the oldest and most fascinating traditional markets in the emirate. Whether you’re just browsing, or genuinely on the hunt for even the slightest amount of precious gold, walk through the glittering Gold Souk to find designs from around the world crafted in a variety of carats. You can be sure your purchases will be genuine. In addition to gold, look out for diamond-encrusted ornaments, strings of pearls, platinum and silver. Retailers are more than up to offer a bargain, provided you are fair with your price. The Gold Souk is located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, just a short walk from other bustling souks and abra stations.
Explore Dubai's heritage, culture and architecture at Al Fahidi
Discover what life in Old Dubai was like, during the mid-19th century at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Located along the Dubai Creek, this district is a key heritage site with much of the original infrastructure preserved and intact. The traditional wind towers constructed from stone, teak, gypsum, palm wood and sandalwood represent only a small part of Al Fahidi’s history.
It's time for tea in one of Dubai's oldest neighbourhoods
If you fancy a spot of tea while wondering around the historic Al Fahidi district, look no further. Find a selection of sandwiches, pastries, salads and desserts to go with your tea of choice, as you soak up the sounds of rustling trees and birds in this leafy courtyard. Arabian Tea House offers more than 150 different types of tea, including mint lemonade, or a house blend of black tea with herbs and fruit.