The Ripe Market Is Back And It’s Bigger Than Ever This Season!

Mayar Ibrahim

Dubai’s most loved community is the place where you can shop for unique handmade crafts, accessories, fresh local produce, indulge in delicious foodie concepts and more. This bustling marketplace, is the place to go to support local business, it offers a welcoming community atmosphere complete with workshops, activities, free yoga classes and live entertainment. So, grab those planners ’cause you don’t want to miss any of these upcoming activities, food spots, and more!

The Ripe Market returns to Academy Park and it’s bigger and better than ever!

With the support of Dubai Police, they’ve kicked off the fun on October 14 and 15, and they’re here to stay every Saturday from 9am – 9pm and every Sunday from 9am – 7pm until May 2024. Also, this year The Ripe Market has doubled in size, offering more vendors, foodie experiences, activities, workshops, and entertainment than you can imagine. So, don’t miss out on this must-visit community events!

Get ready for the new season’s exciting activities!

Whether you are taking your friends on a shopping trip, your partner on a date, your family on an adventure, or your kids on a fun day out, the market has something for everyone. Ripe Market’s latest outdoor season promises a thrilling array of activities, from horse riding at Al Jiyad Stables and e-carting with Just Play, to the delicious homemade offerings at Sandersons Eco-conscious flagship. Also, children can now enjoy a permanent petting zoo and adventures like mini digger machines, inflatable activities, Zip line and more.

Here’s everything that’s happening this season at The Ripe Market:

  •  Horse Riding Stables
    • Al Jiyad Stables is bringing over 20 horses and ponies to offer seven-day-a-week riding experiences. With two private arenas for lessons and a scenic 5km track around the Dubai Police Academy facilities, it’s the ultimate central location for horse riding in Dubai.
  •  E-Carting Track (Opening 1st week of December)
    • Just Play introduces a thrilling e-carting track, open every day for both kids and adults to enjoy high-speed fun.
  • Sandersons Café (Opening in November)
    • Sandersons, known for their eco-conscious approach, opens their second flagship café at The Ripe Market. Serving a delicious homemade menu seven days a week, it’s a treat for food lovers.
  • Animal Care Centre’s Mini Animal Kingdom
    • This beloved petting zoo is now a permanent fixture, allowing children to connect with locally rescued animals and share their love every week.
  • Digger Lab
    • Get ready for a mini digger machine adventure!
  • Air Maniax
    • Dive into an inflatable children’s assault course for endless fun.
  • Kraze adventure zone by Tamana adventures (opening 2nd week of November)
    • This adrenaline-packed adventure zone features a Zip Line, Skate Park, and Crochet Climbing Frame for thrill-seekers kids.
  • Fit Kidz UAE
    • A unique gym boot camp for kids, designed to bring out their inner champions.
  • The Smash Room
    • Let off some steam and have a smashing good time at The Smash Room. They offer fun smashing sessions for both adults and children in their dedicated smash zone.
  • Just Play Sports Complex
    • Enjoy their stunning expansion of existing Padel Courts, now offering shaded areas for a more comfortable and enjoyable Padel experience
  • Just Padel Park
    • Find some respite from the sun while enjoying our stunning expansion of existing Padel Courts, now offering shaded areas for a more comfortable and enjoyable Padel experience.
  • Mai Dubai Community Run
    • Kicks Off on November 19th, Courtesy of Promo Seven. Book here!
  • Lavender Garden Centre
    • Dubai’s most budget-friendly garden center is now open every day, providing a wide range of plants, trees, pots, and all your gardening necessities.
  • Ford Fun Zone
    • Dive into the fun with a variety of skill games.
  • Tie Dye activities and Canva Painting for kids

Get your green on at The Ripe Market’s organic farmers market

The Organic Farmers Market just got bigger and better with a dedicated farmers’ zone to support UAE’s beloved organic farms. So, get ready for seasonal organic goodies, from fresh fruits and veggies to warm baked bread, tasty vegan treats, and refreshing juices. It’s the place to be for a taste of local, organic goodness!

Shop ’til you drop as you discover one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories at the market!

Stroll down the central walkway, and you’ll be in for a treat every weekend! Additionally, it’s the perfect spot for local SME gems to shine. Explore a treasure trove of unique finds, from organic skincare to handcrafted leather bags, stunning jewellery, one-of-a-kind fashion, art, home decor, accessories, and so much more!


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Foodies, rejoice! The Ripe Market has a wide variety for you to choose from and satisfy your cravings

You’ve got your taste buds covered with a variety of delicious options. From artisan products to mouthwatering breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings, you can go on a culinary adventure. So, savor the flavors from:

  • Boston Lane Café
  • Burger Stop & Sweetie Shop
  • Pizza Di Rocco
  • Mr. Brisket
  • San Wan Handpulled Noodles
  • La Patrona
  • Calipoke
  • Egg Buns
  • Tropical
  • La Maison Atelier
  • 100% Gelato
  • Kriss Kross
  • Bao Friend
  • Tres Marias
  • House of Pops
  • Kol Korean Street Food
  • Il Donnacino
  • And the flagship café, Sandersons

Grab your friends and family and enjoy all the activities, workshops, and more at The Ripe Market!

You can dine in the park, relax by the free play area, or join in the activities and workshops happening each week. However, that’s not all – Dubai Police is joining the fun with a packed schedule. From their Marching Band and Supercar Show to Canine Demonstrations and the entertaining Mascot Mansour, there’s something for everyone.

Keep an eye on the weekend activity calendar, featuring free yoga classes, live music sessions by Cavo Music, Mom & baby workshops, and arts & crafts activities for the little ones. Also, let your kids’ creativity flow with painting, slime making, face painting, and more – all in a safe and exciting environment. The fun never stops at The Ripe Market!

The important details:

Where? Academy Park

When? Every Saturday from 9am – 9pm & Sunday from 9am – 7pm until May 2024

Find out all the details here.


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