ARTE is the UAE’s largest pure handmade designer, art, fashion & craft market.
Find up to 150 contemporary and highly original makers and designers. Entrance to its events is free, and all the locations offer free parking.
ARTE, The Makers’ Market is proud to have been operating in the UAE since 2005. ARTE, an acronym for ‘Artisans of the Emirates’, can base its success on the simple concept of promoting handmade arts, design, fashion, crafts, some sweet delights, all handmade right here in the UAE by its vendors.
Miriam, the founder of ARTE and a felt maker herself, along with a small team of volunteers work enthusiastically organising the high quality ARTE events each weekend.
ARTE is also delighted to provide the 100s of participants in the ARTE markets with the opportunity to showcase their own hand crafted ranges. The unique and beautiful products available include jewellery, soaps and skincare products, greeting cards, cushions, scented candles, children’s clothing, ladies’ fashion & accessories, art, pottery and accessories for your home and business, at regular market events and boutique pop up locations around the UAE.
Only products which are designed and made by the vendor, can be sold at ARTE, imported products for resale are simply not allowed. ARTE stands by the slogans “We make what we sell” and “Handmade in the UAE”.
Over the years ARTE has seen many of its vendors realise their creative potential and develop their love of making into a viable business. ARTE is so proud to support these achievements by offering an incubator for new businesses.
ARTE's popular flagship market is held twice a month in Times Square Center, Dubai; it also runs a boutique markets in Mercato Mall as well as pop-up markets in Oasis Center Mall, Dubai and Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.
Credit: images of ARTE