Already tested in cities like London and Oslo, the concept of Boxpark was exported to Dubai in February 2015. The idea? Open ephemeral stores within industrial containers. A line of 220 boxes of different colours was placed along Jumeirah's Al Wasl Road, covering about 1,200 metres. This new kind of shopping centre is a big novelty in Dubai, where shopping in the open air is nearly impossible.
Alongside the 40 or so world-class stores such as Swatch, Toms, Marimekko, Adidas, Nike, and OnePiece, there are many restaurants, cafés, and terraces overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline. The place is especially nice at night. You can taste a wide variety of foods: burgers at Big Smoke, Italian dishes at Bianca Mozzarella, ice cream at Dridri, local dishes with modern flair at Log ma, or even a fondue (cheese or chocolate!) at Melting Pot.
And if you're the victim of jet-lag and need a bite at night, note that Filful Beirut will serve you a plate of falafel and other Lebanese mezze 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Al Wasl Road
P.O. Box 6237, Dubai
+971 (0)800 637227