Guide to Best Night Markets in Dubai

The Best Night Markets in Dubai

We always say this, Dubai hits differently at night. And being one of the safest cities in the world, there’s a lot to discover in Dubai after the sun sets.

Now, we already talked about the best places in Dubai to visit at night,. But if your idea of nightlife involves some retail therapy, we rounded up some of the best night markets in Dubai for you to check out.

Al Seef Night Market


Address: Al Seef – Dubai Creek – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Operating hours:

  • Sunset to midnight


  • Entry is free

The historical Al Seef district is already a popular tourist spot. But during Ramadan, it also has the Al Seef Night Market dubbed as one of the best night markets in Dubai.

This night market is like no other in the city because it focuses on celebrating local artists and artisans in Dubai. 

In fact, the Al Seef district lights up with stunning light decor during the night market, making it worth the visit even if you’re not buying anything. 

But we doubt you’ll leave empty handed because here, you can find authentic products that range from local sweets to beautiful Ramadan lanterns.

So, if you’re looking for traditional items to take home or give away as souvenirs, the Al Seef Night Market has a lot of options for you. 

The Al Seef Night Market is also home to an outdoor gallery where contemporary art installations from both local and international artists are displayed.

Of course, you can’t be at this night market without sampling the delicious food sold at different stalls.

Ripe Market at Academy Park


Address: Dubai Police Academy Park – Sheikh Zayed Road – Al Sufouh 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 315 7000

Operating hours:

  • 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday


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Ripe Market is a weekend only night market in Dubai that aims to support small businesses from across the emirate by giving them a platform to sell their products.

Located at the Dubai Police Academy Park, you’ll have plenty of space to walk around and explore this huge market.

Here, you can shop for organic produce, freshly baked breads, homeware, clothes, jewelry and local delicacies.

And if you ever get hungry while shopping, you can always go to the many food stalls in the park with favorites like Calipoke, Boston Lane cafe and Fifth Flavor.

But Ripe Market is more than just a destination for some retail therapy. This is also the perfect place to unwind and have fun for the entire family.

Here, the little ones have a play space to run around, a petting zoo and even an area where they can go horseback riding. 

They can also bounce around at Air Maniax’s bouncy castle or do some digging at Diggers Lab. 

For the adults, you can join a yoga class, participate in a craft workshop or sing your heart out at an open mic session. There are also some live performances from local artists that you can enjoy while eating.

Souk Al Marfa


Address: Dubai Islands Front – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 777 9500

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM from Sunday Thursday
  • 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM every Friday
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM every Saturday


  • Entry is free

Souk Al Marfa is a beautiful waterfront night market in Dubai where you can get the best deals on local and international products, indulge in the most delicious food and just enjoy the stunning Dubai Creek.

What makes this night market special is its close proximity to both the Dubai Airport and the Port of Mina Rashid, which means that products are easily transported into the market, making them more affordable.

With more than 7,000 shops and pavilions, Souk Al Marfa has quickly become a go-to place for small businesses looking to source products at more budget-friendly prices.

But if you’re just looking to shop for local products like perfumes, dates, homeware and more, the night market also has local stalls that sell them at much lower prices, especially during Ramadan season.

It also doesn’t hurt that Souk Al Marfa is located right by the Dubai Creek, making it a very relaxing place to take a stroll and watch the beautiful Dubai sunset.

The kids can also enjoy activities like arts and crafts and face painting. There’s even an entertainment area that tells the story of Egyptian folklore that your entire family can enjoy.

Of course, no night market experience in Dubai is complete without sampling some good local food, and Souk Al Marfa offers some of the best options in the city.

Dubai Flea Market


Address: Za’abeel Park – Al Kifaf – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 56 788 2348

Operating hours: 

  • 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM from Saturday to Sunday


  • Entry is free

The Dubai Flea Market is one of the OG night markets in Dubai starting in 2007. It has also since become the biggest second hand market in the country.

So, if you’re on the hunt for some good quality preloved finds, prepare to shop until you drop at this flea market.

The Dubai Flea Market was created to help locals live more sustainably – and earn money while they’re at it – by encouraging them to declutter and sell their preloved items.

Here, you can find a huge seelection of items including household products, electrical equipment, books, toys, clothes, accessories and even antique items.

So, if you’re all about that kind of shopping, then you’ll surely feel like you’re in candyland at the Dubai Flea Market because you have over 300 shops to choose from.

ARTE, The Makers’ Market


Address: Times Square Center Dubai – Al Marabea Road – Al Quoz – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 56 735 7167

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM every Saturday


  • Entry is free

ARTE is a special night market in Dubai that’s considered the largest market for fashion, arts and crafts in the country from local artisans.

Also called The Makers’ Market, this night market specializes in handmade goods from more than 150 talented designers and makers who have skillfully created each masterpiece to be sold here.

Since 2005, the market was started by a felt maker named Miriam who organized this weekend event throughout the city together with other passionate volunteers.

With such beautifully created products, the night market has since gained popularity among locals and tourists who are on the hunt for unique finds that they can’t find anywhere else.

Here, you can buy handmade soaps, skincare products, designer clothes, pottery, baked goods and even home decor that are unique to Dubai.

Because of its popularity, ARTE also hosts weekend markets at Mercato Mall, the Dubai Design District and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel.

If you love shopping for unique items, you have to visit the Makers’ Market to find a treasure trove of beautifully created products that will surely remind you of your trip to Dubai.