Hey mamas, we’re sure you’ve heard of this fab market, but if not then we’re filling you in. The Ripe Market in Zabeel Park is Dubai’s leading community market offering both expats and locals a fantastic community focused event every Friday. It’s a great platform for small businesses, local artisans, designers and food and café concepts to showcase their goods – and for mama to grab some of them! The Ripe Market is the perfect place to spend a relaxed Friday in Dubai, shopping, soaking up the community atmosphere, having lunch with friends and letting the kids indulge in hands on activities like the petting zoo, colouring and crafts and more. Here are some of our favourite vendors below…
Andalus Gourmet offers you a huge range of Spanish gourmet products. Enjoy the real Spanish taste in Middle East with a selection of olives and pickles and other Spanish delicacies. Muy bien!
Never had a wheatgrass shot? Visit Arabian Wheatgrass at the Ripe Market and learn about the benefits of wheatgrass and try a shot of the green stuff.
Visit Rute at A Tarte every Friday for a taste of delicious, authentic Portuguese confectionary. The almond tarte with Nutella is new on the menu and a must try!
Bar Tropical offers delicious fresh Caribbean inspired mocktails and juices. Made with fresh and fruity ingredients, a Bar Tropical mocktail is the perfect park refreshment to get you juiced up.
Pick up beautiful fresh blooms from Bliss Flowers at the Ripe Market every Friday. They have a great selection of bouquets to brighten up any home.
BookMunch offers a delicious selection of dishes made with fresh ingredients. Their chilli beef noodles are a must try.
Pick up dairy free coconut yoghurt, ice cream, cheesecake and coconut butter. A new addition to their offering is the naturally dairy free coco cream cheese.
Essentially is a Ripe market favourite for refreshment and hydration. Stop by and pick up a delicious cold pressed juice. (Psst, see our fraull review!)
Pick up a delicious bowl from Fatta – our favourite is the cooked bread with layers of eggplant, yoghurt, nuts and parsley.
Fraiche has brought their Montreal inspired café to the Ripe Market and serves up delicious French dip sandwiches every Friday.
Ghaf Kitchen offers yummy dishes made with fresh ingredients from sustainable sources including a posh fish finger sandwich great for the tots, bringing a touch of Britishness to the Ripe Market.
The Gourmet Olive Market works with some of the best olive suppliers in the world to bring a range of delicious marinated olives to the deli area at the Ripe Market.
Kiddos feeling a little peckish? They’ve got to try one of the delicious Brazillian cheese buns from Heartmade, even just describing them is making us hungry…
Launched at the Ripe Market, Ka’ak Al Manara has gone from strength to strength offering up delicious cheesy Lebanese street bread every Friday. A great choice for brekkie, lunch or even just a little snack for big and little kids alike.
While the temperatures start to soar, pick up a delicious frozen yoghurt from the guys at Melt and top with fresh fruit of your choice. Prepare for that glorious brain freeze!
Mutt Madness offers fresh homemade natural dog biscuits and treats for your pooch meaning the Ripe Market really does cate for the whole family.
Visit Olive Grove at the Ripe Market for a delicious selection of marinated olives in super cute packaging, perfect for gifts!
PappaBubble handmake candy onsite every week providing something tasty and tempting for kiddos both big and small.
Parkhouse are a must visit at the market for their delicious homemade lemonade and tasty treats like Eaton Mess!
Keeping us going all morning with a delicious blend of raw coffee and services with a smile, the guys at Raw Coffee are a Ripe Market institution and the only way to start your Friday. Also did we mention they sell Teapigs tea? It’s practically a staple in the Sassy office.
Swap the supermarket for the Ripe Stall and shop alfresco for delicious organic groceries. Ripe offers everything from kale and cucumbers to their unbelievably tasty cherry tomatoes as well as a range of fruits including mango, papaya and clementines, with everything coming from organic certified farms. Pick up superfoods, local honey, organic eggs, tea, coconut water and pantry essentials too.
With over 50 flavours, Sunny’s Pop is a seriously yummy gourmet popcorn shop offering something for every tastebud. The Salt and Vinegar and Sea Salt Caramel are delicious!
With their industrial lamps, super cool decorations and Nordic inspired interior design items, The Bowery Company is a must visit for bits and pieces for your home. We love them so much we’ve featured them a few times in our That Mama’s Crib interviews as must-have pieces…
Pick up cool artwork with prints and drawings from a range of talented local and international artists, the guys at Drawdeck are a Ripe Market must visit to inject some cool into your home.
Visit Gifts of Life at the Ripe Market for unique homeware items, handmade gifts and cute succulents.
The Joinery Shop offers cute home décor items and signage with fun slogans, all with a fun and retro feel.
Offering natural, luxury handcrafted soaps, the delicious smells coming from The Little Soapery stall at the Ripe Market will have you hypnotised. How cute are their macaron soaps above?
2birds dresses, playsuits and pom pom shorts made from beautiful fabrics in cool colours and fun patterns are one of our favourite fashion finds at the Ripe Market. Be sure to check out their funky accessories!
Let the kids get up close with all sorts of animals including ducks, goats and bunny rabbits. They can also enjoy pony rides around the park.
With fun children’s clothes and accessories in fun colours and patterns and customized fairy lights, Birds n Bees is a must visit for big and little kids.
Getting back to basics with beautiful hand crafted wooden toys for the little ones, Harmony House is a great company with a great story and a must visit at the Ripe Market.
Sandal Souq offers super comfy and fashionable sandals for kids and adults; we love their leopard print and glitter designs.
Fashion & Jewellery
Beautiful handcrafted jewellery made with beads, glass and brass from a variety of artisans in Africa, their pieces are beautiful and glamourous.
Bside Jewellery is a Ripe Market favourite. We love their handmade bracelets and necklaces with cute wording.
EFHI Jewellery is a new addition to the Ripe Market and offers delicate, handmade jewellery including necklaces and bracelets.
Lady Mauve is a must visit at the Ripe Market for hand made jewellery, boho rings and cool sunglasses.
With her beautiful bespoke swimwear, Natalia Arandes is a new addition to the Ripe Market and the perfect place to stock up on swimwear for summer.
Pretty Little Things is your go to for statement necklaces with brightly coloured gemstones which will add a bit of a sparkle to any outfit.
Visit Ragmatazz for hand crafted colour clutch bags and purses in fun patterns.
Handmade bucket bags made with raw fabrics in cool colours and fun prints, these bags are one of the most coveted items at the market.
Stop by Richmond Works for beautifully designed leather totes, weekend bags and satchels.
A relatively new addition to the Ripe Market, Six Pence Wedding Design is a bride to be’s dream with embellished and embroidered headbands, beautiful veils and delicate hair combs, all handmade here in Dubai.
Another new addition to the Ripe Market, check out Summer Soul’s beautiful handmade bags in bright colours and fun patterns.
Other vendors this week include:
Desert Rose Handmade Soaps
The French Touch
I Want it Now
Jules and Juliette
Kite for Fashion
Les Bobos Chics
See you there mamas! xx