Or you could go to Zabeel Park and check out the night flea market that’s happening on June 11, from 4pm-10pm.
And we know, that’s blasphemy considering we’re in a city that is a hotbed of malls but trust us, the malls will be there for your to trawl them any time of year. Instead, rummage for bargains on pre-loved goods and unique objects at the Dubai Flea Market’s night market edition.
The Dubai Flea Market has been around for over a decade now but is still one of the city’s lesser-known delights. It’s a roving market that sets up base at different locations in the city through the year.
And what gives this particular market a leg up over other second-hand stores that dot the city is that it’s a treasure trove of every obscure item you under the sun your imagination can conjure. But hand-me-downs.
Typewriters, hair-dryers, golf equipment, gramophones, artisanal soaps (unused, of course), knitting yarn, sequined party wear, and – wait for this – showerheads.
It’s weird and wonderful and a great way to enjoy a communal side of the busy city; sellers and buyers at the market are usually individuals who believe in sustainable living and recycling their belongings instead of being stuffed into a landfill.
So it’s a great spot to meeting like-minded individuals and trade one person’s trash for your thrift shop treasure.
A handful of stalls are also set up by small businesses and local handicrafts vendors who use the market’s high influx of visitors to introduce their wares to a wider clientele. If you’re on the lookout for cut-price jewellery and homeware, this is the place.
Or you could use the market as an excuse to stroll around Zabeel Park’s verdant grounds, gaze at The Dubai Frame and have a good chuckle with a friend at the quirkiest finds you can scavenge.
Go on, we dare you to spend your Saturday evening differently!