Business, business and more business, this is the main theme that defines Dubai for many visitors. This coupled with tourism makes the city a favourite destination if you are looking for the best experience ever. Dubai is known for her sparkly malls and shopping complexes but there are also many thriving grass-root street markets that have become a trend over the years. If you are looking for a genuine market experience, there are various outdoor fairs & flea markets that will give you a lively feeling as you go about bargaining for different items during your visit.
The street markets are pleasant if you are looking for some treasures although you might not find a great variety. They are also known to be more sociable and you can just move around and see what you are likely to bag as you engage in some outdoor activities especially when the weather is perfect.
Here are 5 amazing street markets in Dubai: –
Located in Dubai Marina Mall Promenade, Marina Market normally operates from 10am to 10pm on Wednesdays and 10am to 11pm on Thursday all through to Saturday. Marina market is an amazing place if you are looking for a wide range of accessories, fashion, children products, home décor items and souvenirs. Once you are through in the malls, just head to this market and you will be amazed at the great find you are likely to take home.
Covent Market operates from 5pm to midnight on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Located along The Walk JBR, the market offers a good experience if you want to take a stroll and browse the ever-growing list of clothing, pet accessories, jewellery and sweets. The market has some artists, clowns and stalls for young children thus making it a great place to be if you are looking for a hectic weekend out of the usual pomp in the busy business district.
Bazaar in Mirdif
If you are looking for some great second-hand goods, then this will be the perfect place to be. The sales in Bazaar are conducted every month on the first Friday at the uptown Mirdif. Due to the high number of expats living in Villas in Mirdif, interested buyers can be assured of great items ranging from TVs to bicycles, musical instruments to jewellery, and kid’s toys to furniture. Clothes and bags are also available and everything is sold at slashed prices especially because those selling are either moving or disposing of they do not need.
If you are looking for organic food, them Ripe market should be a place to visit every Friday morning. It is located at Zabeel Park and offers different farm produces including fruits, honey, oils and vegetables among other things. You can also visit Farmers’ Market which offers fresh vegetables, local milk, organic artisan bread and jam. The market operates every Saturday of the month from 9am to 10pm apart from the third Saturday of the month.
Dubai Flea Market
Dubai Flea market does not have any specific date when it operates but will always post dates of their next events. It operates during the day and you can find different types of textiles, ceramics, and household items. The main focus of this market is generally handcrafts and second-hand items.
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