Tick off your checklist at Dragon Mart’s back-to-school market


School supplies, classroom essentials, spend and win offers, arts and crafts and more until 11 September

Dubai, UAE: There is still time to stock up on all those school essentials, thanks to the Dragon Mart back-to-school market, open daily from 2 pm to 10 pm until Saturday, 11 September 2021. 

Affordable, convenient and all-encompassing, Dragon Mart by Nakheel – the world’s largest Chinese trading hub outside mainland China – is famous for its wide selection of products across a huge range of categories, from clothing and home furniture to hardware and electronics. Gearing up for the new school year, Dragon Mart welcomes families across the UAE to shop for school supplies for students of all ages. Families who spend AED200 can also enjoy stall and carnival games, with the chance to win instant prizes. 

The back-to-school market, also features arts and crafts activities to engage, entertain and educate children, as well as Instagram-worthy backgrounds to capture and share.  

Rashid Al Harmoodi, Director at Dragon Mart, said: “We are excited to announce our highly anticipated back-to-school market as the new school year gets under way.  Dragon Mart prides itself on offering a huge variety of products at attractive prices imported from China’s most renowned trademarks to provide great deals for customers. We hope shoppers will enjoy this year’s back-to-school-market and wish all UAE students the best as they return to the classroom.” 

Event: Back-to-school market

Date and time: daily until 11 September, from 2 pm to 10 pm 

Location: Main Atrium, Dragon Mart 2

Cost: Free to enter

About Dragon Mart:

Dragon Mart, the world’s largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China, opened in December 2007, playing a pivotal role in establishing the strong trade and cultural ties between the UAE and China. Today, Dragon Mart continues to be the focal point of all things Chinese in Dubai. 

Dragon Mart consists of more than 3,000 shops and 8,200 parking spaces and welcomes some 40 million visitors a year. 

Stretching 1.2 km, with 1.2 million sq ft of retail space, Dragon Mart 1 is spread across seven zones, offering an unmatched variety of goods and services for traders and consumers. More than 1,700 Chinese retailers have shops at Dragon Mart, showcasing a wide and diverse array of products including home appliances, furniture, electronics, household goods, building materials, garden items, toys, machinery, clothes, shoes and more.  

The success of Dragon Mart 1 inspired the development of its sister mall, Dragon Mart 2, which opened in 2015 and doubled the overall size of the existing retail hub to more than 3.6 million sq ft.

Located opposite the original complex, Dragon Mart 2 comprises a shopping mall with 1.4 million sq ft of retail space, a multi-storey car park, a 251-room ibis Styles hotel that directly linked to the mall and a 304-room Premier Inn hotel within walking distance of the mall.

Dragon Mart 2 combines unrivalled shopping, dining and entertainment, with more than 1,000 shops, kiosks, leisure attractions and restaurants and cafes with indoor and outdoor seating. Among them: a Carrefour hypermarket and a 12-screen Novo cinema and an array of eateries offering indoor and outdoor seating.  Dragon Mart 2 is also a regular venue for live concerts and events. 

In Q4 2020, dragonmart.ae was launched as the first platform in the region dedicated to one shopping mall with an onsite fulfilment centre. In Q3 2021, the Dragon Mart mobile application was launched as an extension to Dragon Mart’s ecommerce platform. 

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. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan and Al Khail Avenue.

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.