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5 Superb Ways to Spend Your Time Out at Ripe by the Bay in Dubai

Head to Ripe by the Bay and experience an organic market like you've never seen before, happening daily at Dubai Festival City Mall

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4 November 2021

Last updated on 15 November 2021
Homegrown organic market Ripe by the Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall 2021 - 2022

This organic, homegrown market in Dubai is packed with local brands, eats, and events you don't want to miss!

The wait is over: the first-ever night edition of the popular Ripe Market, set to spoil visitors with alfresco dining, shopping, live-entertainment, and fun-filled family activities officially opened its doors on 13th October at 4pm!

Promising to delight visitors with a whole new experience at Dubai Festival City Mall, Ripe By The Bay will warm the waterfront event location with tailored green spaces during the day, and light up at night with special homegrown retail and F&B pop-ups.

UAE residents and tourists will be spoiled for choice with over 100 shopping and food options, live entertainment, and fun-filled family activities happening daily at the scenic Festival Bay.

Here are five exciting things to do at Ripe by the Bay, taking place until May 2022.

1. Shop local from homegrown brands and artists

While Dubai is known around the world for its luxury shopping scene, it’s also a growing haven for some of the country’s best local merchants and makers, musicians, artists, and designers.

Get ready to go treasure hunting, because this market in Dubai is stuffed with quirky finds, fashion, woodwork, toys, handmade jewelry, home goods, etc. from more than 100 independent makers.

And with the festive season right around the corner, the first-ever edition of Ripe by the Bay has you covered with one-of-a-kind gifts! You’re guaranteed to find the best holiday gifts in Dubai for your loved ones.

Homegrown local markets in Dubai

2. Witness a spectacular laser and projection show

What's more, the spectacular laser and projection mapping show will add extra glamour to the eight-month event that coincides with the launch of 'The World's Greatest Show', Dubai Expo 2020.

Marvel at a daily extravagant display with the record-breaking IMAGINE show, right at the lovely Festival Bay waterfront.

Ripe by the Bay organic night market in Dubai

3. Vibe to acoustics from local performers in the UAE

While you're shopping, dining, and exploring, local music from homegrown musicians, singers, and performers in the UAE will provide a relaxed backdrop for all your Dubai night market adventures.

Homegrown local market in Dubai Ripe by the Bay

4. Fun activities every single month

In fact, practically every single day!

From comedy nights and kids' magicians to food festivals and family quiz nights, Ripe by the Bay promises heaps of daily fun-filled activities throughout all eight months for all visitors.

Be sure to keep an eye on the market's calendar so you don't miss out on their activities.

Ripe by the Bay activities at Dubai Festival City Mall

5. Wind down with a gorgeous sunset view or the glittering Festival Bay sights

In a relaxed environment across the spacious iconic Festival Bay, Ripe's organic market in Dubai offers scenic sunset views and lush greenery, perfect for winding down and relaxing after a day of exploring.

Ripe by the Bay organic night market in Dubai

Details for your calendar:

Ripe by the Bay
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Dubai Festival City Mall
With over 400 outlets, Dubai Festival City Mall is home to the UAE’s first IKEA and renowned fashion brands. It also houses the global attraction, IMAGINE, a two-time Guinness World Records visual and sensory extravaganza that plays live every night on the iconic Festival Bay. From 13 October 2021 to May 2022, Ripe By The Bay will be taking place at Dubai Festival City Mall. Every night of the week there will be over 100 SME businesses to shop from, delicious food on offer, and activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall