We all get stuck in the same evening routines, it’s easy! After school and work, there’s homework, dinner, preparation for the next day, so why not mix it up and venture out as a family one evening? Dare say you could even go out on a school night. Dubai has so much to offer during the day it can sometimes be difficult to find something for the entire family in the evenings, whereas Ripe By The Bay has taken that worry away for the next seven months.

Ripe By The Bay is a new night market version of the popular Ripe Market that offers a complete host of entertainment for everyone. From al fresco dining, live entertainment, shows, shopping and family fun activities with a relaxed feel, it is one not be missed!

Located in the vibrant waterfront of Festival City Mall, Ripe By The Bay is open from 4pm – 10pm every day. But you best be quick though as these evening sessions are only available from October 2021 to May 2022, so make the most of it whilst you can.

Showcasing the best homegrown local businesses, brands,food and music, the one-of-a-kind Ripe Market night edition offers a selection of just about everything for everyone. And with Christmas slowly creeping up on us, why not fit in a bit of Christmas shopping too, buying unique gifts for your loved ones that you know they won’t be able to buy ‘just’ anywhere.

Supporting local businesses is great and Ripe By The Bay is the perfect opportunity to get the family out and about to see the best local brands Dubai has to offer. Hosting over 100SME businesses, with everyone from food retailers to artists there is just so much to see, it won’t be a one-off trip! Whilst there you can explore various merchants from crafters, designers, and musicians and you can browse the unique range of jewellery, clothing, homeware, art and more whilst enjoying some truly delicious food too.

At Ripe By The Bay you can feed your bellies with the range of delicious food available but you can also feed your soul with the acoustic music playing as a relaxing back drop to the entire evening. Once you’ve eaten and strolled about the variety of retailers, you’ll also be able to watch the record breaking IMAGINE laser projection show, taking place daily, on the hour from 6pm until 10pm. Set in the idyllic setting of Dubai Creek, the amazing light, fire and water show is one that truly dazzles and amazes, it really is a hit with the kids and adults alike!

Ripe By The Bay is easily accessible via bus or taxi which takes the stress out of who’s driving and acts as an added excuse of indulging in an evening tipple (if we ever did need one!) Driving is simple too with plenty of parking availablenearby, all close to the market entrance.

Do you have friends or family coming over to visit Dubai before May? Obviously, Expo 2020 will be on the list of ‘to dos’ but you need to make Ripe By The Bay one of those places to visit too. With retailers, food vendors, entertainment suited for everyone of all ages all set in the beautiful scenery of Festival Bay, it truly is an event worth going to.