ARTE - The Makers' Market

ARTE - The Makers' Market, Dubai: Hours, Address, ARTE - The Makers' Market Reviews: 5/5

ARTE - The Makers' Market
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Speciality & Gift Shops
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
ARTE, the Makers' Market is a market place for Artisans of the Emirates who design and make their own creative work here in the UAE. ARTE is a market for designers, crafters, bakers, makers and other gorgeous creatives.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Al Quoz
Al Quoz sits literally at the halfway point between old and new Dubai. At first sight it has little to recommend it: warehouses and factories dominate the area, with some residential areas on the outskirts. Heavy goods vehicles roar up and down the roads and laborers stop at small hole-in-the-wall cafes for a cheap lunch. But it is fast becoming a magnet for art lovers: Alserkal Avenue is a significant contemporary art hub, home to 25 galleries and arts spaces, with ambitious expansion plans. The galleries host exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, auctions, and community events. If you love art, pass by to visit the galleries, it’s a great opportunity to get a sense of art and community in the region and to sit alongside key influencers and artists as they go about their day.

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Colinv
17 contributions
Great market for bespoke items
Mar 2019
We have been to ARTE on several occasions but wonder if it will last as the number of stalls has declined but still worth a visit.
Written March 30, 2019
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jkd968
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ARTE is Dubai’s best market!
Dec 2017 • Friends
ARTE is one-of-a-kind: handmade, creative and delicious! There is really nothing like it anywhere else inside or outside Dubai. It’s a local tradition worth celebrating.

At ARTE, I discovered new artists, bakers and creative spirits of every kind. Above all, there was a sense of community and purpose. What a refreshing alternative shopping experience. I build entire Dubai weekend visits around ARTE, and for anyone passing through, it is not to be missed!

Enjoy this delightful Dubai surprise!
Written February 11, 2018
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VeroniqueCataldo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
Vegan bakery at Arte!
Jun 2017 • Family
The Vegan Bakery UAE is a pop-up bakery selling delicious Vegan treats with many Gluten-free and sugar-free options . Located at Arte Dubai , Times Square Center (SZR, N exit 40,S exit 43,DXB).
From Vegan Gluten-free Brownies, cupcakes,muffins,aquafaba meringues, cookies and much more!

Event Dates:
14 July 2017
28 July 2017
8 Sept. 2017
22 Sept. 2017
13 Oct. 2017
27 Oct. 2017
10 Nov. 2017
24 Nov. 2017
8 Dec. 2017
22 Dec. 2017

Facebook: The Vegan Bakery UAE
Instagram: @TheVeganBakeryUAE
Written June 28, 2017
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RMDoig
Singapore19 contributions
Hand created gems...What a find!
Jan 2017 • Family
Popped into the ARTE market and discovered a world of hidden gems. Everything is hand made and created by people from all walks of life, right here in the UAE. They had everything, paintings, jewellery, clothes, food, wood work, leather goods, interior decor items and that's only the start. Definitely recommend popping down to ARTE Market and bring your wallet!
Written January 31, 2017
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Katrina V
148 contributions
Unique shopping and fun day out!
May 2016 • Family
Arte at Times Square is a great place for finding unique locally handmade products, I have bought many gifts here over the years and I like that there are always new and interesting vendors! If you have kids there are always a few activity tables to keep them entertained while I grab a coffee! Love Arte!
Written May 22, 2016
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We apologise for the delay Katrina V. Thank you for your super kind review, we so appreciate it. We love to see you again some time soon. ARTE is nothing without her awesome designers, makers, creators, and bakers.
Written February 12, 2018
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Ropolonian
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
Perfect place to find one of a kind gifts and art.
Apr 2016 • Family
Arte is a great place where only locally made arts are allowed to be exhibited. Well worth a visit if you are seeking gifts or unique memories of your time in Dubai.
Written May 8, 2016
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Arun Alex Elengical
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates3,288 contributions
Weekend world for artists
Nov 2014 • Family
sort of exhibition where artists amateur or professional exhibit there paintinga nd art form which can be bought or just viewed for pleasure, the whole timesquare mall will be covered with paintings right form bottom near to escalator
Written January 12, 2015
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Gunnydog_2001
United Arab Emirates778 contributions
Cool Art Made by Cool People
Nov 2014 • Friends
I seriously love the artists at this rotating fair.

Anything you could possibly want for a souvenir or yourself. I buy almost exclusively from the Arte Fairs for treasures to take home on visits.

I can't stop buying lovely local paintings and ink drawings. They are fantastic mementos of my time living in Dubai and I prefer to support Dubai artists rather than the chotskies that are sold as Dubai made, but really are just items with camels on them made in China.

Arte website http://www.arte.ae
Arte Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ARTE

A few of my favorite artists:
Pari Sagar https://www.facebook.com/parisagarart?pnref=lhc.recent
Designs by Anna D https://www.facebook.com/DesignsByAnnaD/photos_stream
Written December 1, 2014
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Jill
Melrose, UK32 contributions
Fantastic escape from mass market shopping
Oct 2014 • Couples
I stumbled upon ARTE about 5 years ago and have been a regular visitor since. I was able to buy a beautiful watercolour painting at a very reasonable price on that first visit and everytime I glance at the image of Dubai I smile.

The artisans who sell their wares at this sale believe with a passion in what they produce. Not your usual Dubai mass market wares, but a varied selection of handmade products, and what a range of items they make. I have bought everything from dog biscuits to jewellery. One lady (Toffee Princess) makes Scottish confectionery which is fabulous, another couple of ladies (Well Preserved) produce tremendous homemade preserves which are beautifully presented in jars with colourful labels that I just love, and recently they have been selling delicious bread produced by another artisan. I can never resist the jewellery made by House of Colour, there is always at least one item I can't resist and I can usually drop hints to my husband for other items I would like for Christmas gifts.....

I forget the names of other stall holders, but can certainly recommend a trip to Times Square if you are in Dubai - check with the Facebook page for ARTE for dates of sales. You won't regret it.
Written November 20, 2014
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FuzziBun
Dubai, United Arab Emirates66 contributions
A little bit of handmade soul in the big city
Nov 2014 • Solo
There's an ARTE fair nearly every Friday, either in various locations in Dubai or in Ras Al Khaimah, and they are absolutely worth a visit. These fairs have what so much of Dubai is lacing: soul. Everything sold is handmade right here in the UAE, by people who are clearly passionate about what they create. Nothing is mass-produced, nothing is trying to be something it isn't; it's just fantastic quality products handmade with love. If you're looking for a unique gift, skip your typical tourist hotspots and the big malls, and find out where the next ARTE fair will be for something truly special.
Written November 19, 2014
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ARTE - The Makers' Market is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM