As the UAE prepares for the ‘World’s Greatest Show’ next month, the popular Ripe Market concept is set to transform the landscape of Dubai Festival City Mall with its first ever night edition that will run daily from October 2021 from 4pm till 10pm on Festival Bay. ‘Ripe by the Bay’ will spoil visitors with an array of food options, shopping, live-entertainment, and fun-filled family activities. Extravagant laser and projection mapping experience as part of the record-breaking IMAGINE show will add extra glamour to the six-month long Ripe by the Bay that coincides with the launch of Expo 2020 in Dubai.
In a relaxed community environment, the Ripe Market offers a platform for local talented food concepts to share their passion for food and serve up delicious dinner, street food and treats to Dubai residents and Expo 2020 visitors. With everything from Mexican, Italian, Spanish, European and healthy, raw, vegan options, the Ripe Night Market will offer something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.
With the space and scale that Dubai Festival City Mall has to offer, the venue will allow residents, tourists, and Expo 2020 visitors to Dubai to take in the great weather with daily entertainment at the mall’s iconic waterfront area. Visitors will be promised the most scenic sunset views and lush greenery, which will act as an inviting backdrop for picnic spots across Ripe by the Bay. Marking major UAE calendar events such as launch of Expo 2020, UAE National Day, Festive, New Year’s Day and more, fireworks, music and daily shows will offer exciting and engaging time for visitors.
Speaking on the partnership with Ripe Market and first-of-its-kind concept, Timothy Earnest, Group Director, Al-Futtaim Malls said: “Dubai Festival City Mall prides itself in constantly raising the bar and elevating the shopping experience for our customers. This partnership with the Ripe Market to launch the first ever edition of this unique concept is testament to this, and we are working on a carefully curated calendar of activities. Ripe by the Bay is a great platform for local homegrown businesses, which contribute a significant amount to the UAE economy, to showcase their products and services. We are working closely with the team at Ripe Market to make sure that we offer the best experience to all our visitors.”
In true Ripe Market style, the format will offer a platform for local merchant and makers, musicians, artists, and designers, to engage with the local community in the first-ever edition of Ripe by the Bay. There will be products from fashion, jewelry, Arts, homewares and more, whilst the sounds of acoustic music fill the air and provide a relaxed backdrop for dining and shopping adventures. With an exciting calendar planned for six months, Ripe by the Bay promises to be the go-to place for families living in the UAE and those visiting for a holiday.
“We are really excited to partner with Dubai Festival City Mall this season to offer another community event that supports local businesses in a unique and stunning setting. At Ripe we are constantly evolving the markets we provide to ensure we cater for the community. The Ripe Night Market will be a great way to spend your evening, enjoy dinner under the stars with friends and family and shop from local home-grown businesses. All whilst the sounds of the city’s best musicians play out,” added Becky Balderstone, Ripe Founder.
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