The best pop-up markets in the UAE to visit

The best pop-up markets in the UAE to visit

Who doesn’t love a pop-up market?! It’s that energetic atmosphere, community spirit, and the thrill of discovering hidden gems that makes us so excited to share these must-visit pop-ups in the UAE with you! Let’s dive right in!

ARTE Market

A weekend market that sells handmade pieces crafted by local artisans around the UAE

ARTE The Makers' Market

The Makers’ Market by ARTE, AKA 'Artisans of the Emirates', is one of the UAE’s largest markets to discover handmade and contemporary pieces created in the UAE. From artwork and crafts like greeting cards and jewellery, to clothing, skincare, pottery and homeware - it’s a pretty fun place to discover talented local artisans, and find some unique things for yourself or loved ones to treasure.

ARTE’s events can be explored over weekends at Times Square Center, Mercato Mall and pop-ups, so visit their website or Instagram to find what’s coming soon near you!

Not Just for Vegans Market

UAE’s first vegan market that sells sustainable and ethical products

Not Just for Vegans Market is where you can buy sustainable and ethical products

Not Just for Vegans (NJFV) Market is UAE’s first vegan market that supports businesses that sell sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly, vegan products.

Pop to their Instagram for new updates on upcoming markets and events.

Ripe Market

UAE’s most popular weekend market that celebrates over 100 local businesses each week

Ripe Market is one of UAE's liveliest pop-up markets

You may have already heard of Ripe Market - one of the most popular weekend markets in the UAE. Community-lead Ripe was created to celebrate and support ‘home-grown’ businesses, from local farmers with fresh fruits and veggies and creative freelancers, to small local businesses with handmade goodies and delicious delicacies. With over 100 vendors, live entertainment and plenty of activities for all the family, the energy at Ripe is always electric and a great way to spend the day!

Their outdoor food and craft markets are hosted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and you can stay in the loop with their schedules through Instagram and their website. Be sure to check out their flagship store at the Times Square Center, too.


A pop-up market featuring the coolest collections from local brands throughout the UAE

Besides being just a concept stores, FLTRD also hosts pop-up markets featuring cool local brandsFLTRD, a Dubai-based premier concept store, also host some pretty cool pop-ups featuring curated collections from local brands!

Antipodean Co. loved having our shorts be a part of their Sustainable Pop-Up Market at the DIFC Art Nights, alongside other local businesses we admire, selling potteries, candles, rattan bags, and more!

Stay up to date with their next pop-ups by following them on Instagram.

Alserkal Avenue

A collective hub in Dubai that regularly hosts exciting events, from pop-up markets to short film festivals

Alserkal Avenue's is Dubai's contemporary art hub, where pop-up markets and festivals take place

One of Dubai’s most renowned hubs of contemporary arts, on a mission to create ‘culturally meaningful spaces that inspire and shape communities,’ host exciting events such as local short film festivals, farmers’ markets, art festivals, and pop-up galleries.

If you want to be part of a diverse and dynamic scene, you have to check Alserkal Avenue’s year-round events and productions out!

Follow on Instagram or head to their website for what’s on next

Wild Fabrik

A pop-up market in Dubai that displays various eco-friendly products from all over the world

Wild Fabrik Market


With a mission ‘to leave the planet better than found,’ Wild Fabrik created an e-commerce platform, home to more than 3,000 eco-friendly products, to make sustainable shopping in the UAE easier. Not only that, but they host a pop-up store at Dubai Festival City Mall, where eco-sustainable products are displayed for you to explore on-rotate.

Wild Fabrik often participate in various pop-up events, so stay updated through their Instagram for what’s next!


25Hours Hotel

A trendy lifestyle hub in Dubai where the coolest events take place, from Vinyl Listening parties to pop-up markets

25 hours hotel

“A playground for adults” is how one of our close friends describe this hot new hotel Dubai, and we couldn’t agree more! Beyond lush rooms and suites, it’s a lifestyle hub where guests can co-work, browse an open-space library, enjoy restaurants, bars and the cinema, and some really cool events and pop ups, such as FAM, where you can shop fashion and art while live music is playing in the background, or their signature Vinyl Souk, a vinyl-listening party for a little nostalgia.

We love their lively atmosphere! Stay in the loop by following them on Instagram - see you there soon!?



That’s 7 pop-ups in the UAE you’ve gotta visit wrapped! Any you would add? Send us a DM and let us know on IG!

We love being part of a bustling atmosphere, connecting with the community, and YOU! So, if you happen to spot us at one of the upcoming pop-up markets, don't hesitate to say hello! Be the first to know about future pop-ups we’ll be joining through our Instagram. See you soon!

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