Ripe By the Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall: List of Family Events & Things to Do |

Fantastic FREE Family Fun Awaits at Dubai Festival City Mall's Ripe By the Bay

Explore an exciting night market filled with food, locally-made goods, live entertainment, family activities, and the ever popular IMAGINE show

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12 December 2021

Last updated on 15 December 2021
Ripe by the Bay night market in Dubai 2021-2022

There's always something in store for families at Ripe by the Bay, every single day of the week!

The shopping, dining, entertainment, and retail destination Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a line-up of family-friendly events, set to delight visitors during al fresco season at the newly launched, outdoor Ripe By The Bay night market.

Running daily until May 2022 from 4pm till 10pm across the iconic Festival Bay, the market will leave visitors spoilt for choice with food options, locally made buys, live entertainment, and activities—in addition to the ever popular IMAGINE show.

Ripe By The Bay is the perfect spot for UAE residents, tourists, and Expo visitors alike to take in the beauty of the Dubai outdoors while shopping local homegrown brands and grabbing a bite.

Whichever day of the week it is, Ripe by the Bay will leave visitors of all ages wanting to come back for more!

Week-long family fun at Ripe by the Bay

Families can start the week with a bang! On Sundays, Ripe by The Bay’s animated storytelling show is bound to be a winner with the little ones, as they explore the art of telling memorable stories using animation and motion graphics.

Mondays are when the magic happens; Magic Mondays will wow youngsters (and young ones at heart) with a performance like no other.

Free family activities at Ripe by the Bay market in Dubai Festival City Mall

Tuesdays will leave visitors puzzled – in a good way – as they take on family and friends Quiz Night one question at a time.

On Wednesdays, it is time for Open Mic night, giving the stage for local talent to unleash their inner poets, singers, rappers, or whatever else they fancy.

Come Thursday, we're eager for the weekend – which means Music Under the Stars with some of the best live entertainment that Dubai has to offer.

Free family activities at Ripe by the Bay market in Dubai Festival City Mall

Bounce right into the action with BOUNCE-X

For more fun times for the kiddies, the world's first freestyle terrain park BOUNCE-X takes action-packed adventures to new heights at Festival Bay.

Comprising giant airbags, trapezes, slides, and many other features, it is unforgettable roller coaster ride.

BOUNCE-X makes the ‘extreme’ accessible, safe, and available to everyone from little kids to freestyle athletes.

Tiny tots can make their way to the dedicated area designed to boost development.

For extended playtime, the free-entry kids’ playground is another must-visit for parents looking to take a break or go shopping alone.

Free family activities at Ripe by the Bay market in Dubai Festival City Mall

Pictured: Organic buys at Ripe by the Bay in Dubai Festival City Mall.

Watch a two-time Guinness World Record-breaking show

Illuminating the Dubai skies daily every hour from 6pm until 11pm, IMAGINE is a two-time Guinness World Record-breaking choreographed projection spectacle featuring the best of music, lighting, and expressive imagery for a near-magical experience!

Mallgoers of all ages can gather around Festival Bay to witness one of the best immersive entertainment offerings in the region.

"At Dubai Festival City Mall, we ensure that visitors can find their fun any day of the week with an array of activities like no other," said Genevieve Colaco, Regional General Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience at Al-Futtaim Malls.

She added: "Whether it is fun for the little ones or bargain-hunting for mums, Ripe By The Bay is the perfect way to unwind on weekdays and have a fantastic day out on weekends."

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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.

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