Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 24 September 2020

Ripe Market is back: the weekly pop-up returns to Dubai at Nakheel Mall

The fashion, food and homeware market will take place every weekend until October

Food, fashion and art are a few of the items you can pick up at Ripe Market's weekly pop-up. Courtesy Ripe Organic
Food, fashion and art are a few of the items you can pick up at Ripe Market's weekly pop-up. Courtesy Ripe Organic

Ripe will once again be hosting its weekly pop-up market, starting from Friday, June 19.

A retail pop-up, which will take place at Dubai’s Nakheel Mall, will take place every Friday and Saturday until Saturday, October 24.

The boutique market will bring together about 20 small home-grown businesses each week at the Palm Jumeirah shopping centre. Stalls will sell a selection of fashion, art, food, homewares, jewellery and more.

The weekly market will be hosted inside Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah. Courtesy Nakheel
The weekly market will be hosted inside Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah. Courtesy Nakheel

It will be open from 10am to 7pm opposite Depachika Food Hall on the ground level of the mall.

During cooler months and pre-pandemic, Ripe hosted a market at the Dubai Police Academy Park in Al Sufouh, as well as in Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.

As part of the concept, local artisans congregate to sell their home-made products and food, while Ripe also sells fresh produce from the country’s farmers.

Markets were brought to a halt when people were asked to stay home in the UAE amid the coronavirus crisis, although Dubai's Ripe Organic shops in Al Manara, Town Centre Mall and on Palm Jumeirah have remained open.

Ripe was originally started in 2011 by founder Becky Balderstone, offering seasonal, organic and local fresh produce to UAE residents, something that was uncommon at the time.

The outdoor and indoor markets have since become extremely popular among families, thanks to the range of stalls and activities on offer.

More information is at www.ripeme.com

Updated: June 16, 2020 12:31 PM

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