There is a nip in the air and winter is already on its way. If you are looking for unique outdoor leisure and entertainment experiences to spend quality time with your family and friends, look no further!
The M2L Market (My Second Life), by M2L Concepts, a Dubai-based leader in entertainment, leisure and technology, officially opened to the public this month, and will entertain visitors throughout winter, until March 2023. The M2L Market is located in the heart of Dubai – in Gate Avenue – in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a leading vibrant and iconic urban destination that promotes culture and community. The venue is connected to DIFC’s business areas and has access to the neighbouring residential towers too.
The M2L Market will feature a four-pavilion concept – eSports with PlayStations and eSports kiosks available for all ages; Art Lab featuring artists, art workshops and exhibitions; Wrkbay with workshops where children and parents can make their own pizzas, speciality coffees and pastries; and Creative Hub, a cool Instagrammable space for selfies. The market will have lots of exciting and unique outdoor experiences for the whole family through live entertainment; F&B and retail kiosks; workshops; eSports activities; music festivals; dance battles; yoga classes and much more.
There is a special surprise by Turkish Airlines – visitors can win flight tickets by participating in various activities.
Take a look at the amazing activities in store at the M2L Market:
Every food lover’s delight!
M2L Market is every foodie’s paradise with food trucks offering a variety of international cuisines. Enjoy slow-cooked meat at SMK – Smoked Meat Kitchen, which offers American burgers and steaks; enjoy fresh and locally sourced rotisserie-style chicken from The Roost; and freshly prepared broths infused with flavourful, natural and wholesome ingredients from the Broth Lab. Then there is El & N Café, where you can enjoy delish food and drinks and nourish your soul in a stunning setting; try speciality smokehouse, Local Fire’s delicacies with meat seasoned and smoked in their signature method in a special smoking facility; or grab a burger or sandwich from Burger 28. For quick and delicious street food, get your hands on Al Farooj Shawarma; Churros; StrEat Fries; Dutch cookies from Royal Stroopwafel; specialty coffees from Boss Café and mouth-watering grilled, fresh burgers from Smoke. Since desserts are never enough – choose from a variety of sweets by Emirati-founded Hint Cafe; the first authentic Italian Gelato in Dubai by Cento % Gelato; or plant-based fruit pops by House of Pops.
Shop till you drop
Shop at the unique retail kiosks at the M2L Market that feature homegrown, regional as well as international brands. You can buy high-quality products, such as Wasted Youth’s premium and comfortable leisurewear; Aegean Boutique’s unique fashion collections for women – with beachwear to dresses for brunch as well as for night outs; Ahmed Al Maghribi Perfumes’ finest collection of handmade Arabic fragrances; and a collection of retail, artsy and local merchandise at M2L Market pop-up stores.
Wholesome activities for families
The M2L Market brings entertainment for all ages with workshops and activities, such as a pizza workshop by Wrkbay where parents and children can use fresh ingredients to prepare their favourite pizzas; HipHop Cardio classes for all to dance and groove to; Inspire Yoga sessions and intensive workouts by the popular BR Performance Studio’s bootcamp and art and craft workshops for children.
The market will also host its very own Farmer’s Market, which will operate every Sunday 6pm to 10pm from December until March 2023. At the market, one of the UAE’s largest farms will sell its range of fresh produce that is in season picked that very morning.
Enjoy live entertainment every week with specials on Saturdays and Sundays – open mics, acoustic, stand-ups and more. Attend an eSports Panel with Lucy Chow, who is focused on the innovation space, both in terms of supporting founders and as an investor. The M2L Market will bring live music and more entertainment for families. HipHop Cardio will be hosting a dance battle and is bringing in an international dancer as a guest judge. Art collections will also be showcased during the weekends.
Time: From 4pm until midnight on weekdays and 12pm to midnight on weekends
Date: November 2022 until 22 March 2023
Location: Zone B, Gate Avenue at DIFC
Price: Some activities carry a fee