Once Upon a Time in Ramadan Night MarketIn Commercial
I remembered the famous children’s movie “Aladdin.” There was a market place scene where Princess Jasmine escaped from the palace and pretended to be an ordinary girl. For the first time in her life, she got amazed with what’s really happening in the real world! This is the same exact feeling I got when I stepped in to the Ramadan Night Market. Although not a princess myself, the same feeling of astonishment wrapped me just seeing variety of things being traded under one roof! The catch is, being Dubai one of the shopping destinations in the world, this time and first time in my UAE life – I have been bargaining! YES, my 100AED really talked a lot! A peek of what I got is a dress for 20AED, a shirt for 9AED, art craft for 20AED, a scarf for 15AED and a novelty item for 32AED.
Finding the location is never a bother having been stationed at one of the prominent places in Dubai – The Dubai World Trade Center in Sheikh Zayed Road. Although I imagined a night market is located somewhere literally in an open space, it is still as fascinating as any other market place in the UAE.
This is already the 5th edition of Ramadan Night Market. Hundreds of merchants from different categories such as Garments, Jewellery and Accessories, Health and Fitness, Beauty, Personal Care, Electronics, Home Appliances, Toys and Baby Products, Furniture, Handicrafts, Arts, Travel and Tourism, Musical Instruments, Food and Beverages, even Play Places for children. These merchants are exhibiting items from different countries such as Holland, China, Korea, Japan, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Turkey, Philippines, Thailand, Italy, France and I’m sure I missed some other places but if you’ll excuse me.
Other things you can do aside from shopping? Well, window shopping? Yes, why not! Just looking around, you get to know and try a lot of things. You get to enter in the raffle draw to win prizes. You get to get gifts, too! I got a free power bank just by listening to a presentation! Thanks to Cosmos International Group. I also would like to thank Isukoshi Health Care for letting me try their massage machines.
With an entrance fee of 5AED, it’s all worth it. What do you think? You can still visit, it’s their last day tonight.