Market Island: Dubai’s Newest Food Hall at Festival City Mall

A new and expansive food hall, named Market Island, is scheduled to open later this year at Dubai Festival City Mall. Spanning an impressive 70,000 square feet, Market Island will be the largest food hall in the Middle East and will also be the first licensed bar venue within a mall in the UAE.

With 53 venues encompassing dedicated restaurant spaces, bars, and lounges, Market Island will offer a wide array of excellent food and drink options. In addition to the culinary delights, the food hall will feature live entertainment, including performances by local artists and DJs.

While the specific lineup of chefs and restaurants is yet to be announced, visitors can anticipate world-class concepts showcasing diverse cuisines from around the globe. Stay tuned to What’s On for the latest updates on the exciting openings within Market Island.

Hayssam Hajjar, General Manager of Al-Futtaim Malls, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Zemskiy Group, stating, “We are excited to be partnering with Zemskiy Group to debut the one-of-a-kind food hall experience with the opening of Market Island at Dubai Festival City Mall. Our commitment to delivering exceptional F&B and entertainment that prioritize customer satisfaction has always been our goal at Al-Futtaim Malls. With this in mind, we are proud to present Market Island, a cutting-edge venue that seamlessly merges the worlds of food and entertainment, featuring a diverse range of culinary concepts.”

Market Island is set to open its doors in December 2023 and will be located at Dubai Festival City Mall in Festival City, Dubai. For more information, visit

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