It’s been a long summer of trying to eat healthy and not break the bank, Dubai Farmers’ Market with affordable organic fruit and veg.
Now in its 10th season, the weekend market returns to Business Bay on Friday (2nd November). It’s set to run every Friday and Saturday until the end of the growing season, which is usually April.
Find the farmers in Bay Avenue Park for even longer this time, as they’ve extended opening hours to 7am-3pm. Meet local farmers, stock up on veggies, fruit, eggs, honey and more. They get the space rent-free and get to sell directly to us and keep all of the profits. Prices are much lower than the supermarket and you can even have a go at haggling.
Organisers Baker & Spice set up stall selling tasty pastries, sandwiches and cakes and some of the market’s regular traders do a brisk business in fresh fruit juices, chai, cheese, chocolate and specialist coffees.
The park, behind Executive Towers, is a lovely place to hang on, with two playgrounds, a jogging track and skatepark. Face painting and arts activities will keep little shoppers amused too. It’s all a short walk from Business Bay Metro Station, or you can park for free in front of the towers for two hours.
Bay Avenue Park, Business Bay. 7am to 3pm. Entry is free. 04 427 9856. facebook.com/TheFarmersMarketOnTheTerrace