Last weekend we headed downtown to check out Market OTB which is a pop up market as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.I went last year with a couple of friends which you might have read about here and we had a great wander around followed by a late lunch. This year I went with Mr Maitha and we opted for an evening visit.
The atmosphere is great, a market but without huge crowds because instead of being one long street which is what markets typically are, each shop is housed in old shipping containers dotted around the park.
Aside from the band playing background jazz and a good selection of food and options (it would be rude not to try them out so we shared some mini nutella pancakes – YUM) there are lots of knick knacks and prints which make great presents and boutiques selling clothes that are a bit more unusual than your regular clothes shop.
Fishtail rides, one of my favourites from last year is back again selling brightly-coloured bikes.
Market OTB (or Market Outside the Box in full) is on until 2nd February so get yourselves down there and let me know what you think!