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It’s shopping time…

Thanks to the high humidity levels and sweltering heat, being outdoors in Dubai is probably way down on your to-do list. Fortunately, Dubai is full of fun indoor activities. And, if you love shopping, skip the malls and head to one of these indoor markets in Dubai.

Here are 6 covered markets in Dubai to check out this summer

Arte: Creators Markets

art market

When: Every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Support local artisans at Arte The Makers’ Market. The venue alternates between Mercato Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road and Times Square Center on Sheikh Zayed Road. You’ll find homewares, all styles of art, candles, jewelry, skincare, home decor, bags, clothing and more. Follow them on @artauae to stay up to date with the latest information.

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., @arteuae

This is the neighborhood

here is the neighborhood

When: July 30 and 31

This alternative market takes place at One Life Kitchen and Café in the Dubai Design District. Organized by the African Diaspora, expect 20 market vendors, sipping and painting workshops, games, wine and biltong (a form of cured and cured meat) and Afro trivia. There will also be plenty of South African braai and more street food options. The event beats are provided by T-Bass, Maro, C-Boy, Obeekhay, DJ Andy and more, there is live music from DJ Meky, DJ Swanahh, Stickystrings and more. The next event will take place on July 30 and 31.

One Life Kitchen and Café at Dubai Design District, July 30-31, @tgtnalternativemarket

Urban market

Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis

When: July 9th

Taking place at the cool Radisson Red Hotel Dubai Silicon Oasis, you can shop from vintage, second-hand and local vendors. Last time, the event featured live music and an open mic at Oui Bar. The market will announce its plans for the next market in the coming days.

Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, Tel. : (0)4 571 4343. radissonhotels.com @urbanmarketconcept

Ripe Market at Jumeirah Village Circle

mature market dubai

When: July 17 and 31, August 14 and 28, September 11 and 25 and October 9.

Head to Ripe Market at the Circle Mall in Jumeirah Village Circle and shop from a selection of local SMEs. There will be fashion, art, jewelry, homewares and even delicious treats waiting for you. The market opens from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Follow @ripemarket for the latest news.

Ripe Market, Circle Mall, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, twice a month 10am-7pm, Tel: (0)4 315 7000. @ripemarket

Ripe market in downtown Me-aisem

When: June 19, July 3 and 17, August 7 and 21, September 4 and 18 and October 2.

The Ripe Market will pop up in downtown Me’aisem twice a month, where you can shop a selection of local local businesses. Expect to see fashion, art, jewelry, homewares, and food. For more information and to stay up to date with the latest news, head over to @ripemarket

Me’aisem City Centre, Dubai Production City, Dubai, twice a month, tel. : (0)4 315 7000. @ripemarket

Ripe Market in Times Square Center

mature market time square center

When: June 19, July 3, 10 and 17, August 7, 14 and 21, September 4, 11 and 18, October 2 and 9.

Ripe Market pops up three times a month at the Time Square Center with local vendors selling arts, crafts, fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home decor. Stock up on treats or bring home a gift for loved ones at the food stalls.

Times Square Center, Al Quoz, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, twice a month, tel. : (0)4 315 7000. @ripemarket

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