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.
Individuals interested in learning more about Ripe Market can head to the market’s website: www.ripeme.com
Located in the heart of Bur Dubai close to the city’s key commercial and heritage districts, BurJuman offers a shopping experience that is convenient, relaxing and enjoyable. One of Dubai’s best-known retail landmarks, BurJuman’s tenant portfolio includes a thoughtfully chosen collection of retail outlets, with a focus on popular segments such as fashion and electronics. The mall is home to the UAE’s only Saks Fifth Avenue store, a Carrefour hypermarket and the newly opened 14-screen VOX Cinema complex. With a variety of dining outlets to join its growing F&B line-up as part of its major development, BurJuman creates a perfectly balanced mix of retail, leisure and entertainment. BurJuman enjoys direct links to the Red and Green Dubai Metro lines, making it an easily accessible shopping destination for both residents and tourists.
The BurJuman Business Tower carries on the high-quality credentials of the mall with 400,000 square feet of business luxury. The tallest building in the area, this 30-storey landmark provides access to a world-class range of corporate facilities and services in the comfort of a modern, elegant design and spectacular panoramic city views.
Located adjacent to the mall, the stately BurJuman Residence offers luxury living in the heart of the city, with 80 spacious duplex apartments, 10 townhouses and 5 opulent penthouses. Designed by the world-renowned New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, the residential tower’s symbiosis of luxury furnishings and endless comfort and elegance places it among the city’s most coveted addresses.
Setting new standards for excellence in hospitality, BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana is a destination of choice for discerning leisure and business travelers. Directly connected to the BurJuman Business Tower and the shopping mall, the hotel offers 80 Classic one bedroom suites, 48 Deluxe one bedroom suites, 16 Premium one bedroom suites, 3 three bedroom Townhouses and 1 four bedroom Penthouse, along with fully equipped meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art health club, and a multi-cuisine restaurant offering the choicest culinary delights.
Ripe is the UAE’s leading provider of fresh, local organic fruits and vegetables. We’re a team of food fanatics, on a mission to educate and engage the community in our passion for local, organic and seasonal produce.
At the top of the tree is Dubai-based entrepreneur, Becky Balderstone, who launched Ripe in the summer of 2011 when she realised that she couldn’t source seasonal, organic, local fresh produce boxes in the UAE, like she could in the UK and elsewhere. It was then that the Ripe seed was first planted and the Ripe Box was born.
Several years and many hours of hard work later, the Ripe team is pioneering the healthy eating revolution in the UAE, with a business that is now firmly on the region’s list of ‘brands to watch’ for 2014