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The Ripe Market, the community’s flagship marketplace featuring up-and-coming artisans, makers and entrepreneurs, returns to Circle Mall in JVC and will be making its way to Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah, for the first time. Visitors can experience the dynamic pop ups at Circle Mall two Sundays a month from 10 am to 7 pm, and every Saturday at Golden Mile Galleria from 9 am to 7 pm.

The highly anticipated market will feature a variety of lifestyle shops and food kiosks. Visitors can shop from must visit SME stands across F&B, fashion, art, jewellery homeware and more. Children can also enjoy fun activities at the craft zone among others.

If you are a budding SME and interested in participating in the market, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A spokesperson for Nakheel said: “We are pleased to host The Ripe Market at Circle Mall and Golden Mile Galleria, the beloved community destinations at JVC and Palm Jumeirah. At Nakheel, we continuously strive to place homegrown businesses at the centre of what we do. We hope SMEs can benefit from the wide customer base that these focal destinations offer as well as drive their business to greater heights. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Ripe Market.”   

Becky Balderstone, founder of The Ripe Market, said: “We are ever so excited to be returning to Circle Mall and to be making our way to Golden Mile Galleria this indoor season, I invite you to shop from a selection of home-grown SME businesses that come together to create a unique shopping experience with something for everyone to enjoy. The Ripe Market continues to provide opportunities for the community to come together to support homegrown businesses on a regular basis.”

Starting 28 May, Ripe Market will be open at Golden Mile Galleria at buildings 7 to 10 every Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. Circle Mall will host Ripe Market two Sundays a month as per the following schedule:

·         Sunday 29 May

·         Sunday 12 June and 26 June

·         Sunday 17 July and 31 July

·         Sunday 14 August and 28 August

·         Sunday 11 September and 25 September

We are all about bringing the community together to support home grown businesses and that’s what makes The Ripe Market unique and loved by the community.

Source: Red Havas