The time is ripe for winter markets in Abu Dhabi

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Ripe Market is coming back to the capital starting 2 December, this time at a new location.

Open every weekend starting 2 December, there is a new spot in the capital for all your shopping needs!

With glorious views of the sea, Ripe Market will soon open at Al Maryah Island, every Friday and Saturday. Starting 3pm until 10pm, The Ripe Market Al Maryah Island will run every weekend until April 2023.

Guests can peruse through local business stalls, featuring everything from local organic fruits and vegetables from their own farms and other local farmers. Additionally, the health and wellness conscious community can also stock up on superfoods, tea, local raw honey, organic eggs and gluten-free items.

Founded in 2011, Ripe Market is a community-led business with a passion for supporting home-grown businesses in the UAE. Every week, at least a 100 businesses and then some participate in the pop-ups across the region, including farmers, food and beverage organisations, merchants, and more.

That’s not all though! Ripe Market Al Maryah Island will also provide a platform for several talented merchants and makers offering an array of gifts, fashion, homewares, and more. Feeling like a fancy pick-me-up? There’s plenty to choose from with jewellery designers and artisans at hand. As for the kids, family-fun activities like painting, arts and crafts, as well as a petting zoo will keep them delightfully occupied as you browse.

There’s plenty to do when the shopping bags get full. From activities and workshops to live entertainment, enjoy it all with a cuppa or a bite to boot.

While their flagship location is in Umm Sequim, the Ripe Markets can be spotted across the region including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Watch this space for more updates!

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Date & Time

02 December 2022 to 30 April 2023
Every Friday and Saturday
From 3pm to 10pm

Location

Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

 

Image source Ripe Market Instagram

Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.