Welcome to Zabeel Park Friday Market
Get Outside and head to Zabeel Park Friday market but make sure you park at the right gate! It’s on every Friday for a while, so get some inspiration under the trees for those Christmas presents or just have a fresh juice and something to eat. Read on to get the details of this perfect Winter in Dubai activity.
Timings and Entry prices for the Zabeel Park Friday Market
The Zabeel Park Market is on every Friday from 9am till about 3pm.
Get Outside and head to Zabeel Park Friday market but make sure you park at the right gate
Food tends to run out early so if you are going for lunch then get there by 12.30 at the latest.
Entry is Dhs 5 per person, under 2s are free. The market I guess is sponsored by Ripe Organic Foods. There is quite a bit of parking, but much of it is on the sand.
How to get to the the Zabeel Park Friday Market
Google Map here but do remember to park at Gate 1! Otherwise you’re in for a bit of a walk, then little ones may be too tired to wander round the market. Toilets are right by the entry to Gate 1.
What to buy at the Zabeel Park Friday Market
This isn’t a flea market, it’s a place where people make gorgeous clothes and sell them or import brands that are not yet available in Dubai. We loved the made to measure hand stitched men’s shirts, matching ones for little men as well.
I also loved these little kids kaftans with flowery prints and bobble piping, perfect for beach to party wear.
Apart from clothes there are plenty of jewellery stalls, all quite reasonably priced, I also liked the colourful hand painted steel mugs for Dhs 22. I’ll probably use them for decoration more than drink from them though! There are bags, hats and even shoe stall too.
What to eat and drink at the Zabeel Park Friday Market
We got to the food stalls area at at the Zabeel Park Friday Market at around 1.45 pm but frankly that was a little late, as many of the stalls had run out of ready made food. You can expect a range of organic and non organic picnic type food that varies from duck salads and wraps to just plain burgers in a bun. There are plenty of sweet treats available and some more unusual protein baked cookies too. Fresh pasta was being made to be cooked up by Nais kitchen, a nice Italian I have eaten at before in JLT but they had very little variety left. You can also buy a wide array of fresh organic fresh fruit and vegetables to take away from the Ripe market stall.
Do try the Wild and Moon juices, I have never tasted anything so fresh and strong! We opted for pomegranate, ginger, lime and beetroot! This was amazing and I thought well worth the Dhs 25.00
Hang on to your toddlers though, just in case they get lost but overall a very good way to spend a cooler Friday in Dubai. You’ll encounter a mixed crowd of expats and some locals and lots of children, so while it’s relaxed, it’s not the beach so do dress appropriately.
Great to take visitors to as well, but maybe you’d prefer to have a good browse around and then head to Rasoi Ghar for a satisfying and tasty Indian thali meal if grains are not your thing, I doubt you’d need dinner after either!
Let me know what you bought at the Ripe Market at Zabeel Park in a comment.
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