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Feb 1, 2016 | Inspire

Jubilation. The perfect word to describe the way we feel about Saffron Souk.

Today, our new platform is live and we couldn’t be more excited to share Saffron Souk’ new home with you.

Since the launch of saffronsouk.com in 2012, there has been a steady stream of changes and updates but this new platform is a culmination of months of work and years of experience and ensures that we’re well prepared to meet the needs of our growing creative community now and moving forward.

We love the fact that one of our all time favourite neighbourhoods in Dubai is being showcased this February. The Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (previously known as Bastakiya) is celebrating with a festival on 6 February.

The area has been restored over recent years and is home to some Dubai gems including The Majlis Gallery and XVA. If you’re up for a camel burger and a culture fix, head to Al Fahidi this weekend.

Small pop-ups are literally springing up across the UAE alongside the regular weekend markets that we all love. Make the most of the glorious Winter weather and hit the market scene – Shop the Night, Ripe, Arte, Bertin On The Yard, Yas Marina and RAK’s new night market at Al Marjan Island, just to mention a few. Keep an eye on Saffron Souk’ creative calendar for other upcoming events.


We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to local produce and if we’re not shopping for organic goodness online, The Farmers Market on the Terrace is where we head for our weekly green fix. Not only do you get to shop directly from local growers, your fruit and veg is the freshest it could possibly be (no plane travel here, people!). Always a wonderful atmosphere and the best carrots in town.


If you’re anything like us here at Saffron Souk, most of your new years resolutions have flown out the window, but it’s never too late to get creative. Visit an exhibition, take a course, learn a new skill or hone your talent and kick start your own local brand.

Gulf Photo Plus takes place this month, head to Sharjah Art Foundation for free (yes free!) workshops or get your crafty groove on at reMADE DXB. Need more inspiration? Head to Saffron Souk’ creative calendar for more ideas.


Saffron Souk is all about shopping local, shopping #madeinUAE and giving a gift with a story. Whether you’re after a unique gift, a grown-up souvenir or a special addition to your wardrobe, Saffron Souk showcases products from some of the UAE’s finest homegrown talent and small brands. Love them like we do and show your support by shopping local.


This year, Saffron Souk is sharing the love. Our in-house product range is widening it’s reach, spreading the word about the Saffron Souk marketplace and giving the rest of the world a taste of what we love about the UAE. All you need is love, so love to shop #madeinUAE!