‘Waterfront Nights’ Lineup Unveiled-Showcasing Exciting Homegrown Brands

Yas Bay Waterfront, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant destination on Yas Island is supporting local artisans this Ramadan by featuring 20 rising retail and F&B businesses in the third edition of ‘Waterfront Nights’ that commenced on March 22.

Presenting an array of incredible homegrown talent, this year’s night market also showcases SMEs supported by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. IV Perfume, Sada Oud and FAE Oud & Perfumes will enchant the atmosphere with their luxury perfumes and Emirati incense, just follow the exquisite scent and you’ll know where they are. If you’re a fashion admirer and value exclusivity, check out Manout Tailoring’s custom clothing and watch your sketched clothing item come to life using handpicked quality fabrics.

If you want to elevate your space, a visit to Rugzze is a must, offering custom handmade rugs that are not only for decor but also stories woven into patterns. Individuals wanting to express their creativity can head to RFLCT Creative Arts who will be hosting engaging arts and crafts workshops. Guests can also visit several other retail brands specialising in natural skin care, custom wood engraving, jewellery, shoes and more.

Whilst exploring the ‘Waterfront Nights’ market, treat yourself to a culinary line-up including the flavours of authentic Emirati cuisine at Mallah and the iconic Egyptian Koshary from Lazeez Koshary. For desserts, head to MB Dyayah, you’ll think they’re selling fried chicken and Sambosa at first glance but in reality, it’s ice cream and if looks can be deceiving, this takes the crown. Make sure you also check out Murban and savour their handcrafted chocolates and sweets.

The free-to-enter ‘Waterfront Nights’ market can be found at the arena plaza in front of Etihad Arena, daily until the joyous occasion of Eid Al Fitr, from 9:00pm to 2:00am and can be easily spotted thanks to the enchanting lights and traditional Ramadan decorations.

Enjoy live performances by traditional qanun and oud players as they serenade you with melodious tunes along the waterfront. For the young ones, a designated children’s craft corner will be the perfect opportunity for them to unleash their creativity with the art of making paper lanterns, adding an extra touch of joy to their evening.

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