The Ripe Market is all about supporting local, eating local and shopping local. Our goals is to bring the community together and support UAE based SME businesses, giving them a platform to sell their unique artisan products to residents and tourists. The Ripe Markets include a variety of delicious food concepts, arts and crafts, fashion, jewelry and much more!

This season we are going bigger and better! With our Abu Dhabi market in Umm Al Emarat Park, there is a big drive from the Park to really support us and bring together more community focused activities, groups and businesses. The market in Umm Al Emarat Park will start on 20th October and run until April, every Saturday 3pm – 9pm.

As the sun sets every Saturday, Umm Al Emarat Park will transform into a magical world of lights, alfresco eating and live music, perfect for a family dinner, a relaxed evening with friends, or a post work wander. A community meeting place supporting SME businesses, for residents and tourists alike.

Set amongst the beautiful palm tree walk ways, the Ripe Market at Umm Al Emarat Park brings the community together to experience a wide variety of talented local food concepts, local fashion designers, arts and crafts and bespoke jewellery to say the least. This year will be even bigger as the Ripe Market is closely partnering with Umm Al Emarat to bring more community focused activities for the entire family to enjoy.
In true Ripe Market style, we will be offering a platform for local musicians, artists and designers to engage with the local community. The sounds of acoustic music will fill the air and provide a relaxed backdrop for your dining and shopping adventures.

With Dubai, we have some exciting news. We are looking at a new location which is central and will be purpose built for the market. The Market will be inside the Dubai Police Academy Park on Umm Suqeim Street and will operate every Friday & Saturday, 9am – 7pm. We are still working through what capacity the Ripe Market will be in Zabeel and Al Barsha Pond Park this season, but we hope to announce all the exact details soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our socials for more information!

Each week under the lush greenery of the newly built community park take your taste buds on a journey of local produce paradise. From seasonal organic fruit and veg, to freshly baked bread, or eat at some of Dubai’s best loved food concepts, there’s a tasty treat for everyone. But we don’t stop there, we’re getting the whole community involved, with over 100 passionate SME businesses including the best artisans, designers, jewellers’, artists and creators in town. If you’re looking for entertainment we have, yoga classes, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, horse riding, workshops, live music and more!

Ripe Organic – Date Syrup

With a booming rise in health awareness, it comes as no surprise that people are looking for healthier sugar-alternatives. Date syrup is a great newer option alongside maple and agave.

Aren’t we lucky to live in a date paradise? Considering they are locally grown, fresh and heavenly, you should add it to your shopping list. If you have some time on your hands you can simply make your own!

Date syrup is made by adding water to soak the dates. It is then heated up, blended and filtered. The final stage of the process requires evaporating extra water to get the gooey consistency and beautiful dark caramel color. Date syrup contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. It is especially high in potassium and iron.

You can use it on pancakes, yogurt, or oatmeal. Incorporate it in some of your baking recipes too.

Pick it up at your nearest Ripe store or order online! ■

We are really excited to now offer same day delivery across Dubai! You can also find all of our products and more at our farm shops across the Emirate of Dubai:

Al Manara
[Open seven days a week; Sunday – Saturday | 8am – 8pm]

Town Centre Jumeirah
[Open seven days a week; Sunday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm]

Shoreline 8, Palm Jumeirah
[Open seven days a week; Sunday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm]

Overnight oats

• 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon almond butter
• 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
• 1/2 cup chopped strawberries and Cashew Nuts
• Drizzle of Ripe Organic Date Syrup

• In a jar or bowl combine the old fashioned-oats, chia seeds and nut butter. Add a splash of the milk and mix the nut butter into the oats. Then add the rest of the milk and stir to combine.
• Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight, or up to 5 days.
• When you’re ready to serve, top with strawberries and chopped Cashew nuts and add a drizzle of date syrup and enjoy chilled.