Thursday, 19 January 2017


A record 106 vendors will be participating in this 10-day, grassroots retail movement to showcase the best local, regional and international designers and entrepreneurs
One of the greatest sources of inspiration during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is just days away from welcoming shoppers from around the world.
Market Outside The Box (Market OTB) is the 10-day event that brings together the best local, regional and international designers and entrepreneurs to Burj Park, where ideas can be shared, connections can be made and singular, bespoke products can be purchased. The event is a huge draw for businesses in the UAE and the wider Gulf. Companies from all six GCC countries will be well represented.
This fantastic programme of shopping and entertainment, which runs from January 19th to  January 28th, boasts more businesses and more creative minds than ever before, with a record 106 vendors signed up and the grassroots-led initiative is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, Market OTB offers up-and-coming designers a market beyond the traditional walls of a shopping mall. These are the men and women who are creating products and building businesses that generate unique pieces for the most discerning bargain hunters.
This year’s crop of talented artists and business people will be shining a spotlight on the worlds of jewellery design and accessories, home d├ęcor and fashion. On hand will be live entertainment and stage performances for the whole family; children’s activities (including balloon bending, clowns, magicians and bedtime stories) and music concerts; as well as food trucks (The Shebi, Fit Truck and Saj2Go) and food from favourite local eateries (Wingsters, Rock & Rolls, Pinza, Culinary Boutique and Vida).
This year at Market Outside The Box, 106 vendors will be showing off their latest creations. Some will be exhibiting for the first time, while many are returning to Market OTB because they know it is a worthwhile venue for greater exposure as well as a valuable opportunity to meet customers face to face.
EMAAR Properties PJSC is Market OTB’s venue partner and has kindly donated the use of its popular Burj Park, and the event is also supported by Emirates NBD, Redbull and Rainbow.
Also taking place during Market OTB are informal discussions at the booth of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC). A few participating Market OTB vendors will be available to talk about their work as well as the Council’s latest initiatives, including the DDFC Mentorship and Internship Programmes, and the DDFC Membership Programme. The booth will be located at 13 C+D and will feature three designers.
Market OTB takes place at Burj Park and runs between January 19th-28thfrom 4pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 10am to 10pm on weekends.
For full details of the calendar of events at DSF 2017, visit: