Ramadan markets are one of our favourite features of the Holy Month and this year, a brand new market has joined the squad. An Arabian village-themed market called Ramadan District has taken over the Plaza Terrace at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Dreamed up by FLTRD, the concept clothing store in DIFC, and entertainment company M2L, Ramadan District has plenty going for it. The breathtaking Museum of the Future backdrop adds the perfect Arabian Nights vibes but that’s just the start.
The colourful outdoor market is designed to look like an Arabian souk, complete with elaborate carpets. But its looks are matched by substance as the venue is jam-packed with activities, art, music, entertainment and food trucks that will keep you on your toes between iftar and suhoor. Here’s what you can see, do and eat at this market running until April 20, from 4pm-2am.
Get a headstart on your Eid shopping when you trawl through stalls and pop-ups by some of the coolest brands and concept stores in Dubai. Homegrown collections by skilled local artisans to ready-to-wear clothing for kids and adults are part of the selection at Ramadan District. You can also pick up homewares and fashion accessories. Over 23 brands on display here include Bayrut Express, Nadine Fine Jewellery, Mahari, Thirty 6 Rooms, Foux + Kconcept, etc.
Workshops, games and live entertainment dedicated to kids will keep them engaged and stimulate their minds.
A fleet of food trucks are parked at Ramadan District, including CZN Burak – the Turkish chef who’s a viral internet sensation. Dig into ice cream and dessert at the Haagen Dazs food truck, fresh cuppa joe from Variety Coffee, savoury delicacies from L’Entrecote and handcrafted popsicles from Pop City.
Events and competitions
Get your hands painted at henna stations, watch Bedouin artisans practice traditional weaving such as Al Sadu, and check out displays of intricate stencilled calligraphy, play traditional Ramadan board games such as carrom and chess amongst other things. Also, keep an eye out on Ramadan District’s Instagram page for updates on events. Don’t miss out on the Turkish Airlines competition that lets you play a game and win flight tickets!