Weekend In Review: Ramadan Night Market, Nad Al Sheba Tourney

Ramadan Night Market

This past weekend wrapped up the Ramadan Night Market and the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament. The final tallies for the Ramadan Night Market aren’t in yet, but organizers are certain that the market brought out in excess of 125,000 people. Also the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament brought plenty of action for sports fans.

Ramadan Night Market Wraps Up

Ramadan Night Market
Videocon’s booth at the Ramadan Night Market drew quite a crowd, as did other booths run by Dubai’s biggest brands.

Photo Credit: Ramadan Night Market

The Ramadan Night Market came to an end on Saturday after ten days of wall-to-wall shopping with great deals and plenty of gift ideas for Eid. On opening night, there was a long line of people waiting to get in. The National reports that in only the first 10 minutes, more than 700 people went through the doors and approximately 40,000 people went to the market in just the first four days. In past years, the number of attendees at the Ramadan Night Market surpassed 125,000, and it seems like this year that number probably went much higher still.

More than 300 different sellers set up booths at the Ramadan Night Market, offering discounts of up to 70% on some fabulous items. In addition to clothing, expensive perfumes and cosmetics, linen, high-end jewelry, and electronics, there were also some henna booths and fun activities for children. There were also more than 50 eateries offering a wide variety of foods to try at the Ramadan Night Market.

Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Ends

Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
Egyptian volleyball player Fathi Saleh moves in for a spike as his team took home the bronze medal after beating Fahood Zabeel.

Photo Credit: Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament

The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament wrapped up on Sunday as the final teams vied for the top spots in their respective sports. The tournament started on June 20 and included volleyball, running, paddle tennis, archery, wheelchair basketball, and a number of other sports. Several countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe were represented in the action. Here’s a look at some of the standings from the finals.

Al Jokar beat Fuhood Jumeirah to take home the top spot in futsal. Cyclist Soufiane Haddi of Morocco won first place in cycling, coming out ahead of Rafaa Chtioui from Tunisia (second place) and Mancebq Francisco of Spain (third place). A trifecta of Ethiopians won the 10k run, according to the unofficial results. Ashenafi Moges Weldegiorgis, Lema Birbirsa Tola and Hafte Berhe Kahsay took the top three places respectively.