Masdar News

Ripe Market coming to Masdar City, Abu Dhab

17 Nov 2021

• Family favorite event will take place at Masdar City on 26th November 2021, from 4pm – 10pm 
• Second and third pop-up Ripe Markets at Masdar City, scheduled for 17th December 2021, and 28th January 2022

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16th November 2021: The wait is finally over; Masdar City, will be host to the Ripe Market’s return to Abu Dhabi, on Friday, 26th November from 4pm to 10pm, with offerings for both foodies and shoppers to enjoy!  

The Ripe Market will bring a selection of talented retailers and local food businesses. Visitors can sample a variety of cuisines at live cooking stations, and shop for handmade fashion, jewellery, art accessories, home decorations and more, all brought to you by local entrepreneurs and craftspeople. 
Bring the family and enjoy a great afternoon at one of the world’s most sustainable communities, Masdar City. 

The Ripe Market Pop-Up at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi will be taking place on 26th November 2021, 17th December 2021 & 28th January 2022 from 4pm – 10pm. 


About Masdar City
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is one of the world’s most sustainable developments. It is made up of a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business free zone and residential neighborhood with restaurants, shops and public green spaces. Masdar City is a working model for cities around the world in environmental, economic and social sustainability, and continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The sustainable city is home to the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency, as well as several Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of entrepreneurs and a leading graduate-level research institute.

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About Ripe 

The Collective by Ripe 
The Collective by Ripe was established in 2006 with a vision to offer an affordable platform for entrepreneurs to trial and test their creations in a retail environment. The Collective is a marketplace of makers, designers, and curators.  A community of like-minded people who challenge the status-quo.  They are aspiring entrepreneurs, fresh graduates, creative freelancers: all influential.  They have their finger on the pulse, they strive to be independent creators. Together, this creative community of shoppers & sellers come to discover and be discovered.  Our vision is aimed at supporting local SME businesses within the region. By keeping their rent low and their footfall high – we help minimize the risks generally associated with entrepreneurship. Local entrepreneurs will be given the platform to run their very own business. Our retailers can network, build, and grow their creative ideas within an upscale central hub offering support to each other.

The Ripe Market 
The Ripe Market is a community-led business that was founded in 2011 with a passion to support home-grown businesses who were looking to launch and grow their business in the UAE. The Ripe Market offers emerging businesses a platform to, sell, promote, and engage new and existing customers in an affordable setting. The Ripe Market runs weekly across several locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi each year with one flagship location in Umm Sequim. Selected locations are high footfall areas in popular areas for expat and residents. Over 100 SME businesses take part each week, including farmers, food, merchant and makers, activities, workshops and more.

Ripe Events 
Ripe Events Management provides the unique ability to deliver brand awareness in a way you’ve never seen before. Central to our ability to deliver on brand awareness is our focus on understanding your brand, your internal marketing strategy and communication objectives. Ripe Event Management is a team of professionals passionate about creating and delivering high quality and engaging events. With years of local market knowledge, we work with only the top professionals and experts in the industry ensuring we produce the perfect event. We offer everything you require to make your event a huge success adopting a creative approach, innovative ideas, and a convenient, all-encompassing marketing service, we include strategy, concepts, design, and project management through to implementation. The authenticity of our passion is fueled by our desire to ensure every event impress in line with the objectives of the event at the highest standards.

Ripe Community 
Ripe is not just a business but a catalyst; we’re planting seeds throughout the community to ensure we not only support and nourish the local SME businesses including farmers, but provide a platform for young, talented artisans and trend setters in the UAE to grow and develop. We believe educating the next generation of eaters, growers, makers, and bakers is just as important. 

Ripe Organic 
Ripe provides produce from local UAE farms, handpicked for their organic farming techniques, eco-friendly operating systems, and local and international organic certifications. Produce is picked within 48 hours of being sold to ensure taste and freshness is never compromised.

Ripe Farm Shops
Situated in the heart of Dubai, our gorgeous farm shop is packed full of delicious-ness. From fresh organic fruit and veg, free range organic eggs, dairy and dairy alternatives, to gluten free baked bread, superfoods, local honey, dried goods, tea and cleaning items, we have it all!

Shop Location: 
Al Manara: Sunday to Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Ripe Home Delivery 
Get your weekly Ripe Organic Shopping delivered to your door. From your local organic fruit and veg to fresh bread, meat, fish, cheese, milk, olives, honey, superfoods, fresh juices and all your pantry essentials we have your weekly organic shopping covered. We offer next day delivery and our extensive online shop allows you to add any number of items that you would normally find in the Farm Shop, to your order and pay online or through our Ripe Organic App.