BurJuman Centre Goes to Market
Popular Ripe community market to set up monthly pop-up night market at mall
23rd August 2015, Dubai, UAE: BurJuman Centre will host one of the UAE’s most popular Food and Craft markets starting at the end of August in a bid to give community residents access to fresh produce and provide a fun event for Dubai residents.
The Ripe Night Market will set up one Thursday evening pop-up market event per month at BurJuman Centre during August and September, offering the community a chance to peruse homemade fashion and crafts, take in folk music, and, of course, buy fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
A favored activity for families and individuals, Ripe Market focuses on providing individuals with the tools to lead a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, and function as a community hub where individuals can interact in a fun, informal environment.
In addition to mounds of organic kale and locally produced eggs, the market will also consist of thirty artisan stalls – focusing on items that have been made in the UAE. One such vendor, Child of the Tropics, sells locally made bikinis and beach bags. Along the same lines, Wild Wood makes and sells wood sunglasses with frames sourced from nature. Local musician Francoise Crosbie, indie/folk alternative will also be on hand to serenade shoppers.
Ela Eldem, Marketing Manager, BurJuman Centre said: “BurJuman Centre is truly at the heart of Dubai and its vibrant community. We’re very pleased to offer services and entertainment to give the community more places to gather and access fresh produce, local arts and crafts and entertainment.”
Becky Balderstone, Owner and Founder, Ripe Market, said: “Ripe Market has always been about promoting a healthy lifestyle and educating the community about the benefits of organic food. Expanding our market’s reach, by way of BurJuman Centre, is an exciting step for us. We look forward to the chance to bring local vendors directly to the consumer in a new venue.”
The inaugural pop-up market event will launch on Thursday August 27th, and be followed monthly with a second event on Thursday September 17th. Markets will open at 5pm and wind down by 10pm.
Night Market visitors can also peruse BurJuman Centre’s Flower Power Fest, which runs until mid-September: it features a kaleidoscope of floral displays and flower-centred workshops spread throughout the mall. The popular Dubai Summer Surprises Sale (DSS) also runs until the first week of September, and offers shoppers dramatic discounts at their favourite BurJuman Centre retailers.