Explore the flavours of Thailand at Souk Al Marfa’s Thai Fruit Festival this weekend


Authentic festival to feature a variety of cafes and shops from 20 to 23 October

Dubai: Experience a true taste of Thailand this weekend at an authentic Thai Fruit Festival at Souk Al Marfa at Deira Islands, the new waterfront souk and marketplace by Nakheel. 

Indulge in a weekend of unique tastes and flavours from Wednesday, 20 to Saturday, 23 October from 4 pm to 10 pm at Souk Al Marfa’s much loved Thai Market. 

With a wide range of cafes and stores, the festival is the perfect opportunity for foodies to discover and experience a wide range of delicious Thai tropical fruits, dry fruits, fruit products and juices, and savour authentic Thai street food and products. There will also be Thai dance performances, a fruit carving workshop, and, for customers who spend AED200 or more, a free foot massage. 

Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, said: “The Thai Fruit Festival at Souk Al Marfa is part of our exciting calendar of events at our newest destination. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors for a true Thai experience filled with food, entertainment and shopping. This festival highlights our commitment to delivering new and unique experiences at all of our destinations in Dubai, and a great start to a season of family-focussed, fun-filled, interactive events and activities.”  

Tony Akavut Tangsilikusonwong, CEO of Thai Souq at Souk Al Marfa, said: “We are pleased to announce the opening of the Thai Fruit Festival at Souk Al Marfa which offers a unique opportunity to explore Thailand’s cultural offering. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the market and to share the best of Thailand with them.”  

More than 700 shops currently operate at Souk Al Marfa with another 300 set to open in the next month. Souk Al Marfa’s operating hours are from 10 am to 10 pm Sunday to Wednesday, 2 pm to 12 midnight on Friday and 10 am to 12 midnight Thursday and Saturday.

About Nakheel:

Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions. 

Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub. 

Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the recently opened observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower.  Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart, Souk Al Marfa and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. 

Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai are open, with the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai opening in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai. 

Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.