The Mine Pops VII

The Mine Pops VII

Have you been to The Mine? This fabulous contemporary gallery located in Dubai’s Al Quoz, showcases the work of emerging artists. They also play host to a pop up market series and Saffron Souk checked in for session 7. This day long event took place inside The...
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Springtime Festival Fun

Springtime Festival Fun

You may have long since enjoyed your last chocolate egg of the season, but we’re re-living some Easter fun from the Springtime Festival that took place at the fabulous Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi on Easter Saturday. Saffron Souk couldn’t resist the opportunity...
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Loving the local creative scene…

Loving the local creative scene…

We LOVE a spot of unique gift shopping at Saffron Souk (self gifting counts right?) but we also LOVE to get making and visiting the odd market or exhibition… so with March on our doorstep we have taken a quick look at the calendar and rounded up a few of our...
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A GOOD Day Out in Dubai

A GOOD Day Out in Dubai

Sunshine, the beach, food, fun workshops and a touch of shopping…if this sounds appealing, then GOOD Magazine’s ‘A GOOD Day Out’ was made for you. This sunny fun-filled day of goodness took place at the Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen...
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the [sameness] project are restarting the art!

the [sameness] project are restarting the art!

We’re all familiar with the big white labourer buses that zig zag the streets of the UAE, traveling from one location to the next, carrying the men who help create the iconic skylines. Well, what if those buses weren’t so white anymore? Dubai-based social...
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The Fashion Festival

The Fashion Festival

Whether you’re a true fashionista or someone who just likes to have one or two fabulous pieces in your repertoire, then The Fashion Festival was made for you. Season 1 of The Fashion Festival took place in the lovely relaxed and leafy surroundings of the Dubai...
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The Ripe Food & Craft Market is back…

The Ripe Food & Craft Market is back…

This September it’s all about new boutiques, new creative classes and new season finds at Saffron Souk. So when our friends over at Ripe spilt the beans on their new Dubai market venue, we had to find out more. That’s right you may have heard a rumor that...
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A Community Treasure in the Heart of Sharjah

A Community Treasure in the Heart of Sharjah

You might be surprised to hear it but we think that the Sharjah Art Foundation crowd are a rather amazing bunch. Together with volunteers from the public we witnessed them research, design and build a gorgeous community garden. It was a real treat going along to their...
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Beach Canteen, we’re in love

Beach Canteen, we’re in love

We had heard rumors that pop-up beach cafe clusters had appeared on the Jumeirah beach as part of the Dubai Food Festival in March, and don’t you just love it when the Dubai grapevine turns out to be spot on and not a game of chinese whispers… Although we...
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Earth Hour Dubai

Earth Hour Dubai

Saffron Souk stumbled across Downtown Dubai engaging in Earth Hour last year and with the 2014 event on our doorstep this coming 29th March, we dug out the old snaps to show you how a city we all know loves lights celebrated this global movement… and my word can...
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The Fine Art + Gift Giving = Happiness

The Fine Art + Gift Giving = Happiness

My dear group of Dubai friends, a collection of people from all over the world, have become my family here in the United Arab Emirates. For this reason, we GO TO TOWN celebrating occasions. First it was the engagements and the 30th birthdays, then the weddings and now...
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Art in the Public Realm…

Art in the Public Realm…

As part of QUOZ happens, our favourites thejamjar teamed up with The Domino & the British Council to feature London-based muralist Nazir Tanbouli to produce a public art wall mural. Saffron Souk popped in quickly to take a peek as they undertook their mammoth Al...
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A Label of Love…

A Label of Love…

Adopt-a-Camp (AAC) is an initiative set up in 2005 by Dubai resident Saher Shaikh, to meaningfully improve the lives of the men who build the beautiful cities we live in and through them, to reach out and aid the diverse communities from which they come. Adopt-a-Camp...
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‘Beyond Figures’ Book Launch

‘Beyond Figures’ Book Launch

You probably know by now that Saffron Souk LOVE The Archive in Dubai’s Safa Park. We are not just its number one fans because of the incredible coffee (love that RAW Coffee) or because the food gets us out of our PJ’s and the house for breakfast. Nor do we...
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Our new favourite Dubai spot…

Our new favourite Dubai spot…

Saffron Souk were literally jumping out of their skin to get down to Safa Parks new Library / Cafe / Community hot spot all tied up into the ‘The Archive’. If you haven’t been down there yet, we suggest you race down to Gate 5 at Safa Park right now....
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