Ahhh, the weather keeps getting better and with that comes many outdoor events to look forward to. Deira is at its absolute prime in terms of things to do, food to eat and getting all that budget shopping sorted. How about a local, fresh spot for all your usual grocery needs- all the while having a fun, family atmosphere to keep the ‘unbothered’ distracted?
The answer is finally here!
What’s best is that the OG hub of Dubai doesn’t keep itself out of the loop because ALL the fun is about to be had all under one roof.
Here are seven reasons why you should check it out:
1. The market sells fresh food with a variety of quality options at the best rates
Forget the supermarket, a healthy selection of fruit, veggies, seafood and meat that is produced locally, regionally and internationally will all be at the Waterfront Market. The healthy options are practically a chef or foodie’s dream, where more than 500 fresh, dried and live fish retailers come together- this is set to be one of the largest fish & seafood markets in the region.
Vendors from all over the world will have stalls selling lamb, beef, chicken, goat, camel and eggs across 75 shops selling meat cuts too!
2. The weather RN + the outdoor space = gem
Waterfront Market is situated along the gleaming Deira Corniche waterway, making it a haven for those ‘gram pics and an incredible place to enjoy a seaside dinner. The promenade is a heck of a spot for diners to enjoy the view while waiting for their recently-purchased seafood to be cooked or grilled on an open-flame BBQ.
3. It is inspired by the iconic old Deira Fish Market- with a modern twist!
Walking through the entryways of the Waterfront Market will give you a sense of the old Deira Fish Market’s feels. That nostalgia will take you back to the UAE in 1958, a time renowned for the UAE’s fish market, which caught the best fresh catch. That legacy continues thanks to the new 120,000 square meter facility of the Waterfront Market.
Take your parents with you, if they’re old Dubai residents, they’re guaranteed to love it!
4. It’s as squeaaaky clean as can be
This market is hygienic to the highest standards, especially when it comes to the cutting and cleaning of seafood so that’s not even a worry.
5. Good value for money- it has the best prices
Whether you’re a chef, a mom looking to prepare a weekend feast or on your meal plan- the value for money at the Waterfront Market is just as it would be, despite the fact that it comes with upgraded attributes to that of a regular market.
6. The kiddos will have playtime too!
Since this is an outdoor extravaganza of sorts, parents can also take their kids on days out at the many activities and attractions available. There’s a horseback riding area along the promenade, vending machine games, e-animal rides, a climb and slide, as well as a petting zoo.
Fun, fun, fun!
7. It’s the new spot for adorable community events that will take place!
Since it makes sense to hold community events at a family-friendly market, you can expect the Waterfront Market will be the new hub for weekend fun, with events like The Biggest Catch, where fishermen who contribute to the market are revered, to a summer extravaganza, or the winter mural competition- where artists can submit their work and win cash prizes of up to AED30,000!
Where else can you get all of this?
The important bits:
Waterfront Market is at the intersection of Al Khaleej Road and Abu Hail Street in Deira.
If you wish to join the competitions or find out more about this stunning new market, click here.
FYI, The fish market also closes for deep cleaning from 2pm to 4pm during the weekdays and 12pm to 1.30pm on Fridays.