Opening of a new Korean market at Dubai’s Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali

Shoppers headed to Dubai’s Festival Plaza this weekend, a market celebrating everything South Korea has opened up to the public.

K-Market, which runs until August 28, brings together food, beauty, clothing, arts and more at Jebel Ali Mall.

Scroll through the gallery above to see what to expect in the new market

Food stalls selling popular Korean street food abound, with dishes such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), kimchi, kimbap, and bubble tea.

Popular local supermarket 1004 Gourmet also has a stall, alongside Food Korea and Dul Set Cafe, all of which sell Korean groceries.

The focus is on skincare – an industry South Korea has become world famous for – with beauty products available at KSouk and Lamise Beauty, from face creams and masks to moisturizers and more.

This weekend, workshops are also held, teaching participants traditional candle-making techniques.

K-pop fans can also catch regular dance performances throughout the weekends, as local troupes Zen1th and DXBfelicity perform every two hours between noon and 6 p.m.

The market is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every weekend.

Festival Plaza, which opened in December 2019, covers 64,800 square meters and houses the largest Ikea in the region. There are over 120 stores in the mall, as well as a 500-seat food court, 40 other restaurants, and a Stay and Play children’s play center.

Updated: August 21, 2022, 06:41

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