Get Style Forward with Market Outside the Box in Dubai

Get Style Forward with Market Outside the Box in Dubai

22 Jan 2014

Here's our ultimate guide to the fashionable event in Dubai

What is it?
Market Outside The Box is the hottest new shopping concept to hit the UAE. Following the likes of London’s trendy shopping area Shoreditch, MOTB will use refurbished containers to create pop-up shops for independent, local designers and stores. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before in the UAE and we’re super excited about it. Here’s our guide on what to expect!

Box Clever: An artists illustration of the event 

The Designers
30 local and independent designers will be selling products around the market. Each brand will create their very own pop-up store within the container, bringing you the best bits from their latest collections. We reveal some of the brands to look out for:

Poupée Couture - Ahlan! first discovered Poupée Couture in The Garden at last year’s Fashion Forward and we love their designs! Specialising in handbags and accessories, their stand-out pieces are a great way to brighten up any outfit.

Poupée Couture Dhs895

Fashlink - Fashlink’s online store is a huge hit in the UAE, but with their pop-up store you can take items home with you straight away! At Fashlink you’ll find unusual pieces from unique designers. Items are sourced from both regional designers and worldwide brands. You’ll also find one-off vintage pieces from high-end labels such as Chanel.

Fashlink Dhs260

Comptoir 102 - Comptoir 102 is one of Dubai’s coolest lifestyle and shopping destinations and now they're bringing the experience to MOTB! Expect to find handmade accessories, as well as quirky homewares. You’ll find pieces here that you won’t get anywhere else in the region.

Comptoir 102 Dhs1,100

Mochi - Mochi uses unusual textiles, prints and embroidery to create quirky clothes and accessories. Each piece is handcrafted by local artisans and is completely one-of-a-kind – so you won’t be turning up to parties wearing the same dress as anyone else in these!


Mochi's pop-up store 

The List

Below is the list of designers with pop-up stores:

1. Mochi

2. Fashlink

3. BeYou

4. Comptoir 102

5. Kaleidoscope by Mimi

6. The Butik

7. If Boutique

8. ZinZin

10. Voglia

11. OHM

12. The farmhouse

13. Corcel

14. The Hipster

15. El Jammi

16. Nails At Home

17. Poupee Couture

18. Reema Ameer

19. Mia's Jewelry Box

20. Bullets & Butterflies

21. 7 Spa

22. Aina

23. Little Farasha 

24. Francois Ayoub

25. Haute Vintage

26. Aramis

27. Jan Laurent 

28. Aura Headpieces

29. Sougha

30. Wamli  

What To Eat

It’s not all about shopping! While you’re browsing, grab a bite to eat or drink at some of the UAE’s most unique food and beverage outlets.

1 - Baker & Spice – European-inspired healthy and organic dishes and treats.

Baker and Spice

2 - Raw Coffee – Fair trade coffee that promises to deliver “perfection in every cup!”

3 - Rice Creamery – The new twist on creamed rice – there’s so many flavours you won’t know what to choose!

RIce Creamy 

4 - Mama Tani – The first Emirati gourmet coffee shop serving traditional Arabic dishes.

5 - Ultra Brasserie – Here you’ll find everything from homemade soup to chilli and lime infused popcorn!

Eggs Benedict at Ultra Brasserie

6 - Chef Tom Reger – With a host of Dim Sum and sushi restaurants in the region, Tom will be cooking up tasty treats all week long!

7 - Oasis Ice Cream – Bringing ice cream straight to your doorstep! Oasis Ice Cream is one of the UAE’s only ice cream vans!

What Not To Miss

Whats more, there will be events and presentations every day to keep you entertained! Here’s our schedule of what not to miss.

  • Local bands and DJ’s are scheduled to perform every day throughout the duration.
  • Rage will be setting up the mini ramp for pro skaters and BMX bikers, so bring your wheels or skateboard!
  • Yoga is taking place at 10am Fridays and Saturdays, hosted by Fast Training. Anyone can join in!
  • Graffiti artists will be creating a collection of art throughout Thurs 23 and Fri 24 Jan.

When and Where

Market Outside The Box kicks off today from 4pm and runs for 10 days until 2 Feb. The opening ceremony kicks off at 5pm today, Thurs 23 Jan.

Opening hours are Thurs, Fri, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun-Wed 4pm-10pm, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai,